Banana Republic seems to take its perfume names seriously. Or also his clientele.
Three fragrances of this manufacturer I know so far: Oud Mosaic actually smells like oud, Vintage Green smells really crisp green (although not vintage) and Neroli Woods smells like neroli (orange blossom or bitter orange blossom). Only "Woods", that is, there are no woods. Meant here but probably a forest of orange trees in full bloom.
This orange blossom goes in the direction of 4711 Echt Kölnisch Wasser. Not in the direction of Petit Matin, where it seems quite synthetic (but good!).
Neroli Woods is a classic fragrance for neroli lovers! Neroli is in the foreground and is only slightly complemented with fresh tangerine, as well as with light musk.
Similarities with Creed's original Vetiver, as has already been suggested here, I can not perceive. There, the orange blossom is part of an overall composition, here it stands as a solo instrument in the foreground. Only in the common ambered musk finish, both come a little closer.
Neroli is a lovely fragrance with a relaxing effect. Neroli for itself but smells rather boring and needs something fresh, or green support. Exactly that was implemented here, and so unobtrusively that you almost have the impression that you would smell exclusively Neroli.
Only then, for example, if you have already once turned away with shudders from the simple Spanish Nenuco baby water, you realize that Neroli has been aptly complemented here, and is thus portable, interesting and pleasant.
No surprise, no high-flyer, but a nice summer scent for neroli lovers.
I will keep the bottle because it was not expensive and because I still feel like orange blossom from time to time.
And if this orange blossom one is then still offered in such a wonderful, heavy, high-quality bottle, one can only say: A good product, at a very good price. (As long as it stays under 35,- Euro. But I also understand everyone who is willing to pay more)