Unlisted Brand • Wood by Dsquared • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I had a sample of the She Wood Golden Light perfume, and even if I generally like woody scents, earthy tones etc, me and this particular scent just couldn´t become friends. I really tried for several days to like it, but I constantly smell some sour note in it, even in the drydown, which disturbs me so much that I didn´t even finish the sample, but threw it away.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I sampled this today at Sephora and instantly recognized the scent. It smells exactly like Royal Violets by Agustin Reyes (we just call it Cuban baby cologne). However, Agustin Reyes hasn't been smelling quite as good as it used to (they must have changed the formula) and it's more like a splash than anything. Wood smells very clean and sweet. Once it settled, it smelled even better.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
When I first spied this fragrance I’d felt that indescribably delicious feeling you get when you unexpectedly chance upon a fabulous find in the most ordinary of places. I’m deep into my hunt for a new daytime perfume and was checking out new fall 2008 fragrances at a local department store. I felt excited because I’d heard nothing about this fragrance and hoped that I was about to discover an unknown gem. DSquared2 clothing is not quite my personal style, but I appreciate their quirkiness and frequent references to Canada (only DSquared2 could make lumber jackets cool!). The perfume name and bottle design have definitely got that DSquared2 quirkiness. But I was a Feminité du Bois fan, so if you call your fragrance such a sillily simple name like She Wood, you’ve got my attention. The bottle unexpectedly blends modern and natural elements by combining that sleek Prada rectangular glass look with a bit of wood on the top of the bottle. But what really matters is the juice and there’s not much to say IMO. Wood smells pleasant. Whereas Feminité used to transport me to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, She Wood makes me feel, and smell, like I’m dating a carpenter and I borrowed his sweater. The scent smells light, clean, woodsy and lacking in complexity. On me, this fragrance was unchanging once I applied it --- no different top, heart or base notes. I read at Elle.com that the Caten twins said, “We made our women’s fragrance pretending to make a men’s fragrance.” Yet there aren’t the darkly delicious wood or spice notes I wanted. I guess there was no hype for this fragrance because there’s not much to hype.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
The correct name for this new frag is "She Wood" (versus "He wood" its twin man fragrance).
It opens up with some fresh notes (bergamot, mandarine?) that give immediately way to some flowers - I smell a timid rose (although rose in not mentioned in the notes) and a soft, powdery violet.
The base is of course woody but feminine, with vanilla and some other spices...
Lovely for winter, sophisticated & very well blended (but not "unique", in the way a perfumista would call unique a frag!).
Will be a success, I guess, as it it kinda different from the other new frags out htis fall, it is a quality scent, a very powdery/skin scent.
Splendid Packaging: bottle framed with true canadian oak, box in recycled cardboard.
It is worth sampling!!!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
One of the first original fragrance entries for fall to stand out in a crowd of boring me-too clones. Wood starts out piquant and spicy but not like the usual baking or carnation spice, but more like fragrant, peppery greenwood shavings. This mellows to a feather light, 'fuzzy' wood, like a whiff from a favorite sweater drawer that's always had floral-violet sachets tucked away inside.The wood notes never overstated, masculine or even easily identified as any particular 'precious wood', but a subtle blend and thus deliciously mysterious. The dryout nestles down to a intimate woody spice skin-scent that lingers for about two hours (on my scent-devouring skin) before gradually fading away.
The only caveat I can see, however, that the spicy aspect of this blend COULD come up as 'bug spray' on certain skin chems, so I'd be sure to sample this fragrance one or more times before investing.
The packaging design is simply elegant, IMO. Even the juice is tinted pale woody pink to harmonize with the ensemble, including the small slab of mahoghany topping the bottle, coppery metallic cap and bottle script.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Wood by Dsquared is based on a concept of Light - Sap - Wood. The notes interpret Light as lemon, jasmine, and neroli, Sap as violet blossom and leaves, heliotrope, and musk, Wood as vetiver, cedarwood, and amber. The overall impression is a very soft and gentle violet-wood. I tried this one a couple years later and wondered
if it had turned.