Since Antiquity, wood has been a popular scented material. Peoples used to burn wood shavings and resin during religious rituals. Some believe that sandalwood brings well-being and calming. In the Middle East, cedar is a venerated tree, whose sacred wood would have been used to build the hanging gardens of Babylon.

Woody notes are still very popular and even considered as the “backbone” of perfumes.


An Oud Floral. The opening is very citrusy and fruity with notes of raspberry and pear, saffron and a hint of rose. The heart is woody with an overdose of cypress and Davana, revealing a precious combination of the most noble Patchouli and Cedarwood.

Rayhaan Ellwood is a contemporary, exquisite woody neo-aromatic fragrance.