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Our favourite woody perfumes | Discover | Scents Blog

Our favourite woody perfumes

Woman gazing at a woody forest
Discover
31.07.2018
Words: Elena Andreou

 

Warm, earthy, with a touch of freshly-sprung moss. Yes, we’re talking about woody fragrances of course. Admittedly, many of us are not likely to walk past an oak tree and think ‘what I’d give to smell like that’ but, trust us – the fragrance family is more sophisticated than that. No we’ve not gone barking mad. We are fir real. (OK, we’ll stop with the wood puns now…)

1. Elle, Yves Saint Laurent

When this fragrance bounded onto the scene back in 2007, it was somewhat of a revelation. Up until that point, Yves Saint Laurent was better known for their softer feminine formulas (think Paris) but then this take on the modern woman put woody fragrances on the map for a younger, edgier audience. Still a firm favourite to this day, this distinct scent fuses notes of citron wood, peony and patchouli.

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2. Versace Woman, Versace

From the curvaceous bottle to its name, this scent from Versace is an ode to all women. It opens with bold notes of bergamot, jasmine, wild rose and frangipani leaves. But, it steps into the woody arena once it settles on the skin thanks to the arrival of Inoki wood, amber, musk and cedar.

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3. Boss Orange Woman, Hugo Boss

Don’t let the fruity name fool you into thinking this Hugo Boss is a citrus explosion. Yes, the orange lends it to the fresher end of the woody fragrance family but the notes of sandalwood, olive wood and creamy vanilla gives it a warmer touch.

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4. Jimmy Choo, Jimmy Choo

As ahead-of-the-game in the fragrance world as it is in the fashion world, Jimmy Choo is a brand that doesn’t do things by half measures. Which is why the eponymous debut scent caused a stir with its notes of pear nectar, sweet Italian orange and toffee. Bordering into woody/oriental territory, it’s the perfect perfume for date night.

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5. Narciso Rodriguez For Her, Narciso Rodriguez

On its way to becoming a cult classic (and that’s MAJOR in our neck of the woods), this Narcisco Rodriguez fragrance is for those who think woody fragrances are too masculine. Featuring a burst of peach sitting on top of a musky heart and patchouli base, it’ll turn heads for all the right reasons.

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Looking for woody fragrances for men? Check out our favourites:

MUGLER Alien Man Eau de Toilette Refillable for him Price null Quick buy >
Armani He Eau de Toilette for him Price null Quick buy >
DIOR Fahrenheit Eau de Toilette for him Price null Quick buy >