Hewn by Hendley Perfumes
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Hewn is a new and limited perfume by Hendley Perfumes for women and men and was released in 2020. The scent is green-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase. Limited Edition
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Perfumer

Hans Hendley

Fragrance Notes

Wild vetiverWild vetiver
Orris rootOrris root
BeeswaxBeeswax
SandalwoodSandalwood
Tree mossTree moss
Oak woodOak wood
MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

7.86 Ratings

Longevity

8.33 Ratings

Sillage

7.73 Ratings

Bottle

7.45 Ratings
Submitted by MiaTrost, last update on 14.10.2021.

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Hewn is part of the Laboratory Series.
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Floyd
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Floyd
Top Review    49  
The world behind the roots and meadows
A few hours away from here, Munro would wonder what he would have encountered if he had walked the length of time in the opposite direction. Possibly a runaway railroad.
He wandered cool weaves of roots, they had been tart-green and earthy and flowed like pearly threads, spun into mist over damp meadows where honeydew beaded from wild grasses, and Munro had to grin. In there, after all, the sun grows on the ground and stalks of hay hang in the sky.
A while further on the mosses had turned brown, perhaps that was due to the sandal grains, the wind had carried them there, golden brown, sweet and warm. At some point it was all oak, freshly sawn slab, full of ethereal resin, shimmering skyward like clouds of haze, but there was nothing further here. No landscape anywhere. The wooden wall in the Munro show.
¶¶ With "Hewn," Hans Hendley manages a wonderfully balanced marriage of tart-green yet light-as-air, unpowdery iris roots with some earthy, damp, soft vetiver, the sharpness of which is probably also taken initially by the subtle beeswax, later by the more lichen-like (summer) moss, and finally by the sweetly warm sandalwood. I have DeVulgares' association of spicy hay, too. Early on, fresh, bright, ethereally resinous oak dips beneath the wild vetiver, increasingly asserting its own spiciness where it had been taken from the grasses, until, after about six hours, only the oak resin remains to determine the drydown. "Hewn" lasts with me a good nine hours.

(With thanks to Chizza)
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8
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
7
Bottle
7
Pricing
Landshark321

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Resinous--spicy, sharp, sweet
Hendley Perfumes Hewn is a wider re-release of the 2020 Laboratory Series creation, a highly resinous fragrance that feels sweet, sharp, spicy, creamy, and earthy, a mix of beeswax, orris, woods, and musk, primarily. The orris is noticeable and seems to be the source of sharpness, but it doesn’t make the overall perfume particularly powdery. And it’s spicy only a vague sense, not like pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. The resinous part feels like more than just beeswax, perhaps some incense, as it’s a little dark and smoky without being entirely so, vaguely reminiscent of the burnt campfire accord in Fume.

In the existing catalogue, though, Hewn is most similar to Felt in that it’s sharp and resinous, but not quite as sweet as Cola. Overall, Felt is sweeter, and Hewn is sharper/spicier, but they’re both in the “middle,” very balanced albeit strong, resinous fragrances.

As with Hans’ other creations, Hewn feels carefully put together and quite rich, yet another great original resinous creation that feels like it’ll be especially beloved on the cooler weather when its performance and character feel most appropriate. I’d probably not venture to wear this on a hot day, myself.

Hewn is available in extrait concentration, performing very well, as it’s palpably dense and projects quite a bit to start, and is priced at $250/160/85 for 50/30/15ml, so on the higher end of the line, but similar to other entries.

Overall, I love it—it’s in a class with other great fragrances like Fume, Felt, Cola, and Bloodline.

8 out of 10

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