Wood and Spice

Wood and Spice by Proraso
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Wood and Spice is a popular perfume by Proraso for men. The release year is unknown. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Violet leaf, Cumin, Saffron, Cedarwood, Gaiac wood, Amber, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

8.7 | 27 Ratings

Longevity

7.4 | 26 Ratings

Sillage

7.1 | 26 Ratings

Bottle

6.9 | 30 Ratings
Submitted by WiB, last update on 12.01.2021.
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Helpful Review    6  
What a noble piece
After doing my favorite thing a while ago and looking for new impressions on Parfumo to make new "blind buys" I became aware of Proraso -Wood and Spice-. It is supposed to have a mild resemblance to Black Afgano. Unfortunately, I don't own the Nasomatto (yet) and have not been able to sniff it. Purchased it online for a reasonable price and held the good plain bottle in my hand. Well, I thought. the label was already times not centrally attached. No matter, if the inner values are right. I pumped a good spray on my wrist from the EDC. After a few minutes, this fragrance unfolded its secret and I was impressed and surprised by its spicy scent with pleasant woody notes. For an EDC, it lasts a good two hours on me until it dissipates (only downer,... it's forgiven). Silage well two meters and an incredible compliment getter unparalleled. Since it is a cheap EDC, one (s) can always add him as needed and need not worry that he -overdosed- becomes. In my opinion, an absolute blind purchase worth and have already given me a small stock of it. Many thanks to the entire Parfumo Comunity, otherwise this little masterpiece would probably have remained hidden from me...
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Top Review    16  
Modern barbershop with form error
It was one of those small changes in everyday life that, in retrospect, gave a considerable boost to the way we lead our lives, and whose reversal now seems all the more impossible, since these changes were followed by a whole series of other changes in the way we cope with existence, which, like coupled freight cars, now form a whole of not inconsiderable gravity and interdependence. In short: About two and a half years ago I shaved for the first time.

This means that I have already removed my facial hair regularly in the past. First with an electric razor (from Braun, received for my sixteenth birthday, initiatic experience), then over more than ten years with changing "cartridge" system razors (Gilette Mach 3, 4, 5; Wilkinson Sword 3D, 4D, 5D etc.) - and with that I thought that was it. This is the way to shave. For external reasons, which can be reconstructed later but do not belong here, and a sudden, in its genesis somewhat obscure, space-consuming will to shape, I stood one day with an old-school razor plane, a jar of shaving soap and a shaving brush made of synthetic bristle in front of the bathroom mirror. And it was wonderful! An unprecedentedly thorough and satisfying shave! But it wasn't just the result, it was also the experience that was inspiring: the almost meditative, calmly prepared and followed up sequence of necessary actions only cost time on the clock face, because in reality it formed a period of time, gave it quality and "taste", which had previously only half-heartedly or reluctantly been linked to the regular shower routine: can foam on the face, scraped, scraped, scraped, foam residue quickly showered off. "Convenient, but basically annoying. But in this way, I had actually conquered fifteen minutes for myself (!) all at once on three days of the week, which in a bourgeois society, please consider a medium-sized triumph. Please send flowers and congratulatory notes to my post office box.

From the very beginning, this oasis-like feeling of well-being was due in part to the exquisitely scented shaving soaps from Proraso, an old Italian company for barber products of all kinds, whose product design still evokes eternal 50s Italian summers; you want to cheer. In the following months I lost my 30cm beard (model "Nordmann rustic"), which had not been touched since my school days, because I exchanged it for 5cm of the model "Cardinal Richelieu" at the inner city barbershop. And also with oils and balsam, the active brand from the Florentine Fiesole again stood out: Good care properties with a tasteful olfactory balance and at the same time very humane pricing! I particularly liked "Wood and Spice" right from the start: A quite powerfully tuned, but very balanced triad of mentholy freshness, hearty woodiness and warming sweetness. And even though my image of a barbershop fragrance signature has changed and deepened considerably since I joined the Perfume Order, I still consider "Wood and Spice" a successful update of the old barbershop theme. At least, as long as it's not about the cologne out of line...

I don't know whether Proraso has made a big effort in the composition of the fragrance notes when composing the perfume version of "Wood and Spice", or whether it simply lacks the oily or balsamic "carrier mass" that is responsible for the balanced and high-quality scent impression of the other products in this series, but somehow the above-mentioned balance has been thrown a little out of joint in this cologne: The sweetness takes over shortly after spraying on and robs the very mentholated mint of the bearded oil of its nurturing freshness, which shifts the overall impression more in the direction of Wrigley's Spearmint (the scents speak of "violet leaf" - maybe that's what it is; "violet candy" would be more appropriate). In addition, the wood, which is actually so neatly tied in, suddenly appears comparatively dry, prickly and clearly synthetic. Also the missing scent (with cosmetic products God knows no malus) is suddenly a bit annoying, even if this finding may be objectively unfair.

"Wood and Spice Cologne" is certainly not a mistake in itself, but compared to its colleagues it seems a bit like a piece of buckwheat. Hence my recommendation for the bearded people among you: try instead either the beard oil of the same name or (if you prefer a three-day beard) the "Balsamo cura barba". Both of them convey much more value and radiate almost as long and intense as the cologne - at a smaller course. Have I already advertised enough for Proraso products?
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Very helpful Review    12  
I'll break a lance for Proraso

Proraso!
The man does not pronounce this name without a certain awe. Especially the shaving man.
And this Proraso scent has never been appreciated by anyone?
Shame on you, men!!! .-) .-)

First I allow myself a correction of the statement above: the production was clearly stopped.
That's not true! Sorry, dear Forum Director.... :-)
Also on the web page of Proraso this smell is listed, although something hidden!
You search logically under "Products" - Ha! - but not at Proraso (Grins) there you have to click under PRO, then you scroll down to the bottom right: SPECIAL RANGES FOR BARBER SHOP
and Schwupps has one/woman the "yellow" series. According to the motto: Why simple, even if it's complicated. Um.... .-)
It first says "incorporated" into the Google translator and then inserted here:
Proraso dedicates Single Blade to the experienced hands of experienced and precise professionals with a single blade and pays attention to product quality. A line with unmistakable formulas and scents, with rich and full-bodied textures that support the ritual of the traditional shave through special presentations.
TEXTURE
The products of the line are characterized by a rich and full-bodied consistency, specially designed to allow a smooth shave with a blade and comfort after shaving, as well as a pleasant effectiveness in beard treatment.
FRAGRANCES
Three fragrances: Wood and Spice , Azur Lime and Cypress & Vetyver enliven three different lines with notes of exotic woods, the freshness of citrus fruits and the harmonious enjoyment of cedar and vetiver.

Well - and I will briefly describe the "Wood & Spice" Cologne.
Crystal clear, square spray flacon with the obligatory 100ml content.
But what content.
I have been a convinced and above all satisfied consumer of Proraso products for so many years Just take the shaving soap, a dream in terms of fragrance but above all in the foam result.
In shaving forums, as already mentioned, one speaks Proraso almost already "holy".
The maintenance products and barber supplies are countless, all of which really deserve the predicate Excellent.

With "Wood &Spice" one has now acquired a cologne whose fragrance has knocked me down.
I may point out, though: Somewhere I have already sniffed out this combination of fragrances - the experts here in the forum would surely know which one I could mean when testing the fragrance - unfortunately I can't figure it out. Wonderfully warm, I'd describe the first impression. Woody, spicy, sweet, that's certainly true.
I didn't use the scent after shaving. It's hung up later. So whether it can also be used as an AS is beyond my knowledge. I prefer to use the Proraso-AS-Balm.
(just to be on the safe side .-) ) Because nothing is more unpleasant to me than to irritate the stressed skin additionally after the wet shave.
The shave serves me the relaxation, is to me never (annoying) duty but always already "free skate" .
For a cologne it has an enormous stamina. With me about 6 hours.
I like the smell that wood of any kind, just freshly processed, emits. Wood is for me a "living being" that gives us humans so much! Too bad we often just burn it. But what can be made of wood and with wood not everything. Our life is inconceivable without the raw material wood.
I don't just like working with wood privately.
And this woody, warm, slightly sweet scent accompanies me with this cologne (almost) the whole day.
Something previously applied to the wrist and one involuntarily sniffs again and again at the site,
At least I do.
In the statements a "cheap note" or too much of vanilla is mentioned. This is subjective sensation.
I can't confirm these statements!

Once again the good reputation of Proraso is confirmed for my feelings.

PS - If you don't like the fragrance "Wood & Spice" - there are many others to choose from.

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From the beginnings of the fragrance community there is a persistent tendency for starting a hype train. Several YouTube reviewers were known for (un)successful hype train creations. Successful hype trains are usually like an atomic fission chain reaction, and soon the whole community is overwhelmed with reviews of the same fragrance. Unfortunately, hype trains are often unjustified and just a tool for gaining some kind of prestige within the community. Personally, I consider hype trains as a childish attempt to present a fragrance as a universal “lady killer”, “panty dropper”, “compliment getter” etc. In my humble opinion, love for a certain fragrance is strictly a personal act. A manifestation of my personality or a current state within the fragrant molecules.
What is the reason of this prologue? Maybe a possible try to start my own hype train, the first and last, after I sniffed and bought Proraso Wood and Spice. Not to create my own energetic pendulum as Vadim Zeland claims, just to pinpoint that one could find a beautiful fragrance creation on totally unexpected place. Mysterious are the ways of perfumery.
Finally, how does it smell? Wood and Spice are the beautiful hybrid of classic Italian colonia genre and contemporary Oriental tendencies in perfumery. For an Eau de Cologne, this creation is rather strong and long lasting. The main player is the saffron note, combined with gentle, yet dirty cumin note. This cumin note gives a typical Oriental dissonance, off putting to some. The spicy part of the fragrance is combined with woody part, made of cedar and very polite darker oud accord or a touch of Guaiac wood. Beneath all, one could sense some gentle amber-like bottom, which is somehow muted with the oud or maybe the source of this oud mirage. Interesting is the very faint green violet leaf which combined with this amber reminds me of Narciso Rodriguez for Him. However, Wood and Spice reminds me more of Lubin Idole or Bentley for Him Absolute due to the strong saffron note. Sweet and woodsy part strongly reminds me of Calvin Klein Obsessed Absolute. Additionally, it possesses some distant Oriental echo of Laudano Nero.
Spice and Wood is a fairly linear and somehow rough fragrance, but successfully satisfies my need for cliché niche Oriental fragrances like Idole, Laudano Nero or even long gone M7. There is plenty of good news here, but the bad news is that is probably discontinued. Grab it now, and you will thank me later.
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MrHonestMrHonest 7 months ago
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Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
5
Bottle
Modest cross between Gucci's Intense Oud and Valentino V/Daarej. Lovely blend of cedar and sweetness, but barely any spice. Sexy AF though.
Amazon1975Amazon1975 12 months ago
8.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
This is a nice scent. Reminds me very much of black afgano without the hash note. For me average longevity and sillage but that is ok
PioPio 12 months ago
7.5
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8
Longevity
9
Sillage
8
Bottle
An excellent take on Nasomatto Black Afghano. Long lasting and pleasant.
AttlasAttlas 2 years ago
I own the after shave: Just Oud, no Spice. Strong and longlasting. Excelent presentation.

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