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    Default Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    This one sounds intriguing. Has anyone tried it? There's a perfume shop in Budapest which I've visited which sells samples but I didn't know about her fragrances until I'd left Hungary. They do post them internationally, though.

    Here's the link to the Fragrantica description: http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/N...ese-16582.html

    And the shop: http://www.parfumneroli.com/

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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    There is a thread on here somewhere where many give their impressions. I own it and love it. If you want to replicate the smell of a burning campfire or fireplace, I am hard pressed to think of anything that does it better.
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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    Tried both from her line and love it, i'm a big fan.

    Bois d'Ascese & Cuir Velours are some of the best releases from 2012

    would highly recommend you try Cuir Velours.
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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    Is it anything like Profumum Roma's Arso?

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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fragmeister View Post
    Is it anything like Profumum Roma's Arso?
    No, and to me that is a very good thing as I could not stand Arso.
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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    Not bad. Would probably work better as a candle, room spray, etc.
    Last edited by pluran; 22nd February 2013 at 09:22 AM.

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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    Cuir Velours is awesome, thanks for the sample Starship!
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Dior Homme Parfum
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Bois d'Argent
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    8. 5 o'clock au Gingembre
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    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    Thanks for your feedback!

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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by MJM_77 View Post
    Cuir Velours is awesome, thanks for the sample Starship!


    Quote Originally Posted by Fragmeister View Post
    This one sounds intriguing. Has anyone tried it? There's a perfume shop in Budapest which I've visited which sells samples but I didn't know about her fragrances until I'd left Hungary. They do post them internationally, though.

    Here's the link to the Fragrantica description: http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/N...ese-16582.html

    And the shop: http://www.parfumneroli.com/
    Both Naomi Goodsir releases are very very good. Bois d'Ascese is very smokey, it's that wonderful campfire smell.

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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    Thanks! I order samples of both the Goodsir products.

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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    Bois d'ascese is smokey boozy goody. longevity is good. yet to try cuir velours

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    If you want to replicate the smell of a burning campfire or fireplace, I am hard pressed to think of anything that does it better.
    Chamen's Party. Renders Bois d'Ascese a match stick just blown out.

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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Chamen's Party. Renders Bois d'Ascese a match stick just blown out.
    I'll have to add that one to my test list as I have never tried it... Considering I find Bois d'Ascese a bit difficult to wear due to its overly smoky nature, if Chamen's Party is considerably more aggressive on the smoky side it must really be a challenging scent indeed.
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    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    Having tried this now as others have said very much a campfire smell and quite similar imo to Black Tourmaline. The dry down brings through the tob and boozey notes but they were too subtle and the overall smokeyness remains albeit in quite a nice warm fashion. I would have liked to have seen the dry down mellow the smoke more and increase the tobacco and boozey notes but oh well a nice scent if you are lacking smokey scents in your wardrobe or need a non sweet scent for a cool autumn/winters eve.
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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    Never tried or heard of it. Notes sound ok.

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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    What does the name mean? Wood of ?
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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    What does the name mean? Wood of ?
    Bois d'Ascese = Incense woody


    extract from Naomi Goodsir scent Diary, which was handmade and was fortunate enough to be given by Naomi (Thanks Naomi)

    Bois d Asece 92012)

    a secluded CHAPEL, BLAZING dusk, moment of GRACE, silent CANTIQUE

    by Julien Rasquinet

    A captivating @ reassuring smoke.
    Notes of tobacco @ whisky, are supported by cinnamon, amber & cistus labdanum.
    Oakmoss, smoked cade wood, almost burnt, prolong the incense of Somalia with power & elegance.
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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    I received a sample and wrote a review of it on Fragrantica, which I'll now post here on Basenotes.

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    Hmm, looks like I can't post reviews here on Basenotes. How useless.

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    Aha, found the page and posted a review. Let's see how long it takes for it to be censored - ahem, approved.

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    smells similar to la fumee

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    I'll have to add that one to my test list as I have never tried it... Considering I find Bois d'Ascese a bit difficult to wear due to its overly smoky nature, if Chamen's Party is considerably more aggressive on the smoky side it must really be a challenging scent indeed.

    I'll send you some soon. Have a fire extinguisher handy'

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    Default Re: Naomi Goodsir's 'Bois d'Ascese' any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post

    I'll send you some soon. Have a fire extinguisher handy'
    Many thanks; I'll have one at the ready. ;-)
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    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
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    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
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    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
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