Un bois vanille (2003)

Un bois vanille by Serge Lutens
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Un bois vanille (Serge Lutens)
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Un bois vanille is a popular perfume by Serge Lutens for women and men and was released in 2003. The scent is gourmand-sweet. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Beeswax, Bitter almond, Gaiac wood, Caramelized benzoin, Coconut milk, Sandalwood, Glycyrrhiza, Tonka bean, Vanilla absolute



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Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 09.07.2017

Interesting Facts

In 2006 a limited bottle collection, "Les Fauves Royaux", was released, attaching the design Gazelle to this scent.

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Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
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Date with vanilla and liquorice
This spring, I've been meandering with a first date through our charming city. We had happened to talk about perfumes and that was just at the time when my interest in fragrances had exploded. So we figured that we could just as well visit a local perfume shop and, why not, test some scents to let... Read more
Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 7.5/10
Rather linear, waxy vanilla
Pleasant.. but expensive for what it is. A very soft, sweet, and creamy vanilla with a resinous, waxy quality that makes you wish you could sink your teeth into it. Though it's unique and I haven't smelled anything quite like it.. it doesn't particularly call out to me, or coerce me into buying a... Read more
Scent 8.0/10
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Smokey Boozed Vanilla
This is vanilla, almost drowned by dominant other notes: booze (brandy?), licorice, woods and benzoine. In the beginning the licorice rules, quickly followed by some boozy note and sharp woods. After that i can clearly detect beeswax. In about 20 minutes Bois de Vanille becomes a warm black... Read more
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 5.0/10
Un Bois Vanille
This fragrance opens with an unusual blend of liquorice and coconut milk. Together the two notes blend into a vanilla-like composition which, however, breaks apart if one concentrates on the notes. As the fragrance progresses, there are moments the notes are at odds with each other and try to... Read more
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Vanilla Fudge
Being not used to the world of gourmands, I must admit this one took me by surprise by how sweet it was. Very much like toffee candy was my first impression, or vanilla fudge. This is the sweetest gourmand I have tried. I could see how this could be appreciated by many people. I myself would love... Read more
Scent 9.0/10
honeycomb, vanilla and guaiac wood
How can anyone dislike this perfume? It's pure delight. More of a honey perfume, from my point of view, though. I mostly smell these notes: honeycomb, vanilla, tonka bean and guaiac wood. I think there might be some benzoin warming everything up, some sandalwood too- especially in the drydown... Read more
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    4
Carmelized Toasted Coconut VanillaTease
I am testing this after a year hiatus when I decided I didn't like it. Now I find it is a smooth caramel with toasted coconut and a boozy tonka and vanilla bourbon top. It reminds me of a candy called "Zagnut"-toasted coconut peanut butter crunch. This manages not to be come too sickly... Read more
Very helpful Review    4
Vanilla is a key component to both the contemporary dessert/gourmand and the classic amber oriental. Vanilla is almost inescapable in perfumery, but it’s usually found in the familiar company of labdanum, balsams, resins, spices or ethylmaltol in the above genres. It takes effort to dissociate... Read more
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 6.0/10
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Un Bois Vanille
it starts out as a dry smokey maple scent an harsh opening but it dries down to a pleasent creamy vanilla and a bit of coconut. i think this will be an ideal scent for the beach despite it's strong opening this can be worn in warm weather and i like this better then daim blonde. Read more
Scent 5.0/10
Not enough bois in this vanille.
This is certainly different from most of the vanilla perfumes I have tried. So much so that I had to really sample this over a span of time to give it its proper due. I tend to gravitate towards smokey, dark vanillas and expected something along those lines with this (especially since it is a... Read more
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