Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bois de Figue by Ava Luxe

Fig, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Tobacco, Cardamom, Coriander, Lime.

I don't know about the rendition of fig, but the woodiness is sure present in this Ava Luxe creation. On my skin, this fragrance is all about earth and wood. Bois de Figue starts out with a combination of moist earth and a green, bark-sap quality. It stays this way for the opening and heart accords and is one of those fragrances that stays within your personal space, but retains a full presence. As the earthiness wanes, the sap and bark remain. There's also the green, unripe and broken branch aroma that's compelling. The fig is lost on me, but I believe this is supposed to be about wood with everything else being a "suggestion".

Not until the base and extended drydown does Bois de Figue show its true, woody core. In increments, the scent becomes drier, allowing both Cedar and Sandal to come to fruition.

There is a sweetness to the overall composition, but it's in proper balance. A balsam is in the mix as well, but it's soft and augments the woody heart of Bois de Figue.

Sillage is average on me, with longevity approximately 5-6 hours. A positive-neutral rating from Aromi for this Ava Luxe creation and as always, a sample wear is highly reommended.

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