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In ancient times, woody perfumes were used both to make ointments and as an aroma in traditional perfumery. Synonymous with luxury, each woody fragrance has its own unique characteristic; each tree reveals a different scent depending on its origin and the climate of its environment.
Woody fragrances are used as a base note to give structure to the fragrance. They consist of scents such as sandalwood, patchouli, cedar and vetiver which carry the heart notes and leave a trail. Wood then becomes the key aroma, giving the perfume its elegance and refinement.
Characterised by their strength and power, woody essential oils are mainly used as a base note to evoke their warm and opulent tones.
Sandalwood is a naturally growing wood that combines smooth, sweet and milky notes which give the perfume good longevity.
Find woody notes in these classic perfumes: Bois des Iles by Chanel, Patchouli by Reminiscence, Vétiver by Guerlain, Samsara by Guerlain, Kenzo pour homme by Kenzo.
Majestic tree, the cedar brings to the perfumes a characteristic smell of undergrowth.