L'Artisan Fragrances • Bois Farine • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
yes,some kinf of powdery flour...but most of scents development goes in the cedar/iris direction...
smells like a cup of lapsang-suchong with a hint of iris...
very special, but kinda not the ''perfume'' I'd like to show off in public....
unique,milky,comfortable....I see no resemblance with Eau d'Hiver, at all!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I don't know what it is about this perfume, but I love it. I have had the bottle for about a year now. I use it in the cooler weather as it just seems to go with the cool. It has a nutty smell mixed with a sweet honey type smell. Everytime I put it on I can't get enough of the fragrance. It is very unusual, but it just does it for me. I just love it for no real reason. I put some on my 7 year old daughter today and she kept saying she loves it....I think it is a fragrance you either love or hate. If you love it, you absolutely love it. I will repurchase when I empty this bottle as I can't go without it now...LOVExx
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I purchased the sample from Luckyscents.com which is great for trying out the fragrance before buying the bottle. Yuck. I too, get licorice, a tinge of something flowery, but mostly mixed with cigarettes and garbage. I'm scared that once the scent has dried and the fragrance has faded, you are left with a trash dumpster smell. Not attractive for any social outings. And definitely not for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a really unique scent. I would classify it as a 'sophisticated gourmand'. Wear it and you'll smell *reminiscent* of something delicious, almost good enough to eat. Without nessecarily smelling like food. Which is a good thing, I think. I don't get the peanut/pencil shavings/flour top note that most people do, but I definitely get an aniseed/fennel blast initially which I really love. I also get a lot of warm woody notes. Bois Farine isn't exactly long lasting but it doesn't do an immediate disappearing act like some L'Artisan fragrances do. I find that it lasts longer if you spray it on clothes rather than skin alone. I sprayed it on my scarf almost six hours ago and I can still smell it! It dries down to a lovely, creamy skin scent with a prominent iris note. This is definitely a comfort scent but I do also find it elegant and feminine and I think it could be worn out. However in warmer months I find this a bit heady for my taste. I've really been enjoying it more in cool weather-cold air really cuts the sweetness and brings out the nuances of the scent.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
My journey started 5 years ago when I first discovered L'artisan. When I went to the counter, I fell in love with Bois Farine! I'm guessing the saleswoman hated it because she told me it very usexy!!! Which of course, as a woman, totally turned me off. Fast forward 5 years and I recently went back to L'Artisan, and I asked for all these samples, and at the last minute, I asked for Bois Farine. I wear all of them for 2 weeks and today, I was a little down, and put on BF for the first time. Well, not only did I get weak at the knees, but the scent lifted my spirits and made me feel so warm and happy. Then my boyfriend comes home, gives me a hug, and says "you smell so good!". Then he tells me that he went for a walk later on and with the wind, he caught a whiff of my perfume on him, and absolutely loved it. So my point to this long story is that this was a perfume I loved, but did not buy because it was deemed unsexy by the saleslady, but the man in my life adores it. To me it is soft, powdery with vanilla and almond....those are the notes I can describe but the actual scent is quite undescript. It is beautiful, soft, and passionate. I also loved Jour de Fete but it disappeared very quickly. This fragrance lasts and lasts and smells like I would imagine the divine to smell. This is my new HG...the search is over for good:)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Blue
I really don't understand where the flour, bread, cookies or peanut butter notes came from in others reviews… :-( L’Artisan described it as “a bewitching blend of powdery flowers and mellow words, a sensual bouquet that will caress your skin…” and that is exactly what I’ve got on my skin and in my imagination when I put on Bois Farine. Simply divine!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Peanut-y, sugary, floral gourmand. Sweet and dry at the same time. Not really powdery in any traditional way, thoroughly unique.
It is also the most snuggly fragrance I know.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Notes: Ruizia Cordata, fennel seed, iris, benzoin, sandalwood, cedar, gaiac wood.
This fragrance starts with an accord that smells like like flour, salt and nuts. It is rather dry and indeed reminiscent of peanut butter. As the fragrance progresses the woodsy notes appear, mainly sandalwood with a dash of iris to make it more creamy-powdery and peppery cedar wood. Once its has reached this stage, the fragrance stays the same until fades. I have to say this is a really odd wood fragrance unlike most others I have encountered. Lasts for four hours on my skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I want to like this one more than I do. Bois Farine is one where I think reading the description in advance has altered how I smell it, or how I think I smell it. In the beginning, I think that I'm getting what other reviewers have gotten: bready, doughy, yeasty. Others have mentioned almonds or peanut butter or sugar, but I never found those layers to the scent. It took till my 3rd wearing today to realize that what I smell has nothing to do with bread, or that what I'm smelling only gives an impression of bread, but isn't bread itself. I get vetiver. Lots and lots of vetiver. The vetiver grows in the dry down to the point that you have to be like the parent who cannot be objective about their child's performance in the school play to keep thinking that you are getting yeasty dough.
On me, this is a dry dusty scent where the woods and roots develop as the scent opens up. Nice, but ultimately too dry for me. I prefer my woods a bit wetter and less arid.
I think it deserves a 3.5...*starts a movement for 1/2 lippies*
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
To me it's a gourmand perfume. Also, a comforting smell. Warm, but not too sweet. The perfume keeps its balance and does not become cheesy and cheap. It begins with a peanut buttery tone along with pencil shavings- and it is this woody aroma that stops the sweetness from becoming overpowering. Towards the end I get more of the Iris and a bit of a powdery feeling. I think it's a magical perfume (like the tree it's made from), and everytime I feel a bit weird, I get comfort inside it. I would suggest it to those who dare... and maybe to an "experienced" nose.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is quite an interesting scent to say the least. Upon initial application it is a strong blast of natural peanut butter....not the yummy sweet kind. It smells like a fresh piece of cedar wood with peanut butter smeared all over it. I also detect a little Iris and a lot of sandalwood. After this has had time to settle, it almost smells a little like very dry hay with a hint of almond. I think this could easily be a unisex fragrance. I would never shell out the cash for this, but if it were given to me as a gift, I would happily accept it and wear it on occasion for the sheer uniqueness of this very unusual scent.
** EDIT - I am bumping this up a lippie.....the dry down on this is beautiful and interesting and I do find myself constantly sniffing my wrists.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This has been my most favorite fragrance since i discovered it 5 or so years ago. I cannot relate to the peanut comments listed here as I have an anaphalatic peanut allergy and sense no peanut whatsoever in this wonderful Bois Farine scent which to me smells like bread dough (flour) as opposed to "flower". I find this scent intoxicating and i can't get enough of it. Sometimes to to vary it i add violet from L'artisan which adds a lift to subtly compliment Bois Farine's deep soulful scent. I have found absolutley nothing that remotely compares to Bois Farine. Enjoy!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Yup, peanut butter.But it fades quickly to a powdery floral/musk arrangement. It's a bit clean but definitely powdery, approaching baby powdery at points, which I don't do. Final fade is powdered resin, soft and ever so slightly woody. There's practically no sillage from start to finish. You have to press your nose to get it. It's interesting and inoffensive, but it just dances too close to baby powder for me to want to wear this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
“I smell peanut butter!!!” says my four-year-old. Darn it! I really don’t like the smell of peanuts, and I hadn’t initially identified the nuttiness to be peanutiness specifically, but now that she said that, I can’t stop smelling it as such. From the reviews, clearly a lot of other people get that note, too. But the opening nuts (nut notes?) don’t last long, luckily for me, and it goes on to be a lovely, warm, comforting doughy scent. I like it, but I already have the comforting, mild and soothing Lann-Ael. L-A is a different story scent-wise, but from a pragmatic point of view, performs the same kind of role for me (i.e., sleepy time perfume). Bois Farine is also not very long lasting... hmm, maybe it should be three and a half lippies?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
If you like this, but dislike the pricetag, you must try "Max Mara" by Max Mara, which is a über-sweetened version of "Bois Farine". Both perfumes are "Floral Woody Musk's". But the sugared "Max Mara" has a nicer price-tag to it. You simply must try this! You will get a lot of perfume for the money if you buy "Max Mara" (which is also one my signature-fragrances - love love love !!!).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I get licorace and green leaves. Not for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a very dry, nutty fragrance, like all-natural peanut butter. Like many others have said, I do get a sense of sawdust or cardboard, very strange. It's not an unpleasant fragrance, and I do get the comfort effect, like taking a warm blanket out of a wooden chest. It seems to have *very* subtle notes of vanilla (not sweet) and some type of floral, but overall it's not something I want to smell like, personally. Not enough like a "perfume" to me, even though I do gravitate towards unusual scents.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Amazing fragrance! I went in L'artizan boutique to buy Tea for two or Dzongha or Dzing, and actually came out with this instead. Inthe first 15-20 minutes it smells exactly like flour. But then, the vanilla kicks in, and it becomes more mellow. A very comforting scent, feels like a cashmere blanket more than Cashmere Mist does, perfect for cold weather. The flour note, adds a dryness, crispiness to the sweetness, making this more interesting, less cloying and even a tad masculine. It lasts 6-8 hours, rather well, but still worse than Passage d'Enfers which lasts all day on my skin. I think I made an error buying the small bottle, since of the 4 perfumes I bought in the same day, this is the one I use more. I love it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I love the smell, but wish it lasted longer than 2 hours!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I get more of a milky almond component to this fragrance which makes me immediately think of a child's nursery room. Creamy, soft and powdery aroma. Really long lasting for an eau de toilette. I do notice on my skin that the more I spritz on, the less appealing the scent is. It tends to sour a bit if I overdo it. I haven't found a L'Artisan that I really love enough to repurchase again and again, but this one ranks amongst the top five from the line that I would keep in my fragrance collection (the others would be Fleur de Carotte, Poivre Piquant, Tea For Two, and Mandarine Tout Simplement).