Words: Emily Venables
Do you feel inspired by the great outdoors? Or do you love the aromas that are found when you leave your house? If so, you are not alone! Wooden fragrances, which are inspired by nature, are growing in popularity; not with just men, as commonly assumed, but with women too! If you’re looking for a classic woody scent, with a touch of luxury (that’s also a little different from the norm…) then you’re in the right place. Here’s our choice of some of the best wooden scents around…
1 Million for him by Paco Rabanne
1 Million by Paco Rabanne, with its oriental inspired, spicy undertones, is an instant head-turner. The complex blend of cardamom, black pepper and saffron is a match made in heaven with cinnamon, white leather, patchouli and sandalwood to give it its musky, woody appeal.
Si Fiori by Armani
The latest arrival from Armani may be a little more subtle compared to other woody inspired scents but don’t be fooled by its meaning (Fiori means flower in Italian) this fragrance still delivers impact. Authentic and natural, it consists of vibrant blackcurrant, a chypre (think woody and mossy) and neroli accord in its heart and a white musk base to add to its appeal.
Guilty for him by Gucci
A scent perfectly suited for a man who wants a luxury scent to take him from day to night. Guilty by Gucci offers a distinctive blend of lavender, cedarwood and patchouli which makes it a very wearable and memorable fragrance with naturally inspired character.
Sexy Ruby by Michael Kors
Envelop yourself in the warm, sensual notes of the brilliant jewel like fragrance – Sexy Ruby. The modern chypre scent (again, think woody and mossy notes) brings together juicy raspberry, charming rose petals and cashmere woods to create a sparkling fragrance that intrigues.
Feeling inspired by the great outdoors?
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