Cotswold 2021

Cotswold by Pineward
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Cotswold is a new perfume by Pineward for women and men and was released in 2021. The scent is smoky-woody. The longevity is above-average.
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Nicholas Nilsson (Brand owner, Perfume maker)

Fragrance Notes

CedarCedar
SmokeSmoke
Oak woodOak wood
Pine needlePine needle
VanillaVanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.719 Ratings

Longevity

8.419 Ratings

Sillage

7.419 Ratings

Bottle

7.117 Ratings
Submitted by Chizza, last update on 29.11.2021.
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8
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
7
Bottle
6
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221 Reviews
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Sweet, smoky, resinous, dense - apt for cooler weather
Sampling Pineward Cotswold, a smoky, sweet, resinous mix featuring cedar, vanilla, oak, and pine, noticeably less green and fresh than Boreal, and with less pine than Bindebole, and without the apple of Apple Tabac. It’s a layered yet straightforward blend that really works for the cooler weather and strikes me as a staple, agreeable offering for fans of natural, dense blends like this, midway between and spicy while being dark and resinous throughout, the resin itself being unclear but not giving me a distinct vibe of, say, myrrh or olibanum.

Some immediate comparisons that come to mind, while not remotely replicas, are, with their more distinguishing notes in parentheses: Kerosene Broken Theories (tobacco), Slumberhouse Ore (pepper), and Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser (myrrh), as each has a vaguely similar arrangement of vanilla/woods/resins while having a notably distinct aspect/note of its own. Cotswold is more agreeable and central than any of the others, so it’s an easy recommendation to try even if it is less boundary-pushing than the comparisons.

Overall, I love Cotswold, and it hits the mark, even if I feel like I’ve smelled it before somewhat in other fragrances. Performance is great, and the pricing is the same as the rest of the line, at $135/80 for 37/17ml.

I could see this being a crowd favorite of the line, particularly for those looking for something less pine-centric.

8 out of 10
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Longevity
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Sillage
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Bottle
Chizza
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Top Review    33  
Forests covered with smoke patina
Klausi Kotzwald moved to England a few years ago and since no one could pronounce his name, they called him Cotswold. Anyway, every few years he travelled back to his home in Aicha vorm Wald in Bavaria to visit his now elderly parents. Now he sat handcuffed in a police van. The parents both murdered. The bloody knife was covered with Klausi's DNA. Next to him a still perplexed inspector Wensker. Accompanied by the two buffoons Schubert and Haller, who scalded each other's crotch today in the local bakery when they poured vice versa very hot coffee into each other's loins as a joke. Wensker now had to find out the truth before Polli Polumna from the local cheese paper opened up and the news spread through the village. But what was that smell, anyway? Later this smell then stylised into a scent would be called Cotswold but let's stay in the here and now.

"Ok, Mr. Kotzwald....what smells so good here, like burnt wood with vanilla? And also, did you kill your parents? Brought them over the Jordan? Knifed them?"
"What do you think you're doing? Of course no! I was baking. I had already scraped out the vanilla. Suddenly my oak board was on fire and that smoke, I must have ingested it."
"Smells really good. Ok but let's get to the 50 knife stabs."
"Slipped while scraping out a vanilla bean, that was an accident."
"Fifty times?"
"What can I say? I'm a bit of a klutz."
With that, Klausi Kotzwald laughed mischievously.
"Ok...don't you think you kind of smell like singed pine needles too?"
"Oh, that's because I use them to garnish my roasted meats, I kind of like the roasted flavors."

Wensker stood up wordlessly and gathered His thoughts. Could such a thug really have accidentally committed this act? Just like that, out of the blue? He smelled good, granted. That melange of smoky wood, the little addition of vanilla that made the scent seem aromatic. The man smelled like a wooden hut, years old, always very well maintained but still not hiding the age. Madness! But he digressed. It was about the murder, after all. What would Kojak do now? Or Inspector Drebin? Bingo! "Mr. Wensker?"
Wensker was snapped out of his thoughts. "Yes please?"
"Take a look at this."
The men stared at the screen and actually saw Klausi Cotswold accidentally slip permanently and apparently it ran in the family. The parents were constantly shooting themselves in the knife again like in a bad clown show.

"Should we release him?"
"No. He has to stay a little longer because of his scent."
So Wensker noted to himself the mellowing of the scent. The slight withdrawal of smoke to allow room for green sprinkles. The vanilla, which almost offered the little too much, but then always walked on the border, but did not cross it. Or on the knife's edge, as Wensker jokingly thought. An aromatic ride, in which the forest was clearly visible, but at the same time not because of the smouldering fire. It wasn't burning, it was smoking. The cones and needles took on a dirty patina of smoke. Beautiful, he thought. He was going to ask Wool if he could create something for perfume. And they'd call it Cotswold. Everyone would think of the English countryside, but no one of Klausi Kotzwald. Ingenious, Wensker thought.
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