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Bois d'Argent (2004)
by Christian Dior


Bois d'Argent information

Year of Launch2004
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 266 votes)

People and companies

HouseChristian Dior
PerfumerAnnick Menardo
PerfumerFrançois Demachy
PackagingHedi Slimane
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Bois d'Argent

Originally part of a collection of three scents in the Dior Homme Cologne range [Eau Noire, Cologne Blanche and Bois D'Argent], designed by Hedi Slimane. Now part of Dior's Collection Privée.

Bois d'Argent fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Bois d'Argent

Sharp, powdery, gives me a direct headache. I am grateful to have gotten this sample for free, but it indeed gave me a sharp headache at the first whiff 2.
Like the other reviewers have stated, I am big getting any honey or iris, more powder.
It's hit and miss with Dior, and the best to me in the line is Fahrenheit and Dior Homme (and its versions). Otherwise, I typically stay away.
29th July, 2017
Got to give a thumbs up for the scent but the performance since the reform really disappoints. A wonderful milky honey powdery scent quite feminine but not to the extent it's unwearable for men. I love Iris in scents and this is a masterpiece. 7/10 with performance in mind
26th July, 2017
My most worn fragrance for a reason. I find the overall personality of Bois d'Argent more interesting than the individual notes. It really gives off a sophisticated vibe, subtle, warm, airy. Somehow the scent really makes itself known, without pushing itself forward as a "cologne"; almost like the scent of someone's skin, except no ones skin smells this good. Usually I hate to characterize a fragrance as "smelling expensive", but I have to make an exception for this fragrance.

I get compliments consistently. Goes well for work, formal, night out - you name it. If I could only keep three fragrances in my collection and get rid of the rest, this would easily be among those three.

P.S. For some unknown reason, I hated the fragrance the first two or three times I wore it, then took a break, came back, and the rest is history. Wish I would have bought the 8.4oz.
02nd June, 2017
Very subtle fragrance. Understated in a word. Warm sweet, not really honey, more like a bag of pipe tobacco sweet. Not a summer fragrance, ok for winter. Limited sillage/projection, reminds me of a Penhaligons, or a VERY watered down Montale Red Aoud.
13th May, 2017
This smells like nasal snuff powder made of powdered tobacco & eucalyptus. I don't get any honey, iris, patch.
People around me agreed that it smells like snuff powder.
Sometimes way down in the dry down i get chlorinated swimming pool water.

Longevity: 8 hours
Projection: 4/10

24th April, 2017
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Iris with a honeyed woodsy undertone - that is what the top notes convey to me. The iris is light, less intense that in Dior Homme, and more delicate.

In the drydown a gentle and soft patchouli is developing in the background. The wood note morphs into a thin veil of a tenuous myrrh impression that is thinly cast over the whole set. This myrrhe is much more restrained than in Myrrhe Ardente. It fades away very slowly until the end.

I get soft sillage, adequate projection and eight hours of longevity on my skin.

This is a spring scent that is quite soft and thin. It is a delicate, nigh fragile at times, and hence the sweetness is never intrusive. More impressionist olfactory pointillism than stong expressionistic brush strokes. That the original was called Cologne points towards the lack of strength.

Overall a weak fragrance but well crafted, it just score a thumbs-up, barely. 3/5.
22nd January, 2017

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