Smelled this yesterday at El Corte Ingles in Madrid. Nice smell. Reminds me of Armani White He (unfortunately discontinued) with a hint of tobacco. Also thought this was a unisex scent. Nice but disgustingly overpriced, starting at 150 euro a bottle. Smells too much designer for that and not special enough. Therefore a neutral.
Bois D'Argent Cologne by Christian Dior, 2004
Rated #765 in Fragrances
I was handed a little 5ml bottle of this by the SA at the Dior counter in Harrods after enquiring about a different scent. I sniffed it a short time later and immediately assumed it was marketed as a unisex, if not a feminine fragrance, so I was fairly surprised to later learn that it is a men's cologne. It smells of sweet, blonde woods and powdery flowers (that'll be the iris). The honey is always there but becomes more apparent as it dries which is when I began to detect something a little sour and sick-y, like off-milk, but just the merest hint and then it's gone. I have conceived that it could just be my nose playing tricks and so I'm going to give it the benefit of the doubt today and go with a tentative thumbs up. Then again, everything smells better when it's free!
This fragrance was a disappointment. It smells like old wood and urine. Almost like a rotting farm...well not THAT bad but that is something to compare it too. Not even remotely worth the money in my eyes. I'll pass on this one which is why it gets a big thumbs down from me.
I've worn almost 20ml of this over the past 6 months or so (alternating between this and Penhaligons Sartorial) as a work scent. It's definitely inoffensive, light, sweet. Borders on feminine for my tastes. It smells almost exactly like root beer with some Dr. Pepper notes, too. I guess you could call this a mix of vanilla, honey & wood but it smells a lot like root beer, specifically the cloying root beer candies. My first reaction to the smell was "root beer candy!" My girlfriend said "you smell like Doctor Pepper" which I can definitely smell, as well. A coworker said "that smells nice, like root beer almost." Etc. Etc. I'd not buy more of it after I'm done with this 30ml decant. Too feminine, too sweet, and too boring for me - but, that said, it's never going to offend anyone and if you like sweet scents, almost gourmand, you'd like this one for a work or social event application where you don't want to be noticed smell-wise.
I know my nose isn't the most advance in the world, but it has gotten better. The only way I can describe this smell is barnyard minus the poop. Seriously I don't necessarily mean that in a bad way either. For the longest time I couldn't figure out what I was smelling then it hit me. In October I went to a pumpkin patch that had a barn full of farm animals. It's the smell that I get standing at the entrance to the barn. I know very weird but this is the best I can do. Not my cup of tea but its defiantly quality.
Honestly smells like Carmex (lip balm), or the powder inside latex gloves. Initial impression and dry down, all negative. But hey, if you want to smell like powdery plastic materials this may be for you!
AMAZING SCENT & AWESOME SILLIAGE. Smooth and comforting, projects for hours on end without ever being sufficating. like a light airy silver cloud trail with a hint of vanilla / wood. and when up close even nicer. I'm loving this right now =)
I decided to give a neutral rating for Bois d'Argent. I don't get as much wood from the scent and it develops into a sweet syrupy scent that remind me of an empty sugar pot - not how I'd like to smell myself and not how I'd like others to smell either.
Sweet, smooth, and refined buttery iris, honey, rootbeer-esque myrrh incense, and blond woods. (or silver according to Slimane) As a whole, Bois d'Argent is subtle, but intricately detailed, and has surprisingly good longevity. Personally, this is my favorite of the three boutique-exclusive scents, and a good compliment-getter. Yet another winner from Annick Menardo! Similar to Myrrh Ardente and VCA's Bois d'Iris.
A shimmery and restrained composition that is warm and perceptibly rootbeer-like. Myrrh and patchouli is what I got most. No honey, no leather, and certainly no iris. At least that's what my little sampler said to my nose. To my mind BOIS D'ARGENT recalls Annick Goutal Myrrh Ardente, after a couple of Valiums that is. Kinda hard to get a rise out of this, know what I mean? The composition has surprising tenacity considering its frequency is pitched so low it keeps one guessing as to how much natural ingredients are actually in use. 'Bare minimum' is my guess. It's not a bad fragrance but at this price-point of perfumery, 'not bad' just doesn't cut it anymore.
Bois D'Argent Cologne by Christian Dior, 2004
By: Christian Dior
|Perfumer||Annick Menardo / François Demachy|
|Bottle Designer||Hedi Slimane|
|Notes||Honey, Patchouli, Iris|
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