Saturday, February 26, 2011
Un Bois Vanille by Serge Lutens
I have liked a few offerings and in spite of "the few" being bottle worthy (IMO), I'm never "moved" to pull the trigger on this house. Enter Un Bois Vanille and it's mystery wood component. Why did they not call this Coconilla?
Is this a pleasant scent? Yes, to me it is. Is it special? No, it is not. Un Bois Vanille is an overpriced rendition of coconut and vanilla that eventually gives way to a wood so anemic that it couldn't give a carpenter's apprentice a splinter.
Coconut. Vanilla. Almost imperceptible wood. There you have it. You can pay top dollar if you want to. I have better things to do with my money.