'Wood' Series by Ajmal Perfumes- The Crown Jewel of Woody Perfumes.

Written by: Anusha Sree Kakara.

The art of perfumery is diverse and multifaceted with various aspects like fragrance families, concentrations, and blends. To understand and appreciate each fragrance individually, we should understand the scents of all the fragrance families. Let us start with the opulent woody fragrance which is one of the oldest fragrance families. What better way to experience the best of woody perfumes than the Wood’ series by Ajmal Perfumes

Woody fragrances are subtle, powdery, and mildly fragrant individually. These fragrances usually make a perfect base note to hold and elevate other fragrance notes that are layered on them. They have been the preferred fragrance notes by many talented ‘noses’ for their meaning, as they represent and evoke the feelings of calmness, and confidence, making them perfect for both casual wear and evening wear. 

Both men and women can and will enjoy the mildness of a good woody perfume as they are the perfect unisex fragrances. The sillage is also to skin or very modest so these fragrances are usually something intimate to you. Woody fragrances are also very enduring, they can last on your skin for up to 8 hours.


'Wood' Series by Ajmal Perfumes- The Subfamilies Of Woody Fragrance

Like any fragrance family, Woody fragrances are also categorized into various subfamilies that are blended into perfumes. Some of the well-known subfamilies are, 

Woody Oriental

Woody oriental perfumes are something that has a blend of body woodsy and musky, spicy aspects that are synonymous with oriental fragrances. Frankincense, Agarwood, and Sandalwood are some fragrances related to this subfamily. Incense Wood by Ajmal is the perfect example of a Woody Oriental.

Woody Floral

The amalgamation of woody and floral essences is always a celebration and they perfectly complement each other. Some fragrant woods have a subtly sweet and floral fragrance that is elevated when floral elements are layered as top notes and heart notes. Try Ajmal Rose Wood Perfume to understand and appreciate this fragrance combination.

Woody Aromatic

Woody Aromatics are all about fresh fragrances that have similar fragrance characteristics to wood. Patchouli and vetiver are the perfect examples of such fragrances.

Woody Leather

Leathery accords only blend with the powdery notes of fragrant woods. That is why a leathery perfume always has woody aspects in it. Woody-Leather fragrances are exquisite although not very common. So, if you find a good leathery fragrance somewhere, hold it closer to your heart. (and skin!)

Woody Fruity

Fruity fragrances are usually considered contemporary, but a good blend of fruity essences with woody fragrances will leave you wanting more. It is more of a festive fragrance combination, perfect for the autumn and winter seasons. 

Woody Chypre

Chypre is the popular fragrance type these days and most of you are familiar with the citrusy, herby, and floral scent profile of this fresh fragrance family. All these fragrance notes blend perfectly with the woody accords. Hatkora Wood is one such blend of energetic citrus with wood. 

The Ajmal 'W' series for men and women is the perfect expression of all these woody fragrance families.

To know more about the fragrance families, perfume notes, and how they are expressed in a perfume, check out Fragrance for women and The best perfume for men.

The First Woody Fragrance…

Wood oils like Sandalwood oil, Agarwood oil, Vetiver, etc have been used for making parfums since the inception of fragrance creation, especially in the Middle-east, Africa, and Asia. Oriental perfumers used the process of steam distillation to capture the essences of flowers like rose and jasmine into fragrant oils like sandalwood. This process would ensure that the fragrance of both the flowers and the oil would blend perfectly and retain the scent for a very long time. A modernized version of this practice is still an important part of the process of making parfums and concentrated perfume oils.

Although incorporating woody scents in perfumes is an age-old practice in the east, the first modern woody fragrance was created by Ms. Carven for her dear husband in the year 1962. This ‘masculine’ perfume was a big hit and led to the rise in the interest in new fragrances which do not have anything to do with the “same-old” floral or herbal scents. Women were also interested in this new fragrance and new woody feminine fragrances were on the rise by the early 70s. Around the same time, Ajmal unisex perfumes were released into the market bringing attention to the versatility of woody essences.

'Wood' Series by Ajmal Perfumes

Why ‘Wood’ Series By Ajmal Perfumes?

Woody or Woody perfumes as they are also called are one of the very interesting scents of the fragrance families. These scents are mostly sought out for their adaptability to blend with other essences without compromising their fragrance. Woody perfumes have a wonderful way of balancing strong scents of musk, spice, and herbal fragrances but they do so without completely overpowering them. 

The story of Ajmal Perfumes started with the ‘Woody’ perfumes over 7 decades ago. Agarwood plantations were indigenous in Assam,  where the late Mr. Haji Ajmal, the founder of Ajmal perfumes used to reside. He understood the importance of Oudh and its oil for making perfumes and started producing his own fragrances before moving to Mumbai and later to Dubai, where his humble business flourished into a million-dollar corporate enterprise with gradual but steady growth. Staying true to their roots, the Wood’ Series by Ajmal Perfumes was created to help every perfume enthusiast appreciate the best woody fragrances.

Woody perfumes also have a light and powdery scent which makes them suitable for men and women of all age groups. The versatility of woody perfumes is doted upon in the world of fragrances. The inspiration for the Ajmal 'W' series for men and women stemmed from the same idea that a good woody fragrance can be worn by anyone! 

I will not keep you waiting any further, enjoy the journey through fragrant ‘woods’ with Ajmal Amber Wood Perfume, Incense Wood, Hatkora Wood, Santal Wood, Amber Wood Noir, and Rose Wood Perfumes. 

Santal Wood

Santal Wood is one of the first ‘W’ series perfumes launched as a part of Ajmal Perfumes’ Signature collection in the year 2014. The perfume transports you to the fragrant spice market of the east in all its glory. Spices like cardamom, cumin, and ginger add warmth to the normally floral and powdery accords of Sandalwood, Agarwood, and Patchouli. This perfume is a true celebration of woodsy fragrances with woody aspects in its top notes, heart notes, and base notes, so that the fragrant dry down of this perfume, still has the reminiscence of the exotic woods during every phase. It is the best fusion of European and Middle Eastern fragrances.

Santal Wood paved the way for oriental woody perfumes and Ajmal unisex perfumes in the international market.

Fragrance notes

Top notes  - Marigold, Cardamom, and Cumin

Middle notes - Ginger, Rose, Cedar, and Jasmine

Base notes -  Sandalwood, Patchouli, and Agarwood 

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Incense Wood

Incense Wood by Ajmal Perfumes is an interesting perfume with intense fragrances of Incense, Frankincense, and spices like Saffron and Pink Pepper laced with contemporary fragrances. It has an eclectic aroma that is different from anything you have tried before. Incense Wood sways between the emotions of spirituality and passion. 

The contrast of fragrances is drawn between the divine scents of Incense and Frankincense and the sweet and animalic scents of gourmand like Vanilla and Musk. It doesn’t fail to remind you of the divine rituals of the oriental past and the subtle sensuality it exudes makes sure that you stay lost in the dream as long as the perfume stays on you. The incense is so subtle but its presence is felt by the wearer as the initial citrus and spice notes drydown to a completely different aroma that engulfs you. It is a wonderful fragrance from Ajmal ‘W’ series for men and women, worth every dollar it costs. 

Fragrance notes

Top notes  - Bergamot, Saffron, and Pink pepper

Middle notes - Cashmere Wood, Incense, and Olibanum

Base notes -  Vanilla, Patchouli, and Musk 

Ajmal Amber Wood Perfume

Amber Wood is one of the best-selling ‘ W’ series perfumes crafted with the essence of creamy Amber with lustrous woody accords that create an air of enchantment all around you. This luxurious perfume is layered with floral and fruity essences that compliment the sharpness of the wood. The spice in Cardamom and White pepper cuts through the heady fragrances giving you a refreshing aura. 

Amber Wood reminds you of mansions, priceless artifacts, and expensive jewelry, along with the elegance and grace which embodies luxury. It has a resonance of aristocratic fragrance with its opulent aromas. It elevates you without overpowering your presence, just a dab of Ajmal Amber Wood Perfume and you are ready to conquer the world with your personality. 

Fragrance notes

Top notes  - Apple, Lavender, Cardamom, and White pepper

Heart notes -  Cedar, and Orris

Base notes -  Amber, Patchouli, and Woody accords

Hatkora Wood

Hatkora wood resonates perfectly with modern men and women who appreciate a blend of classy and contemporary fragrances. This perfume is a modern take on oriental perfumery, especially with the citrus notes expressed through the fizzy Hatkora Lemon and Lemon. You would be surprised by the hint of spice in the form of Ginger and Saffron as the top citrusy and fruity notes evaporate. It is an energetic fragrance with a long-lasting sillage.

Hatkora Wood is a part of the ‘W’ series by Ajmal Perfume and was introduced in the market in the year 2014. But it remained a popular choice among young men and women throughout all these years. If you are someone looking for a unique niche perfume but don’t want to deviate too much from the ‘crowd favorites’, Hatkora wood is the perfect choice for you! 

Fragrance notes

Top notes  - Hatkora Lemon, Pink Peach, and Lemon

Middle notes - Rose, Lavender, Saffron, and Ginger

Base notes -  Agarwood, Ambergris, Musk, Sandalwood, and Amber

Amber Wood Noir

Grandeur is the word that comes to mind when the fragrance of Amber Wood Noir hits your senses. Amber Wood Noir is yet another niche perfume by the designer house of Ajmal Perfumes. This fragrance leads with the dark and animalic fragrance that evolves into a mysterious and magnificent perfume. This is the beauty of the fragrances of the signature line - the Ajmal 'W' series for men and women. The perfume enriches your experience with the deep and sensual woody accords that are from the wonderful Sandalwood, earthy Patchouli, and the rich Agarwood. 

Amber Wood Noir embodies the soul of a wanderer who owns the world yet only belongs to themselves. The places they visit, the people they associate with, and the stories they create…everything reduced into a bottle of this perfect woody fragrance. You have to try it to experience and enjoy its mystery! 

Fragrance notes

Top notes  - Citrus, and Aromatics

Middle notes - Ginger, Rose, Cedar, and Jasmine

Base notes -  Sandalwood, Patchouli, and Agarwood 

Ajmal Rose Wood Perfume

Rose Wood by Ajmal is a majestic perfume with its rich floral and woody accords. Of all the perfumes in the ‘W’ series by Ajmal Perfumes, Rose Wood smells closer to its name and exudes a wonderful aroma of the highest quality of rose, perfectly interlaced with Oudh and Sandal Wood essences. The raw materials used in the production of this marvel are sourced from the best plantations all around the world. The rose petals are carefully plucked by hand and are processed by steam distillation and the strenuous process of extracting Agarwood and Sandalwood oil yields the finest quality woody oils which are then blended together along with spicy accords for an extravagant experience. 

The allure of the Ajmal Rose Wood Perfume will remind you of the fragrant garden of summer flowers lightly drizzled by rain, felt together with the warmth of the drenched wood and soil. It is perfection in a bottle.

Fragrance notes

Top notes  - Spicy notes and Floral notes

Middle notes - Rose and Musk

Base notes -  Agarwood, Woody notes, and powdery notes 

These are some of the best-selling woody fragrances from the W’ series by Ajmal Perfumes. To know more about these extraordinary perfumes, and for more information about our luxury fragrances, visit our website.  

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'Wood' Series by Ajmal Perfumes