He Wood Dsquared has a clear note of eucalyptol for almost all its duration. I wanted to get this statement out of my system, because in the other reviews I looked at, it’s not even mentioned in passing, and having such a unique view on a smell of a perfume sometimes makes me uncomfortable. So if you’re reading this and you happen to know Dsquared2 He Wood already, please leave a comment below and let me know if I’m proudly right, or terribly wrong.
So, eucalyptol we were saying. It’s actually so vivid and present that (at least during the first ten minutes) you could actually use it as a chest rub for your congested nose. You don’t want to do that though: there are cheaper options on the market, but also because this Dsquared Fragrance will soon gain in complexity.
And as it evolves, it does what it says on the wood-framed bottle: woods come in and mix with the eucalyptol. Woods are quite nice, soft and warm, but also slightly green and damp, like tree bark after the rain. This structure won’t change much until the base notes, when eucalyptol disappears completely, and what remains is green wood, with musk, light florals, and a small amount of amber.
Although not mind-blowingly complex, Dsquared2 He Wood offers a pretty interesting dialogue between the two main notes. It’s just a two-sided accord, but it hits the nail on the head. If you want something straightforwardly masculine for an everyday use, but you don’t want to smell like a lemon tree, or like you just had a shower with sea water, then I would recommend it.