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Féminité du Bois

$5.00

Féminité du Bois is considered a game-changer in the perfume world. Launched originally in 1992 for Shiseido, the re-formulated 2000 version from Serge Lutens is, according to Serge himself, very true to the original. 
 
This rich Oriental fragrance introduced woody notes that were traditionally confined to masculines, featured them as star players, and opened the creative gates into a whole new world feminine perfumery. 
 
The opening accord is spicy and fruity with the cedar wood note apparent right from the start. It carries through into the heart which reveals a weightless bouquet of florals – orange blossom, rose and violet float around the woods. As FdB dries down into the base the florals recedeslightly, the cedar deepens, joined by sandalwood, musk, and a hint of cinnamon, and the scent becomes radiant, with a translucent quality. FdB becomes a subdued and serene scent that wears close to the skin, warm and soft, a perfect blending of genders.
 
In Féminité du Bois, the cedarwood note is a constant from top to bottom but is never intrusive, nor is it overly sweetened by the fruits or florals, or overwhelmed by the spices. There’s a masterful balance that’s struck, a clever weaving together and coming apart of the notes, and it’s easy to see how this fruity spicy woody accord soon formed the template for Lutens line. 
 
Féminité du Bois becomes a subdued and serene scent that wears close to the skin, warm and soft, a perfect blending of genders. Masculine, feminine, yin, yang, dark, light, balance, harmony. In short, a masterpiece.
 
Notes: Ginger, clove, plum, peach, orange blossom, rose, violet, cedar, sandalwood, vanilla, benzoin, cinnamon
Type: EdP
Parfumeurs: Serge Lutens, Christopher Sheldrake and Pierre Bourdon

Price: $5.00
Gender: 
Feminine
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Both