Reviews and Problems with Serge Lutens Féminité du Bois
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30 April 2012
Summary: There is something decadent in this perfume. And when i say decadent i dont refer to a roman-like orgy, or a triple chocolate cake... i dont mean self-indulgent, i am not doing any moral judgement. I refer to the decadence in a more biological sense. The decay of nature, the fallen leaves, the over-ripe frit, and autumn, the season of decay by excelence.
Summary: My signature scent since it was first launched by Shiseido many years ago. Bold to dare to put a prominent wood note as the foundation of a female fragrance, but genius. I'm sure many other women don't feel a flowery scent is their character and thank goodness for Serge Lutens. It's not for everyone but it isn't meant to be! I often get compliments when I wear it. A beautiful exotic creation.
Summary: Feminite Du Bois is a longtime favourite. It is, in part, a homage to Serge Lutens' beloved Morocco and his love for cedar. The fragrance opens with the soaring strength of cedar, everything from the earth to the sky, before warm, delicate fruit notes develop. To me, it's like walking through a woodland grove where the last of the sun's rays hit the skins of ripe peaches and plums and capturse the scent of wild roses on the air.
Summary: I loved this fragrance when it was under the Shiseido brand, and thought it had been discontinued, so I was delighted to find it again. It seems a little softer than the original, the individual notes more blended, a bittersweet wood that almost smells like rose at times. It's somehow both very clean and subtly sensual. If it was a fabric, it would be charcoal grey crepe de chine. I find it doesn't change over the hours, it simply deepens.
Summary: There are some scents which have something of a ' dark side ' and Feminite du Bois is one of them. I think it is one of the sexiest perfumes ever and quite a few men have commented on it when I have worn it. However, I do not think it is a perfume for young girls----too carnal for that.