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  • Bois D'Orage

    16 36.36%
  • Bois Du Portugal

    22 50.00%
  • They both suckie yuckie! Here is a better one!

    6 13.64%
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    Default Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Compare sillage, projection, bottle, price and overall quality of the scent

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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Bois Du Pourtugal. Sampled Bois D' Orange a while back. Not as good as Portugal IMO.

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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Bois Du Pourtugal. Not even heard of the other one.

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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Bois du Portugal.

    I would like to see a Bois d'Orage vs Creed Spice & Wood poll though. Those two scents are much more similar.

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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Bois d'Orage. Very relaxing sunday scent. I like Bois du Portugal too but it loses on sillage projection and quality. Dont care about bottle. Price is probably similar.

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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    For me: BDP
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    I have become addicted to Bois d'Orage. Most know it as French Lover I think.

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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Think both are great as I own both. I give the edge to the Creed.

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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    They are both wonderful in their own right. I see them fitting different places in my collection.

    It would be tough, but I prefer BdP.

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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Bois du Portugal although the Lavender can get a tad sharp for me.
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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Between the two, Bois d'Orage, although it has some rotten potatoes top notes that you may not like.

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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    I think bois d'orage aka french lover is far better - although they are too different to really compare

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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    BDP seemed richer and more complex. I love the elegance that it portrays.

    The opening of BDO is *gold but IMO it falls apart soon after.

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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Has both, and love French Lover, it's unique and very well made with good projection and importantly the longevity is great.

    where as for the BdP, there's nothing within it that i find it special, which it's why my bottle of BdP's sitting there collecting dust.
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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    For those who don't find Bois du Portugal a winner, it isn't Bois du Portugal's fault..



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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    This must be one of the very rare instances where I see myself giving an edge to the Creed. I'm with thatmakesscent here. The opening of BdO is stupendous, all one might want to have in a traditional masculine. Then this sharp note comes out (a woody amber) and ruins everything.

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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Bois d' Orage is best, imo. Bois du Portugal is too sweet and out of step with this century.
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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    Bois d' Orage is best, imo. Bois du Portugal is too sweet and out of step with this century.
    Where do you find sweet in Bois du Portugal? It's dry spicy woods.
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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Bois du Portugal
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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zerby View Post
    Bois Du Pourtugal. Not even heard of the other one.
    Then why vote?

    I vote Bois Du Portugal. While not my cup of tea, Bois d'Orage was very forgettable.

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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by MysteryBuff40 View Post
    Where do you find sweet in Bois du Portugal? It's dry spicy woods.
    I find the woods very sweet in BdP . . . far too sweet and very claustrophobic. The composition has no space or life to it, like a closed oak trunk filled with baby powder.

    If you think BdP is dry spicy woods, I wonder what you'd think of scents like Azzaro Visit, Cuba Red, or Jasper Conran Mister.

    BdO is a little harsh but it's a great angelica concept.

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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by MysteryBuff40 View Post
    Where do you find sweet in Bois du Portugal? It's dry spicy woods.
    This is how bois du portugal smells to me. This is all opinion here. I "find sweet in Bois du Portugal" in the lavender + ambergris in the base. It's good, and I enjoyed it 15 years ago, but I like Bois d' Orage more now. The two are not that similar to each other so comparing the two is kind of pointless.
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    Default Re: Bois D'Orage vs Bois du Portugal. Who wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    The two are not that similar to each other so comparing the two is kind of pointless.
    Yes, it seems to be based on the name which is not a great criterion

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