Thankfully, there is still a lot left in my sample to fall in love with.
So, I finally got my hands on a sample of Boxeuses. For some reason, I though it was going to smell like a leathery version of Feminite du Bois. I was quickly proven wrong and then I started thinking how in the world did I get to thinking that? Perhaps somewhere in the back of my mind I remembered reading plum is a note listed and most of my SL experiences are oriental so the leap was made.
You can probably guess from my introduction that I don’t think it smells like leathery Fem du Bois. 🙂 Actually, in the beginning it smells more like you had an extremely juicy smelling lollipop clutched in your leather-clad hands. Probably sticky as well as it was handed to you by your kid standing by.
Here is where I have to say that someone forgot to mention a whole bunch of notes when deciding to make them public: woody notes, leather, licorice and plum.
Plum completely went by me. The initial fruit burst reminded me more of oranges and berries and there was something lightly floral in there, giving off some powderiness (so my mind went straight thinking there’s some violet in it), but that didn’t last too long. As the fruity aspect subsides, leather gets more and more prominent but it’s the type of leather that’s in Daim Blond which in my mind is well, too lady-like.
Given the name, I really thought this was going to be more dangerous and dark (maybe that’s just me thinking box is a dangerous and aggresive sport, even if women participate). I find it serious but not really dangerous.
Unfortunately for me, I don’t know what licorice smells like. But I can tell you that I smelled light smokiness, like someone accidentally charred some of the wood in this, and it was the only thing giving a dark and bitter vibe. Maybe if I were to spray it on, this darkness would get more pronounced and therefore be truer to the name for me.
Since I have enough left in my sample, I’m looking forward to seeing if I can tease the darkness out. 🙂
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Tagged: Boxeuses, Serge Lutens, World of Perfume
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