I talked my husband into wearing CREED Bois du Portugal and he hated it. He seriously whined like a little baby for hours over this one. He kept saying that it smelled of “stomach churning embalming fluid” and even used my most despised phrase in perfume speak: “old lady”. Sniffing it on him, it smelled wonderful. I really do not know what all the fuss was about. He later scrubbed it off the skin because it made him “nauseous”. Sometimes husbands just don’t understand.
Now let’s let a perfume blogger take the wheel…
Bois de Portugal opens as an old-school masculine with sharp lavender and citrus. And then dries down to this amazing woodsy sandalwood. It wears as amber-smoothed woods with moss and a salty vetiver.
Yes, Bois du Portugal smells old-fashioned in comparison to current masculine launches (and is nothing like CREED Aventus). But, that’s why I like it. I like these 80’s powerhouse masculines. I would so rather smell this on my S.O. than something like Aventus. But, as you know, I like these sort of scents. But, my husband doesn’t.
Notes listed include bergamot, lavender, cedar, Mysore sandalwood, vetiver, and ambergris. Launched 1987. PERFUMER – Olivier Creed
Give Bois du Portugal a try if you like classic masculines. Or if you like fragrances like Haltson Z-14, Guerlain Heritage, Parfums de Nicolai New York and/or Chanel Egoiste. I view this as a masculine fragrance. And as a more “mature” fragrance.
Projection and longevity are above average.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Manly. In that old-school way. Smells like a sugar daddy. And at almost $300 for 2.5 oz, sugar daddies are probably the only ones wearing this. Because my non-sugar daddy husband isn’t wearing it.
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