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Woody Chestnut by Dossier

Dossier Woody Chestnut dupe of Maison Margiela's  Replica By the Fireplace
Gender: Unisex
Release date: 2022
Brand: Dossier

What Does Woody Chestnut Smell Like

The Dossier Woody Chestnut perfume opens with a noticeable spicy hint, with pink pepper and cloves at the forefront. This initial hit of spice is quickly enveloped by a bold blend of woody notes, dominated by Cade and Gaiac woods. It's this combination that imparts the fragrance with its distinct smoky tone, something akin to burning embers in a fireplace.

As the fragrance develops, it reveals a comforting gourmand dimension, characterized by the scent of roasted chestnuts. This warm, familiar scent is reminiscent of a cosy night in, curled up by the fireplace with a comforting hot drink.

Intertwining with the chestnut aroma are bottom notes of vanilla and cedarwood. The vanilla lends a sweet, creamy undertone to the overall fragrance, balancing the smokiness of the woods and the spiciness from the top notes. The cedarwood, on the other hand, reinforces the woody base of the perfume, grounding the sweeter elements and adding depth to the overall composition. Lastly, the mild balm-like scent of Peru Balm subtly weaves through the composition, adding an extra layer of complexity to the woody and gourmand notes. This is a warm, cosy, and evocative fragrance, ideal for wrapping yourself in on cold days.

Review of Woody Chestnut

With Dossier's Woody Chestnut, you're whisked away into a cozy fireside setting, experiencing the warmth and comfort of a winter's evening without leaving your home. This fragrance, a convincing dupe of Maison Margiela's pricier 'Replica' By the Fireplace, offers a similar olfactory journey but at a much more budget-friendly price point of $29, compared to the original's $135.

Upon initial spritz, Woody Chestnut greets you with the spicy kick of pink pepper and cloves, reminiscent of the original fragrance's opening notes. It makes a warm, inviting first impression. The heart of the fragrance is where the familiarity continues, with chestnut and a duo of woods replicating the smoky, comforting atmosphere of a fireside gathering.

What sets Woody Chestnut apart is its approach to the gourmand aspect. While 'By the Fireplace' leans on a blend of vanilla and balsam to evoke a sense of warmth, Woody Chestnut enhances the smokiness with generous doses of Guaiac and Cade woods. The result is a distinctly woodier profile that adds an appealing depth to the fragrance without veering too far from the original scent's DNA.

The longevity and sillage of Woody Chestnut are commendable. The smoky woods and chestnut notes linger, providing a comforting aura for hours. It's an excellent choice for anyone who enjoys warm, woody fragrances that evoke feelings of home and comfort.

In terms of shortcomings, if you're expecting an exact replica of 'By the Fireplace,' you might notice the gourmand aspect is a touch less pronounced. However, this doesn't detract from the overall experience. In fact, for those who prefer their fragrances less sweet, this might be a positive aspect.

In conclusion, if you're seeking a more affordable alternative to Maison Margiela's 'Replica' By the Fireplace that doesn't compromise on quality, Dossier's Woody Chestnut is

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