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Boudoir is a floral chypre, and it is one powerful juice.
Vivienne Westwood is a British designer who brought punk and New Wave into mainstream fashion, and she's been a creative force since the early 1970's. She's an opinionated, outspoken, quirky, intensely feminine, outrageously glamorous, one-of-a-kind successful Woman. It follows, then, that Boudoir should be her first foray into fragrance, because it’s Vivienne in a bottle.
Boudoir launched in1998, and from the first sniff was controversial because Boudoir has monumental sillage. Use only a small dab or half a spritz! From the first micro-seconds on my skin, Boudoir is a floral avalanche, like a gigantic bouquet of ripe white florals showering me with their petals, with a few strands of orange zest in the mix. It smells sweet and incredibly fragrant, then becomes spiced and powdery, powdery, and there I am, in my imaginary boudoir, swathed in fragrant silky satin, bathed in soft pink light, admiring my mirrored reflection, and ready for Looove......
And into the heart we go! (be aware that this frag takes time to soften and develop – you can’t rush it). Boudoir has a reputuation for its skanky naughty bits, but I don’t get a lot of up-close skank, I get a wink and a nod that something’s happened in this boudoir that’s turned up the heat, and made the atmosphere a little, ahem, close. The powdery white florals give off their indolic message, now with a hint of ambered honey, sweetly golden and slightly sweat-sharp. There’s dank earthiness from patchouli, and wifts of dark, sweet tobacco and vanilla (not listed). It’s all very lush and voluptuous.
The dry-down is endlessly wonderful – creamy sandalwood, soft powdery rose, white floral bouquet, with the sensual velvet purr of civet underneath. Its lingering waft feels warm, languorous, and oh-so feminine, and it lasts, and lasts, and lasts, and lasts...
Boudoir isn’t for the unexperienced, perfume-wise or any other wise. It's hard to handle for some, but applied properly, in the right setting, and after it’s had the right amount of time to soften on your skin, there’s nothing like Boudoir.

Notes:Aldehydes, Bergamot, Hyacinth and Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Narcissus, Rose, Viburnum and Carnation, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Orris and Civet
Type: EdP
Parfumeur: Martin Gras

Price: $5.00