So...funny thing. This past Saturday my wife and I were testing out some frags. We tested a lot of Creeds and a few Jo Malones. I like Creed Santal Imperial and I was debating picking it up. I sprayed it on my arm and went on my way to walk around for a while to see how it developed...on my way out of Nordstroms I saw the Jo Malone line and I had never tried out Vetiver Cologne, so I sprayed in on the other arm and we left. I really liked the Jo Malone Vetiver and so we came back after 30 min or so and picked up some samples of Santal Imperial and Vetiver Cologne.
Ok, sorry for the long explanation. Anyway, then we went to another frag store and I just sprayed some Kenzo Woody on a test strip and we left to travel our 2 hours home. I smelled the test strip as we got in the car and I was surprised because Kenzo Woody smelled almost exactly like Santal Imperial mixed with Vetiver. It really shocked me. When we got back home I sprayed a little Santal Imperial and Vetiver Cologne on a piece of paper, and, there it was-Kenzo Woody, only a little creamier.
So, what's the point of my story? Kenzo Woody is a great scent...I liked it before but now that I feel like my nose has been refined a little, I like it even more. It's weird that it is a combination of 2 "higher-end" frags. So, I say, if you like both the Vetiver and Santal Imperial than save yourself about $250 bucks and go for Kenzo Woody, you won't be disappointed. Just so you know, my wife smelled it on the test strip and said that it smelled like the two I had tried mixed together, before I was even able to tell her...so there are 2 noses that agree.