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Good morning, beautiful..
May Maxie Wander forgive me for appropriating the title of her wonderful book - a work as timeless as this fragrance. And what's more, for me personally a text that has made it easier or perhaps even possible for me to gain emotional access to my current place of residence.
Bois des Îles reminds me again and again of the title of this book, which I discovered only late in my life. The scent is like an awakening morning, like slowly opening flowers in the morning sun. It awakens in me the feeling that sometimes fills me on beautiful days, when I, still lying in bed, enjoy the first rays of sunlight falling into the room. I relax, cuddle deep into the pillow once more and enjoy the anticipation of a day that seems to offer endless possibilities again and again.
Antilles? Caribbean? Exotic islands? I must confess that these are no longer necessarily places of longing for me. When I was young, perhaps already, but rather driven by the desire to discover and experience the world in its fullness. In the meantime I have come to the reassuring realization that the fullness of life is very close to us and to a certain extent in our own hands - completely independent of where we are in the world.
Bois des Îles is for my nose - contrary to its name - more flower than wood, and that in a wonderful symbiosis of warmth and freshness, of sweetness and citric. And although the wood in my name may not really fit, it is still the island that I can believe. A hint of salt lies in the fragrance, like a light breeze that carries the clear, slightly bitter smell of salt water from the sea - and Bois des Îles reminds me a little of Embruns d'Ylang of Guerlain.
To the quite exotic, but neither oppressive, nor sultry floral scent gradually come sandalwood with delicate unsweet vanilla and golden amber, yet it remains on my skin rather floral than woody. Freshly sprayed and close to the spray area, it is a full, overflowing fragrance, with a pure floral sweetness, present and demanding attention. A little further away, the result is a wonderfully harmonious, elegant impression - and the fragrance reveals its full beauty.
Bois des Îles is one of the few fragrances in my possession that I can wear to almost any occasion and season. It invites me to dream, surrounds me sensually and with subtle eroticism at romantic dinners, lets me indulge in its enveloping warmth on cold days - and yet is always reservedly elegant. With style he accompanies me through long working days or luxuriously sweetens an autumn walk through the heath.
I was very lucky to buy a bottle of eau de toilette here in the souk, which I like a lot better than the eau de perfume it replaced. I also find the Extrait beautiful, complex and perhaps a little deeper and warmer, it will be my choice when the contents of my precious little bottle come to an end. But until it is so far, it certainly still says many times: "Good morning, you beautiful one!"...