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Chanel Bois des Iles

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Overall 6
6.0

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FrenchCoco, makeupalley.com
16 August 2013
  • Summary: Very much disappointed: this is the Holy Grail so many people rave about ??! It's nice but by no means a head-turner, IMO. I agree with the previous review as regards the sandalwood smelling thin and synthetic. This fragrance barely lasts on clothes, and vanishes very quickly on skin. It feels diluted, VERY diluted.
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Overall 6
6.0

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KKAI, makeupalley.com
12 April 2011
  • Summary: I am on the fence about this. Initially you get the signature Chanel aldehydes and it gets kind of soapy. After a while, there is a hint of feminine, sweet woodiness. I would definitely describe as a cosy scent, not really appropriate for warm weather. Intense but not really long-lasting and not worth a full bottle purchase IMO. Ideally, it would be 2.5 lippies.
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Overall 6
6.0

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harlow74, makeupalley.com
13 July 2010
  • Summary: This just smelled like Bijan to me from high school. So very similar.
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Overall 6
6.0

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misz93, makeupalley.com
2 April 2010
  • Summary: my mom gave this perfume to me. well,the smell is too strong & borderline masculine for me. Plus,the notes are too complex & it doesn't smell that good on me. I prefer Chanel Chance the best. this probably would 'click' with someone who loves warm & strong borderline masculine scent. the staying power is good tho.
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Overall 6
6.0

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Fantomia, makeupalley.com
25 September 2009
  • Summary: I’m sampling Bois the Iles for the ?? (not the first) time today – and my first disappointment is still there. I was really looking forward to BtI because I love woods, but I have to confess that I’m maybe not a qualified critic as I don’t appreciate Perfume too much though I love good smells.
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Overall 6
6.0

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Beauty0Marked, makeupalley.com
21 November 2008
  • Summary: Notes: vetiver, tonka bean, vanilla, ylang ylang, iris, coriander, rose, jasmine and aldehydes. This is a very lovely woody scent. It's elegant, classic, sophisticated, warm and very smooth. I'm glad that I bought a sample of this. I'm not sure how much this retails for here in the UK but you can expect to pay out a pretty nice price for this, I'm sure. Of course the packaging is the usual divine, timeless stuff that you can expect of Chanel.
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Overall 6
6.0

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angeleyes022, makeupalley.com
23 July 2008
  • Summary: I found this perfume to be quite sickening to be honest. I had high hopes for it, based on the reviews. I find it very powdery, musky and intensely strong. It actually made my stomach churn, and that's tough to do - I am a perfume lover and can stand some of the strongest fragrances around.
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Overall 6
6.0

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oakley1, makeupalley.com
15 July 2008
  • Summary: Does Chanel keep the same basic scent framework for all of their perfumes? For some reason, to me, it smells similar, but worse than, Cuir de Russie and shares some accords with no. 5. I definitely get that smell of wet wipes, and not the baby powder ones either...more like the ones they give you at some restaurant to wipe your greasy fingers after you dine on King Crab. These scents last on me A LONG time (the old adage I guess), cuz I'm just not that into them.
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Overall 6
6.0

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lushsoup, makeupalley.com
15 July 2008
  • Summary: Oh how I dreamed of this scent! I OWN it based on the reviews. I decided to test it again today, and was PAINED to have to actually remove it (gasp) when after 3 hours the aldehydes persisted. They persisted past the sandalwood base that I longed for. Perhaps in a perfume? My Cuir de Ruisse parfum, tested on the other arm did not emanate quite the overwhelming aldehydes of Bois de Iles today, so I once again suspect the strength difference will actually make a...
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Overall 6
6.0

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pennypencil, makeupalley.com
25 June 2008
  • Summary: The fact that I haven’t fallen head over heels with Bois des Iles is a surprise, because I hankered after it for years thinking the description sounded just right for me. I love wood, powder, and almost every Chanel I have tried. I love Feminite du bois, Egoiste, Black Cashmere – so why ever don’t I love this? For a start, it buzzes in a very shrill manner on my skin.
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