Monday, January 5, 2015

What are Woody Fragrances?

Fragrances can be classified by certain olfactive families, or themes, or accords.


fragrances derive their scents from aromatic woods such as sandalwood, patchouli, aloes, cedar, agarwood (oud), rosewood, cypress, tobacco, tonka, pine and scents like oak moss which are reminiscent of the odor of the forest floor. Usually accompanied by other notes such as citrus, herbs, spices, incense, and balsamic notes like vanilla or benzoin. Animalic notes such as ambergris, leather, musk, castoreum and civet often give depth to woody fragrances and enhance their longevity.

The subdivisions of classifications in this family are:

  • Woody Amber
  • Woody Aquatic
  • Woody Aromatic
  • Woody Chypre
  • Woody Floral 
  • Woody Floral Musk
  • Woody Hesperidic Coniferous
  • Woody Oriental
  • Woody Spicy
  • Woody Spicy Leather

          • Perfumes which are classified as Woody are:
            • L’Eau d’Issey by Issey Miyake
            • Feminite du Bois by Shiseido
            • Organza by Givenchy
            • Replique by Raphael
            • Patchouli Absolu by Tom Ford
            • Green Jeans by Versace
            • Sensuous by Estee Lauder
            • Amarige by Givenchy
            • Nero Assoluto by Roberto Cavalli
            • Miss Balmain by Pierre Balmain
            • Panthere by Cartier
            • M7 Fresh by Yves Saint Laurent
            • Rogart by Molton Brown
            • Play For Her Intense by Givenchy
            • Aromatics Elixir by Clinique
            • Essence Wenge by Donna Karan
            • Nocturnes by Caron
            • Sahara Noir by Tom Ford
            • Gucci by Gucci
            • Feuilles de Tabac by Miller Harris
            • Chene by Serge Lutens
            • Parfum d’Habit by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
            • Hermessence Santal Massoïa by Hermes
            • Vetiver by Guerlain
            • Elle Intense by Yves Saint Laurent
            • Monsieur Carven
            • Body by Burberry
            • Womanity by Thierry Mugler
            • Cadjmere by Parfumerie Generale
            • Krizia Uomo
            • Antaeus by Chanel
            • Dzing! by L'Artisan
            • L`Anarchiste by Caron
            • Sandal Sliver by Montale

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