Thursday, April 21, 2011
Bois et Musc by Serge Lutens
This one smells exactly like the base notes of "Bois de Violette", reviewed in my last post. Just remove the violets, amp up all base notes and add some drops of musc, and you've got "Bois et Musc"!
I find this a discreet but wearable everyday perfume. There are warm wood notes, most notably sandalwood and cedar, enlosed in an aura of feminine musk. Musk is often said to contribute sexiness in a perfume. That works just like sexiness in general, I think. If you try to much you just come across as cheap. The amount of musk in this one is ok, but I wouldn't like any more.
Also, this scent wears extremely close to the skin. It's literally impossible to smell a thing if you're not sniffing your wrist directly. That makes it a great scent to wear at the office. You'll smell good to yourself but nobody else, if not standing very close, will notice. Like wearing nice underwear. Most people will not know about them but they are still adding to your general well being and self confidence.
I'm rating this one a 3.5 out of 5. Less interesting than "Bois de Violette" but I still like it better that "Bois Oriental".