He Wood is so much more than its simple name implies. Yes, it's got a woody smell, but rather than smelling like a sawmill, it creates a full bloom, panoramic aura that captures the scent of being outside in the woods.
The core of this scent is violet leaf, a material that is amazingly multifaceted, providing He Wood with green, vegetal, woody, spicy and damp smells. It gives the fragrance an icy, wet chill, while also providing minty green and peppery notes to the blend. If cold water had a smell, it would smell sort of like He Wood.
There's warm cedarwood in here as well, though it isn't quite as prominent as the violet leaf. That's actually a good thing, because together, the cedar and violet create an incredibly transparent, airy aura that smells fresh, watery and woodsy all at once, and never smells synthetic. If you've ever been near a lake in the woods during the fall, you'll recognize this smell. He Wood captures the essence of mountain lakes and forests beautifully.
He Wood is a lovely and unique green woody fragrance that sets itself apart from all other wood or violet based scents. Green and wood scent fans have to give this a sniff.
MY RATING: 8.5/10
Fragrance House: Dsquared