This fragrance was created by Serge Lutens (Pierre Bourdon and Christopher Sheldrake) in 1992 for Shiseido and is a tribute to perfection, beauty and pure, sensual femininity. It features top notes of ginger, cinnamon and cedar wood; middle notes of peach, plum, orange blossom, violets and spices; and base notes of cedar, vanilla, sandalwood, benzoin, musk and cinnamon. Feminité du Bois is a distinctive scent for those who like a poignant, earthy fragrance.
Eau Timide is a more delicate version of the scent which "softens your skin with water-fresh moisture", a good option if you find the regular version a little too intense. It is a great scent for those who prefer a lighter fragrance or one to wear during hot weather. It has the same gorgeous scent, it just does not project as much and lasts for a couple of hours on me.
An excerpt of a review from Perfume Smelling Things:
Féminité du Bois is centered around a cedarwood note that stays present from the top to the base notes. Combined with the dark fruitiness of peach and plum, the sweetness of honey, the ripeness of roses, the spiciness of cinnamon and clove, and the smoothness of sandalwood, cedar shows its feminine, warm, extremely sensual side. This is one of those scents in which I feel most “at home”, and I suppose in a way it is a comfort scent for me.
Having said that, Féminité du Bois is not soft and cuddly. It is a hearty scent, darkly sweet and robust. I can only describe Féminité du Bois as “exquisitely robust”; generous and full-bodied as it is, the fragrance is incredibly well blended, and is one of the most sophisticated scents that I know.