Comme des Garcons • Wonderwood • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Well, I do love wood scents, but this one was horrible for me. Horrible with italics. It's sharp, alcoholic wood that climbs up the nose, hurts, offends, annoys. Now keep in mind that Serge Lutens Bois de Vanille does this to me too. While not being a bad scent of itself, something about it reacts badly with my chemistry/nose/personality, who knows, and it is poison. I can't bear Bois de Vanille or any scent remotely like it and this one falls squarely into that category. Good news for BoisVanille fans. Bad news for me. Argh argh argh. Won't scrub either. Whimper.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Wonderwood is much more user-friendly and wearable than the aesthetic of its advertisement video would have you believe. The abstract stop-motion video with creepy puppets is about someone who "loved woods more than any words could say", and it is rather unsettling. But don't worry, Wonderwood is actually delightful and easy-going. If you love wood scents, Wonderwood is all your favorite notes in their purest form. Wonderwood is not very nuanced, just a smorgasbord of the most delicious woody smells.
It opens with a firm statement of pepper, cedar, and sandalwood. Like freshly cut wood, Wonderwood smells sharp and pine-fresh at first, but as time goes on it becomes softer and softer, with a hint of dusty sweetness. A little nip of vetiver keeps it interesting. It has excellent lasting power, and the gentle incense and sandalwood keep the perfume from being too masculine. In the end, it is just a soft waft of incense.
Wonderwood is very unique - it never 'sells out' to a clean, generic musk drydown, nor does it let florals disturb its linear structure. Only pepper and incense enhance the many wood facets. Wood lovers, satisfy your cravings here!
Notes according to Luckyscent: Madagascan pepper, Somalian incense, nutmeg, Cashmeran, guaiac wood, cedarwood, caraway seeds, Javanol, sandalwood, vetiver, oud
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i love love love this scent. bought this a few days ago and the SA told me that this is a unisex fragrance, but i personally find it rather manly. despite that fact, i adore the way it smells. it is very woody, earthy and musky. im not good at describing scents but all i can say is, it smells absolutely positively delicious. If i had to compare it to something, id say that it is very similar to Kenzo's L'eau Par Kenzo for men.
got the 50ml for 49pounds at harrods, but i got a 10ml sample of wonderwood to go along with it - it is a very very cute miniature of the full size.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
CdG says "Wood gone mad", “Someone who loved wood more than words can say…”. “structure is very fluid with most of the WOOD IDEAS concentrated in the heart, rather than the base"; "the notes include Madagascan pepper, bergamot, incense, nutmeg, cristalon (a floral fruity note with rosy, plum and apple nuances), cashmeran, gaiacwood, cedar, caraway, javanol (sandalwood), sandalwood, vetiver and oud."
The pepper swirled just for a moment and then it is the topnotes. On me they are vetiver, incense and pine. This trio is extremely strong, so strong that the usually powerful notes like cedar, bergomot and nutmeg have all been pushed to become mere ornaments of the trio - e.g. the nutmeg is like a little post-it note leading you to the pine. Towards the end the oud sings out loudly and it is very persistent, so much so that as I pick up my dirty clothing from a few days ago for wash the oud still wafts out and caught me rather unexpected. I thought for a moment - where does this middle eastern style smell comes from? - and then I remember, yes it is Wonderwood.
It comes across as rather masculine. Reminds me of the big vetivers in the world (Encre Noire, Vetiver Extraordinaire) and the pine reminds me of SL's Fille en Aiguilles and Chene. I love wood and I love putting it on. Which is why I'd decided that I would buy it after only I'd smelt the nozzle at a CdG store - so when I see it on sale online it's a no brainer straight into basket and checkout! At the same time though, it doesn't fill a hole in me that I have always felt and it doesn't show me (then plug) a new hole that I have never knew.
I think this will be a winter stable for me despite my mildly negative statements above. The packaging is great - I love the wood pattern printing on the box and the gunmetal coloured coating on the bottle is beautiful, but it scratches off easily. I have been carrying my bottle around in my work bag - I should have carried it in the small bag that came with it but I didn't - and it already has a few small scratches after a few days.