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Woody Sage by Dossier

Dossier Woody Sage dupe of Jo Malone's  Wood Sage & Sea Salt
Gender: Unisex
Release date: 2022
Brand: Dossier

What Does Woody Sage Smell Like

Dossier's Woody Sage, inspired by Jo Malone's Wood Sage & Sea Salt, is an aromatic unisex perfume that combines various nature-inspired elements. The opening scent is a vibrant mix of fig and grapefruit, which gives a fruity sharpness. This is quickly complemented by a hint of marine notes, adding a tangible semblance of a fresh sea breeze, reminiscent of standing atop a seaside cliff. The perfume's mid notes carry a clear mineral salty accord that imitates the ruggedness and unpredictability of an English seaside, creating a sense of freedom and escape from the mundane. Following this, the fragrance takes a deeper turn with the introduction of ambrette and ambery driftwoods notes. These two elements create a smooth musky-wood undertone. Lastly, the scent is rounded off with clary sage and amberwood. These earthy, minty, and camphorated notes give the perfume a crisp finale, further enhancing the overall seaside ambiance of the fragrance. Despite its simplicity, Dossier's Woody Sage delivers a refreshing and natural outdoor scent with a powerful sense of place from start to finish.

Review of Woody Sage

Dossier's Woody Sage perfume stands tall as an alternative to the renowned Jo Malone's Wood Sage & Sea Salt. The price point alone is a major win, retailing at $29 compared to its high-end counterpart's $100.

The overall impression of Woody Sage is that of a walk on a seaside cliff, full of natural and invigorating scents. Like Jo Malone's version, the perfume is unisex, making it versatile for a broad array of perfume enthusiasts. It's imbued with a sense of freshness and liveliness that compares favorably with the original.

Opening with a zesty mix of fig and grapefruit, it soon segues into a heart of marine notes that echo the sea salt aspect of Jo Malone's original. The base of clary sage and amberwood lend it longevity and depth without overwhelming the sea-inspired theme.

However, while it does mimic the original adequately, the scent may not be as complex or have the same richness as Jo Malone's, especially for those with a discerning nose for intricate perfume compositions.

Both perfumes share the same woody family. However, Dossier’s Woody Sage has an 18% concentration, which might make it less overpowering but also less long-lasting compared to Jo Malone’s.

One notable aspect of Dossier's version is its commitment to vegan and cruelty-free practices, as well as clean ingredients. This is a plus for environmentally and ethically conscious consumers.

In summary, while it may not fully replicate the depth and richness of Jo Malone's Wood Sage & Sea Salt, Dossier's Woody Sage makes a commendable effort. Its affordable price, ethical manufacturing process, and unisex appeal make it a worthy consideration, especially for those seeking a fresh, sea-inspired scent on a budget.

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