April Aromatics Precious Woods EDP Natural Perfume Review

April Aromatics Precious Woods

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.

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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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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by April Aromatics. I am not financially compensated for this review. My opinions are my own. Product pic from April Aromatics. Washington rainforest pic is mine.

6 thoughts on “April Aromatics Precious Woods EDP Natural Perfume Review

  1. I’m so glad you reviewed this one, Victoria. I’ve fallen for her fragrances in a big way (there are a couple don’t that don’t work for me, but I’m very impressed with the majority of them, and head-over-heels in love with more than a few). They have a very saturated quality to them that really appeals to me–including this one, which you described so well.

    1. I haven’t made my way through them all but I’ve been a fan of Bohemian Spice since it came out. I’m rather enjoying her citrus-florals. I’m surprised by their tenacity. Maybe I’m digging the citrus-florals right now because the weather is crummy and I need something uplifting. I look forward to trying the rest but I’ve been hung up on a few.

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