What does wood smell like?

  • Oud smells spicy, smoky, and musky with a faint sweetness

  • Sandalwood smells warm, deep, rich, and resinous

  • Cedarwood smells dry, smooth, sleek, with a hint of pencil shavings

What type of smell is wood?

What are some key types of wood and where do they come from?

  • Oud, also known as Agarwood, is a fragrant, dark, resinous wood. Its extreme rarity makes it one of the most expensive raw scent ingredients in the world.

  • Sandalwood comes from the evergreen santalum album tree. It takes at least 30 years to mature before the oil can be harvested for perfume.

  • Cedarwood is created from a wild tree, creating a dry, woody scent

Tips & Tricks

What does wood pair well with?

  • For a soft and sweet scent: Pair with vanilla notes

  • For a fresh and energetic scent: Pair with citrus notes

How to make your fragrance last:

  • Fragrance lasts longer on hydrated skin—try spritzing post-shower or after applying moisturizer

  • Spray pulse points to make your scent last longer: wrists, neck, behind ears, ankles, and calves

  • Keep a mini fragrance in your bag for an afternoon pick-me-up

  • Keep your scents in top condition by storing bottles in a cool, dry place

Find your perfect concentration:

The concentration of a perfume is the percentage of pure fragrance oil to ethanol and stabilizing ingredients, which determines how long it will last.

  • Pure perfume: At 20+ percent perfume oil, this is the most potent concentration

  • Eau de parfum (EDP): At 15 to 20 percent perfume oil, this popular choice allows you to switch up your scent from day to night

  • Eau de toilette (EDT): At 10 to 15 percent perfume oil, this concentration can be applied throughout the day