If anything, this is a rather toothless sandalwood fragrance. It opens with a candied berry accord (one that is similar to that in Paco Rabanne XS Pour homme) that is supported slightly by a cooling (almost minty), aromatic lavender accord (I don't get the raw/herbal kind in this). The over-sweetness pretty much wraps up everything and you get traces of the tonka and vanilla in the dry down. Wait, where's the sandalwood?
I've regretted a few Creed purchases, this is one of them.