Summary: I just received this fragrance in the mail and it is simply amazing. The opening is awesome, the middle is heaven, and the longevity is to die for. What a fragrance.....men, you are in for a treat. I now own 7 of bois fragrances and it is becoming EXTREMEly hard to choose which to wear!!!! Very manly, woodsy with a hint of vanilla-I do get the green also as the fragrance evolves. This was a blind buy, and I am glad I did.
Summary: Bois 1920 Extreme is quite a good suprise. The opening is definitely manly with bitter and smoky green herbaceous accord (sorry but I don't get any fern here). It has a retrò-feel that I quite appreciate. In the drydown it developes to a sweeter velvety bourbon frangrance with Vanilla and Tonka Beans. The whole fragrance is well balanced, warm, absolutely comfortable and elegant.
Summary: This was my first buy in new york, i tried it at barneys and keep sniffing my hand all day, maybe the scent that i received more compliments from my friends, the sillage and longevity are very good.
Summary: Well, on this one I must buck the tide of popular appeal. This fragrance does little for me, due to its perfumey, grandmotherly nature. I love woodsy colognes – but mostly smell floral (probably the jasmine) in Bois 1920 Extreme. Wood? What wood?? I don't smell one trace of woody notes. A hint of something herbal, perhaps the fern, but no wood and nor is any listed in the note pyramid. Tried it once, tried it twice, tried a third time – all with the same result.
Summary: Bergamot, Fern, Jasmine, Brazilian Tonka beans, Bourbon vanilla. Am I smelling the right fragrance? Because the notes listed above are not what I smell at all. First off, I don't like the opening much. It is intensely bitter and tenacious. I honestly can't identify the notes, but I know it isn't fern and bergamot. There are some intense, dry herbs and a strong helping of bitter, aromatic woods. Luckily, it doesn't take long for the scent to calm down.
Summary: I have a funny story about this one. I actually bought this a couple of months ago. I loved the smell of it out of the bottle. Then I sprayed it on a card when I got home and it totally scared me off. I thought it was a stronger version of Davidoff's Zino. Zino has, quite possibly one of the most masculine and perfect opening bursts of all, but he dry down is decidedly synthetic.
Summary: I get a strong, aromatic wood / herbal accord – deep tones, even a bit aggressive. I don’t smell any fern… or bergamot for that matter, which is not unusually for me in fragrances with strong wood and herbal accords. At first the woodnotes seem resinous, but the resinousness relatively soon begins to fade, revealing a softer, less resinous accord that is quietly woody / aromatic.
Summary: I'm right on board with the previous reviews.. this is a magnificent, complex scent. It stays dry and undoubtedly masculine on my skin. There's a lot going on in it, but it all works perfectly together. The name is a bit misleading as it insinuates that it's an extreme version of Classic which it's hardly even related to.
Summary: This is a truly beautiful fragrance and I am taken by the masterful blending of ingredients and balance of textures. I'm glad Odysseusm mentioned "gentle spice and wood" and their absence in the listed ingredients, because I, too, feel this to be a woody/spicy fragrance at its heart, and after reading the sample card I wondered how that impression was achieved without wood or spice.