Bois Impérial 2020

Bois Impérial by Essential Parfums
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Bois Impérial is a popular perfume by Essential Parfums for women and men and was released in 2020. The scent is woody-fresh. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Thai basilThai basil GrapefruitGrapefruit Nepalese Sichuan pepperNepalese Sichuan pepper Haitian vetiverHaitian vetiver Petalia®Petalia® Georgywood®Georgywood® Akigalawood®Akigalawood® Indonesian patchouliIndonesian patchouli AmbrofixAmbrofix

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Scent
8.3401 Ratings
Longevity
8.6371 Ratings
Sillage
8.0368 Ratings
Bottle
7.5336 Ratings
Value for money
9.2318 Ratings
Submitted by multiple users, last update on 02.02.2023.
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10 in-depth fragrance descriptions
7
Sillage
9
Longevity
8.5
Scent
Jazzbob
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Jazzbob
Top Review 43  
Synthetic in the best sense (but not only)
Pure natural fragrances often have the disadvantage of already seeming too dense - synthetics can help lighten them up, make them lighter. And then there is a wide world in between, as Akigalawood shows. The fragrance is fractionated from patchouli oil, removing its more grungy facets and ultimately creating a very different impression. Bois Impérial is heavily influenced by it and various synthetic components, so much so that - as many here have already noted - the comparison to Escentric Molecules suggests itself. The important difference is revealed in the fact that the latter often seem too soulless to me, while here the balancing act between synthetic and nature succeeds.

What I liked during the first tests, is the fact that the fragrance already seems rather simple, but I could still filter out each time different nuances, which I had not noticed before or hardly. To begin with, there is not only the combination of the citrusy freshness, which is neither too sharp nor too sweet, with the dry woodiness (1), which is present from beginning to end, but also a very subtle floral component (2). This doesn't make Bois Impérial seem floral, but it does add brightness and some richness that would otherwise be lacking. Green freshness fits in just as well, whereby the vetiver note does not come across at all classic-old-fashioned, as is sometimes the case.

(1) Ambrofix = Ambroxan: If you know Molecule 02, you know what I mean.
(2) Petalia: "rose-like with nuances of lily of the valley." I would have thought of Hedion next to it.

The fragrance seems therefore consistently bright and transparent, because no heavy components complement the base accord, but with Georgywood (= Iso E Super) and Akigalawood always maintain an airy texture. The latter note is difficult to describe, as it still has slightly earthy and green facets of patchouli, but just seems much lighter and cleaner. With Supræ of Aether (even drier) or Nisean of Parfums de Marly (darker, balsamic), for example, you can also perceive it well.

My girlfriend does not like the fragrance, by the way, because she immediately had the association with something pickled. Maybe that comes from the slight acidity and some spice. Now I feel the fragrance as a little softer than at the beginning, where I saw the dry-woody side as the most dominant. Possibly it needs some time to 'settle in'. For everyday wear, Bois Impérial is optimal as the longevity is really extremely good - especially on clothes. The sillage can also be easily underestimated and I have therefore rated it with 7, because you are not slain by the transparent effect of the fragrance, but he radiates at the same time relatively far.

Also, an important question with perfumes is how they make you feel when you wear them: Bois Impérial has on the one hand this light-hearted, universally wearable, on the other hand, the fragrance definitely has a mood-lifting effect
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8.5
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Baffleme
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Baffleme
Helpful Review 14  
The linear, clean, freshly sparkling soda-soap hybrid
A mixture of a novel, strongly sparkling lemonade with almost cola-like nuances and other fragrances that also make me feel as if I had just used a shower gel enclosed by the Hotel Adlon. By the way, the described soda with novel flavor is sugar free and has an organic flair. The soda, paired with the well-defined, clean smelling, very high quality shower gel with unfamiliar aquatic wood-like scents, then creates this modern scent image.

This is a fragrance which I would wear everyday maybe even just "for others" as I can imagine this fragrance would work well in almost any setting as it comes across as friendly and positive.
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8
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8
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9
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10
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Marical
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Marical
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Quentin Bisch realizes his dream to create a fragrance around Akigalawood
Bois Essential combines familiar notes with an unfamiliar approach and a very energetic, contemporary performance.
The result is a lively, transparent and green-woody fragrance. Neither strictly vetiver, nor strictly patchouli or cedar. Rather in between and in a very non-obvious way.
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10
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10
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10
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10
Longevity
10
Scent
Vitodito

71 Reviews
Vitodito
Vitodito
Helpful Review 5  
The best on the market
Bois imperial is, at the moment, the absolute perfection in the niche (and not only) world.

It’s only 70€/100ml
Longevity is a 10
Proyection and Sillage are a 10
The aroma is brilliant, everybody around you will love it.
It’s eco friendly.

If i would start a brand, Essential Parfums would undoubtly be my inspiration.

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10
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9
Bottle
10
Sillage
9
Longevity
9
Scent
Abi

6 Reviews
Abi
Abi
5  
The hype, the price is worth it all
The opening is not really convincing as expected based on what I gathered from reviews but after Dry down the real beast showed it’s true power.
Quentin Bisch never disappoint.
The Akigalawood came out strong as expected.
For a Synthetic perfume all the hype is definitely worth it. The price is really affordable for a niche perfume.

I should get a back up bottle asap.
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DraxlerDraxler 2 years ago
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
9.5
Scent
It is not a very complex fragrance but still, as a fragrance to pair with a suit or elegant shirt it is perfect.
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RahulESJRahulESJ 12 months ago
10
Bottle
8
Sillage
10
Longevity
9.5
Scent
It's a beautiful mineral-like sparkling fragrance with woody undertone. So full of light and effervescent it just brightens up your mood. ⁣
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SteelerOperaSteelerOpera 2 years ago
7
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8
Longevity
9
Scent
Sampled from Indigo Perfumery. At $75-instant purchase! Great fresh/woody frag w/very good performance. A modern vetiver w/an herbal twist.
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KilikisKilikis 6 months ago
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8
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9
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8
Scent
Pity this has been diluted/reformulated, the original was 73% VOL and stronger. The new one is 80% VOL and weaker, though smells the same.
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Finerthings8Finerthings8 10 months ago
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7
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8
Longevity
7
Scent
I know this is all about synthetic notes.at some stages it also smells good.But at the end of the day it was getting scratchy and annoying
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