Kapsule Woody 2008

Kapsule Woody by Karl Lagerfeld
Bottle Design Lutz Herrmann
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Kapsule Woody is a perfume by Karl Lagerfeld for women and men and was released in 2008. The scent is woody-fruity. It was last marketed by Coty.
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Perfumer

Olivier Cresp

Fragrance Notes

Moss, Plum, Cedarwood

Ratings

Scent

6.6 (69 Ratings)

Longevity

6.4 (44 Ratings)

Sillage

5.8 (37 Ratings)

Bottle

6.9 (42 Ratings)
Submitted by Sani, last update on 13.08.2020.
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7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
DarioArgento
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The dentist in the coniferous forest
Ok, the headline sounds like the title of a very, very bad C-Movie from the horror genre.

But Karl's walk through the woods is not quite so scary after all.

The association to the - but actually quite unpopular - dentist, was my first feeling directly after applying this EdT`s.

In fact, at the beginning, a rather unpleasant note of alcohol disinfectant surges around your nose.

Fortunately, this stops quite quickly and the actual scents can gradually unfold.

Here too (similar to my test for Lanvin`s "Oxygen") a lush coniferous forest green is the main actor. Accompanied by a fruity note a nice scent composition develops, which I could not smell anywhere else.

Kapsule Woody does not become high-class, but the individual components are too simple for that. In comparison "Oxygen" is much more complex and inscrutable.
But I am also pretty sure that Karl Lagerfeld did not want to develop a fragrance of the century with this.

Straight, green, with sweet fruit (whether it really should be plum...?).
What you see, is what you get.

Durability is quite remarkable, the sillage is reserved for the wearer and very densely moving people.
Therefore Kapsule Woody is absolutely suitable for the office and fits colleagues with sensitive noses.

If I were to assign a season to the fragrance, it would probably be the transition from summer to rainy autumn. Even milder summer days I still consider suitable.

Price/performance is simply right here. Let's be honest...for just under 15 Euro (30 ml) you get a solid fragrance that doesn't want to make big jumps.

If Kapsule Woody were at Tinder, he would probably be swept away because of his unspectacular appearance. But at least he's an honest man and not a phony Those are actually my favorites
You probably get even better for the money but as so often, personal taste is the deciding factor here.

For me this is a typical Nice to Have fragrance.

When it's used up... okay. But then our ways will part and it will remain a nice memory.

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7
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
SvenScent
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Plum in wooden capsule

After a very dear perfumer has "bequeathed" me 'Kapsule Woody' by Karl Lagerfeld, I feel compelled, due to the very different comments and statements, to give my own assessment of the fragrance here.
The opinions expressed so far read so heterogeneously that one might think that these are not one and the same perfume. But if you take a closer look at the comments, they all carry a piece of truth within them. Nevertheless, none of the evaluations hits the whole thing in my eyes and describes the fragrance with all its facets.

But what one can say at the beginning: The perfume bears his name rightly!
Because, after it starts fruity for a few seconds at the beginning, it is very, very woody at first with a little smoky moss in the background. Both makes it very masculine, although I think the perfume is declared unisex. I've already had associations with Dior Homme here, especially with the Intense version. The cedar gives it a very similar smell, but only in Drydown.
In the beginning of Kapsule Woody of plum is hardly a trace, but the scent soon turns itself upside down. The "wooden capsule" from the beginning releases the plum only after some time. This is underlaid with sweetness and the scent suddenly appears powdery and somewhat vanilla. That's when it becomes feminine. And I think the scent here smells like the opening of DHI, only here, with Woody, the plum plays the leading role, while with Homme it's more peary. And I would almost swear that in the Kapsule, although not performed, Iris is also at work.
So you could say that the Kapsule Woody is an upside down Dior Homme Intense. Not 1:1, but still very similar.

All in all, we have a somewhat unbalanced fragrance with an interesting progression and satisfying durability. Its structure of notes and its radiance make it ideal for autumn! And - and this also needs to be mentioned - the simple cubistic bottle is in my eyes extremely aesthetic.
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Smora

147 Reviews
Smora
Smora
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Chemical Velvet
Karl Lagerfeld, a big name in clothing industry. Unfortunately has inadequate treatment in fragrance, although this fragrance is very interesting.
Kapsule Woody is a terrific synthetic contemporary scent, little bit more leaning towards masculine. It's almost linear and has dominant Iso E Super, shadowy woody note. Beside cedar also is prominent some plumy fruit note. I can detect some cinnamon and breezy artificial white flowers as well.
Beautiful smell of chemical wood with blue trees, yellow grass and purple haze on the move. Chemical velvet that surrounds my skin, a liquid olfactive LSD inside of blue bottle. Organic chemistry at its finest.

Rating: 7/10
6
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5
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5
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7.5
Bottle
Gold

470 Reviews
Gold
Gold
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Simplistic sandalwood
The great German eccentric Karl believes in fragrance combining, therefore the three "Capsule scents" can be used together or on their own, but I think "WOODY" is the best of the trio. Lagerfeld himself said that he never sprays perfume on his skin, but loves to layer it on fabric. He does not believe in gender barriers when it comes to perfumes and happily announced that he is a heavy user of Shalimar...- his new collection is a UNISEX fragrance programme.
Woody is a very simple scent, a clearly structured, uncomplicated sandalwood-fougere-affaire, great on both sexes.
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Missk

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Missk
Missk
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Woodsy woods
Woody. This is probably what you'd expect to smell from a fragrance named Kapsule Woody. Sure, there's woodsiness galore, but it's a little more than just a forest.

On my skin Kapsule Woody is quite masculine, but I don't mind. The woods in this fragrance are quite earthy and rich, however occasionally I sense a delightful tobacco and plummy goodness that is quite resinous and delicious.

Perhaps some will be confused by my description, but Kapsule Woody smells like something from a by-gone era, medieval perhaps. There's something very soothing and sensual about it too, which encourages me to keep inhaling this glorious scent.

I swear I can smell tobacco and ivy in this fragrance, particularly towards the heart. It's kind of sweet in its representation, but not in a sickening way. I love oriental woody scents, so Kapsule Woody is right up my alley. The sillage is to die for as well, being quite trajectory and concentrated. That's not to mention the longevity, which is amazing as well.

One review likened this fragrance to Burberry London for Men which I'll have to agree with. They both share interesting similarities. Kapsule Woody is a wonderful fragrance that I can't help but admire.
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Lola82

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Kapsule Woody
Less is more the scents plays it's self
well in a sparse three note artistry
the plum brings sensuality the oakmoss and
ceder brings masculinity. a minimalistic
elegance that reflects the new millennium
attitude in fashion and in fragrances.

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