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Bois et Musc (2005)
by Serge Lutens


Bois et Musc information

Year of Launch2005
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 55 votes)

People and companies

HouseSerge Lutens
PerfumerChristopher Sheldrake
Parent CompanyShiseido

About Bois et Musc

Bois et Musc is a shared / unisex perfume by Serge Lutens. The scent was launched in 2005 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Christopher Sheldrake

Bois et Musc fragrance notes

Reviews of Bois et Musc

The only version of this I have ever tried is the vintage, and it is lovely. This is a very soft wood and musk - nothing animalic, strange or difficult. It wears close to the skin, and on me, lasts several hours. You won't smell the same as others, but you won't (likely) offend others either. It's still unique, but it's also beautiful. For a Sheldrake, it is rather "normal".
29th June, 2017
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United Kingdom
The two components mentioned in the name of this creation are exactly what I get: wood and white musk. On my skin there is mainly a pleasant albeit not really exciting sandalwood impression, whilst the musk remains more in the background. This is a very rounded and soft musky tone.

Over time this is a rather linear composition with limited change longitudinally. At times whiffs of cinnamon come into play, giving this already sweetish blend and additional push into the same direction. The sweet side retreats over time, and is quite attenuated towards the end.

The sillage is soft, the projection adequate, and the longevity six hours.

A gentle and restrained scent for autumn days, good for the office but a bit too colourless and at times a touch insipid. 2.75/5.
27th December, 2016
A very pleasant cinnamon cedar oriental, much sweeter than their Bois et Fruits and less incense oriented than same.

As I could not detect any fruit in the Bois et Fruits, I cannot detect any musk in the Bois et Musc. Go figure!

Still, these two quality flankers to the 1992 original composition, Feminite du Bois, are worthy. They do share an odd trait in common, the lack of sillage and longetivity, two trade marks for this house that usually make a SL purchase worth the price - it will last longer as it takes less application to achieve a strong effect.

Not at all bad, but a stronger concentration of oils is needed to justify the price.

26th April, 2016
If you liked Feminite du Bois you'll very probably dig this. The usual Lutens syrupy quality is toned down and paired to a rosy-musky element while a solid cedarwood base directly descendent from the original Shiseido, serves as a terrific interpretation of a woddy fragrance. Not my favorite Lutens but still well worth checking out if you like the house.

Rating: 7/10
11th June, 2012
I get something like citric elements , aldehydes, nutmeg or cinamon , musk and lots of cedar ... It seems the cousin of CdG 2, but with much less longevity.The smell itself is not bad at all but , in these terms, I prefer the original to the copy.
It doesn´t deserve to belong to the sacred lineage of Lutens.
23rd November, 2011
The 1992 version was an altogether different beast...
A velvety purring cedar base, but not overwhelmingly so.
It had a subtlety that drew you in, and was unlike anything that had come before.
22nd June, 2010

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