French LoverBois d'Orage (2007)

French Lover / Bois d'Orage by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
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French Lover / Bois d'Orage (Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle)
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French Lover is a popular perfume by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle for men and was released in 2007. The scent is green-spicy. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesFlorentine iris, Pimento, Galbanum
Heart Notes Heart NotesAngelica, Vetiver, Cedar
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Frankincense, Musk



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French Lover was sold as Bois d'Orage in the US and Canada.

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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 5.0/10
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French Lover / Bois d'Orage
Opens with an fresh and aromatic blend of angelica, spices and galbanum. I see a perfect olfactory simulation of dark forests and open fields, of grass, herbs, leaves and damp soil. The crisp greenness of the galbanum dominates the whole fragrance until the very end, but it is enhanced and modified... Read more
Scent 7.0/10
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Grows On You...
Bois d'Orage (French Lover outside the US) starts off quite vegetal. Those green vegetal notes hang around for more than a bit before the scent grows gradually into its natural smelling cedar heart with accents of musky angelica and incense to compliment the primary cedar heart note. The cedar... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Doesn't Smell Funny To Me
I managed to acquire samples of both Frédéric Malle BOIS D'ORAGE and FRENCH LOVER and had no idea that they were the same. I started with the decanted sample of BOIS D'ORAGE, with no knowledge of notes, perfumer, intended gender, etc., and my initial impression was that this was similar in some... Read more
Scent 6.0/10
A Particular sort of Fragrance.
After a several wears I feel as though I'm getting a better sense of this stuff. It's as dry, arid and masculine as can be, but in no way conservative or stodgy, and without being the sort of openly pleasant and seductive thing that a fellow might wear in attempt to impress a shy partner. ... Read more


Hermesh 3 years ago
Everything revolves around the grassy-woody heart with strong angelika note. Intelligent, clever and animalic in the sense "wild"&Natural.
Bottle 7.5
Sillage 7.5
Longevity 7.5
Scent 9.0

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