Unlisted Brand • Parfums Delrae- Bois de Paradis • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
When a perfume has the word "paradis" in the title you can't help but expect an exotic summer fragrance. I was very suprised to find this to be a very dense autumn/winter fragrance. It's woody, fruity with a whiff of tobacco. It does exactly what a niche perfume should do...intrigue you. But as with most niche's, they are either wearable or un wearable. While I like this fragrance for its uniqueness, I wouldn't have the conifdence to wear it. I'm just not sure anyone who caught a whiff of this on you would find it attractive.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
All cinnamon, sandalwood, vanilla, and amber...then, at the 5 minute mark- Surprise! A blast of spearmint. I actually had to doublecheck to see if I was wearing minty lip balm or had gotten some toothpaste on me. It actually made my skin tingle a bit where I had applied just the tiniest dab. After another 2 or 3 minutes the mint blends in with the spice accord, in a very pleasant and way. At 15 minutes the composition finally harmonizes and a vanilla-tonka-cinnamon persists.
This perfume is obviously made with top notch ingredients, especially in the fixatives (my achilles heel!) Hence, it is outrageously potent.
I could not detect blueberry in the least, maybe it is just a smidgen to brighten up the amber accord? As a matter of fact, I couldn't find any fruit or flowers at all.
This is gourmand in the weirdest way ever. I give it a thumbs up for managing to combine some bizarre accords in an agreeable manner.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Not love at first sniff. The first time I tested this I wasn't impressed, sure it was beautiful but the sweet woods seemed too much. I found out the hard way this fragrance needs a light hand. I'm very happy I tried it again- because each time I wore it I liked it a bit more. And then one day while wearing Bois de Paradis I was baking pie and I couldn't tell the difference between the smell from the oven and the smell of my skin. That experience sealed the deal for me. I won't be buying a bottle until the leaves fall; I could imagine summer heat making this scent unbearable. But in the cooler months this will be it for me. It reminds me of fire places and rich food, a glorious winter scent.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Please sample this before buying! I have a penchant for strong fragrances but one spritz of this made my stomach turn and gave me a powerful migraine. Heavy, woody and incredibly cloyingly sweet. On me it smells like raisins, old cinnamon gum and hamster bedding. Raid smells better than this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Man I love this stuff: smells like good wood and cinnamon tea... kinda like an orchestral concert in progress. It's got more throw than Babe Ruth, though, so no one else likes it on me. Oh well.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I find this scent complex and addictive & it's not too sweet at all w/my chemistry. A must try if you're a woods lover. This does not smell like anything else I've tried (and I've tried A LOT). Would love to try the body cream too. All Delrae's scents are really very nice but this is definitely my personal fave.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Oh,no,this is terrible smell,so sour on my skin.I dont like it,and dont understand how this can be so expensive.This is truly cheap smelly perfume which I smelt many times in drugstore.Nothing special or unique.Dissapointed.Please sample before you buy.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
YUCK!! Paradise?? This is the first real scrubber for me and I`ve had loads of fragrances on my skin. It actually kind of reminded me of someone being sick.. (sorry...). This smells so dead without a hint of freshness. Terrible fragrance on me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Stewed apples and raspberries cooked over an outdoor woodfire, to be served sprinkled with fresh, pink rose petals and a glass of mead---that's what "Bois des Paradis" conjures up for me. It also has a special note of freshness that evokes early morning, when night dew is still drying in the sun. However, this freshness is a tiny piece of the "Bois des Paradis" story, which quickly simmers down and enters the spicy, syrupy, cured fruits realm and stays there for the entire visit. To me, "Bois des Paradis" is reminiscent of the quails in rose-petal sauce scene (in the book, the recipe) of "Like Water for Chocolate"; simmered flower petals and spices---both sweet and savory, an underlying carnality, all served up with fresh rose petals on top and a dusting of nuts. A vital kind of scent. At times, a tad overcooked."Bois des Paradis" would've benefitted from an astringent or green kick---the tiniest dash (or, the tiniest dash more) of benzoin, camphor or cypress would've balanced it out. It's certainly a very pretty fragrance and I'm not surprised that it has so many fans. However, it reminds me of a less soapy version of "Eau Suave" by Parfums D'Empire or a denser version of Bvlgari's "Rose Essentialle", both more affordable options. Here, I'll twist an old adage to suit: "With great prices comes great accountability". I'm left feeling like Parfums DelRae still needs to justify the price of this fragrance, which isn't something I'm often inclined to do.
***Update*** Who was I fooling--this is totally worth every penny of DelRae's asking price; it posseses you unawares, a fairy-tale spell for the "woodland-rose" obsessed. It's luscious, like petal-steeped flower oils and actual fresh air----brisk, windy ozone mixed with multiple countryside molecules and the closest thing to fresh, pink rose petals without the soap, to the actual things themselves (some may even find it shames shabbier varieties, with its idealistic take on the fresh, sun-touched rose). It's every summer morning, like those exciting ones of childhood, before a great "adventure". Wear this in, give it multiple attempts to develop and leave a mark. You'll get a better feel for its initially strange combination of wood chips, prunes and apple-touched roses (perhaps some of the same pommarose essence found in "DKNY Be Delicious" or Furaneol acetate is part of this potion?). Before you know it, "Bois de Paradis" will have latched on to your mamalian brain; you'll find yourself craving its expansive, lush, real-life freshness against other more insipid, astringent versions of rose. Rose and spice-lovers, brace your wallets----this is another one in the budget bracket of "glorious diaster" but you'll feel totally satsfied, like a fiend, with every spritz.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
When I wear this fragrance I feel like I am walking through the Blumeninsel Mainau (Flower Island in Mainau, Bavaria) when all the florals are blooming. Ohhhh - I love this so much. The fragrance pampers my little floral loving soul so beautifully and gives it exactly what is wants and need. This fragrance brings a big smile to my face everytime I apply it. Pure sunshine and love. I purchased a sample of this some time ago and now that it is gone I had to order the full bottle immediately! Great thanks to all the lovely ladies on the fragrance board who recommended this to me.
The ingredience in this fragrance are so well balanced that they do not overpower but helps to harmonize and bring out the best of each other. I absolutely love the woody note which is always present to make the florals richer and sweeter. For those of you who found Amoureuse to be too sweet or overpowering but love florals, give this one a try.
Bois de Paradis Notes
Citrus, French rose, blackberry, fig, spices, woods, and amber
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Exquisite berry and wood combo.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Am not a fan of fruity florals, and am rarely wooed by something being niche - am perfectly content with my classic older frags; Guerlain's, Caron's and Patou's. I got a sample of this from lucky scent. along with quite a few others, and I almost never go back to a sample after trying it once. I couldn't stop sniffing it. The first time I put it on, my brother walked into the room and asked me "What's that scent you're wearing? You smell marvelous!" This was with only 3 or 4 drops from the sample vial. Had no problem deciding to secure a FB.
On me, this is not only rich - but lush. There is a big difference between sensual and sexual - and this scent is sensuality personified,
The interplay between the berry and wood (I can't smell the cinnamon) creates an olefactory masterpiece. Nothing syrupy here, great sillage and longevity. The rose note darts in and out - never overtly rose, yet complimented by the berry, tempered by the cedar, and a note that may be fig or might be nut. I'd be interested to find out what rose was used for this - it is not, to my nose the Bulgarian Kazanlik - reminds me more of some of the tiny intense species roses I have growing in profusion near the woods.
I don't deal with scents seasonally - Paradis will work well for me all year round. Though a bit pricey, I'm content to wait for discounts to pop up and will be buying another FB, as soon as this is used up - woefully that might be sooner rather than later.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Oh oh oh! Blackberries, roses and cedar, oh my! Previous to testing this, my tried and true combination had been citrus and cedar, and I was afraid the berry note in this might be too sweet, but unfortunately for my bank account, it is magical. The berries sparkle right after I spritz this, and then the roses come out to play with them, but the last of the drydown is my favorite: the cedar lingers on my wrist, but it's a sweet, flowery woodiness that reminds me of what came before. Wonderful.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I had enormous expectations but no, I tried it and the enchantment did not happen. I like the woodiness of it, that resembles a bit Black Cashmire and FdB, but the berry note is just too much, too sweet, too foody. I appreciate its merits and understand why it has so many fans, but it's not for me
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Nice wood one! Blackberry & rich woods, has depth, just enough sweetness & sillage. Would good in the summer, for a stray away from my real faves (violet, rose, or gardenia).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Its nice enough for one of the many sweeties on the market, like a frosted lemon cake stored in wood cabinetry. Kinda boring though, not enough punch, no silliage. Not a necessary bottle and I could die content without ever siffing it again. Forgettable.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I know I shouldn't presume to review something I haven't actually worn, but how often do you find a 5-star fragrance you wouldn't buy again? My sample order was redolent with glorious fragrance, and I quickly tracked it down to this little sealed envelope. It reminds me of Apres l'Ondee and En Passant, in the sense of being a genius scent, so well-blended that the actual list of notes seems irrelevant. But just being around it (great sillage for an unopened vial in a sealed envelope) let me know that it belongs to that category of scents I love, but will never wear--it's just too rich. I would say it was boozy, but if so, it's a terribly elegant drunk. EDIT: Well, I couldn't resist, and actually applied it. Forget all that stuff I wrote above--on me, there was nothing but blackberry. I like blackberry, but Ava Luxe Wild Blackberry Musk is considerably less expensive.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Black Eyes: Violet
i was so excited to get a sample of this because i thought i liked it from a previous store spritz. however, now that i can wear it whenever i want, it turns out that it makes me nauseous! it's a hard scent to describe. it's fruity, sour, woodsy, tropical and intense. seems like a lot of strong and conflicting notes fighting for attention on my wrist and it just turns my stomach. thank god i didn't get a bottle.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
"Indeed, there is a tree in heaven so big that if a person keeps riding on a brisk Madhamar [a specially bred horse] for a hundred years even then he would not reach the end of that tree." (Bukhari) -------------------------
"Indeed, there is a bazaar in the heaven where the dwellers of the Heaven will come on every Friday. The northerly wind will spray scent on them and this will enhance their beauty. And when they will return to their homes, their households will say 'By God, your beauty has enhanced.' 'So has yours,' they will return the compliment." (muslim)-----------'By your dignity! Whoever will hear of this Heaven will certainly strive for it.' (Gabriel)------- Bois de paradise smells of heavenly wood, enhances beauty more than anything I have ever worn, and whoever will hear of this heavenly wood will certainly want a bottle. Too bad heat is needed to make the packaging. The bottles to contain the juice are obviously manufactured in Hell.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I have waited to try this for months and finally I get the chance and I don't like it. Oh well. Bois de Paradis notes: bergamot, French rose, cinnamon, blackberry, woods, amber. From far away, this smells divine with the blackberry-cinnamom-rose playing together, but then close up it smells too strongly of cigar ashes. I like tobacco scents, but this one stifles my nose and throat enough to want some fresh air. Stodgy is a word that comes to mind. I imagine a fat businessman from the 40's in his shark suit, waiting in a hotel lobby before a meeting smoking a stogie. I'll keep the sample for my collection of tobacco scents (I'm an ex-smoker so it's my aromatherapy), but I would never purchase a bottle. Not to mention, the bottle is nice, but it looks just like Serendipitous Seredipity 3 bottles?? Are they the same company or affiliated with one another?? Who knows...