I have been doing a comparison as of late with some top tier sandalwood shaving soaps and although I have one left to test I will offer my opinions. Stirling: Fantastic scent that is just right in "volume". It is totally lineal in that regard, but it utilizes Hawaiian sandalwood which is sweet. Typical Stirling tallow performance, i.e., outstanding. Highly recommended. Fine Santal Absolut: Take a puck of Tabac shave soap and extract the "grandma's parlor" scent and then instill the scent from vintage AOS Sandalwood, albeit dialed back just a notch or two in potency, and you have this gem. I have a puck of the aforementioned AOS vintage soap for a direct SxS comparison and don't waste your money chasing vintage, buy the Fine. Not only did they replicate the AOS, they did it better (read tasteful) IMO. YMMV. Cold River Soap Works Sandalwood: Stay tuned.