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Knock on wood: New woody fragrances to try this season

Knock on wood: New woody fragrances to try this season

Embark on new scents featuring patchouli, vetiver, and cedar

If you’re fond of classic and sophisticated scents, you probably lean toward fragrances with earthy, woody notes. Let us indulge you with these new fragrance launches that feature opulent woody characters.

Woody notes frequently include cedar, patchouli, vetiver, pine, and sandalwood which are smoky, warm, and usually dry. This is why wood notes are commonly partnered with citrus notes like mandarin, grapefruit, bergamot, and some berries to give them lightness and airy facets for the beautiful blend of earthier aura.

As we dive deeper into “ber” months, get to know these four woody fragrances that have been launched this year and are ready to envelop you with a richer and warmer ambiance.  

Bois Dormant by Celine

According to the designer brand, this particular eau de parfum takes inspiration from one of Hedi Slimane’s creations as a designer. “Bois Dormant is composed to evoke luxury and comfort and understated classic architecture of the English double-breasted flannel blazer that Hedi Slimane has constantly designed throughout his career. The day twin of black tie, this delicate woody fragrance is underlined by the bleached accents of powdery cologne,” briefs the brand’s website.

This scent is highlighted by the woody notes of cedar and vetiver. For its top notes, juniper berries and bergamot give the scent the right amount of sweetness and tang. As for the Orris root, the powdery aroma of this skin-like scent fits right in the heart of the parfum.

Ferragamo Bright Leather by Salvatore Ferragamo

The nose behind this fragrance is Antoine Misondieu who was responsible for Montblanc’s iconic fragrance, Explorer and another Ferragamo favorite, Spicy Leather. 

Building the pyramid of this fragrance from the base are cedar, musk, and patchouli; for middle notes, wearer can find white leather, basil, and rosemary; while on top are bergamot, mandarin orange, and grapefruit captured in a signature glass bottle with the house’s Gancini motif.

Invictus Platinum by Paco Rabanne

This hyper-masculine fragrance is described to be “a phenomenal shock between sharp freshness and animal sensuality.” The brand describes it as a mythical scent for a man who is a legend.

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Invictus Platinum is a cocktail of notes that include absinthe, mint, and patchouli. Playing support to these notes are lavender, grapefruit, and cypress making the scent earthy, complex, and purely elegant. 

The Icon Eau de Parfum by Antonio Banderas 

This Icon iteration takes cue from the previous version released in 2020. The original version opens with grapefruit and black pepper too, but this eau de parfum version gets more playful for the middle and base notes. The heart of this perfume features suede and cypress, while the base sports earthy and wood notes of benzoin, patchouli, labdanum and vetiver giving this parfum that warm, creamy, and fresh spicy accords. 

Featured image source: Ferragamo website

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