Hwyl 2017

Hwyl by Aēsop
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Hwyl is a popular perfume by Aēsop for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is woody-smoky. It is being marketed by Natura Cosméticos.
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Fragrance Notes

Smoky notesSmoky notes SpicesSpices ThymeThyme CypressCypress VetiverVetiver FrankincenseFrankincense MossMoss

Ratings

Scent

8.1110 Ratings

Longevity

7.492 Ratings

Sillage

7.093 Ratings

Bottle

7.685 Ratings

Value for money

6.826 Ratings
Submitted by ExUser, last update on 20.05.2022.
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
8
Pricing
Julph

4 Reviews
Julph
Julph
   3  
Summery Frankincense
We usually find frankincense in cold weather perfume. For the frankincense lover, it is not easy to find this ingredient in the hot summery scent.

Aesop Hwyl give you the perfect combination of wood, frankincense and vetiver. It is light enough to use in summer or spring. (It also performed decently in the fall and winter too.)

This scent reminds me about calmness and relaxedness I had got from Thai massage spa, so I can use this juice easily in the hot and humid weather.

It is very suitable for the weekend or vacation. It gives me the sense of “FREE TIME”. I like to use this scent on my holidays to sooth myself. The best situation to use this juice is the holiday on the beach with a good book on my right hand and a glass of chilled beer on my left hand. It can make my perfect holiday to be more perfect.

It may not be a crowd pleaser. It is a scent you use mainly to please yourself

It is not so loud, fortunately It can live on your skin at least for 6-8 hours.
It long enough to sooth me all day long on the hot summery beach holiday.

Nice to try
Never regret to buy
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8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
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Helpful Review    11  
japanese Hinoki Forest
A masterpiece.
The scent smells like a luxurious spa. Clean, earthy, meditative, green, fresh, tart, spicy & woody. If you know the other Aesop products, you will quickly recognize the Aesop DNA here. Hwyl gives me the idea of being in a Japanese spa, high in the mountains. It's 5am, you can see the delicate mist drifting over the Hiba trees. There's a scent of cypress in the air.

At the first spray, I clearly perceive the cypress, which then evolves into woods, vetiver and incense. The scent remains linear and is perceptible up to 6std.

Hwyl is very personal and pure.
You have to have tried it yourself.
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8
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
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Top Review    29  
The vegan, non-violent and cosmopolitan perfume
What a surprise! An inconspicuous bottle, a presumably Welsh name for a perfume (as an old temp whale I know, of course) and a label bearing the name of a Greek mythical poet. In addition, Hwyl is an ode to the Japanese Hiba trees of life and the Hinoki trees, both of which are cypress trees. This is all very bizarre but also benevolently avant-garde at first sight. Surprising for me, because the perfume is really successful! Which, if I may say so after some comments, I didn't necessarily expect. At first I didn't want to test the fragrance any more, but then chance led me in this direction Before I now explain the pleasant surprise regarding Hwyl, a small fun fact: the two above mentioned tree species belong to the so-called five sacred trees of the Kiso. Reminds me personally of Amber Kiso from D.S. & Durga, which unfortunately is far worse implemented despite similar excellent sounding ingredients.
Now cypress is sometimes a thing of the past in perfume, it can sometimes make the fragrance seem very peculiar and will not always be a delight to olfactory palates. Here it doesn't stand out so brightly at all, but rather complements the heavy scents and the result is comparable to bark mulch. Correct, bark mulch - of course complemented by various exciting facets and esprit. So the cypress with its spicy and lemony impact is omnipresent. How do we get into the deep forest now, let the trunks and the soil smell dark like after rain?
Sure, incense is there, provides the spicy and smoky flair and creates the feeling of fresh wood, as if you were just with a chain saw through the forest to absorb the smell. So now it smells of wood, resin, sawdust and all in all quite intense. But Hwyl is not smoky at this place. Presumably the given smoky notes are supposed to provide whatever that is. Maybe I'm too dulled and would have to sniff my way through flowery scents again but I don't smell anything smoky here. For once, there is no fire in the forest. Nice, a change. For me the wood and the soil of the forest is just getting more intense.
Vetiver plays a subordinate role here, but will certainly intensify the olfactory impressions, and the moss is to be described as exciting or rather as outstanding. Despite all these extroverted ingredients Hwyl is not extroverted. Pleasant, there are enough smoky wood scents where the people next to you have already half chosen the fire brigade or want to throw a bucket of water over you. Not here. Discreet and shy Event Hwyl makes its way, but also appears slightly cool. Really excellently designed.
Finally, I would like to continue with my entree. I am surprised by the class of the fragrance, I had not expected that. The bottle and the first impression of the fragrance are too inconspicuous and unspectacular. Hwyl doesn't take up any space, its essence is rather gentle and introverted. You only gradually become aware of this outstanding performance. Certainly, many things may have been intentionally put on display, such as the perfume video. In two minutes, a brook splashes in front of him, treetops dancing in the wind, everything very harmonious. With all due respect, I'm not interested in that, because it doesn't make the fragrance bad, Aesop doesn't lose any of his sympathy for me either. So I came to the following conclusion: my bottle is already on its way to me.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 1 year ago
8
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Hwyl is aromatic, herbal, green, peppery, earthy, woody. You mainly got cypress, vetiver and smoke, a hint of thyme. You are in a forest.
JulphJulph 2 years ago
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
The fresher and more refined version of Acqua di Giò Profumo.

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