Boisé Vanillé

Boisé Vanillé by Montale
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Boisé Vanillé is a perfume by Montale for women. The release year is unknown. The scent is woody-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPimentoPimento
LemonLemon
LavenderLavender
BergamotBergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesItalian irisItalian iris
Bourbon geraniumBourbon geranium
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouliPatchouli
Tonka beanTonka bean

Ratings

Scent

6.880 Ratings

Longevity

8.865 Ratings

Sillage

7.655 Ratings

Bottle

7.460 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 28.03.2021.
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Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
5
Bottle
Gold

470 Reviews
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   5  
Pungent ointment
Sharp, biting opening, a medicine-like smell, slightly reminiscent of some juniper-tar based ointment prescribed against rheumatism. I can't agree with Apicus on this one: hate it! Can neither detect any vanilla-warmth or pleasant woody ingredients in Boisé Vanillé which - like many scents I don't fancy - lasts for hours. A total bummer for me. This is a fragrance which would really put me off, if someone wore it in my presence. But I'm lucky, I've never smelled it on anybody before, just sampled it today. Sniffing my way around samples is always a fascinating experience - and I conclude that Montale is a house behind which I have to put a very big question mark. One more perfume from their range which I cannot stand. Good to know.
9
Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Apicius

220 Reviews
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Very helpful Review    4  
Montale's Femme Fatale
Boisé Vanillé is one of the rare fragrances that nobody should die before having smelled it. It is very much off the beaten track with its surprisingly different handling of vanilla. Whenever this note is being found in the pyramid, we are quick to call the fragrance an oriental. However, despite vanilla, Boisé Vanillé is very much the style of a a dark chypre!

The fragrance has a fruity opening which salutes us with a rather strange contrast to the vanilla note. It is a little bit the kind of dried fruits style although with lemon and bergamot, the known scent notes do not reveal much. Fruitiness is top notes only in here, and it dies away quickly into a solid but very, very dark kind of vanilla and patchouli accord without lots of further development.

This vanilla is far from being broad or sweetish. No custard! It has has herbal aspects, and a wonderful deep and dark transparency or iridescence which is the core of its very unique style. Besides that, it might have some reminiscence to certain ambery perfumes.

Enough said, Boisé Vanillé is one of those where the list of scent notes does not reveal the essential. It is listed as a ladies fragrance on Parfumo, but if so, then it is one of the very few that I wear. I think it can also be worn by men and some women: no girlies, no blondes – rather for self confident ladies with a darker complexion who are proud of their live experience. It is definitely old-fashioned, and if you want to make use of a clichée, you may very well link it to the concept of the femme fatale.

While being not the best choice for everybody, it should have a gorgeous effect on those who fit to it. The brand Montale is best known for their ouds, and to be honest, many of their other perfumes are not that interesting. Boisé Vanillé, however, is one of the few exceptions. It is a true gem and highly recommendable. Test it if you can find it!
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