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Citrus & Wood (2011)
by Yardley

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Citrus & Wood information

Year of Launch2011
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 66 votes)

People and companies

HouseYardley
Parent CompanyLornamead

About Citrus & Wood

Citrus & Wood is a masculine fragrance by Yardley. The scent was launched in 2011

Reviews of Citrus & Wood

"Poor man's Terre d'Hermès" indeed, but given the price, that's definitely a plus. And it's not the only one, actually. Citrus & Wood is definitely similar to Ellena's bestseller to many extents, as it is basically the exact same "airy", hyper-clean, very contemporary Iso-E infused woody blend with a zesty, classic eau de cologne-inspired top accord of citrus notes. But it has a couple of unexpected twists that make it quite worthy the purchase regardless of whether you like and/or Terre already.

First, Citrus & Wood is even cleaner and crisper than Terre d'Hermès, slightly more soapy and floral, a bit spicier at heart, and somehow overall less syntethic as well. I've tested it extensively in the past few days and that's probably the feature I enjoyed the most - the fact that it smells very laid-back, very natural even if it obviously isn't, not cloying and not "plastic" at all as one may expect. The citrus notes do smell like proper citrus, properly fading in a couple of minutes as proper citrus notes do, and the woody notes do smell like realistic, freshly cut, sharp wood (Ikea stuff, don't expect any raw- dirty smokiness). It's obviously that ubiquitous industrial cedar-pencil aromachemical again, but Yardley's staff did a great job in infusing some life in it and making it smell smoother, softer, less dry and less blatantly artificial as many others did. Partially thanks to the use of the floral tones and partially to the quality top citrus accord, it all smells very uplifting, fresh, vibrant and classy.

Shortly this is a great clean citrus-woody scent which can be perfect basically anythine and anywhere, more than safe and greatly inoffensive but classy and pleasant. A great alternative to Terre d'Hermès (and similar scents) with a smoother, lighter and cleaner presence. The projection is decent and the persistence is a bit short - as you'd fairly expect with this type of notes, but given the cheap price and the fantastic top notes, it's a pleasure to reapply.

7/10
12th May, 2017
Poor man's Terre d'Hermès.

***
04th March, 2017 (last edited: 26th March, 2017)
Smells just like Terre d'Hermes, but at a fraction of the cost.
30th May, 2016

Citrus and Wood is well named: It lists six citrus notes (bergamot, lime, grapefruit, orange, lemon, mandarin), and six wood notes (elemi, birchwood, sandalwood, cedar, vetiver, patchouli). These notes combine to form a fragrance that is somewhat akin to Terre d’Hermes, but I think the resemblance is primarily coincidence. If it were a copy it would have included a mineral note. Rather, this is simply a new presentation of the kind of fragrance that has been traditional for years and years: citrus and wood. It’s a Yardley fragrance, so I am not surprised that its longevity is less than stellar – Much like Roger & Gallet, Yardley has a long history of making all kinds of eau de colognes and scented waters; for example: English Lavender 1873.

This scent fits very nicely into Yardley’s traditional offerings. It begins with a solid, enjoyable citrus accord, and it should be nice because they’ve been making citrus colognes for close to 150 years. The woods are presented more like the woods in a cologne than in an EDT: the woods are light and they aim for balance and substance rather than for resin and extended longevity.

Citrus & Woods is an excellent scent if it is taken for what it is: a long lasting EDC that presents a deft use of citrus and a gentle presentation of woods. It is judiciously spiced with pepper, cumin, ginger, and carrot seed; it is augmented with moss and green tea; and it is mildly sweetened with amber, tonka, and vanilla. An added value to C & W is that it happens to resemble a popular and desirable designer fragrance: Terre d’Hermes.
17th February, 2016
Good office scent. Fresh, clean citrus and smooth woody dry down with decent longevity. Nothing earth shattering (considering its very similar to Terre d' Hermes) but a good solid scent especially for the price. Enjoy!
09th February, 2016 (last edited: 28th April, 2017)
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As others have noted, this is basically the same as Terre D'Hermes. There are subtle differences, and Terre probably has a tiny bit more skank to it and harsher, arguably more interesting notes.

That said, these are very close and Citrus & Wood with its slightly subtler tones is very wearable and a huge cut above 9 out of 10 aftershaves. I think I actually prefer this to Terre now, but was surprised to see that, having sorted the label out (it now looks a bit classier than the pic above), they've also upped the price by a third - it is still an utter bargain and is going to be one of my go to aftershaves for the forseeable.

Lovely.
15th October, 2015

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