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 zestItalian citrus zest
CorianderCoriander
Heart Notes Heart NotesCypressCypress
Haitian vetiverHaitian vetiver
Base Notes Base NotesCedarwoodCedarwood
AmbergrisAmbergris
Benzoin SiamBenzoin Siam

Ratings

Scent

6.5249 Ratings

Longevity

6.6223 Ratings

Sillage

6.3223 Ratings

Bottle

7.6242 Ratings

Value for money

6.852 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 21.10.2021.

Interesting Facts

The face of the advertising campaign is Canadian actor and model Nick Bateman.
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6.5
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
Adia

1 Review
Adia
Adia
   1  
For a refined, mature, and settled man
This is for a man that is comfortable in he needs and obligations, he does not rush nor does he have much to worry about, for someone that appreciates the artistry of a fine handmade umbrella, quality paper, ink, indoor fireplaces and a single glass of whiskey.

Softwood notes morph into woodsmoke as the hours progress, further adding a mellow, mature and refined atmosphere to the man that wears this. Zest and corriander is pleasently noticeable, early on but gradually fades and subtle woodsmoke takes over.

This is a very mature scent, think of a man that wears woolen turtlenecks, owns many leathergoods and has a pair of genuine sheekskin seat covers on the seats of his vintage mercedes benz.
7.5
Scent
4
Longevity
5
Sillage
9
Bottle
Decloak
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Decloak
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I want to rest here and grow!
Oh how hard it is for scents to have to live according to point values (only the ladybugs seem to have a similar [in]skill painted on the Gregor-samsaesque body). Irrmeinungen, Wirrmeinungen, Kirrmeinungen ...

Whichever shrewd druid may have mixed the fragrance together, he knew the moon under which one should take some essences from the fairy forest most mildly. For the mix is so exceedingly clean, not a pinch of rot, not a fathom of broken wood, nothing noxious, no fermentation of anything, hardly any manure, little industrial fertilizer.

Plucked clean of dragons, demons and Tolkienian darkness: this is a great place to play golf - such a beautiful English lawn, trimmed to matchstick shorteness! Or stand on your head and walk a few steps on your hands. The inclined reader notices: a perfume also for elves or who want to become one.

Possibly I do not smell the forest before trees, but firmly stood and storm and winds braved, that must have been truly quite elsewhere! What someone's coarser Waidmannslust probably expectedly dims down.

'Bvlgari Man Wood Essence' has nowhere near the needle-piercing penetrance of 'Pino', not the 'Go!'-Power of Joop, not the herbal brew of a Ted Lapidus ... Rather, the fragrance is a lizard, because you only cover short sections and in the middle of the run and run with jerky sideways stretched head and in meandering movement ("Do I still smell something? Do I still smell something??"), then more rigid, frozen, is slowed down. At every fork in the road must be hastily re-sprayed!

Fortunately (?) I call the gift set with cosmetic bag, after shave balm and the generous 100ml tank my own, by the way, in a chic, coronal wanderlust-inducing travel case design. St. Remo, we come then maybe 2025!? Green in the luggage. Both the color of hope and the frost nature.
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8
Scent
10
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Pepelustig
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Pepelustig
   8  
A comfort for the whole day!
I once took the Wood as a test strip from Douglas and had to sniff it constantly. A very pleasant, slightly woody and rather sweet smell. How I feel very balanced
The durability is very long, even after days on the clothes can be noticed.

Careful with the dosage, otherwise it can also become too much.

A recommendation from me. But it's more for the cold season or evening
10
Scent
MiriamHa
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MiriamHa
Top Review    18  
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

100 Reviews
Hitchslap
Hitchslap
   2  
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
Top Review    14  
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.
10 Replies
8
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7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Nikiforos

1 Review
Nikiforos
Nikiforos
Helpful Review    1  
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
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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
3 Replies
2
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8
Longevity
7
Sillage
5
Bottle
FabianO
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FabianO
Very helpful 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.
8 Replies
6
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7
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7
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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.
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Statements

AdiaAdia 4 months ago
6.5
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
A refined and secure fragrence, fresh timber gradually becomes more noticable and morphs into woodsmoke, for men who feel settled and calm.
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 3 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 3 years ago
6.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
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 3 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 3 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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