Refined Woods 2021

Refined Woods by David Beckham
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6.5 / 10 23 Ratings
Refined Woods is a perfume by David Beckham for men and was released in 2021. The scent is woody-citrusy. It is being marketed by Coty.
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Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
CardamomCardamom Clary sageClary sage CitronCitron
Heart Notes Heart Notes
LavenderLavender GeraniumGeranium IrisIris
Base Notes Base Notes
CedarwoodCedarwood Tonka beanTonka bean VetiverVetiver


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Flowing Artistic Light Over Dark Rustic Wood
Are you intrigued by the mountains? Picturesque landscapes of lakes, forests, mountains and valleys? And what about the resinous aroma of freshly sawn wood? Then the Kootenay region of British Columbia in Canada is your highly coveted location. What are you waiting for? If I imagine a dark, untouched forest, Canada, British Columbia, Kootenay, with its Kootenay Lake, nestled in the Purcell Mountains, comes to mind. The woods are luxuriant with larches, cedars, pines, firs and yew trees. Using raw materials gathered from nature, one can create rustic woodwork combined with a fluid artistic glow. Paintings that transcend one to another place or time. Each piece is as unique as your imagination will allow. Coasters, charcuterie boards, birdhouses, all the minor items and not-so-small bits and pieces of the Kootenays. The Refined Woods perfume shares the same aroma with these objects during the processing of raw, resinous, dry wood.

About the cologne, Refined Woods is an oriental woody fragrance, a creation by Symrise perfumer Alexandra Carlin, the nose behind Kyoto , Leather Essence , and BlackSoul Eau de Toilette, to mention some of my collection’s items. It features a heavy aromatic slant that ideally carries you to distant lands, staying at home while travelling the world. The fragrance opens with a super wood boost of spicy, herby infusion of balmy green cardamom and silver clary sage. A semisweet of freshly grated nutmeg reinforces the spiciness. For a few moments, I catch a sweet and crispy green apple, like in the Boss Bottled Eau de Toilette, but nothing mirroring it. I am puzzled to notice that there is no bergamot, or other sweet fruits, because I quickly get dashes of fruity sweetness. A tinge of zestiness pops up, courtesy of the citrus citron rind note that beguiles the nostrils.

Refined Woods slowly leads to an earthy-floral heart notes of iris taking center stage, enhanced by aromatic touches of lavender and geranium. The purplish lavender appears slightly herbaceous, and the geranium leaves add a deep, green touch. The dustiness of the orris root is tamed and perceptible without the nuance of talcum powder, lipstick, or any sort of makeup.

In the ultimate phase, the spicy and woody warmth of roasted beans, both woods and roots, underline the fragrance’s character. Thin, dry cedar wood and the fragile aspects of rooted vetiver create a suave and manly experience. Instead, roasted tonka adds a semisweet smokiness reminiscent of the fragrant smell of dewy tobacco leaves. A spicy nuance of vanilla also shines through, which, however, does not alter the perfume’s direction or make it cloying or close to a baked dessert. These hints of some tobacco and some vanilla give it an amber, slightly resinous and incensed touch and oriental and woody accords. What remains on the skin, in the long run, is a trail of ambroxan and super ISO E, salty and woody undertones. This one has a more masculine edge than Aromatic Greens and Infinite Aqua.

Out of the three in David Beckham Collection’s new long lasting EDP line, this is the most performing. Both projection and longevity are close to average, courtesy of the aromatic, woody and earthy aspects. I think each fragrance suits better a specific season, and this one is great for cooler days and evenings of fall. Both business and leisure are suitable occasions. It is not offensive, so go safe with it. The cologne is light, well-balanced, both fresh and warm, with a touch of sweetness, and is recommended for those seeking a clean-cut fragrance.

I'm basing my opinion on a bottle I've owned since June 2023 (BC 3030).



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