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    Default Dior Bois d'Argent - great scent but......

    This is truly a great scent, but man it does not last. Lasted 2 hours on my skin. The dry down is almost identical to DHI. Great opening, got 3 compliments within the first 30 minutes. It would be a beast of a fragrance if it lasted. Any thoughts? Experiences?

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    Default Re: Dior Bois d'Argent - great scent but......

    That is similar to my experience as well. I like the iris and have been looking for an alternative.
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    Default Re: Dior Bois d'Argent - great scent but......

    Some fragrances are beautiful but sadly last very little.
    They're best used for brief wearings. Perhaps a quick trip to a cafe or in the afternoon before your SotE.

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    Default Re: Dior Bois d'Argent - great scent but......

    Quote Originally Posted by Triceptive View Post
    This is truly a great scent, but man it does not last. Lasted 2 hours on my skin. The dry down is almost identical to DHI. Great opening, got 3 compliments within the first 30 minutes. It would be a beast of a fragrance if it lasted. Any thoughts? Experiences?
    It's kind of tricky to figure this one out.

    I normally go pretty heavy on the sprays because in my experience, Bois d'Argent is light and not very long lasting. But I've heard opinions to the contrary from many people. Still, it had always been light to me.

    However, last week I put on my usual 6 to 7 sprays and headed off to work and it was blasting off of me. And it lasted all day. I was receiving compliments on it 6 to 8 hours later and there were even times when I was worried it smelled too strong.

    So I'm not sure exactly what's going on here.

    I do know that if you want to make it last a bit longer it helps to give a few sprays under your shirt and on fabric. But you may get surprised by it at some point in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danieq View Post
    That is similar to my experience as well. I like the iris and have been looking for an alternative.

    danieq, Bois d'Iris by Van Cleef & Arpels smells very, very similar to Bois d'Argent but is much stronger. Think "Bois d'Argent Intense." It may be the alternative that you're looking for.
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    Default Re: Dior Bois d'Argent - great scent but......

    to me its boring.
    its smells plasticky

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    My experience echoes the others. Bois d'Argent doesn't last on my skin. I haven't had the chance to figure out if weather is a factor though. I get 10+ hours from Varvatos original or Vintage on a rainy day, but if skies are clear with low humidity, I get 5 hours at best - probably closer to 4.
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    Own it, love it, and lasts enough for me
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    everyone I know loooves when I wear it.

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    Default Re: Dior Bois d'Argent - great scent but......

    It is what it is. Control what we can control. I'd simply carry a small atomizer to reapply when necessary...

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    Hmm, I get great longevity out of it. True that it's much lighter after about 5 hours or so, and it's not a heavy perfume in general. I get 10 hours+ before it fades away to a skin scent.

    I do 2 sprays on each arm, one on each side of the neck, and 2 in the chest. So 8 total and I have a beautiful cloud following me all day.

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    Bois d'Argent is fantastic... I really like it and it has great memories for me, I wore it in a very unusually hot summer in Paris a couple years back. That being said, it is in Eau de Cologne concentration, so maybe my suggestion would be only wear it during the day, and all the time in summer. If you really have issues then don't touch at all it in winter. But I think it can work in daytime all year round. I also carried a decant when I was walking around in the summer, and that worked fine. Beautiful fragrance by the way...(IMO).
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    Never tried this one. Is it similar to any other mainstream fragrance? The op mentioned a similarity to dhi's drydown?

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    This has been my undeniable signature scent since 2008. BdA is compete magic on my skin and the compliments I receive, from both friends and strangers alike, are endless. The longevity, sillage, & projection are flawless for me. It's everything one could want from a quality perfume.

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    One of my favorites and never fails to get compliments, up to 8 hours of application. I get 8-12 total longevity with 5-8 of good Sillage.
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    I stop being able to smell it on myself after the first two hours. But my girlfriend noted how nice it smelled approx. 8 hours after my initial application.
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