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Bois et Musc (2005)
by Serge Lutens

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Bois et Musc information

Year of Launch2005
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 50 votes)

People and companies

HouseSerge Lutens
PerfumerChristopher Sheldrake

About Bois et Musc

Bois et Musc is a shared / unisex perfume by Serge Lutens. The scent was launched in 2005 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Christopher Sheldrake

Reviews of Bois et Musc

If you liked Feminite du Bois you'll very probably dig this. The usual Lutens syrupy quality is toned down and paired to a rosy-musky element while a solid cedarwood base directly descendent from the original Shiseido, serves as a terrific interpretation of a woddy fragrance. Not my favorite Lutens but still well worth checking out if you like the house.

Rating: 7/10
11th June, 2012
I get something like citric elements , aldehydes, nutmeg or cinamon , musk and lots of cedar ... It seems the cousin of CdG 2, but with much less longevity.The smell itself is not bad at all but , in these terms, I prefer the original to the copy.
It doesn´t deserve to belong to the sacred lineage of Lutens.
Blasphemy!
23rd November, 2011
The 1992 version was an altogether different beast...
A velvety purring cedar base, but not overwhelmingly so.
It had a subtlety that drew you in, and was unlike anything that had come before.
22nd June, 2010
Smells like saffroned dry coconut peels or mastic forgotten in a drawer full of dated spices. even if there is a musc there it is obscured by rancid spices. Cannot find anything enjoyable in it.
15th October, 2008
Bois et Musc is a well crafted fragrance that smells exactly like the name claims; Wood and Musk. The cedar notes last about 30 minutes and there is something in the opening that reminds me of warm beeswax. All the notes blend very well with the musk, creating a fragrance that is warm and inviting. The musk in the drydown is a somewhat cleaner musk than MKK's drydown, but it still retains enough dirtiness to it to make it interesting.

As for sillage, Bois et Musc it tends to stick close to the skin. The cedar notes project more than the musk does (which is to be expected). The scent doesn't last as long as other SL creations (namely Ambre Sultan, MKK) but is still noticeable ~6 hours after I applied it.

This would probably be a good choice of scent for someone who finds MKK too loud but who still wants a very good musk perfume.
07th July, 2008 (last edited: 13th July, 2008)
Feminite du Bois with a healthy dose of soft musk! I actually liked this one better than 'fruits' & 'oriental' ~ still, my favorite in Luten's "Bois series" is Violette, but this one would suffice as a replacement - in a pinch.
27th June, 2008

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