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Bold & Woody Fragrances That Will Enhance Your Masculinity

You’ve probably heard the term ‘woody fragrance’. But what is a woody fragrance? Well, woody scents are warm and earthy, with mossy and leathery notes. They are mostly built on base notes of bark and wood oils including sandalwood, pine, and cedar.

A woody fragrance smells like nature. Like hard work. Like adventure. Like…well, like a stereotypical man should smell. If you’re wanting to try out a woody cologne be prepared for a fragrance that’s strong, rich, and earthy.

How to properly apply cologne

You don’t want to spray cologne all over you, as a quality strong fragrance will intensify over time. You just want a light spray on your neck and wrists; however, don’t spray one wrist and then rub your wrists together, as this will lessen the longevity of your cologne. Spray your neck and each wrist, extremely lightly.

If you really want to enhance your fragrance in warmer weather and you’re wearing shorts, try a light spray behind each knee too.

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Here are the best woody colognes that all epitomise modern masculinity.


For the compelling man...

Comme des Garçons $86.00
Wonderwood has a compelling, resinous scent that is hypnotic, addictive, and undeniably woody. With key notes of oud, cedarwood, sandalwood, cypress wood, gaïac wood, one may think it’s an overload of woody scents, but this fragrance is simply sensational.

Encre Noir

For the man in charge...

Lalique $25.75
With key notes of vetiver, cashmere, bourbon and cypress, Lalique’s Encre Noir is a fragrance for successful men in charge. An overall earthy and woody scent, one spray of this reasonably priced cologne will last you all day.

He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood

For the nature-loving man...

Dsquared2 $374.96
Inspired by Canadian mountains, He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood is certainly a woody fragrance. With key notes of amber, incense and musk, along with violet, Canadian lily, white pepper, vetiver, and cedar, this fragrance is perfect for the extremely rugged.

Oud Wood

For the exotic man...

Tom Ford $263.00
A rich composition of exotic woods and spices, Tom Ford’s Oud Wood has an exotic, smokey wooden fragrance. With key notes of oud wood, sandalwood, and Chinese pepper, Oud Wood is a captivating cologne.

Dior Homme

For the sensual man...

Dior $100.00
An alluring scent, Dior Homme is both spicy and woody. With a distinctively sexy fragrance, Dior Homme has key notes of Atlas cedar, patchouli, and vetiver and will leave the ladies wanting more.