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holy_wood (2017)
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Year of Launch2017
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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PerfumerFrank Voelkl

About holy_wood

In a neo-stalgic tribute to 1970s California, holy_wood celebrates both the New Age spiritual awakening of the era and the creative explosion of the New Hollywood cinema movement. Just as technical innovations allowed young directors like Scorsese or Altman to reinvent American cinematography, master perfumer Frank Voelkl uses cutting-edge materials to create a luminous modern version of the signature accord of that decade: rose and patchouli. Shorn of its musty facets, the latter reincarnates as the ethereal Clearwood®. Rose Petal Nature Print®, an airy “capture” of flower’s scent, breathes life into the classic note, sprinkled with sparkling pink pepper SFE. Two floral divas, Bulgarian rose and jasmine sambac, add a touch of Golden-Age Hollywood glamour to the streamlined blend, on a bed of mystical sandalwood and luxurious suede. Turn on, tune in, waft out!

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There is one review of holy_wood.
This starts with a baffling mentholated blast of pure Vicks VapoRub that completely knocks out my sinuses and renders everything basically unsmellable.

I smell occasional blips of "menthol-lyptus", and random wisps of jammy rose. And maybe a touch of saffron, but it's mostly just a weird sense that something's there that I sense more as an absence than a direct smell.

This is confusing in that it feels like a series of mistakes pretending to be art. That VapoRub explosion, being so different and so much stronger than everything else, feels like they simply got the chemistry wrong, like it was unintended but they just decided to go with it anyway. I've given this multiple tries and I'm giving up trying to like it.
17th October, 2020

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