Woodhue (1940)

Woodhue by Fabergé
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Woodhue is a perfume by Fabergé for women and was released in 1940. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Orange, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Cedarwood

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (5 Ratings)

Longevity

7.0 (2 Ratings)

Sillage

5.8 (2 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (11 Ratings)
Submitted by Lucull, last update on 20.01.2017
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Lovely Warm Woody Fragrance
Top Notes: Orange, Bergamot, Citruses.

Heart Notes: Jasmine.

Base Notes: Virginia Cedar, Sandalwood, Vanilla.

This review is for a vintage circa 1960s to possibly 1970s eau de cologne in a splash bottle. Some websites indicate that Woodhue was launched in 1940 whilst others indicate that it was launched in 1944. Even if it were not launched before 1960, though, it still would have been well ahead of its time.

My bottle of EDC seems to have been well preserved. It came as a part of a boxed set of Faberge colognes. After I applied it, I really could not detect anything and concluded that the fragrance must be too old. I was quite disappointed, but after a few minutes, suddenly the fragrance warmed on my skin, and I began to detect light wafts of citruses and what seemed to be amber and woods. I imagine if I could go back in time and purchase a fresh bottle, it would have much better performance.

Woodhue is definitely a very nice fragrance, and I have nothing else in my collection that is quite like it. It is neither sweet nor gourmand, and it is not really floral (at least not on my skin). It is more of a warm, and surprisingly enough, clean fragrance. It is really quite lovely, and I can certainly see why it is such a beloved vintage.

My only complaint is its weak performance. It does not project much, and sillage seems to be minimal. Longevity is very poor at perhaps two hours. I only applied a few dabs, though, so perhaps if I applied more generously it would linger on my skin a bit longer.

Woodhue does not strike me as particularly feminine, but I do not find it masculine despite the woody base which would make some people suspect it would lean toward the masculine end of the spectrum. I think a man could easily wear it, though. I would say it is quite unisex. I am very pleased to have it in my collection as in all likelihood, it contains real Mysore Sandalwood and is simply a very nice fragrance.

Fragrance: 7.5/10 (high marks from me for an EdC)

Projection: 3/10

Sillage: 3/10

Longevity: 2/10

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