Boudoir fragrance notes

  • Head

    • vibernum, mandarin, bergamot
  • Heart

    • english red rose, tobacco flower, coriander, orris
  • Base

    • vanilla, sandalwood, amber

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Latest Reviews of Boudoir

A creamy floral-amber with that weird dry flower - marigold.
It’s a bit like that minor key masculine - Roma Uomo.
11th December 2021
A very powdery, sweet and coquetish perfume that is both very girly and very old fashioned all at once. Definitely interesting, cozy and dreamy, and of course very pink. Doesn't feel dirty to me, more "worn-in". I can see it as a boudoir perfume. If I had to compare it with something, maybe I could compare it with Guerlain Insolence - but Insolence is softer, fruitier, even more dreamier and much more modern, and Boudoir is more candied, more complex, more mature and is more about a woman of flesh and blood and sweat while Insolence smells more like a fairy princess.
4th March 2021

Boudoir starts it's seduction as a fragrant bergamot and orange blossom combination, adulterated by aldehydes and cut with sharp green hyacinth. Boudoir strays into toxic (air-freshener), but quickly becomes intoxicating, with the freshness of cypress leaves and pine needles sweetened by a sumptuous marigold and vanilla mixture.

Boudoir could have been called ‘bouquet'; with such a hefty dose of florals, but there is something sharp and elusive lurking in the flowers. It is a little reminiscent of soap, not a generic commercial soap but one lovingly handcrafted by a matronly enthusiast from the marigold and hyacinth growing in her garden, the memories of her youth mingle into the composition, her hopes and follies balance out the sweetness of the present moment and make an evocative scent that is as optimistic as it is knowing and sensual.

Boudoir exudes a subtle confidence that is spicy, self assured and unapologetic, but also as soft and inviting as freshly picked daffodils tied with a purple ribbon. Unlike many scents marketed as ‘sexy', this doesn't rely on animalic or musky notes to seduce the animal in man. It is a post-enlightenment scent, designed for sensuality. Intimate and enigmatic orrisroot replaces musk, and poignant spices disorientate your perception. In this blur of cardamom, coriander seeds and edible cinnamon you could easily be seduced…

A clichéd note of rose and patchouli (the mainstream ambrosia) threatens to pull the fragrance back into the ordinary (even though this was made decades ahead of the trend) – but the heady dose of tobacco leaf keeps things exciting, unpredictable and romantic.
25th February 2017
I'm very happy to see Boudoir is still in production. It was weird and ahead of its time-- a toothpaste and makeup oriental. I guess this was sort of spinning off on the popularity of Jean Paul Gaultier's original 90s makeup fragrance. As for the skank, I had an old bottle and never noticed it.
2nd October 2015
This perfume is an irresistible secret weapon.a perfume that the VIVIENNE WESTWOOD woman knows she deserves, something instantly recognizable as unique and sensually evocative.not only will it make you feel like a million dollars but also it is sure to generate positive feedback from people.provocative, special,glamorous,warm,classy, wonderful,powerful,absolutely feminine and potently erotic.

Aldehydes,bergamot and marigold mingle in a melange of sexy,retro chypre character with fresh accents of coriander and a warm undercurrent of patchouli, sandalwood,cinnamon and vanilla to render an amulet of univocal femininity. just one spray of this EDP can ignite quite an evening as it is absolutely alluring, sexy with a hint of being naughty.the bottle is regal and precious.

BOUNDOIR evokes feeling of a romantic night with lots of glamor.schedule a message,a manicure and then soak in this,add a little black dress and some pearls and you are ready for saturday night.It is for the mature and self assured ladies.totally a wonderful unique chypre-floral that fills the air with a come-find-me aroma.try it today and see all the great comments you will receive.
13th June 2015
I missed out on this one for years, because I disliked how the tester smelled, so never thought to try it on skin.

There's a particular "rose" + aldehydes combo that's really off-putting to me - it's what I detected in the Boudoir tester, and it or something very similar to it is in Tresor and Red Door, too. Yet in Boudoir, there's another floral accord, must the representation of viburnum, that's unique and wonderful, and enables me to overlook (oversniff?) the other thing.

When I first tried Boudoir, I was in a perfume store with my mom, and I asked her, "What does this smell like to you?" She swooned, and said, "San Francisco!" which was my impression exactly.

Which brings me to Parfums DelRae Amoureuse. It's supposed to have an accord like the wonderful blooming trees in San Francisco. It kind of does, yet Boudoir really nails it without specifically trying to. I notice that some have compared Boudoir to Amoureuse, and this unique floral would explain it, because they're very, very different scents.

I don't get cigarette smoke or ash, though the tobacco note is not of the sweet pipe tobacco variety, but something more like an opened pack of cigs (maybe even CLOVE cigs) in the pocket of a black leather jacket. In fact, one of my bottles leaked into my leather bag when I took it on a plane, and Boudoir definitely smells fantastic with leather, as if leather is part of the composition.

The closest thing I've smelled to Boudoir is actually another fave, Bellodgia. Whether we call it cloves or carnations in a fragrance, it's all eugenols, innit?

18th September 2014
Sweet floriental My first testing of Boudoir and I'm waiting for the "skank" factor to set in! Well, where are you?This came to me as a sample so I don't know it's age, but it is the pink liquid, probably a current formulation. Three hours in and I'm still waiting to be bowled over. The opening is sweet and super-feminine. An inauspicious start for me, since I dislike most sweet perfumes and carnations in particular. Only now am I beginning to get a whiff of something more earthy; some coriander, patchouli and sandalwood coming to the fore, and a touch of tobacco. Still, the promising basenotes are not fine enough to overcome my initial impression of too much spicy carnation and other sweet florals and too little "heft"in the base. I suppose the problem is that I like spices,and a lot of them, and muskiness, and this has too little of one and none of the other,so it doesn't fit my personal interpretation of a sexy perfume. "Shocking" and "Bal A Versailles" are sexier, more earthy interpretations of this genre in my opinion.Sillage is strong, longevity--well, so far it's good but I'll never really know since I've srubbed it off after 3 hours. Pros: Good sillageCons: Too sweet"
22nd September 2013
When it first came out I adored Boudoir. It's an all out, take no prisoners, sex bomb of a fragrance! Unfortunately time has caught up with me and I no longer can pull off wearing a sex bomb fragrance. To all of you who can go for it, because this scent is about as sexy as they come!
21st February 2013
Not for the faint of heart!

This is a heady, sweet scent which just begs for you to have a boudoir of your own in which to seduce men! I really love it (I also really love Coco Chanel and although they are not the same, they are both heavy, cloying, sweet orientals), but even I tend to only wear it after dark or on special occasions.

The sillage is fantastic and men seem to love it. The bottle is a work of art and far too pretty to throw away! I bought my first bottle at seventeen and am now nearly twice that age and on my twentieth bottle and the love affair is far from over.

The original Boudoir is simply the best, the rest don't even come close for me. One of my all time favourites!
23rd August 2012
Maybe it's just my body chemistry, but I definitely don't smell any of the notes that are actually supposed to be in this thing. To me, it starts off as an okay, generic, sweet floral - for about two seconds. I can't pick out anything specific initially. Then it becomes a minty nightmare mishmash of what smells like tuberose and toothpaste, and it stays that way until it fades off some hours later. From other reviews, I expected it to maybe smell like sweat/cumin/body odor, but I get pungent, syrupy toothpaste. It's so nasty and weird that it's kind of amusing.
18th August 2012
The combination of cumin, aldehydes, rose, powdery woods, vanilla, patchouli  and cinnamon produces that sort of radiant and airy, aromatic-cool and talky-milky modern-retro vibe that is the essence of the scent. An initially angular and traditional bergamot on the side of aldehydes, rose and patchouli enhances a sort of traditional feel while a combination of flowers with a cleverly blended tobacco pushes up the radiance and the extreme femininity of the juice. In absence of brewing fruits and too syrupy mellifluence a final touch of warmth is moderate and well  balanced with the powdery regular cool dustiness. A traditional and a modern concept of femininity merge both together , a bit chanel N. 5 and a bit Ange Au Demon, a whiff of the classic Dolce e Gabbana with a touch of Alien passing through a whisper of Tresor. Not bad.
18th November 2011
I have owned many bottles of this, and have known it for so long that I cannot really break down Boudoir into a list of notes.
It's creamy, powdery, sugar sweet and "pretty", but has a animalic raunchiness underneath it, it's not a leather at all, it's just... dirty. I asked a friend to sniff this one, and she said "It smells of p**sy". I guess that's kind of what I mean.
It's feminine, but pretty florals working with a guys chemistry can work great sometimes, on me, the sugar sweetness dies down and whats left is a creamy, ambery, vanillary... Boudoir smell is all I can say. Maybe I'm biased just as many are with old favourites such as the old Guerlain classics, but this is an ultimate comfort scent for me. It's sexy and loud with amazing sillage and longevity, you will get compliments on it that's for sure.
28th September 2011