Our L'Artisan Parfumeur Bois Farine samples and decants are rebottled by Scent Split from genuine fragrance bottles. Scent Split is a wholly independent entity not affiliated, connected, or associated with L'Artisan Parfumeur.
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Original bottle not included with purchase. Scent Split rebottles the genuine fragrance into smaller bottles.
Created by Jean-Claude Ellena, perfume composer of international fame, Bois Farine (Wood Flour) is the product of his encounter with a magic tree in the Reunion Islands. Here, in a forest known as the coloured wood forest, surrounded by evocatively named trees , red wood, yellow wood, iron wood and milk wood, he unexpectedly discovered the fragrant white tree - a rare and nowadays protected species, reputed to have magical powers. This tree is specific to Reunion Island and its red flower smells like flour. Bois Farine is a single and unique fragrance, a magical union between witch wood and flower powder… As rich and fresh as flour rain.
white cedar, gaiacwood and sandalwood, white iris, farine flower, fennel seed.
First time purchase from Scent Split - great service from them I will be a repeat customer.
I'm a newbie to fragrance so I might have a different perception of descriptors compared to someone who knows more. I was searching online for something that smells like fresh bread and Bois Farine popped up. There's nothing yeasty or bready about it, maybe a little bit like flour but definitely not bread; I've heard it described as 'woody' and 'powdery' which I suppose I agree with but in my own words I would say it's more 'mossy' or 'earthy'. There is a subtle flowery sweetness to it, but overall I would say it smells more like a forest cave, or a waterfall, or the day after the rain. Hard for me to put into words, but it doesn't smell like alcohol or anything like what you might smell walking through the mall or a nightclub. Very light and subtle, but not entirely lacking in depth. If you're looking for something with 'punch' this probably isn't it, I don't think it's very 'youthful' either but at the same time it doesn't smell 'old' or 'cheap'. I think it would be appropriate for any demographic to wear but it's probably not for everyone, so if you've read this far definitely pick up a sample and see if you like it. Like I said I don't have much exposure to fragrances but this was surprisingly different from what I've smelt before.