Summary: The package was not shrink seal wrapped & lrge soft blk bag was stuffed inside to prevent movement but this did not help. This could have been a tester on a store counter for all I know. Still love the fragrance though.
Summary: Since I am discovering the woody, smooky scents I am a surveyer of them. Meanwhile I testet many of them. So, not astonishing, I discovered Wonderwood and was immediately intrigued by it. Out of all it contents Oudh, which is for me anyhow attracting. Though I had some less unpleasant dates with Oudh-scents: Sweaty, stinky smells combined with smoky components which were giving me impressions of burning rubber for instance and worse...
Summary: Now Wonderwood is a favourite of mine. One of my friends (who happens to be a reviewer on parfumo as well) and I like to fight over this fragrance. He's to lazy to buy his own bottle, yet he can splash money on Tom Ford's (crap) private blend collection hahaha. Aside from all that silliness, I have to express my deepest and dearest admiration for Wonderwood.
Summary: I finally got a sample of "A New Perfume", and I must say that it is Comme des Garçons in truest form. The fragrance has a strange beauty - in a way that only CdG can provide. The odd appeal of the fragrance is a perfect match for the flacon - and a clearly correct interpretation of Rei Kawakubo's visionary approach to fashion, specifically her "lumpy" stuff.
Summary: If you're thinking ruggedly masculine fragrances, think Comme Des Garcons Wonderwood. There really is nothing quite like it. It's the kind of rich, concentrated woodsiness that I so desire in my fragrances. The opening is a rather interesting blend of dank woods on a somewhat damp and earthy greeness. It smells like a freshly timbered tree in the middle of a rainforest. It's musty-ness is a guilty pleasure.
Summary: The first spray is CEDAR. I love that smell, but I don't want to smell like a hamster cage to others. Fortunately, it settles down into a lovely scent. I can place pine and is that PLYWOOD (?) in the first couple of hours. As the day goes on it mellows into a musk with vetiver and hits of bark and green wood. I plan to alternate it with Jil Sander MAN, another strong scent I have fallen in love with.
Summary: I love Wonderwood. At first, I immediately noticed a strong resemblance to the excellent Encre Noir with its smokey vetiver and cedarwood accord. I thought "Very nice, but superfluous." Then Wonderwood's drydown came along and that is where it sets itself apart from Encre Noir and others... It is just sublime, smelling of an almost lemon-like frankincense note mixed with sandalwood and a hint of pepper and synthetic oud.
Excerpt: Years ago I dated a man that wore this scent. I looked for it on-line for quite a few years. I am very pleased that Fragrance X has this product on-line. <br /><br />This is a mans scent but I highly recommend it to any woman-especially if you are artistic. Why artistic? I find it sums up an artistic personality or at least my personality-strong, playful, and in your face. I use this scent daily. I love how powerful it is!