Bois Sikar 2018

Bois Sikar by Atelier des Ors
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Bois Sikar is a perfume by Atelier des Ors for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is smoky-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Marie Salamagne

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesNutmeg, Precious woods
Heart Notes Heart NotesGaiac wood, Styrax, Cedar leaf
Base Notes Base NotesTobacco absolute, Java cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.1 | 39 Ratings

Longevity

8.0 | 37 Ratings

Sillage

7.6 | 37 Ratings

Bottle

8.2 | 35 Ratings
Submitted by Ergreifend, last update on 11.01.2021.
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Reviews

7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
9
Pricing
Barbalix

17 Reviews
Barbalix
Barbalix
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Tobacco tree
"Bois Sikar" means cigarette tree in direct translation.

It is a combination of the French word bois - tree and the Mayan word sikar-smoking / cigar, from which later cigars and cigarettes got the name we use today.

In this fragrance, the most prominent thing is its opening. Luckily, after a minute or two the harsh burning settles and now, the smell takes me back in time, to my childhood, when I spent the winter holidays with my grandmother in the village, sitting next to the fireplace: I enjoyed watching and smelling the slowly burning wood. , drinking my herbal tea.

Basically, you feel only one beautiful woody scent as all the woody notes blended excellent, while Styrax makes the whole creation heavy and smoky. Like you are sitting next to the fireplace. Or, should I say, by the fireplace, as the nose behind this creation is no else than Marie Salamagne, who created Replica's "By the Fireplace".

If I comparison with BtF, I have to say that Bois Sikar is a much stronger, better blended and sharper scent, never linear but constantly changing. You can clearly detect in the background the tobacco note, and after maybe an hour you will feel a musky accord, of course I cannot say surely it is "musk" as it is not in the list, but is definitely there.

The fragrance settles in a creamy scent, it is smoky, woody-musky scent. On my skin, this one lasts about 6-7 hours. It gets a lot of compliments, as it is very different from the ones we have already on the market. Simply this is a masterpiece, the only backdrop could be the first minutes after the initial sprays because it literally smells like a burning car tire.
8
Scent
10
Longevity
9
Sillage
10
Bottle
Coolrunner

3 Reviews
Coolrunner
Coolrunner
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Sitting by the fireplace
This masterpiece is just awesome.

Only bad thing is maybe first 2 minutes after spraying it as I get momentariliy strong stink of burning car tires.

After two minutes that goes away and I get a scent that gets me back to my childhood and spending time at my grandparents on the mountain. I feel like I'm sitting next to the fireplace and enjoying smell of burning woods.

Styrax gives it that heavy smoky scent and all the different wood notes are blend in one beautiful woody scent. Together they are simply fireplace. Not to be surprised as the nose behind this is the same one that made Replica's By the fireplace.

But this is stronger, sharper, better blended and not linear but changing all the time.

In addition to it, there's a hint of nice, sweet tobacco in the background to make it rounder and bit smoother.

After some time you can feel musk scent croaching in slowly even though musk is not in the notes.

After couple of hours you get beautiful and mild smoky, woody, musky scent, like some kind of cream.

After 7-8 hours you are only left with nice and really close to skin musk scent which lasts yet another 7-8 hours at least on my skin.

Awesome creation with really good projection first couple of hours and crazy long lasting.

Most surprisinlgy majority of people find it nice and pleasant and gave me compliments.

For me refreshing and different scent oppose to majority of scents that we all know. Simply masterpiece. Fireplace in a bottle.
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Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Maksime
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Maksime
Maksime
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Gentlemanly scent.
The smell of a brutal gentleman. Very distinctive. In the beginning is the smell of a campfire. Opening: an expensive cigar+ whisky with some acid.
The golden pieces in the bottle are a special aesthetic delight. ?
8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Floyd
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Floyd
Floyd
Top Review    32  
Zabriskie Point
I see a mansion in the Arizona desert exploding. From several angles the building is blown out of the rock, over and over again, to an ecstatic wave of early Pink Floyd fire, rocks, windows and stones fly in slow motion in all directions. Then a refrigerator also detonates, floating symbols of the consumer society with the rubble, turkey, Kellogg's Cornflakes and Wonderbread. Why am I hallucinating the final sequence of Michelangelo Antonioni's "Zabriskie Point" from 1970 during the opening of "Bois Sikar"? There are gold particles in the perfume, there is Marie Salamagne's idea to create a fragrance that combines Cuban cigars in cedarwood boxes with the aroma of peat-flavored single malt whisky, which is where the name comes from, which connects the wood of whisky barrels with the Mayan term for "smoking", namely Sikar, the origin of the cigar.
At first, wood and herbs explode, nutmeg and coriander mix with guaiac in the haze of the detonation, the smoked spices with the scorching sweetness of the wood swirl like paprika chips through the dense smoke, for minutes, again and again.
As the camera pans further outwards from the core of the explosion, fragments of the dark cigars fly there, colliding with sweet Styrax drops, which lie over the tobacco like bitter honey, decompose it to tar in the heat, splash black into the desert sand, where resinous wood bursts hissingly, only in the further distance do cedar needles fuse with smoky vetiver and flicker ethereally green before the firmament. Then I am drawn back to the centre, the eruptions happen again. For several hours the perception swings like a pendulum along the spectrum, increasingly swallowing the extremes at the edges, the impression of paprika and the ethereal green shimmer disappear, everything becomes warmer, leaving tobacco and peat, cigar and smoke.
"Bois Sikar" is a fragrance in the tradition of creations such as "Vi Et Armis", but is closer to whiskey, tar and tobacco than the better known BeauFort, and is not quite as demanding. Nevertheless, it is not an everyday scent, even if it seems more wearable due to its lower projection. Contrary to the final sequence mentioned at the beginning, which only lasts about seven minutes, "Bois Sikar" explodes for about seven to eight hours, first arm-long, soon very close.

(With thanks to Kylesa)
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Statements

BarbalixBarbalix 2 months ago
7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Fireplace in the bottle. Creamy, musky, woody-smoky fragrance from the same nose who made By the Fireplace.

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