The perfumes launched by the house DSQUARED² were always inspired by nature. For the second part of the story initiated in 2007 with He Wood, brothers Dean and Dan Caten presented He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood, a masculine fragrance arrived on the market in 2009 and developed by perfumer Daphne Bugey.
A woody spicy fragrance with vetiver accord as its dominant note, He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood was constructed, as indicated by the name, with the emphasis on 3 elements: Rocky accords, Mountain accords and Wood accords. And for remaining faithful to the rest of the house’s creations, the natural beauty of Canada provided the source of inspiration.
In spite of the fact that I liked the original, I wasn’t quite enthusiast to sniff He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood, because I imagined it as a re-interpretation of its predecessor. When I finally managed to sample it last year in Sephora I realized that I was so wrong.
From the outcome, I was pleasantly surprised by the opening which was pungent, yet with a delicate touch. Top notes: white pepper, violet and lily. Then, for the second part my nostrils perceived the delight produced by the interesting aroma of wood. Heart notes: vetiver and cedarwood. And finally, the closing accords provided that exquisite aroma of incense that was all that I needed for convincing me. Base notes: amber, musk and incense.
The bottle that encloses He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood is a replica of He Wood’s bottle, an elegant shape made from glass and natural wood and the only modification in the wood’s color scheme which turned darker. This fragrance brings the whole concept of the woody perfume to a more sophisticated level, ideal for a man with refined taste.
DSQUARED² He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood Perfume Details
- He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood by DSQUARED² is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Spicy
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2009
- Perfumer: Daphne Bugey
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual