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Fragrance Du Bois: The Complete Buyers Guide

Fragrance Du Bois is a sustainable, niche perfume house from the Middle East that is well known for its high-quality, vintage Oud. The house is well known for being a conglomeration of terrific perfumers, creating the very best Arabic, Modern Contemporary and Classic French perfumes.

“Let our prestige perfumes take you on a voyage of sensory delight and transport you to another realm. A realm of majesty where exclusive fragrances, consciously crafted by master perfumers and only from the finest ingredients, can transform thoughts, feelings and emotions,” describes the Fragrance Du Bois team.

I was lucky enough to receive their ten fragrance, We Love collection that featured fragrances that “we particularly love and that all our fragrance friends around the world love the most.” I was blown away by the quality of these fragrances, as Fragrance Du Bois has seemingly cracked the code. All of the scents were mass appealing with first-class quality.

Fragrance Du Bois Oud Vert Intense
Fragrance Du Bois Oud Vert Intense

Fragrance Du Bois: Oud Vert Intense

Top: Bergamot, Ginger, Cardamom

Heart: Coriander Seeds, Nutmeg, Geranium

Base: Vetiver, Cedarwood, Musk, 100% Pure Organic Vintage Oud

Perfumed by Olivier Pescheux, Oud Vert Intense is a soapy clean, fresh fragrance. Off the top, you smell a very botanical aroma that reminds me of strong yet natural hand soap. The Ginger and Bergamot are very prominent. The Ginger nips at your nose while the Bergamot produces an extremely fresh, soapy feel. 

As the fragrance dries down, you still maintain a very botanical accord, although there is a shift into the woody category. The smokiness of the Oud combines with the Vetiver and Cedarwood in a way that is reminiscent of a campfire. 

It extracts great memories of joy and a time in which you were carefree. I’m very pleased about the longevity of the fragrance considering that it is a fresh scent. It lasted right around six hours on my skin and projected vastly for the first few hours. 

Fragrance Du Bois creates fragrances for one gender: The fragrance lover. They believe their scents are made to be shared. With that being said, this fragrance is extremely unisex and can be worn by anybody for any occasion. I would recommend the scent be worn as a signature scent or daily wear.

Fragrance Du Bois: Oud Noir Intense

Top: Bergamot and Cardamom

Middle: Rose and Jasmine

Base: Sandalwood, Saffron, Patchouli, Vanilla, Musk, Amber and 100% Pure Organic Vintage Oud

Quite the contrast from the fragrance smelled before, Francois Merle-Baudoin utilizes Oud in a way that is a little bit stinky, yet intoxicating. At first glance, I got slight Oud Wood vibes from the scent due to its approachable take on the note.

The woodiness of the scent can not be looked past. It blows you away right from the get-go and maintains dominance throughout the fragrance’s eight-hour life span. It is slightly refreshing, falling closer to the side of Cedarwood.

Once it settles onto your skin, notes of Amber, Vanilla and Patchouli begin to stand out. As I’ve often mentioned, I’m not the biggest fan of Amber and when it appears, it tends to command the scent profile. But, something was different with this scent.

The Amber was blended in so well that I was immediately able to differentiate the note from everything else going on in the fragrance. The Vanilla overtook the Amber due to its raw accord and sweetness, while the Sandalwood and Patchouli both added a different woody aroma in comparison to the Oud.

Amber Intense by Fragrance du Bois
Amber Intense by Fragrance du Bois

Fragrance Du Bois: Amber Intense

Top: Bergamot, Tangerine and Orange Essential Oils, Black Pepper and Cinnamon Essential Oils, Cumin and Saffron Absolutes

Heart: Neroli Essential Oil, Rose and Jasmin Absolutes, Black Currant, Patchouli Essential Oil, Styrax and Ciste Essentials Oils

Base: Benzoin Resin, Peru Balsam, Musk and 100% Pure Organic Vintage Oud

Sandra Dzaid created a nuclear Amber bomb with tons of animalic accords and titled it Amber Intense. The fragrance brings me back to my time smelling Zoologist scents, in which I experienced extremely raw accords.

The Amber in this fragrance certainly is powdery and warm. Along with the Styrax and Ciste, the fragrance exudes animalistic character traits. I find that the scent is overwhelmed by these accords, not allowing me to experience some of the other notes to their full potential. 

Performance-wise, the fragrance cuts right through the Canadian winter due to how potent it is. After a few hours, Amber Intense began to grow on me and I began to pick up a lot of sweet, floral aromas. 

Woodiness projected through the animalic notes and some citrus notes cut through the dense musk. Oud began to shine near the end, pairing very nicely with a sweet, oak aroma.

Fragrance Du Bois: Parisian

Top: Pink Pepper, Cardamom, Grapefruit and Almond

Heart: Rose Essence, Geranium, White Jasmin, 100% Pure Organic Vintage Oud and Leather

Base: Frankincense, Moss, Cistus Labdanum, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Musk and Amber

Right off the bat, I’m hit with an Almond accord that reminds me of biscotti. It’s a gourmand and a little bit grainy but has that same nutty aroma that Almonds would produce. Then, the fragrance begins to play with me a little bit. 

Christian Provenzano’s creation is supposed to create an accord that is similar to a soft, leather armchair. What I pick up is an incense aroma that reminds me of church, mixed with florals and eventually Oud.

The incense pair romantically with the Grapefruit at the top, producing an almost refreshing smokiness. From there, the fragrance picks up on its woody characteristics, producing an Oud aroma that reminds me of Montale Black Aoud. To a beginner, the aroma would be harsh. But, for those who have fallen in love with Oud, this is a fragrance for you. 

Similar to Amber Intense, I found that it wore very well on my skin throughout a snowy day in Canada. It is definitely a scent that sits close to the skin so spray wisely!

Fragrance Du Bois: Siberian Rose

Top: Pink Pepper, Pear, Cinnamon and Juniper

Heart: Tuberose, Ylang-ylang, Rose and Leather

Base: Patchouli, Amber and Moss

Fragrance Du Bois claims that Siberian Rose lasts a long time and let me tell you, it certainly does. Off the top, you’re met with a fragrance that punches you right in the face. Once you recover from just how pungent the smell is, you begin to pick out the fruity and floral sweetness that comes off the top.

Then as the fragrance progresses through its 14-hour life, it begins to shift more towards the side of floral, although its base is extremely prominent throughout. The Amber accord does a good job of lifting the delicate florals that rest above it while maintaining a powdery characteristic. 

By the end, you’re left with a dark, mysterious fragrance that exudes a powerful Rose accord which rests atop a bed of Leather and all three of the base notes. I definitely recommend this scent to those who enjoy beast mode scents.

It’s terrific for those cold days where you just want to spray before you leave the house and not have to worry about reapplying throughout the day. I will say that the profile is a bit redundant and does not come across as a special fragrance when categorized with other Rose and Leather scents. 

Fragrance Du Bois Santal Complet
Fragrance Du Bois Santal Complet

Fragrance Du Bois: Santal Complet

Top: Lemon and Coconut

Heart: Violet and Black Pepper

Base: Musk, Sandalwood, Amber and Vanilla

Straight away I wish I was on a sandy beach with a drink in my hand, the sun beating down on my skin and watching as all of my troubles slowly wash away. The fragrance begins with a refreshing citrus accord and sweetness from the Coconut which brings me back to tropical drinks on vacation.

After that the fragrance sort of skips the heart, jumping straight for the base in which Vanilla and Sandalwood create a sweet aroma amidst Musk. I can describe it as the classic Vanilla note that you receive from all of the popular Vanilla fragrances. Tobacco Vanille, Vanilla Woods, Armani Code, you get the picture.

I would say that Santal Complet is an extremely easy-to-love fragrance. The opening is terrific and approachable while the dry down is a very classic aroma that everyone can get behind. The fragrance does not last too long, as others could only pick up the fragrance for around six hours. The lack of performance was a very odd quality as other Fragrance Du Bois scents tend to exceed expectations.

Fragrance Du Bois: Cannabis Intense

Top: Cardamom, Pink Pepper and Orange

Heart: Cannabis Notes, Saffron and Nutmeg

Base: Trat Oud Oil, Woody Notes, Cedarwood and Musk

Cannabis Intense was my first experience with a Cannabis scent and I was treated to a nice surprise. At the top, the spicy accords and citrus remind me of mulled wine. The Cardamom and Pink Pepper add the spiciness while the Orange acts as the Grand Marnier. 

The opening will taper off after about half an hour, living off its life as a green scent with spices and woods. The Cannabis Notes produce a slight pine-like aroma that I would describe as stinky. Not stinky like an oud, but sort of animalic like Styrex or Musk. 

This is definitely a unique scent that I would recommend you sample before purchasing a full bottle. The title may throw some buyers off but the Cannabis note does not dank in a similar fashion to the recreational drug. It more so leans on the side of being adventurous and in tune with nature.

Fragrance Du Bois: New York 5th Avenue

Top: Bergamot and Rose

Heart: Caramel, Violet and Cypriol

Base: Vanilla, Musk, Cashmir Wood and Guaiac Wood

Shadi Samra looked to New York’s glorious summers and fancy winters for inspiration when making this scent. What came of it was a fragrance that begins like all great warm-weather scents, and finishes in a way that is perfectly suited for the cold. A true masterpiece!

In the beginning, you’re met with a very fresh and inviting combination of Rose and citrus. The Bergamot adds a necessary sweetness to the opening, helping the fragrance start off balanced.

From there, the fragrance transitions into a woody scent with sweet gourmand characteristics that come from the Vanilla and Caramel. The note is very minute, although there is a slight Worthers Originals aroma that comes from the Caramel.

By the end of the eight hours, you’re left with a tremendous woody, fresh scent that has brought you on a round trip through New York. I would recommend this scent to everyone as the transition is quite jarring, leaving me speechless at times. 

New York Intense by Fragrance Du Bois
New York Intense by Fragrance Du Bois

Fragrance Du Bois: New York Intense

Top: Cinnamon, Coriander, Orange, Blackberry, Bay Leaf and Rose

Heart: Olibanum, Guaiac Wood, Clove, Vanilla, Honey, Immortelle and Orchid

Base: Vetiver, Cedarwood, Oud, Myrrh, Patchouli, Musk, Amber, Labdanum, Oakmoss

Created by Pierre-Constantin Gueros, New York Intense focuses on being an intensely spicy, citrus scent. Once I laid my nose on this scent, I wanted to cuddle up next to a big fireplace and enjoy some music under a wool blanket.

The spices in the scent are very Christmas festive, reminding me of the hot drinks that would accompany our family when opening presents. Clove, Coriander and Cinnamon are pronounced off the top, while Orange finds itself a home in between. 

Once dried down, the fragrance maintains its inviting nature with the addition of sweet, woody accords. You’re left with a scent profile that is perfect for colder months as it sits close to the skin for around eight and a half hours. 

Fragrance Du Bois: Milano

Top: Saffron, Thyme, Bergamot and Orange

Heart: Olibanum, Jasmine and Fruity Notes

Base: Leather, Amber, Musk, Woody Notes and Vanilla

The final fragrance in the ensemble is Milano. Shadi Samra created a scent that could celebrate the rich history, art and culture of Italy. In the beginning, you’re hit with a very refreshing citrus accord that has been blended with Thyme.

As time progresses, the fragrance will maintain this accord while adding fruity sweetness and some florals. Milano slowly becomes very aromatic, opening itself up to nature.

The fragrance will maintain the same personality throughout, although it begins to project a dense background of Musk and Amber. I was very pleased to have enjoyed the citrus accord throughout the fragrance’s entire life. 

Having high-quality citrus notes that last more than a few hours is uncommon and I’m impressed that Milano was able to maintain this accord for so long. Fragrance Du Bois did a stellar job emulating Italian culture in this scent.

Conclusion

I was blown away by the sheer quality of all the scents, as well as its mass appeal. I believe that the price tag on these fragrances reflects the quality of the ingredients and the time that is spent creating these scents. If I were to buy three bottles from this collection, I would opt for Oud Vert Intense, Santal Complet and Milano.

Have you tried Fragrance Du Bois? Let us know what your favourite scents were in the comments below.

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