Summary: Eh, Abercrombie wasn't doing quite so great back when they designed Woods. I recently obtained a bottle after reading all of the reviews, and seeing how fast it sells on Ebay. Honestly it wasn't impressive, the immediate scent I thought of when I sprayed this was soap. Cheap generic soap. THen it dries down to Amber, and a hint of wood. Then that's about it, just fades out into a generic light airy wood. Little bit of pine added in.
Summary: Drakkar Noir......heh, sorta. Abercrombie & Fitch Woods is less about woods and more about lavender. A clean, rugged lavender note gives it a bit of a "soapy" smell. A real "meat and potatoes man" fragrance, this has the most balls out of all the Abercrombie fragrances. The lavender note is soon joined by a detectable but not intrusive note of cumin; my least favorite fragrance note.
Summary: Where are the woods???????? A strong lavender opening that smells more like one of the thousands lavender based aftershaves in the market that eventually settles in a white musk drydown with an hint of vetiver. From the name I was expecting sandalwood, cedar and maybe fir or even pine, but I get this wimpy vetiver as the "woods" I was looking for.
Summary: New formulation - Eau de Cologne Longevity: ~5 hours - great for after work, after a shower. Projection: 6-10 inches. Sillage: Average to below average. Usable temps: 30-60 degrees F. Age range: 22+, an older gentleman could pull this off easily. What this scent lacks in power, it makes up for with quality of smell. I would call this a safe scent, very masculine, women love it when they're close enough to smell it. It easily could be mistaken for aftershave.
Summary: From a pre-2005 bottle (original formulation): A mildly boozy green opening note soon blends is with vetiver and a delightful pine impression; the latter giving this scent its name. Vetiver adds a citrus-like freshness that remains present in the background. A hint of light whilt musk is added in the base. Decent silage and projection, with over five hours of longevity; the last couple of hours close to my skin.
Summary: Pretty decent, not for young males I've been looking forward to trying Woods for a long time, especially after Abercrombie decided to discontinue it for a second time. I received it in the mail today, and eagerly tried it on. Woods isn't bad- it starts off with lavender and salty sea air notes, moves on to floral/tobacco with a pinch of pepper, the tobacco and pepper become more dominant as the floral notes fade, and finishes with pepper.
Summary: One of the finest colognes, period. I first owned Woods when I was in college. What a superb smell. Couldn't get enough. Then AandF discontinued it, and only within the past 2 years has this wonderous scent re-emmerged on the mass market. I am soooooooo stoked about that!!!!! The original and the new batch are basically the same. Can't tell a difference. This, in my opinion, is the quintessential cologne for a man. It is truly perfect.
Summary: Abercrombie Woods... The "Original" is a classic... What is the old saying, "if it isn't broke, don't fix it"...!!! I see that Abercrombie has relaunched the Woods fragrance. I have the original fragrance and I am almost embarrassed to say, I have had this bottle nearly 15 years. Don't laugh - with a sizable collection, I don't use it as much, but I can't part with it. The reason is simple - it is still unique among fragrances and still get's compliments...