Reviews and Problems with Shiseido Feminite Du Bois Parfum
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4 January 2014
Summary: *PIC* I do realise this review is quite unconventional, but I would like to share. I recently bought a Schwarzkopf supermarket conditioner. It's not great or anything like that, but the scent! It is *exactly* like feminite du bois which has to be one of my most favourite perfumes of all time. I've actually thought about slathering it on as a body lotion?
Summary: I just received this bottle. Was surprised to see it wasn't an atomizer but decided to decant into a roll on and a spray. I do not want to spill this precious stuff! Bought it on it's reviews. I didn't think I'd like it as people that like a lot of the same frags. as I do didn't care for it I wish I could talk about all the notes......All I can say is it is unlike anything else out there. Not in your face perfume, and individual.
Summary: I hardly have the words to describe the ineffable beauty and 'truth' of this fragrance. In a strange way, it reminds me of a famous painting I once saw called "La Tentation de Saint Antoine." (The Temptation of Saint Anthony). I see the image a woman of profound beauty emerge from the thick of the wood. The moonlight illuminates her rounded hips and ample heavy breasts but she still remains something of an apparition.
Summary: Side by side comparison between Shiseido and SL's versions of FdB. Shiseido version is the older one, and lots of folks prefer this over the SL's relaunch. Some says the SL is more costly. Other says the SL relaunch doesn't smell as great. So here we go: R wrist spritzed with sample that was given to me by a SA at a SL counter, L wrist spritzed with Shiseido bought online and a tin of grounded coffee in front.
Summary: This is for the vintage parfum. Amazing. I would love to smell the newer version for comparison, which I'll try tomorrow, but this is pure heaven. The cedarwood, velvety plum and soft spices make this a very memorable scent for me. It takes me back several years in time. Somewhere from my past I remember this like it has been my own since its inception, which is bizarre. It smells as familiar to me as my own skin.
Summary: The closest I can get to a signature fragrance and in my opinion, the most versatile out of the Bois series. It is the perfect blend of plum, candied fruit and cedar. Very unusual, feminine and sophisticated. I have tried both versions and prefer the Shiseido version, which is less sweet than the new release under the SL name but it doesn't last as long.
Summary: This is the skin scent that rises above all others. The light musk coupled with ripe fruit is georgeous without being overpowering. It is the perfect nuzzling scent. Unlike the four Serge Lutens spin-off's, this works well year round is a bit more understated than the other "Bois" fragrances. I understand the juice will be sold for double the price in the Serge line-up. Grab it while you can. PS. Make sure you buy the spray as dabbing is not enough.
Summary: Feminite du Bois was one of those fragrances I purchased just after 1 testing. It's one of my signatures (yeah, I have few), it's the kind of fragrance I think that's dedicated to me. First of all you get balm and resins out of it. Incense, animalistic honey. And tender carnations like aura gathering all these warm, strong notes. Sometimes, in warm weather it may smell dirty, very dirty.
Summary: FdB is a masterpiece. This is the only fragrance I've ever purchased unsniffed and I have no regrets. Opens with a true cedar scent (like the cedar used to build fences/decks). Development of the fragrance on skin is complex - I get amber (reminiscent of Amber Sultan), plum, and some floral notes that sweeten the fragrance. I usually reserve FdB for special occasions because it's such a special fragrance. But really you could wear this anywhere.