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DescriptionA bright, energizing infusion of fresh ginger and zesty bergamot elevates the dry, woody scent of Japanese Agarwood in this tranquil, Zen-like perfume. Contrasting notes of warm amber and sharp musk strike a perfect balance between masculine and feminine to round out this calming and introspective scent.
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Lisa Hoffman Japanese Agarwood rating and reviews
Average rating (125 reviews)
3.6 out of 5
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Strong and unusual
I really love oud but didn't care for this one as much as ones I've fallen in love with by JHAG or Versace. I could definitely smell bergamot. Like a syrupy gingery woody lime scent. And not as feminine as I like. Dries down subtler, didn't last on me, but starts out pretty strong. Could not find the oud which usually mixes very well with my chemistry; this is just not my style.
Everything it promises to be
Spicy, interesting, invigorating because of the ginger but calming as you are commanded to use that energy to sniff out the various wood notes. If perfumes were potions, this is what you apply when it's 10p.m. on a weeknight and you just found out your in-laws were on there way over. Biting, but, in the end, soothing. Unisex, it lingered at least through the night and the silage is about two feet. Not an everyday scent for sure (unless you're about that life!) but one I am happy to have in my collection. I'm a happy customer this month :)
I love this scent! It lasted all day, didn't overwhelm, and was a nice balance.
Decent, but not a standout
This was a fine scent, but forgettable. No wow factor for me.
absolute favorite fragrance combination i just wish it had bigger projection and lasted longer
If you love the smell of real flowers
I love this scent. Very floral like and smells like real flowers though so it’s not overpowering.
Amazing and unusual
I absolutely love this fragrance! It is very unique and mysterious. The Aoud notes don't hit you in the face like they do in the Montale fragrances. The only complaint I have is that it doesn't seem to last very long. 3 hours have passed and so has the scent.
Smells really good. It’s very strong and almost a little overpowering at first, so doesn’t take much. I like it.
When I first sprayed it in the air, I didn’t like it, but after it was on my skin for a little bit, I loved it!
It was a tad bit to citrusy and bathroom cleaning scented for me. I was surprised once I sprayed it on, it leveled out and actually smelled good. It's not my favorite scent, but an okay addition to my collection. I would've been pissed if I had purchased an entire bottle.
Reminds me of bug repellent. Definately wasnt expecting that....
Forest in Thailand.
Absolutely loved this fragrance... This will take you for a walk through the agarwood forest in Thailand.. Clean pleasant and not at all overpowering... This is definitely one to keep !
Love the complex fresh scent
This one snuck up on me. And now is a favorite. It’s fresh and floral and woody at same time. I really enjoy the smell and smile while I’m wearing it.
Spicy, but not heavy
I liked the woody smell, and it wasn't as heavy as the Malin & Goetz Cannabis. There's a singular note that runs through it - it's the name, after all - but it's not simple or uncomplicated. It reminds me a little of incense, but the best incense that you smell when you travel overseas. I love this one. I'd call this unisex.
It smells like a grandma wiped down with lemon Lysol. Very disappointed.
Fresh and spicy
Fresh, spicy and aromatic on first spray. Then I catch citrus, mellowing down to a slight woodsy scent. I like it! Great for spring time.
After re-taking the quiz I was matched with this perfume! Its so fresh, yet sultry. I enjoy everything about it!
Very nice, a bit too masculine on me
Close to the skin; faded quickly on me; on the masculine side
Not a fan
It's very masculine, which is not what i was looking for.
Not for everyone.
It's Lemony Spice! That's the best way I can describe it. It stays on for about 4 hours and then you'll need to refresh it. It was not one of my favorites. I don't know if a man would have better luck with this fragrance. Sorry :(
Wasn't too sure at first..
I wasn't sure I liked this scent at first. It was extremely strong when I first put it on, but once I aired out I actually really liked it. It's very woody and even after hours have gone by, I could still smell it on me. I loved it! It's very different and not what I was expecting at all, but I'm actually surprised with how much I like it. My boyfriend is a fan of it too 😁
Very sweet, then very green :(
I did not care for this fragrance. I thought I would as I love woody, spicy scents. However, this one was at first extremely sweet (not flowery sweet though, more a candy like sweetness). It did die down to a very green scent fairly quickly. The green grassy scent is ok but nothing special. Shortly after you smell the green, the scent goes away completely. Not a favorite.
This scent reminds me of orange peels. Smells so fresh and bright!
Not a woman's scent...
I really didn't mind the smell, even liked it on my husband, but this is definitely not a woman's scent at all. Very masculine, like smelling the inside of a wooden box. I like androgynous, but this perfume went complete;y overboard. It's a masculine fragrance, very tough men fragrance.
Holy ginger. I knew ginger would be a main note but I smell like a Moscow mule over here.
It was kinda to strong at first, but as the day went on it got a little lighter... to strong for me didn’t care for it. Reminded me of a older person perfume
I tried to wear it twice
This perfume is not what I expected. I like musky earthy scents but there's some added elements to it that I can't quite handle. It's a relatively strong scent. Possibly if I were to go out for the evening I might wear it. But it definitely does not seem like an everyday type of perfume.
This perfume is very woodsy, with an almost spicy undertone over earthiness. It actually reminds me a lot of an old, favorite perfume oil I used to buy from Lotions and Potions at the mall, called Earth. I love this fragrance, but a little goes a long way. The first time I tried it, I think I sprayed too much on a concentrated spot, and it left me a little headachy. I haven't repeated that mistake, and it hasn't given me anymore headaches. Earthy, woody, musky... I think it'd work just as well for men as it does for women. It's really lovely.
This is my favorite fragrance so far. I wish it lasted longer, but I love it.
Citrus isn't not for me
Not my style.
Antiseptically clean scent. It is very crisp but won’t get again. There is a “hospital clean” smell that doesn’t feel feminine. Glad I tried it and glad it is small.
Absolutely adore this perfume. It's woody and spicy smelling. Lasts long. It's just the kind of scent I prefer.
Slightly strong, I like it after it's been on for awhile.
Loved this one. It's an intensely spicy scent with woody notes. I was afraid to wear it all day but it was amazing on. The fragrance opened up and became more full bodied and lingered deliciously for hours. I felt mysterious and intriguing wearing such a unique scent.
Love love love!!!! Kinda woodsy and citriusy but not overbearing.
Loved this fragrance. It is one of my (new) favorites. After trying for a couple days, I decided to order a big bottle. Reminds me of Bvlgari au the Blanc a little...
I love it! It smells so good.. Definitely enjoy the citrus! Instant mood lifter! Would recommend this over and over! Actually adding it back in queue!!
it's amazing. I am not easily impressed by the perfumes, but love this one. It's light, citrussy, crisp and refreshing. Will save this sample bottle for summer. Definitely fits warmer weather more.
I don't hate it, but I'm not sure I like it, either. It has a very heavy lemongrass overtone - almost too "Pledge Furniture Polish" smelling, honestly. It does mellow out after awhile, but it certainly won't be getting much use from me.
I did not like this. It reminds me of some combination of windex and the swiffer gain smell. Yuck. Gave it to a friend. Very Very strong.
Will be buying a bottle of this. To me thos feels sophisticated. Something about this is comforting.
I loved this! It is one of my favorites
Smells good, but reminiscent of hotel toiletries. Pleasant, but I was hoping for something more.
I thought i liked it okay at first, but found it gave me a horrible headache.
Smells horrible to me unfortunately. It makes me like my previous hated scent a lot more.
LOVE this citrus scent!! It isn't overpowering, doesn't smell like Lemon Pledge. It's very crisp & clean. One of my new faves.
Very much enjoyed this scent. Had alot of compliments
Surprisingly long wearing, I would have never chosen it for myself. I
Very light compared to others I've gotten.
This is by far my favorite perfume so far! It smells like soft citrus something. It's fresh and sultry at the same time. Love it!
I really want to like this fragrance because I LOVE her Tuscan Fig, but I don't. If you like a bold, earthy, pine tree scent...you'll love this.
I am not quite sure if I like it. It has a strong lemon pepper smell. I most likely won't get this one again.
Smells like bug spray on me. Doesn't on my sister so I gave it to her. She likes it.
I like this fragrance a lot. It starts off smelling deep & clean like cedar & citrus but then it starts to mellow out after time and has a softer powdery scent with just a hint of musk. It's definitely a scent that is perfect for summer & autumn and pretty much any occasion.
Not my favorite scent, but I also am very partial to very sweet light scents and this was definitely musky. Whenever I first put it on I always dislike it, but after it mingles with my body it does become a very "familiar" scent to me. Not sure what memory it is bringing back, but it always feels like it's on the tip of my tongue. If you want something that isn't gender specific and has a sharp scent, this is it
Has a very strong powdery finishing scent. Reminded me a little of an older estee lauder scent.
I really didn't care for it but it's the first time I have received a scent I didn't love
Smelled alot like Green Tea. Not bad, but not in love with it.
Not for me. However, if a male were to wear it, that would be different story :) Definitely a more masculine scent.
this is a very masculine scent, musky and sweet. My hubby kept asking me why I was wearing "his" SPICEBOMB cologne. I told him it was my new perfume, he said PLEASE DON'T WEAR IT AGAIN. LOL!! :-) It's definitely spicy which is not bad for some people, just a little too heavy on the musk scent for me.
It was not what I expected. It reminds me of a scented household cleaner. Too citrus. It was not for me either.
Very strong musky and citrus scent. Not for me
absolutely love it! get so many compliments.
This is the first review I've written after 10 months of receiving perfumes. I have had some very nice fragrances but this Japanese Agarwood by Lisa Hoffman captured an essence of "Me" that just instantly connected me to the beauty of a pure natural transcended state! I have searched and searched for that sensual blending of nature and this is it. I just ordered the rest of Lisa Hoffman's fragrances because in reading about each one I know they will bring a whole new sensual experience to me. If you want a different angle on fragrance give Japanese Agarwood a try. I haven't worn it out yet but then I wear perfume for "Me" not for what others think! This just made my day!
Very natural "clean" scent with airy, exciting citrus and a woody, leathery dry down. Love it!!! Just wish it lasted longer.
Im no good at reviewing ,I just know that this is one scent I enjoy and would buy.
It smelled like a cleaning product. The lemon was the strongest note of the perfume. The only place I just might be able to wear it would be working out. Disappointed...
I LOVE this scent... In fact, I ordered it twice! It's perfect for anytime in my opinion.
A very nice scent both fruity and floral. Not a go to scent for me but I would wear it occasionally during the summer.
Very fruity. I was expecting a more woody fragrance. It's pretty and super super strong. From now on, only one spritz for me and rub it anywhere else I want to smell.
J A is a lovely and comforting scent! This is by far my favorite so far from ScentBird!
The main adjective that comes to mind when I spray this is "fresh." It's a clean, outdoorsy scent. I absolutely love it!
It's ok. Pretty unisex. Doesn't have much staying power. I will use the whole sample, but would not order the full size.
I didn't get "zesty" from this fragrance. To me it's absolute perfection for what I like. It's a feminine wood/earth fragrance and perfectly light enough for any season. I will absolutely buy this again and again.
Ok, nice for winter. Will use sample but wouldn't purchase full size
Nice scent, more for night out then every day. A bit strong at first then softens up.
This one is just a little sweeter that I prefer, but will be great for spring
I don't like it, is not wath I expecting.
This smells very good but isn't what I was expecting at all. It's not for me. The citrus almost works against the heavy incense to create a fragrance that's very green in many ways. It definitely leans a little too masculine for comfort in a humid climate.
Clean, fresh energizing with powerful citrus notes
Clean, fresh, energizing with powerful citrus notes.
Clean, Fresh, energizing with powerful citrus notes.
It's okay for me but not my favorite, YSL's Black Opium is still my favorite!
A unique fall scent. I love it because it does not smell "typical". A woodsy, yet sexy smell.
This was a very earthy scent. It's definitely different from what I'm used to. It was a bit of citrus but died down to almost a cherry blossom
Love this scent. Smells fresh.
Love it. It's a favorite that's in constant rotation.
I like the ginger smell - reminds me of Origins Ginger Essence.
Lovely light cedar. Not very complex, but it's pleasant if you like bright woods. It didn't last as long as I'd hoped.
I really had high hopes that this would be a slightly light, agarwood scent, but there really is no oud smell to it, as far as I can detect. It smells mostly of pink pepper and maybe a little something sweet at the end. I would classify it as a sharp, fresh, peppery scent, which didn't work for me, as I was looking for a heavier scent.
This scent was too sickly sweet for me, like the smell of decaying Fall leaves...
It's so hard to talk about fragrance, but this is one of the more unusual fragrances I've loved over the years. It's not sweet nor floral nor fruity. Does that help? It's unique, clean, and light.
Is very gingery. I like it though, it's fresh and light and dries woody. Not as elegant as I would have hoped but a good day fragrance.
Initial scent was lemon then went to a nice spice scent
The fragrance was okay... At first it's very powerful and off-putting. After a while the initial notes begin to fade and the scent is Pleasant.
This was an OK scent. It's not my cup of tea.
I was sort of disappointed with this one...totally wasn't the scent that I expected. Scent is profound and not in a good way.
I did not care for this scent. It had a strong ginger scent and it smelled very generic. I think it actually smells like an upscale fragrance room spray.
Love this scent, so earthy and fall like. I'm in love with the woodsy and spiciness. It warm and sexy! One or two sprays is all you need.
Nice floral scent. A bit sweet for me but if worn moderately and in cooler months it won't be overpowering.
It's okay, doesn't last long but is interesting. Citrus and something I can't figure out. Might get again.
Very gingery and citrusy. Not my style so I gave it to my mother in law who loved it
I have been with Scentbird for about 5 months now and so far this is my favorite scent yet... It's very unique!!! When you first use it, there is a fresh clean citrus smell. As the product matures on your skin, a woodsy scent begins to bloom. I think this is a sexy scent and not for the timid. It's bold and confident too. I am tempted on getting the full size bottle!
It literally smells like a citronella candle. I was disappointed.
This scent was just OK. It smells clean and light like cedar and lemon, but is over all not memorable and does not have much staying power.
This was not a favorite of mine. I'm not sure what it is, but something in this perfume smells like a harsh chemical? Just cannot get into this one!
When I smelled this in the bottle, I wasn't sure. But I sprayed it on myself and I really like it. It's a bit spicy smelling, almost musky or masculine, but definitely feminine. It's a smell I would ask about if I smelled it on someone else.
I like it. It's not heavy but has a pleasant citrus sent.
Not a huge fan. It smells more like citronella than the woodsy smell I expected. Not bad though.
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