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Boxeuses Serge Lutens for women and men

Boxeuses Serge Lutens for women and men
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Boxeuses is a new fragrance from Serge Lutens, available on the market from September 2010. It features woody and leather notes with gourmand accents including plum and licorice. Available in 75 ml bottles. The nose behind this fragrance is Christopher Sheldrake.

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Woodsy Notes Leather Licorice Plum

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Boxeuses Fragrance Reviews

Animadomino
Animadomino

The first few days after I got this I couldn't decide if I liked it or if I had made a bad choice. There is something strange in it, a rubbery/salty note that disturbed me at first but which I am growing to love, especially after I realized how well the saltiness mixes with the fruits. The very soft wood note gives perfect balance to all this, adding an earthy aspect, like the smell of fallen leaves in an autumn forest.
Some people might be surprised because they expect something different from a "leather"-labelled fragrance - this definitely happened to me. I wouldn't even say the leather is the main player in this scent; to me it seems more about the liquorice and the fruits that become almost strawberry-like during the drydown, with the leather itself taking on the job of preventing everything from becoming too pretty and fruity.

Oct
15
2014
Scentmad
Scentmad

Lovely, fruity, sweet, woody, creamy perfume. I took delivery of this confection today. It doesn't blow my socks off like some of my other SL perfumes but it is lovely, perfect for summer. It doesn't have the stamina of Ambre Sultan or Arabie however it's still a well balanced and engaging fragrance.

Jun
10
2014
thehanna
thehanna

Smells like exactly like walking thorugh a home remodelling storefull of displays of fixtures and cabinets and carpet samples. Off-gassing carpet or new car smell with vinyl seats. Turns more "perfumey" as it wears on and becomes plum with vinyl

Smells more like an L'Etat Libre D'Orange perfume

Feb
28
2014
Camana
Camana

Pure, clean white wood and a brand new leather jacket. The plum faintly appears later, but I don't think I could have detected it unless I knew what I was looking for. If there is licorice in here, it is so well-blended in that it just amps up the wood and leather. Normally, I hate all licorice- I dislike some violet scents because they smell too much like licorice, but I love this. The wood and leather make it a little masculine, and though I think it smells wonderful on me, I would love to smell it on a man, because I bet it's amazing.

Nov
25
2013
delilahcat
delilahcat

I fell in love with Daim Blond until the musc so could this be a good alternative? I have to say im a little scared of plum due to its use in Mon Parfum Cheri by Annick goutal which was so sickly! Any advice?

Edit: I have now tried the solid perfume sample of this and though its not the same as Daim Blond it is a really nice fruity leather. I mainly get leather which is silky and a little oily but still light enough to be feminine. The plums add a nice sweetness which makes it similar to DB. I think im going to have to buy a bottle as this is such a nice combination!

Edit II: So my bottle of B just arrived and i excitedly applied it to my wrist, sadly all i can smell is plum and not the same plum as in the wax sample, its a bit sharp. I so far i smell no wood or leather either but hopefully they will appear. I was concerned that the solid perfume sample wouldnt smell the same as the liquid, i guess ive learnt an important lesson here; not all wax sample smell the same as the liquid perfume.

May
19
2012
megank4
megank4

Bought this at the Palais Royale. It def. has the typical "Serge Lutens" perfume smell. It is a very subtle, very light scent. Very much a "skin scent", the kind you wear when you want people to come in close. I don't like the Flacon de Table though, I am going to transfer it to an atomizer.

Mar
08
2012
Majesty
Majesty

Boxeuses smells like plum with a touch of leather on a woody base.I expected leather to be more pronounced instead of it I get a huge doze of plum which I don't like.Generally I dislike plums. I prefer other type of leather,stronger, more dynamic like Cuir Maresque. More fruit than leather.Not my type.Lasting power was weaker comparing to other Lutens scents. Pass it.

Dec
25
2011
id
id

Woody leather with an accord of plum which gives it a little sweetness. I love leather fragrances and this is the first perfume I like licorice note used in it. The fragrance is rather smooth than sharp. I've tested it in autumn and it "sounds" perfect on my skin when it rains.

Nov
17
2011
Kterhark
Kterhark

When this first came out one of my fragrant friends commented positively on it, and its been on my radar ever since.

But I have to say, if you aren't a gourmand lover the opening is frightful. But yet... there exists this woody, smoky anchor that makes you think hmm. I put this on and forgot about it, having got caught up making dinner for myself and four parrots. Out of nowhere I was hit by this lovely, fruity-woodsy accord and did a double take.

This gourmand turns into something rich and exciting. When worn on the décolleté (heat rises), it just soars. I am no fan of licorice and I"ll tolerate leather, but here both are done with a very chic hand.

In perusing the reviews below I suspect something is happening worth calling out. I know of myself that my chemistry amplifies greens and woodies, and thus, Boxeuses wears smoky and woody on me. I tend to make rank any and all sweet notes, and since those are largely missing here I think that's why it works. This may be the key to how well you'll enjoy it yourself.

Nov
09
2011
cedriceccentric
cedriceccentric

Could have been called Daim Blond 2 or soft Daim Blond. Not that Boxeuses has less "body" but it feels more airy and less wintery than Daim Blond. Both have that fruity/leather theme: DB with apricot and B with plum. DB has more spice going on and is creamier. I find B to be more blended than DB, but it's just those contrasts in DB that make it so interesting.

Very good, if Daim Blond hadn't so successfully walked that path before.

It's not the first time Serge Lutens revisits past themes, let's not forget he opened his Palais Royal store with 4 variations on Féminité du Bois. There are many sister fragrances in the line: Arabie/El Attarine, Iris Silver Mist/Bas de Soie, Fleurs d'Oranger/Fleurs de Citronier... Often giving the choice between a brighter or darker version.

Aug
27
2011
OlfractalInfemme
OlfractalInfemme

Full out leather and plum. Not a sweet leather smell, but a leather smell like that of an old chair. Very spicy too. Prefer other SL scents.

Aug
23
2011
thatbrownelf
thatbrownelf

I truly wanted to love Boxeuses, and the notes are typically good ones, but unfortunately it was a dud. Leather and plum, two of my favorite notes, are utterly absent on my skin. In trying to decipher what exactly was the screaming ashy-sour-peppery-sagey-caraway-but-not note, I checked other reviews online and many remarked smelling labdanum. Looks like I found a new doom note as this resin utterly dominates Boxeuses and pummels the other notes into oblivion even throughout the long dry down. I smell like someone doused in Axe cooking curry. *sigh* Glad I was patient and only bought a decant rather than going through the trouble of trying to obtain this Europe-only blend.

Aug
22
2011
Doc Elly
Doc Elly

At first, Boxeuses smells surprisingly bland, but after a few minutes the scent starts to develop, taking on an odd, slightly spicy, iris note. It’s fruity, powdery, a little metallic, and a little doughy. To me, this first stage it isn’t evocative of leather, but rather orris, anise, ionones, and fruits.

It takes at least a half hour for the sillage to develop, but when it does, it’s sharp and “perfumey” in the sense of many old-fashioned compositions. At this point the iris/leather, spice, and fruit are gone, and it smells like a generic version of a vintage perfume. The transformation that occurs over the course of a few hours is nothing short of amazing, but I'm not all that impressed by either phase. I’m left scratching my head about this one, wondering why it gets so many rave reviews.

May
19
2011
sfonativeboy
sfonativeboy

Just got my generous sample from ...The Perfumed Court
Been wanting to try this fragrance since
an amazing review given by "PERFUME SHRINE"....
She wrote ...
"Boxeuses goes straight for the jugular, playing on the familiar, original codes of the Lutensian universe: violet-tinged woods, plummy fruits, somptuous spices..."

So here are my initial impressions...

I get alot of initial WOOD notes and Leather notes..
but its pretty linear....and rather quiet
Wears pretty close to the skin...
Incensy and ...."Powdery"
which I read somewhere it's going to be a return Fragrance Trend for 2011.

There's a piquant touch to it
perhaps its the Licorice....
The much ballyhooed and talked about fruity Plum notes showed up very subtle and much later
as the fragrance adapted to my skin.

Shame!....I really expected much more EXOTICISM!

"Perfume Shrine" called it...A Love-Child of a
Cuir de Russie type and Rochas Femme.

I frown a bit to comparing this fragrance to
the standard.. of CUIR Fragrances
like CUIR de RUSSIE and TABAC BLOND...

Believe me ....I have converted with Religious Fervor to the Fragrance CULT that is SERGE LUTENS...

sooo it's almost HERESY to say .....

"Why settle for "Tributes" or Vague Copies ..
when you can afford the real deal."

This not a Lutens favorite and I won't regret it........

Feb
03
2011
myhorses
myhorses

Too much syrup this time! After ordering it blind I was dissapointed . Expected much more leather than plum confiture. For me it is quit far from Cuir de Russie and Femme and much close, even very close to Aziyade from Parfum D'Empire-the Turkish Bazar which I prefer to Boxeuse

Nov
05
2010

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Boxeuses by Serge Lutens 3.80 out of 5 based on 125 ratings and 15 user reviews

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