I gave a bottle to my father for Christmas but he didn't like it so I am now the proud owner. This one is a bit of a challenge for me. I love the spicy opening which doesn't last as long as i would like. As it dries down the spicy nature dies and my skin chemistry amps up the wood smoke. This is the challenging part as it is like putting my head in a bonfire and inhaling the smoke. A light application is certainly appropriate. The dry down is a delight. A raw leather appears as the bonfire is reduced to smoldering embers.
Bois Rouge is a raw, gruff scent to my nose and has an intensity about it that I don't find in other of the Private Blends. At this point I really like it but don"t love it. It'll take a few more wearings to get my arms around this one. Enjoy it, I intend to.