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    Default Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

    L'Eau Boisee is what the regular Guerlain Homme had to be from its first appearance. They added in the original minty lime formula a handful of pepper from MJ Bang and earthy woodiness of Terre d'Hermes. So in the dry down we get a dryer version of Terre d'Hermes, or something similar to last year's masterpiece David Beckham Homme, but with a mochito background. Surely this one is the best Guerlain release by Thierry Wasser. The longevity is brilliant.
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    Sounds good, looking forward to trying this one.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

    Big fan of Homme myself, so definitely looking forward to this as well. Thanks for the review!
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    Thank you for generating interest in this new Guerlain. Must keep an eye out to try this.
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    Is it available yet?

    I love the entire Guerlain Homme line.

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    Just been chasing around, researching this one - as it sounds so tempting. Apparently, it'll be available in the UK from Feb 5th. (Not sure where from, but I do know that Debenhams stock a good range of Guerlain products).
    Price is £46 for 80ml.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

    Sounds quite interesting.

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    Sounds good. I'll check at the local boutique.

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    It has better longevity and sillage than the regular homme?

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    Default Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

    What's the bottle look like?
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    Default Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

    Harrods have this in stock. Bottle on its way

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    A Guerlain Homme in a classy bottle... FINALLY!

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    with box:


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    A Guerlan Homme loaded with Iso-E ? I'm not expecting alot. The original was much better after they toned down the sugar cane, the L'Eau is decent if too transparent...have yet to try the Intense. (if anyone wants to trade a decant of the intense, PM me).

    Overall, I really like the concept and notes used in the line, so this is a must test.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    I'm not expecting alot.
    Neither am I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    A Guerlan Homme loaded with Iso-E ? I'm not expecting alot.
    That's what I thought too as I was reading the description.

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    Also Selfridges stock it now. And I am reliably informed that they have a tester available, unlike Harrods.
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    And it's also in stock - from today - at Debenhams (UK). (For UK customers outside of London).

    They have a tester too!
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    Default Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

    Quote Originally Posted by AntonPan View Post
    L'Eau Boisee is what the regular Guerlain Homme had to be from its first appearance. They added in the original minty lime formula a handful of pepper from MJ Bang and earthy woodiness of Terre d'Hermes. So in the dry down we get a dryer version of Terre d'Hermes, or something similar to last year's masterpiece David Beckham Homme, but with a mochito background. Surely this one is the best Guerlain release by Thierry Wasser. The longevity is brilliant.
    Tonka Imperiale is the only Wasser creation that has wowed me thus far.

    Also, I had no iea David Beckham Homme was considered a masterpiece
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    This was the one that was supposed to be a modern chypre that utilized vetiver in place of oakmoss, right?

    Re: Beckham Homme, I wouldn't call it a masterpiece, but it is a very fine modern scent. A cross between TdH and Bvlgari Man.
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    Here's my 2 cents, after a first wearing. Caveat: I conservatively gave this 4 sprays only as I wasn't sure what to expect (normally I give Homme and flankers 6+).

    This is basically Guerlain Homme L'Eau with better longevity and a bit more interest, acheived primarily (I suspect) through the addition of iso-e super as suggested above. I've been wearing it for 8 hours and can still smell it, although it is now at skin scent level. On first application, there is a noticeable pepperiness, which I thought clashed with the citrus. Fear not, within 30 mins, this has calmed down to a background luminosity which reminds me of TdH somewhat, but lacking the mineral quality of that scent. It's a subdued peppery/grassy vetiver, pleasant, but not of the magnitude that would appeal to vetiver addicts.

    The citrus is the same as that of Homme L'Eau; grapefruit predominantly, with the mojito accord detectable for at least the first 4 hours.
    Boisee? Not really - there is less wood in this than in Guerlain Homme Intense, for example, although vetiver's classification as a woody note allows a get-out.

    After 8 hours, the grapefruit is still detectable, along with the IES.

    I can see this a being a good summer staple. It is also a very safe, clean scent suitable for the office. No, it is not a challenging wear, nor is it a new classic. But if you like Guerlain Homme (and especially Homme L'Eau) then chances are you will like this.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    I'm not expecting alot.
    Same here, I'm afraid....


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    Default Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

    This is a lovely fragrance, I prefer it to the original homme, the homme is kind of indifferent, it doesn't really stand out. If you like Terre D'Hermes, then you'll like this, it shares some notes with Terre D'Hermes but it's not the same, but quite similar, its cheaper too. This is the only Guerlain fragrance that I would actually buy. I think it's quite woody and fresh. In fact IMO I think it shares some qualities with he wood by Dsquared2

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    I don't know why but I'm really really excited for this. Anyone know when it's going to be released in the US?
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    Yes, was going to ask the same thing......when will it be available in the US. I googled, but found nothing.

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    I tried this yesterday in Dublin. As some have already said, it's exactly the same as the l'eau, but with a huge dose of Iso-E in it. the first 30 minutes are the l'eau, after that all I can smell is the Iso-E.

    I definitely won't be purchasing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwide View Post
    I tried this yesterday in Dublin. As some have already said, it's exactly the same as the l'eau, but with a huge dose of Iso-E in it. the first 30 minutes are the l'eau, after that all I can smell is the Iso-E.

    I definitely won't be purchasing.
    Maybe im wrong, but every new " mainstream" release you try ,. i read they are disasters to your nose, could you tell me that i am wrong?

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    Default Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

    Anyone know if this is coming to the US? It's not even listed on Guerlain's website yet, but looks like it's already been released all over the UK.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

    Let me see...The Bay has had the new Homme Boisee on the shelves for over a week now but NO testers and NO samples.

    Reminds me of when Halston launched its men's fragrance a couple of years ago. No testers or samples for weeks. Marketing brilliance.

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    Tried it today. Nice enough, but common smelling, with similarities to a weaker peppery version of Terre d'Hermes in the drydown. Nice limey top-notes, but they don't last long. Nicer bottle than Homme or Homme Intense, but, in my view, not as good as either of them. I tried it alongside the Intense version. My vote definitely goes to the Intense.
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