Vibe Variations

(Wood Legacy) 2024

(Wood Legacy) by Zara
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8.1 / 10 9 Ratings
A new perfume by Zara for men, released in 2024. The scent is woody-spicy.
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Main accords

Woody
Spicy
Synthetic
Green
Creamy

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Black pepperBlack pepper Dark chocolateDark chocolate Oak woodOak wood
Heart Notes Heart Notes
CedarwoodCedarwood Tonka beanTonka bean
Base Notes Base Notes
AmberAmber MossMoss MuskMusk PatchouliPatchouli VanillaVanilla

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Scent
8.19 Ratings
Longevity
7.38 Ratings
Sillage
6.58 Ratings
Bottle
7.010 Ratings
Submitted by Tuninho, last update on 15.06.2024.
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The fragrance is part of the "Vibe Variations" collection.

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3 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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8
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5
Sillage
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Longevity
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Scent
Elysium

826 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
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A Spicy Aftertaste From A Stolen Kiss
I’m afraid I was a little hasty in expressing my first impressions. The first time, spraying the perfume on the strip of paper, I had only perceived a few nuances, those that reminded me of the He Wood parfumes. But now that I’ve bought it, smelled it again, and sprayed it on my skin, I can fully experience all its colours and get some crazy vibes. What’s new? It is the same bottle used for the Metallics series, this time the cap is black, a white cardboard box that reproduces the texture of genuine coarse-grained leather, and the name of the perfume is written in large letters and enclosed in brackets. Wood Legacy is the name chosen for this perfume, which clashes a bit with the keynotes mentioned: dark chocolate, tonka bean, and patchouli. Woody, gourmand, or earthy? What will be the dominant character of this new creature? Let’s try to find out together.

Within the Vibe Variations collection, this represents a fragrance inspired by nature, including some strong odours that may seem unpleasant to our noses. We are ethically accustomed to separating good from bad, and our person does not tolerate the repressed scents of our animalistic instinct. The Eau de parfum Wood legacy is a fragrance with an intriguing, daring spicy, woody accord. The nose behind this fragrance is Alexis Dadier, as posted on his IG account. The first notes that emerge from the spray are dense, freshly sawn wood. A dark wood, without the typical inflexions of cedar pencil shavings, but something that recalls a place, a house, or a room composed entirely or mainly of wood, but also the smell of clean skin. The dark, slightly smoky and spicy nuances of pepper are slowly added, moderate, which embellish without covering the other notes. it’s just a splash, nothing that would bother those who aren’t very fond of this spice. The most trained noses may perceive an odour reminiscent of sweat, clean and never unpleasant. A few minutes and the fragrance takes a bitter direction, like something medicinal, a thick, musky, and bitter syrup. I recognize the aroma of dark chocolate, bitter, actually very bitter, concentrated, which rises as the perfume warms up on my skin. The thing I really like is that the chocolate doesn’t appear like in the other fragrances I already know, but it’s very real. Anyone like me who loves 85% and 90% dark chocolate, which hardly melts in your mouth, will know what I mean to describe. Several times I happened to smell a nuance of coconut, dry, milky, a bit nutty, and creamy but not insidious. Overall, it has a slightly tougher edge that is appealing. it’s incredible how this essence can change so quickly, gradually touching notes and chords that we don’t expect.

The middle unfolds with the warm embrace of tonka bean and cedar wood, creating a harmonious blend that captivates the senses. More, there is a powdery note that adds a sensual touch. I get a lot of orris in the middle, although it is not declared. Not too heavy, just right. Perhaps, courtesy of the unsweetened, almost dusty quality of the cocoa. The scent keeps on going this way until it approaches the dry-down phase. The more it grows, the more it abandons the bitterness in favour of a mild sweetness.

A synthetic musk with a clean sweet musky floral woody odour is used in this fragrance. I get an animalic musk, not soapy, with a salty slant and some contrasts from the earthy patchouli and the powdery coumarins, the vanilla and tonka, a real one that smells genuine. The patchouli reinforces the chocolate vibe, and the vanilla and tonka sweetness balance the bitterness, with plenty of contrasts. The tail is woody and mossy with a touch of powderiness.

In conclusion, the nuances that I receive most are those of dark chocolate, followed by woods and mosses. it is a particular gourmand, in which the sweetish edges do not stand out but rather the bitter and dark ones of the chocolate. The fragrance is very suitable for the colder months, during the evening events of autumn and winter. Even if I would try it during an outdoor summer evening without thinking too much. Maybe precisely in this June when summer is late in arriving, and spring has been almost rainy.

I can say, without hesitation, that I love this cologne. I liked it straight away, on the first ride. Sure, it’s a bit of a jumble of chords, with no clear notes that stand out. But a nice mix, like the orchestra masters playing all together. Never mind that some might call it a mess. It’s my kind of mess. The sillage is delicate but the lasting power, thanks to the high concentration of non-substandard molecular ingredients, is impressive. Let me say that Wood Legacy is not the classic designer perfume, but something more refined and sophisticated, not obvious, a little primitive, and very close to niche perfumes. And just because I can’t get it out of my head, next on the list will be (Vetiverich).

I am formulating my impressions on a bottle I've owned since June 2024 (BC 41010).

-Elysium
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Groovenella

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Groovenella
Groovenella
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My first review....
...deserves this title. And Wood Legacy deserves a review. Such a wonderful unisex fragrance. It turns heads with peppery green, then embodies a spicy creaminess and remains on my skin as a very pleasantly perceptible, ambery-woody coconut with a subtle sweetness that occasionally gives way to a mild freshness. The patchouli remains very subdued or blends wonderfully into the overall composition. WL leaves a well-groomed feeling and for me cannot be assigned to any season.

I sprayed it on yesterday to sleep and my sleep shirt still smells slightly of it.

Tested it properly for the first time today. After a good 5 hours I was able to sniff something every now and then outdoors and that made me happy. It was more of a chance find, as I was interested in the metamber, but my nose failed to detect it. I could hardly believe the scent. So I picked up the next interesting bottle and - bam! - what is that beautiful? Sprayed it on, went for a walk, back to Zara. You often have to be quick, it's better to buy it straight away. First sniff loves are rare.

All in all, Wood Legacy is a very pleasant fragrance, not too dominant and not just skin-deep. For me, it has what it takes to become a signature.
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Soreniglio

18 Reviews
Soreniglio
Soreniglio
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Niche for 20 quids? I'm in
Opens up pretty weird, there's something plasticky or rubbery that I really dislike in it.

Then, something magic happens, and this turns into this dark, chocolatey, creamy woody scent, very different from whatever else I smelled, if this really is inspired by Boccanera by Orto Parisi or Pardon by Nasomatto I can see why, this smell is niche, it's not a standard designer fragrance, it's legit 10/10.

This is insanely good if you bear with the opening, I fucking love this, but it's unwearable in summer imho.

Lasting power seems good too, it sits closer to the skin after not even an hour but even after 6 hours I can still smell it on my skin lightly.

EDIT: Zara owes me money, the frgrance I bought is way fainter than the tester I tried in store, it's enraging, the fragrance is so good that it makes me emotional but the performance is...MEH, 5 hours and it's gone.
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ElysiumElysium 26 days ago
8
Bottle
5
Sillage
6
Longevity
10
Scent
It recalls many of the fresh woody, metallic, and aqueous facets of the DSquared2 He Wood flankers. My cup of tea!
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