Woody fragrances (also known as the Chypre family) are sophisticated, warm, dry and built round a woody, mossy accord. The name 'Chypre' is French for Cyprus - birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love. The fragrances often have bright top notes with a muskier heart. It's this contrast that adds a beautiful depth

Five common notes...

1. Sandalwood

About 90% of the world's production of sandalwood oil is from India. The fragrance is said to have relaxing properties, reducing stress and promoting a restful sleep. Sandalwood oil is obtained using steam distillation of powdered wood soaked in water for about 48 hours. It has a rich, exotic, balsamic and sweet scent.

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2. Cedar

Cedar is an evergreen tree native to the Himalayan mountains. The oil obtained from cedarwood is one of the oldest and most commonly used perfume notes. It has a distinctive woody, spicy-resinous scent that has been used as a base note of many famous perfumes.

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3. Patchouli

Sweet, dark, with an earthy, woody edge, patchouli is very popular, especially in contemporary woody-floral musks. The herb has been used for centuries in perfumery, due to its wonderfully strong, earthy and herbaceous scent. One of the most wonderful features of patchouli oil is that it becomes even better with age.

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4. Vetiver

Vetiver grass is native to India and very popular in niche perfumery and masculine fragrances. Its scent is musty, dry and woody with bitter chocolate and smoke facets. It?s aromatic and fragrant with a subtle refreshing citrusiness and leathery-ambery darkness in the dry down. The scent of vetiver oil improves as it ages.

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5. Oakmoss

Oakmoss is a fungus found in mountainous forests around the Northern Hemisphere. It is one of the most commonly used raw materials, especially in woody perfumes. It not only improves the longevity of the fragrance, but also lends a delicate forest-like, rich and earthy aroma with a natural, damp and creamy soft trail.

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Woody scents for women

Woody scents for men

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