Thursday 18 June 2009

Boudicca Wode

On my visit to Connaught village I finally got to try the new scent Wode by Boudicca. (This is not to be confused with the Boadicea the victorious line- which I am also extremely curious about).

Wode comes in a stainless steel, graffiti can like bottle. You can choose two concentration of the scent- an eau de parfum which when sprayed onto skin looks clear like most scents. The second option is a bright, cobalt blue coloured spray- which when spritzed looks as though you have sprayed yourself with spray paint. The tenacity of the fragrance is a little lower in this version but this may well be worth it for the look of wonder in people's eyes as you demonstrate how the blue paint turns clear on your skin. You can watch the video of a model being sprayed with the blue scent here.

Notes for Wode include: juniper berry, cardamon, nutmeg absolute, clary sage, coriander seed, angelica route, saffron, tuberose absolute, tonka bean and castoreum (full list on their website). However it's the hemlock that adds the layer of magic and mystery to the scent, giving weight as it does to the scents tie with Queen Boudicca (Boudiccea- whatever) and her cobalt blue, woad painted Icini warriors.

The scent is very delicate for something associated with a woman of such immense power in her own lifetime and beyond. It is ultimately a cold, musky, woody, natural smelling, thoughtful fragrance. Perhaps when you first imagine the scent of Boudiccea you think of some kind of eighties powerhouse fragrance but this is actually much more fitting. It is also extremely wearable for something so achingly cool.

For more on Wode and a list of stockists please go to the Boudicca website .


Top Bird @ Wee Birdy said...

Ohhh, I keep forgetting to try this out. Sounds right up my alley. Love the idea of of the blue mist and hemlock! xx

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

The only scent I ever wear is Diorissimo. But to smell like nutmeg and tuberose...tempting.

Rose said...

Top bird- the blue paint really is amazing- when it goes on your skin you think there's no way it won't mark but after a few seconds it's gone and just the scent is left. Would be really fun to trick people with!

Rose said...

Diorissimo is wonderful though- I remember first trying it and literally drinking it in