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    Default Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    Tried it the other day. The sales rep sprayed on my arm. Picked up a 40ml bottle. Did get wiffs of the scent from the arm throughout the day. Next day, I used my usual 4 sprays from the bottle. And throughout the day I could hardly smell it. I seldomsly have issue with poor performance on my skin. Anyone else had this experience with said perfume?

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    Default Re: Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    Bois d'Argent is beautiful and lasts a very long time, but it's not supposed to be a powerful, room-clearing perfume. It's perfect the way it is, IMO.

    I do tend to go anosmic pretty easily to it, though, if I wear it on consecutive days.

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    Default Re: Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    Bois d'Argent is beautiful and lasts a very long time, but it's not supposed to be a powerful, room-clearing perfume. It's perfect the way it is, IMO.

    I do tend to go anosmic pretty easily to it, though, if I wear it on consecutive days.
    Glad to hear. I am sure I`ll get used to the subtleness. I do like it a lot

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    Default Re: Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    Not at all. It lasts a long time. It wears close to skin, but with a noticeable and persistent scent cloud. Luckily I'm not anosmic to it. Wonderful perfume, especially in cooler weather.

    Since your bottle is new it could be that it needs some air.
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    Default Re: Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    The original creative director behind Bois d'Argent, Hedi Slimane, has a penchant for fragrances that are like a diaphanous veil gently surrounding you like an aura, rather than room clearing beast mode fragrances.

    If you're a fan of Bois d'Argent, I recommend checking out his new venture at Celine, the Celine Haute Parfumerie collection is quite unisex and beautiful as well.


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    Default Re: Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    I get about 8 hours on my skin.

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    Default Re: Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    I would suspect that over time, you would pick it up more and more for longer. Others will pick it up too.
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    Default Re: Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    It lasts all day for me, below average silage though.
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    Default Re: Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    Had similar experience. From my 2ml sample, it fast became a skin scent. Lastly, I emptied my 2ml (around 10 sprays) and got great performance

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    Default Re: Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    Most of the Dior prive scents are quite weak in my opinion.

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    Default Re: Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    Famously weak and subtle. While it lasts all day, it sits pretty close to the skin and even when projecting isn't particularly bombastic.
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    Default Re: Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    Thanks for this bit - I had ignored (and remained ignorant of) the Celine line thus far, but will seek out samples now!

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    No performance issues with my bottle but I will add it’s about 11 years old.


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    Default Re: Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    It's not a fragrance that clobbers you over the head, that's for sure.

    If you want something less transparent, VC&A's Bois d'Iris is worth looking into. It's extremely similar to the Dior.

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    Default Re: Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    Not weak. Drops off the scent trail on occasion and you'll smell it again from time to time. I really like it.
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    Default Re: Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rock72 View Post
    Anyone else had this experience with said perfume?
    My experience is the opposite. I have always gotten good performance
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    Default Re: Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    I'm going to go against the general "grain" of the thread answers so far...I remember trying this at a Dior boutique in Beverly Hills. I then bought a couple official samples on eBay, and definitely noticed that it was weaker. Not sure if it's a "storage" issue, or some kind of batch issue, but that's my experience.

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    Default Re: Dior Bois d`argent weak?

    I bought a sample and a bottle and my sample was stronger. Hoping the 2020 bottle just needs to macerate a bit.
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