Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SOTD: Bois des Iles

What always strikes me about Bois des Iles is how utterly unique it is and yet how it is completely familiar to me, for Chanel it completely blows off of the idea that all Chanels are some strange alien cool creatures that just reek of cool chicness (which is what you want a lot of the times anyways). For me it is what a fairytale would look like in the hands of Coco Chanel. As for the familiarity of the scent, I can't explain it, it smells of home too me, it smells like it should be every where, but it isn't. It is the scent that makes you question why on earth are there not more scents in its category of aldehydic woods. It glows, it evolves, it is woods, perfect glow of an orange in Autumn twilight, gingerbread in shadows waiting to be eaten.
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image: Lot 153: Illustration of a Fox Hunting Party Traveling Through the Woods by Henry James Soulen

15 comments:

The Daily Connoisseur said...

I can't believe I've never tried Bois des Iles... I must find myself a sample!

ScentScelf said...

"...utterly unique ...and yet how...familiar..."

Spot on. And 'special,' and 'well-done.' I absolutely love this one; was my first true perfume investment. And while my heart palpitated at the purchase, I realized over time how secure the act was. How wonderful to own something that can bring comfort and a-ha whenever you open and apply.

Perfumeshrine said...

It's a tragedy that they have stopped distributing the pure parfum in this. I have hoarded as much as I can possible can to tide me over for when the going gets tough and I will need its exquisite gingerbread embrace.
I can see where you're coming from!

Rose said...

Daily tish that is bad! Jen I love this too, it's the perfect Autumn scent, but also good in deep mid winter as it glows with amber and gingerbread goodness. I love the change of seasons change of scents time of year.

Jenavira13 said...

Daily, should you find yourself close to Chanel boutique go smell it and try it and then sigh in sadness that it so beautiful

Jenavira13 said...

Scentself, One of my secure purchases too as far as scent goes, utterly lovely always.

Jenavira13 said...

Helg, It is a serious tragedy perfume wise that Chanel discontinued that parfum of this. I got mine last year right before it completely disappeared.

Jenavira13 said...

Rose, I find this one actually is a fragrance that is good for me in any season.

Anonymous said...

I completely agree. But life threads is giving chanel a run for their money ... well at least the videos are www.lifetheads.com pretty cool

Anonymous said...

try www.lifethreads.com not sure where you get samples but the videos are worthy of a look

Mois├ęs Lara said...

Wonderful blog!
I add in my favorites.

Rose said...

where did you go?

Blue said...

The parfum is still available. Just bought a big bottle a the Rue Cambon boutique.

SignatureScent said...

I've not yet smelt Bois des Iles - although I've got a sample of it waiting to be tested. Having read your review I'm really excited to try it now! It sounds magical.

Anonymous said...

I hope your are alright!!!