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Un Bois Vanille (2003)
by Serge Lutens

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Un Bois Vanille information

Year of Launch2003
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 388 votes)

People and companies

HouseSerge Lutens
PerfumerChristopher Sheldrake
Creative DirectorSerge Lutens
Parent CompanyShiseido

About Un Bois Vanille

Un Bois Vanille is a feminine perfume by Serge Lutens. The scent was launched in 2003 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Christopher Sheldrake

Reviews of Un Bois Vanille

Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille offers something special as far as a vanilla fragrance. Surely it's sweet, but it's a sweet, woody mix with nuances that keep it from being over-the-top. Vanilla, benzoin, beeswax, and the mix of sandalwood and guaiac wood create an easy-to-love, albeit all too familiar, vanillic/resinous/woody blend, but this blend is modified by the quirk of almond, tonka, and licorice, giving it some bite, some slight bitterness, and keeping it from being altogether too sweet for the enjoyment of many.

Rather, what results is a nuanced, interesting take on vanilla, well-performing and also modestly-enough priced (at $52 for a standard 50ml bottle size on FragranceNet). It's an easy win and a slight deviation from most sweeter vanilla offerings that lean boozy, cake-like, or extract-like.

8 out of 10
10th September, 2018
This is my autumn staple. The warm-cold interplay of vanilla and licorice has the contrast of salt toffee, of those days when I take my jumper off in the sunshine, only to shiver in goosebumps seconds later when a breeze blows to tease me. I never know which sensation will appear, or when. It is as if I have weather wafting up from my wrists.
09th August, 2018
Lunia Czechowska by Amedeo Modigliani 1919 Museu de Arte de São Paulo
30th November, 2017
As the name says, it opens with spicy wood and softens with a beautiful creamy and very sweet vanilla. Caramel, coconut, something powdery... I like it a lot, although it sometimes makes me think of a cheap caramel Demeter scent like Cotton Candy or Sugar Cookie.
18th September, 2017 (last edited: 12th March, 2018)
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 bottle. Gourmand lovers would probably feel differently, however.
13th June, 2016 (last edited: 14th June, 2016)
At first I thought, yet another Angel rip-off. Yes, it is, but without the complexity and multi-note development of that classic gourmand. This is a flavored coffee scent - caramel, vanilla to be exact. It's also the scent of candles one finds at Christmas in department stores.

Turin finds amber and rose here, which are not in the note tree. He is most reminded of a coffee shop, while Lucky Scent's blurb likens it to roasted marshmallows at a camp fire.

I am not impressed. It smells like those nasty candles, quite plainly, cheap. There is a vast audience for this type of vanilla scent, so it obviously sells well. I don't get the woods, coconut or licorice.

Strength and longetivity are gargantuan, as are most Lutens, so be prepared to smell like a candle until your wicks are burnt low.
10th April, 2016

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