Neutral Reviews of He Wood Ocean Wet Wood by Dsquared2

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    sjg3839's avatar
    United States United States

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    Nice aquatic that has great longevity. Smells like a lot of marine scents I smelled before. But don't get me wrong, this is a nice fragrance. I got it for about $27.00, and think it was well worth it. 7/10

    20th March, 2014

    Zgb's avatar
    Croatia Croatia

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    It's indeed a smell of wet wood, I'll give it credit to that. It smells nice. Apart from that it has no special characteristic or "feeling" that it creates so I've got nothing more to say about it really. I'll rate it neutral, although it mayhaps deserves more, currently I find it somehow uninspiring.

    06 April, 2013

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    "Rant" but no "Rave" !

    “Ocean” is more a sketch, than a fully rendered seascape: Instead, it's simply a log, just beginning to macerate in a pond of artemisia and violet infusion. "Oasis Wet Wood", done. It's simple, and it's linear; and as such, I like it a lot. "Marketing" should have stopped at that. But to call this "Ocean"? That just brings up a whole new set of expectations. This is barely "seashore".

    As far as "flankers" go, it's somewhat disappointing. If "Rocky Mountain" painted a different portrait of HeWood, "Ocean" simply drew a mustache on him !! Essentially just adding Calone to the original, isn't going to make this a great "flanker". In fact, the biggest disappointment here, IS that “water" accord. Which comes off as being still, and murky -lacking the salt infused energy of the sea. Blame it on the patchouli in the "base"; working against the water effect. It both, dulled, and "grounded" the composition -even though it technically gave the fragrance better longevity in the end.

    Alberto Morillas is usually formidable. But Daphne Bugey really should have asked Jacques Cavallier, instead ! To partner-up her HeWood with the beautifully vivid ocean in his Bvlgari Aqua pour homme (or even, Aqua Marine). The result could have been my new "signature". As things stand, I still like it. I Just don't love it. *Sighhhh...*

    Longevity:9/10 (in base)
    Projection (summer temperatures):8/10 (in mid)
    Art/Creatives: 6/10 (concept and scent execution
    only-bottle stays status quo in this series)
    How: casual, work or play, summer only,
    by yourself picking lint out of your navel.

    12 October, 2012 (Last Edited: 29 March, 2014)

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