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Elegantly floating woods make music over lime-mint rum chord
This is a very fine, restrained and elegantly composed summer scent. You probably need to wear it more often - and best of all in the right surroundings, for example on holiday in the Mediterranean, to appreciate and enjoy all its finesse. In the perfume shop, this rather quiet musician will probably quickly go under in concert with the louder competitors.
Eau boisé is, as the name suggests, a fragrance in which the wood is in the foreground. You have to like it, if you have an allergy to pencils, you better stay away. But if you like this sharpened smell of freshly scraped wood, Thierry Wasser arranges this probably cedar or similar note in the most refined way I know, summery light: the woods seem to float above a really tender sweet rum-lime and (very subtle) mint. But all this is so well composed that the nuances blend together in a wonderfully creamy way. Those who like the pencil-cedar note, and appreciate Laliques White or the more forward looking wood of Quorums Silver, will find a similar theme here; refined with the subtle rum note and with a soothing lime, which makes Guerlain's Eau boisé of the three wood favourites mentioned the most rounded and elegant fragrance.
The vetiver, for many an anxiety theme, is also soothed and dimmed here. While I needed many attempts to appreciate Guerlain's classic vetiver EdT slowly and rarely wear it, the eau boisé opened up to me much faster.
The sillage of this fine composition is certainly not enormous, but it is not as weak as often criticized here. Rather, it creates the floating or puzzling effect that is characteristic of refined, seductive perfumes, which only hints and attracts and thus has an attractive effect: What smells so fine and delicious? The durability, in this discreetly attractive skin-near area is also good, although not bombastic: in the warm south about 5 hours, in cooler temperatures even longer. And a remainder on the skin or shirt will stay overnight as well.
If Parfumo.de allowed several signature fragrances, and thus had a heart for schizos (most of them act as such with their constantly swelling fragrance portofolios - and sign with fantasy names?), then Guerlains Eau boisé would certainly be one of my summer signature fragrances. But good: the German Civil Code probably insists on a single signature, and Parfumo.de (unfortunately) adheres to it.
Before the sheep's cold comes tomorrow, today a sunny Corona Sunday is to be ennobled with this wonderfully lively summer scent. And hopefully this summer we will come to the Mediterranean...