Wode (2008)
    by Boudicca

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    Wode is a women's fragrance by Boudicca. The scent was launched in 2008

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    50ml EdP

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    deadidol's avatar

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    This review is for the original version of the scent (not the paint).

    Geza Schoen is hit or miss with me, and this oneís quite a missólargely based on personal preference though as Wode contains accords that I rarely enjoy. This scent mixes green, vegetal notes with spices and a rubbery leather over a musky amber-ish base. If I had my way, juniper, cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, and sage would all be banned from perfumery, and thatís much of what Wode contains. Itís a convoluted melange of cooking spices and herbs over vaguely synthetic components (some kind of floral-ish accord, ďleatherĒ etc.) Itís all funneled into a relatively cohesive and compact scent, but the end result is quite removed from the kind of thing I dig. If youíre into smelling like something that strolled out of a country kitchen via an S&M club, then this could work for you. To me, it's very close to "scrubber."

    P.S. I was trying to recall what this reminds me of and I just noticed someone else mentioned Bois' D'Ombre. That's it! Bag of rotten veggies, pretty much.

    13th January, 2015 (Last Edited: 14th January, 2015)

    Kaern's avatar

    United Kingdom United Kingdom

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    Has this been reformulated? Smells about as 'feminine' as Bandit but not as good.

    Plastic leather sounds about right here -- also dry and musty with a touch of the orient floating about.

    It works ok and lasts for ages -- not very expensive either. A little strange though.

    08th December, 2014

    Way Off Scenter's avatar

    United States United States

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    Genre: Woods

    A review of the "new," reformulated Wode, which bears no resemblance to the gaunt leather composition Boudicca once offered under this name:

    Maybe (OK, likely,) thereís something wrong with my nose, but Iím not feeling the love for Wode. After a light, brisk, lemony cardamom top note, all I get out of this scent is a commonplace clean white musk and some rather harsh woody aromachemicals. The structure, such as it is, seems bare and impoverished Ė an exercise in minimalism thatís miscalculated and slipped from provocatively spare to disappointingly dull. Hardcore fans of Geza Schoenís work for the Escentric Molecules line may enjoy the similarly ascetic Wode, but I do not.

    19th November, 2014 (Last Edited: 22nd November, 2014)

    alfarom's avatar

    Italy Italy

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    If you're into experimental fragrances this is something worth checking out. An interesting rendition of leather which takes the distance from other fragrances in the same vein by achieving a luxury vibe via non-conventional languages. In this context, Wode is similar to what Comme Des Garcons or, let's say, Martin Margiela have done with their clothes collections. High-end luxury goods with a remarkable avant-garde/punk attitude.

    Wode it's just lie that. It's a punk leather jacket wore on a chiffon white shirt or, if you prefer, it's like going to an S&M party wearing a Rick Owens' leather courset.

    How it smells like? Non-animalic yet incredibly realistic raw leather, dark green vegetals and spices blended together in a petrol-like magma that's overall crude yet quite compelling. Both projection and lasting power are average.

    The fragrance is available in two different editions: Scent and Paint (both of them coming in a aluminum paint-like can). The former it's stronger and comes as a traditionally transparent liquid while the latter is an actual cobalt-blue paint that when sprayed on clothes end/or body, magically disappears after a few minutes...Scary.

    Caution: The typical fragrance that makes perfume purists horrifying.

    26th March, 2012 (Last Edited: 27th March, 2012)

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    I love this scent! I have a full bottle of the paint and a sample of the perfume.

    Paint: Longevity on my skin is about 30 minutes, but on fabric is much longer - 8-24 hours. The bottle actually says not to spray it on skin. The paint is a much lighter version, salty and perfect for a wet spring day, with a foamy note. I find it both familiar and unique at the same time.

    Scent: Complex and gorgeous, but very musty on me. It is very dark-green in feel, like walking through a northern forest. The hemlock is lovely. If it weren't so musty, I would buy a full bottle in a second.

    05th February, 2012

    Andrewthecologneguy's avatar

    Nigeria Nigeria

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    This was love at first sniff. And the love has not faded. Scored a can in Germany after reading about the 'vanishing blue paint'. It is currently the crown jewel of my collection...and that is saying a lot. I'll tell you why.
    When showing a sizeable collection to your friends and whomever else, it is nice to be able to demonstrate the deep blue paint that magically disappears. Oh and it smells wonderful. Dry, very very dry sweet cement. Very simple and linear. Unisex? Not sure, but don't care. I love it.
    If you can find it, buy it. Even if you don't like the scent, the blue paint is awesome.

    24th June, 2010

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