The item received is as good as described. I believe it is the real sandalwood since the scent isn't overwhelming as one can experience with some other wood soaked in a sandalwood smell oil. Mala is pretty sturdy and made well, the knot on the end is tied very tight indeed, as supposed to according the tradition. The number of knots is also correct. The size of the beads are perfect for me and Stupa is made nice as well, which is not that common. Stupa is one of the things I always check on Malas. Mala comes carefully wrapped in paper with info cards. It was silly of me not to order the bag along with the mala, you don't get one as a bonus so make sure you order a bag along with Mala. All in all, highly recommended. Will definitely purchase from Dharmashop again.
Exactly as described and just lovely.
These mala beads are gorgeous. They were expertly packaged and shipped quickly. The sandalwood smells beautiful and are everything I wanted them to be. Thank you so much, you truly made my day.
Exudes a pleasant calming sweet smelling aroma that sandalwood is known for.I won’t sugar coat it but yesss...sometimes I loose focus while in meditation.When worn the sweet but not overpowering aroma lingers enveloping you enhancing your meditation experience keeping you even more engaged.I treasure this mala so much since I acquiring it.It has become an integral part of my meditation experience.I strongly recommend this mala to maintain your presence in meditation.
Beautiful, feel filled with grace