WOODY

Resinous and aromatic wood, dried leaves or roots coming from all over the world. Intense and deep.

Woody notes encompass an entire olfactory family of deep, warm scents. They are resinous and decadently aromatic, and often derive from dried leaves or roots. Popular woody notes include the creamy, sensual scent of sandalwood, the invigorating fragrance of pine or the smoky aroma of vetiver. Woody notes are popular all year round, but are particularly suited to the colder months for their earthy, rich facets.

History

Our appreciation for woody notes is at least as old as perfumery itself. Since Antiquity, their warm, enveloping facets have piqued our interest, so much so that we’ve linked these scents to the gods—often burning wood shavings during religious ceremonies in honor and veneration. Oud has been a particular favorite for centuries, weavings its way into biblical narratives and spiritual practices. Cedarwood is another ancient favorite: used by Egyptians to embalm pharaohs and dignitaries, by the King of Assyria to build his palace in Nineveh, and used in Tibet for its medicinal properties.
The woody notes include, among others, cedarwood, agarwood (oud), fir, sandalwood, vetiver, or guaiac wood. In some cases, the same wood, depending on its origin, can smell different, such as cedar from Virginia and cedar from the Atlas or vetiver from Haiti and vetiver from Java. There are synthetic molecules that reproduce the smell of wood from which we cannot extract the essence, such as Hinoki wood; or that create a new facet that does not exist in nature, such as Cashmeran.

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