A very pleasant cinnamon cedar oriental, much sweeter than their Bois et Fruits and less incense oriented than same.
As I could not detect any fruit in the Bois et Fruits, I cannot detect any musk in the Bois et Musc. Go figure!
Still, these two quality flankers to the 1992 original composition, Feminite du Bois, are worthy. They do share an odd trait in common, the lack of sillage and longetivity, two trade marks for this house that usually make a SL purchase worth the price - it will last longer as it takes less application to achieve a strong effect.
Not at all bad, but a stronger concentration of oils is needed to justify the price.
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.
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.
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.
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.