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Bois des Îles Eau de Parfum (2016)
by Chanel


Bois des Îles Eau de Parfum information

Year of Launch2016
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 24 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerJacques Polge
Parent CompanyWertheimer

About Bois des Îles Eau de Parfum

Bois des Îles Eau de Parfum is a feminine perfume by Chanel. The scent was launched in 2016 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jacques Polge

Bois des Îles Eau de Parfum fragrance notes

Reviews of Bois des Îles Eau de Parfum

The refined, super beautiful version of Egoiste. You can try to be standoffish, but your defenses will be worn down quickly. Surrender, and proceed to being dazzled. There aren’t many others in this rarified league. Just go with it. Perfectly unisex, though at this level of price and presentation, asking is a sin. Wear and enjoy.
05th January, 2019
The opening of Bois des Iles edp is surprisingly different than the discontinued edt. After about 10 minutes, it becomes more like the edt.

I'm detecting a pattern with the edp's. There are extra flourishes in the openings that can be disconcerting; they start to more closely match the discontinued edt's within 20 minutes; and they fade away to nothingness more quickly, whereas the edt's had nice, longer lasting bases with a common fixative that I liked, and that held onto some of the heart notes.

It was an odd decision to discontinue the edt's. The mainstream line has edt and edp concentrations coexisting. Why botch a good thing with the exclusive line? This edp is nice, but it's different, and I would imagine fans of the fragrance wanting to have both.

One of the extra flourishes in the opening of the edp is something like a tea note. Also, the wood smells more natural. I think I like the edp more, although I also really liked the edt, and the edt had a more distinctive, recognizable smell. The edp has become more like Cuir de Russie.
21st October, 2018
I had a bottle of the EDT for years and I loved its bright and fizzy overture of woods; not a forest but a workshop, with timber split open and wet, and rags drenched in heady turpentine. I also loved the way a slight saltiness would rise from it later, like a starchy shirt stuck with sweat to a woodturner's back.

The EDT was no longer in production when my bottle ran out, so I had to get the EDP, which is too wealthy and mannered to visit the workshop. Instead it goes straight to the finished piece - a beautiful, polished hall table with a vase of cut flowers on their way to decay. It is smoother, darker, with only a gleam of the EDT's sparkle. It stays longer, and closer to the skin, which doesn't sweat, not even under the suede gloves it takes off and puts on the table, beside the vase and the invitations that came in the afternoon post.

I will miss the EDT, but I expect the EDP will grow on me, as a scent for quiet evenings as the autumn draws in.
05th August, 2018

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