Nouvelle Collection - Bois Noir (2012)

Nouvelle Collection - Bois Noir by Robert Piguet
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Nouvelle Collection - Bois Noir is a popular perfume by Robert Piguet for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is woody-resinous. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGaiac wood, Cedarwood
Heart Notes Heart NotesPatchouli, Sandalwood
Base Notes Base NotesBalsam, Labdanum absolute

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (178 Ratings)

Longevity

8.4 (142 Ratings)

Sillage

7.3 (143 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (131 Ratings)
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10
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Carlitos01

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Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Very helpful Review    6  
A glimpse of Tolkien's Mirkwood Forest
A forest is a place of magic and danger found among several countries folklore, wherever the natural wild land is a a dense forest. It is a location beyond which humans do not normally travel and where strange things might occur. Often there will be Fairies, Elves, Dragons, Dwarfs, Giants, Gnomes, Goblins, Ogres, Trolls, Unicorns, and other mythical creatures like some perfumers and perfume addicts. In common they all developed a taste for dark, gloomy, smoky, woody places and scents. If you think you have a place among those strange beings, then you are bound to like or even love Bois Noir from François Piguet.
The opening and the heart stages are all about intensive dark woody scents. The Palo Santo (gaiac wood) stands out with its tary, smoky and tarmac notes. But there is also austere cedar, the sweet lingering scent of sandal and earthy patchouli.
The opening and heart notes don't seem to faint. On the contrary they become intensified with the strong bottom notes of resins, balsams and labdanum, tied up together by a bit of animalic musk.
This mavious accords of woods, balsams and resins, are easy to remark almost upon spraying. This dark smoky scent is truly pleasant and it is unquestionably the DNA of this perfume. After the initial storm, approaching the drydown you feel the fragrance to enter in more calm waters. The sillage becomes sort of average (but always high if compared with non woody scents), but the perfume ensures a big longevity close to ten hours with three sprays.
It's my kind of fragrance and Piguet stands in my top five niche houses due to the masterclass demonstrated when blending this type of dark smoky scents.
The nose behind this perfume is Aurelien Guichard, the "regular" perfumist of this house and, when you experience Bois Noir, gems like Casbah, Visa, and Oud Divin come to mind when you experience Bois Noir.

Let's rate this dark enchanted forest:
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Scent Opening:........10,0 (a dark storm)
Scent Drydown:.......10.0 (a fark balsamic storm)
Longevity:..................9.0 (up to 10 hours with 2 sprays)
Sillage:........................8.0 (up to 6 feet and 2 hours projection, with 2 sprays)
Uniqueness:..............9.5 (Piguet DNA only)
Wearability:...............7.5 (Spring nights + Winter + Fall nights)
Versatility:.................8.0 (at leisure by yourself, formal occasions, dining out, no clubbing, no gym, no seaside)
Compliments:...........7.5 (dark fragrances lovers will like it a lot)
Quality:.....................10.0 (quality ingredients; excellent packaging and bottle sprayer)
Presentation:............9.0 (High standard but not the best)
Price:..........................7.5 (€80,00 - 100 ml)
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Overall rating: 8.73/10.0
between 7 and 8 =above average;
between 8 and 9 = recommended;
bigger than 9 = don't miss it;
Opinion:
One of the best woody, balsamic, dark and smoky fragrances I own, at a competitive pricing for a niche perfume with this quality level. if those are the features you seek, Bois Noir does the job superbly. It's far from being an "all around fragrance" and may be a wrong choice if that's what you are looking after.
Recommended?
No! Do try it before you buy it. It's just too specific.

Music: Tomaso Albinoni - "Adagio in G Minor"
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Cem36
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Less helpful Review    1  
Base of john varvatos dark rebel
The top note reminds me strongly of john varvartos dark rebells base. I take a lot of leather was underlined with a little sweet. Great smell!
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Statements

FranknSenseFranknSense 12 months ago
10
Scent
9
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
This woody/balsamic gem is dark and gloomy to perfection and makes me think about the Myrkviðr descriptions. Wizards must use this perfume.
AmberScentAmberScent 14 months ago
9.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
A true dark enchanted forest! The perfumist must have been J. R. R. Tolkien. This fragrance is the real Arkenstone!
Carlitos01Carlitos01 17 months ago
10
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Woody, ambery, dark, smoky, earthy, balsamic, unisex perfume! A mix of Varvatos Dark Rebel with Dark Rebels Batman & Catwoman. Recommended!
MRothMRoth 5 years ago
8
Scent
10
Longevity
5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Cold, masculine woods, acrid resins and dry patchouli with a side of dark, rich dirt. Hints of black pepper. Does justice to its name.

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