Serge Lutens Feminite du Bois - a dark, animalic wood rubbed down with candied fruit and slowly burned with spices then flashed with violets, was released in 2012 after being originally released under the Shiseido brand. Serge Lutens has noted that the formula has been altered to comply with the new IFRA regulations - softer top notes and a muskier base. This fragrance is in the Oriental Woody fragrance group.
Reviews of Serge Lutens Feminite du Bois from noses that may or may not sniff it like your nose.
from kafkaesque - "As a whole, the most dominant elements in Feminite du Bois’ opening moments are the spices and fruits. The ginger is simultaneously pungent, slightly biting and fresh, crystallized and sweet. It is backed by a definite trace of cumin, adding to the Moroccan inspiration. It is a very subtle and muffled touch on my skin, though much more noticeable than the cinnamon that barely appears in any concrete way. As for the cloves, I’ve worn Feminite du Bois a number of times, and I’ve never noticed it. Generally, the ginger dominates them all, while the rest melt into the plum molasses merely as an abstract, very generalized “spice” accord."
from olfactoriastravels - "Feminité du Bois starts off spicy. Ginger, clove, cinnamon are vying for attention and getting it too, the first minute Feminité du Bois is pure spice, nothing else. But then all of a sudden the perfume opens and deepens, widens and stretches and an olfactory vista of plum and orange blossom sweetness, of woody violets and vanilla tinged cedarwood lies before your nose. Breathtaking in its beauty and softness, Feminité du Bois is the softest and most quiet Lutens perfume I know. The volume is on low, the sillage is below average, but longevity is excellent. Apparently, Iso E super is to thank for the smoothness of the woody notes."
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||Serge Lutens Feminite du Bois
||Christopher Sheldrake and Pierre Bourdon
||Collection Noire - Woody Chypre
||Ginger, cinnamon, clove, plum, peach, orange blossom, violet, cedar, sandalwood, vanilla and benzoin
|Country of Origin