Noble Wood 2016

Noble Wood by S.T. Dupont
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Noble Wood is a popular perfume by S.T. Dupont for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is woody-oriental. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPink pepperPink pepper
BergamotBergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesSandalwoodSandalwood
PatchouliPatchouli
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
WoodsWoods

Ratings

Scent

8.438 Ratings

Longevity

8.438 Ratings

Sillage

7.838 Ratings

Bottle

8.640 Ratings

Value for money

8.818 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 03.08.2021.
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9.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
Carlitos01

309 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
   4  
A Samarkand woody tale
“Everything I've heard about Samarkand is true, absolutely everything! It was even more beautiful than I could have imagined."
(Alexander the Great)

Samarkand is a city over 2,750 years old, roughly the same as Rome and Athens. The city has always stood out as an example of oriental hospitality. Different ethnic groups and beliefs have always shared this city with ease. Another of its names is that of "East Babylon". According to an old legend, when Samarkand was founded in the 8th century BC, a leopard descended from the mountains of Zarafshan to supervise the construction of the city. The people of Samarkand have always lived in the image of this feline and show pride, courage and generosity. The name "Samarkand" means "stone fort" or "stone city".
The ancient Greeks and Romans knew the city under the name "Marakanda". Samarkand was already a well-developed urban conglomerate during the campaign of Alexander the Great. After Alexander's Hellenization and due to its location right in the centre of the old Silk Trade Route, it served as a bridge between east and west. The city served as an important vehicle for commerce between the ancient empires of China, India, Persia, and Rome. The route dates back to 100 BC. and was a contact channel between people and cultures. It inspired the exchange of dialogue, art, religion, ideas and technology and, of course, fabrics, spices and perfumes.
In the early Middle Ages, Samarkand became part of the Turkish Empire. At that time, large architectural structures were being built in Samarkand. Unfortunately, the armies of Genghis Khan destroyed most of them. The city collapsed due to the devastating Mongol invasion. When a couple of generations later the vile Tamerlan came to power, Samarkand was profoundly rebuilt and returned to its former size. It was inhabited by scientists and artists from all over the world. All the prerequisites for the development of science, education and culture have been created in the city. All the magic that surrounded medieval Samarkand can be imagined through Amin Maalouf's novel "Samarkand". The story revolves around the 11th-century Persian poet Omar Khayyám and his Rubaiyat poetry collection.
Today Samarkand is a beautiful and culturally rich city and has not lost its originality and unique appearance. During its existence, it has repeatedly surprised the neighbouring regions with craft, skill and creativity. Samarkand is considered an inestimable cultural treasure of the Central Asian region, and deserves its nickname "Pearl of the Orient and garden of the soul".

From the moment I first experienced Noble Wood, I have associated it with the smells of the old town of Samarkand, its historical monuments, countless narrow streets, thousands of shops, old private houses and precious woods used in temples, palaces, cafes, as well as exhibited in the workshops of countless woodworkers. It is easy to make an association with the scent of Kalemat الكلمات, but the STDupont accords are somewhat richer in the variety of woody notes proposed, like heavenly sandalwood blended with very creamy agarwood amidst other exotic woods and resins.

Let me suggest the following grades to frame this remarkable woody elixir.
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- Opening: 10.0 (The woody scents fill up your nose immediately upon opening. You can also perceive a touch of bergamot and pink pepper; I don't seem to see any synthetics as other comments have claimed)
- DryDown: 9.0 (Prepare for a deep oriental feel, with woody notes, olibanum, benzoin, amber and balms)
- Longevity: 9.0 (3 sprays can last up to 9 ~ 10 hours)
- Sillage: 8.0 (up to 6 feet and 2 hours of projection with 3 sprays)
- Exclusivity: 8.0 (similar vibes with Kalemat الكلمات, although presenting richer woody notes; there is a slight resemblance to Raghba, but with without the vanilla and sugary accords)
- Portability: 7.5 (you can use it in any kind of cold weather, especially at night; it's nowhere near as intrusive as some other deep oriental woody scents like Faqat Lil Rijal or Black Aoud)
- Versatility: 9.0 (With its oriental and woody strong opening, it requires some caution on where to use it. At home, attending formal events or on a date, are all possible good picks. The drydown works very well on intimate encounters. It's just too strong for the office, unacceptable for the gym, and forbidden by the seaside)
- Praise: 8.0 (It will earn you a lot of respect; exuberant cheers will only come from oriental fragrance lovers )
- Quality: 9.0 (High-quality ingredients, solid bottle, good atomizer)
- Presentation: 10.0 (Well... I like it a lot)
- Price: 9.0 (It has been available to me for €42 - 100ml, on a web retailer)
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Overall rating: 8.77 / 10.00
- between 7 and 8 = above average;
- between 8 and 9 = recommended;
- greater than 9 = don't miss it;

Opinion: A bottle filled with seductive amber and precious woods. If you like this type of scent don't miss this one. As far as I am concerned, I share the same type of feeling described by Alexander the Great: (this perfume) was more beautiful than I could have imagined.
Don't buy it blindly. It is a bit loud in its woody and ambery facets. Give it a try first.

Music: Cat Stevens - "The Boy With A Moon And Star On His Head"
8
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Danijels

5 Reviews
Danijels
Danijels
   2  
Niche quality
Definitely a chemical opening in the first half hour. After that, a beautiful composition appears, where the main role is played by amber, and the supporting roles are played by patchouli and woods. I do not detect pink pepper, bergamot and sandalwood. Perhaps there are in that chemical opening. Great perfume.
9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
Rquill67

198 Reviews
Rquill67
Rquill67
Helpful Review    2  
Woody Oriental and a love for me!
A really nice sweet (amber) oriental fragrance with woods. There's a background hint of plastic which may be a combination of the patchouli and sandalwood? I really like the smell of this one. Sure it goes on a little synthetic at first, but the dry-down is amazing. Definitely niche smelling. Love it

Statements

JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 5 months ago
8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Niche quality perfume. Synthetic and a little bit chemical opening but it dries down into a fantastic creamy spicy woodsy smell.
Finerthings8Finerthings8 5 months ago
7
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
This is bit too similar to Kalemat blk. Kalemat outperforms this.Arab houses always accused making clones.It happens also other way around.
BertolucciKBertolucciK 7 months ago
9
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
Warm amber, extremely alluring, woody and creamy. Noble Wood is a beautiful oriental scent, resinous and slightly smoky. Excellent price.
KimJongKimJong 2 years ago
9
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
The best quality for the price. Shockingly good woody amber.
AmberScentAmberScent 2 years ago
9
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
An woody, resinous, smoky noble fragrance. It's strong, proud and alluring. The Incense note is magnificent as well the woods & amber
NicosVNicosV 2 years ago
7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
9
Sillage
9
Bottle
Sweet, woody and oriental. Quality scent and great longevity and sillage. Beautiful bottle.
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
9.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
Joyful, intense woody oriental scent for precious woods and amber lovers!
Scent Heaven may be just around this S.T.Dupont corner.

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