Dark Woods

Dark Woods by Barnaby Black
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Dark Woods is a perfume by Barnaby Black for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is spicy-green. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Tangerine, Cypress, Ginger, Moss

Ratings

Scent

7.5 | 6 Ratings

Longevity

6.6 | 5 Ratings

Sillage

5.4 | 5 Ratings

Bottle

6.4 | 5 Ratings
Submitted by AmyAmy, last update on 24.03.2019.
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7
Longevity
5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Meggi
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Meggi
Top Review    22  
Enjoy your meal!
Mr Sabatino wishes to reflect olfactorically in certain areas. Or - in the present case - even show a very specific plant species in all parts that can be used for fragrances. While in other enaturates from'Barnaby Black' the flavours that can be found directly on site are used, in'Dark Woods' colleagues of broader provenance obviously help to produce the desired aroma.

The "brand owner or perfume manufacturer" does not comment on the place where the "atlantic white cedar" (fictitious white cypress), as declared, stands in concrete terms. But a simple smell on the wet skin gives you an idea: It's a kitchen. The chef has a soft spot for sweet and spicy dishes, also on an alcoholic basis.

Because it opens up a dark, liqueur-like sweetness, more brown than green; stripes the medicinal. A little later I think of thickened fruit. Or maybe fig juice? An obscure curry sauce comes to my mind, there's something spicy about it. My favourite colleague decided quickly and without compromise on "Maggikraut". Hm... Finally the flash of inspiration: sweet Marsala sauce, neatly reduced in the pan (when preparing the Saltimbocca alla Marsala) - that's the closest thing so far! That certainly smells not bad, but unfortunately terribly un-perfumed.

But I was really happy about a second track: The designated successor of this colleague, who was gradually approaching retirement age, suddenly snowed in and asked very interested whether I had sprayed on something strange (!) again, it smells of strange wood. She's right - about both. There is actually quite dark wood during the day, obviously particularly prominent in the radiation.

But in the early afternoon I land again with a thought of Fig. For a while I try the tough, almost overripe sweetness of the dried variant, until after about eight hours, towards the end of the fragrance, we even reach fig jam, as it is occasionally served with cheese.

Conclusion: With the best will I cannot associate the scent with a region, let alone with a single conifer species. The fake cypresses known to me personally, so to speak, smell completely different. And also apart from that I don't get quite warm with the odd gourmand stuff of'Dark Woods' in context.

Thank you Yatagan for the rehearsal.
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8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Maggy4u

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Very helpful Review    8  
You feel small & giant all at the same time
Dark Woods is by far the darkest green I have ever seen hit my skin. The scent itself, in the little bottle, swallows up any light. And yet it wants to tell you a story. For this purpose I recommend, as a small insert, to simply forget the pyramid up there. Dark Woods is a special kind of cedar scent. It contains what Barnaby Black calls "Single Plant Study". It's the process of using all the olfactory components of a plant for distillation. Bark, mosses on the stem, resin, wood, needle, cones, etc. In this way, many aspects of the region's own odour, or even a facet of it, are captured comprehensively. In the case of Dark Woods, this is done through tinctures of white cedar leaves and bark as well as the distillation of the cedar leaves and heartwood.

Dark Woods paints a picture, centuries-old cedar groves on the Atlantic coast, in the middle of which you feel like a dwarf and giant at the same time. Threatening and yet protected. Arrived. With every step, perhaps for the first time in decades (or longer), moss and undergrowth is squeezed together. The essences compressed. Fragrances released. The cedars sway in the wind and the sea sings its song away. This is how Mathew describes the fragrance very figuratively and almost enraptured.

At the same time I perceive Dark Woods as a very natural and warm scent. He needs the warmth of the skin to awaken dark green and warm woody. Like so many natural fragrances, you can't expect a silage firework here, but rather a warming aura, which gains space through higher dosage, but was created primarily for the wearer. Or a person who wants to get very, very close to us. :)

I can recommend this fragrance to anyone who is interested in the theme of forests, without ISO E, without mushrooms and earth - basically anything supernatural. Anyone and everyone who wants to get involved with being a dwarf (as a visitor) and as part of the giants, their history, and who wears a mood on their skin. Reading with the fingers on the bark.

Another exciting fragrance picture. I guess the desert's next. With "Mojave Strange".

tbc

(PS: My headline is a quote from Barnaby Black's website about the fragrance)
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