Bvlgari Man Wood Essence 2018

Bvlgari Man Wood Essence by Bvlgari
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Bvlgari Man Wood Essence is a perfume by Bvlgari for men and was released in 2018. The scent is woody-synthetic. It is being marketed by LVMH.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesItalian citrus zest, Coriander
Heart Notes Heart NotesCypress, Haitian vetiver
Base Notes Base NotesCedarwood, Ambergris, Benzoin Siam

Ratings

Scent

6.3 (187 Ratings)

Longevity

6.5 (165 Ratings)

Sillage

6.2 (165 Ratings)

Bottle

7.7 (186 Ratings)
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 30.11.2020.

Interesting Facts

The face of the advertising campaign is Canadian actor and model Nick Bateman.
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10
Scent
MiriamHa
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MiriamHa
MiriamHa
Very helpful Review    12  
Whiskey in a cuddly barrel
I cannot understand the negative flood of evaluations. This fragrance knocks me out from second 1; there's nothing artificial, a lot of sexy elegance and an innovative approach that even your sacred niche fragrances lack. From the very first spray, you notice soft whiskey in the light cask, it smells cuddly and delicious. Images of the Scottish Highlands, a bearded man with a rough skin and a big heart comes to mind. This is how my partner should smell, this is how my partner should be. A pleasant interplay of cashmere, light wood and good bourbon, which reminds of a fuller, softer "By the Fireplace".
Fragrances are and will remain a matter of taste, but I increasingly have the feeling that pseudo experts are pro niche and against mainstream on principle. This fragrance shows how stupid that is
6 Replies
Hitchslap

99 Reviews
Hitchslap
Hitchslap
   1  
A Good Life?
The first hour or so I'm reminded of Davidoff's Good Life which is a definite Spring and Summer scent.

It starts off green and figgy though I don't see fig in the notes list.

The middle life turns to cypress and vetiver.

I have to give this a few more wearing to better describe the tail end of Wood Essence.
3
Scent
5
Longevity
6
Sillage
6
Bottle
Mantus
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Mantus
Mantus
Top Review    12  
Eau de Chemiezucker!
At first you can perceive an intense and strong citric note, which brings a good portion of sweetness with it and I perceive this as a "sugared" lemon, instead of an Italian citrus peel.

At the same time, the "sugared" lemon is enveloped by a strong, deep, aromatic, tart and spicy note, which unfortunately fights in vain against the sugared aura, but still makes it halfway bearable.

"If I don't feel like it right from the start, that's this chemically effective sugary sweetness; I like sweet scents, but that sweetness immediately triggers a so called head flicker in me, which is the grey zone for headaches in me"!

A little bit later the citric aura is still very well perceptible, but it has turned a little into the ethereal, quite discreet woody wooden aura, which comes from the cypress, but this "sugar aura" is still so present that one is inclined to abort the test, because this sweetness simply seems very unpleasant.

In the background and in front of my skin, a sweetish, bitter, slightly acidic note of the vetiver can be perceived, which in my opinion is not compatible with the cypress at all, but which potentiates the unharmonious scent a little bit
In the last 3 hours it becomes synthetically freshly agrerssiv powdery and more is also unfortunately perceptible, thus no cedar wood, no amber chord and also no Siamese benzoin can be noticed for me
"Hatschi!"

"I'm more addicted to this scent, ick I'm speechless again!"

In total, the fragrance lasts 5.5 hours on my skin.

The Sillage is designed from the start to be perceived well at half an arm's length and this is maintained for 2.5 hours before it is minimised in leisurely steps until the fragrance ends.
12 Replies
8
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Nikiforos

1 Review
Nikiforos
Nikiforos
   0  
Not excellent but surely a good woody fragrance
It is quite annoying to see reviews of people, characterizing this particular fragrance (and others) as unsuccessful, purely synthetic or even generic!..
Well, it is probably not the most traditionally made aroma out there, but it is absolutely an interesting and nice smelling one.
Also, it's name "wood essence" gives a pretty good idea of what to expect in terms of smelling experience : woody enough for someone who likes that category of fragrances.
Of course, the "woody" aromas aren't always the preferred choice in comparison with other types (as spicy, or aquatic) but are still a good choice for rho who like that type of fragrances.
So, for that particular category the Bvlgari Wood essence is really a very decent representative!
If you are a fan of woody fragrances, then this is an excellent choice!
3.5
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7
Bottle
Leimbacher
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Leimbacher
Leimbacher
   10  
Creamy cacophony
Bulgari used to be a sure grip on happiness. Never arbitrary, never cheap, never (too much) mainstream. The times now seem to be over. "Wood Essence is like a hippster with ADD. Annoying, pushy, intentional but not skilful. Played and never real. And it is actually a really calm, gentle cream scent...

"Wood Essence" is a green-brown nightmare. But I actually like woody-soft cream slices. But this one has some kind of edge that looks more than just synthetic, artificial. It's just a gag. Even if you don't compare with other Bulgari, even if you neglect the "wood", even if you don't react allergic to chemical works and even if you have a good day - to call "Wood Essence" something other than unsuccessful would mean a violent loss of taste. Despite all subjectivity. Nowadays, designer fragrances only see synthetic fragrances. But "Wood Essence" doesn't even bother to cover it up. As if extraterrestrials had only interpreted wood on the basis of one picture. Just without ever having smelled it. If the whole thing would then at least appear different, special, extra-worldly or futuristic, the experiment would be okay. But it doesn't do that either. I don't know if Alberto Morillas has ever "succeeded" in creating a bad perfume... Rebellious creamy. A runaway. Way down. Disoriented and poisonous. Cypress cream pulled through the dirt. Anti-Aspirin. Anything but Italian. It gets even worse over time. He's outperforming himself hourly.

Flacon: here Bulgari remains true to himself and brings the most valuable, heaviest flacons on the designer shelf.
Sillage & shelf life: light and volatile - 5 hours. Fortunately, most may say.

Conclusion: no Bulgari, no character, no charm and no concept - "Wood Essence" is one of the most unpleasant, confused cream spirits that has come under my nose so far. And label fraud, too. A cellar lesson for all involved. Let's cover the cloak of silence
4 Replies
2
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
5
Bottle
FabianO
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FabianO
FabianO
Top Review    24  
The worst kind of dishwashing longing
Really, I do. The 40 minutes drive, after I had tested the monstrously advertised new men's Bvlgari in a passage, was a real olfactory horror.

What's that? What's that? Something so obtrusively bulky, annoying, artificially disgusting hasn't come under me for a long time.

Coriander? Cypress? Ambra?
I smell a completely cacophonous, repulsive, in every respect unsuccessful conglomeration of dull-chemical, aggressive green-woody laboratory evaporation. Perhaps fully synthetic, thoroughly sad-trister attempts by chemists to imitate wood and cypresses.

I don't know, I don't know, I don't know, I don't know. That's all I'm saying. I'm just repelled by so much perfumery unloving and total incapacity.
7 Replies
6
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
6
Bottle
Sun
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Sun
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Light autumn fragrance
A fragrant autumn perfume with freshly cut trees and fallen foliage, which after a round, aromatic start appears somewhat bitter and austere. Citrus peel and (not quite so fragrant) ambergris dominate until the very end, the wood notes unfortunately stay a bit on the track. Too bad that there are no smaller sizes (e.g. 30 ml), 50 € is a bit too steep for the quality.
3
Scent
3
Longevity
4
Sillage
7
Bottle
Chnokfir

10 Reviews
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Chnokfir
Chnokfir
Top Review    16  
Modern interpretation of an Italian classic ... gone bath
Everything used to be better. Which is not always true, only if you draw a certain comparison to devalue something new. Well, 20 years ago, maybe even 10 years ago, you could reach into the Bvlgari shelf at will and got a really great smell under your nose. Unfortunately, I haven't had this feeling for a few years now. My ecstasy was hard to put into words when I first noticed this wonderful olive green colour of the new fragrance and then read "Wood Essence" on the bottle. I had hope ...

Grey cardboard with olive green field and golden writing, that looks so noble, Bvlgari can do that! The well-known Bvlgari Man bottle is also raised to a whole new level with this scheme. Congratulations I like that very much, almost so well, that anything but a blind purchase at this moment would mean an useless waste of life time ... wouldn't this little angel named accountant sit admonishing and warning on my right shoulder and whisper wise words to me every now and then ...

A few sprayers and a few minutes later I was indeed full of thanks for my testing of the olive liquid at the turquoises. First of all, Italian green wood accents surrounded me with plenty of citric freshness notes and I already imagined myself in long lost times, when an Italian gentleman scent was still a statement, a sign to its environment, a commitment to set the tone for the rest of the day. But unfortunately these typical tones are only very soft, have hardly any base, weaken quickly and don't have this clean-soapy base that many love so much about these classic vintage fragrances. Instead it will sting at will and after not even 30 minutes with me powdery and unfortunately God very sweet notes through and soften the green and woody impression.

For me something that doesn't belong together because it doesn't fit together. I've smelled these synthetic-looking coriander and vetiver notes in combination too often, they are now completely arbitrary, worn out and sucked out, even in the absolute mainstream scents. They may be supposed to give the Italian macho a modern image, but if you close your eyes to the scent, you can literally see the eternally grinning teenager from a Disney children's evening soap, whose only goal in life thanks to gender mainstreaming is to take part in a dance or sing contest and then drive to Patagonia in an electric car to watch penguins breed there. As if by a miracle, these notes don't want to keep very much on my skin and the radiation is only halfway good in the first hour. After not even two hours the fragrance experience is limited to 5cm above my skin, after four hours it is hardly noticeable even for outsiders.

A fragrance with a very appealing beginning and then a terrible twist. One would like to place the wonderful bottle alone in the tightly closed display case, with the note never to open this Pandora's box.
5 Replies
7.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
6
Bottle
Flaconist92
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Flaconist92
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The story of the Moosmännchen, which was no longer in the mood.
I got the scent as a sample from Douglas and tested it right away. Here my impressions (first metaphorically):

After a summer rain the little male moss stands in front of his cave below a mossy dead wood scrub and smokes his sweetish pipe. These scent wads are still perceptible at the edge of the forest. But after the smoking break it's over. Moosmann goes to sleep. Good night .... and no scent.

The start is sweet woody and slightly musty (Sillage about 9). The woody note is reminiscent of the smell of dead wood in the forest after a rain. That'll take an hour with good luck. After that, there's a shift in the shaft. What remains is a slightly sweet touch on the skin. But you have to press your nose pretty hard against your skin. (Sillage = 0). An incredibly complex fragrance, where one note unfolds after the other, is not to be found. Too bad. Those who love woody scents would get their money's worth here. And even more so, where the scent of its own is like no other. Only in this case, if you look at the durability and the not exactly favorable price, this is a short and expensive pleasure. Maybe someone will sponsor the perfumer Alberto Morillas an internship with the French. DIOR, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent or Chanel. Because they can.

No purchase recommendation from me due to the bad price-performance ratio. The fragrance has potential, however, if it lasts longer. That's too bad
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3.5
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Loopmer
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Loopmer
Loopmer
Less helpful Review    3  
What's this smell got to do with "Wood"?
When applied, the fragrance reminds me of the Spice Bomb by Viktor & Rolf. I expected something totally different when I read the name of this perfume. In my opinion, there is absolutely nothing of a woody scent available there. After a while, the spicy fragrance changes into a citrus scent
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Statements

CatarinaCatarina 2 years ago
6
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
9
Bottle
Men please pay attention to a lady's opinion: It's mainstream, vulgar, not bad, neither exceptional, nor even good. Just for Cypress lovers.
AmberScentAmberScent 2 years ago
5.5
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
9
Bottle
Nice bottle as usual but a juice not coping with Bvulgari ambitions. Poor blending, non pleasing accords and insuficient performance. Sad...
Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago
This huge amount of cypress doesn't fit the Bvlgari Man ADN. I miss a dosis of tonka in this fragrance. Mr. Morillas call me please ! :-)
Jazzy76Jazzy76 2 years ago
7.5
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
Inspired to the nature , it is a pleasant Woody-resinous scent but not so longlasting. Classy and precious the bottle. High price
ElysiumElysium 2 years ago
8
Scent
8
Bottle
A blend of green, spicy, woody, and resinous accords. Not bad at all, yet not so disruptive. I've already smelt something closely akin.

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