Unlisted Brand • Ginestet Le Boise • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I would probably give this a better review if it were stronger on me, but it's very light and doesn't even last a full hour on my skin. At first, it smells exactly like wandering through the lumber section at Home Depot (which I actually love the smell of). A warm, dry, realistic woodiness with a little extra emphasis on the cedar. It just has no lasting power on me and takes on an odd, waxy, cheap quality as it dries down (like old candles, dust and baby powder).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The cedar in the opening is not too strong. I really can't stand harsh cedar and thankfully this doesn't have it. It has a little underlying sweetness, but I think this fragrance is firmly in unisex territory. I couldn't give it 5 lippies because it disappears pretty quickly from my skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Neutral Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Well, you know......it's gotta be that body chemistry thing. Just before it dies away on my skin there is a similarity to what I've read in some of the other reviews below, however, in the beginning and a long, long while down that path to where the fragrance finally disappears it smells like Comet powdered cleanser on my skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is a gorgeously smooth, slightly spicy wood fragrance. I love wine, and have tried lots of fragrances that purport to smell like wine, but usually they just wind up giving me a grapey note reminiscent of Welch's, not Bordeaux. Before this, I could only conclude that while I loved drinking wine, it was not a good idea to smell like it. But Le Boise doesn't smell like wine, per se--it smells like different elements of it, all combined in a perfectly balanced way. It is mostly clean, fresh woods on my skin, with a hint of spice, and no real fruitiness. It is not heavy or particularly masculine--I think it is unisex, easily. Will definitely be buying a fb of this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is truly beautiful. When first applied all I smell is clean cedar but not the hamster cage kind. After several minutes the rum comes out and while riding in my car with the air blowing back into my face, I could smell the rum or almost a grapey note which is probably why I fell in love with Le Boise. It is a very clean, fresh,unisex fragrance that is not sharp on me at all. It stays pretty close to the skin but I can still tell I'm wearing it after several hours. It makes my clothes smell fresh and crisp. I never fail to get a compliment from my hubby when wearing this one. I wouldn't really consider it sexy but it is unique. I keep reading that it doesn't last but I can still smell it the next morning which is a plus for me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This fragrance opens so beautifully! It is sweet, crisp and opulent. It has a fresh woodiness to it, not musky at all. I find it to be a very clean scent, neither masculine nor feminine. When I first put it on it is really nearly perfect, then -- it disappears. As a number of reviewers have mentioned this already - this makes me quite sad too. I really should rate it lower but I can't because it is truly special.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Cedar and black pepper are two of my favourite notes, but they rarely work on my skin. Cedar goes pee and pepper goes steak. In comes Le Boisé, and proves my skin wrong. Le Boisé is supposed to be a men’s fragrance, a dry and surprisingly crisp blend that starts out firm, yet in a couple of hours turns to fondling. For the first hour it's wood—the planks, not the plants—subtle and stately. Absolutely nothing at that point indicates the metamorphosis this scent has in store. Then the cedar mellows and the pepper starts to shine through, warmer and warmer and muskier. Accompanied by a chorus of evasive spices, it tickles and flirts. What essentially began as a woody fragrance ends up as Poivre Samarcande’s cousin. But this cousin is more to my nose’s palate and less to my mouth’s.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is such an amazingly true scent of a tree! Not the woods, just a tree. A pine tree to me, to be very precise. It's just amazing, how did they do this? It's like a fresh cut tree in the woods. I don't get anything else here, just this wonderful, rich, absolutely true and stunningly gorgeous tree scent. The only drawback is that I'm not quite sure I would like to smell like this, but I'd LOVE it as a room spray. (an expensive one, unfortunately)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Adore adore adore! This one I've been wearing for the past couple of months, ever since September...so that's more like 5 months. I don't wear it daily, but I do wear it at least once a week. It's the perfect Mountain Girl scent for winter. Winter is 8 months here so just three more to go! There is no hamster cage...no no ... There is no overwhelming musk. It's a lovely warm spicy incense. Perfection from my friend Linda (XXXXX~mwah~XXXXX)
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Like dreamstorm, I immediately thought of CdG Kyoto upon sniffing this. The opening is very masculine, and I detect nothing more complex than cedar layered with sandalwood. It fades to a faint, warm, woodiness on my skin within 10 minutes.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I didn't own hamsters as a child, nor did I know anyone who did and I clearly did not sharpen enough pencils since I simply don't get those associations with gorgeous cedar fragrances. To me Le Boise is a wonderful smoky, peppery cedar/sandalwood scent which lets me drift off into a wonderful escapist fantasy of having a late dinner in a dark wine cellar somewhere in France. Perfect. I also adore Frapin 1270 and Botrytis, which have been mentioned in other reviews as points of comparison, but find them to be *much* sweeter and fruitier than Le Boise.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I did not find this scent unusual, only striking in its appeal. It is balanced and rich. I did not find it particularly masculine, no more than a tree or a plant would strike me as masculine. Its woodiness smells very natural and alluring on my skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Le Boise is a hearty, gorgeous blast of clear cedar and gritty sandalwood, immediately reminiscent of Comme de Garcons Kyoto without the cypress or Zagorsk (thankfully!) without the violet or iris. Instead, its complimented by the faint aroma of stewed fruits and winey grapes, recalling Frapin 1270, Serge Lutens Bois et Fruits and Shiseido Feminite de Bois. Its lovely, and as with all Ginestet scents, comes in the most creative and lovely packaging as well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Another wonderful woody crosses my path. This is TRULY beautiful. It is deep and mysterious. It starts with a noseful of raw cedar which settles with the skin as it dries and balances perfectly. Although yes a man would smell wonderful in this I think a woman would smell even better. This may be the scent that converted me to a true woods lover and might be my signature scent next Fall.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
To me, an unexceptional sandalwood and cedar smell, with the typical oily-rosy character of sandalwood. - rather disappointing after reading some the rapturous accounts below, but beauty is in the nose of the beholder.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
What a pretty, pretty fragrance! Not a bit girlie in the least -- it's more "golden". When I first whiffed it, I thought "Oh, sweet pine!" but now I realize it's cedar, a note I normally abhor because it's handled so carelessly... far too sharp and pungent (Black Cashmere, anyone?). But here, it combines beautifully with other woods and an ever-so-slightly smoky quality to make this simply lovely. I don't think it's masculine at all... but, I do think it would smell divine on the menfolks. Many thanks to Raspberryswirlgirl for sending me a generous sample! My only complaint is that the lovely Boisé does not stay long at all... its golden goodness fades rather quickly.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
This has been described well. Yes,there are initial pencil shavings or hamster cage - I like that smell.But it doesn't take but a minute to smoke into a lovely wood,wine mixture. It is less fruity than others in this family.I compare it more to Tam Dao and Timbuktu more than to Frapin or Botyris for this reason.It is lighter than Collection,Frapin or the other Ginestets as well.This is a keeper,but I guess it would depend how strong you want your juice or if you miss the other accords.I was not expecting a man's fragrance,so I did not consider that idea.Now that it has been mentioned,yes,it would be really sexy on a man,but it is not "manly" on a female.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Wine lovers unite!!
A superb scent of oak, sandalwood and cedar that is smooth and soft , with some fruity-vanilla tones that keep it from becoming strong and arid. It really reminds one of an old winery somewhere in the forests , with big barrels of oak containing some gorgeous Bordeaux.
It is not overtly masculine, although a men's scent , and could be worn by a woman easily I think. It could also be layered under a high-pitched floral to tone it down and mellow it a bit. It has a soft quality to it that beckons you closer.
My only complaint is that it disappears comparatively soon , which is a shame for such a beautiful fragrance.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Fresh cedar scent which is good and realistic, it smells like freshly changed hamster cages(cedar shavings). Might be good as a layering scent, if you like cedar and do not have the rodent dwelling association.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is beautiful. Just beautiful. TO me, there is more of a comparision of this and Frapin 1270 than Borytis could ever be. The only problem is I find this to be LIGHT. It fades on me very fast and that makes me very sad:( But really I havent smelled something quite is lovely in a long time. It's under Men's scents on Luckyscent but its not too masculine or too feminine.