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 (35 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (22 Ratings)

Sillage

6.0 (20 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (25 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 12.08.2015.
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Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
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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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