LOCK ON WOOD. Cedar and sandalwood have always been the top two ingredients forming the base notes of woody-scented fragrances
They smell forest fresh, but thankfully fall shy from being florally feminine.
S.T. Dupont tops those with dashes of pepper and lavender in the Paris Saint-Germain Eau des Princes Intense edition to induce a somewhat aquatic tone on the front.
Mankind Ultimate by Kenneth Cole oozes a softer woody sensation, where whiffs of sandalwood and cashmere are masked under fresh fruity zests.
A winner for the woody and musky combo is Montblanc Legend Spirit, the quintessential crisp fragrance for dandy dressers.
But thanks to perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, Mr. Burberry from the eponymous British label hits its own home run for having arguably the savviest woody flanker of the season.