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Description
A 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 main notes

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Scent type
Woody
Personality
Sexy
Occasion
Everyday
Season
Fall
Attributes
Fresh
Complexity
Refined

Lisa Hoffman Japanese Agarwood rating and reviews

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Average rating (124 reviews)
3.6 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/05/2019
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 :)
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/04/2019
new favorite!
I love this scent! It lasted all day, didn't overwhelm, and was a nice balance.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/03/2019
Decent, but not a standout
This was a fine scent, but forgettable. No wow factor for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/02/2019
japanese agarwood
absolute favorite fragrance combination i just wish it had bigger projection and lasted longer
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/22/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/20/2018
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/05/2018
Smells good
Smells really good. It’s very strong and almost a little overpowering at first, so doesn’t take much. I like it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/30/2018
Japanese Agarwood
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!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/28/2018
Ewwww....ahhhh!
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/11/2018
Ewwwww
Reminds me of bug repellent. Definately wasnt expecting that....
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/09/2018
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 !
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/25/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/17/2018
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/06/2018
Gross
It smells like a grandma wiped down with lemon Lysol. Very disappointed.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/05/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/05/2018
Excellent Match!
After re-taking the quiz I was matched with this perfume! Its so fresh, yet sultry. I enjoy everything about it!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/04/2018
Very nice, a bit too masculine on me
Close to the skin; faded quickly on me; on the masculine side
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/03/2018
Not a fan
It's very masculine, which is not what i was looking for.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/01/2018
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 :(
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/31/2018
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 😁
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/01/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2018
So fresh
This scent reminds me of orange peels. Smells so fresh and bright!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/25/2018
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/22/2018
Nope
Holy ginger. I knew ginger would be a main note but I smell like a Moscow mule over here.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/05/2018
Lovely
Wonderful scent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/04/2018
Too strong
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
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/04/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/29/2018
Possibly unisex?
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.
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/21/2018
Complex
This is my favorite fragrance so far. I wish it lasted longer, but I love it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/31/2017
Citrus isn't not for me
Not my style.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/16/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/06/2017
Absolutely adore this perfume. It's woody and spicy smelling. Lasts long. It's just the kind of scent I prefer.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/05/2017
Slightly strong, I like it after it's been on for awhile.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/01/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/29/2017
Love love love!!!! Kinda woodsy and citriusy but not overbearing.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/26/2017
Good fall or winter scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/12/2017
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...
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/04/2017
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!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/25/2017
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.
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 2
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 5
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/23/2017
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/28/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/06/2017
Will be buying a bottle of this. To me thos feels sophisticated. Something about this is comforting.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/05/2017
I loved this! It is one of my favorites
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/16/2017
Smells good, but reminiscent of hotel toiletries. Pleasant, but I was hoping for something more.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/04/2017
I thought i liked it okay at first, but found it gave me a horrible headache.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/03/2017
Smells horrible to me unfortunately. It makes me like my previous hated scent a lot more.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/02/2017
LOVE this citrus scent!! It isn't overpowering, doesn't smell like Lemon Pledge. It's very crisp & clean. One of my new faves.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/02/2017
Love the floral scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/02/2017
Very much enjoyed this scent. Had alot of compliments
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/13/2017
Surprisingly long wearing, I would have never chosen it for myself. I
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/05/2017
Very light compared to others I've gotten.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/04/2017
My very favorite!!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/03/2017
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!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/02/2017
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/31/2017
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/28/2017
Smells like bug spray on me. Doesn't on my sister so I gave it to her. She likes it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/27/2017
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/22/2017
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
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/19/2017
Has a very strong powdery finishing scent. Reminded me a little of an older estee lauder scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/07/2017
I really didn't care for it but it's the first time I have received a scent I didn't love
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/02/2017
Smelled alot like Green Tea. Not bad, but not in love with it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/30/2017
Not for me. However, if a male were to wear it, that would be different story :) Definitely a more masculine scent.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/11/2017
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/10/2017
It was not what I expected. It reminds me of a scented household cleaner. Too citrus. It was not for me either.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/08/2017
Very strong musky and citrus scent. Not for me
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
HORRIB[LE
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
It was ok. Just wasn't for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
absolutely love it! get so many compliments.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/23/2017
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!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/06/2017
Very natural "clean" scent with airy, exciting citrus and a woody, leathery dry down. Love it!!! Just wish it lasted longer.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/06/2017
Im no good at reviewing ,I just know that this is one scent I enjoy and would buy.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/05/2017
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...
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/05/2017
I LOVE this scent... In fact, I ordered it twice! It's perfect for anytime in my opinion.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/04/2017
Awful!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/04/2017
A very nice scent both fruity and floral. Not a go to scent for me but I would wear it occasionally during the summer.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/04/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/04/2017
J A is a lovely and comforting scent! This is by far my favorite so far from ScentBird!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/03/2017
It's a nice woodsy smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/30/2017
Yum!!! Smells so good!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/23/2017
The main adjective that comes to mind when I spray this is "fresh." It's a clean, outdoorsy scent. I absolutely love it!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/02/2017
It's ok. Pretty unisex. Doesn't have much staying power. I will use the whole sample, but would not order the full size.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/01/2017
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/01/2017
Ok, nice for winter. Will use sample but wouldn't purchase full size
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/01/2017
Nice scent, more for night out then every day. A bit strong at first then softens up.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/31/2016
This one is just a little sweeter that I prefer, but will be great for spring
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/29/2016
I don't like it, is not wath I expecting.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/27/2016
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/23/2016
Clean, fresh energizing with powerful citrus notes
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/23/2016
Clean, fresh, energizing with powerful citrus notes.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/23/2016
Clean, Fresh, energizing with powerful citrus notes.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/08/2016
It's okay for me but not my favorite, YSL's Black Opium is still my favorite!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/07/2016
A unique fall scent. I love it because it does not smell "typical". A woodsy, yet sexy smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/06/2016
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
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/02/2016
Love this scent. Smells fresh.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/02/2016
Love it. It's a favorite that's in constant rotation.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/02/2016
I like the ginger smell - reminds me of Origins Ginger Essence.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/01/2016
Love it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/01/2016
Hate it.....gave it to a friend.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/01/2016
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/01/2016
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/29/2016
It was okay, or my fave
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/07/2016
This scent was too sickly sweet for me, like the smell of decaying Fall leaves...
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/06/2016
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/06/2016
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/05/2016
Initial scent was lemon then went to a nice spice scent
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/03/2016
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/03/2016
This was an OK scent. It's not my cup of tea.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/03/2016
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/03/2016
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/03/2016
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/03/2016
Absolutely loved this!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/02/2016
Nice floral scent. A bit sweet for me but if worn moderately and in cooler months it won't be overpowering.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/02/2016
It's okay, doesn't last long but is interesting. Citrus and something I can't figure out. Might get again.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/02/2016
Very gingery and citrusy. Not my style so I gave it to my mother in law who loved it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/31/2016
Love it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/07/2016
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!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/04/2016
It literally smells like a citronella candle. I was disappointed.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/04/2016
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/01/2016
Oh my word this is my jam
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/01/2016
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!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/01/2016
Not my type of fragrance.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/24/2016
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/20/2016
I like it. It's not heavy but has a pleasant citrus sent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/08/2016
Not a huge fan. It smells more like citronella than the woodsy smell I expected. Not bad though.
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