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Shiseido Feminité du Bois EDP Perfume
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Shiseido Feminité du Bois EDP
Perfume

Recommended by: 100% of reviewers
Average Rating: 10.0
Average Price: None indicated




Dain


Reg: August 2001
Location: Lexington, MA
Posts: 2587
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Date: July 18, 2008
Rating: 10
Recommend? Yes
Price you paid?: None indicated

 

Before Serge Lutens, as a house, existed, Serge Lutens, as a man, worked for Shiseido. Feminité du Bois experiments with an overdose of Iso E Super, which mimics the smell of cedar, but polished to an utter smoothness. It is the inspiration for not only Lutens' own Eaux Boisées, which fragment the original composition into exaggerations, but also Dolce Vita from Dior and #1 Parfums Trouve from Miller et Bertraux. There are candied apricots and plums (Bois et Fruits), a soft hint of violet (Bois de Violette), mulled spices and patchouli (Un Bois Sépia), and musk (Bois et Musc), and a darkly radiant sillage that is worthy of an African queen. Of the Eaux Boisées, the one that bears the closest relation to its mother is Bois Oriental, but it is stronger and rougher, while Feminité du Bois seems to recede quietly into the background with each passing minute.

A gem, a discontinued gem, full of rainbowed facets, like a black opal.



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