When I first wore April Aromatics Precious Woods it reminded me of walking through a damp forest after a rainy season. This was before I read the inspiration of the fragrance. I was reminded of the rainforests of the PNW. It ends up that the perfume is inspired by damp, lush forests; however, these were the forests of India. I don’t know what those smell like but it’s easy to believe that it does smell like Precious Woods.
Precious Woods is a woodsy fragrance. It’s not accented by fruits or florals. It’s woods. It opens with a blast of astringent cedar wood. With time I get the buttery sandalwood and the smoky “forest floor” of the buddhawood. Precious Woods is a damp woods fragrance. It really does smell like being in a forest after a rain. The dry-down is a soothing sage and evergreen woods.
The overall feel of this fragrance is soothing, grounding and meditative. It has the feel of isolation, like being in a vast forest.
Notes listed include sandalwood, Virginian cedar, Himalayan cedar, vetiver, patchouli, buddhawood, and sage. Launch date 2012.
Give Precious Woods a try if you love woodsy fragrances. Or if you like perfumes like Diptyque Tam Dao, Phaedon Grisens, CdG Wonderwood, and/or 10 Corso Como. Precious Woods is woodsy. I see it as unisex but it does lean more towards the masculine end of the spectrum.
Projection and longevity is average.
A 1 oz spray of €169 Precious Woods retails for at April Aromatics. The line does not have a U.S. retailer at this time but I have a hunch that will be changing very soon.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A quintessential woods fragrance. Lovers of straight forward woods scents will want to try this.
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