An everyday scent doesn't have to be exclusively in the citrus and floral realm. The woody family has just as much to offer for your daily spritzing needs, especially if you're looking for something that's a little earthy and spicy but still refreshing. Scroll through the scents below for some add to cart-worthy bottles!
1. Tom Ford Oud Wood
Oud Wood is subtler than its dark bottle makes it seem. It's a warm, comforting scent that feels like a fireplace in winter. Thanks to the fusion of rosewood, amber, and cardamom with the incense-like whiff of oud, it's earthy yet impressively refreshing.
TRY: Tom Ford Oud Wood Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, Rustan's Makati
2. Diptyque Tam Dao
The sandalwood in Tam Dao is extracted from 60-year-old trees from East India. The highly-concentrated oil gives the scent a soft, creamy fragrance that comes as close to liquid meditation as you can get.
TRY: DIPTYQUE Tam Dao Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, Powerplant Mall
3. Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt
Wood Sage & Sea Salt is definitely one you'd want to wear on the beach. It's the kind of light and earthy scent that freshens you right up without needing a shocking zest of citrus.
TRY: Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne, P8,150, Rustan's
4. Chloé Nomade Absolu
Nomade Absolu bridges the gap between fruity and woody scents by being both. It boasts of a mirabelle plum top note that makes it sweet enough to please any nose, but then it settles into a warm cocktail of oakmoss and sandalwood for a sultry finish.
TRY: Chloé Nomade Absolu Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, Chloe
5. Gucci Mémoire d'une Odeur
Though not exactly a woody fragrance, the sandalwood and cedarwood in Mémoire d'une Odeur completes its elegant, unique flavor that revolves around the soft floral notes of chamomile and jasmine.
TRY: Gucci Mémoire d'une Odeur Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, Department Stores
6. Hermès Terre d’Hermès
For citrus fanatics who want to semi-literally foray into the woods, start your treck with Terre d'Hermès. It opens with a familiar zing of orange to lure you in, though it's the earthy, herbal whiffs from cedar and shiso that'll make it a mainstay on your vanity.
TRY: Hermès Terre d’Hermès Parfum, price unavailable, Greenbelt 5
7. Berdoues 1902 Vetiver
Vetiver is fresh and green as it is woody, like the perfect summer spritz that won't make you smell like you came from a lemon farm. It's basically what many would call a "masculine" scent, but if you ask us, everyone can definitely enjoy it.
TRY: Berdoues 1902 Vetiver Eaux de Cologne, P1,850, Rustan's