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    Default Re: Boxeuses - Serge Lutens

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Perfumeshrine's great article on Boxeuses - makes me want to try it. www.perfumeshrine.com
    A love child between Cuir de Russie and Femme ... sounds wonderful .
    Ooooh... got me intrigued too!

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    Any more discussion on Boxeuses?

    I am thinking about sampling this. BTW, a certain someone was a superb bare-knuckle boxer or boxeur! LOL!
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  3. #33

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    Its very aromatic. Very perfumey.
    The leather, if any, is blended so smoothly it is at no point predominant.
    Wifey and I liked it a lot.
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    Plum and suede leather boxing it out. Daim Blond suede and Feminite du Bois plum, a combo of those two fragrances. Basically, that is what you get. It is very nice, but not ground breaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Its very aromatic. Very perfumey.
    The leather, if any, is blended so smoothly it is at no point predominant.
    Wifey and I liked it a lot.
    Thank you, hedonist. I will have to try this. Usually I like the leather note to stand out a bit.

    Quote Originally Posted by cello View Post
    Plum and suede leather boxing it out. Daim Blond suede and Feminite du Bois plum, a combo of those two fragrances. Basically, that is what you get. It is very nice, but not ground breaking.
    Again, cello, thank you for the input. This seems like something to at least try. I like 1889 Moulin Rouge by Histoires de Parfums, which is a wonderful plum/leather with absinthe.
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    Default Re: Boxeuses - Serge Lutens

    I found Boxeuses a big disappointment: Feminite du Bois, yet again, only slightly modified with a touch more fruit and violet. Serge really needs to get away from that Bois accord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    I found Boxeuses a big disappointment: Feminite du Bois, yet again, only slightly modified with a touch more fruit and violet. Serge really needs to get away from that Bois accord.
    I as well feel that the later offerings by SL are somewhat similar. I don't dislike the general feel of them, but call me crazy, I find for example Boxeuses and Fourreau Noir pretty similar. Love FN though, and have it.
    And the Bois scents are very much alike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cello View Post
    It is very nice, but not ground breaking.
    Agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    The leather, if any, is blended so smoothly it is at no point predominant.
    agree.

    I find it (the leather) in some way ,floral, nothing rough.
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    Way to revive a thread.. this is one of two non-export SL that I picked up in Paris.. the other being Rahat Loukum. Its a very nice modern leather, sweet with fruit yet refined. Cuir Mauresque is still my favorite but Boxeuses works when I dont want to be so edgy.

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    I like Bouxeuses but... it´s so toned down! It barely seam like a Lutens! Lutens is well knowned for it´s powerful perfume. He should stick to that! He make beautiful loud powerful perfume! Let the other houses make the Eaus! Please dont let go what make you famous Mr. Lutens! We want more Lutens Orientals! There is always room dor another Lutens Oriental!

  12. #42

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    I've always wanted to sample Bouxeuses.
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    Unexpectedly, Boxeuses ended up being one of the purchases during my visit last week. The fruity Feminite structure is there, as sugandaraja was saying (which is ok for me, since I don't own it). But perhaps even sweeter. Then the leather comes out - it's quite evident on me, though, as others have said, it is very seamless and floral, but still stronger than in Cuir Mauresque. (In terms of power, curiously, it was El Attarine that disappointed ... my nose must have been tired, but I could barely smell it. Not so boxeuses).

    cacio

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    Well, I think the leather is right here. It is very important IMO to dab/splash this. The sweet plum is a bit much, but okay in winter for me. I agree I would have wished for a more prominent leather (regulations?), but the note is correct and fine. Low sillage and rather short longevity. It is not a Lutens I would consider buying again, but I am happy to have the bell jar to put it this way.

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    Agree with many of the sentiments expressed above. I was quite enthusiastic about this when I first received my decant, but its muted, sepia-toned composition soon left me feeling unsatisfied. I also found the references to Tabac Blond a little fanciful (sadly).
    The bitterness was welcome, as I think it would have been too easy (read: lazy) to set this on a syrupy sweet lutensade base. I recently swapped away my remaining jus, and I don't think I'll miss it.

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    I wasn't sure you'd end up buying it Cacio ! But you did.
    I almost did too in April.
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    Hmm don't know how this can be so different to me (to a couple of you) but this is quite strong and quite sweet to me. I easily get a full days wear from this especially sprayed. Sillage is good.
    As Mon-Petit said it's somewhere between FdB and DB and not really a leather as much as a plummy/fruity slightly smoky suede.

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    Default Re: Boxeuses - Serge Lutens

    I decided to revisit my sample of this today. My tastes have taken somewhat of a turn for lighter and more abstract fragrances this past year, so I thought it worthwhile to revisit without exotic expectations.

    It's definitely still "Bois de Suede" - a cousin to Feminite du Bois and Bois de Violette, especially the latter, with the cedar-plum-violet accord so beloved of SL in play. The suede note is there, completely edgeless and subtle. There is also a certain opacity that separates this one from its cousins. I think it's iris, but a wan, face-powder rendition of the note.

    It still feels one or two notes short of being majestic, but it's eminently wearable: the kind of thing where, if someone gifted me a bottle, I wouldn't trade it away, and would probably visit it once a month or so.

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