Reviews and Problems with Shiseido Feminite Du Bois Parfum
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7 November 2009
Summary: Feminite du Bois is so dynamic, so constantly evolving, that it is two fragrances on me, depending on what I perceive during each wearing. The first fragrance is based around semi-sour plum and cedar. The cedar is the assertive Atlas variety, meaning that it takes on a grilled or somewhat charred quality that appears almost immediately and lasts through the drydown.
Summary: So, this smells like candy necklace candy. Weird, and none of the foresty feeling I was hoping for. Resembles Ava Luxe's Silk, but this is slightly more comlex and interesting than Silk. In the drydown it gets slightly dirty, which I find intriguing. However, a dirty candy necklace, having been around someone's neck through a couple of days of not showering ... not sure that is something I want to smell like, however interesting an idea it is.
Summary: I love this, but I swear, it smells nothing like the reviews I'm reading - I get loads of cumin, salty skin, and and floral musk undertones - but none of this plummy notes and cedar. Where? Does my skin magnify cumin? Is it because I cook so much with it that I notice it so much? I can't know for sure, but what I do know is that this smells eerily similar to Worth Courtesan so it's nothing I would rush out and buy.
Summary: All I can say is wowww.... I received a sample of this from a lovely MUAer and fell in love with it immediately.... Now, Im no good when describing notes, but this is the scent that I would call "Scent of a woman" Such a shame that it is now discontinued....however I was really glad to find it in my local Sephora, they still have several and the price was quite decent for a Lutens creation... This is definitely one of my Lutens favorites!
Summary: I was surprised to find I like this fragrance, as I understand it launched the trend of fruity-spicy-woody perfumes, and I usually hate those types of fragrances. I'm sorry to say, but many of the Serge Lutens scents I've tried just smell too big and "busy." In contrast, I find this one nicely restrained. There is lots of cedar and violet and a plummy fruitiness, but despite the richness of the notes it feels surprisingly light.
Summary: I love Feminite du Bois! I first tried it during the late 1980's at a Shiseido counter, but couldn't afford it. I "visited" it for a quick spritz everytime I was at that mall. Then I moved and forgot about it for awhile. When I finally remembered and went to buy some, it was no longer available. I have rediscovered it again through decants and the internet and it's one of the scents in my rotation. Smells warm and comfortable, I do tend to wear it more in the winter.
Summary: I've wanted to try this for a long time. Perfectly blended sweet, warm cedar and plum. Starts out as many other have noted, a little too sharp and spicey, but changes. Turns very warm and rich, full-bodied. Definitely a cooler season scent. It's really gorgeous and unique, but you have to like cedar. It's too strong for me to wear all the time, but I like having it as a sophisticated option in my perfume wardrobe.
Summary: This starts out almost too sharply cedary/spicy, but after a few moments the drydown reveals a much softer spiced wood. It's lovely if you like cedar, but I think not a spritzer, definitely a dabber--you don't want to overwhelm people with this one.
Summary: I love this scent. It's a soft, woody scent that makes me feel mysterious and incredibly feminine. After about an hour, I realized however that it smelled just like Dior's Dolce Vita, which is my sister's signature perfume. And we can't exactly go around smelling alike now can we? Not to mention, stealing her "signature scent" would be like stealing her husband, so sadly, this one is off limits to me. And the bottle would've looked so pretty on my dresser, too....