Bois d'Olivier & Cade 2011

Bois d'Olivier & Cade by Jeanne en Provence
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Bois d'Olivier & Cade is a perfume by Jeanne en Provence for men and was released in 2011. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLavenderLavender AppleApple JasmineJasmine Lemon zestLemon zest
Heart Notes Heart NotesPatchouliPatchouli Marine notesMarine notes Olive woodOlive wood Cade juniperCade juniper
Base Notes Base NotesVetiverVetiver SandalwoodSandalwood

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Scent

7.346 Ratings

Longevity

6.944 Ratings

Sillage

6.142 Ratings

Bottle

7.152 Ratings

Value for money

9.422 Ratings
Submitted by Baeumchen, last update on 29.03.2022.
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8.5
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7
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10
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Carlitos01

347 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Very helpful Review    8  
The Olive and the Cedar
Cedar-of-Spain or Cade is a species of juniper, that can form scattered bushes or small erect trees. It is easily found in the Mediterranean woods of Morocco, the Iberian Peninsula, and southern France. Normally the essential oil distilled from it has intense, dry, woody, tar-like, and smoky aromas.
Bois d'Olivier & Cade is a very masculine fragrance based on notes of Spanish Cedarwood. The juniper essential oils, and the associated olfactory perfumery note, often come from this tree. In this Jeanne en Provence fragrance, this tree is represented, by the berries, the wood and up to the green coniferous needles. It is an averagely spiced fragrance, with some fougére and herbaceous notes, with a few fresh tones, and woody enough to evoke the arid Mediterranean dryland woods.
The opening is fairly traditional with lemon peel with apple pulp.
At the heart we find soft juniper berries, but somewhat distant from the bitter juniper used to flavour gin. It intertwines a little with well aromatic but equally light lavender. The olfactory pyramid portrays aquatic notes that if perhaps translate into some freshness that is not salty at all. I also feel some cardamom nuances although this note is not listed.
The strong dish arrives with olive wood, sandalwood, the dominant cedar, and a bit of vanilla (note also unlisted). The mood becomes slightly smoky, with dry, masculine, rustic woods... a bit like our beloved Christmas tree.
This perfume clearly has a masculine slant. It has the knack of being easy to please everyone, myself included. From Jeanne En Provence I had previously chased Néroli Intense that besides being (really) a very good scent, it hardly changed the volume of my wallet. A flask of Bois d'Olivier & Cade came to my hands because, at the closing of a WEB order, I was offered a 100ml "special" for half a dozen Euros. I accepted this true shot in the dark without hesitation. I guess I did not regret it as in the meantime I already bought a second backup bottle!

Recommended? Yes and very much so. This perfume has become my "dumb reach" woody perfume. I find it similar to the also very good Eau de Cade Eau de Toilette. Strangely enough, it smells a tiny bit like La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Toilette (I wonder why?).

Note: JEANNE EN PROVENCE is a Provencal brand of natural products, operating in Grasse, and established in the market since 1978. How they manage to make some products so good at fighting prices, I cannot understand. According to them, they just make.... "products of well-being and care, based on plants and flowers emblematic of our Provence... as well fragrances of our beautiful South (of France), elaborated by Master perfumers of Grasse."
Its perfumer - Jean-Pierre Béthouart - among other gems, made Boucheron (1988) Eau de Parfum , Boucheron pour Homme (1989) Eau de Parfum, The Dreamer Eau de Toilette , Dune pour Homme Eau de Toilette .... It seems that my Bois d'Olivier & Cade is in good company!

Music: Loreena Mckennitt - "The Olive And Cedar", from "Caravanserai"
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Elysium

593 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
Helpful Review    7  
Lucida: The Brightest Star In A Constellation
Juniperus oxycedrus, called vernacular Cade, juniper falls, thorny juniper, thorny cedar, or sharp cedar, is a species of wild juniper. It is native to the Mediterranean region from Morocco and Portugal, from the north to the south of France, from the east to westernmost Iran, and south to Lebanon and Israel. The specific epithet oxycedrus means "sharp cedar," and this species may have been the ancient Greeks' original cedar or cedar. For generations, Provencal shepherds have handed down from father to son the secrets of Cade wood, a symbol of a tenacious character and strong tradition and generosity values. Strictly, Cade Oil is identical to Juniper Tar, got by destructive distillation of the wood from Juniperus oxycedrus. So, it is a dark, orange-brown, aromatic distillate from the bark of this wild tree and has a beautiful smokey aroma reminiscent of a summer campfire. They limit its use in perfumery to situations where a smoky-leathery, woody-phenolic, dry, and warm note is called for. Bois D’Olivier & Cade is a virile fragrance based on the totality of Juniperus oxycedrus. Juniper berries and the associated olfactory note often come from this tree. Still, the whole tree is represented here, from the berries to the coniferous needles; the oil spill from the wood itself is also described in some perfumes as "juniper" instead of juniper berries.

Bois D'Olivier & Cade is a spicy, fougére, woody fragrance with fresh and herbaceous notes, which evokes the arid woods, red earth, and hot stones found in the sunny landscape of the Garriga in the south of France. The opening is lemon zest and apple pulp, beautiful and sharp. There is instantaneously a bit of juniper sweetness in the heart popping up early, but it's not the center of attention. Well, juniper berries are famous for the flavor they give to gin and their antiseptic properties, not here. Instead, the aromatic aspect of lavender leads, rather fragrant and balsamic, made sweeter by a pinch of jasmine flowers. It's a manly start, jerky, a little tart, and a little aromatic, without being too citrusy. And then a powdery accord is there to soften the effect.

According to the official pyramid, olive wood and marine accords combine with juniper berries, and what I get here is the round warmth of the pepper notes not mentioned. The aquatic deal is not salty, similar to seaweed or shells, but more watery and smoky, as if you've poured seawater over a beach bonfire. The dirty notes of patchouli come to me vaguely, perhaps only hinted at to give structure to the heart without becoming the protagonist. And anyway, these reflex chords fold into the juniper wood, which becomes stronger and stronger.

Creamy sandalwood and a small puff of earthy vetiver come out at the end to form the finish. There is a smokiness, woodsy, piney aroma; masculine and rustic, spotless. From the beginning, I perceived a vanilla-like and burnt note, similar to that of charcoal, and I pretend there is a dose of roasted tonka.

Ultimately, it reminds me a lot of Boss' Hugo, not a clone, but something that shares a similar vibe to Boss' DNA. The octagonal-shaped bottle with orange-brown lacquered glass is emblematic of the Jeanne en Provence range for men. Usage time is medium; it lasts a long time on the skin, with a moderate sillage. I would use Bois D'Olivier & Cade in autumn or early spring, where the woody and aromatic themes seem louder on the nose and strictly in a casual sense. For the office, it is not an overbearing scent, so it does not disturb. What can I say? It is another delightful discovery to add to the autumn/winter collection.

I based the review on a 100ml bottle I have owned since November 2020.

-Elysium
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"Oh: male"
A little sprayer, it's there, the cloud, and I'm driving away "Oh: male". That's all, actually.

No trace of citrus fruits - they just belong to each other for a good top note and fit to the picture "Mediterranean". It is something indefinably spicy and woody, let's call it juniper and olive tree, which is also very Mediterranean. Then lavender is still missing to locate the "Oh" in Provence. I miss him too. In the background something flowery is wafting, strangely enough it makes me think of hippie patchouli with a peaty, earthy impact. But this is more Isle of Wight or Islay - hoppla, associated in the wrong direction, quite wrong...

Conclusion: Perfume for beginners. Simple, strong and persistent, lots of fragrance for little money. Nothing for the experienced and the connoisseur. They'd find him loud and monotonous, maybe even vulgar, ordinary anyway.

Nefertiti prefers to travel to Provence herself, without Jeanne.
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Statements

Carlitos01Carlitos01 6 months ago
8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
A slightly smoky, dry, masculine, rustic woody scent.... a bit like our much loved Christmas tree.
RobbieXRobbieX 11 months ago
7
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
A freshh, citrus and woody perfume with good performance - I like it

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