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    Default Un Bois de Vanille, a review:

    Blechk - this sucks, Beavis.
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    Default Re: Un Bois de Vanille, a review:

    haha.

    why does it suck? too sweet?

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    Default Re: Un Bois de Vanille, a review:

    I don't understand how this is even Serge Lutens...it starts off sort of interesting, and then dries down to vanilla-scented bounce sheet. Nasty.
    Last edited by Dane; 23rd November 2007 at 01:14 PM.

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    Default Re: Un Bois de Vanille, a review:

    It's called Bois de Vanille, so...

    Vanille, liquorice, sandalwood... creamy, milky, sweet. Slightly synthetic-sour at first, very gourmandy.

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    Default Re: Un Bois de Vanille, a review:

    Quote Originally Posted by GAIVS IVLIVS CAESAR View Post
    Blechk - this sucks Beavis.
    Heh heh, this dude RULES! Heh Heh heh heh

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    Default Re: Un Bois de Vanille, a review:

    One of the worst Lutens I've tried. The burnt sugar note ruins it for me big time. Yuk!

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    Default Re: Un Bois de Vanille, a review:

    I like Une Bois de Vanille
    it's not an everyday scent, but sometimes you want something very gourmand, very Une Bois de Vanille

    It should be great to spray f.e. Une bois de vanille one hand and Fumerie Turque - on the other
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    Default Re: Un Bois de Vanille, a review:

    Dreamer - what does "f.e." mean?

    I'm usually a big fan of sweets, and gourmands, and woods, and lutens, but the main note in this is melted and burnt sugar. It's so sharp and aggressive. It's just painfull. It seems so crude. It's not something that I might find interesting but that has some offputting aspects - there's just no aspect that I like of it at all! I love Fumerie Turque - so rich, so many aspects too it. But this is just smokey burnt caramel sugar - loud aggressive and no devellopment, or anything!
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    Default Re: Un Bois de Vanille, a review:

    Quote Originally Posted by GAIVS IVLIVS CAESAR View Post
    Dreamer - what does "f.e." mean?

    I'm usually a big fan of sweets, and gourmands, and woods, and lutens, but the main note in this is melted and burnt sugar. It's so sharp and aggressive. It's just painfull. It seems so crude. It's not something that I might find interesting but that has some offputting aspects - there's just no aspect that I like of it at all! I love Fumerie Turque - so rich, so many aspects too it. But this is just smokey burnt caramel sugar - loud aggressive and no devellopment, or anything!
    f.e = for example, I think.

    Yes, it's definitely burnt (rather than melted) sugar that makes this one utterly gross.

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    Default Re: Un Bois de Vanille, a review:

    Is this part of the Lutens "Bois" series ? If so, these are comparatively simple fragrances with minute variations in notes and built around cedar. I haven't found many from this series that I like but they are ok.
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    Default Re: Un Bois de Vanille, a review:

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    f.e = for example, I think.
    You are right Trebor
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    Default Re: Un Bois de Vanille, a review:

    Quote Originally Posted by GAIVS IVLIVS CAESAR View Post
    Blechk - this sucks Beavis.
    Hahaha! Before I clicked on the link I thought, "yet ANOTHER person who posts their reviews here as well as in the review section" and then I read "the review"... that was great!

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    Default Re: Un Bois de Vanille, a review:

    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Is this part of the Lutens "Bois" series ? If so, these are comparatively simple fragrances with minute variations in notes and built around cedar. I haven't found many from this series that I like but they are ok.

    This is in the export line, so it's not really part of any series. But no, it's not at all one of those four Bois Bois Oriental, Bois et Fruits, Bois de Violette, Bois et Musc) which are all variations of "Femininite du Bois" those are actually my all time favorite Lutens.

    I don't think there's any cedar in this at all - like Manolete says there's sandalwood. It's kind of like a "burnt sugar attar"
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    I like it
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    Default Re: Un Bois de Vanille, a review:

    I've never smelled BdV, but the 'burnt sugar note' everyone's talking about can be quite pleasing in certain fragrances. I'm specifically talking about Vetiver Tonka by Hermes, where it's appearance in the top and middle notes is quite sublime.
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    Default Re: Un Bois de Vanille, a review:

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I've never smelled BdV, but the 'burnt sugar note' everyone's talking about can be quite pleasing in certain fragran ces. I'm specifically talking about Vetiver Tonka by Hermes, where it's appearance in the top and middle notes is quite sublime.
    I like Vetiver Tonka. I can feel this "burnt sugar" note. I think it's tonka bean smell
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