Reviews and Problems with Shiseido Feminite Du Bois Parfum
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31 January 2010
Summary: FdB is truly a stunning fragrance, but there's a caveat. There is a luscious scent of woody plum with a hint of cinnamon, clove and cardamon that is just breathtaking. So clean! So lovely! You literally want to immerse yourself in that scent. If I coud jump into a vat of it I would, that's how gorgeous it is. HOWEVER, underneath that loveliness there lies a hint of cumin which gives FdB the skank factor. Now, you may or may not be comfortable with skank. The B.O. smell.
Summary: Formal, old-style but well done oriental fragrance.It's strangely plain and uninspired for a Serge Lutens blend, but it would be great for oriental lovers. Still, not for me and just not different enough. Layered, perfectly blended, pretty, yes. But it won't wow you. It's not different enough from the other orientals out there. Would've loved more beeswax or cardamom, but it just doesn't come through. In the end, boring.
Summary: Don't get me wrong ( great way to start a review, huh?) I love woods and burning scents and such, but this is ridiculous! I don't want to imply all the cliches of a bad perfume smelling experience ( bathroom wash off, queezy) but I guess I have to. You get the point.
Summary: This one is too cedary for me. Normally, I DO like cedar, and most "woodsy" scents. Cedar seems to comes out pretty strong on my skin, even when it is just a "hint" of cedar in some perfumes. So, in this case, a perfume dominated by cedar, it's just too much. It also has a sort of sharpness and acidity to it that I find unpleasant. I don't enjoy wearing it, but have recieved compliments on it. Still, not for me. Oh well...