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Bois d'Ascèse (2012)
by Naomi Goodsir


Bois d'Ascèse information

Year of Launch2012
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 74 votes)

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HouseNaomi Goodsir

About Bois d'Ascèse

Bois d'Ascèse is a shared / unisex perfume by Naomi Goodsir. The scent was launched in 2012

Bois d'Ascèse fragrance notes

Reviews of Bois d'Ascèse

Just the magic of a cool fall crisp evening by the fire in a bottle. Everything here comes together to bring up memories of fall. Leather boots, dead leaves, bonfire smoke. Beautiful. Goes well with Chene by Serge Lutens.
05th March, 2018
An ingeniously engineered perfume that combines rooty, earthy wood, the smoke of twigs and dried leaves, the salt of dried sweat, cured tobacco and booze into a creation that is anything but stale or heavy, but curls around the wearer’s skin in an energetic invitation to the outdoors. Perhaps the trick is that the dreaded leaden ambery backing that such notes usually receive is here kept well in check or perhaps it’s the excellent volume control – one receives this challenging mélange in little puffs rather than in gales. So instead of making you feel like you’ve woken up with a hangover in a shuttered bar, reeking of everything that enclosed space and its ancient carpeting contained the night before, it keeps pulling you towards campfires and open spaces, particularly in the drydown where the smokiness becomes the overriding spirit. It’s only late in the day that a leathery amber clumps into dominant mode but by then it is time for bed.
26th February, 2018
Christ of Saint John of the Cross by Salvador Dalí 1951
04th January, 2018
Just a stunning incense, especially in cold weather. I finished up my sample today, and this is at the top of the wishlist.
13th January, 2017
On me, Bois d'Ascèse starts off like one of those campfire-in-a-forest scents, smoky and sooty and strong. It ends up as frankincense with a hint of pine, and the whole day is spent in a long slow fade from the smoke to the incense. I don't really smell the whiskey or cinnamon - I guess they're just adding sweetness and depth if anything.

I pretty much always like perfumes like this, and Bois d'Ascèse is no exception. I'm not really sure if its intense realism takes away from its depth or if it's an artful statement in and of itself, but that's more of an intellectual argument I'm having with myself than an actual complaint, so it's a thumbs up all the way.
19th November, 2015
wonderful Smoky and burnt woods
03rd September, 2015

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