Thread: Bois D'argent by Dior
Major disappointment. Another reason why niche or exclusive doesn't necessarily translate to a great scent. I would take DH or DHI over this all the time. I don't even know why I bought this blind
Am I the only one with this sentiment?
Not my type of fragrance, but I can see why some people like it.
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I don't enjoy Bois d'Argent at all, but that's mainly because I'm not a big fan of myrrh. It's too prominent in this for my taste.
Current Top Five:
1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford
My only complaint would be that it is too light; it seems like you need at least six sprays....otherwise, I think it smells fantastic.
Interesting side note: Dior's Hypnotic Poison is like an EDP version of Bois D'argent. Both by Annick Menardo, of course.
Personally I like this one as I do all the others in the exclusive line.
I love this one. The best in the exclusive line IMHO. On my third large bottle. Guess it's just a matter of personal taste.
I sampled it and I didn't see what all of the hype was about.
My current top ten:
1. Spice and Wood
2. Epic Man
3. Tonka Imperiale
4. Noir de Noir
5. Bois d'Argent
6. Musc Ravageur
7. Apple Brandy
8. Dior Homme Intense
9. Aoud 1
too peppery for me
it was the biggest mistake to buy this scent.
it's good, well made, but not for me..
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I have never owned a bottle of this one, but I have a decant that a BN buddy gave me and I decided to wear it again this afternoon. Gosh, this stuff is awesome. It's a bit imperceptible, as soon as you spray it on - it has that ghostly sort of gauze-like texture to it that smells simultaneously woody, powdery and a bit dusty. Its lack of sweetness keeps this easy to wear on a hot afternoon like today, and yet it's softly tenacious structure ensures that you get complex little whiffs here and there, all of the time you're wearing it.
The other thing I like about it, is it doesn't smell like anything else. It's very unique.
I can't remember, is this discontinued (like Cologne Blanche)?
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I recently tried Mitzah, Bois D'Argent, Ambre Nuit, and Leather Oud together and aside from Leather Oud (which did stand out as something a little different), the rest were all built on the same base accord and essentially doing the same thing. To my nose, they're just slightly better blended versions of Macy's type stuff.
Last edited by deadidol; 7th May 2013 at 09:38 PM.
This one was weird for me. I don't know whether I liked it or hated it. I just couldn't get me nose around it and was left scratching my head in the end.
I personally like this one a lot. Not very loud, it is a nice soft fragrance. Not my favorite from the line, but one of the 3 best IMO.
Pretty solid scent, keep going back and forth on it but strangely enjoy it. As mikeperez said its got such a weird vibe occurring that it has different facets that make it so interesting. Have a small decant which I'm wearing and see it as being FB worthy.
I had two negative compliments, both were saying I smelt quite feminine
Last edited by canuck21; 14th December 2013 at 04:10 AM.
Bois D'argent is really underwhelming to me. Leather Oud and Oud Ispahan are my favorite from this line, both are fantastic.
I had high hopes for Bois D'argent, but found it too weak to bother with. I found it to be pleasant, but so light I couldn't really notice it much.
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