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    This is probably my next purchase if TM's PH doesn't go through. What do you guys think of it? Describe what it might smell like to a non-experienced nose?

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    It is excellent. I find it has a lot in common with the also excellent Encre Noir, but where I think Wonderwood distinguishes itself is in the dry-down.
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    I don't know, but if you're considering getting another CDG fragrance, order it from Hervia and you'll save a good chunk of change. I just got Hinoki and 2 man. Have not tried Wonderwood as of yet though....

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    Very synthetic-woody with a textural, slightly hissy cedar/sandalwood dry down. I liked it but not enough to own a full bottle.
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    Tried it. It's a very nice scent.

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    I found this one extraordinarily loud! For some reason it projected as much as the only other sample I ever had to double-bag: Kouros.

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    It's one of my favorites. Definitely top 3.
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    I like the oud note in this one.

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    I'm a huge Comme Des Garcons fan but I find Wonderwood to be among their least interesting compositions. Smells nice but whatever you're looking for (sandalwood, oud, woods), there are better options out there. Basically it's CDG for people who actually don't like CDG.


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    Wonderwood by Comme des Garcons - Welcome to the wide world of woods! The interesting opening is a dank, forest tree scent, supplied by the melange of warm sandalwood, hints of zesty bergamot and anise-like, caraway seeds, earthy vetiver and creamy guaic wood. This impressive concoction is reminescent of a felled tree in a rain forest, with the attendant damp and green environs. Transitioning to the waiting middle, spicy pepper, ghosts of apple, plum and floral fruitiness from the cristalin, musky powder from the cashmeran, and savory incense enhance the woody brew. The awesome drydown with its rich cedar and enchanting agarwood tug at this lively heart, and is augmented by a charming patchouli, faintly bathing the cedar and oud in an air of mustiness, and a refreshing, dry cypress, with its hint of spiciness, exalting the pleasing, woody base. This high quality and exceptional composition has good projection, after some 4 hours becoming a skin scent, and excellent longevity.

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    A very nice fragrance. Take Tam Dao, mix it with Encre Noir and you have Wonderwood.

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    I like it. Very woody. Very synthetic (in a positive way).
    Plenty of pepper, vetiver and cedar.

    It projects and lasts long.
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    For me W is a very well put together synth-woody fragrance that I find boring.
    I much prefer oddball scent anyway, especially from Comme.
    Plenty of people love it though, so if you love it you should get it.

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    I only tried one wearing of Wonderwood so far. Initial impression was that it was nice, woody, but yes synthetic and also a fairly safe scent. It did not have any stand out character. It did saturate the entire room I was in, when I applied only a small amount, with it's smell. To me projection like that is unnecessary and overbearing. Wonderwood and Aventus both shared this effect, which my wife noticed and commented negatively on.

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    Don't buy it. This fragrance made of synthetic notes.

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    I wore it a few times while trying to decide if it was worth purchasing a decant or full bottle. I actually find this scent to be the most abrasive, sharp woody fragrance that I have come across. I think that Tam Dao is where you should be looking if you are interested in a woody fragrance. Or if you want something with a little more going on in the composition go with Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble.
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    I just picked up a 100ml's of the Wonderwood and totally dig it. I agree that for the CdG line it's a lil' plain jane, but I think it's a great woody frag and I luv it's versatility.

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    It didn't wow me, but it also didn't disappoint.
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    I am sure that this would make one hell of a Shower Gel or candle.
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    Its synthetic but pleasant for the sharp wood lovers. On my skin however the longevity is average and projection is mediocre.

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    Starts of Very woody, but later descends into this beautiful Mysore sandalwood drydown, I highly recommend this scent! Longevity is 12 hours on my skin, sillage is moderate to a skin scent

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    wood and spice, very nice, very light , something in stile of gucci ph..... not so great longetivity on me, but my skin is wierd

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    A wonderful and manly perfume. Try before.

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    It's a really great fragrance. If you like wood, check it out!

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    Can anyone speak to how Wonderwood performs year round, particularly in the spring and summer. I just purchased it blindly and would love to know your thoughts. Thanks in advanced.

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    sandalwood is good all year round, this is primarily a sandalwood fragrance after an hour or so. Great all your round !

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    Excellent, exactly what I'm looking for.

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    sandalwood is good all year round, this is primarily a sandalwood fragrance after an hour or so. Great all your round !

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    I like this one a lot. Not the best sandalwood out there, but very nice. One of CdG's 3 best fragrances IMO.

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    I love the stuff. I think it works year round, I would just go lighter on the trigger for the hotter months as it could get pretty cloying in the heat if you spray too much. My parents are moving to Hawaii today and my dad took his Wonderwood with him and it'll work great for him.

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    CDG fan since 05. Wonderwood reminds of their energy series. Every time I tried it I was looking at the bottle couldn't believe it's actually CDG.

    Sandalwhat? It's 100% synth there is not a drop of sandalwood oil there

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