An unmistakeable and flexible base note, Woody scents are mainly extracted from trees imparting characteristics like freshly sharpened pencils (cedarwood), creamy and soft (sandalwood) and even sharp and camphoraceous (pine or fir). Other non-tree-derived materials included under Woods are vetiver, which is a grass, and patchouli, a leafy bush; both deep and earthy in character.
Moss (typically oakmoss and tree moss) lichen which grow on trees may also be classified as a subcategory here, although their usage in modern times has become banned or limited due to allergenic properties. Mossy notes are immediately recognisable for their powdery, damp green and foresty feel. Often combined with fresh citrus, or the spices and resins of Oriental* ingredients for a deeper impression (*Oriental means ingredients that originated in the East).
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