Donna Karan Essence: Wenge 2005

Donna Karan Essence: Wenge by DKNY / Donna Karan
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Donna Karan Essence: Wenge is a popular perfume by DKNY / Donna Karan for women and men and was released in 2005. The scent is woody-spicy. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Jasmine, Labdanum, Lavender, Nutmeg, Clove, Pimento, Wenge

Ratings

Scent

8.2 | 36 Ratings

Longevity

7.3 | 23 Ratings

Sillage

6.1 | 21 Ratings

Bottle

7.7 | 26 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 12.08.2015.
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7.5
Longevity
7.5
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Beautiful African wood
From what I can tell, Essence Wenge is the big favourite from this series. I can certainly see why.

This is a lovely interpretation of wenge, an African wood. It comes across as a beautiful, soft and creamy blend of sandalwood, spices and soothing vanilla.

I do believe that the whole series is intended to be unisex, so I'm a little unsure as to why it is listed as a feminine scent elsewhere on the net.

This fragrance reminded me of Woodhue by Ava Luxe in some ways. They are both delicate woody scents with a subtle, sweet creaminess and a hint of smoke. Some people vehemently state that Essence Wenge is very much like a softer Black Cashmere, however I find this fragrance less dark and more vanillary.

I have also heard people likening this fragrance to being gourmand, mostly vanilla and hot chocolate. I get dusty woods, a hint of smoky incense and the slightest touch of vanilla. As strange as it may sound, Essence Wenge, for me, is a refreshing woodsy scent.

The lasting power is fairly good and the same could be said for the sillage. I haven't had the chance to layer this fragrance with anything as of yet, but I am eager to.

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