Fragrance of the Day: Serge Lutens Bois Oriental
I have always wanted a bell jar since my early days on makeupalley. During my last trip to Paris, I decided to visit the salon on my own. I have no sense of direction and no french language skills.
I got lost within 5 minutes of setting out on foot. I was about to give up and make my way back to the hotel when I spotted the "beetlejuice" columns. I literally skipped to the storefront.
I was nervous upon entering due to the stories I had read on makeupalley. One member had stated that the staff was unfriendly and cold during her visit. She had left in tears.
Other members chimed in about the correct way to enter and act in the salon.
I am no oaf but I still had a fear of doing something inappropriate.
I entered the salon with a loud and sing song greeting and promptly moved to the right.
I am sure I looked like a nut case.
A sales associate gave a warm smile and spoke immediately to me in english.
The experience was beyond lovely. She fed me candied violets and introduced me to every Lutens fragrance.
Caught up in the moment....I caved on two bell jars.
Bois Oriental is a less sweet version of Shiseido's Feminite du Bois.
I find it to be a whisper-light spice fragrance.
My nose detects a smidge of cinnamon,vetiver, and cedarwood.
Tell me what you think of Bois Oriental in the comments.
Credit: Blogdorf Goodman
Disclosure: I purchased this bell jar in Paris.