Originally Posted by bokaba
I am interested in trying Bois de Cedrat as I am interested in any classical citrus. I was wondering how it compares to others like Selection Verte and Citrus Bigaradde both of which I have and use often.
nothing like Selection Verte. that is a mint-dominant citrus. Bois de Cedrat is a lemon-dominant citrus. SV is extremely potent, high-strung, and concentrated. BdC is much more calm and easy-going, softened up a lot with its woody base.
it's much closer to Citrus Bigarrade. however, CB is an orange-dominant citrus. it also has a sweeter and more unisex character to it. a bit fruitier. BdC is definitely masculine, and a bit warmer (though not nearly as warm as Neroli Sauvage).
Bois de Cedrat is CREED's closest thing to an eau de cologne... until their Eau de Cologne comes out next year. it has a phenomenal top lemon note (not quite as brilliant as Acqua di Parma Colonia, but close). it gets a D for projection and an F for longevity, so keep it close by.
very good for a non-offensive, refreshing, traditional cologne, no doubt. if that's what you're looking for, it will fit the bill. it would also make a great gift for someone hesitant to wear fragrance. i can't imagine anyone not liking it.