Serge Lutens

Feminite du Bois

Eau de Parfum

50ml $150
0.7ml sample $4
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I thought I should have liked this from the notes but it is just not for me. Fruit is usually a "yes" for me as are ginger/cinnamon/clove scents. Can't really pinpoint why it doesn't work for me. I far prefer Five O'Clock though...
By   - writer from Chicago on 12/22/2018
Okay all notes aside, all I smelled was a linear, sweet nail polish remover. Well at least the offensiveness had "zero" lasting power. THANK THE HEAVENS FOR SAMPLES!!! I'd for sure be angry if I bought a full bottle of this.
By   - personal from Dorchester on 12/19/2018
Sexy, elegant and powerful. Comforting enough to wear every day, yet special enough to make a ritual out of it. For fans of feminine woods with refined sensibilities.
By   - Occupied from San Francisco on 8/11/2017
There is a ambiguity to this scent that is pleasing. It comes off first as sweet and dainty but with enough spiciness to give a robust quality. The violet and vanilla stand out the most. This scent does not evoke any old lady vibes to me. I equate a mature women with Chanel No. 5 not Feminite du Bois.
By   - Analyst from Portland, OR on 2/25/2016
My mother wore Feminite du Bois, so for better or for worse, it is associated with mature, professional women in my mind. That being said, it is a great classic, elegant, spicy in a cool way, woody in an ashy, without being bitter or pungent, way. Of course, my scent memory is of the Shiseido version, but the instant I opened the sample of the current version, I had that nostalgic "Aha!" moment, so it can't be all that different from the original, despite the howls of dismay in the reviews about the changes to the formula. I didn't like this on me when I was younger, but now that I'm my mother's age when she wore it, I feel very differently. It's beautiful.
By   - Office from Boston on 10/6/2014
Feminite du Bois is as special to me as a treasured ring, a vacation filled with mysteries, the cycles of life in my garden. It is effortlessly beautiful, a surprise that retains your ability to believe life that life will continue to bless.
By   - PhD student from Phoenix on 1/29/2013
The first Serge Lutens I have disliked. The combination of cinnamon, cedar and musk has a simultaneously antiseptic and Aden quality that is headache inducing.
By   - Femme fatale from Sydney on 11/18/2012
This is a sweet, spicy/woody, rich, full bodied and full on scent. It's almost too much! It immediately made me think of stwed fruit. The dry down and sillage is good and it's long lasting.
By   - from Melbourne, Australia on 6/26/2012
This was a gorgeous light and feminine sandalwood for all of the six minutes that it lasted on my skin. I'm impressed by the elegance of the wood mixed with light floral notes but not by the lack of durability.
By   - Pharmacist from London on 4/4/2011
OK, i HAD to add this. It's enough like the old one that you won't mind what is "new" about it. I really hope this helps.
By   - Mommy from Somewhere in new England on 8/12/2010
I have to agree with the legal asst from Washigton. I too was afraid and almost defiant about trying the "new" FdB. BUT, after much sniffing I do have to say that I am in love I think. This is kind of like having a crush on a beautiful mysterious friend in high college ( which would be original fdb ) only to meet them again 20 years later and be completely enamoured at the new old version of them. Hope that makes "scents". This very much the same different fragrance. I know no other way of putting it. I would say to try it, it is a pleasant surprise for sure. XO
By   - Mommy from Somewhere in new England on 8/12/2010
Well, not bad, but nothing special. Rather flat scent.
By   - from paris on 2/10/2010
I loved the Shiseido original, still have a bottle, and didn't want to try this one. LS sent me a sample, and after spending a couple of days with this one, I can't remember what I ever saw in the old Shiseido. This new version is much longer lasting and dries down much more musky and sexy.
By   - from San Francisco on 1/20/2010
FdB is a masterpiece fragrance-by a master perfumer. I have the original in perfume strength. The scent starts with lovely peach & jammy plum notes, giving way to soft dusty spices, and powdery violet with a snap of ginger. Cedar is present thru the entire scent. Sandalwood, vanilla, and benzoin are the finish of this amazing scent, giving it a soft impression. It is dry in nature, and wears close to the skin-don't spray too much as it is meant to entice, not overwhelm.
By   - Education from San Francisco on 1/16/2010
I think it's worth trying a sample if you liked the original - I still have a small bottle of the Shiseido [EdP I think] - although I cant remember when I bought it - it could be later than 1992. I tested both - one on each wrist - they are almost the same. In fact, I think I like the SL better - and it lasts longer. So if you liked the Shiseido - I think it's worth at least sampling this. For me, it's very close.
By   - from Tokyo on 10/13/2009
Unfortunately I don't know the original Shiseido FdB, I only know that this version is perfect for me. Soft? Yes. I can wear it to work, work-out, special occasion - always feeling classy and elegant!
By  on 9/24/2009
Heartbroken over the comments and don't plan to try the new version. My introduction to Serge Lutens and niche fragrances was through FdB at the Sheseido counter at Nordstroms. At first spray I was turned off by the frag, but as the day of shopping wore on, I couldn't stop sniffing my wrist. I went back and bought the bottle and went through it so quickly that I needed another bottle by Christmas. Then I found out they were discontinuing it in the States. Bought another bottle on ebay shortly thereafter. When I went to France I inquired after the scent and was told about Serges Lutens and his house of fragrances (but wasn't able to locate any in the short time I was there). I started researching online and was introduced to the worlds of L'Artisan, By Kilian, Serge Lutens and others. Am in fragrance heaven, but am still hoarding my last bit of original FdB (my holy grail of fragrance). Will not try the new stuff as it will hurt too much to face the difference. Five stars for the original.
By   - legal assistant from Washington, DC on 9/7/2009
This should have been stronger, but it is very very light and faded almost as soon as I put it on.
By   - from San Diego on 8/18/2009
i have 1992 feminitie de bois, this is not even close. really not the same. very dissapointed when i compared
By  on 8/14/2009
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