(3 customer reviews)




Winner of the 2015 Art and Olfaction Award in the artisan category, Woodcut links our contemporary, technology-based society to raw nature. Strong lines and delicate tracery combine to tell an archetypal tale of man’s rape of the earth. Woodcut conjures up dark images of ancient trees inhabited by spirits from a time when the earth was new, the flowing sap of felled trees, and the burnt sugar of the trees’ blood when it is heated by the saws of lumbermen and builders. The inspiration for this fragrance came from passing by a building site where old trees had been newly cut for a development and lumber was being sawed for a fence. The scent of cut wood was intoxicatingly beautiful and primitive, like a fleeting glimpse of the invisible essence of life spilled carelessly on the ground and burned as an offering to human greed. Released 2014.  Notes: Fractional distillations of pine and cedar, oakwood absolute, tolu balsam, olibanum, caramel, burnt sugar, vanilla.

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5 ml travel spray, 15 ml screw top, 30 ml spray, 100 ml spray, sample

3 reviews for Woodcut

  1. ghelms (verified owner)

    This is the scent that introduced me to Olympic Orchards! As a child, mornings were full of the scent of fresh cut wood as my Dad built the cabinetry and other woodwork for our house. This beautifully captures the scent of freshly cut woods and clean new sawdust, a nice clean scent where you can *almost* smell the steel of the saw….except for the note of vanilla. Personally I’d tone down the vanilla a bit more, but it does provide a nice counterpoint to the wood….as if mom were baking in the morning while Dad did the woodwork. Part of my regular rotation.

  2. owenscottgibbs (verified owner)

    One of my favorite scents of all time. Smells like how I remember my dad as a child, after he’d come inside after a long day’s work in the woods covered in brambles, sawdust and sap and sweet sweat on his skin… Everyone loves this one.

  3. Jeff Robinson (verified owner)

    I traded for this one at the beginning of my scent collection. Knowing my love for woody scents and Ouds, I was not disappointed. Now I’ve collected at least 400 bottles from all over the world. Designers, niche, All consisting of many notes and combinations. Yet, I keep coming back to this one. Always loved it.

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