Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Un Bois Vanille by Serge Lutens

Why 'o' why does this house annoy me more than please me? Can someone be too niche for their own good? So many offerings and so many misses lead me to believe that a Lutens may never end up in my wardrobe.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Totally agree this scent is overpriced. I do get wood out of it but it's a very smoky burning wood which at times creates the impression of a vanilla candle. The smoke saves it for me, but it's not a $100+ perfume.