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Wood in perfumery

The different varieties of wood

There are endless varieties of wood. Among the best known, we note mahogany, birch, cedar, cherry, oak, walnut, poplar, ebony, maple, pine Some varieties are very popular in perfumery, among which we note rosewood, sandalwood, cedar, birch. Sandalwood is one of the most popular woods for the nose. Sandalwood has always played an important role as much in religious rites as in personal prayers. In perfumery, sandalwood offers woody, soft, creamy and milky tones. Rosewood is also very popular and comes directly from the Amazon rainforest. It gives the compositions woody, floral and slightly spicy tones. Finally, cedar wood is an ingredient found in many of our perfumes,and offers a very woody appearance. Most often, Atlas or Virginia cedar is used. The oud wood is another of the woods very popular with our noses. The oud wood (or Agar wood) is considered to be the quintessence of an olfactory journey in the Orient. It gives off woody, amber, mysterious, earthy and also sensual tones.

The greatest fragrances that contain wood

Cedar, atlas, oud or rose wood is part of very great perfumes and they are associated with the 7 olfactory families. We find the different woods inside many cypress perfumes like 24 Faubourg by Hermès, or oriental like Allure by Chanel, Absolu Intense Simply Red by Rochas, A * Men Pure Coffee by Thierry Mugler. , or even Ange ou Démon by Givenchy. The woods are also found in floral fragrances such as Absolutely Irresistible by Givenchy, Amarige by Givenchy, or 1881 pour Femme by Cerruti. We will also find woods at the heart of aquatic fragrances, as in Acqua Di Gio pour Homme by Armani.

Wood is a noble material. It is an integral part of our industries, but also of our perfumes! Sandalwood, cedar, or Agarwood, our bottles are full of olfactory treasures!


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