L’Artisan Parfumeur is a delicious woodsy gourmand that is inspired by baking – flour, dough, bread. Does anyone dislike the aroma of baking bread? (Asks the person that despises the aroma of bacon…)
Bois Farine is a warm, woodsy fragrance with cedar and a creamy sandalwood. It reminds me of sweet bread with fennel seeds baking in an oven. I don’t really get “nutty” but more “toasted” like the chewy crust of a country bread. Bois Farine morphs and I get this dough, powdery fennel and a very faint spicy “funk” (almost like cumin but so sheer and weak). Now Bois Farine reminds me of a Hasty pudding instead of toast. It’s creamy, warm and smooth. The dry-down is a powdery, woodsy white musk.
In the Jean-Claude Ellena style, Bois Farine is delicate, sheer and intentionally ambiguous.
Notes listed include white cedar, gaiacwood, sandalwood, white iris, farine flower, and fennel. Launch date 2003. PERFUMER – Jean-Claude Ellena
Give Bois Farine a try if you are looking for a sheer, soft perfume. Or if you like perfumes like Olfactive Studio Lumiere Blanche, Hermès Santal Massoïa, Parfumerie Generale Cadjmere, Chloé Love Chloé and/or Malle for Dries van Noten.
Bois Farine has average projection and below average longevity.
The 1.7 oz bottle retails for $100 at Beautyhabit. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Sweet bread and woods. I’m all about these sort of “comfort scents”.
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