Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisée 2012

Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisée by Guerlain
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Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisée is a popular perfume by Guerlain for men and was released in 2012. The scent is woody-fresh. It is being marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Thierry Wasser

Fragrance Notes

Indian vetiverIndian vetiver
LimeLime
MintMint
RumRum

Ratings

Scent

7.6300 Ratings

Longevity

6.8223 Ratings

Sillage

6.1221 Ratings

Bottle

7.4218 Ratings

Value for money

7.614 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 19.07.2021.
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10
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10
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10
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10
Bottle
VictorLhv

26 Reviews
VictorLhv
VictorLhv
   1  
My favourite Guerlain
I have just heard that, apparently, this is going to be discontinued. I hope this is not true, but previous experiences have shown otherwise. I will probably return and write more. Suffice it to say, this is my first Guerlain, and my favourite Guerlain as well, although I have many of their creations. I find it beyond compare, especially for hot climates, with its mysteriously fresh blend of scents, fresh and lightly spicy. Elegant and casual, or rather elegantly casual, I believe it is simply perfect! Enjoy it while you can still hopefully find it...
9
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8
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Tempcore

9 Reviews
Tempcore
Tempcore
Helpful Review    3  
Guerlain Woody Lime
That's what it is,"fancy" name aside.

With this fragrance you get an amalgamation of notes (including lime and wood) combined to smell like fresh, woody lime. Much in the same way they did with Vetiver.

Performance is great, about what you would expect from a Guerlain EdT; sillage isn't far, but that's a good thing.

It's a fresh, yet mature scent wearable day or night; preferably when it's hot or at least warm. Present is also that famous Guerlain seriousness (woody vanilla); maybe not as ostensibly as in non-fresh Guerlain scents, but it's there.

If Homme EdP reflects a guy hanging out at a soirée having a certain drink, then Homme l'Eau Boiseé reflects owner of where this shindig is thrown. He makes his own lime drinks, on a cutting board, with his own handpicked limes, at any time of day. Because that's how he rolls.

You could also draw a comparison between this woody lime scent and a certain woody orange scent released prior. But, limes and oranges.
9.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
8
Pricing
MonsieurTest
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MonsieurTest
Top Review    27  
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...
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8.5
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8
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7
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1972
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Helpful Review    9  
Never heavy, always friendly, light and easy
Without having searched for it, I find in this little sample of L'Eau Boisée a Terre d'Hermès that is bearable for me. Friends of the latter may alienate my pleasure. I must point out that at the time Terre d'Hermès was shortlisted until a traumatic experience put an end to it. Just this much: Dear friends of Terre d'Hermès, please don't bathe in it before going to the theatre. I think until today I have to dream about it sometimes at night. Where I smell it, attraction and displeasure fight in me.

There are many critical voices here about Guerlain's L'Eau Boisée. L'Eau Boisée was uninspired, boring, weak. However, it inspires me to make this comment - not least because so many different, often contradictory opinions appear here. From "too harmless in its overall effect" to "very pungent ... and cause headaches". With Driver, on the other hand, I can say: "Yatagan is right. This Guerlain is very pleasing." Leimbacher discovers a family closeness to Guerlain Homme which I do not see. Homme for me comes across as far more modern, almost synthetic and androgynous. Tom14's curious experience: "I have seldom tried a fragrance that drives me from the first to the last second with such sharp aggressiveness into a corner that I am completely defenceless" A blatant case of skin chemical incompatibility, as he admits.

In order to enable the reader to classify my description of the course of events, I send ahead not to disdain the traditionally masculine, powerful representatives. But I also love classic elegance and a citric start.

L'Eau Boisée starts off with an intense citrus-fresh welcome. In the top note it becomes harsher, with a light woodiness. Then the vetiver reigns temporarily. Finally, a base of woody musk warmth prevails, while vetiver and citric notes balance each other out. All this never difficult, but bright and light. The rum remains absent from the start and may support the alchemy unnoticed. Perhaps the commonness of the ingredients of citrus, rose geranium, vetiver and woods creates this Terre d'Hermès effect. But where the almost toxic intrusiveness of the Terre d'Hermès in the theatre floor once traumatised me, the light, friendly Boisée attracts me.

Durability and intensity initially raise question marks. With this impression of understatement Tom14's curious experience "Stubborn is no expression at all" may not be connected at all. During the first test the evening before, there were repeated concerns that the Guerlain might break down. But far from it, while falling asleep a floating chord of vetiver, citrus and wood remains present; the following morning I still perceive it. Once you have gained confidence in L'Eau Boisée, you can rely on its discreet presence.
A pleasantly unagitated, brighter Terre d'Hermès that replaces its din with friendly elegance.
MasterLi

375 Reviews
MasterLi
MasterLi
Helpful Review    4  
The "fresh" vetiver...
This is a very versatile summer fragrance. I have tried the original Guerlain Homme and I find that this fragrance is less icy and minty and more woody. It's as if the woods have been amped up and given prominence in the composition. I still get the lime, mint, rum and geranium but the vetiver and cedarwood are stronger here.

I can see this working in formal and casual settings. It's one for spring and summer for sure, perfect on summer nights and even cooler summer days. It's a well made fragrance at a good price point. I find it quite pleasant and I don't think anyone would dislike this if you wore it. It's a good complimentary fragrance to the original Guerlain Homme and a slightly brighter, woodier version of the Intense version. If you like a fresher kind of vetiver (one perfect for spring and summer) then give this a try.
Olfactory60

6 Reviews
Olfactory60
Olfactory60
Helpful Review    3  
Elegant summer scent
Thierry Wasser does it again! A fresh, elegant scent that reminds me of lying on a bed of freshly cut grass, surrounded by woods, and sipping a frosty glass of mint julep. Best summer day ever!
ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
Top Review    17  
Summer keeper
Yes, this Guerlain Homme series is definitely the last great Guerlain’s series for men. While the Intense flanker is just near pure perfection, this Boisée is more contextualized into a “summer-fresh” cluster, so perhaps it’s slightly less versatile and less “fascinating” than that; but still, it perfectly keeps and even enhances some facets of the unsurpassed quality of Homme and Homme Intense. So, this is a summer scent: easily among the most sophisticated ones you can get in today’s mainstream market. The only “competitors” I would find would be either some good classics (but lacking in some “contemporary twist”) or maybe some Hermès... but while they tend to be more unisex and lighter, this Eau Boisée feels bolder and with a more decided masculine shade. The clever elegance with which Wasser kept the “masculine” rhum note giving it a summery vibe thanks to mint and herbal notes is brilliant, so is also the tremendously enjoyable vetiver grass note – which is vetiver, but with a twist; grassy, kind of anisic, slightly citrusy, irresistibly natural and bracing. I perfectly get the comparison with Terre d’Hermès and maybe there wouldn’t have been any L’Eau Boisée without that, but honestly, there’s really no game for me. L’Eau Boisée smells far more crisp, natural, invigorating and complex than Terre. There’s surely something synthetic going on here too, but to my nose this smells so bright and natural. It feels golden, and it feels stereo. And plus however there’s a couple of differences; this Boisée is grassier, greener, more peppery, slightly smokier, and with a boozy note. Utter class, utter quality, utter skills. An effortless summer gem.

8,5/10
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Drseid

787 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Very helpful Review    5  
What Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche Should Have Smelled Like...
Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee opens with sour lime citrus over faint whiffs of peppered cedarwood. As the composition transitions to its early heart the lime softens but remains, as slightly synthetic grassy greens and spearmint join the gradually strengthening black peppered cedarwood with sharp vetiver additional support. During the late dry-down the peppered cedarwood takes control with the sharp supporting vetiver remaining through the finish. Projection is average, but longevity is outstanding at well over 15 hours at strength on skin with the composition still detectable past 24 hours.

Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee was a composition I expected to dislike. Let's face it, most flankers disappoint as they tend to be money grabs to cash in on the original composition's success. In this case the source, Guerlain Homme, was a complete bust housed in an equally unimpressive bottle, so its flanker seemed destined for failure as well... Moving past the extremely low expectations going in I sprayed the composition on skin during my recent visit to the Guerlain Boutique in Las Vegas and immediately knew I was going to have to eat my words. L'Eau Boisee with its peppery cedarwood profile immediately conjures up images of one of my favorite compositions, Terre d'Hermes. The primary difference is it swaps in a really nice lime accord with hints of various greens including mint to give the composition a slightly fresher profile. Taking this thought further, I actually see L'eau Boisee smelling closer to what the disappointing and wholly forgettable Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche flanker *should* have smelled like. The only negative of any consequence is the composition is extremely linear, but that is far from concerning. In short, I count myself quite lucky I gave this flanker a go, as it turned out to be a *very* positive surprise, proving far superior to both expectations and the composition it supposedly is derived from (Guerlain Homme). The bottom line is the $41 per 80ml bottle found at online discounters Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee may have a name that is a bit too long and was derived from a dud, but this "excellent" rated 4 star out of 5 composition has proven that flankers can (and sometimes do) outshine their sources. Terre d'Hermes fans take particular note, especially if you prefer a more fresh green spin to your year-round favorite.
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7.5
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Deefit

33 Reviews
Deefit
Deefit
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Zanzibar meets Terre
To me this smelled like a mixture of Terre d'Hermès and Van Cleef & Arpels Zanzibar. Especially the drydown reminded me very much of Zanzibar.

I expected more from this fragrance. I like the regular Homme and Homme Intense. I didn't really like Homme L'Eau (at first) and this one is somewhere in between Homme and Homme L'Eau to me. I don't dislike it, but I had expected more from it.

I will give this a few more tries, but so far, I am not impressed. Perhaps this was hyped too much within the fragrance community?
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Laurentparis

7 Reviews
Laurentparis
Laurentparis
   2  
A good summer fragrance
This is a simple, light and elegant fragrance designed for the summer period.

2 notes are dominant : vetiver and lime. The other notes (grass, mint, rum, geranium) are individually much less noticeable but together give a "natural" freshness to this EDT. It has strong masculinity.

On my skin, sillage is relatively soft. Longevity is good.

A good summer fragrance different from Acqua di Gio and the 100 other similar aquatic fragrances.
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Nik604Nik604 1 month ago
10
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10
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10
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7
Bottle
Stunning frag, great quality - manly and ultra fresh vetiver and piercing juicy lime fruit . Masterpiece
Lmr4j3ireLmr4j3ire 1 month ago
It's like a refreshing mojito but with a touch of vetiver which makes it smell classy and elegant.
HugoMontezHugoMontez 4 months ago
4.5
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7
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6
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6
Bottle
A woodier version of the original EDT, as the name suggests. The problem is the whole thing smells synthetic. Not Guerlain style at all. 2/5
RocendrollRocendroll 3 years ago
4.5
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5
Longevity
4
Sillage
[Nie] Nie przypadł mi ten zapach do gustu. Za słodki i drażnicący.
DavidBrazDavidBraz 3 years ago
8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
5
Bottle
Very elegant and fresh take on vetiver. Similar to TdH but brighter and greener. Goes well on casual wearing or office. What a fragrance!
SözeSöze 3 years ago
9.5
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8
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8
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9
Bottle
Sophistication & Class on it's own, period
HajuvanaHajuvana 4 years ago
Durable, piercing citrus/mint accord close to the original L'Eau. Superb semi-sweet cedar drydown. Ho-hum specs, yet a truly good fragrance.

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