Definitely Guerlain Homme L’Eau Boisée is the fragrance that makes justice to the long time tradition of Guerlain in perfumery. Considerably different from its 2008 predecessor that was a banal masculine perfume, not worthy of bearing the illustrious French name, Guerlain Homme L’Eau Boisée is one of the most interesting new launches this year.
Arrived on the market at the beginning of February, Guerlain Homme L’Eau Boisée is a masculine woody aromatic fragrance developed by Guerlain’s house perfumer, Thierry Wasser. Reportedly inspired by the voyage of the perfumer in Southern India, this fragrance is “overdosed with vetiver” as it is described on the official website.
For me, from the outset, when I sprayed the scent on my wrist only once, until the extreme dry down, it seemed like a green-woody aroma that evokes something classic. The name L’Eau Boisée is French for “Woody Eau” an attribute reflected as well in the flask that preserved its ingenious shape, work of the famous Pininfarina design studio and added 2 new components: a transparent glass and a new stopper. The first revealed a soft green liquid while the second was manufactured from a warm and elegant ash wood.
The construction of Guerlain Homme L’Eau Boisée opens on a blend of citrus and spicy accords, followed in a period of approximately 20 minutes by an unmistakable heart that combines geranium, mint, mojito and rum accord. The final part is reserved to the introduction of Indian vetiver, juxtaposed with accord of white musk. The press release mentioned the words “chic and indomitable” for making an image for the aforementioned vetiver, that will match the typology of the Guerlain man.
Guerlain Homme L’Eau Boisée Perfume Details
- Homme L’Eau Boisée by Guerlain is available in 80 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2012
- Perfumer: Thierry Wasser
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual