Minuit et Demi 2021

Minuit et Demi by Fragrance Du Bois
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Minuit et Demi is a new and limited perfume by Fragrance Du Bois for women and men and was released in 2021. The scent is gourmand-sweet. Limited Edition
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
CardamomCardamom
PimentoPimento
Heart Notes Heart NotesCoffeeCoffee
CaramelCaramel
Base Notes Base NotesVetiverVetiver
CedarwoodCedarwood
CashmeranCashmeran
VanillaVanilla
MuskMusk
Tabac Bourbon

Ratings

Scent

7.463 Ratings

Longevity

6.462 Ratings

Sillage

5.460 Ratings

Bottle

8.663 Ratings

Value for money

4.356 Ratings
Submitted by Babylon84, last update on 29.07.2021.
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Ischgelroi
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Ischgelroi
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I certainly don't need this fragrance !
The title may sound a bit harsh and nasty, but unfortunately this reflects my association very well. I have waited a long time with the test the filling was already a while in the closet, but this morning I felt like testing this fragrance. My feelings were already mixed when I read some reviews and statements here.

Shortly after spraying on I had to realize that I have here a creamy Xerjoff Golden Dallah in front of me. Minuit et Demi smells for me like a watered down and sweeter Golden Dallah with some vanilla including an unpleasant tobacco note. The whole thing just doesn't smell good to me, frankly even repulsive smells like malt coffee and rice cakes.

It's really not my style to give perfumes below 5 or 4 points, but Minuit et Demi really did it. I will most likely never wear the fragrance again because it just doesn't work for me at all. The longevity is also rather on the low end. Here I would have definitely hoped for over 7 hours but after 4-5 hours Minuit et Demi is almost gone. Honestly pleases me the poor durability even in this case.

I really do not want to describe the fragrance in more detail, because it is just incredibly unwearable for me and otherwise I got an ever-increasing wash-off compulsion.

The price for the offered is simply already a cheek. Minuit et Demi costs with shipping over 300€ and there I just have high expectations, or expect better. The SWAROVSKI Verison with almost 900€ crowns the whole thing again.

I would not have given such a bad rating if I simply did not like the fragrance, but in this case the fragrance is simply not portable for me and also does not reflect the price.
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Snowrose
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Quiet voice
With all the hype, I was of course insanely curious and ordered a bottling. Already at the first testing I thought "ok, quiet, as advertised, yes, ok!", but on repeated wear I like him more and more.

Minuit et Demi is a mix of By the Fireplace and Baccarat Rouge, just with less sweet, soft voice. The durability is still very good with me - especially when I test several fragrances on my arm, this one lasts the longest. Briefly, I actually considered whether the scent would move in with me, because so far I've only tested Santal Complet and Brume du Matin from the brand (and I just don't understand the hype). Meaning, especially when compared to the other two perfumes, I'm very much in love. But basically, it's a mix of fragrances that I can layer together at home. The beautiful bottles I wanted too much to move in with me, but for the price definitely not.

I can understand the disappointment if you expected more, but if you don't have your own perfume house to run wild in, but it's just a collaboration, then I would probably design a fragrance that is a safe bet for me personally. Caramel and coffee come out very strong for me. A unisex gourmand that I like a lot.
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Essy07
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Very helpful Review    14  
Lifelong rival
Two confident noses were given the same ingredients as a starting point and were asked to create their own interpretation in the form of a fragrance. One "still as freshly in love as the first day" perfumer named Juliette came up with Changing Constance, the other, Stéphane, a moody bachelor who likes to hang out in British stately homes until midnight, came up with Minuit et Demi. Both follow their own philosophy. One expresses it diplomatically, the other directly and bluntly, but both mean only well by us.

Note: above passage contains imputed character traits and lifestyles
To be fair, both fragrances are "overpriced" especially in terms of what they put in front of us summa summarum. Extrapolated to 100 ml, both cost the same. In the case of CC, I can overlook this due to its outstanding looking bottle. In my subjective and irrelevant opinion, 80-100€ less would have been more appropriate for Minuit et Demi, or at least if they offered a 50 ml variant for 150€. If you add shipping and customs depending on where you reside, this fragrance gets an angry-bitter taste.
One pays - as always and everywhere - of course rather for the name of the houses and their flacon creations, unless both houses have bred a "Tspinne" - that is, a tobacco weaving spider - in a collaborative laboratory, which secretes a slightly salty, caramel-smelling musk as pheromones.

Changing Constance is - to put it in masculine terms - an olfactory interruptus: no sooner does it arrive at the main character of the fragrance than the experience is over.
With Minuit et Demi I have to say that he, sprayed on the clothes (!) Is indeed perceptible until the next day (according to student time calculation) and all the more, the deeper you press your nose into the top.
The allspice one smells out wonderfully over time and gives the spicy composition a peppery note, which harmonizes in a pleasant way with the cardamom and subsequently with the caramel and vanilla. The coffee, on the other hand, one does not perceive at all and one misses him but also not.
Both are great fragrances with quirks and edges, which do not think much of sillage and projection.
CC is definitely a bit more feminine and softer than Minuit et Demi.
Who has a sensitive nose, which easily gets itchy from "pungent" smells, is better served with Changing Constance or should not spray Minuit et Demi directly on the décolleté.
Part of the disappointment of some about the fragrance is certainly based on the expectations that were stoked. On the other hand, the scarcity and limitation of this fragrance also seduces to buy.

At the end of the day, a fragrance that arouses positive emotions in one, has definitely done something right.

PS: Please have just no indulgence with me, just because it's my first review, or at least the first that I do not only present to myself :)
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Samsara31
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Quiet but beautiful

The fragrance starts with a spicy, tangy prelude very interesting, unfortunately, this lasts with me only about 30 minutes, until then the gorumandigen tones come through more, although I can recognize here no coffee note, but rather the vanilla / caramel note, cardamom and pimento remain quietly persist, but perceptible.
The projection/sillage is really not great. But then, that's what Demi Rawling had fairly advertised. The Longevity is at m it approx 4-5 hours, but then as skinscent.
I've worn the fragrance for a few days now and all in all I think it's so good that I'm going to order it. Many say yes that they want to have more projection, better performance for the money. I understand that somewhere. But personally, I'm also happy to have an "intimate" scent in my collection, a luxurious, gourmand, spicy scent that doesn't slay my partner in intimate moments. My husband, who is usually fussy and who is not a perfume fan, also liked the scent. "Strike" :-)
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MaikM7
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Very helpful Review    11  
Too bad about the sillage!
A balmy Saturday evening in Corona times: Let's write a review on Parfumo.

Since I've been following YouTuber Demi Rawling for a while and find her content good over long stretches, the fragrance of course didn't pass me by and certainly I would have blindly picked up a bottle if it had been either cheaper or different in note composition, since gourmand scents aren't really my fragrance prey scheme. Also, because before the initial launch, it was "advertised" that it was a one-off release of Demi Rawling and FDB's collaboration with the motto "when gone, gone". That doesn't seem to be the case now, with a relaunch due in early April.... well... I'll just leave it at that...
I have received the fragrance from a sharing. Curious I was then but! In addition, I wanted to test gladly times a FDB or a high-quality Gourmand:

On the whole, I am of the opinion that the fragrance is already approximately as Demi Rawling also describes him. It opens quite interesting and creative and very varied compared to the rest of the fragrance - spicy, fresh, tangy and only very slightly sweet. I really enjoy the opening and it lasts for a good half hour before the scent develops further and the sweet, warm, yummy notes take over. Caramel, in particular, then runs through the entire rest of the scent in my opinion. I search in vain for coffee - at most it's a caramel frappuccino a la Starbucks - but I can't find a proper coffee aroma. Too bad! That would certainly have been an interesting contrast.... In the base, slightly woody and greenish notes then come in, but these are merely in the background, but offer an interesting and fragrant counterpart to the caramel sweetness.

All in all, the fragrance is in my opinion but not too sweet, but just right, as well as really tasty and very pleasant. A slightly alcoholic touch you get in the base with a little imagination possibly also still.... Even if I'm not of the opinion that the fragrance is "perfectly unisex", but tends to the feminine, I really like it and so I can not really understand the rather negative reviews here so far. The sillage, however, as you can already see from the headline, must unfortunately really criticize... completely without projection - apart from the start of the fragrance - is pretty stupid, intimate cuddly fragrance for togetherness or not. :-) The durability on the other hand I would like to praise! The really holds very well, without that I now want to make a time statement, but great deductions I can not make there.

Conclusion: I really like it! I would still not buy a bottle, because Gourmanddüfte just do not fit me and a certain projection is already important to me. But that is of course subjective. All in all, he smells in my opinion but very high quality and balanced.
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Meslina1996
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Arrived, pleased, tested, disappointed!
Nah, I don't know...

Smells a bit like diluted Angels Share to me with extra musk and a good swig...hmm.... Mouthwash??? Whoops
It's not bad but for 280-300 euros you expected a bit more.
I have in principle nothing against perfumes that are a little closer to the skin and not everyone in the supermarket the fragrance around the ears, but the is already a little too shy, too quiet.

At the beginning, cardamom and coffee are clearly and beautifully perceptible, but get lost after 5 minutes in a messy cocktail.
What I think is the bergamot somehow interferes and makes the spicy soft opening harsh on my skin, a shame really.
Then the allspice joins in and seems to be the star of the show.
He stays.
For me, a bit too much, it scratches my nose and that with the modest sillage.
Something minty also wants to have a say, but misses the point and only disturbs.
From caramel no trace.
Something blooms? ...does not fit.
Every now and then I catch the tobacco, which actually tries to contribute something, but is too shy and withdraws.

Also has very little bit of similarity with Bon Parfumeur 402 (vanilla caramel, Santal), only that I prefer this one.
The is nothing special, but there disturbs nothing peppery and the price performance is simply better.
At least the goes through as an office or good night fragrance.

I have something soft, warm and sensual expected, on me he is unfortunately not.
On a man, I could imagine it personally but already better.
Am curious what you think of the, tastes differ, as is well known and the scent perception also seems to be subjective. Hehe

I'm not a fan of the Youtuberin, which has brought out this fragrance in collaboration with Fdb, however, unbiased reviews are important to me (what you can not claim from others).
By the fact that Fdb is now really an exceedingly luxurious house and there was a collaboration of the kind yet (I think at least), I thought "come try times, notes fit, description fits and suuuper limited".
Well, that was probably nothing.
Even before he arrived with us in Germany, the restock was announced.
Once again a grip in the toilet for me.
Will my husband use. :D

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MontanaB

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MontanaB
MontanaB
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Waste of money
This is watered down Prada Candy with cardamom on top. Very feminine and somewhat old lady smelling. If you had grandma obsessed with eating Werthers Original, this is pretty much the short description of the fragrance - candy eating grandma.

I am so disappointed in this. Absolutely not worth the price. Longevity and sillage are non existent which makes this purchase even more sad. One big loss of money. Think twice before purchasing a bottle that you can't sample. Don't repeat my mistake.

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Ka3nKa3n 5 months ago
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Longevity
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8
Bottle
Smells like fail.I get the sweaty odour caramel vibes from it. Performance is non existing. I'd rather get 50ml of Oud Orange or Oud Jaune.

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