Last year Bois 1920 launched the Limited Art Collection to celebrate the “loyal customers of the Bois 1920 brand”. So, to honor their customers they said, “Hey, we’re only making 1,920 bottles of this perfume and you can prove that you really love us by plopping down $236 for a bottle”. Yeah, that sounds snarky but they’re sort of asking for it. I mean who are the other perfumes in the brand for? Their disloyal fans? But, let’s move on. There’s less snark in the body of this post.
Vento Nel Vento is a spicy cedar incense smoothed by a vanilla-licorice (like in Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille). The vanilla-licorice isn’t sweet but it is gourmand. I think a metallic coriander, dry thyme and elemi add a “lift” to what could be considered sweet. Give Vento Nel Vento some time and it becomes smokier and sweeter with a hint of velvety florals. It actually reminds me of By Kilian Incense Oud. The biggest difference between the two is that Vento Nel Vento actually has something that smells like “oud”/cypriol…and now it starts to reminds me of Memo Shams. Memo Shams is one of my favorite “ouds” so comparing Vento Nel Vento to it is me giving this Bois 1920 a major compliment. It’s slightly smoky, leathery vetiver/oud yet soft and cozy. The dry-down is a creamy amber with sandalwood incense.
It may remind me of a few other things, but it reminds me of great smelling things. Vento Nel Vento is a good fragrance, but I tend to like these sort of scents. And not that it matters, but David won’t stop telling me how good I smell when wearing this. What I’m saying is that these sort of perfumes “work” on me.
Notes listed include peony, elemi, pink pepper, olibanum, white musk, black licorice, oud, sandalwood, patchouli, labdanum, ambergris and benzoin. Launched 2013.
Give Vento Nel Vento a try if you like incense scents. Or if you like perfumes like By Kilian Incense Oud, Memo Shams, Serge Lutens Chergui, Montale Red Aoud, The Body Shop Amber Oud and/or Tom Ford Amber Absolute. Vento Nel Vento is unisex.
Projection and longevity is above average. And baby, it has sillage.
The 3.4 oz retails for $236 at MiN NY.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A really good modern amber fragrance. It does remind me of a few other modern fragrances, but this isn’t necessarily bad. It’s cheaper than By Kilian’s ouds. And even at 1,920 bottles, it’s much easier to get your hands on this in the U.S. than Memo Shams. Why do brands insist on making their good stuff limited edition? Oh, because they can charge us more…
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