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Best Smelling Woody Colognes for Men

What is a woody fragrance?

No other fragrance style combines elegance and the vibrant nature of the great outdoors quite like the woody fragrances. Imagine the scent of a campfire on a cool night, an old wood cook stove, a forest full of trees, or a carpenter’s workshop. Woody fragrances capture the essence of all these experiences. Plus, they exude a warmth that makes them essential colognes during the fall and winter

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A solid woody fragrance should be a staple in every man’s fragrance collection, so if you don’t have one or you’re looking to acquire another, take a look at some of our favorites below. 

Best Wood Fragrances for Men

Best Smelling Woody Colognes

Comme des Garcons Wonderwood Eau De Parfum Spray

Wonderwood might just be the king of woody fragrances. One whiff of this and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a carpenter’s shed. Notes of Virginia cedar, agarwood, and sandalwood give this fragrance its unmistakable woody base, while vetiver, cypress, and Madagascar pepper give it a dash of freshness and spiciness. 

Best Smelling Woody Colognes

Terre d'Hermes by Hermes for Men 

Terre D’Hermes combines woodiness, citrus, and spiciness for a seriously elegant fragrance that’s perfect to wear at the office or out at night. Notes of orange, vetiver, pepper, and cedar dominate this scent. If you’re into the freshness of citrus, but need a fragrance with some warmth, add this bottle to your collection.

Best Smelling Woody Colognes

Dsquared2 He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood Eau de Toilette Spray 

Dsquared2 He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood radiates sleekness and freshness, and it all starts with the square bottle, which comes encased in a square, dark brown, wooden casing. The fragrance opens with a blast of violet, which eventually dries down to highlight notes of cedar, vetiver, and pepper.  

Best Smelling Woody Colognes

Givenchy Gentleman 

This gorgeous scent combines notes of patchouli, honey, cedar. It has a warm, subtle sweetness to it that’s dangerously captivating. The elegance of Gentleman makes it perfect for nighttime wear. 

Best Smelling Woody Colognes

Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Wood 

A*Men Pure Wood delivers a classy, outdoorsy, campfire scent, but with an added twist of sweetness thanks to the notable presence of vanilla. Notes include oak, coffee, vanilla, patchouli, and cypress. And for any ladies who are interested in woody fragrances, many women report wearing this themselves and loving it.


Born and raised in Austin, David is a dedicated writer and avid fragrance lover. When he's not trying out perfumes, he enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants.