In this family, wood notes take center stage. Refined and long-lasting notes such as sandalwood, cedar wood, and vetiver dominate the composition, accented with other notes that give new form to these highly versatile ingredients. For instance, the instantly likeable Eight and Bob takes all three of these wood notes and injects a beguiling salt water effect reminding us of the sea.
For a fragrance family with a dark and serious side, Dry Woods privilege the assertive, multi-faceted, and unsweetened notes of tobacco and leather. If gentle trails of cigar smoke and old leather jackets sound appealing, then this is the appropriate category. Egypt imagines how a barbershop might smell in Egypt, and Bois d'Ascese by Naomi Goodsir makes use of the aroma of peat smoke that one would often find in a smoky Scotch whisky.