DSquared2 He Wood Ocean Wet Wood & She Wood Crystal Creek Wood ~ new fragrances

DSquared2 Ocean Wet Wood cologne

DSquared2 has two new fragrances coming up for spring: He Wood Ocean Wet Wood and She Wood Crystal Creek Wood. The scents are flankers to 2007's He Wood and 2008's She Wood.

DSquared2 He Wood Ocean Wet Wood (shown) was developed by perfumers Daphne Bugey and Alberto Morillas, and the aquatic woody vetiver fragrance features three accords: ocean notes (transparent marine accord, ambergris and artemisia), wet notes (violet leaves, violet and musk) and wood notes (vetiver, cedar, patchouli and tonka bean). In 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette.

DSquared2 She Wood Crystal Creek Wood, also by Daphne Bugey and Alberto Morillas, is an aquatic woody floral with three accords: crystal notes (hawthorn, jasmine and musk), creek notes (crystalline water accord, violet leaves and violet) and wood notes (vetiver, amber, white woods, sandalwood). In 30 and 50 ml Eau de Toilette.

He Wood Ocean Wet Wood and She Wood Crystal Creek Wood will launch in April. (via sfilate.it)

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  1. Rictor07 says:

    I havent even seen rocky mountain wood anywhere in the states yet. Just the original HeWood. I want to know why nobody is carrying these new releases by this brand.

    • Robin says:

      Nordstrom picked up the initial ones, but doesn’t seem to have picked up the flankers — guessing that’s a sign it was not a huge seller.

  2. laken says:

    I haven’t even heard of rocky mountain wood… Any way I like the sound of both of these for hot weather.

    • Robin says:

      I haven’t tried the flankers, only the 2 originals. They were nice, but too clean for me in the end. Kevin really liked the men’s.

      • zara says:

        I only smelled the She-wood and though nice, it was very tame, as you said; definitely could have had more interesting/’dirty’ undetones.

  3. Absolute Scentualist says:

    I love the blend of watery and woody in theory. Usually I don’t gravitate toward aquatic frags, but these do sound intriguing. I haven’t tried either of the originals, but woody perfumes seem to be rising in popularity at the moment. Hopefully these get more widely distributed in the coming months.

    • Robin says:

      The original men’s is the best so far, I think.

  4. Aleksandra says:

    I liked the Rocky Mountain Wood – I sniffed it at the airport last time I flew international. It is darker and has vetiver in it. And that bottle is gorgeous, with the dark wood frame.
    I actually bought HeWood for myself – it’s my unoffensive perfume, for when I want to wear something but don’t know what. It’s nice smell, but has no notes that stand out. sheWood was too sweet for me.

    • Robin says:

      Oh, is it darker? I’d like to try it then, but I never see it so probably not going to happen.

  5. Joe says:

    Surprised to see more flankers so soon. Hmm.

    I was kind of intrigued by i fratelli Caten (born Catenacci, apparently) when I got hooked (why?) watching Bravo’s “Launch My Line” series. They’ve definitely got an interesting presence that walks the line between charming and annoying — and as twins their personalities are doubly “strange.”

    • Robin says:

      Another show I don’t know about — and of course only know the Catenaccis because they’ve got perfume. Will see if I can find a clip on YT.

    • Tama says:

      They creeped me out so much I couldn’t watch that show. I didn’t care for what I saw anyway, but they were too much like matching ventriloquist dummies. Brrr.

      • Joe says:

        Tama, that’s hilarious but mean. Ouch! Hahaa… somehow apt.

        R: Here’s a fairly short clip of them from an interview. I find their voices very strange.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQCAOYoF3QE

        • Robin says:

          Wow. The one brother won’t let the other one talk. That would make me nuts.

          • platinum14 says:

            They are actually quite tame in that clip: They actually finish their own sentences! Usually one begins a sentence and the other one finishes it. In my younger days, I’ve actually gone to parties were they were also invited (before they left Toronto) and it was mind numbing. I would walk out needing a vacation!

          • Robin says:

            Glad it isn’t all one-sided, and yes, they seem VERY high energy.

  6. TwoPeasInAPod says:

    I’ve not had the opportunity to try any of these yet. But I cannot stop laughing at “Wet Wood”, sorry.

    • Robin says:

      It’s a pretty silly name even without that aspect :-)

  7. prism says:

    they HAD to bring the ocean into this, right? man.

  8. thenoseknows says:

    I think this is one of those perfume injustices that happen all too often… The original He Wood and She Wood to my nose, WERE DIVINE! and of course they probably didn’t sell for squat! (the bottles also by the way were Tactile Masterpieces) most people are so content to drown themselves is sticky icky Miss Dior Cherie or Avril Lavigne Dreck that something as lovely as these 2 fell by the wayside… thank the Caten brothers for sticking with them! I haven’t smelled the first flankers, but from their description they seemed quite orignal and worthy of wearing! these, as much as i do loathe flankers, seem to be very much things i would wear and would want to smell on a woman or man… so hoping that they get a wider distribution or something magical happens for the line, because I thought the Originals were Just Fan-Freaking-Tastic!

    • Robin says:

      As near as I could tell, they were never very widely distributed here anyway — not even sure they had a chance to sell. Maybe it just isn’t a big enough brand name to get counter space.

  9. maggiecat says:

    The original women’s scent wasn’t bad, but didn’t rock my world – I do want to try the men’s now that I’ve read what y’all had to say. As for these – I can’t get past the names I’m afraid, at least not without giggling. And I’m still wondering what water is supposed to smell like…

    • Robin says:

      The men’s was better, but it didn’t rock my world either.

  10. The original 2 scents were supposed to be an exclusive release in all Nordies doors but was scaled back at the last, last minute to very few doors and we were instructed to use our testers to pre-sell and charge-send from Seattle. It was a shame – it hurt sales significantly and the distributor worked hard to get it in there (same co. that distributes Pink Sugar and Canali). The failure to get an open door Nordies launch really hurt the line overall.

    The original scent for men is gorgeous. I felt the women’s was too pink peppery, too cedary = too sharp.

    This men’s flanker sounds intriguing.; I’ll pass on the women’s.

  11. miss kitty v. says:

    I had no idea that hawthorne, jasmine and musk were “crystal notes.” Uh-huh…

    • Robin says:

      I guess they could be, depending on how they were used, right?

  12. Haunani says:

    These sound like things I actually might like (the word ocean always draws me in), but I’m overwhelmed by so many new releases. I don’t have time for them! :-(

    • Robin says:

      There are too many, it’s true!

    • thenoseknows says:

      I welcome so many new scents… it never fails to astound me how things can be mixed together in new ways and create new smells, although of course some (MANY) fragrances share more than a passing similarity, on the whole the great deal of fragrances (when one really stops and thinks about truly HOW MANY Fragrances have been created over the years) truly do have a uniqueness about them, like them or loathe them, the endless variations on themes seem to me al most magical! :-) Alchemic in a way! But that’s Just Me! LOL!

  13. wilz says:

    ‘transparent marine accord’??? errr…not too keen…
    I really like He Wood and it’s flank Rocky Mountain Wood. But perhaps not this. Still worth a try though I suppose.

    • Robin says:

      Anything’s worth a try if you can find it!

  14. eminere says:

    I’m surprised we in Australia have the Ocean Wet Wood already. These things usually takes donkey years to get to us.

    • Robin says:

      I somehow doubt I’ll ever see them at all.

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