Ah, the exclusive range of these Dior La Collection Privée fragrances I've always wanted to test. Sure, I've tried a few over time, but there's still the same reason why testing all these fragrances in general continues for so long: No, first of all, it has nothing to do with women's panic attacks, even though this collection is also supposed to be in the women's department in the store there.
No, the reason is that the fragrances in the shop where I normally go are at the very end just before the escalator with which you leave the floor (yes, the ladies' section). What's the problem? Well, until then you have usually sprayed yourself with many other fragrances and then you have no free space left. And unfortunately this also applies to the Privé fragrances from Armani, which I would love to test all of them. But no, I forget every time that I actually wanted to try these scents, but that it is already too late, when I arrive at these scents, since I am already fully sprayed...
I must be stupid or something, but I forget it every time...
Fortunately I get a sample of nice perfumes every now and then, and I would like to thank them all here for giving me the opportunity to test many fragrances. Among other things, these scents here.
Well, now I have a smell in my hands again. And the name Bois d'Argent means "silverwood", which sounds quite interesting. Because it could be directly from a fantasy movie or book, because a wood that is made of silver doesn't exist, I looked it up because of my pitiful botany knowledge, mu ha ha (but found out that there is a silver poplar, I'm so good!) :DD).
The beginning is resinous, although it is somewhat difficult to tell whether I smell frankincense or myrrh, but I guess the latter more. It is also somewhat sweetish, as well as earthy through the patchouli.
Shortly after spraying the iris comes through more and more, it even becomes beautifully intense, but natural without crushing, and radiates a sweetish powdery aura. The sweetness is also reinforced by some amber.
A little later the fragrance is still sweet, but most of the scents are iris and myrrh, so the fragrance is both resinous and powdery and therefore soft and pleasant. It's a little clean and clean, but it's not soapy, I only mention that, because sometimes some people confuse soapy with clean soapy and therefore quickly run away from a scent when they hear the word "soap" :D
Woodsy notes are added in the base. From the sweet notes you can smell the musk instead of the amber, and if you sniff exactly at the sprayed spot, you can smell some leather.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The charisma is a bit moderate. Even if one might think that it still radiates well at the beginning, the intensity quickly decreases. Unfortunately, you won't leave too large a scent cloud with it.
The fragrance actually lasts for a long time, more than eight hours. But due to the too weak Sillage later one has the feeling as if after five to six hours one hardly smells anything anymore.
Hmm... first of all: The flacons are very high quality, because the material simply feels high quality. In addition, there is the magnetic, beautifully crafted lid, which shows the Dior logo on the upper side. However, in my opinion the flacons also look a little ZU simple, especially because of the rather simple white label. I know that some people like it, but I don't really like such simple bottles... :D
Oh, yeah, well, I think this scent is very good. As one would expect from resinous and powdery fragrances, it is very pleasant and soft. Some find powdery fragrances always feminine, but actually men should be able to wear them, right? Aaaaah, tell me what you think!
On the other hand, the later base is also woody, so the fragrance here could really be worn by men, but nevertheless, it would be interesting to know what women in particular think about a man using a somewhat powdery fragrance (... like "Midnight in Paris" or something... *sigh* The fragrance is so great! Okay, also because there's mate tea in it :D).
Anyway, my biggest point of criticism here is the low or moderately unusual Sillage, otherwise I would have said that the scent would be a nice scent. But you would have to spray yourself with it from time to time so that others can also smell the scent on one or on another, even if the shelf life here should be much better. Nevertheless, like most Privée fragrances from Dior, it is really worth a look! And from the fragrance point of view, it seems to me like an all-rounder that you can always use, regardless of the season.
So, now it's time to take care of the cat (you know, there is no Kommi without mentioning at least once the small scratch brush :D). Earlier it was thundering here,... so that the little scaredy-cat hid under the bed and watched me from there with shining eyes. ... But of course he still comes out for food, yes yes... :D