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Boudoir, a chypre-floral fragrance for women, is present since 1998. It is dedicated to a feminine and strong woman, with accentuated sexuality. Just like a boudoir, the fragrance defines a private and intimate space, charming and seductive, while touching the woman's skin, neck and decollete.

It was designed by Martin Gras with an intention to create a fragrance that will make all men turn their heads after the woman that wears it when the smell wafts past them. The top notes are aldehydes, sweetly-fresh bergamot, hyacinth, and orange blossom.

The heart is sweet and opulent with jasmine, luscious rose, narcissus, carnation, orris root, cardamom and coriander. The base brings patchouli, warm and milky sandal wood, tobacco leaves, cinnamon and powdery soft vanilla.

The bottle was designed by Fabrice Legros. The top is made as a globe encircled by a ring, which symbolize the power of femininity.

Perfume rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1526 votes.

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Aldehydes Orange Blossom Marigold Hiacynth Bergamot

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Coriander Carnation Orris Root Jasmine Rose Cardamom Narcissus

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Sandalwood Patchouli Cinnamon Vanilla Tobacco Leaf

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Boudoir Fragrance Reviews

eliza.gelman
eliza.gelman

BOUDOIR

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Nose

Martin Gras

Year

1998

When wearing Boudoir, I can't help but laugh.

I love it but this is not that sexy of a scent to me at all. It's more like an old burlesque act, and one of the showgirls is actually a man (drag queen). This stuff's UNISEX so I don't know why they don't change the label from women's fragrance to unisex. In fact it turns rather masculine on me that I was almost sure I had bought a man's cologne disguised as a woman's perfume. I have met Mrs. Westwood myself at London Fashion Week but never asked her about this perfume or what she thought of it. I really like her Anglomania which appears to be more suggestive of her personality than this. No offense but I think this unisex cologne is suited to both men & women but every time I smell it I think of the backstage stripper scene in GYPSY when the veteran strippers are telling Gypsy Rose Lee she ought to have a "gimmick". This is the kind of perfume that would suit the persona of Dita Von Teese. I wouldn't be surprised if she wore this. The original bottle was a cognac color in a larger than 3 ounce glass bottle with the orb & cross Vivienne Westwood signature design. It changes colors from an amber or cognac to light carnation pink.

Boudoir is a spicy Oriental fragrance with powerful sillage. This stuff is a stinker if you spray liberally; and I do. I'm never quiet or subtle about how I wear my perfume the way I am about expressing my opinions. This perfume can be smelled a mile away. There are heavy hitters in the notes: aldehydes, spices, oily florals, patchouli, incense, tobacco, and honey. This fragrance seems to be inspired by some 1980's Oriental perfume - not quite a Coco Eau de Parfum; nor Opium; but more like Diva by Ungaro. It has a fresh aldehydic floral aura, but because those deep base notes are so strong, you can hardly call this a floral fragrance of sweetness. This lady means business & she is running her own adult film industry empire. The first time I wore her back in the year 2000 a friend of mine was sitting next to me at a dinner in Central Park West & said to me "You smell like a porn star". Ever since then I jokingly call this my porn star perfume.

This stuff's a decadent & shameless shower of spices. I detect plenty of spices, cinnamon, cardamom, and honey. The honey note acts like a warm musk and takes over the dry down, aided by vanilla. Can you imagine a gooey oil that smells like honey & vanilla? Sometimes this even smells almost exactly like root beer, like those A&W Root Beers. Because it has that tobacco note in it as well, the masculine aspects come through for me. It smells like a man drinking A&W root beer and smoking a tobacco pipe. I do like tobacco scents and the one in this fragrance is to die for! It's smoky, almost like incense.

A green note of patchouli is also very noticeable. Smells like patchouli oil which was used to mask the weed odor of marijuana in the 70's. Patchouli oil is actually quite a pleasant aroma. I find that the patchouli is keeping those flowers at bay. This is not very floral with only 7 notes of orange blossom, hyacinth, rose, carnation, jasmine, marigold and narcissus. The flowers I can easily identify are the carnation (the dominant note), the jasmine & orange blossom. But these are not dainty little sweet powdery floral things. They are spiced up, mature and slutty, "dirty" flowers that are like I said, ganged up by the resinous notes of the coriander, patchouli, spices, tobacco and a very distinct sandalwood. The sandalwood is the saving grace for me - and the unlisted honey.

This fragrance can put you in quite a mood. I love to use my imagination when it comes to wearing perfume. This fragrance is theatrical & I don't wear her with "normal" clothes. This is a Halloween or Goth costume, asking to be worn with black capes, cloaks, dresses or tuxedos a la Marlene Dietrich, raven wings, or lingerie with a decidedly seductive and bold eroticism; a dramatic nightgown with a cape, a see through bra & panty set, maybe something out of Agent Provocateur. Ok so I do like this perfume but it's totally unisex, dramatic, and spicy, naughty and vulgar.

If you over spray that is.

And I do.

Dec
02
2016
rooa
rooa

They say a woman reaches the peak of attractiveness during ovulation. This is the feeling I get after smelling Boudoir: a healthy and fertile woman.
Wearing this fragrance I'm 18 years old again, blood boiling of desire, spreading pheromones. This fragrance is sensual and lusty, to understand it, simply imagine a naked woman covered with rose petals.

Nov
16
2016
rhaineclayton
rhaineclayton

I tested this today and now I wish I'd bought it!
Firstly, I'm not big on skank, so thankfully I'm not picking up on any sweaty armpits or after sex smells.
My interpretation of boudoir? A long satin nightgown, high heel fluffy slippers and a bedroom with pink feminine decor.
This would make a perfect bedtime scent.
Update: The skank decided to show up later :( It seems to be heat activated. Sorry Boudoir, you're off my want list (or I buy it for winter only).
I saw an interview with Vivienne Westwood recently where she said this was the only good perfume she's done and don't buy the others! Haha!

Nov
08
2016
justfloral
justfloral

Guelder-rose + vanilla.

Oct
25
2016
Tahirakathun
Tahirakathun

The bottle is a piece of art and the woman herself is a piece of art but the perfume. Gurl. I was so convinced by the reviews that i wouldnt regret my blind buy of this but i really do. It genuinely smells like lipsticks and sweat. Which yes, represents sex but not something i'd wear during sex. Its got such a strong sour smell to it which makes me think too harshly about sweat to over look it when i smell the nice lipstick smell below. But of course, everyone is different and i have nothing against those who like this perfume. But i have a full 50ml bottle which is just there to look pretty now with the rest of my perfume collection. Wish i could like it.

Oct
22
2016
sfdla
sfdla

So cute! The bottle is darling with its little churchy crown cap and gold lettering
It opens as a powdery, jammy rose that's very candied (there's no strawberry listed but that's part of the first impression for me)
Good longevity but all the sweetness is giving it a too-young feel. It's macerated orange blossom and rose petal, and yes it could be that the flower petals were trampled in a boudoir, but I'm more struck by how little girly it smells. There's no patchouli coming through or sandlewood, those would really help grow it up.
This would complement a slighty trampy, very flouncy floral Betsey Johnson dress.
Past the candied, jammy, floral opening it settles into powder and dissipates quite a bit. I have to put my nose right to my skin to smell it, and it's reminiscent of a white roll-on deodorant I used when I was a teenager.
Not my jam (pun intended) but fun all around.

Oct
19
2016
KajiraSuzanne
KajiraSuzanne

I won a tiny decant of Boudoir from a fellow Fragrantican, and now I want a full bottle.
This perfume is one of the kind I like to describe as "obscenely sensual". It is incredibly long-lasting and has incredible projection---NOT OFFICE-FRIENDLY!!!
I was expecting too much carnation (that flower tends to make me sneeze), but I did not have a problem with that note, even though there is a noticeable carnation accord in the top notes.
This is a sweet scent in a way, but not like a gourmand. It is similar to what I get from Womanity, a sweetness like that of the female body, but balmier and more powdery almost like Tabu but with less incense and more flowers.
I can see where Boudoir is "controversial", because it does have that "hint of lady parts" aroma combined with just a touch of "manly parts".....yes, this smells like a bed, with satin sheets, just after two clean, perfumed, but sweaty people have made hot nasty love! I happen to love that sort of thing in a fragrance, as does my partner, who seems to be contemplating buying me a bottle for Christmas.

Oct
13
2016
Coffee_Girl
Coffee_Girl

This is Boudoir, an homage to the classy woman’s sacred space- very intimate and private just like the lady herself.

Based on reviews I wasn’t expecting much, however on first spritz I was pleasantly surprised. I immediately sensed aldehydes and lots of it; there’s a waxy creamy scent that reminds me of vintage fragrances like the original Chanel No5 and Passion by Elizabeth Taylor. I’m very surprised that there is no musk here- the dry down has a particular starkness that could be attributed to the patchouli and tobacco leaf. I also do not sense any “rose” or “hyacinth”, only wafts of carnation and sandalwood which blends beautifully with the cardamom!

I will go out on a limb and say this is almost medicinal in texture, it’s “heavy” and overwhelming- but not obnoxious. I feel something a little maternal about this perfume, and I am not a fan of that. It doesn’t feel “sexy” to me, personally I get a little bored waiting for Boudoir to moonlight into something else a little more exciting or even mysterious. In its current state there’s no “stimulation” of the senses, no touch of sensuality or intrigue. Just a lady’s chamber with too much old make up and the stench of sweaty bodies; it really does smell like a bedroom after sex which makes this fragrance an interesting one to add to your collection. Boudoir is a great experience for me, I feel strangely self-aware when I have it on- like suddenly I am more intimate with myself in a purely philosophical way. Definitely one of a kind, but not something I would go out of my way to re-purchase.

Oct
11
2016
auroramccandless
auroramccandless

Boudoir ?

No

This couple had passionate and violent sexual relations outside in an alley next to a feral cat and garbage can far from their boudoir bedroom. This as far from a boudoir scent as possible. The boudoir is meant to smell soft, sweet, enticing, inviting, silken, smooth, lacy, and sexy in the powdery feminine way. This is not a powder. This is a tobacco so if anything it only relates to the bedroom in the smoking cigars after sex thing. It does not smell of the boudoir scents that one gets BEFORE sex. This is the scent of the after-sex skin aroma.

Now I'm not bashing this fragrance although it might appear that way. This scent takes some getting used to. I disliked it at first. I am the type of gal that does not test her perfumes and buys them blindly. I love the element of surprise when I first open the box and smell the fragrance and try it on. At the first spritz of Boudoir, I sensed the aldehydes. For a 1998 fragrance, it sure has plenty of aldehydes. This is probably what pushes up the aroma and gives it projection because there isn't any incense or notes that would push up the other notes. I was able to detect a smoky patchouli or tobacco.

Hardly any florals maybe something white like narcissus and a distinct spiced up carnation flower. The scent is mature; spicy, smoky, and there is even honey. A honey emerges in the dry down and it's a dark amber honey, sticky and gooey. The scent is very strange and the most engaging fragrance in my collection. I can't really figure this thing out.

There's spices including cardamom ginger and cinnamon. The spiciness is more on the synthetic side as is everything about the perfume. It's supposed to be a sexy slutty skank fragrance. Why is everyone saying that? What are they smelling? Is the patchouli acting up like a marijuana and causing hallucinations of olfactory nature?

The scent is not sexy nor slutty. If it was going to be that sexy it would have the usual pheromone that is musk. Musky scents and leather, animalic notes, as well as patchouli. But there is no musk in this scent. The patchouli is the star. I don't think of patchouli as being sexy. I don't think of this fragrance as being sexy.

I wish there had been a bigger development and more complexity. It's a linear scent and it comes and goes without really drawing me into it. I wish the florals were on the forefront. I wish this smelled of powdery florals for at least a moment. Instead it journeys from aldehydes to spicy cinnamon and right into patchouli.

If you like patchouli in your fragrances, and I'm very sure the women who enjoy this scent do, then this fragrance is bound to make you swoon. It is rather chemical and unusual in it's honey and patchouli mix-up. I also detected amber and a dark vanilla that has nothing to do with sweet vanilla in gourmand fragrances.

Not easy to pull off. My husband hates this perfume on me. My cat and dog hate this perfume on me. My children don't like this perfume on me.

I like it on me but only sometimes and in the winter time when it becomes a warm vanilla and amber and when the honey really emerges and becomes the dominant note. I do love the honey but why is not listed as a note? There's more going on in this fragrance than they are saying.

Not sweet, not sexy, just a wannabe Oriental with honey and patchouli throw-up.

On the plus side it is a pretty bottle and very creatively designed. You know one displays it on the dresser table. It is also reportedly changes color. I have seen a blood red or cognac color in some bottles and a carnation pink in others. Mine is the same color and I have had it for a year. The smallest size in 1.7 ounces doesn't last very long. I like this scent but it's not my favorite. And I don't think it has anything to do with Boudoirs.

Sep
22
2016
derkargy
derkargy

This frag could have been described in two words: animalic and dirty (but not in an unpleasant way).

Sep
19
2016
lilianahui1
lilianahui1

My Coty version was manufactured in 2011 and it has developed into a light amber, not as deep as the original but definitely not pink. So the colour does change from pink to amber steeping over time, but the smell and the way it behaves on the skin is still very different to the original by Lancaster Group.

The new formula is lighter and fresher without any animal, while the oldie has a very obvious and suggestive animalic bite that sticks with you from start to finish.

They're both great so it really depends what you're looking for. Personally when I think of Boudoir, of course I want something dirty and seductive....

PS how interesting, I just noticed on the flap inside the Coty box that it says "Any change in colour will not affect the quality of the fragrance." No warnings on the box for the older formula.

Sep
19
2016
perfumeaddiction
perfumeaddiction

I had this one years ago and sold it. I could not appreciate it. Curiosity got the best of me and I decided to repurchase, both the vintage and new formulation. Let's get down to brass tacks:

Ok so the old version has more depth and more animalic notes. I have the vintage (amber liquid) on the right wrist, the new formulation (light pink) on the left. The new formulation while weaker and slightly sweeter (like a coca cola note mixed in there), still has that nasty girl dirty sweat smell base note. I think that Westwood did a decent job in her reformulation. Now I have to say that honestly I love this one. You've got to be in the mood for it. I read reviews of dirty crotch and urine underwear I think that's quite a stretch. I do get a BO arm pit odor. Not that skunk body odor men get, but that smell that a very clean woman who has been running around all day in 100 degree temps in the hot summer sun. She's perspired and has some funk going on. Then she spritzed a lovely powdery scent on to try and cover it up.

This by no means is a mainstream scent and is like the oddball in the room. She does not fit in at all with all the other high school cheerleaders at the party. She's on the hunt for the perfect man that will carry her off to the closest bedroom and tear off her clothes going crazy for her natural scent. That's Boudoir. I believe the note that gives off the body aroma is the Cardamom.

Sep
14
2016
marco_m
marco_m

I'm at my Grandma's house doing yard work and I forgot to wear deodorant. Before my stench becomes too unbearable I rush to her bathroom and apply the first antiperspirant I can find, the package is faded pink plastic. I get home a few hours later and before showering I smell my pits: Boudoir. Phenomenal.

Sep
11
2016
mothwings
mothwings

I was ready for some serious skanky stank from the reviews. But this starts off very light and fresh, like a clean minty (cardamom) bubblegum floral. I dislike the smell of pure cardamom but this is surprisingly nice. Will report back and edit after the drydown... (Still waiting for some skank to show up). Just couldn't wait to post this as I was surprised by the scent. The juice I am sampling is light pink so likely a recent formulation.

Update: OK this essentially dries down to a nice spicy carnation much like the highly voted notes depict. People really consider this a sex bomb? I got bored and was essentially underwhelmed, this felt surprisingly safe to wear. Kind of generic and inoffensive. Maybe I am just a super freak or what I received is quite different from what many others have tested. Ultimately the scent is not as great as the bottle for me, at all. It is alright I guess, and a good deal, but just not my style. (And the opening smells kind of like toothpaste...)

Sep
10
2016
SeReZhka.Ca
SeReZhka.Ca

This is sex in a bottle!
I am a guy, and whenever I wear it, I get loads of compliments telling me that I smell perfect without anybody knowing what it is. People also tell me that it must be a thousand dollars perfume.

It is insanely seductive, sexual, smells rich and luxurious.

Note: it's very sweet, so it wouldn't be very pleasant in super hot weather, but for the rest of the year - yummy!

Sep
10
2016
OdorousCreature
OdorousCreature

A generic rose fragrance on first spritz but then dried urine. Knickers, someone said but these knickers are not Kate Moss's. These bloomers definitely belong to Vivienne Westwood!

Sep
04
2016
shauna.parra
shauna.parra

When I first encountered this perfume I saw the pretty pink color/packaging/design of the bottle, the stopper with that unique orb planet and cross symbol, looks like a royal scepter or crown, and thought: hm. Princess Perfume. Maybe a beautiful floral or fruity floral. I'm a sucker for a pretty bottle so I bought it blindly, although I had read the reviews.

I thought there was no way this scent could be anything extraordinary. I don't know how to feel about this fragrance. I've worn it for 2 days now and can't figure it out. First of all everyone else reviewing this fragrance calling it sexy, a sex bomb, an aphrodisiac, a pheromone, a skank scent, or dirty honey, is out of their mind. I can't believe we're talking about the same perfume.

This is not sexy to me at all. This smells like cheap chemically formulated notes of spices, patchouli, and a burnt vanilla, a tobacco and extinct flowers. I didn't get any of the floral notes. I don't detect a carnation or rose, marigold, hyacinth or any flower whatsoever. This fragrance is not sweet at all. There was something that smelled like honey but it appeared mysteriously at the dry down and when the fragrance was drying on my skin. It was pure honey like someone had used honey as oil on my skin. I will never forget the moment I experienced that. But that was the only really pleasant moment in the performance of this fragrance.

The rest of the time my nose was assaulted with aldehydes, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom and patchouli. The scent is more of a gourmand to me, with heavy spices, loads of cinnamon and a green and smoky patchouli. The patchouli is overpowering, not medicinal or like marijuana, but like a tobacco flavor. It smelled like smoke. The fragrance is so strong and it only kept getting bigger and more obscene. I only spritzed once on my arm and once on my chest. The scent became annoying and gross. It smelled like tobacco and very masculine like a guy's cologne.

I think this fragrance is complex and on a league of it's own. It's cheap and not floral, not fruity, definitely a gourmand and a unisex fragrance. Guys can totally rock this patchouli. There is very little for me to like about it but I will try to let it grow on me. It doesn't make me feel especially sexy or seductive. It's a cologne to wear on Halloween with a costume, a vampire, a witch, Morticia Addams. This is a perfume for a woman who is bold and who is not afraid to scare people with her perfume. It's powerful and in your face. After all it has such powerful notes as aldehydes and patchouli.

I have enjoyed the flankers for this frag like Mon Boudoir and Boudoir Jouy which are really sweet and pretty compared to this beast. I'm not knocking this perfume. It's one hell of a scent and it's just too much for me to handle right now. In the future perhaps I can better appreciate her. For now she'll just have to sit patiently in the back of my wardrobe.

Aug
30
2016
Sarcastica
Sarcastica

Vivienne Westwood gives a brief to the fragrance developer

VW: I want a perfume that says "I've just had sex."

FD: You mean, you want it to smell like bodily fluids?

VW: No, don't be so fecking literal. I mean, I want it to capture the feeling of having just had sex.

FD: So you mean ... how do you mean exactly?

VW: Bloody hell.

FD: (getting nervous. I mean, this IS Vivienne Westwood, he doesn't want to blow it) Perhaps if you tell me the woman you envision. How does she capture the essence of your perfume?

VW: Type of woman? Right-o. Picture Kate Moss in the middle of the night in London, sashaying down the lane in a slinky little black Tom Ford dress, carrying her strappy Louboutins in one hand and a sparkly red Gucci clutch in the other, a fag hanging out the corner of her lips, make up smudged, smiling to herself because she just got the best shag of her life by a man who knows how, but she left when he was asleep, didn't have a shower and instead spritzed a little something she found on his dresser to cover up the skank.

FD: Got it.

A short while later ...

BOOM

Boudoir

Aug
29
2016
Von Freckle
Von Freckle

A few tentative dabs of my sample onto my wrist and a blast of old fashioned, but still inviting, floral soap hits me. Powder, and something intangibly secretive follows, which immediately makes the name seem completely appropriate and perfectly literal. I do indeed feel as if I am in a bygone ladies boudoir. To me, it has the same transportive effect that Moulin Rouge does. I decide I would like to spend the night with the fragrance, to fully experience it, and to see if I can pick up the infamous skank note. I get into bed to relax, and go to apply a more generous amount to my neck and chest....then I accidentally let go of the vial and the sample upends into my bed. Fittingly, there is now a wet patch. Perhaps during the night it will seduce me into buying again.

Aug
29
2016
beavisbonce
beavisbonce

For men also. Depravity in a bottle. If you can handle kouros now meet his motherfuckingsister

Jul
30
2016
Rinio
Rinio

I wore this perfume in 1999 when I was 20 years old and it smelled so good back then, very seductive, heavy, sexy smell but clean in the same time due to the powder notes. I remember one of my besties back then said wow you smell so good like a baby!She wanted the name...it was a good perfume.
Would not buy it again though as I am now a fan of clear and green, fresh perfumes and this is exactly the opposite.

Jul
24
2016
OnlyTheOceanKnows
OnlyTheOceanKnows

I made a big mistake with this one - an impulse buy based on reviews.

Beautiful packaging, gorgeous bottle, and then the stench....

It is urine-based, frankly, with a good dose of mothballs. I used it once to go shopping with my daughter, and in one shop, a woman actually COMPLAINED to the assistant about the smell coming off me and she left the shop.

I can't even use this to freshen curtains, it is truly awful.

Jul
12
2016
noninoni
noninoni

I bought it and regretted. I have a full bottle, sprayed only once. Available for sale. Inbox me if interested

Jul
11
2016
UnearthlyApothecary
UnearthlyApothecary

I have a sample of this I got through a swap and I've been afraid to wear it. I smelled it through the packaging and above every other scent it was packaged with. I knew I probably wouldn't like it and I should have trusted my gut. I am not afraid of perfumes that have a lot going on but this one has a lot going on that just does not work for me. It doesn't smell sexy or seductive. It smells skanky and confusing.

Jun
25
2016
t for two
t for two

Love this fragrance! Very bold, sexy ! Beautiful night scent! Rose, marigold, viburnum, civet, clove , dusty is what I get most . I have the pure perfume of this and it is more beautiful , and there you can smell all the notes in it's glory( I prefer pure perfume more).

Jun
20
2016
gtabasso
gtabasso

Wow! This is all skanky musk civet sex, reminds me of a softer verision of Roja's Enslaved. The vanilla is not prominent. The hyacinth floral is in the top notes.

Jun
11
2016
QueenieBee
QueenieBee

I feel like this bottle should magically transform me into a Sailor Scout! O.o



Whywhywhy gawd...must there ALWAYS be vanilla...?!

May
30
2016
Southern Blonde
Southern Blonde

This is a fragrance I used to wear and tried it again today because it smelled good on a girl friend of mine but it's still pretty strong. She walked into a store and the sales lady said "someone left behind all the perfume here" like she had dropped the bottle and spilled the contents on the floor. This is a perfume bomb. It smells like cinnamon, lots of cinnamon and honey. Now that's fine. We all love cinnamon and honey. But it has some weird notes that don't go together. First of all this scent is supposed to open with aldehydes and I don't get any aldehydes. When one thinks of aldehyde openings they think of Chanel No. 5 or First Van Cleef and Arpels or Arpege. The aldehydes here are pretty quiet. I don't think it's flowery enough for me either. Where are these flowers?? Hyacinth? Rose? Orange blossom? Where? I mostly smell a carnation or narcissus but it's not a big player. This scent also has a vanilla in there somewhere. It smells like delicious root beer as well. I found out that if you spray just a little bit it smells much better. It has a sweet honey that really does smell very good. So in the end I'm going to keep this perfume but wear it only a few times. It's not that great it does smell pretty cheap and I still can't understand why so many people are crazy about it. We all have different interpretations of the same perfume.

May
24
2016
Sniezel
Sniezel

I've almost finished my first bottle of Boudoir which I purchased last August. Boy do I dig this scent.
At first I couldn't quite put my finger on what made it so special and I'm still deciding on that. On my skin it develops into an extremely feminine and powerful scent. It's quite powdery and has that sort of "odor" smell a few hours after applictation, but not a sweaty sort of smell. It merges quite nicely with my own "natural skin smell", so to speak.
Boudoir is really quite hard to describe as it smells vintage and modern at the same time. To me it's the most powerful powdery scent I've ever encountered and I love it all the way.
Also a very positive sidenote is that I own a 1oz bottle, which took me 9 months to finish! I've never ever in my life owned a perfume I love this much that took me such a long time to finish. It's very economical, on me just a few sprays will last all day.

May
24
2016
NouveauDruid
NouveauDruid

After years of longing for more than the sample sent to me by a friend I've finally taken the leap of joy and purchased a new, full bottle of Boudoir.

It was with trepidation, however, that I opened the box because I'd heard of differences in the composition between the "old" formula and the "new" and so after fifteen years of the scent memory I didn't wish to be let down.

First, I saw that the contents were amber rather than pink. I saw that as a good sign because my sample had been amber. Then, I uncapped the weighty container and sprayed.

Smmm....ahhh! That vague nudge of...intimate female areas mixed with a man's afterglow sweat sinking in shortly after the initial blast of carnation, jasmine, and even bergamot rind made me feel fully...satisfied.

Boudoir's notes aren't especially unique. But I'll bet in my new little hometown of 19,000 or so I'm one of the only ones wearing this and that makes me feel just as naughty as the fragrance already is. ;)

Update: Boudoir might be my single longest-lasting scent that doesn't change with wearing. It stays strong and true without mutating and therefore is the only one I own like it. The other long-lived, tried-and-trues I own are Opium, Black Orchid, and Narciso Rodriquez EDP, but each of these softens, thank Goddess.

May
17
2016
Boudoir
Boudoir

Ah, my beloved Boudoir.

This is a voluptuous, unadulterated, seductive concoction that exudes debauchery and unapologetic sex appeal. A bouquet of carnations and marigold smothered in cardamom, cinnamon and tobacco that somehow manages to emit an aroma reminiscent of bubblegum. Do not be mistaken, however, as this isn't juvenile in the slightest; it's bold, daring, sweet, powdery and incredibly alluring. This is one of the hardest fragrances to describe; a seamlessly beautiful composition with the most sumptuous, feminine ingredients. This is a man-eater and I see this beauty becoming my signature in the near future.

May
05
2016
Shwets
Shwets

Thank you knight of wands, I didn't realise that could be done!

May
04
2016
Knightofwands
Knightofwands

Shwets. Why don't you just copy and paste it into Google Translate?! Easier than asking someone else to do it!

Apr
22
2016
Larkelig
Larkelig

This is the perfume i Wear, when i want that rococo feel. This is what i imagine a party at Versailles would have smelled like. Satin, silk, pearls and feathers. Powdered faces and weird body odor masked with perfume. Still i find this perfume classical and appropiat to Wear almost anywhere. As the rococo fantasi is in there, but not invasive to others..... i hope.

Apr
17
2016
magnolia78
magnolia78

Very vintage, very old style perfume. I like it, it is so different from all the modern very safe girly fruity vanilla frags. Boudoir is for a woman who's not afraid of strong scents and oozes self-confidence and sex appeal. Though, to be honest, I wouldn't describe Boudoir as sex in the bottle. It is too weird and unusual for that!!:) The opening is very harsh, it actually made me sneeze a couple of times:)But an hour later it turns into a rich, bold, powdery scent that will get you noticed. VERY long-lasting and enormous sillage! I don't think I will repurchase it, but I am glad I bought it. Nice addition to my collection!

Apr
02
2016
tessture
tessture

A lovely soft, old style perfume of florals and ambers with a body note, that ends up smelling just like a perfumed woman in her boudoir. Dry down produces some definitely dirty notes, but it also has makeup nuances that I like. Mostly an evening scent, in my opinion.

Mar
15
2016
Shwets
Shwets

Please polly golightly could you translate? It sounds good from some of the words!

Mar
02
2016
polly golightly
polly golightly

ah vivienne, che bel profumo questo boudoir! siamo dalle parti di tabu, quanto ad effetto cyphre, e ci avviciniamo al n.5 per l'allure aldeidica. l'accordo, adatto ad una donna aggressiva e iperfemminile, è floreale, speziato, concettualmente assai vicino ai complessi profumi vintage, ma con un tocco punk che lo rende decisamente fin du siecle e decadente. difficile rintracciare le singole note tranne la rosa, la cannella e il garofano; in verità si tratta di un bouquet bilanciatissimo e astratto, dapprima succoso poi polveroso nel senso "sporco", e infine resinoso su toni di patchouli. bello, misterioso, già un classico.

Mar
02
2016
miracleborgtech
miracleborgtech

Put on your pink feather boa with matching marabou stilettos! Slide into your slinky satin gown! Add rhinestone hair combs, siren red lipstick and a touch of VW Boudoir! This is a power packed perfume, reminiscent of '50's glamour, a tribute to scandalous vamps. Boudoir is what "The Other Woman" wore, or naughty housewives signalling tonite's the nite to their weary, hard-working husbands.

A carnation/rose floral, it has an underlying heavy accord featuring marigold, hyacinth, and sandalwood. Kind of an oriental spice blend with voluminous sillage and serious longevity. An homage to our image of femme fatale sex appeal, perfect for your film noir marathon! A little too aging aunt any other time for me. Siskel & Ebert would give this a thumbs up for typecasting!

Feb
29
2016
desdemona7
desdemona7

Harsh, chemical, and artificial smelling. With my chemistry this has to be in my top five of worst scrubbers I've ever tried. From all the great reviews I was really hoping for something much better, but I actually felt nauseaus. There is nothing subtle about this frag. IMHO if you want something that smells like sex in a bottle, but is much more complex, deeper and more beautiful, try Bal a Versailles.

Feb
16
2016
Solar Girl
Solar Girl

Amazing perfume but quite old-fashioned type of fragrance. Not for a blind buy unless you really love vintage. In that case this is perfect for you. Yes, it is sexy and seductive and feminine, but only if you are burlesque type of woman dressed in black lace, corset and high heels. For modern girls this probably won't work. Unless you are modern girl that loves vintage!
Silage and longevity are great, overall quality, performance combination of notes...everything is just great. It is very difficult to compare it with any other fragrance because it doesn't smell like anything , but I could describe it I would say that this one is a bit more eccentric and colourful version of Chanel Allure. Which is also amazing and sensual perfume but, for my taste, vintage type.

Before the old version was discontinued I bought last 2 bottles and got 100ml tester for free, so I've been using it quite a lot. But after a while I gave it to my mother, think it suits her better and she enjoys it much more.

Feb
03
2016
nitschevo
nitschevo

Strange how all of our noses work differently. To me this smells like a hybrid of Allure EDP and Classique! Very sensual with a pronounced vanilla and orange blossom. Fantastic sillage and longevity. Surprised that it took me so long to test it. It's been around for a while! :D

Jan
27
2016
olga_adriana
olga_adriana

i'm a little surprised to see so many love's on this one. i blind bought it based on the reviews, and i was kind of expecting this ultra-feminine powder bomb, but i just tried it for the first time today and...i'm not loving it.
the first spray smells like sweet-tarts, the candy. the dry down is much more bearable, but i feel a little sick to my stomach every time i put my wrist to my nose! it's hard to even detect the notes because all I'm getting is sweet synthetic floral. it really smells much cheaper than i expected it to? boudoir is a bad name for this fragrance... i'm sorry, but this was a miss :/

Jan
22
2016
RubyBirdy
RubyBirdy

I had a bottle of this about 8 years ago, but I sold it because it was just a little too strong and headache-inducing. Recently, I found myself missing it, so I bought a small decant...and I can't believe I ever gave up this perfume! Maybe it has changed, or maybe I have, but I love it now for its shameless, slightly dirty femininity. It's one of those confidence boosters in a bottle. The flowers no longer give me a headache and don't seem as screechy as I remember them being. As for the reviews I've read that say Boudoir smells of, um, an intimate odor, I have to admit I don't recognize any of that at all. Instead, I find this perfume melds very well with my skin and seems simultaneously natural and attention-grabbing. It dries down to a sweet honey. Aspects of it remind me of the original Agent Provocateur, especially the old-fashioned rose, so if you like that one, it's a safe bet you'll like Boudoir as well.

Jan
17
2016
prettywhitestars
prettywhitestars

Wow, I really want to re-purchase Boudoir now. I bought a bottle many years ago when the perfume was the only thing I could afford from the Vivienne Westwood brand. I loved its sweet, flowery appeal.
Now, just reading some of these reviews recalls the scent spot-on. I agree with the 'naughty' and 'tart' descriptions wholeheartedly. The fact that it is pink helps, too. Boudoir could be the cheeky best friend of Agent Provocateur.
I remember the carnation note well; it raises the red velvet curtain into the lady's boudoir, the aldehydes carrying the floral top notes into the room atop a red velvet cushion.
The longevity and sillage can be attributed to the warm spices of cinnamon and vanilla base notes, both of which lend the fragrance its sweet powdery appeal.
Its very girly, not quite sexual as some would like, but rather naughty nonetheless.

Jan
04
2016
k8o8
k8o8

Does this smell like root beer on anyone else? Because that is all I smell. No sex, no filthy slutty girl, no seduction, just a sweet foamy head of sarsaparilla. If I think about it really hard, I can detect caramel and vanilla too. It isn't a bad smell, but I think I would have liked it better as a child.

Dec
16
2015
ismellsogood
ismellsogood

This is....

Unadulterated, filthy, sex in a bottle. This reminds me of those flirtatious, tarty 18th century ladies, drapsing and swooning themselves over the Cavalier types of men that are shown in the film. Interview with a Vampire (Cruise/Pitt) Gothic,theatrical,
Mysterious, superstitious, potions!

Think Queen of the Damned darlings!


Or even take this to the ideas of leathers, bikers, hot dirty, sexy and ready!

Your an ultimate bad girl that does not give a F***ck you walk into a bar on the route to nowhere, after hitching a ride from some Hells angels type of dude on his Harley Davidson, dark shades and warm,rustic tobacco-esque aroma. You are in your dark leathers, smokey eyes, tousled hair....You step inside, someone flicks a coin into the ole' juke box and Chrissy Hines/Janis Joplin/Suzi Quatro/Courtney Love music starts playing or Guns and Roses, Lenny Kravitz any sexy rock chic tunes and you have you killer heels on and have absolutely No inhibitions, you see a man you like, grab a man and lay him down and You are the boss!

This scent is raunchy, it's a punch of perfectly powdered sexy poison with a undetectable sweetness that makes this rock and roll all the g**damn way.

When I wore this I was wearing my biker jacket,midnight smokey eyes, hair shaken down and ruby woo on my lips rocking to ' I love rock an' roll'
Joan Jett & the Black hearts.

Dec
09
2015
mrsg34
mrsg34

This should be called "tart's boudoir" and I love it! It's floral, smells like a bad girl scent to begin with then settles kind of powdery. Little is more with this one and if you can cope with the aldehyde blast in the beginning then you will be rewarded with the dry down. It just smells kind is dirty yet alluring in a way, wrong yet right? I have to be in a particular mood for this one and I can understand it not being everyone's cup of tea but in the right mood/ setting it is mine. Longevity is excellent as is sillage.

Nov
23
2015
pravda48
pravda48

Side note: OH NO! What has happened to Tobacco leaves in the note pyramid? It's the #1 thing I smell, in equal parts with vanilla, and it seems to have disappeared!

Nov
17
2015
DIVa999
DIVa999

Impossibly sweet and "fallen". I had 1 bottle for 7 years, and I never finished it. I can't even imagine the situation when the people around you will enjoy these notes of cardamom, coriander, cinnamon and carnation together... I am okay with them, but I really think about people around me, I don't want them to sneeze every second when I am here. Dusty, dirty Boudoir, with sheets covered with jam and jelly, sugar powder is all around, and caramel snot dripping stringy from the dressing table.

Nov
16
2015
Cunning_blue
Cunning_blue

After having this gem for more than a year i can say that I love it more and more! I love it for its uniqueness and it's character and the smell itself. It smells both like your clean and your dirty laundry at the same time. It smells like a scandal, like a sexual innuendo. But no one can blame you because you still smell innocent, soapy sweet orange blossom. Underneath that it's the smokey notes, the fleshy cinnamon and the carnation. After all you may wander
"is it really sexy or is innocent?" Well in my opinion it the most sexual concept a perfume could capture but it's masking that under the clean soapy bubblegum flowers-which is very cunning!!

When I ask my friends to smell my wrists they say that they have never smelled anything like it and that is delicate, floral and unusual. But I 've also noticed people to stop on their feet and smell the air with curiosity like they have smelled something very intriguing..

Nov
09
2015
Musume
Musume

VW Boudoir smells like a spicy, musky, caramelized orange blossom on my skin and I love it. It definitely has a vintage vibe that adds interest to the composition. The longevity of Boudoir is exceptional, if I put it on the early morning (after shower), I can still smell it at night. The projection is good but not exceedingly loud if applied cautiously. Some times it gets too sour on my skin so I like to layer it with a vanilla lotion (like the one from Yves Rocher) to soften it up, and it works. I've been complimented many times wearing Boudoir by men and women alike, one gentleman told me once that I smelled 'sweet with a kick'. I find it a bit cloying to wear in summer, as Boudoir needs a bit of cool weather to expand its charms to the fullest. I recommend trying before buying, Boudoir is definitely not a safe blind buy. Very sexy and classy scent.

Nov
05
2015
Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD'S PANTY DRAWERS

It was 1998. On the big screens of cinemas across the US and Europe, Cate Blanchett was Queen Elizabeth I the Virgin Queen in the film Elizabeth, and Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow were starring in Shakespeare in Love. With 2 Elizabethan Era Hollywood films doing very well at the box office, avant-garde English fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, based in London UK, had her own ideas about bringing the Tudor-Elizabethan style back in fashion! She had her own Tudorian inspired line, a sexy, modern twist on regal British monarch haute couture. And thus, Boudoir, her first attempt at creating a fragrance, was born. She has been the designer for outfits and theatrical costumes worn by such forward looking music groups as The Sex Pistols, and in the 80's and 90's, Vivienne was pioneering new trends in fashion, before they became the crazy mess it is today. Boudoir, for me, is to be taken within the context of it's time. 1998, the late 90's, with it's fascination for anything "sexy" and "hot" (unlike today right?). Sex In The City was on HBO and interestingly enough Carrie Bradshaw gets married in a Vivienne Westwood wedding gown, a gift from the designer with a personal note from Vivienne. This is what this fragrance is to me, the late 90's in a bottle. There is nothing of the 18th century French or English courtesan boudoir association at all. I don't see how anyone can compare it to Bal A Versailles which truly does take you away to Versailles in the 1700's. Boudoir does not do this. It felt very modern to me. It was like opening up a drawer of panties. The marketing gimmick was the TV commercial (a woman getting naked in the most artistic of ways) and the design of the bottle itself, designed by Frabrice Legros. The bottle has enchanted everyone and it's what tempts you to buy the perfume. Being Westwood's first fragrance, the stopper is itself the logo symbol of her fashion label. It's a metallic gold stopper in the shape of the cross and orb atop St. Edward's Crown, the Coronation Crown of the British Crown Jewels; the same crown that has worn by monarchs throughout the centuries. One would expect the fragrance to smell just like royalty! But don't get me started.

NOTES IN BOUDOIR

HEAD NOTES: Aldehydes, Orange Blossom, Marigold, Hyacinth, Bergamot

Heart Notes: Coriander, Carnation, Orris Root, Jasmine, Rose, Cardamom, Narcissus

Base Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Cinammon, Vanilla

This is not a heavily layered perfume. I get soft aldehydes that dissipate quickly. I would not call this a floral and didn't get the marigold, hyacinth or orange blossom. Curiously enough orange blossom is the old traditional flower worn by brides at wedding in Europe. I wonder if Vivienne's idea was to evoke a virgin bride just about to lose her virginity on her wedding night. The base notes to me are the strongest of all, and overwhelm the few flowers in it. There is smoky patchouli which creates a thin veil of incense, very noticeable, but not strong, very wearable incense. There is cinnamon and boy do I dislike cinnamon or ginger in fragrances, makes me feel like either wanting to eat it or scratch myself. This fragrance iss big on cinnamon and incense. Even Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds is a cleaner, foodier soapy powdery cinnamon. The cinnamon here is smoky. There is also a lot of vanilla in the base and it's easy to smell it right away. It's so fascinating to discover that if applied sparsely only you can smell the fragrance, and it is definitely a skin scent. In fact it's pure skin. It's like the 1998 TV commercial for Boudoir shows, a beautiful woman bathed in sunlight in a garden slowly undressing herself as if she is a flower opening up her own petals. The carnation is synthetic and even plastic, but it's like a boob job, you're wearing a new pair of breasts. It definitely feels like you're not wearing anything at all, the subtle fragrance gets under your skin and inside of you as opposed to projecting outwardly. No one would know you're wearing this perfume unless they are touching you and smelling you intimately in lovemaking. Ah, that's why it's called boudoir. You have to be in your boudoir in your sexiest lingerie and making love. This is a smoky sexy fragrance that is best sprayed on yourself IN PANTIES BRAS NIGHTIES. Put on your Victorias Secret or Agent Provocateur lingerie. Boudoir is a more subtle skin-scent version of Agent Provocateur's incenses bomb L'AGENT.

Not bad at all, very light and yet strong, lasts a very long time, sexy, nude fragrance. I was hoping, however that it would truly take me to the remote past when women wore floral fragrances to seduce men in their boudoirs. I wanted this to be just like an Elizabethan Era bordello or the Queen Elizabeth herself secretly showing us her naughty sexy side, her "boudoir". In a way you can still get that, but it's just like smelling skin during sex or putting your nose into panties in a drawer.

Oct
28
2015
ggabriella
ggabriella

Strange enough I choose this perfume for my wedding. Fairly enough my wedding was in Vegas. I couldn't imagine a better perfume to be worn in that place, at that time. Elopeing, Vegas ceremony, and night that came... Hmmm all surrounded by this multiple personality perfume. Just perfect :)

Oct
20
2015
Oh Sugar
Oh Sugar

I was very curious how Boudoir would smell like and when I finally got my hands on the bottle and sprayed it on my wrist for the first few minutes I could not understand whan was the fuss about - I got a smell of a french soap. I didn't find anything 'sexual' about this fragrance. But after half an hour the scent developed and I got a strange, a bit disturbing powdery smell. It wouldn't let go - I could feel it on me all the time, as if it was trying to drag me into its world of baroque splendor, frills, tobacco, tons of powder and - I'm sorry to say it but - the smell of a body, which for so-thought health reasons, had only been washed twice in a year at the time. I also got a faint, slightly sweet smell of urine. I felt uncomfortable wearing Boudoir - as it I was trasferred into a different epoque. It hit me with its splendor and opulence but also the decay and the reality at the time, without concealing body odour, which must have been ubiquitous at the time. To me, it is a very 'dirty' smell, which evokes different associations, not always positive ones. I admire Vivienne Westwood created such a multidiamensional, unique fragrance, which is like travelling into the past - but I think I am not brave enough to wear this. The name of a perfume describes perfectly its contents - I couldn't think of a better name for this perfume.

Oct
16
2015
Asinya
Asinya

The first time I wore this beauty, I got roaring drunk, and the scent sadly remained all day after for my hangover. Longevity is MASSIVE, and that worked against it that time. I couldn't smell it without feeling sick for quite a while after that.

However, I have slowly (and stubbornly) cured myself of that association now (today by having the longest, hottest shower, and then sitting around drying in the air without towelling or rubbing - just drip-drying - and then spraying one, two, three sprays into the air and walking through the resulting mist)

This is heavenly - and so relaxed, yet exciting, intriguing - I know the men around me think it is "interesting" because "It seems to always have something going on" but I don't think the perfume itself is the Great Seducer - as always, it is how you yourself react to it that determines what it is.

And, to me, this is the scent of a sexy burlesque queen, and artist and a "free spirit", who gets to push boundaries simply by taking upon her the right to do so.

I love it. I am so glad I pushed though my mistakenly caused scent-associations.

Scent: 9/10
Sillage: 8/10
Longevity: Off the charts!

Oct
03
2015
Krasnylips
Krasnylips

Yes it is a boudoir, but the one of a proper lady, a boudoir which windows face a classical English garden.
It is a lovely flowery scent, I hear calendula here, but it is not intriguing, exciting or whatsoever. As if Vivienne Westwood released a collection of dresses in collaboration with mass a market brand. Good, affordable, for one season.

Sep
23
2015
boheme_maras
boheme_maras

Sex in a bottle just that.

Sep
19
2015
Tiesasaltas
Tiesasaltas

Amorce très entêtante mais la suite est totalement différente: le parfum se fait discret et procure une sensation de propreté très délicate avec une touche masculine.Parfum qui renforce l'estime de soi teinté d'un je ne sais quoi d'esprit britannique.

Sep
13
2015
AlexisJane
AlexisJane

After reading the reviews about Boudoir quite some time ago, I ordered a tester. Despite the picture of it being pink liquid, what I got in the tester, was amber brown (what I've been lead to believe is the original formula), and so after sitting on it and thinking over the strange perfume that was Boudoir, I think I'll now review it.

Boudoir is a lovely perfume, and not anything like I've smelled at all. It's a very sweet, powdery, carnation and rose bouquet. Those are some of the nicest flowers in perfume in my opinion, so that was delightful. And powdery notes, I don't mind at all. It also became slightly vanillary, and more spicy the longer I wore it. That also was a massive thumbs up for me. I was starting to think it was a winner.

However, when it reached the drydown, I was put off a quite a bit. Because when it reached the drydown, it started to smell more like... Old lipstick.

Now, that's a note that I've seen here before, and I wasn't too worried about it, but when it turned into the lipstick scent on me, it really put me off. Perhaps now I see where the 'boudoir' comes into the equation.

I left it a bit longer to see if it was just a layer of the perfume, but no, that was how it smelled until it wore away. It didn't take long either. On me, the perfume was very soft, and it was also quite weak.

It is very nice, I will admit that. And by no means did it smell horrible on me. The way it smelled just wasn't something I loved, and so, I haven't purchased a bottle for myself. I applaud those who can wear this perfume successfully, and pray those people walk by me one day so that I may smell it, but alas, I don't think it works for me. The original, that is. I'm not sure how different the pink version of this perfume smells on me, if it's different at all.

Sep
01
2015
munchay
munchay

I bought this blindly to my suprise I received a cognac colour juice distributed by Lancaster group.
I can't understand Boudior.
It's full of vanilla and spices that's what I get as soon as I spray.I get that deep vintage feeling.
The name suits it well.

I've never liked carnations but as many reviews say it's done in such a beautiful way.So I can't complain.
Carnations to me don't have a pretty smell maybe that's what gives Boudior that tag of dirty smell.If I'm not likeing this perfume it is because of carnations.

Chypre floral no way I don't get it. All I get is an oriental spicy floral.It's beautiful,deep, full of silage and last all day.And yes I can smell the carnations in pure form.No roses or jasmine.

I'm yet to discover Boudior.
Many can say so many different things, it's dirty,womanly,sexy whatever it is, it's one exceptional scent that stands out.

So I'm takeing my time with Boudior to discover.

Aug
29
2015
AngieGCarp
AngieGCarp

One of the best carnation fragrances I have ever come across....it's kinda skanky! I ❤️ It!


WEAR YOUR "GOOD" PERFUME EVERY DAY....EVERY DAY YOUR ALIVE IS A SPECIAL DAY!-AGC

Jul
23
2015
Eira Sol
Eira Sol

This is what the fine ladies of Versailles should have worn if they wanted to cover up their smell - Potent, decadent and unashamed.

Boudoir is NOT shy, and really fills the room. The longevity is the best I have ever come across. I am huge sucker for a pretty bottle and very few deliver like Boudoir in that department.

If you like carnation and some powder you will love this. It`s the scandalous big sister of the quite proper Fragonard -Billet Doux, which is a cleaner powdery carnation.

Jun
15
2015
Maddlesbubbles
Maddlesbubbles

Boudoir is a carnation and vanilla sex BOMB. Spicy and dirty with a sweet and delicate vanilla base. Hard to explain in words, it's pure sex, sweet yet smutty, loud and unashamed. Boudoir is a pink cropped cardigan, a half moon blood red mani, fully fashioned stockings, a black lacey girdle with 6 thick suspender straps, red lipstick, pin curls brushed out to wavy perfection, black ankle strap stilettos, a delicate string of pearls, a skin tight leather pencil skirt, powder puffs and vanilla scented candles. I spray this in my lingerie drawer and the scent literally lasts weeks. Boudoir layered over a vanilla musk body lotion is heavenly, paired with a 1 note Vanilla body spray or vanilla essential oil she is so very sexy, my signature scent is Boudoir but I'll only ever wear her accompanied by my vanilla moisturizer, unfortunately she's been making me feel woozy and ill when she's on my skin recently, so I only spritz Boudoir on my clothes and leave my skin to the Vanilla. Which brings me to another point, Boudoir has a tendency to react very differently on different skin, and can even change on yours, Boudoir has been overly spicy on me, sickly sweet and faintly powdery all on different occasions. Perhaps it's just me, but sometimes Boudoir is icky and other times she's everything and my much adored lover. I blind bought Boudoir, but I don't recommend. She's not for the faint of heart or the prudish sort.

Jun
09
2015
lotus and jasmine
lotus and jasmine

Boudoir opens with a strong carnation/hyacinth accord, plenty of aldehydes, and quickly fades into an unusually spicy, yet sweet note. Tuberose is not in the notes, but it seems like that is what I'm smelling, a nicely balanced, not overpowering tuberose, combined with the sweetly peachy jasmine, and an edge of cinnamon. Next a nice oily narcissus fades in, followed by clean tuberose.

The first 30 minutes of this scent are a showcase of individual notes making an appearance, and fading out again to give another note center stage. This is a really nice contemporary take on the classic complex aldehyde floral. Expect many twists and turns, a lot of cameos, and a few surprise guests. The tobacco leaf was a particular favorite, providing a sweet, almost fruity tone.

I would recommend this to anyone interested in dipping their toe into vintage aldehydes. Boudoir will provide a nice intro, without the density that can be found in the old scents. There is also a slightly fresher, cleaner character to this scent than the vintages present. However, it is far enough out of many people's comfort zones that it would be wise to test before buying.

I'm a fan! When I sniffed the bottle I thought that I would hate Boudoir, but it has turned out to be one of the most complex modern scents I've tried, and it brings a sufficiently new take on the genre to be interesting. I've added a FB to my collection.

Terrific longevity (and my skin usually eats florals), and great sillage without being overwhelming. One spray, shared between wrists and throat is *plenty* so please apply with restraint.

This is a great warm floral with just a touch of an edge, plenty of spice, and an approachable character. It's weird that the image is pink, as my bottle is a warm cognac color more in keeping with the scent. I also find the classification of this as a girly scent, or a bedroom scent to be marketing hoodoo.

On my skin Boudoir is colorful, has character, perhaps requires a little confidence to wear, and is distinctly not for those who crave fluffy pink clouds. It is crisp, a little dirty, and matches the colors and feel of fall. I think of this as the perfect fall scent, but it is flexible enough to be worn year round. I would recommend reserving Boudoir for evening wear in warm weather- this one could expand on you!

Apr
24
2015
fairyfart
fairyfart

A blast of minty coolness then cherries. Spice. Goes to Dr Pepper for a bit. Shalimaresque for a spell then pink sugary girliness with a hint of spice. Powdery. Ok. Inoffensive and innocent. Thing is I like my perfume dark, dirty and spicy. I want it to serve as a warning. That is what works with my body chemistry and personality. I love patchouli but there is no trace of it on my skin. Back to the 80s go I in search of a fragrance that thrills you, takes you into a back alley to seduce you then slaps you around a bit, steals your wallet and leaves you for dead.

Apr
14
2015
MoonSparrow
MoonSparrow

Good Lord, this is abysmal. I guess I skipped over the part in the description of this that listed aldehydes as a note. That must be why I hate this so much; it is really a mess of nastiness on me. I smell no top note of orange blossom. No opulent jasmine, nor luscious rose and certainly not warm milky sandalwood or powdery soft vanilla. What I get is a noxious blast of aldehydes and very little else save for some cardamom and carnation, two other of my least favorite notes in a fragrance, plus a hideous, nauseating imitation of patchouli.

It does not "accentuate my sexuality" as promised in the ad, as I feel anything but sexy wearing this. To me it smells like the very cheapest dollar store perfume, not fit even for use as a litterbox freshener. Thank the deities I only ordered a sample - I almost blind-bought a full bottle.

Apologies to those who love this fragrance. It must smell good on many others hence all the glowing reviews. Obviously my skin + Vivienne Westwood Boudoir are an unholy union!

Apr
08
2015
gfp
gfp

got it today as a blind buy. i have the amber version not the pink one. glorious bottle.but on me it is nothing more than a nice scent even less. on me it is only a sweet chewed bubble gum mixed with cinnamon fragrance. no freshness , no tang. i do not find it nor sexy nor appealing. i think this kind of sweetness will not suit even my teen aged daughter, since she did not like it at all. longevity and sillage are moderate. nothing near the power house perfume, i expected. sorry
edit: somehow it turns out my husband and people around seem to like it on me...

Mar
19
2015
selinacat
selinacat

I just bought this and I'm so glad I did.

The opening is very old fashioned. Powdery, and floral. Full of carnations. I don't care for carnations, but the way its done is very elegant.

The dry down however, makes this scent such a delight. Its full of patchouli and vanilla, similar to D&G the One. But its the floral notes that keep it distinct.

I can completely understand why this scent isn't for everyone. It's a type of contradiction. The powdery floral carnation with the modern sexy patchouli vanilla make it a mix of white floral-oriental-esk.

But the scent has a lot going for it. First of all, its SUPER powerful. Two sprays max, and the scent will last all night. More than that, and you will get a headache, but I also see this as the mark of a quality fragrance. If it doesn't require you to show some spray restraint, then the ingredients aren't high quality. Every scent I've got that I'd class as "quality" are ones you DON'T want to spray more than a few times.

If this gives you a headache, I'd recommend that you don't spray it so much. (duh!) Something like that is your fault, not the perfume.

Also, this might seem like an odd thing to mention, but the bottle is quality too. I think this speaks for the integrity of a scent. If its covered in plastic gold, it usually denotes a cheapness in the manufacturing. Boudoir has a real metal cap. I would place the bottle somewhere between Nina Ricci to Juicy Couture in terms of structural integrity. Its not Chanel level, but its far from celebriscents.

The price is also REALLY good! I got a 50ml from Amazon for less than £30. That's a great deal for a perfume of this caliber. I think it's the distinct nature of the fragrance and slight obscurity.

Usually such a great price and quality scent would make me give it a "blind buy" thumbs up, but I've gotta advise against it. The scent is an odd combo of new and old which won't be for everyone, so I strongly recommend a try before you buy. But, if you know you want it, shop around to get a great deal!

I love patchouli so despite having a couple of other strong scents in my collection which have lingering similarities, I'm super happy to have this. However, if patchouli isn't your fav, I'd say D&G The One is more versatile.

Like my review? I've got tons. Each bluntly descriptive, each only while I'm wearing the scent, all deeply honest. Lemme know what you think!

Mar
18
2015
DAL123
DAL123

I so wanted to love this. Or at least like it. It smells, on me, the same way Angel smells on me: horrible. I get no powdery anything. No vanilla. No floral. No sweet. Just body odor. There is a note in here and in Angel that my chemistry does not like. And why is it every perfume that turns on me will not wash off no matter how I scrub or with what? I will wait it out a bit longer as its only been on for an hour but if this doesn't start smelling like happiness...or at least not like body odor, pretty soon, I will have a full bottle to swap.

Feb
27
2015
FruitDiet
FruitDiet

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.

Feb
25
2015
RosieRachel
RosieRachel

The Marilyn Monroe of fragrances. I'm so happy that I have the chemistry to rock this one :) Boudoir is an ultra feminine, powdery and sweet perfume that's combined with the perfect amount of retro glamour for a sultry, mysterious and seductive aura. This scent is extremely addictive and I love it!

This perfume is essentially a sweet powdery rose on me with a warm background of spices that's tinged with an unusual floral note (that I'm guessing is the marigold). I love how this smells vintage but also has contemporary sensibilities; as the perfume is well-balanced, complex and sweet. The scent doesn't develop very much, but rather, it gets sweeter as it drys down. Perfect for a romantic evening out with your sweetheart or to be paired with red lipstick and lacy underwear.

In addition, there's also a gorgeous floral projection on me. Sillage is moderate; lasts for about 8-9 hours. Finally, Boudoir is definitely very chemistry dependent and I wouldn't recommend this as a blind buy because it seems to be quite a polarising fragrance.

UPDATE: Although I do still like this (it blew my socks off at first) after finishing my sample I don't love it enough to purchase a full bottle. Not sure why, but perhaps it doesn't speak to me in a way that other fragrances do :)

Feb
14
2015
Shivana
Shivana

Never has a fragrance been more appropriately named.

Boudoir captivates exactly what a vintage boudoir would smell like. A symphony of cosmetics, suede, musks and talc powders.

It opens with a strong vintage vibe, and reminded me instantly of Tabu (Dana), but changes fairly fast and drys down within 15 minutes.

Boudoir is quite a unique scent but not particularly to my taste. There is a plasticy play-doh element that I just can't get past.

Best described by me as a sweet, musty rose, spicy-gourmand powder. :)

Feb
08
2015
Brian's Wee Sister
Brian's Wee Sister

Smells slutty but I love it! It's an accumulation of all the smells of getting ready for a night out ... Pink bubble bath, lipstick, make up, hairspray, rose wine, I even detect pink bubblegum! It's a rhapsody in pink! Outrageously daring. It is very, very sexy. It's on the list.
Four days later ...
I apologise to anyone who read my review (above) and was, dare I say it, influenced into buying Boudoir based on my glowing comments. I sprayed some Boudoir onto the sleeve of my coat at about eleven o'clock this morning. Oh. My. God. This stuff is awful. I think last time because I had one small squirt on a piece of card it wasn't too offensive. But in reality, Boudoir is reminiscent of industrial strength bathroom cleaner. This is not good. I have to take this off my want list. This is not for me. If you like it, go for it. But I hope I can get the smell off my sleeve.

Feb
05
2015
arrokaj
arrokaj

i got it today.vintage, nice smell but not so in love

Jan
30
2015
AveParfum
AveParfum

This is a beautiful rose perfume on a vanilla and slightly powdery-musky base. Boudoir could rival many niches. I can see why it is so popular. I honestly don't smell any tobacco, but there is definitely some spice, which mostly consists of cinnamon. Boudoir is old Hollywood glamour all the way. The romantic scent conjures images of sienna-tinted photographs and 1920's movie stars like Marlene Dietrich. I don't smell anything "dirty" or "skanky" here like I expected (and hoped for). Just clean, blooming red roses and a vintage feel.

Jan
27
2015
hnica
hnica

One word: strange. I expected something entirely different based on the name and the reputation, you know, something seductive, glamorous, sexy. It is not. Carnation is really dominant, all the way, even in the drydown - and it is actually pretty realistic, I must add. But the mix with aldehydes and tobacco is just too much for me. A unique, recognizable fragrance, absolutely one of a kind, but very, very strange. Seems just out of place somehow. Remember Belle Watling from Gone with the wind? The scene where she stops Melanie on the street, and wears that pink tulle thing around her head, with roses and too much blush? This scent is absolutely her in that scene. Over the top, out of place, but you recognize that her personality is completely different underneath it all.

Jan
24
2015
kerion
kerion

I have been wearing this quite often since I purchased it. I don't find anything sexual in this and I think once a suggested reaction has been put in your mind before trying it, the brain will try and detect that scent. Suggestive scent I guess you could say. This has no foul odor of any va jay jay at all nor does it wreak of balls. I just don't get it lol. This is by far my favorite lingering rose fragrance. Dirty rose, yes. Coochie? no. This is exactly what it says it is, "Boudoir", not just anyone's either. This is the boudoir of a Burlesque dancer with class. Nothing revolting here. Think dirty rose. Not offensive. Lasts all day.

Jan
21
2015
rARKatt
rARKatt

If I want to be mean:
Top: fabric softener
Heart: 80's soap bar
Base: laundry detergent (the powder version).

I don't hate soapy scents, it reminds me of a childhood guilty pleasure to jump into a pile of fresh, clean and dry laundry and surround myself with the fragrance of it.

I just don't think this is what I'm looking for in a perfume, at least not without some twist to make it interesting.

My tester is an amber coloured edP version.

Jan
20
2015
Migotka
Migotka

Boudoir is a scent that has been disappearing and reappearing on perfume shelves like a forgotten member of a family. It seemed for a while it might have been discontinued, pushed out by younger and blander likes of Naughty Alices and other Boudoir cousins. None of those scents has been as successful as Boudoir- for a reason.

Boudoir is a perfume with a character. For me, this is all I love in a scent it is spicy and powdery and slightly sweet. I am a big fan of aldehydes, and they create a nice combination with yellow flowers, cardamon and the sandalwood-tobacco-vanilla base. It stands out on perfume shelves among a lot of newer scents who lack the lushness and the imagination of Boudoir.

I am happy I got it and that it agrees with my skin, bringing out the big, flowery bouquet generously sprinkled with the spicy goodness.

Jan
17
2015
natluvly
natluvly

This might be love at first sniff!! Just got this as an extra in the 1 oz. Size in a swap and it was literally love at 1st sniff. Thank you to the lovely swapper, you know who you are. I am honestly blown away by this and I haven't felt this way about a scent in a long time yayyyy!


This is so very interesting...I love interesting scents but it's also like liquid gold in my opinion.

Jan
15
2015
PLUMPIE
PLUMPIE

Starts out on first blast a sweet slightly old bubble gum note mixed with Olay Beauty Fluid (slightly baby powder, slightly old roses), next comes the warm milky notes - almost like milk on a bowl of cornflakes (a similar cereal and milk note as Jil Sander Sensations) after a few minutes once this warms up the warm talcum powdered knickers note comes through and blends with the smell of the inside of an old dusty vintage evening purse, a whiff of cigarette smoke and I can swear someone has just puffed on some Airspun face powder. Then all of a sudden just as you think 'I hate this' it all marries together like some magical concoction. There is a powdery dry cumin type of note in here somewhere, perhaps I am smelling the marigold when paired with carnation which gives this an old world flavour. A very weird scent, the only thing I can compare it too is Gaultier's Classique though personally I think Classique does it better, more womanly and sultry than this fragrance which is sweeter and more rosy as opposed to spicy vanilla - these are both scents which capture the essence of a woman's dressing table - all of those products, the potions, the powders, the hairspray and the ghosts of fragrances sprayed and gone come together with the smell of recently worn evening wear scented with the smell of skin, worn pantyhose, tobacco smoke, nail polish and old lipstick, the smell of a glamorous good time. This scent is like when you smell the back of a glamorous woman's second hand watch strap - you can smell the mix of perfume and skin. It's there, but only just so and I don't feel this scent is particularly loud or attention grabbing - it's there for those who will get close to you.

Dec
29
2015
julmax
julmax

I got it in a swap because it intrigued me how it is supposed to be so sexy and notable. I also absolutely love my Naughty Alice so I was looking forward to try it. That said, I already had to get rid of another Westwood because it did not suit me whatsoever. Boudoir is different from what i have, and I have a lot. The best description of what it smells on me: bubble gum mixed with cardamom and resin. I will not call it sexy but it is a strong fragrance, good for winter, kind of cashmere sweater cozy, you burrow into your big turtleneck to smell some more. I think I'll be keeping it but it is a cold winter day casual designation for me.

A few months later, May: I ended up not reaching for it as much as I thought I would. Swapped it, sent it to a good home, hopefully it will get more use than it did in my collection.

Dec
12
2014
Shwets
Shwets

UPDATE: after 11 years and the reformulation, my head is unable to tolerate this as well as other perfumes. I'll always like this though and suffer through my symptoms just to smell this fragrance.

Dec
07
2014
Pinchu Prince
Pinchu Prince

Yeah Boudoir this time..
what i was doing when I received the sample vial, trying to learn how to pronounce it. Its a french term right.
Then i sprayed it on my body. I have fallen in love with it. Its so unique and amazing. Sophistication is the word for this juice. Very neat and clean. However a bit synthetic.

Caution: Teenage girls who are going to buy this to impress your teen bfs, reconsider ur decision. I dont think teen nose would like this. Its a mit more mature perfume. I am not using the hated-expression "mature" fragrance, but this is more elegant and poised than the usual tutty fruity perfumes. So there.

To me, I crave to purchase a big bottle of this one but this is a bit expensive. Anyways, a class of its own. BOUDOIR impressed me a lot.

Nov
28
2014
chick4troy
chick4troy

So I just received this perfume and after much anticipation I think I may be let down just a bit. It is a spicy floral and there is an underlying but prominent sweetness to it too. The initial accord (on me anyway) is of a syrupy cola, then carnation, some cinnamon and vanilla and then perhaps a hint of tobacco. Depending on how this fragrance is received by others will dictate when and where I wear it. It just may become one of those bottles that sits on my shelf for a day when I'm in the mood for something different. Not horrible by any means but definitely different. Hopefully later as Boudoir settles on my skin, it will develop further and convince me that it is something special.

Nov
14
2014
Cunning_blue
Cunning_blue

This is such an amazing scent! As many of you have mentioned below, this is scent is especially sexy and feminine. When i wear it i can detect almost every note listed: the carnation, the cinnamon, the vanilla, the rose, the fresh smooth tobacco, and some other sweet spices and light flowers. It lasts very long, through the night and I can still smell it in the morning. It has a very "fleshy" vibe with hints of soapiness, but still kinda dirty. It smells like a bra, that has just been removed after a hot night: scent of hot moisturized skin, with some soap in the background and traces of smoke . Despite it deeply sensual nature, it remains innocent and elegant.

Oct
23
2014
llburris
llburris

There is so much to say about this fragrance, but I won't reiterate what everyone else has been saying. I will say that this is one of the very few that femininity defines. I get transported to another place when I am enveloped in this lovely scent.

Sep
24
2014
Shwets
Shwets

I had this about 11 years ago - vintage dark coloured amber coloured juice.
It would give me such a migraine and a splitting head on the verge of nausea.
I loved the smell and bought it regardless then ended up giving it away as i couldnt bear the torture

Fast forward to 2014....i smelt this again earlier in the year and liked it, then i tried again and i had a slight headache.

The juice is now light pink and thinner. No skank as before and cleaner. To be honest i prefer less skank. The older juice was far more potent and lasted longer.

Yesterday after dreaming of this for a couple of days, and wanting it so much i ended up at the local high st. I sprayed and again that slight headache though not as bad as before - mind you, i only sprayed sparingly.

I walked around and after 2 hrs decided to purchase. I have to spray at a distance max small 2 sprays away from my face.

Sep
14
2014
scythe
scythe

Boudoir smells like the inside of my "bag" ( lunchbox covered in punk stickers) when I was a young teenage tough girl in the mid nineties. Shalimar and Sung testers stolen from Thrifty's...filched loose cigarettes...juicy fruit and big red gum...worn black fishnets...very Lolita.

I like grainy powdery sweet scents like this. In a vague way it is analogous to Dior dolce vita to me. Same BO undertone same dusty cinnamon same high pitched sweetness.
My skin minimizes the tobacco note and amplifies the benzoin and jasmine. I hate the tobacco note in Gucci Envy Me so this is a big plus. I also love love love Jasmine. Lucky for me so does he. He's not a big perfume guy but he loves this and Lush Lust. Woo!

Sep
03
2014
Czarcasm
Czarcasm

Boudoir is a very floral perfume with a little bit of powder and spices upon spraying, but without getting overbearing. It's not heavy, but rich in flowers. The rose and orange blossom are especially prominent. I'm usually not a big fan of rose perfumes, but I love the dusty rose in this! It's notes mix together real nice. I absolutely love the opening of Boudoir and the flowers will remain for days if I spray it on my clothes.

On some parts of my skin, Boudoir sadly doesn't work. I've always had dry skin, and when I spray this on my wrists (they're extremely dry), the flowers disappear within 15 minutes and what's left is a mix of cinnamon and overpowering tobacco. Some days it'll get so bad that I'll smell like an ashtray, and I don't even smoke! Because of this, I'll just stick to spraying it in my cleavage on on my neck. A little Boudoir goes a long way anyway!

Boudoir is very long lasting and packs quite a sillage punch. It can easily become too much, so beware of over spraying and consider it's projection in warm weather.

This winter I'll definitely spray all my scarves with this perfume. The floral stage will be around forever when on clothes, and I just love it. It's not really an ideal skin scent for me, but I can make it work as long as I pay attention to where I'm spraying. Boudoir has a seductive rich rose, is very powdery and gives a bit of a vintage feel.

Aug
29
2014
kimberly.kelly.750
kimberly.kelly.750

A bit too precious for me. It reminds me of grandma's sachet drawer. Give me Libertine,Let it Rock, and Anglomania!

Aug
19
2014
[email protected]
b@by

Smells like lipstick and roses. That's really all I'm getting from it. It wouldn't kill me to wear it, but I'm saving my sample for having to suffer through some sort of gathering where I don't like anyone...

Aug
19
2014
tanzp
tanzp

has anyone who lives in nz got a bottle they don't want?

Aug
18
2014
pinnock22
pinnock22

love love love this perfume. on my skin its very sexy and grungy with a sweeter floral side. I think only 3 or 4 spays is enough cause the power of this can fill a room. its starts of spicy and floral but turns into a powdery tobacco vanilla scent. lovely

Jul
31
2014
Pusteblumchen
Pusteblumchen

Found the package with this scent last Thursday whilst wandering at the shops in the central station and got intrigued. Couldn't remember of ever trying it before. And there wasn't a bottle to test hence I decided to wait until Saturday to try it calmly at the shop again.

On Thursday whilst at the shop I took a look on the internet from my portable device to see your infos and reviews about this perfume and the only thing occurred to me was "never buy blindly!!!". GOOD I didn't.

I love spicy. I like cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla and cloves. But such perfumes can be a trouble if the mixture isn't quite balanced and the blend doesn't come out softly like giving it the sugary topcoat of vanilla or roses.

This perfume is a problem for those weak of noses. My skin chemistry but LOVES it and I can only perceive the softly sweetly spicy cloud surround me when wearing it. I cannot recognize any citric nor florals in it luckily!

It depends on YOU and your chemistry hence I'd say always try it firstly. And never buy blindly.

It was like ANGEL. I needed to turn 30 to really appreciate the scent. Boudoir is also a kind of complex perfume. Not at Angel's level, actually NO OTHER perfume does but isn't an easy scent. You must have a personality to wear it - boldly.

Jul
27
2014
fiona13a
fiona13a

Well, hmm. It's not quite what I expected, but I'm looking forward to test driving it in mixed company:)

For the first four hours or so it had a powder and dirty laundry kind of smell.

Then it evolved into something glowing, with a salty base.

Then in the morning (Yowza -- such staying power! *Nothing* ever stays on me) it was a powder with salt smell -- I thought of the kept women of the men whose wives used to inhabit Frederick Nelson/Marshall Fields, clutching their charge plates in their gloved hands.

So we shall see what mixed company brings.

Jul
17
2014
Nirhtuc
Nirhtuc

I can see why many reviewers are saying this perfume smells 'sexy'. It definitely does. I think if 'power' had a scent, it would smell like this. Unfortunately, the perfume smells so powerful that it also makes me think that dominatrices might love to wear this! I would definitely not wear this in the daytime, not even in small quantities. I am wearing this dabbed (from a 1mL sample) slightly on one wrist right now, and I can't imagine the result of it being sprayed on the body more than twice! Recommended use: for date nights (non-tame ones!) and clubbing. Not for me, unfortunately. Courtesan by Worth is probably a better 'sexy' alternative for someone like me.

Jun
13
2014
szilvihorv
szilvihorv

Please, excuse my erotic comments below, but it's so difficult to find a perfume that has such an impact on my senses! Actually, this is the first one that works on my skin, so here we go:

Undeniably sexy, and innocent as hell. I think this scent is perfect for girls who are often taken for innocent and/or naive for their appearance: with a pretty round face and big innocent eyes. You put Boudoir on and you'll be the devil in an angel's disguise! It's true, this perfume is made for bedtime fun. Hell, even I get a little excited wearing it. But no complaints from my part, I like to feel sexy and this magic makes me feel twice as confident than I usually am. I would love to wear Boudoir paired with a cute pink babydoll, I think they go hand in hand.

The notes are blended together professionally, everything is just the right amount to create this mostly sweet floral scent with a light spicy undertone. Carnation, sweet rose and hyacinth are the most evident on me with the subtle jasmine. The cinnamon and the cardamom are very gentle, and then there's the tobacco blossom which adds just a hint of uniqueness. Mixes perfectly with the powdery notes so none of them become overpowering. The scent doesn't change very much on me from initial spray to the final dry down - it just gets sweeter as vanilla and sandalwood kick in.
It lasts for ages, survives the night as well if you go to sleep wearing it. Sillage is awesome; people WILL notice it if you wear it, so don't think you can get away unseen with one spritz or something.

Jun
12
2014
candymarie
candymarie

Not for me. (It took some scrolling to find a review here I agree with, and it's Habanita's.) It reminds me strongly of White Shoulders. I think it's the thick dose of carnation and white florals that rubs me the wrong way. It reminds me also of some sweet, clove-y paste we used in nursery school. And I blind-bought it based on reviews (which I'd sworn I never would again!) and within 24 hours I gave it away, didn't even want to keep it for the fancy bottle, that's how much I hated it.

Jun
03
2014
cawiride
cawiride

This is a quick review of Boudoir EDP. This morning I was walking through a shopping centre (UK) and was browsing in a perfume shop. I happened to mention to the SA that I hadn't sampled Boudoir for a long time. She got the tester and before I knew it she sprayed TWICE onto my neck! I was engulfed in this strong juice. This was WAY too much and I immediately went to find a washroom in order to scrub it off. I waited in a queue and mentioned to the lady in front of me that I was only going in to wash this perfume off and told her what had just occurred. A couple of minutes later she came across to me at the washbasin and said "you know that perfume smells lovely on you" I was surprised as I had thought it waaaaaay too strong, so, there you go! I think I will treat myself to a bottle!

UPDATE.
Its now 2 days later and I have indeed purchased a bottle of Boudoir edp.It is the pinkish coloured perfume. I have decanted some into a travel atomiser which delivers just the right amount and I blind tested it with my husband, alongside my Chanel no 5 edp to see which fragrance he prefered. He chose the Boudoir as smelling the nicest.

May
31
2014
porqoispas
porqoispas

May wash and wash yet never be clean again. I expected something warmer and spicier...this was just overpowering.

I put it on and at first it was strongly floral in a meh kind of way. I walked around with it for a while, hoping that it would settle into the warm, tobacco and spice that I wanted but it didn't. I found myself running to the nearest restroom to scrub it off.

I'm still looking for that perfect tobacco-based scent. In the meantime, I'll stick with my tobacco eo.

May
22
2014
jbells
jbells

Mine is the 1998 version, with cognac-coloured juice, not the pink in the image above.

Right from the nozzle of my decant, I can smell the mixture of spices and taste the cinnamon on my tongue. The part of me that dislikes spicy scents tells me not to spray it on, but it's very intriguing, and so I spritz thrice - on my arms and in the hollow of my neck.

It is just as spicy on the skin. But it feels dark, and reminds me of a the flicker of a single candle in a darkened room. There's carnation in it for sure, but it's like someone smashed it and all its essence is drifting around that candle whilst a bowl of spices sits nearby.

After about an hour or so, it calms down and becomes more floral, a little creamy, but still spicy. The "smoky" florals plays very nicely into this. There's a strange resemblance to the smell of sweat or skin somewhere in the mix that I only pick up when I put my nose to my skin, but it doesn't seem to detract from the overall scent. Something sweet peeks through, too, but I can't put a name to it. Could all of this be the influence of aldehydes? Perhaps.

Overall, Boudoir screams femininity, the empowering, sexy kind, but not exactly sultry. In my mind, I see this perfume made for *that* woman in red stilettos and a long skin tight dress, getting what she wants, when she wants. But she's not the kind who only stays in glorious mansions. Oh no, this lady isn't afraid to get down and dirty, to mingle with the boys in a room swirling with tobacco smoke. My mind goes to the movie The Great Gatsby (the Leo DiCaprio rendition).

I'm not sure how I personally feel about wearing this out at all (as I tested this at home). Nonetheless, it's quite brilliantly made and despite being spicy, I, who normally dislikes spicy scents, am rather drawn to it. I have not decided if I like it or if I'm simply neutral about it.

Sillage is pretty good! I can definitely smell it all around me.

Longevity is good, too. The scent does become closer to the skin at about the 4 hour mark, but in total, it lasts 7-8 hours on me.

May
14
2014
beavisbonce
beavisbonce

'Twas the morning after the night the florist burned down. Sodden embers and charred petals. Basically a floral fire. I sometimes sleep with my wrist glued to my face when I spray this. It reminds me of my mothers slippers warming by the open fire. Warm sweet talcum powder. Try this scenario, if you were to sniff the jacket of a fireman that has saved a French Madame over his shoulder from the burning whorehouse.....this is boudoir. You get the idea now, sensuous deep burnt florals.

May
13
2014
maltatude
maltatude

This is so pretty. I'd class it more as an oriental or floriental - it is a softer version of Loukhoum by Keiko Mecheri. I'm definitely adding this one to my list. It's beautiful.

May
06
2014
Hellenna
Hellenna

The initial blast reminds me of Beautiful by Estee Lauder, fresh, flowery and summery. The flowers fade quickly, as does any similarity to EL. Then it becomes a sweet spicy, evening jasminey slightly sweaty armpit scent. It doesn't smell animalic, or have any real depth to me, the way Dana by Tabu or Bal a Versailles do.

May
03
2014
mirrorghost
mirrorghost

ahh, this is beautiful! honestly, i wasn't really sure what to expect. at first this smells kind of like powdery solid deodorant to be honest, which isn't bad at all. the tobacco seems to come through more along with vanilla, orris root, rose, carnation and some other florals i can't quite identify...maybe hyacinth? now this smells like a blouse with perfume left on it (this is a good thing!) -it's very soft and lingering. i swear i get something almost like almond, slightly nutty here too, but not sure which note that is. after being on the skin for a few minutes, it is reminiscent of hypnotic poison, but i feel that it's softer and sheerer. it also seems to be a little more floral than hypnotic poison, adding more complexity. i absolutely love this scent!

Apr
26
2014
VintageViolet_
VintageViolet_

HONEY!!! Dark, deep, smoky-sweet honey. YUM! I tried this in Harvey Nichol's when i was down in Edinburgh yesterday (3 & 1/2 hour train journey from here) I love it!!

Apr
22
2014
MsWinkssy
MsWinkssy

This is definitely a gem in my collection. So unique, gorgeous, and feminine. When I first sprayed it I just said wow, wow, wow, it's a powdery floral and the tobacco blossom really stands out on me throughout the day. As it starts to dry down, I get the cinnamon and cardamon spices and a couple hours later the vanilla really steps in adding a touch of creaminess, so wonderful but really my words don't do it justice.

This is the kind of perfume that I like to put on when no one is around because I can do a little overspray and fill the room (which really is not hard to do) and I can just bathe in the cloud. Lasts all day and incredible sillage. I initially fell in love with the bottle design but the notes and reviews here led me to blind buy it. So happy I did, only wish I had purchased a larger bottle! This is one of the few I know I will be repurchasing.

Apr
13
2014
hbomb9410
hbomb9410

This is not my first or even second review of Boudoir. Even though I initially quite disliked it, Boudoir kept drawing me back, so that I ordered multiple samples of it because I couldn't let it go. I went from disliking it, to tolerating it, to waking up and craving it so that I had to buy a full bottle. Now, it's my signature fragrance. My friends and coworkers have come to recognize it. Men of all ages stop in their tracks to determine the source of this fragrance. I won't deny that I love a perfume that reduces men to putty in my hands, but what I really love most about Boudoir is that it smells completely different from anything else you're likely to encounter--certainly nothing like the (fake)floral-(fake)woody-(fake)musks and cloying, juvenile floral fruity gourmands that pervade the market today.

Apr
09
2014
Mignonette6
Mignonette6

Boudoir is exactly how I want to smell when I go to bed at night. I've been wearing it to sleep in for about a year now and have yet to wear it out. It's so intimate and sexy and exactly what my bed should smell like. I have both the light pink juice and the amber. The amber is better and I'm hoping the pink will age into the depth the amber has.

Sweet, floral with more than a hint of coriander on me. Absolutely love it.

Mar
28
2014
happycapybara
happycapybara

Hmmm… this will be a fun one to capture in words…

Well before one even sniffs, all kinds of naughty perceptions are going through one's head… and doesn't that make everyone HAVE to try it??!! (or perhaps that is just my dirty little mind working there hehehe) Well, here goes.. Walk along with me while I take my olfactory journey into the Boudoir…

Dreamy bottle design and sweet pink color of the juice, hmmm… I'm thinking, "this looks pretty innocent so far."

Next I give a good spray or two, and Ooh! I like this. Various florals, (hyacinth predominantly), aldehydes. Next there is something different here, it is the cinnamon & cardamom. This is the sexy part, yes I do smell a little bit um, well i guess the word excitement comes to mind. This is later softened by a bit of vanilla. As the scent progresses, the total result is GORGEOUS! I absolutely L-O-V-E!!! It is suggestive in a subliminal way, and of all my collection, this makes me feel most like a vixen.

Also the wafting power (aka silage) is grand. Longevity 9/10. Yes boudoir is a dream, a very GOOD (bad girl) dream!!!

Mar
23
2014
guillermostf
guillermostf

spicy at first, smells like grandmother. In the dry down, reminds me to organza.

Mar
18
2014
pravda48
pravda48

strange, yes. Very different!! I like how unique it is. It's fascinatingly aldehydic- i.e. it seems like a fresh breeze for the first 10 mins! It's almost cool as you inhale. So different… then it gets powdery and warm, cinnamon and vanilla and tobacco flower. It's 'gooey' like the sticky sweetness of a tobacco plant! I'm SO SO glad this works w/ my chemistry! Also I'll have you know it passes the guy test just fine. No complaints, no sweat-resemblance, no 'you smell dirty' etc. And my friends are brutally honest ;) Maybe my chem. just doesn't bring that out? Or maybe all the 'skanky' talk is just hype?

EDIT: out of the bottle as I'm decanting it it almost reminds me of Hypnotic Poison w/ the strong, sweet, vanilla powder (yummy, I might add) notes. Just… something about it. I really do like Boudoir. I can't see being without it, but this is a scent I wear FOR MYSELF vs to get compliments. It's quickly become my go-to cozy feminine scent for around the house days. It makes me feel like my bedroom has become a vintage pink-toned room with dusty rays of sunshine coming in through silky curtains. *shrug* and I don't usually get heavy imagery from perfume like that but this, this tugs at my sense of fantasy and girliness like a good work of art.

Mar
04
2014
henri345que
henri345que

I thought that this fragrance would only have a awful opening on me, but it's awful all the way. It smells, at first, like cheap and bad scented talcum, with some floral notes that seems to have rotten. There is something woody and a little bit sweet, but the opening refuses to go away and the mixture is just very unpleasant. It has been a long time since i tried something as bad as it.

Feb
19
2014
Giselle Viz
Giselle Viz

I was going to wear this scent to work today on Valentines, but my 14 year old son was complaining in the car, on the way to school that something smelled like really strong body odor. I Guess I'll go back home and wash it off before I go to work. I will wear another scent because I don't want to feel stinky.

Feb
14
2014
Plrowden
Plrowden

Boudoir is soapy, sexy, and feminine! It goes on with a fiery blast of florals and aldehydes which I find most compelling! As the middle notes appear, the soapiness tempers and the florals get bolder and mingle and the feminine aspect gets bolder. On me, the smell is simply divine. I get no snakiness, just utter, full blown beauty and the scent of woman! This is a heavy, full-bodied scent, best worn by women who are bold enough and secure enough to turn heads and not care one bit!

Sillage is heavy simmering down to moderate and the longevity is long lasting.
I am utterly smitten with this heady concoction!

Feb
14
2014
piggyluv
piggyluv

I love Boudoir, on me it smells like Sung with a HUGE dose of benzoin added (like Tabu quantity). If you don't like Sung or benzoin, you probably should try before you buy. Benzoin isn't listed, so it's probably the orris/patch/sandalwood combo that gives the yummy root beer smell.

Jan
31
2014
Chicagobelle
Chicagobelle

Beautiful scent!!! Sensual and lovely fragrance; very romantic and feminine. Sweet and warm with a subtle hint of spice and it lasts pretty well. This is yet another "Must Try" and "Must Have" fragrance.

Jan
22
2014
extrasensoryperception
extrasensoryperception

I have no idea why this does not work for me as I like strong fragrances but it just doesn't.
At the end of wearing it for a day I had the worst headache ever!!
Will be sticking with AP, much better with my body chemistry. After reading the reviews on here I was really looking forward to this frag, but my advice would be to buy a tester as this is definitely an 'acquired taste!'

Jan
18
2014
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nellyrlight@aol.com

very heady and high longevity..use a light hand..the base notes that linger on the skin really makes this perfume very special..

Jan
13
2014
havanadaydream
havanadaydream

Clove gum from back in the day. In a bottle. And the bottle is fine and says VW. That's it. Stinkarama. Im disappointed.
So I have a full bottle of the brown type and the box it came in. Anyone?

Jan
04
2014
cyndie.lee1
cyndie.lee1

I am not going to go into the sillage or longevity of Boudoir, as many here have it right - you KNOW when this perfume is in the room. I have been a fragrance junkie since 13 years old and I have known only TWO scents in this would that will drop men to their knees unabashedly and quite intentionally - Boudoir being one of them (Agent Provocatuer being the other). Yes, I have the audacity to wear this during the day; to the office. There are many perfumes that reel in the compliments from both sexes for me, but when I wear Boudoir, women look at me with utter comtempt and scorn in their eyes . . .and suddenly, every man in the entire building finds a reason to stop by my office, even the 26 year old Adonis that all the younger women would kill to get the slightest attention from (and there is 41 year old married, nothing-special me!) I think Passionflower hit it on the nose - this is the smell of brothels in the wild west. This is the smell of sin and all-things womanly. This is carnal attention in a bottle.

Dec
22
2013
all4knowledge
all4knowledge

I was so looking forward to trying this one based on online fragrance reviews and some of the notes used in the fragrance (orange blossom, rose, vanilla, etc.) Plus the bottle was so unique. It had to be a winner, right?

WRONG!! I think there was a lovely, creamy floriental in there somewhere, but it was overpowered by the odor of sweaty unwashed armpits in August.

I gave this one to my aunt.

Dec
16
2013
cori.x
cori.x

i wear this in the coldest of winter in texas (not that cold here), and it's great and long lasting... if the weather is not cold enough, this perfume is too heady

Nov
26
2013
rosebyanothername
rosebyanothername

Had this and wore it for a long time until the bottle broke during a move. Does anyone else detect something that smells like Dentyne bubblegum?

Nov
15
2013
Juliana6
Juliana6

Reminds something from my childhood. When I was a child, I used to love playing in my mom's wardrobe. The main type of this "playing" was slipping into the wardrobe, shutting the door and lying still in the darkness imagining fairy tales, dangerous plots, smelling, feeling all the fragrances and scents from all the fabrics (including lace lingerie and silk stockings), from oak wood wardrobe, from the leather bags and the furs.
Everything mixed together. As a child I perceived this mix as something mysterious, belonging to the world of the adults, forbidden for me and therefore so attracting. Now I know the real name for it -it's the scent of the womanhood. A grown up, sensual, beautiful, desiring and demanding woman's scent. She knows what she wants and how she wants it to be.
Reminds me the song of Elvis Presley "Fever".
You give me fever... What a lovely way to burn... What a lovely way to burn...

Nov
06
2013
mimila
mimila

For my birthday I recieved three Vivienne Westwood scents: Anglomania, Let it Rock and Boudoir. I have tested all three on separate days and Boudoir is the favorite with the others neck and neck for second place.I am wearing Boudoir and I feel enveloped in a luxurious haze of floral and Sandalwood. Few scents live up to their hype, but this one does! I don't know or care how others will react to Boudoir when they smell it on me, I feel and smell fabulous with it on, and that is what matters.

Nov
04
2013
perfumeaddiction
perfumeaddiction

I have never owned a fragrance like this one so when I had the opportunity to grab a bottle of the vintage dark juice I jumped on it. First let me say it's very unique smelling. I do not think I have an experienced enough nose to appreciate this fragrance though. It just is not for me. It has a very vintage feel to it. And upon dry down I do get that sneaky sultry musky sharp smell that could be associated with BO but not that nasty rank BO if this makes sense. It's deep and complex. It seems like it's got a pheromone type thing going on with it. Anyhow I am not woman enough to pull this number off but I do have a great appreciation for quality fragrances. This is quality as it does not wash off after 3 scrubs!

Oct
31
2013
garamascara
garamascara

I mildly dislike this one. It's a typical, nothing special, aldehydic powdery floral. Smells very dated. It's not overpowering or headache inducing, that is why I said I mildly dislike. I can tolerate it, no problem, but I don't foresee myself grabbing for this bottle too often. I wish I could smell some of the tobacco, or sweatiness others mentioned. I will, however, be keeping my bottle because of its awesome holy hand grenade shape. And I love Ms. Westwood, so much so that I named my daughter Vivienne. I do think there may be a bottle of the Anglomania in my future,

Oct
25
2013
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

No way. I dislike this since day 1.
It smells like sweat with sugar on top and pretty nothing else stands out. Shame because it seems to be quite complex and out of big work, but for me is a no no, both on me and Others.
I met a few people wearing it and they give me the same impression as Angel's or Hypnotique Poison or Coco Mademoiselle: territory marking, not leaving space for anyone else.
I'm not one of demure likes, but Boudoir is really too much.

Oct
12
2013
amandaj1024
amandaj1024

When I first put it on it was extremely overpowering and reminded me of a single middle aged woman in a bar chain smoking cigarettes circa 1986 wearing a sleeveless sweater with shoulder pads, a pencil skirt, and panty hose. After two hours, I liked it a little more, but it was still pretty harsh unless my nose was about six inches from where I sprayed. This is where I think the name "Boudoir" is a misnomer, because if anyone got close to me, I am afraid they would back away. It really is not a bad smell, though- just too much. I would rather have a perfume leave you guessing about where that wonderful scent is coming from rather than punch you in the face (not very sexy in my opinion). I think I might try to take the sprayer off my sample and dilute it before putting a tiny (and I mean tiny) dab somewhere below my neck away from nose level. While some of the other reviewers said it reminded them of sex, I didn't get that much, but I think it might be nice if it did. It would be luxurious to have everything smell like perfume and not sweat and bodily fluids. This would also be nice in a scented candle burned in a corner of the bedroom so you can only catch a whiff of it every now and then. I do not have much experience with identifying the notes, but I could only detect smoke, wood and spice- nothing more specific and nothing else.

Update: This smells amazing sprayed on a handkerchief and placed in my underwear drawer.

Oct
03
2013
thatsperf
thatsperf

I got to try it in a department store weeks ago. On initial spray I thought "Hmm,roses, tobacco and spices in there, I kind of like it, it's different" and off I went on my way.
However a couple of hours later the perfume transformed to that of a B.O of a woman that have sprayed too much perfume and have smoked far too much cigarettes...and now she's going home in a bus after a long day at work.
I felt I had to apologise to the people in public transport because I had the perfume on my skin and it was really bugging me. I went home and thought to myself"getitoffgetitoffgetitoff!!!!" and took a long warm shower. Never again ,Boudoir.

Sep
17
2013
HeidiLynn
HeidiLynn

This is an interesting, sugary-musty vanilla with a light floral note dancing in the background. I don't get much spiciness, which makes me sad--I was hoping for lots of cinnamon. I do get the "fleshiness" of it, the round, lightly sweaty note or slightly unwashed sense, but it is not unpleasant--it's like the perfume starts out "lived in" from the very beginning. It's interesting and very pleasant, a fun and sensual perfume.

Sep
14
2013
lisaivette
lisaivette

Well...Can a perfume make you blush? This one did. Very dirty,in a good way. The idea behind this perfume is well articulated. Not sure I could wear this one in public, but glad I got to sample it. Reminded me of a dirtier,yet softer version of Chloe Narcisse.

Sep
14
2013
franksgirl
franksgirl

I imagine boudoirs on Titanic. I smell lipstick and dusty rose...
Weird... that anyone would want to smell of lipstick... Would work great as a room scent as it is lovely but not as a perfume.

Sep
08
2013
temporalgrace
temporalgrace

I had been lusting after this one for months, and finally got to test it! "Boudoir" is certainly an apt name. I would imagine that this is how the backstage area would smell at a strip club right before opening. Light, clean, slightly soapy, sparkling aldehydes. Sweet florals. Perfumed female skin. Just a hint of spice from one of the girls smoking a cigarette in the corner. Makeup powder. Lipstick. Sexy underthings. I smell carnation, hyacinth, daffodil, tobacco, cinnamon, cardamom, and patchouli. This one is DEFINITELY a keeper. Test first if you aren't sure if you'll like it, because it seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it type of fragrance. If you love it like me, you're in for a treat.

Sep
07
2013
carolien1978
carolien1978

Blind buy and a big NO NO for me :-( .... very pitty because the bottle is lovely! But there is something I don't like about this scent. Can't put my vinger on it. I bought it because of it's good reviews ...but it won't stop me from another blind buy ;-)

Very stong parfum and not that boudoir feeling I was looking for.

Sep
06
2013
Angel in the South
Angel in the South

My oh my, I had been wanting to try this perfume for awhile and finally bought it as a blind buy. It was worth the wait as I love this perfume so much. It is a beautiful spicy carnation and powder on me. So wearable and with the autumn and winter slowly on the horizon this will be beautiful to wear. Thank you Vivienne Westwood for what is to me, a masterpiece in a bottle.

Aug
12
2013
xjulietdx
xjulietdx

Boudoir is outgoing, extreme, bold and definitely not for everyone. I think Satine in Moulin Rouge would wear this, it reminds me of feathers, pearls, red lips and Paris! It seems to be made for seducing man & stealing the show! Not for wall flowers and for those with a sensitive nose!
I tested it on paper and it smells really heavy with the tobacco blossom & vanilla! I didn't had the opportunity to test it on my skin but if I get the change, I will definitely go for it.

I tested it in a hurry on paper so I actually wasn't able to give my honest opinion. Today I decided to finally test it on skin. I applied only two sprays, just to be sure I wasn't going to suffocate myself.
The opening was pretty heavy and has something I would call "musky dirty" From the beginning I knew this wasn't just a normal scent. Boudoir is recognizable and different from all the other scents out there. I can't pigeonhole Boudoir in a category. It's spicy, sweet, smoky and floral at the same time (which I consider as a good thing though) It develops into a dry, spicy mix of tobacco and flowers. Clearly not a fan of aldehydes, but they don't bother me as they're only present during the opening. I can understand why everyone found it so seductive, it just screams sex!

Aug
07
2013
naide
naide

This is a lovely scent, a sexy womanly fragrance and how I imagine lady gaga - fame, should of smelt given the description. I really like it I can vision sending a guy crazy with this.

Aug
07
2013
2746cstreet
2746cstreet

I normally hate carnation & aldehydes. I really like Boudoir though. Why? I think it's because Boudoir doesn't have the accompanying soapy/talcum aroma found in many other fragrances featuring these notes.
The carnation in Boudoir smells very mildly of clove. Oh, I also hate cloves usually. In Boudoir though, it meshes very nicely with the vanilla & cinnamon and just makes the overall composition a bit spicy.
Boudoir does have a bit of stank to it, and I enjoy that in my fragrances. It's certainly floral, but in a heady, animalic way.
It's a wearable, modern interpretation of bygone skank perfumes that may be a bit too much for some younger gals. Ie; Tabu

Aug
07
2013
lindaberlin
lindaberlin

Just received my bottle today. Starts out very strong, almost soapy. It then settles down to a soft floral and very sexy. Love it.

Jul
31
2013
zoehhh
zoehhh

Like other reviews have stated, this is sex in a bottle.

The first blast is a strong carnation/tobacco mix and it is very warm, spicy and smoky. It settles and becomes very sweet and flowery.

The name 'Boudoir' does indeed suit this fragrance, but it is also a cosy scent (I think that is due to the cinnamon).

It is better suited for a cold day or for night time use.

It radiates pretty well and people most certainly know that you are wearing it. It also lasts rather a long time which is perfect as the drydown is very comforting.

I would not recommend this as a blind buy as my thoughts of how it would smell were very different to the reality of how it did smell, but with me it was a bigger winner than I was expecting. However, this is not to say it would be with everybody.

But if you are reading this and considering whether or not to buy it, definitely 100million percent go and try it at the very least even if you decide against it.

Jul
31
2013
Chocobaby
Chocobaby

This is sex in a bottle. Hot, sweaty, smoky. It reminds me of the after-sex scene in Angel Heart with Lisa Bonet and Mickey Rourke. (I'm dating myself). This juice has serious sillage. I tested it before bed last night and went to work today. Half way through the day, I get a whiff of this. So sexy. Thankfully I only applied a spray on my wrists. Too intimate to share this with co-workers. I can't really discern the notes. All I can smell is warm, sweet vanilla with some smokiness. Love it!

Jul
30
2013
hbomb9410
hbomb9410

I just deleted my original review of Boudoir after trying it on for a third time. I finally got past the carnation and aldehydes, and although I don't see myself ever purchasing a bottle, I can at least appreciate what Boudoir has to offer. Besides being cheekily old-fashioned, it is quite sweet. Looking at the notes, I can't tell what's responsible for the bubblegum facet, but it's there, and it lasts a while. This reminds me of a 50's prom dress, Betty Boop or Marilyn Monroe--unabashedly girly, over-the-top and a little bit silly. Not a serious fragrance, but it might suit a certain mood.

Jul
18
2013
lilacteeth
lilacteeth

Sinfully sexy. Boudoir is the perfect name for this scent. Let me honestly break it down. At first spray, I was weary of it...it seemed incredibly strange. I sat perplexed trying to figure out why the scent bewildered me. I let it waft around me for a bit and I realized I was smelling quite literally the musky sweat of a woman's skin mixed with a heavenly carnation/vanillic juice...and that is why Boudoir is the perfect name. It's dirty. It's quite literally sin and sex in a bottle. Don't let that frighten you though! It somehow works. Give it a minute. Contrary to what the 1998 commercial seems to imply (sweet to sinful), this one quickly turns from sinful to something beautiful and invitingly sexy. It causes me to let out a little sigh of bliss as I smell my wrist.The dry-down is amazing and the sillage is STRONG. This is a scent that willl follow you around throughout the day. You only need a small spray. In the last moments of the drydown (after a few hours) as the spicyness wears down, it actually ends up smelling warm and comforting. This scent is for an edgy woman. Not for those whose taste falls into the norm. The bottle itself is such a delight as well. I have definitely fallen for this scent.

Jul
15
2013
mocanu.cristina.5
mocanu.cristina.5

Boudoir is a perfume with attitude. It fits perfectly young women who are selfconfident.
Love the spice, the flowers and the monstruous vanilla in it. I said monstruous because it sticks for hours on my skin, even after taking a bath.
In the hot season it gets very sweet and can be overwhelming.

Jul
12
2013
Jillita
Jillita

After a few days of test driving, for me, this fragrance evokes less of the boudoir, and more of a mommy with a glass of wine after a day with the kids vibe. It has a sugary, powder dry punch that carries a Chanel no. 5 like aldehyde and gives way to limited top notes of baby powder, melon, rose, coco, citrus, and a surfeit of vanilla. I was hoping for middle note complexity, perhaps some heady booziness, and that it would bottom out with patchouli funk undertones and I'm not getting the carnation or tobacco at all, what was sold to me as within the same family of spicy orientals; like a Coco Mademoiselle or an Opium -- which play far more on sultry boudoir themes than this one. Alas, no. This one is not sexy to me, because it's uncomplicated, unimaginative, and boasts too much of a softly, confident, powdery floral that I associate with other rooms of the house aside from the bedroom. The sex appeal must be that the scent remains a secret between its wearer and the person who gets close to them, as it's super weak on the sillage front and longevity, too. But I will give my new friend more time. I do love the 'mini majestic' bottle design and the blush juice color. There's also some promising note that lies beneath that I hope will reveal itself as it settles in with my particular chemistry. May report back.

Jul
09
2013
nakedcity
nakedcity

Maybe I have skanky body chemistry, on me this smells like I'm chewing a (old lady alert) Joe Bazooka gum while indulging in a luxurious bubble bath, pink of course! Oh and reading the strip that came wrapped in the piece of gum, to get the full efect.

Jul
06
2013
dormir6
dormir6

This one is strange. I bought it blind, and I kind of liked it, but couldn't feel it was something I would wear as a signature perfume. It was a big, bold mixture of carnation and other flowers, so many flowers, that you really could feel dirty; like after applying and trying too many fragrances a day, but not dirty laundry at all. In colder weather I started craving for it. And on my skin it turned salty, sweet and salty, and delicious. It's a kind of fragrance, I simply love for itself and not the image a perfume helps to create around me. It's just like a relative who is not politicaly correct, or beautiful, but You still adore and love for uniqueness.

Jun
30
2013
popollll
popollll

I adore this scent. It's kinda salty and nasty in a alluring way. It really is boudoir.

I like how it's bit feminine without being overly girly. The scent itself is bold, so I mute my outfit, hair and make-up when I wear this.

Jun
27
2013
nikoleta1
nikoleta1

Finally blindly bought a bottle. First sniff was good felt a bunch of flowers, may be the weather was hot, but may be a read a lot of perfume reviews:-). Later i smelled just carnations all the way, like a cheap colone that we use to repel mosquitoes Gvozdika/ Carnations. OMG Boudoir was royal place, but full of nasty mosquitoes:-).

Jun
20
2013
pollyjean23
pollyjean23

Sweet, buttery, spicy: these are the words that come to mind as I smell Boudoir. It's as if I could pick up the aroma in my hand and mold it like clay. It's very thick. Super warm, rich, and enveloping. I like it, especially, because it isn't overloaded with amber, and it doesn't have any sourness. Sometimes I feel like I smell something coconut-ish, but it's probably just the tobacco and vanilla.

Jun
04
2013
Lust87
Lust87

The best perfume i ever had, i'm in love with this fragrance since 4 years.
Many people might say - it's smells old, mature, it's not modern at all, i don't like it at all.
Well, i was 21 when i knew Boudoir, so, the age really doesn't matter ;>
Boudior is extremely feminine, mature, classy fragrance, perfect for evening, but i use it as daytime fragrance too (i apply it with caution of course, because it's very long lasting and sillage is enormus).
It seems to be better for autumn-winter time, for hot summer it may be too strong and give a headache.
What do i smell in Boudoir? Perfectly blended flowers - carnation, rose and narcissus, a lot of tobacco, gentle orris powder, sweet vanilla nuance and soft spices - cardamom with hint of coriander, especially at the beginning.
The beginning may be a little bit too strong and bold, but you have to give this fragrance a chance - heart and base are magical, a little bit vintage, mature, unbelievable classy and sexy (because of rose, vanilla-tobacco note with shade of orris note).
Highly recommended - of course if you like strong, rich and classy fragrances.

May
12
2013
chezcerise
chezcerise

Feminine and classy. Bought it without smelling it and was not disappointed. Two weeks later spotted it on sale and bought another bottle as a 'put aside' bottle. Ended up giving it to my daughter who is 23 and she loved it. This scent is timeless, ageless and if you like powdery long lasting, but not overpowering, yet still commands the necessary sillage, then you will enjoy and appreciate this aroma. To be honest, I couldn't stop sniffing it as it laid on my skin so nicely. I said to myself "Now this is a good buy."

May
08
2013
LauriD
LauriD

So good. I won't lie.. This kinda turns me on.. Which kinda freaks me out.. & makes me love it even more :)

May
05
2013
ChampagneHo
ChampagneHo

I love this perfume. It's not for work, day time or extreme heat in my opinion. I don't get the comparison of Habanita to dirty musky civet scents at all. It just proves how differently we see (or smell) things. I find Habanita (VINTAGE is the only one I truly love) a beautiful soft feminine fragrance.

anyway, back to the Boudoir...

It's for the night time when you are with your partner. It's sexy with a little bit of raunchy carnation thrown in so not for the faint-hearted, but it should be carefully and delicately applied, not sprayed all over the place.

It is strong and powerful and my ex went crazy with it. My new boyfriend likes it very much too.

It reminds me of an antique store, velvet bedspreads, perhaps what a victorian brothel smelled like. Dirty roses and carnations, sex, and antique perfumes.

I am older, so I don't know if a younger girl or anyone who likes Brittny Spears, JLo, D&G Light Blue etc... will go for something like this. If you are open minded and like strong frags, go for it. Apply with caution!!

May
04
2013
kabelaced
kabelaced

Another testiment to chypres not being my sort of perfume. The carnation really came out on me with this, and there was a sweetness that was too enveloping - but no dirty musky civet or anything, at least not in a Rochas or Habanita kind of way. This scent reminded me of a family friend from the 90's - she was a bit sweaty, way too sweet in this kind of way, and also carried the lingering smell of cigarettes.

Maybe this was or is in her "boudoir!" But it won't be in mine.

May
02
2013
patxaran
patxaran

Pink bubblegum, lipstick, hairspray and a tad of sweaty polyester knickers... .actually no, the sweaty bit is way less prominent than I would have expected after reading other reviews. I would do further testing if I was super keen to get this fragrance, but for now I find it "interesting". The drydown is delicious, as the "bubblegum" has disappeared and a mysterious dusty chocolate like cloud remains... must be the patcholi, cinnamon and tobacco.
Update: meanwhile this is in my wardrobe, even with a backup. I love Boudoir! It's one of those fragrances that's really good for when you don't want to hang around ages to get to the drydown. I mean, this is so smooth that there are no harsh topnotes. Longevity almost 24hrs if you don't get forced to shower in between LOL One thing I dont quite understand is the "chypre" categorization. This is a warm honeyed powdery scent, perhaps aldehydic a little but chypre... sorry I don't think so.

Apr
23
2013
lassmichdich
lassmichdich

it's gorgeous! a seamless beauty, pleasently alluring, but for me on the sweet side for sure(sweet as in cute). i can't agree with the opinion that it is dirty, in any way! (the only scent i can think of as naughty being blonde by versace)
also, weirdly, i find it juicy, made of a non-existing fruit, which i encounter sometimes in perfumes and hereby name la fruit imaginaire. it takes different forms in different perfumes and is owed to my sucking at dissecting a smell into notes (which doesn't spell defeat for the ability of smelling yet, however!)
a boosting and comforting scent. very like!

Apr
13
2013
lmlovespapa
lmlovespapa

WOW.. is this ever gorgeous, no man stands a chance around ANY woman wearing this concoction, and I got it for a mere $19.99 SCORE.

Apr
08
2013
aveilhe
aveilhe

Boudoir falls into the category of "sweaty underpants and armpit" perfumes that I have been testing lately (those should be new fragrance classifications!). Others in this family have included: Le Labo Rose 31, Serge Lutens Muscs Khuba Khan, and Miller Harris L'Air de Rien. It's like a perfume orgy at my vanity these days!

What each of these share is typically a good dose of civet, cumin/fenugreek, traditional musk, or a combination thereof. And, WOW, am I ever sensitive to them! I pick these notes up easily (even when not listed on the official notes - as here), and they always comes across to me as dirty, bodily, and unapologetically skanky. I can't say I enjoy these perfumes in any typical sense (i.e. I would probably not want to wear them in public), but I have enjoyed exploring them and getting to know their nuances.

Boudoir is the most "girly" of the bunch. It hits you with a big burst of old-school powdery-floral-aledehydes -- very "Old Hollywood" glam. Then, out of nowhere, the skank comes slinking in. For me, the cardamom, cumin, and civet simply take over, battling for dominance with the heady, vanilla-sweeted florals.

Unfortunately, Boudoir screams "trying to hard" for my taste. It's as if every note that has even been considered "sexy" was thrown into the mix in the hopes that it would be the end-all-be-all of seductive scents. Instead, it just seems a tad desperate.

Mar
25
2013
freddinos
freddinos

An ok mellow floral with an animalic,indeed body odour smelling base (not in a bad way). I guess the hype behind this fragrance is mostly due to its name (for my nose at least). Yes, I can see this smell like pherormones to some people, but for me it's nothing special

Mar
25
2013
CBT
CBT

Boudoir starts with a burst of spiciness and settles into a deliciously heavy, powdery floral. It has a very old school, Victorian feeling to it but it's too dirty to be an 'old lady's soap' perfume, more something worn by the denizen of a 19th century bordello. On me, Boudoir smells like sweet, powdery rouge, rich flowers and something warm, carnal, almost sweaty. There's something cloying and decadent about it that conjures up images of the "gay nineties" (1890's France and England) - chorus girls with painted faces, the demimonde mingling with aristocrats and robber barons, lots of red velvet. In short, I will definitely be buying this one :P

Mar
22
2013
hautegaunt
hautegaunt

what english girls wear when they wanna get you in the Boudoir.. unique, alluring and sexy

Mar
21
2013
Majja67
Majja67

OOHH MY GOD, THIS IS DIVINE!!!!! Just got it by mail today, blindbuy! based on reviews here and that i also own "Nebras" Yes, they are very alike but i will return with a more full review when im over the chock of the heavenly Boudoir...
Think it just kicked my Shalimar of my signature shelf!!

Mar
18
2013
sherylchan
sherylchan

I have the one in amber liquid, haven't tried the pink. Absolutely love the warm spice and animalic trace. At the same time it has enough decency to not pervade into spaces arrogantly. Makes me think of a wild animal prowling in a cage, awaiting its chance to kill. Ends with a strong vanillic note, which I usually dislike; here it's perfect. 9/10

Mar
18
2013
smerina
smerina

at first i thought it was my grandma type of scent.. but after then i grew on me.. alluring very softly, i can not decide whether it's floral or sugary or spicy.. it keeps all.. it can be considered as a modern gothic perfume with everlasting power. very unique!

Mar
05
2013
joliecat
joliecat

Very pretty, very soft, lightly powdery, not overly sweet, feminine, ladylike fragrance. As with most current fragrances, first sprays go on strong and loud, but Boudoir quickly settles WAY down to a soft skin scent that lasts about 8 hours. To me, Boudoir is not "sexy or voluptuous" in any way, but it is very pretty.

The sweet light tobacco note gives this floral some character. It's almost, but not quite a vintage style floral. Compared to real vintage fragrances of this type, Boudoir is considerably more lightweight and subtle. But, if ANY fragrance makes a woman feel sexy, then it's done its job. If you FEEL sexy, you will BE sexy.
Totally feminine, Boudoir is a beautiful, delicate ladylike perfume.

Mar
03
2013
KATERINA LABROPOULOU
KATERINA LABROPOULOU

I received today My Boudoir. It is really amazing and the comments of Fragrantica really helped me to choose. It reminds me a lot of John Galliano's perfume. Amazing lasting power and is for all year round. Gothic and mysterious.

Feb
27
2013
Pace,MioDolceCuore
Pace,MioDolceCuore

Doesn't take prisoners... What an awesome mildly trashy and perfumy delight - I mean that as a compliment!
I had treated myself to an envelope of 12 different samples just to avoide my usual unsniffed buys and this one I honestly bought for the inner lolz.

The first 10 seemed like pure alcohol. Then I immediately was reminded of Bal a Versailles - but far less sweaty on my skin. I do get a ton of powder right away, too - but on my skin I get a magnificent ROSE. I've tried several roses before and had almost resigned myself to the idea of not being able to wear them. I GOT A WINNER HERE! Gosh, I'm excited.

While I completely get the Boudoir idea - this bad girl would want to me sure I touch up my roots a bit, buy some Opera tickets, put on a borderline dress that some might disqualify as overly avantgarde and be the woman that is the recipient of "We hate her!!!".

I should not even like this. The powder in it should be way too perfumy in the mind of 32 year old - but this is just a plain marvel!
Normally my skin just says "Skank, what skank?" and will proceed to head straight for the powder and vanilla - but in this case an incredible rose emerged, too!

This is the kind of Jezebel I was hoping for when sampling Putain des Palaces by which ended up being straight powder and lipstick on me.

I'm sure the full bottle that I will be thrilled to order will last me a lifetime - but why not.


If you ever wanted to cast a spell on a man who also wouldn't think he'd like this - this is the way to go. Almost unfair, but as Bill Cosby already stated: In love and and breakfast everything is fair game.
It's as if Mary Magdalene gives you a knowing wink having cracked the code.

Feb
25
2013
Ouch!
Ouch!

So...Boudoir, I just reviewed this on my channel..and said the words that came to mind because I've never known what to write.

Carnal, rosey, glamorous and rich...these are the first words that come to mind.

It starts out with the spices in the forefront but they are not OVERLY spicy. The carnation adds to the overall mildly spicy feel of it. The rose is very prominent, but it's rose that's surrounded by a huge WOMANLY array of tones.

As it's drying it has a very thick heady honeyish vibe that emerges which makes it smell kind of dirty (in a good way). That's the best way I can describe it. I think the sexiness comes from this honeyish vibe, even though honey is not listed, the combination of notes make it smell like that. The marigold adds to this as it's a quite murky/dirty smelling flower (again, in a good way).

The vanilla stays subdued until the perfume is very dry..then it shows itself..it's really quite beautiful in this stage and I think loses that sexiness, it now feels very sweet and soft. A soft vanillary rose..

Gorgeous, different and lasts a hell of a long time.

Feb
23
2013
lolitajade
lolitajade

I was really hoping to buy this perfume but realised it smells very similar to D and G The One. After reading this review, realised I had a small rollerball of Nebras. Wear the two together!!! Boudoir :))))

It really does smell the cheaper perfumes from the early 1980's. Funny it smells really classy now. But for me it throws me into my youth :)

Feb
22
2013
nikitajade
nikitajade

This is not a delicate, shrinking violet fragrance, but I guess that's obvious with the name. This is something Mae West or Marlene Dietrich would have worn, in a black negligee with a cigarette and scotch. This is something Scarlett would've wore for Rhett (NEVER Ashley). There is this rich, smoky tobacco and leather with just enough floral femininity (soft jasmine and rose)and just enough spicy (cinnamon, peppery carnation and plums) to keep it BAD (in such a very good way.) I don't get the dirty smell, all I can smell is VA-VA-VOOM.

Feb
20
2013
antfarm
antfarm

Jasmagina! I wouldn't wear this one in pubic. Oops, I meant to write "public." However, I do enjoy the novelty of this scent and its strangeness is addictive. Spray with caution--this is seriously potent.

Feb
19
2013
virga
virga

I have the old one I guess, because the juice is not pink – more like cognac. It instantly reminded me a weird fragrance my mother had in the eighties. She used to wear it on special occasions and the image of my beautiful young mother in her evening gown with long blonde hear was the epitome of beauty and femininity for me, but at the same time the smell of the fragrance reminded me all those times when she wasn’t there and how complicated she was and still is. Bittersweet marigold, spicy carnation, powder and sweet tobacco makes a very intense and strong composition, and just like my beautiful mother it tends to overpower everyone around her. I do not wear it very often, sometimes I think it is too much, too carnal, even repulsive, but after a while I fall in love with it again and enjoy every second of it. It is definitely not for everyone and those few Boudoir wearers I met were indeed extraordinary persons – charming and attractive and slightly scary underneath it all.

Feb
10
2013
Amalmarri
Amalmarri

unique, very loud notes (not very pleasent to my nose) start a fight on the skin till get tired and settle down to powder. not sexy at all. migrain people stay away from this one.

Feb
07
2013
arinmon
arinmon

This frangrance on my skin starts out as a powdery almost flowerlike femminine scent. I didn't like it enough to keep it on, but I didn't hate it. To me, it's not "sexy", it's more femminine, almost office worthy.
I have sweet smelling skin I guess, so I tend to bring out the "eh" in sweet or flowery perfumes. Sweet smelling skin brings out the best in spicy perfumes (not too spicy, mind you!)

Feb
05
2013
LadyRogue
LadyRogue

Westwoods "Naughty Alice" is well behaved and innocent next to "Boudoir"! -- Rarely was a scent this aptly named....It smells like a "Boudoir".....after a long night of sex with your man that is just back from a l-o-n-g trip. He smoked Cigarillos and brought you a huge bouquet of pink carnations....Your favourite flowers.

Tobacco, carnation, cinnamon and narcissus are some of the notes that barrage my senses after I spray this...They swirl and swirl and I can only think -- Sex in a bottle! In fact it is something like this that I think Jean-Baptiste was trying to *create* in the movie "Perfume" -- It smells very much like the essence of a naked woman. (if this makes any sense).

This is not a scent I would wear to work...or to a casual lunch. No; this is something that you wear when you are out to seduce. It's a dirty scent...in a very sexy and intimate way. In fact this would be perfect to wear with your favourite lingerie...in your Boudoir where you and your lover are playing "Fifty Flacons of Scents" ; )

Definitely not something you should buy blind! This is not for everyone, and should be tested on your skin before purchase. Don't expect pretty or yummy...No, I would rather describe this as primal and animalistic with a growl!

Silage is: a long sexy hug. -- Longevity is: all day/night long.
Be warned! Now go and enjoy! : )

Feb
01
2013
Anmo
Anmo

It is one of the favorites of my boyfriend. It is all about flowers, spice, powder, sweat and cigarettes -- romance, isn't it? Only if that's your perception of romance, as it certainly isn't mine.
It's mature, complex and well made. I love the spicy-powdery aspect of it but overall it's just too unclean for me.
Boudoir has my respect but it hasn't attained my love.
As i don't like it, bf wears it himself sometimes, it's better that way...

Feb
01
2013
RedLady
RedLady

A completely unique, explosive mixture of various floral notes, vanilla, tobacco and… female sweat. Have never smelt anything like this. And I love it.

I am NOT getting any “lady bits” smells at all. What I AM getting is warm, moist, female skin. Imagine dancing in a hot club for several hours and then rolling around in flowers and powder. That is Boudoir.
It is undoubtedly feminine, in fact it SCREAMS feminine, but it actually smells almost primal… carnal even. It is not oppressive, or harsh on my skin, in fact its quite comforting.
But it is very, very suggestive. I can imagine men falling at my feet whilst wearing this. Very beautiful and very, very naughty. And my mum loves it (the whore!)

Jan
30
2013
ta2kitty
ta2kitty

I was so excited to try Boudoir. I opened the box as soon as I received it and sprayed it on myself. Unfortunately, all I could smell was something funky. Like body odor. I let it settle for about 30 minutes then asked my fiance what he thought. He took one sniff and said he absolutely did NOT like it. Sadly, my body chemistry just didn't work with this little gem.

Jan
29
2013
judithmarianne
judithmarianne

What I love about this perfume is its grandiosity. It's definetely something you wear to get noticed and you will draw glances. Each time I wear it I feel so voluptuous & seductive, like a 19th century French courtesan. It's a woman's scent and not a coy one either.
If I'm not mistaken it was launched in late 1998, just slightly after Angel. I also love Angel, these two are perfect examples of love it or hate it cases. What I don't understand is that while Angel soared to its cult status Boudoir seems to be forgotten, only remembered by a few handful. What a pity....An absolute masterpice, totally underrated.

Jan
25
2013
PhaedraRose
PhaedraRose

Vivienne Westwood could not have picked a better name for her first, and in my opinion best fragrance by miles. This scent evokes the essence of warm perfumed skin and heady,smoky air in the sumptuous,luxurious Boudoir of a confident and alluring woman. For me it is heavy in rich carnations & roses and exotic jasmine,with a subtle spiciness from the marigold & coriander and a powdery,smoky background from the tobacco blossom, sandalwood and cinnamon. This scent is a one-off, in the same way as Jean Paul Gaultier Classique, Poison and Angel are one-offs, not for the faint hearted and certainly not for everybody. It is a strong and long lasting perfume which I personally recommend for evenings and especially when you want to exude sex-appeal and confidence as it makes you feel like a million dollars when you're wearing it. To date, this has to be my all-time favourite by far- a definite masterpiece.

Jan
24
2013
laetitiavp
laetitiavp

I think Boudoir is a very beautiful and complex fragrance. I don't get any unwashed dirty smell like many others do... On my skin I mostly smell tobacco and vanilla, creamy sandalwood and yes, I think it is very sexy, but strangely I would love to smell this on a man. I know that it is said to be a ultra-feminine fragrance but, wow, I would eat a man wearing this. It is so warm and sensual...and for that reason I can't see myself wearing it though I keep smelling my wrist each time I have it on...

Jan
19
2013
vintage_scent
vintage_scent

This is quite the little vixen! She is a vamp, do I daresay a jezebel? I have to say, this is a MUST on my list of Valentines Day treats. She is practically screaming pink satin sheets. Yes, Boudoir is a pink, vampy, ultra-sexy girl on the wild side. I keep thinking Thelma Todd when wearing this hot toddy. I love the carnation and spices, and the tobacco blossom note is pure genius. And I love the powdery spiciness...the name is perfectly matched here.

I cant wait to see what hubby thinks of this on Valentines Day! Wear this if you want cupid shooting an arrow your way!;)
Happy Valentines Day!!

Jan
18
2013
shushkin
shushkin

WOW!I had to try this for myself as the reviews sounded so exciting on here. I was not disappointed. It positively sparkles from the word go. The dry down is a bit powdery and fruity and for some reason makes me think my beloved glamorous Gran. Puzzling as she was a "Soir de Paris" and "Je Revien" kind of a gal.
Nice one Viv!

Jan
18
2013
Guest_knomrlse
Guest_knomrlse

Sex in a bottle is darn right!!! - an amazing aphrodisiac, that has an indomitable staying power and could not possibly be more feminine

Jan
07
2013
trueblue19
trueblue19

Mine was purchased years ago and the colour is amberish, not pink. I'm a bit confused to see Boudoir categorised as chypre floral. I don't see the chypre part...nor do I get much aldehydes. It's obviously oriental floral to me. If your an Opium lover, you'll probably love this too. The carnation doesn't smell too green or soapy as I find it in many other perfumes. On the contrary, it's voluptuous, sensual, extremely feminine and exquisite. There is clearly tobacco note but not heavy or smoky, more on the sweet side. The rose is loud and sharp, not powdery, but is well toned down by cinnamon and patchouli. It's not listed but I do get tuberose as well. There is overall a vintage vibe about Boudoir, dark, complex and mystic, but it's full of rock spirit even punk at the same time. I can totally see a girl wearing Boudoir in Georgian dress and wig as well as in a leather bomber jacket and bob haircut. It's marvellous.

update: My old Boudoir is maturing surprisingly well and now it smells like Opium's younger sister lol. One drop on my bathrobe sleeve lasts FOREVER!

Dec
27
2012
lspreack
lspreack

Well I got my sample in the mail the other day. I had to try this bad girl just from the reviews, and let me say that on me she's not that bad but a sweet powder puff ball. First spray is a giant powder puff of powder smell puffed in my face. It's very retro smell, and it kind of reminds me of how an aging Westwood might feel trying to retain that last bit of youth. There is no sillage on me, but I think my body swallows scents like a sponge. It could also be the sample I got. It is the amber sample others have mentioned. She smells OK to me. If I smell it on me directly its powdery, but as the smell wafts up and my body heats it up theres this beautiful flower smell I assume the carnation. Not sure if I like her enough to search for her and spend $80. I'm still on the fence although when I asked me fiance to smell he bit the inside of my arm, and when I asked me officemate to smell it he kind of got a lusty look. I'll sit with her some more today there may be some seduction but it wasnt as torrid as I was expecting.

EDIT: Just something about her that I like. I was hoping for a bigger blast but theres this sweet comfort I like. She's quiet with me not the rough lover but a gentle kiss. It has to be the sample. Maybe I'll get a more slap than tickle after I get a bottle. She is sexy. I cant help but smelling my sweater. MMMMM

EDIT 2: OK I think I've fallen in love w/ Vivie. She's intoxicating. I gave her the final test the other day and drowned myself in her. This was either going to be a go or no go. I feel so grown up wearing her. I love how she smells even if I dont get the compliments I wanted I'm starting to love her. It's the soft femininity I smell. You feel like a woman. I guess some had rubbed off onto my seat belt, but the other day I kept smelling her feminine delight and realized that she was still on my seat belt teasing me. Yes, Vivie I have fallen for you. I need to stock up though because it looks like you are in short supply.

EDIT 3: I had a simply euphoric idea to see how this would smell on clean male skin. I'm thinking divine in a taboo way.

Dec
26
2012
mimikins24
mimikins24

So I was at my local Winners and spotted this fragrance for $22 for 50ml --- how can you go wrong, especially after reading all the reviews.

A very bright opening, almost making you wrinkle your nose, which I attribute to the aldehydes and bergamot. It quickly transitions into a very ripe fruit fragrance, despite there being no fruit notes. To me, I imagine luscious red fruit, ripe to the point of almost turning spoiled.

It settles nicely into the drydown, where I get loads of patchouli and finally the floral, heavy on the carnation, narcissus and jasmine.

Loud, brash, unashamed, probably obnoxious and very long lasting. Not for the faint of heart, but delightfully bad. Kind of like a friend who is a bit of a mess, too hard of a partier, but what a great time you can have together!

Definitely an evening scent --- my husband isn't sure why he is following me around like a puppydog, but I think I do. It's a good thing I didn't know about the scent during my clubbing single days.

Dec
18
2012
Kysyona
Kysyona

Í am having an olfactory orgasm here! Sex in a bottle is darn right!!! - an amazing aphrodisiac, that has an indomitable staying power and could not possibly be more feminine bordering on "drag queen"in the best sense of it! Leather, cherry brandy and some serious sweaty sex stuff! And yes, I have worn it to the office! It is by no way offensive to others, but it also leaves no doubts to those who might be wondering what's on the wearer's mind. And it will be, after the very first spray! It gave me a very much-needed back then "je ne sais quoi" feel about myself and definitely unleashed some demons into the boudoir part of everyday. I never felt more confident and powerful as a woman while I wore it. It has been a while since , because I just had to try everything else out there, but in my heart (and nose!) I know this is THE HG, I just need to play around a little bit longer and then come back and never stray again. :) Definitely not for summertime, strictly evening/cold season stuff. The bottle is fabulous, the contents are divine, but you have to live up to it. Wallflowers, steer clear of this, seriously.

Dec
11
2012
guest_Vie Cafe
guest_Vie Cafe

I described this perfume as Bubblegum Skank to my 20 yo male friend and then he smelled it and said: Oh. I REALLY LOVE THIS. His eyes became a little glossy too. haha

This is hot stuff.

Dec
05
2012
cinsot
cinsot

OH MY GOSH!

Indescribable exquisiteness.

Boudoir speaks to me in the solar-plexus. I am moved by its audacious beauty.

Rose Chypre to the core and unabashedly so.

Vivienne, you dateless vixen, you have stolen my heart. Thank you.

Dec
05
2012
Bettany87
Bettany87

Boudoir is one of those fragrances that really lives up to the hype and to its name. This successfully evokes confidence and sensuality. The potent blend of notes mingle well with each other it was hard to discern a single one ... but I do get the floral notes and the smooth tobacco blossom and faint sweetness of the vanilla. The dry down is oh, so beautiful with hints of creamy powder. Boudoir embodies the fearless, assured, sensuous side of the female entity. I immediately added this fragrance to my "love" list and now contemplating of getting a back-up bottle ... yes, it's that good.

Dec
02
2012
derkargy
derkargy

I truly admire ms. Westwood's provocative,freespirit creations,but her parfums are not my taste,especially Boudoir that really stinks on my skin!

Dec
02
2012
Conifer lover
Conifer lover

Lady in Red It would be easier for me to copy and paste the lyrics of this beautiful song by Christopher Burgh to describe this fragrance, which is equally beautiful.

There is something here that reminds me of Coach Poppy without the girly-girl flavor.

This lady is all dressed up looking gorgeous and lovely, just like the song says. She's dancing with me cheek to cheek.

She is a beautiful lady shining bright giving a feeling of complete and utter love.

I'll never forget the way you look tonight. Anyone who knows this fragrance can relate.

Dec
02
2012
Moonds
Moonds

This is one of those perfumes that either works with your chemistry or totally misses. When it works, you are bound to get compliments galore - this is something floral, slightly musky, soapy and exotic; imagine a grand bazaar - with spices, wood and people and all manner of goods for sale. It is heady and you don't need a lot (too much is just too much!)

Test first and lightly; if you love it, you'll keep coming back for more (and it's not that easy to come by).

Nov
22
2012
Eos
Eos

Sorry to be a dissenting voice here, but I can't understand why this gets so much hype on the club side of this site. To my nose this is just a spicy, heavily indolic floral with little to distinguish it from others of its ilk. Not my thing. Would I call it a chypre? NO. Its definitely an oriental. Thanks to smile4thecamera for the chance to sample and unmask this much talked about scent.

Nov
18
2012
soonflower
soonflower

Had it more that ten years back.
Loved it than and love it now.
Bought it few weeks ago and it's exactly how I remembered.

Smokey, heavy and stong.
Boudoir is very seductive.
I've never had so many compliments on a fragrance like when I'm wearing Boudoir, got hundreds of them especially from men.

Nov
18
2012
Radchick
Radchick

This has got to be one of those perfumes that is entirely dependent on skin chemistry. I have been curious to try this ever since I learned that Vivienne Westwood wanted to create a perfume that smelled like "a freshly washed fanny". I ended up buying this blind! This opens with a sparkling floral, just lovely. Then after about 15 minutes, the top notes fade away and the true nature of this scent emerges. This is a smokey, dirty, musky, heavy, animalic scent. I am amazed that some people are picking up powdery or spicy notes. I get nothing but dirty skin. I have smelled fragrances like this before, usually in vintages that use a lot of civet or castoreum in the base, but here, it's more flowered up. I suppose if you stop bathing, sit in a smokey bar, and after about a week, douse yourself in flowery perfume, I imagine you might smell something like this. It seems counterproductive to me to shower to get clean, then spritz on something that makes you smell dirty. I have never worn this in public, simply because I can't think of any occasion where it would be appropriate to smell like this. I will probably never actually use this. It will be a novelty item in my collection. By the way, my review is for the pink juice.

Nov
15
2012
Mollydelovely
Mollydelovely

This is the closest I've ever come to a signature scent... truely empowering!
I love the combination of salty and powdery (for me this is not a girly scent) and the use of tabacco leaf is a work of genius.
Everything about Boudoir is synonymous with glamour including the bottle, the scent, the name and of course Vivienne!
My heart goes out to those who struggle to get hold of this perfume as it always stops me in my tracks when I smell Boudoir on others and the more women that wear it the better!

Nov
14
2012
nadia11
nadia11

I think the tobacco notes of this perfume add class and individuality to it, making it a perfume you either love or hate, i think. I love it for the simple fact that its so unique and sexy...love it!

Nov
06
2012
busik
busik

For me, so there are not any "women in lingerie and stockings." For me, it's white plate, and on it from the air meringue dessert with vanilla cream, freshly watered from the top of the jam mix of berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc.), lightly dusted with chocolate chip and caramel are poured . And so it looks appetizing, sweet smells mixed, barely contained salivating already imagine how I take a spoon and put it in the splendor of his mouth, and what bliss from melting meringue, berries, candy, and now feel as drained combination of taste and smell.
Here I can not help myself, edible to me smell it! He does not chypre, fruity fragrance.
Being in such a dessert cloud broke down and went to the cafe for coffee with lots of frothed milk. The hair is held 8-10 hours.
Desertik chic!

Oct
24
2012
luz
luz

It reminds me of Organza as well, which i
I adore.
Sillage is great. I consider it a winter fragrance.

Oct
19
2012
scentsforme
scentsforme

@ann.sundwall:) I appreciate you letting me know about the color, because it sure does smell good...:P Thanks so much!!!

Oct
13
2012
ann.sundwall
ann.sundwall

@scentsforme: Not to worry about the colour change...it doesn't affect the scent, at least in the sense of it being spoiled. Some people prefer the pink coloured stage (early on), others prefer it when it ages a bit and turns amber brown. The pigment used to colour it just appears to oxidise and change colour. The reviews below discuss this in more detail.

Oct
12
2012
scentsforme
scentsforme

I just bought this, when I got home open the box it was a dark color, does anyone
Know if this is bad? Need to know may take it back. The others on the web are pink.

Oct
12
2012
Conifer lover
Conifer lover

I'm not real sure how to describe this fragrance but I do love it. It reminds me of something sweet maybe vanilla in sweet potato pie on Thanksgiving. There is a hint of spice that I like. This is very smooth and appears very well blended. There appears to be some fruit but barely there. I am attracted to the orange blossom in most fragrances that have this note so maybe it's the orange blossom mixed with patchouli that is making me love this. What a fine fragrance.

Oct
07
2012
guest_Vie Cafe
guest_Vie Cafe

Hurry, hurry! My local Winners has tones of it right now for half the price. I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. the store I am talking about is the one on Macleaod trail SW. Run girls!! RUUUNNNN!! haha

Sep
30
2012
sleazenrapture
sleazenrapture

I have been trying for some time to write a review on Boudoir. But for some reason, the words to describe this absolutely unique and wonderful scent have failed me. So here goes...

I first smelt this on an acquaintance of mine and was immediately captivated. I instantly set to finding somewhere I could test it. I finally managed to find some (pink juice) in the Debenhams in Liverpool. I had ten minutes before I had to meet some colleagues for a meeting, so I hurriedly sprayed both my wrists with it and fled off to the meeting.

At first, I was somewhat disappointed; this didn't smell like my captivating acquaintance at all! Regardless, I put it to the back of my mind, and got on with my meeting... And three hours in, Boudoir was back. Oh my. Needless to say I was very distracted.

Boudoir is complex and goes through stages as you wear it. To anyone wanting to test it; PUT IT ON YOUR SKIN. Test strips do not do this girl justice. The opening on my skin is heavy carnation, retro rose and aldehydes; sharp, and very clean. Reminds me of soap you'd put in your drawer in the 20s to keep your clothes fresh. And while I've come to realise this opening is certainly unique and gorgeous, my heart lies with Boudoir's. After two or three hours, the sharp & floral edge melts away to reveal her captivating and deeply seductive heart. Heavy and sweet doses of mysteriously powdery vanilla; whispers of dark, velvety rose; delicate clove cigarette smoke oozing from sweet lips; subtle hints of smouldering spice; and THAT note... I could never compare it to bad B.O; but it's certainly HIGHLY animalic. There is a certain similarity to female sweat... Salty, but sweet. This note is not overpowering to me, more like a dirty afterthought. It blends so beautifully and naturally with the powder and rose that you wouldn't identify it as anything other than an animalic undertone, unless you (like myself, and many others) sniff at it relentlessly going, "COME ON! Where's the foof note?! Where's the wee/sweat/toilet?". (FYI: No toilet or wee). This gorgeous heart lasts upwards of 6-7 hours, and eventually mellows into a silky & sexy skin scent, which stays with you until you choose to remove it.

For me, this fragrance has everything I could ever need or want. It's retro, without being 'granny'. It's modern, without being a fresh-fruity-floral-cupcake-celebufrag-flanker. It's sexy and dirty, without screaming about it. It's highly and totally feminine. Sweet but not sickly. Sophisticated but not stuffy. Sultry but playful and naughty. I absolutely can't get enough.

I had an altogether different experience when testing the amber liquid - sprayed it the same as the pink, squarely on both wrists. With the amber I REALLY got the 'urine' thing - it was extremely pungent. It also smells much more 'vintage floral Guerlain-y' than the pink; which is a huge plus for some I imagine - but me and old-school Guerlain don't get on too well. After the harsh opening, it mellowed into the older sister of the heart I described above; which whilst not unpleasant, was still altogether harsher and far more aldehydic than anything I can withstand.

One thing another reviewer noted below, and I can also attest to is the fact that Boudoir (pink and amber) draws upon your natural odour. Boudoir is not a scent you would spray on yourself halfway through the day when you have that occasional "What smells...?! OH NO. I FORGOT TO PUT MY DEODORANT ON THIS MORNING" moment. It enhances and showcases the natural scent that we as women are lucky to possess, so if you aren't having a fresh day I'd avoid it!

I've also found that my dear lady does NOT like hanging around on clothes (she much prefers naked skin... Of course).

I know it's not for everyone - but it's certainly one of the ones you've got to try (see Womanity, Poison, No5). If you click with her, she'll certainly reward you. I hope we never part.

Sep
29
2012
squeeze321
squeeze321

Aghhh Boudoir!

I have had my 30ml bottle of Boudoir for a long time, nearly 14 years to be exact and although I love the warm, lingering notes I found the perfume too strong to begin with. Infact, I could still smell it three days later!!!

However, I have managed to decant some of it into a 15ml glass roll on tube so that I could control the amount of Perfume I use. Oohhhh WOW! So if any of you perfume enthusiastics, like myself find Boudoir a little too strong, then you can buy your selves a glass roll on Tube from a well known online retailer (don't know if I'm allowed to say which one) for a very cheap price then you just remove the plastic top containing the ball with a small screw driver....be gentle, and spray as much as you wish into the glass bottle, then cover. I used the 15ml glass roll on bottle which is large enough to last you a while and small enough to fit in your handbag.

Sep
29
2012
mzfiguer
mzfiguer

Gosh, I want a new bottle of this wonderful witches' brew so bad, waah.

Sep
20
2012
judyk
judyk

Update to my August review -

I've decided to promote Boudoir to my signature scent.

It's not my *favourite* favourite perfume - but then favourites can have limited use. They may be too loud/spicy/sweet/formal/sexy/weird to wear sometimes.

But I could happily wear Boudoir any time, any where. For a start, it's available and affordable. It's the one I spray when I need an olfactory cuddle, or when I'm relaxing after a day at work. It makes me feel happy and calm when I'm out and about and it's the only perfume I've worn so far that anyone has commented on and asked me what I'm wearing. :)

Sep
18
2012
bobbyferrant
bobbyferrant

Starts out very reminisent of Van Cleef's First..with almost a Chanel no. 5 vibe..but sweeter and skankier. Becomes very pink & powderpuff-like.. i pick up the cinnamon & a bubblegum accord. Then comes the bouquet of dusty carnation, rose, narcissus & marigold. On a base of orris root, vanilla, woods, & cigarettes. LOVE

Sep
08
2012
judyk
judyk

I bought this (edp) on the strength of a sample I sprayed on a card a week ago. Strength being the operative word - I can still smell it on that card! But Beauty played the key roll in my decision to own it.

I've just put the merest spritz on my arm for a skin test and I'm floating in a sweet spicy powdery pink bubble of deliciousness. I was going to put a bit more on before I went out but I'm not sure I dare!

Aug
25
2012
guest_Vie Cafe
guest_Vie Cafe

I just got this in a "swap" with gingerbread (thank you sweetie!), and I must say at first I was pretty surprised with the scent. it reminded me of the perfumes that they used to make in the late 80s with the strong tuberose, coconut, aldehydes, carnation and my worst enemy: hyacinth. The first 1 minute blast to me is like chewed-up minty gum and musky sweat. Very, very unusual! I could have sworn there was mint in there, but this minty smell, I realize, is coming from the Carnation, which I am not very accustomed with. It took me a couple of minutes to wrap my head around it.

Now after wearing Boudoir for over an hour, I am definitely liking it a lot. It is such a strange fragrance to me. The woman who wears this is not the usual girly girl. She has a certain sensuality, originality and her own style. She is not afraid to not fit in.

I am glad I received this because I am always looking for the one strange perfume that will be unlike any other one. I think I have found one at last. I smells exactly like I imagine a vintage boudoir to smell: tobacco fumes, heavy velvet curtain, a certain staleness from never opening the windows, lacquer furniture, some dusty lace, the faint odor of skin and a mix of all kind of beginning of the century cosmetics. Powdery, warm, sensual, surprising, animalic. this perfume is a real olfactory experience in itself. Makes me want to paint my bedroom a deep shade of purple. haha

And the best thing about it, absolutely nobody I know is wearing it!

Very well done perfume. Bravo!

Aug
17
2012
red347
red347

After reading all these reviews it sounds like I HAVE to get a sample for my wife!!!

Aug
09
2012
mzfiguer
mzfiguer

I would wear this all the time. I agree with all who say it is warm and sexy. It certainly made me feel sexy. Men would turn around and ask who was wearing that fragrance, and complement my choice. I don't really like the other vivienne westwood fragrances. Love the design of the bottle.

Aug
03
2012
CoolBreezes
CoolBreezes

This one just matches with my chemistry and melts into my skin. I've been looking for a prominent narciscuss note in a fragrance that is more than fleeting, and this one stays on for the duration. I'm so excited, because Boudoir smells the same on me regardless of whether it's cold or hot outside. No fickle juice here! Smooth and sophisticated without being stuffy...found another favorite! I love it for what it is, and it happens to be a man magnet. :)

Aug
02
2012
LeaB
LeaB

I've been wearing this for years, I bought it as I wanted something seductive and feminine, and it's certainly that. It's alluring, the fragrance wears-down nicely throughout wearing it, and longevity is good. It starts of powerful, dries to alluring, and then relaxes to sweetness. I know it's more of an evening fragrance, but I love to wear Boudoir if I've got a big day on and need a boost.

Jul
31
2012
lucifera
lucifera

one if the best from westwood! nice work martin gras! :-))

Jul
20
2012
ann.sundwall
ann.sundwall

Although I can smell this as "naughty" if I put my mind to it...in reality it is an amazingly soothing and reassuring scent to me.

Not sure why, but it makes me very comfortable and confident. It is a sort of warm, carnationy smell with a slightly bitter edge that I think is the tobacco leaves.

Is it sexy? I really don't care; I love it. I actually wore it on a long flight and no one complained...it was still on my skin and night clothes the next morning making the hotel room much less alien.

Mine is an older bottle that has aged to a golden brown. It is a deep, soft, warm and complex scent that reaches deep into my heart and comforts it.

Jul
05
2012
Dollycat
Dollycat

WOW! A true classic. This is a sweet oriental and very warm, provocative and sexy. This will be my next purchase definitely! I truly love the strange and absolute not ordinary scents of Vivienne Westwood.

Jul
05
2012
missk
missk

Call the boys up, I've found my sexy scent. How anyone can call this fragrance revolting is beyond me.

Boudoir is the perfect name for this fragrance. When I smell this scent I picture an antique bedroom, pink satin sheets and flickering candles. Sensual and sweet on the verge of naughty. The rumour is that Dita Von Teese wears this, and I find that highly probable.

I haven't felt the desperate need to acquire a bottle of perfume in quite some time, but Boudoir has recently given me that urge. I can't help falling head over heels for her. Not an overrated fragrance at all.

I adore the scent of carnation, vanilla, tobacco and baby powder, so this fragrance has successfully managed to combine all my loves into one magnificent blend. Boudoir has a unique, classic approach, sort of like a scent from a by-gone era. It also reminds me of the absolutely breathtaking Billet Doux by Fragonard.

A man or lover with modern tastes, may take some time to become acquainted with Boudoir, but if you are as equally as captivating as this fragrance, I can guarantee that he'll be dreaming of you and your scent for days. Be daring enough to cast a spell in more ways than one.

While not overpowering, Boudoir does have fantastic projection. Applying with a light hand is the key to wearing this fragrance in a classy manner. Don't be fooled into thinking that Boudoir is a scent reserved only for those more intimate moments, I for example, will wear this fragrance pretty much anywhere, provided that the weather is cool outside.

Boudoir lingers on the skin the whole day, and lasts even longer on clothes. I'm kicking myself that I've avoided this fragrance these last few years after reading a few negative reviews. Negative observations aside, this fragrance needs to be experienced.

Jul
03
2012
queen_jeeves
queen_jeeves

Jussayin', if my 'ladybits' smelt like this, I'd have to beat the boys off with a stick. This perfume is fantastically sexy, sweet, and I can smell my own skin underneath, maybe that's the bad smell people are freaking out about? I adore it.

Jun
29
2012
taboo2287
taboo2287

imagine a pretty woman with a porcelain white skin, full lips, red hair (christina hendricks) type of girl! classic beauty with a touch of classy sexiness, she just finished a hot, steamy, wild, old fashioned sex with her stud... he just left because his wife is waiting for him home (ugly and boring unlike his sexy mistress) but his manly sweat is still on her velvety skin and it mixes up with her lovely flowery perfume, then she lights up a cigarette while she is still in her silk sheets NAKED! the smell of the smoke mixes up with her messed up lipstick from all the wild kissing and she says to her self: beauty is my weapon and sex is my power! that's simply the woman of Boudoir ;)

Jun
24
2012
amywamywoo
amywamywoo

Beautiful, ultra feminine, alluring and very long lasting!

This is for the 'pink' juice, I don't get any sex smells, B.O. or pee like others have mentioned.
Just a warm, musky, ambery, powdery skin scent. This lasted well over 12hrs+, the bottle is a work of art too.

Apparently this perfume hasn't been discontinued, production has been slowed down that's all (to create a higher demand maybe?). it's also available direct from vivienne's official website where you can buy 30ml, 50ml & 75ml.

Jun
19
2012
SundayMorning
SundayMorning

VERY bold, seductive, dirty, bad, begging & cute.
Love it on my friend, just not for my chemistry :(

Jun
11
2012
bond_girl1979
bond_girl1979

I have a love/hate relationship with boudoir. But mostly hate. That is because I find it too sickly sweet and loud at the same time. It screams and demands attention and then plays passive/aggressive if it doesn't get it. It's a drama queen in a bottle: bold, brash, heady, attention seeking and sexually charged. It's a pouting woman with cleavage and painted lips screaming: "I'm here, look at me, now here I come to seduce you".Two words: evening only. This is way too much for daytime wear. As others have said - not for the faint hearted!

May
29
2012
amelie
amelie

Boudoir is powerful. When I got it as a gift I was almost shocked, it smelled kinda dirty to me. I soon got used to it and become addicted ... lasted for months. And I still think it's a wonderful fragrance, but so different, heavy, sexual, just a bit too loud. It might be narcissus that simply radiates for hours,even reminded me of Spellbound. That is the strength of breathtaking. Vivienne Westwood is eccentric, it would be strange indeed for her to make some slight L'eau. Boudoir is one of those with a strong personality that you love or hate.

May
25
2012
desertrat
desertrat

LOVE it! It's earthy, sexy, and unafraid... If you need a nice alternative for those occasions when you can't fly your freak flag quite so high, try Chanel's Allure EDP... Similar vibe toned down about 8 notches... Meanwhile ENJOY Boudoir as long as we can get it!

May
14
2012
French Boudoir Doll
French Boudoir Doll

This is my very first review, I prefer to do more reading and giggling of the reviews others write, plus time is sparce for me, so I have a moment to share:
Today My daughter and I felt the need, as us dames often do, to go sniffing. Here in Cologne we have so many wonderful perfumeries and enjoy this little fetish...along with my doggie Coco.
I want to begin this Boudoir review with a note that I had smelled it for my first time one year ago and was left dissapointed.

Today was a different day and I tried it once again. In the beginning I felt a little less than impressed by this "Boudoir" scent...BUT THEN! Something so amazing happenned! I myself have quite a delicious boudoir with antiques my sweet German Gent has aquired for me. And a lovely "closet cabinet" filled with antique trays, mirrors, French Postcards, Vintage perfumes, and lovely new finds. Shalimar sits a top like a Queen that she is! Hoping you get the picture....I know a boudoir~

Not to keep you too much in suspence.... I came to my computer to study for my German drivers license...and kept smelling something....making me feel a little minxy....if a doll may get my drift~ I lifted my fair hand and inhaled a slow deep inhale....how sublime! But how do I describe this smell? All the notes here can perfectly describe what a nose may find. But to smell the dry down on my skin...now that is something different. It is more so how it makes me feel!
I believe this could be a Naughty little doll wrapped only in vintage slips, and maybe a satin tied garter. Perhaps an old ragged beat playing on her phonograph and a tattered photograph of her betrothed who is off to war in her delicate hand. She dreams of him and the love they will make....This is not a little school girl fantasy.... this is timeless, and Minxy. All I can say is try it....on clean skin....no lotions to ruin the scent...not on paper....but on your skin....he just may want to eat it off (so try it on a few different places) wink wink....

May
08
2012
KEW
KEW

I tried the tester of this- pink coloured. I didn't detect any fishy smells at all. It was very long lasting and went through lots of stages. I thought I may have found seomthing special at first but it got sweeter after about an hour and ended up smelling just like a soapy buddleia plant- and gave me a headache. I was hoping for some orange blossom and I love powdery scents but this one is definitely not for me. It made me think of what it's like when you get soap in your mouth!!

Apr
28
2012
akheperure
akheperure

It's the first V.W. perfume that I tried, and I quite liked it. It feels a bit too feminine and lacy for me (I prefer woody, spicy smells), but I can wear it without feeling uncomfortable.
It kind of reminds me of Cacharel's "Anais Anais" that I used to wear occasionally back in the 70's.
I like to wear it now and then to add variety to my perfume repertoire...

Apr
25
2012
Jellybean
Jellybean

Spicy fresh floral; clean, powdery and herbal in small amounts.
Pleasant surprise!
on a stronger side for good. Great and unique perfume. Love the name -Boudoir-:)
can be worn day/night.
Cross between vintage-contemporary.
Splendidly done Vivienne aka Fashion Superstar!
so glad I tried the sample. Best one from VW so far!
Everlasting too:)

Mar
26
2012
chayaruchama
chayaruchama

The viburnum note is what really sings and sets this apart...
Viburnum blooms for only a brief time, like the lilac; the first time I smelled it on the bush, I was enraptured.
Spicy, indolic, celestial- if you don't wear this perfume, it will wear you .
[I like to show Boudoir who's boss ;D !]

Mar
19
2012
Senzadite
Senzadite

Alison Goldfrapp´s favorite.

Mar
19
2012
glamazoid
glamazoid

Bought one more than a year ago, and then never use it.
As it is a tad to loud and noisy, like a proper english punk-ette in a tavern post-too-much-ale.
But, as i discovered yesterday, as i about to get rid of it. It has matured into a really nice sensuality. The colour has changed into a more ambre coloured liquid rather then the pink juice.
I guess i am discovering the same experience as most of the reviewer here, this parfume has to "breathe" like red wine. Who would have thought?
now i'm keeping this one. and maybe i should buy another one to let it out and "breathe" it again... as now i like it very much. Perfect silage on my skin, the powdery vanilla residual with a hint sandalwood is an amazing finish

Mar
19
2012
josine75
josine75

Strangely enough, this perfume had absolutely no staying power on me. I loved the smell though, but never bought it again since it didn't stick to my skin for some strange reason. I suppose this has something to do with skin chemistry..

Mar
15
2012
rosecat
rosecat

Yes a classic fragrance - and incredibly strong, lasting power is crazy - 2 days! its a weird scent, something strange about it, it smells slightly "clean" like a shampoo or laundry liquid, but also floral and like a "unisex cologne" all mixed in at once. It remindes me of fragrance mum used to wear in the 80's and 90's, its a mature scent. So I ended up giving it to her. Its bold, very strong and too overwhelming for me, its harsh to my nose. But I think i would enjoy the scent on someone else.

Mar
14
2012
Addict2Perfume
Addict2Perfume

Vivienne Westwood Boudoir is warm, intoxicating, and provocative. Rare viburnum, soft English rose, and the uncommon tobacco blossom. A heart of sweet cinnamon, vanilla, and cardamom to a dry down of patchouli, sandalwood, coriander, and bergamot. So many wonderful florals are mixed together in a unique way to create such a lovely fragrance. I adore Vivienne Westwood and Boudoir is a classic fragrance that I love!

Mar
13
2012
Coutureguru
Coutureguru

Well now! How typical of me to try and hop on the bus when it has already passed my stop? The good ones always die the most untimely deaths. Boudoir is FLIPPIN' FANTASTIC!! A very nice Fragrantican with whom I conducted my first swap (ta Sarah) sent me the bottle with a good wearing left in it! I've been in heaven all day :).
Boudoir is rich and exotic, an expensive courtesan in the same way that Fracas is a megaDiva! Lush indolic jasmine supported by rose, carnation and tobacco ... how 'putain' can one get? Top end tho' ... this is no streetwalker like Tabu. The aldehydes bring exitement (nothing like those in Chanel No 5 as one reviewer said) sparkling, like a pair of rhinestoned Manolo's, ghetto fabulous!
Luckily I spotted a few lonely bottles at a niche perfumery near me. They'll have a home very very soon :o).

Mar
08
2012
lolitajade
lolitajade

I tested this and it is exactly the same as Yardley White Satin I used to wear 25 years ago when I was a poor teenager.

Save your money girls. Go cheat and buy White Satin to pass it off as Boudoir.

:)

Mar
03
2012
Soutty123
Soutty123

I have no idea how anyone can think this smells like Red! On first spray it reminds me a little of Sung but a softer, spicier version. I much prefer the drydown - definitely one to apply several hours before going out to get the sweet, musky, slightly peppery sexbomb effect.

Feb
02
2012
venuswaltz
venuswaltz

There is something so distinctive and unique about this fragrance that it immediately seduces you into buying it (despite the fact it is rather pricey!!)

I love the warmth and spiceyness of the perfume and I find that it will last for days on my clothes. It's gotten to the point where I only where it with specific outfits because the smell clings so much.

My only worry with Boidoir is that it is such a seductive, feminine and sexy fragrance that sometimes I feel it does not suit my personality.

It's not for everyone but you can't deny you won't find another fragrance like it.

Jan
21
2012
irisjetaime
irisjetaime

An English candy. Sweet and bitter both. I love this scent...

Jan
21
2012
xclairabellax
xclairabellax

I love the way this perfume smells expensive yet trashy at the same time- you can really smell the delicious florals and the powder as it settles.But it has this air of slutyness(if there is such a word!) and sexuality.I enjoy wearing it most when i`m feeling particularly naughty ;) mine is the darker colour by the way.

Jan
19
2012
stacia79
stacia79

Boudoir is a perfume unlike any other. It is all woman and it's not messing around. This is for the woman who is extremely aware of her sexual power and she can choose whether to flaunt it or downplay it, but it can never be hidden completely. I first discovered this scent a few years ago and my initial reaction was that it was too heavy, too floral, too powdery, too musky, just...too much for a little thing like me. But I decided to use up the sample I had because somehow it still intrigued me. I took to wearing it, as the name suggests, around my bedroom in the evening. It was my silky pajama time fem fem luxury fragrance!

I soon discovered the extremely aphrodisiac powers Boudoir possessed. I believe that my child was conceived while I was wearing this. It does have that sense memory anyway, of rutting in the sheets with a lover, your body smells mingling with your perfume, perhaps a trace of tobacco from your lover's lips. There is the essence of sitting nude at a dressing table scattered with powders and lotions, pulling open an old wooden dresser drawer full of frilly lingerie. In the drawer is a bar of unwrapped carnation soap, used to scent the clothes and keep moths away.

I always have thought of this as an "around the house only" scent because of the fleshy sexual nature. It seemed too powerful and suggestive for a trip to the store. However, today I tried an experiment and wore it to work. Go sparingly! I applied one drop on my torso and one at the nape of my neck. It lasted all day on my skin which is a rare perfume for me. Applied this lightly, it was not overly sexual at all. It was feminine and soft, slightly retro and a bit motherly. What a versatile fragrance. The bottle is one of my favorites as well. So royal.

Jan
09
2012
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

The mixed reviews of this fragrance scared me a little, but I finally tested this today and was amazed at just how appropriate the name of this is. It smells exactly as I would imagine the perfume of an extremely sexy woman wearing a corset and garter and silk dressing gown to smell as she sits at her boudoir, considering which shade of lipstick is more alluring.
This woman is ultra feminine, and yet powerful. The fragrance opens with a blast of aldehydes which say to beware. It quickly becomes a lot of rose, carnation and jasmine and smelled so beautiful and vintage that I couldn't understand what reports of any unpleasantness were founded upon.
But then a few hours in this did begin to smell, well, carnal. Not to me as some people have described, but like the woman wearing this perfume had just been with her lover and the fragrance wore down on sweaty skin. I think this scent is merely due to the tobacco and orris root. I'll admit, it put me off a bit, but then, I don't like these fragrance notes in themselves, I would not put it down to the fragrance. That the composition can conjure up such a story to go with it speaks for itself I feel.
This is an amazingly sultry scent and makes Agent Provocateur look like rose water by comparison. Not for the faint of heart, but this sure will be a head turning scent on a woman braver than I to carry it off.

Dec
30
2011
*sophi*
*sophi*

I disagree with everyone says that amber colored VW Boudoir is a matter of age...two sealed bottles of Boudoir i opened and were amber colored ...the miniature i have is also amber colored...I e-mailed the company and expect an official answer for this mystery :)
..Oh...the dirty..skanky smell that everyone describes in it is the tobacco note...

Dec
30
2011
darkbeauty
darkbeauty

Just realized what all the fuss is about as far as the two different colors of juice. My first review was based on a mini of the darker amber color.

I have both... a mini of the amber/orange and a new 30ml bottle of the pink.

They smell very different, even though they are both obviously Boudoir. I find the amber-colored to still be a temptress, but she's richer, smooth in her moves, more refined, and classical even. While the pink juice is louder, dirtier (even giving me the vibe of skank), and definitely unapologetic about it too.

I believe my amber color has aged, mellowed out into pure seductive heaven, while the pink has yet to mature and is throwing her inhibitions out the window without a second thought.

I am glad I was able to try both. I had ordered the 30ml knowing it was new and sealed, with the thought that it could indeed be the fresh pink juice everyone talks about. But I wasn't expecting it to be that obnoxious upon first spray. One spray of the pink is all you need really, while the amber you could spray twice and be fine.

I can't wait for my pink bottle to age... Unfortunately, I will have to use my amber colored mini for the time being.

Anyone have any idea how long I'll have to wait? I really love the stuff... I'm sure I'll run out of my mini before my 30ml is ready for some lovin'.

UPDATE:

I noticed the box of my amber colored mini has a different distributor (Lancaster Group New York) than the pink juice's box which says Coty Prestige. I wonder if the different distributors could be the culprit of their difference in color and scent?

Dec
30
2011
FunkyTomo
FunkyTomo

I Absolutely LOVE this scent . Only discovered it recently and im gutted to read here that its discontinued :( .

Super feminine seductive scent and its opened my eyes to Chypre's and Aldehydes , as i didn't like either until i bought Boudoir

Amazing scent . I will be buying it while i can !!

Dec
26
2011
personagrata
personagrata

I just have to say one thing and I am coming back with a more detailed review : I ve tried one time, one day and night boudoir and there was no one who did not tell me "how wonderful you are smelling", even the toughest who never said anything about my perfumes(and believe me, there were a lot). Call it good chemistry? No, call it great perfume!!!!

Dec
24
2011
darkbeauty
darkbeauty

Yes yes yes!

This makes me want to throw on a sexy vintage dress and all the classic undergarments to go with: Thigh highs, garter, and a corset.

Boudoir is her name and seduction is her game. Like a wild flower slowly spreading her delicate petals to reveal her hidden treasure. She has an agenda, and it involves foreplay. I have never experienced such an olfactory journey like Boudoir. I find it playful and a real tease. She's the type that will have you jaw dropped and salivating before she'll give up the goods.... but damn is it worth the wait. I did not experience the "dirty undies" everyone talks about.... only dry cinnamon and tobacco, which is actually quite beautiful. The rose is there too, her petals a little ravished after her romp. And there is a sweet, grown up vanilla amongst the combination, like a secret spectator spying on a threesome. I cannot pick up anything else so far, besides these and the juicy, bright aldehydes in the opening... but it was my first try. I'm sure Boudoir will continue to surprise me though. This vixen knows how to keep my attention.

I've been looking for a perfume to define that "peak" (if you know what I mean) that I have reached at 33, where I am owning it and loving every minute of it , too. I think Boudoir has captured this moment for me in perfume form. I'm thrilled to have this in my collection. Just need to test it out in public and see what happens...

Update: Husband loves it! His words: "Now you can get rid of every other perfume you own." Finally, I've found one he appreciates. So maybe there is truth after all in the various opinions of Boudoir being a man magnet! So far, he's the only one that has bothered to make a comment on it though.

UPDATE 2: Tested while out with the hubby and friends recently. All of my male friends went gaga over it! And their wives were asking me what the perfume was and where they could buy it. HaHa! No way. I own 3 bottles of it so far and I'm not sharing!

Dec
22
2011
darkbeauty
darkbeauty

Nopasho, IMHO, has given us the most beautifully, well written review below. Thank you for your genius input. I found it most informative and enlightening. I have yet to receive my newly ordered bottle of Boudoir, but I have no doubt that when I do, I will experience it with an open mind, fresh and clear from any preconceived notions.

Dec
18
2011
nopasho
nopasho

The image of Boudoir: It is a sexy, seductive, strong fragrance for sexy, seducive, strong women and worn precisely by these sexy, seductive, strong and independent women/men who are perfectly capable of making their own choices in life an don't let others dictate morals, blind beliefs or fairy tales. The users iof 'Boudoir' and all of Westwoods great fragrances, will make up their own minds, thank you very much.
Maybe because of this, many people seem intimidated or 'scared' or 'disgusted' by it and then use descriptions as 'smells like dirty underwear'. What can you say about such a description? How does 'dirty underwear' smell anyway? It is like using 'old lady smell', 'It makes me vomit', 'It is disgusting' 'Horrible'... such desciptions are really meaningless. You can say that you personally like the fragrance or that you don't like it. Anyway the scent of 'dirty underwear' is as various as there are fragrances. How dirty is your underwear? With what detergent was it originally washed? The 'dirty underwear' description seems to me like of someone intimidated, scared or overwhelmed by personal memories that this fragrances triggers with this particular person. Like a little boy who doesn't know a new kind of vegetables served and petuliantly says: 'This smells likes poo poo'. Sure, but eat your plate anyway. It is good for you.
An 'old woman scent' some would call it and for me About the fragrance. As you know Vivienne Westwood together with the late Malcolm Maclaren, who was her boyfriend then, was the woman behind punk legends 'the Sex Pistols' and more importantly behind the look and image of the group. Malcolm and Vivienne then had a clothes boutique in Londen where Westwoods first clothes were sold. The name of the shop: 'Sex!'. Well, sex is part of everybody's life. At least I hope so. And as everybody knows, surely Westwood: 'Sex sells!'
'Boudoir' was created in 1998 and is still going very strong if found, unlike most one or two year fruity florals. It is officially disconintued but it fetches high prices on ebay. Nose was the relatively unknown Martin Gras ('Cerrutti, Chevignon, Savador Dali...). I would call it an 'intimate', 'warm' 'cozy', 'comfortable'... fragrance , all elements to create a starting point for good sex. To smell dirty underpants in here must mean that you wash your underpants with some floral smellling detergent and it is your opinion that the natural smell of a human body is 'dirty'. With which I respectfully disagree. A clean human body, that means without artifical smelling lotion and deo and perfume, smells divine. IMHO.
Top notes are: aldehydes, orange blossom, marigold, hiacynth, bergamot; Middle: Coriander, carnation, orris root, jasmine, rose, cardamon, narcissus; Super classic base: Sandalwood, patchouli, cinnamon, vanilla, tobacco blossom.
You have very classic top, a very floral middle and a super classic base spiced up with patchouli and tobacco flower. One thing that stands out is the use of spices: coriander, cardamon, cinnamon in the base(!) orris root and eventually patchouli and tobacco flower. And of course the royal use of aldehydes, known to trigger some 'animalistic connotation' in some people (some have the same reaction with Chanel 5...). And also the use of non-sweet, rather spicy flowers like carnation, marigold, narcissus, peppery jasmine. I think that the use of aldehydes combined with spices/patchouli/tobacco flower and the absence of sugar leads some people to smell something that they don't know in 2011 but is spicy and not sweet and thus is 'dirty' because it is not sweet. And in 2011 most of the fragrances are artificially sweetened big time.
Of course the whole 'sex fragrance' is a concoction of the PR savvy Vivienne Westwood who knows that a touch of controversy makes a fragrance sell. In the USA Michael Germain tries it with all his fragrances where he uses the word 'sexual' as much as he can. Too bad his fragrances are so weak and sterile, that they have nothing to do with 'sensual' or 'sexual'
The beauty of Boudoir is IMHO interaction between the top -that has its own built in contrast between the 3 elements; first fresh notes: bergamot, orange blossom, secondly: pure spicy flowers (marigold, hiacynth) thirdly: the 'animalistic aldehydes- versus the classic base of sandalwood and vanilla that has extra depth provided by spicy patchouli/tobacco/cinnamon and then the middle of more non too sweet, a bit peppery (in natural, non sweetened concentrate form) flowers (carnation, jasmine, rose, narcissus) and more spices (cardamon, coriander).
The whole package is a sultry and cozy experience. Like being in an actual 'boudoir', which is french for a small, intimate room for a woman to keep her 'feminine stuff': perfumes, lingerie, make up, love letters... and in all initmacy do her 'feminine things' like grooming, perfume, make up, scheming to snare a husband before the altar or in bed.... So the whole image of feminine mystique, mystery, angel-mother-whore also plays into this image of 'Boudoir'-the-fragrance. Westwood is a master of 'double entendres' and hidden imagery. Maybe that's where the 'dirty underwear' connection for some, comes from. And of course the aldehydes. I would for the love of God, not be able to explain otherwise. There is no civet, no castoreum... no purely animalistic notes, except the non-animal (made from carbon) aldehydes. So the connotation 'Boudoir = Sex' is the product of a very well done PR job by Westwood and the imagination of some people IMHO. 'Boudoir' smells 'feminine intimate' to me. Lingerie, jarretelles, une brassière balconette, une culotte satinée avec des fines dentelles, une vernis à ongle et du rouge à lèvres... The contemporary perfumer that comes most close to the feel of British 'Boudoir' is the French and female Sonya Rykiel with 'Le Parfum pour femme' and Rochas with 'Madame Rochas' IMHO. Maybe in the meaning of 'boudoir' lies the origin of the 'naughty' image of 'Boudoir'. And of course the fragrance is pink colored, again a well thought move by the PR savvy Westwood, no doubt.
Boudoir is a 'strong' fragrance with very good sillage and great longevity. A warm, intimate, spicy-floral great perfume. The sex-part everybody can discover it or not smell it at all. Judge for yourselves, I would say. Make no mistake: 'Boudoir' is a 'femme fatale', une beauté where most would commit a crime for enjoing her company. Here you get the femme fatale in a bottle. Sniff it and succomb helplessly to her fatal charms...

Dec
18
2011
Bandit
Bandit

About the colour (pink or amber):

The Non-Blonde (blogger) states, that the fresh perfume is pale pink and will change colour with age to amber, which also should improve the smell.

I cannot confirm that, as I don't own a bottle.

Dec
16
2011
marina.cvetkovic
marina.cvetkovic

I had chance to smell this fragrance when i was in high school...my best friend at that time had it, and that was the one perfume i could never forget! I kept the empty bottle for a while but I wasn't able to find to buy it anywhere since then...and finally, i have bought it in London few days ago and was soooo happy!!! For me this is the most beautiful, and unique scent i have ever experienced and not like any other perfume! Once u smell it u will never forget it. I LOVE wearing it :-) feels so feminine and sexy and seductive!I just can't get enough of it...It definitely feels like something that Marilyn Monroe would smell like :-) I'm just wondering is there different versions on Boudoir-soft pink and amber one? I got set with the pink one and body lotion and enjoying it!

Dec
15
2011
Nogitsune07
Nogitsune07

Carnality. That’s how I’d sum up Vivienne Westwood’s Boudoir. It’s a sultry, powdery little number which opens with a big aldehydic “whoosh” that lets you know right away this is a fragrance that means business. No quiet entrances here. Bit of a bold move on the part of the perfume’s creator – to open up with such an intensity like that would daunt less intrepid perfumers, but it works really well here. It’s sillage is more than satisfactory; I only needed one spritz on my wrist and I had a cloud of Boudoir following me around all day – this one would certainly get heads turning, I’d imagine!

The opening like I said before is explosive, to say the least. I have to echo the other reviewers on saying it actually smells like unwashed genitals, specifically female. I also get some weird sweaty arm-pit smell. Again, it sounds like it would smell quite unpleasant, but it isn’t a rancid kind of sweat or anything remotely like that. For the life of me I cannot identify any notes in this perfume. It all just comes together into a hazy symphony of unapologetic seduction. It just smells like really dirty sex, so I guess for me this perfume carries an intent with it. You don’t wear this to go to church on Sunday, so beware when you use it! It is aggressively sexual and is best used with discretion.

Dec
12
2011
sommerregen
sommerregen

I love this scent,just not on me.It smells too powdery on me and somehow old.

Dec
11
2011
In Vogue
In Vogue

I guess the "Queen of Vulgarity" was having a joke on us with this one. Vivienne Westward stands for anti-establishment, punk-rock, feminism, and animal rights. This fragrance is comprised of all of those qualities. Allow me to explain...
At first spray, it reeks of dirty toit. I was once in an elevator with a crazy lady,(who I assume hadn't washed herself in a very long time), and I was assaulted with that vulgar and nauseating odor, until I was able to escape. ( I got out on the next floor.)
So I know the smell, and this is it. Plus, it lasts forever. I swear I could still smell this the next day.
Putting this on is like being attacked by a laughing, screaming banshee, with the sneering spectre of Westwood herself floating in front of you, and you feel like you've just been robbed of all your dignity. Due to it's longevity, it's like being branded by the devil himself, it's just literally a bitch to get off.
So all that is definitely punk-rock, etc... Now here's the animal rights part of it. They used to use real civet, musk, and ambergris from animals, in perfume. Obviously the joke here is the idea of a certain female scent being extracted and used in perfume. Thus she is metaphorically turning the tables on us humans. (The liquid is pink, how appropriate.)
In fact, this would make an excellent substitute for pepper spray, no woman-hating rapist would want to smell like this, believe me. That's the feminist part.
Westwood cultivates an image of herself in ads, as a crazy bag-lady, and this fragrance's scent corresponds to that image. She undoubtedly had that in mind.
Therefore, this is the ultimate Vivienne Westwood fragrance. Highly recommended for drag queens, and any-one who wants to project any counter-cultural image! I wasn't laughing after spraying this on myself, but I'm sure she's having the last laugh anyways.

Dec
02
2011
krmarich
krmarich

In 1999, Vivienne Westwood finally launched this post powerhouse masterpiece. It is a sensuous extravaganza that last all day.

Like many classic chypres that came before, Boudoir takes several hours to unfold. It relies on some oakmoss and vetiver to propel it along. Its not really a green chypre. The aldehydes are reserved. The massive florals dominate this beauty-red carnation, rose and luscious jasmine merge into a mysterious hybrid flower that is deep, rich and redolent.

There is a musky civet hidden under the wood. It is one of the last real "sex bombs" launched. Animalic notes seem obsolete in the 21st century. Boudoir found its fanbase and still sells. It is worth having in your collection, no matter the price.

Nov
24
2011
elgab89
elgab89

A softer Dolce & Gabbana, which I also adore, this quickly became one of the perfumes on the top of my list. For me it is a marigold, carnations and aldehydes scent, and in the background I also get the woods: sandalwood stronger than patchouli.
Definitely not a bad girl perfume, more like a good girl with bad intentions perfume. It does make a statement and will not pass unnoticed.

Nov
16
2011
Carolyne
Carolyne

Loved it from the very first sniff! Everytime I wear it comments are guaranteed, even close friends who know it's Boudoir remark "how gorgeous you smell", that's both men and women. Some have tried it and say it's too strong for them, others have remarked it's a very individual perfume and they wish they had the courage to wear it. For me it's the final touch before going out, wrapping myself in its gorgeous warm sensuousness; I have very long hair which I always give a light spray too, this guarantees my 'waftiness' lasting all night – once sprayed the initial power-scent fades to a lovely soft smell. I will be wearing this to the very end, as haven't been able to find another perfume that even comes close! Does anyone know of any scent that has similar notes?

Nov
13
2011
tanithh
tanithh

É o meu perfume de eleição !! Super sexy, requintado e hiper feminino!! Adoro!

Nov
11
2011
izola
izola

Most, most , most beautiful perfume ever made... Unbelievably deep and long lasting and intoxicating...not for everyone definitely...

Nov
05
2011
Bandit
Bandit

The most vintagy carnation that I know. Beautiful.

I get the seduction part and I tend to agree, but somehow it's more. For me carnation itself is far from being nutty, but this one is un-nutty carnation with sweet whore.

With this one I also tested all the Agent Provocateur stuff: Boudoir is really sophisticated compared to those. It has a top, middle and base note part. It develops (which I find not too often in contemporary and also not really in the AP line). The nutty part comes from vanilla and cinnamon, imho. No sweat, no animal here, so the obvious is lacking. A lot of musk, but all perfumes are high on musk nowadays. Sweet and seductive. I need a bottle, but won't use it often, I already know that. Not for everyday use. But a must have.

Very close in feeling to Jean Paul Gaultier Classique, by the way, at least to my brain.

You see: You can make nutty AND sophisticated. AP and the others, who make their money with alleged seduction inducing scents really should have a closer look here. Sniff and learn how seduction works. Ask Vivienne, I guess, she knows, boys...

Oct
24
2011
faintsmile28
faintsmile28

i was very curious about the fragrances of vivienne westwood collection. i started with boudoir.
i bought it from ebay, but i got the amber colored perfume. the first time i used it i thought it was too strong. but the scent gets more lovely and the scent stays longer! :D

Oct
20
2011
lara0905
lara0905

Ohh, how could be a perfum so lush, bold, defiant and impudent???:)

No doubt, Boudoir is a masterpiece!
Intoxicating but playful, erotic, rebellious, nasty, hipersexy..I cannot find words how amazing this!!!

Well-layered composition of the ingredients, beautiful mixture: sensual blend of floral notes and spices.Hyachint, rose, carnation, narcissus with vanilla, sandalwood, cardamom and cinnamon detectable on my skin mostly.

Seductive and charming, pure sexuality. Smell of the naked woman's skin after making love all night long.:)

Provocative, powerfull, alluring fragrance.This fragrance is my secret essence of seduction.:)

Oct
10
2011
taboo2287
taboo2287

if this fragrance could talk it would definitely say: Fu** me like there's no tomorrow, such a dirty lusty scent <3

Oct
01
2011
sarazonoz
sarazonoz

Wow, vioversilver's review is so spot on so how could I possibly top that? Here's a try; you are walking down a street really early one morning and towards you comes a mature lady with messy hair who has way too much make up on, smoking and talking to herself. She has seductive cat eyes and lots of gold jewelry. You don't know this but she is not wearing any underwear, as she has just left her lover's apartment after a wild night of intoxicating lovemaking, no inhibitions. As she comes closer to you, here are some of the smells you manage to pick up because by now you are just so intrigued to know all you can about her; who is she, where is she coming from, where will she go next? Old, vintage rose scented lipstick mixed with cigarettes, turkish delight (yes!), sweet female sweat and unwashed female body parts after hot sex. This to me is the smell of Boudoir. It is captivating and even if you don't like it, you can still appreciate the effort! It brings your curiosity and your imagination out to play and that can never be something bad!

Sep
28
2011
jazmam
jazmam

One more note, Aldahydes can make or break a perfume, if you are afraid of aldahydes this one will change your mind!!

Sep
23
2011
jazmam
jazmam

Initially I thought this was an 'old lady' scent, HOW VERY WRONG I was!

This is such a beautiful, intoxicating, sexy, genius of a scent, Im so dissapointed in myself that i did not realise this instantly..lol

I bought this blindly going off the notes. Got it, and ever man I forced to sniff it loved it.. men of all ages, my dad, my boyfriend, my nephew..... I just couldn't understand why. So with that said, it said on my display of over 60 some perfumes for a few months without going worn by me. Like I always do when I get bored with my current scent I look over my old ones and try them out, well my curiosity lead me to Westwood's 'Budoir'.... I sprayed and I instantly could see or rather smell what I could not before, the amazing rose, the stunning Jasmin (which I did not pic up AT ALL BEFORE), and (what smells to me) congac and vannila (possily madigascar?) the yummy spices..omg.. I was now totally in love, how odd and I almost gave this one away!! oooh it's just oozing with boozy sensuality....It's now one of my favorites and believe it will remain that way :)

Applause to you Ms Westwood, this one is a masterpiece, the jasmin is top notch as well as the other notes, and your new Anglosaxonmania sounds wonderful, cant wait to take a sniff :}

Sep
23
2011
tonkabeanster
tonkabeanster

An interesting fragrance I'm wholly unable to wear in public.

Boudoir opens with loudly sweet, honeyed cinnamon, accompanied by a mild aldehylic fizz and a hit of indolic orange blossom.

The orange blossom quickly takes over the spotlight after the initial spiciness dies down, mingling with other emerging floral notes to form a curious sweet-sweaty odor that is the heart of the fragrance. My take on it: a musty, vaguely corn chip-ish smell overlaid with golden syrup.

Far more pleasant than one imagines from the description, however, and perversely intriguing. This is not so much the scent of a powdery-fresh boudoir (see Chantilly), as it is the scent of the aftermath in the bedroom: dim gold light spilling across crumpled sheets and a woman's naked body, glistening rivulets of sweat mingling with the perfume she wore to dinner.

Heady, intimate, and unapologetically sensual. Bravo, Madam Westwood.

Sep
19
2011
Sorcerer1001
Sorcerer1001

Bought a sample and am really loving it. Dont be fooled though, it is not the bubblegum pink juice you see, but more of a dark grapefuit ambery color. I think the scent reflects that same difference too. Its a sweet fruity floral balanced perfectly between the two. Instead of being sweet like a victoria secret pink kind if scent, is more savory and less sugary. Very sweet, very potent, very feminine :-)

Sep
07
2011
angelsai
angelsai

I tried this on my wrist today after reading the positive reviews about this fragrance. I so desperately wanted to like it, but was immediately hit by a strong patchouli smell, mixed with orange and something spicy. It was too overpowering and strong for my liking, so I couldn't wait to wash it off! However, I decided to leave it on for a while, as the perfume apparently mellows into something beautiful.. and it actually did!

Sniffing my wrist an hour later, the smell had transformed into a soft, powdery spicy smell, with a hint of that dirty note a lot of people had described. This was the smell I had been looking for all along! A sexy, seductive floral smell with a sweet and spicy twist! As much as I loved the dry down, I don't think this scent is for my tastes :( However, I would def save it for a night out due to the heady, strong power of this frag.

Aug
27
2011
Pari88
Pari88

Definitely not for me but i couldn't help but respect and appreciate this perfume. Vintage smell to it for those who are in to that kind of stuff or even collecting perfumes, than you should def have this one in your collection. Strong aldehyde smell with a touch of sweetness. Its a less trampy version of Agent Provocateur, more experienced more wise. :-) The bottle is lovely.

Aug
14
2011
LaLaPop75
LaLaPop75

Sexy...provocative, in a very vintage style way. Amazing perfume. can't..stop....smelling.........
And a beautiful bottle to perfectly match the scent.
I think this exactly how the Moulin Rouge would smell as you walked through the front door..............

Jul
25
2011
LadiesRed
LadiesRed

A beautiful work of art. The notes are aldehydish, like Chanel, with a touch of sweetness and playfulness.The top notes gave off rich florals along with the aldehydes. The heart gave off spices and then some kind of sweetness .The notes are elegant, sexy and floral.

Jul
17
2011
sablebombe
sablebombe

I bought this to try from Ebay so I am unsure wether I have the perfume, edp/edt - whichever one it is I can honestly say with a couple of dabs this is powerful ...! As far as I have been told this is the original formula (amber coloured).

The best part for me is that it reminds me strongly of Chunga by Weil - which I used to love! Also reminiscent of 24 Foubourg by Hermes although very slightly sweeter.

Boudoir is a very unusual fragrance - I'm not sure if it would suit the late teens (but I was wearing Chunga when I was 19)! It seems to be long lasting with a good silage. If you were a lover of Chunga and bemoan it's passing then this might well be for you!

Jul
13
2011
melia
melia

Hiiihihi, boudoir just makes me want to giggle. It's so ODD! I spritzt it on a paper and I remember myself thinking; oh I like this so much! And had put it in my pocket to sniff it more securely later. But now, it smells nothing like it did before! But still it is a very extraordinary scent. Now it smells a bit like dusty chocolate? I guess it's the cinnamon mixing me up. But I really imagine myself wearing this with my leather jacket. O joy! And the bottle is STUNNING!

Jun
22
2011
stacyrenee
stacyrenee

Something gothic, ancient, tea like, like the smell of an old Bible. Yet underneath lurks a something dark, adventurous and sexy. This one has a dualism that is quite intriguing. Definetly not a hard, punch you in the nose kinda fragrance. Mysterious and sophisticated is this, and it makes me feel like Im exploring some ancient temple with indiana jones or something- who knows where the night could take you when you wear this!

Jun
02
2011
bella.vanilla
bella.vanilla

hello!! I'm new in all of this stuff, but always LOVED perfumes! And i'm very happy to see all of you know a lot lot of this stuff!! I need your help!! please, very please! I've always loved Vivienne westwood's stuff, but never tried none of her fragrances, and I have this super special event (my sis wedding), and I want to wear one of Vivienne's perfume! what is your recommendation??? I'm 23 years-old, the party is at night, and I love perfumes such as Hearts and Daggers by Ed Hardy, Black Rose XS by Paco Rabbane and Fare Folle by Corinto, could you help me??? Thanks a lot!!

May
21
2011
Habanita
Habanita

It sounds and looks great and when I heard back then that Vivienne Westwood had a scent, I was very curious. But I found the scent unbearable. It reminded me of a public toilet. Completely "baaaah".

May
19
2011
Louw
Louw

Not for everyone, this fragrance - I can see it gets very strong reactions both ways in the other reviews. It is very much one of a kind - a bit like Vivienne Westwood's fashions - and I really have never found another scent like it.

It's quite rosy and milky to start with, and the initial impression can be that it's very heavy, but there's something in there that takes the 'nice' edge off it - hard to describe, but a bit musky perhaps. I can see what people mean when they talk about a hint of sweat or dirty laundry, although I wouldn't personally describe it that way! It's definitely something a bit dirty but to me, it's quite sensual. On dry-down, Boudoir is sweet and powdery with a hint of vanilla. Personally, I don't detect the patchouli notes.

I love it, but it's not one I could wear every day, and it needs to be applied sparingly or it can be a little bit too strong.

May
18
2011
onebadbaby
onebadbaby

This smells just like it's name, a mix of powder, vintage dresses, lipstick, a sexy lady and slept in sheets. A boudoir!

It is incredibly distinctive, long lasting and unique. Exactly what you would expect from Vivienne Westwood.

May
12
2011
adrienn99
adrienn99

I liked it on the opening and middle phase. however, the drydown is not something i can handle.
could be the cinnamon, not sure but it reminds me of Hypnotic Poison - just a lot subtler. smells like plastic a little.

May
02
2011
etmpewo
etmpewo

Beautiful bottle and I'm a sucker for powdery smells, added with some fruit. The body powder with brush is also lovely.

Apr
27
2011
HappyShopper123
HappyShopper123

I used to love Boudoir for it's in-your-face bold and brash combination of sharp mandarin and bergamot, heavy rose, vanilla and patchouli, but it was the overpowering nature of the fragrance that ultimately put me off wearing Boudoir again! I can spot a person wearing this from two miles away, and when it suits you, it smells divine. Not for me, I prefer Westwood's more subtle Libertine and Boudoir Jouy.

Apr
27
2011
lgorz
lgorz

My husband got crazy whenever I wear it.I loved this scent the time first shew up and got hundreds of compliments by men.It is indeed a men dedicated fragrance.
I must admit when I wear it I feel I have a great sex appeal...

Mar
19
2011
Marvella
Marvella

Unusual,naughty and interesting composition.Fragrance of character and nonconformity.Not for faint-hearted.
It seems to suit flamboyant,confident women with a really good sense of humour and sense of fun.
This masterpiece is a paradox for me-I could call it "modern retro".Don't get me wrong,it isn't old-fashioned at all,but it has a retro flavour. Rose reigns over other ingredients.Generally,I don't like roses in perfumes,but this rose is exceptional,powdery,well blended with other flowers,a little spicy by adding cardamom,coriander,cinnamon and vanilla.I'm spellbound.I give it 5/5.
Great sillage and excellent longevity.

Feb
17
2011
1blondeangel
1blondeangel

Very harsh on me. Syrupy sweet over carnal dirtiness. It is intoxicating although I'm not sure in a good way! Reminds me of a very unclean, unkept person that hasn't bathed in a while and tries to cover it up with a cheap drug store perfume. It literally makes me feel nauseated. I would bet money there was a civet in there somewhere but the notes say not. I tried it on 2 separate occasions and now I know I'll never try it again. Definitely not for me.

Jan
30
2011
scast62
scast62

Well I finally recieved samples of this today from a seller on ebay and i couldn't wait to try it. It was the amber juice. Infact I kinda cringed thinking that maybe I would be making a Big mistake being it was lunchtime at work.
This perfume smells kinda like Poem from Lancome but because if the Marigold and Hyacinth is actually light with some sharpness. I didn't detect sweat nor sex or dirtyness like other reviewers are saying. this is actually very nice and almost clean. It does last a very long time being that I spayed some at 12:30 and its 7 now. It gets warm in it's drydown and the difference that I see is that the notes pretty much stay together at the end not like Poem that it's top notes fade aver a few hours. I hope this review helps and takes out the mystery of this perfume. It's really a lovely fragrance.

Jan
28
2011
juliane
juliane

I blind ordered a mini (brownish juice). This perfume has a strong vintage appeal to me. It's more a very powdery oriental floral than a floral chypre and the mood of the perfume reminds me of Chanels epic No5 (probably because of the aldehydes). It's not sickly sweet on me – I wouldn't call it a sweet scent at all, it's rather in a soft, elegant way sweet.

The name "Boudoir" says it all: Beautiful heavy glass bottles of fragrances and silver shimmering powder boxes on a reddish brown wooden dressing table featuring a big enlighted mirror and silk and velvet cushions in soft dark pink shades constitute a glamorous, elegant and cosy atmosphere in the dressing room (the boudoir) of a sexy mature lady.
The word Boudoir is french and comes from "bouder" which means to "sulk" or "pout". So the Boudoir is also the very private room to be alone with oneself. This confidence and diva-like privacy I also smell in Vivienne Westwoods scent, but like in every diva there's also a soft, emotional spot in this. So it's distant and very sensual at the same time.

Beautiful on the right woman. I think your look has to contrast the vintage appeal to make the perfume work. It should be taken half serious and half ironical, just like Westwood's fashion. Definitely it's for 30+, being 24 I feel too immature to pull it off. Wearing this I feel like I'm 12 years old and used mum's pinkish red lipstick...

BTW: I get no sexual associations except the sensual impression of woman doing her make-up in this pretty room I described...Nothing hardcore, I guess. ;)

Jan
26
2011
kristina_vili
kristina_vili

I`m sorry but this fragrance is one of the worst for me.Smells too old fashion,very mature,but I think even I am 40 I will never put it on me.It`s too hard,dark,sweet in bad way.

Jan
24
2011
MaLLenA
MaLLenA

My opinion is that this is a wonderful and very triple fragrance for cold weather. Reminds me of childhood and a celebration of some sweets that my mother did, in essence we put them perhaps also smells of lipstick. I do not find anything vulgar or connected with sex in it, nor dirty. Warm and hug flavor that stays on skin and clothes a long time.

Jan
21
2011
Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth

I will never blind-order anything in my entire life!
I got it today and I'm suffocating, it's hideous!
Don't know what got into me, these kind of perfumes are so NOT my type. Will have to find a victim, somebody's gonna get a toxic for present!

Jan
18
2011
AjaBlue
AjaBlue

Wanted to fall in love with this one. Especially after all of the enticing reviews. I swear, there was a reformulation of this one shortly after the original was released. The original was actually dirty and seductive. I only have one word for this one after smelling it...Blech!

Jan
16
2011
aimeedoll
aimeedoll

At first the smell reminded me of Bio Oil and the colour is the same orange colour so that put me off but with time i really got to like it. This is like no other perfume i have ever tried from all the ones i have bought, borrowed and tested and that's allot!
I hope they never discontinue it because its one of a kind.
It is officially my favourite perfume.

Dec
04
2010
sherapop
sherapop

I had been wanting to try Vivienne Westwood BOUDOIR for quite some time, and to my great happiness, awesomeness sent a hefty sample of the original amber-colored elixir my way--living up to her name, yet again!

If TABU is the hooker who waits for customers in the back room of a dark, smoke-filled house, and BAL A VERSAILLES is the sly nubile mademoiselle who manages to nab the richest man in town, BOUDOIR has got to be the high-class escort who services clients of Heidi Fleiss. She's bright, she's beautiful, and no one on the outside can tell what she's up to: discreet and illicit affairs.

The dentyne/Trident cinnaminty note in this composition is stronger and longer-lasting than I've ever experienced before. This same note appears in at least three Bond no 9 perfumes, but there it is usually very light and ephemeral, while in BOUDOIR it really hangs as a veil over all of the other notes from start to finish. The base is rich and thick with patchouli, with a touch of wood and je ne sais quoi--though I'm not sure that I'd say that it's underwear!...

More oriental than chypre to my nose, BOUDOIR is far more naughty than nice. When anyone comes near, she flashes a deceptive smile, and then she winks.

Nov
11
2010
saprophilous
saprophilous

Truly, it does smell like sex (the more carnal and intoxicating aspects). Sexual and not in just an abstract and winking way, it is right in your face and unabashed. There is something to be said about that very statement that gives the scent its allure and how that is unique from other seductive fragrances.

Nov
09
2010
jackgirl
jackgirl

My god, this is absolutely awesome!!!
I blind ordered this due to the reviews and to the fact that it was discounted, but I am so glad I did it.
A unique weird awesome scent.
And yes, it smells like sex. Smells like pussy.

Oct
29
2010
Action
Action

I am all the way with Kastehelmi! The bottle is GREAT, but the liquid...one of the few fragrances that really really don't work for me. I find it almost gothic in a way, like death by perfume!

Aug
29
2010
lucifera
lucifera

seriously thinking about getting repurchasing a 30ml bottle! used to had it but i was young and it was just too heavy for me...
but now im ready for boudour :-p this baby is everything i wanted in a fragance as well
heavy,sweet,seducive sexy and longlasting *yaay*

Aug
23
2010
Jeaninoasa
Jeaninoasa

Boudoir came into my life in period when I was looking for something new and diferent. From the moment I sniff my wrist, I knew that´s a very precious fragrance. And I was not wrong...
I own a bottle of 75 ml and I feel rich with all this juice. And when is on my skin, I feel like a queen.

A very luxurious and rich perfume for those women that are not afraid of powerful smels.

Aug
21
2010
Contessa01
Contessa01

I am very confused by any mention of this being 'dirty' !? Its a musky soapy smell, I always get compliments when I wear this. It is so sexy, great for a romantic evening or even to wear at work!

Aug
20
2010
mymlan
mymlan

Boudoir is an interesting smell. It's very powdery, sweet from various flowers but at the same time very uplifting from the aldehydes. And there is a little acridness from freshly cut tobacco and something slightly medicinal.

Somehow it reminds me of a certain candy for children that comes on a rubber band necklace: small mint/fruit flavoures chalk like pastils in mixed baby colours: blue, pink, white and green. And very dry, just like this giant powder cloud.

I can't really associate this fragrance with a boudoir though. It's a bit too candylike and uplifting. Also I would like to add some lavender, smoke or incence (surley women smoke in a boudoir!?) warm human skin and a few heavier elements like a whiff from Shalimar or L'Heure Bleue and perhaps an aromatic fougere from a male visitor. The rose powder is ok though :). I guess I associate Galliano, or JHAG Citizen Queen more with a boudoir than this fragrance. However, Boudoir slightly darkens after some time which is a good sign.

I get no patchouli alert from it (which I'm thankful for), rather "diabetics beware" because of Boudoirs extreme sweetness. Still, I like sniffing it and I'm going to let it grow on me. But I need to focus on something else than a boudoir in order to explore it properly.

Aug
11
2010
Maki
Maki

How sorting out old suitcases can surprise you! Found a bottle of Boudoir in there (knew I had it somewhere but never was able to find it untill this morning..!)
Immediately took a shower after work to get rid of the fragrant I was wearing today and sprayed it on me.
Oh...I LOVE it! Read all the reviews about dirty notes..and, like I remembered, I simply don't get anything dirty...!! Wearing it now, I also remember the compliments I got previously, wearing it then.
On me this smells so good and mesmerizing!
The lasting power and sillage are great!
The sweetness is beautyfully mellowed by the soapy notes which makes it powdery-dry rather than 'sticky'.

It is listed here as a chypre floral, but I hardly get any chypre, it is too soft and 'fluffy' IMO to be a chypre.
I think it can be worn all seasons, but can be used more sparingly in summer than in winter because the notes develop so much easier in warmer seasons.

Seductive..? Yes!
Intriquing...? Very!

Glad I found it!

Jul
28
2010
Maki
Maki

Had this one a few years ago. Remembered it when it came by in the latest reviews.
I don't remember anything dirty in it, no dirty underwear and no dirty sheets....
Just the dusty smell of a boudoir, mixed with many, many odeurs of lotions, powders, make-up and frags that probably stand on the dressingtable and still linger on in the silk dressinggown hanging on the outside of the closet...
The lady that owns the boudoir probably does smoke those slim cigars with vanilla taste, I can see a lipstick marked one, laying on the ashtray while she's combing her hair...

(Mrs Bond asks if this one is similar to Jean Paul Gaultier Classique...
I don't think so, this one is much more intriguing in my opinion...)

Jul
17
2010
hantafromsanta
hantafromsanta

Wow, this is really interesting and very unique!
Sexy, very physical notes (without being too explicit, I get how you can think of worn underwear), slightly sweaty but never stinky, mixed with strong sweetness, a lot of powder, a little smoke and an increasing clean soap smell towards the end, all layered together.
During the first half an hour the sweet notes dominate on my skin and make me smell a _lot_ like a cream curd cheese bun.
After that this smell blends in and vacates the stage for the powdery-sweet and animalic/intimate notes.
The very last I can detect on my skin after many hours are lots of fresh soap, musk and powder.

.. I have been looking forward to testing this scent and I am not disappointed, this really is an experience! However I will most likely not buy it, as it gives me a somewhat loud, very extroverted expression which doesn't suit me. Awesomely unique, but we don't fit together too well.

Jul
17
2010
mrs.Bond
mrs.Bond

Update:I find it similar to Jean Paul Gaultier Classique.Anyone think the same?

Jul
08
2010
mrs.Bond
mrs.Bond

I got this today and I like it.First it smells like bubblegum to me.I don't get the dirty underwear thing unless someones underwear smell so sweet like boudoir?Oh,and normally I hate patchouli, but this one I hardly can smell so it's fine for me.

Jul
06
2010
adele l
adele l

This really doesn't smell like the usual girly and safe perfumes that glut the modern market..it does remind me of a boudoir! It's powdery and not at all skanky on me ( must be the aldehydes and orris ). I think the marigold note is in there as well..it is quite unique and strong. Not sure what to make of this yet but it's certainly not boring!

Jun
26
2010
templeofvenus
templeofvenus

I do love this perfume it smells very heady, makes you want to keep sniffing it over and over. It smells like turkish delight with flowers there is a lot going on in that bottle!!!! It does get complimented on in a good way!

Jun
16
2010
delphine67
delphine67

I dont like this one. very weird scent.
There is a note in this that smells a bit like old sweat to me. Not a pleasant perfume at all

Jun
15
2010
Enchantia
Enchantia

Very strong, very sweet, too heavy for me. I can still smell it on my wrist after I tried scrubbing it off with soap. A nightmare! An absolute no-no for those who prefer light and fresh scents. More suitable to be worn in countries with dryer weather and cold climate.

Apr
18
2010
kastehelmi
kastehelmi

Yuck! Boudoir is NOT for me, just as so many of you have the same experience.

First of all-PATCHOULI ALERT-This is upsetting my allergy. That alone wouldn't kill the fragrance, as I can often assess the notes even through my nasal irritation-as long as it isn't too bad.

This smells sweet, but not earthy, even if there is a megadose of patchouli.I don't think it smells overly like unwashed underwear, but I can see the association easily. I can agree with Sissi's review. Well...the perfume matches the bottle--so a big dislike from me! But if you like it, wear it proudly, maybe...

Apr
10
2010
kittymoon
kittymoon

Not sure if I like it or not, you have to be in the mood for this I suppose. I think sweet, powder. Very sweet powder. Roses. Maybe cinnamon and vanilla but that's it. Maybe my nose can't get more scents than that? I can't get any complexity at all. Just very sweet powder. VERY nice bottle!

Apr
10
2010
Sissi
Sissi

Today i got this sample from the loving
curtisy of Bronx Beauty. and at first
sniff it smelled like A Crap load of Amber an Orange and hinges of PLASTIC!
egggggh! and with dirty laundry
smelly smelly armpits. i'm picturing
a neurotic drag queen in Leopard print
leggins black stelettos gold lame blouse
long bright red dress coat with matching pilbox hat bright red lips ala joan crawford hair coiled in the most
grotesque beehive animal printed handbag her looks is a cross between
Joan Crawford Judy Garland & Sante Kimes the notorious Grifter. walking
down 5th avenue. or going to a delect
motel and the moteler reeks of a sweaty guy
named Jacques that when i smell this

and i got one word left
CHEAP!

Mar
25
2010
Dark Curls
Dark Curls

i don't see how people say this smells like private area LOL you people are nasty :-P It does have a unique scent, and i do know that this scent makes my fiance absolutely CRAZY.... LOVE it!!!!!

Mar
08
2010
daisyann
daisyann

Got a tester. I'm not sure if it's gone bad or something, but I didn't really like it. It smelled like...I believe it was mentioned somewhere... old lipstick. Then there was the elusive whiff of um, yeah, private parts. When you smell it directly, it's not there. But when you least expect it, there it is! Makes you wonder if it's you or the perfume. This is definitely not something to wear to a job interview. Unless you were applying for...ha ha ha!!!!

Mar
08
2010
rithacha
rithacha

Thanks doctormod for the sample and WHEW Boudoir sure is something! This isn't for me personally because it is too STRONG SWEET and BUSY to wear without migrain symptoms, BUT Vivienne Westwood did well by this perfume. It is like nothing else out there; a few miserly drops perfume the entire room and last and last and last and last. Boudoir doesn't suit me personally, but I'm sure it would do wonders on the right personality.

Boudoir opens with a brassy trumpet of florals and aldehydes. The initial blast makes even 80s perfumes smell meek by comparison. But after the aldehydic bomb airs out, Boudoir settles into a sweet bubble-gum-like spicy syrup. Intensely moist and earthy; I see where the sexual comments come from. Yes, it's hot and wet and spicy and animalistic. But it's also sweet. There so much going on, and it gets very confusing.

I guess I could see Boudoir on a highly aggressive and supremely confident personality. Those faint of heart need not apply.

Mar
04
2010
Adriana_87
Adriana_87

I finaly got to try this scent today,it is indeed very special.I think it smells very soapy and powdery,and wasnt that bad like expected..After reading the reviews,i didnt now what to expect.
Personally i dont think it smells dirty,more retro soapy smell.I wouldnt mind wearing it but i dont know if i wanna get it since so many thinks it smells dirty..

Feb
17
2010
Saffron
Saffron

Boudoir has a very clear and individual personality too me. It is beautiful, strong and confidant yet girly. A baby powdered and bubblegum chewing feminine woman. She has a thinnly veiled, hot and unashamed sexuality, a deep intelligence and a tiny touch of city tough.
Both English country home and Knightsbridge, London.
LOVE IT!

Feb
04
2010
Dark Curls
Dark Curls

This is the most unusual fragrance i have EVER smelled, but I like it! it does have a funky note in there somewhere, very uh, body like. Let me tell you ladies, it drives my fiance wild! When I wear this he can't stop sniffing me and he said every time I wear it he wants to just bite me...

Jan
14
2010
hollycat
hollycat

I may never get used to this one. that one note in it, kind of kills the scent for me. I dont know how to say this nicely, but it reminds me of a guy who rarely showers. Its the scent of an unscrubbed man's crotch. What is that note?

Otherwise this would have been a nice strong, long lasting feminine scent.

Jan
08
2010
soniamcalear
soniamcalear

This is a very powdery scent! I love it and used an entire bottle but have not bought another one, I change my fragrances so much that I almost never stay with one perfume for longer than the life of a bottle if that.

Jan
03
2009
lucifera
lucifera

its very heavy and sexy, guess one or two sprays will do for the rest of the day :-)

Jan
02
2009
neeta1711
neeta1711

too heavy for me, but smells amazing on my mother. so who knows maybe in ten years I'll be wearing this. for now I'll stick to Anglomania by Vivienne Westwood

Jan
02
2009
Berith
Berith

This is one of my favorite, yet only in fall and winter. It's very animal like on my skin. A perfume to wear when going out! Long wearing, warm and a quite heavy fragrance.

Dec
09
2009
soniamcalear
soniamcalear

Very powdery scent! When I used this I couldn't get enough of it, but ive since moved on like I always do but this is a beautiful scent and I highly recommend this to the powdery scent lover of the perfume world.

Nov
28
2009
Nicole79
Nicole79

Boudoir... makes me think at the XVIII century : corsets, wigs, powder,candels, courtesans...very retro smell...smoky and misterious...
Soapy, powdery, incensey, a bit sweet also.
Very unique !

Nov
26
2009
viveka
viveka

After years of searching, finally i've got very precious version of "cognac colour" - and pink version as well :) So to everybody who may wondering is there any differences in scent --> YES, IT IS.
Old version (cognac) is softer, creamier, royalty, retro.
New version (pink) is more rebelliant,less classic and - unfortunately - has one note which i only can describe as "plastic". Obviously, i prefer cognac one but i know, it's not easy to find it :(
Scent may be very controversial, one of the perfume "hate it-or-love it". Heavy, rich, feminin, burlesque (Dita's fav ;) ), play with convenances... Well, definitally, Boudoir *has THAT something*. Personally I love it's entourage, it gives me rich smog of theatratical pop, yet hint of old-rebelliant-punk kick in nose ;)

Nov
15
2009
Geri
Geri

It's an extremely sweet and intrusive scent. I bought it immediately after testing it but it gave me headaches after a while. I still have it and from time to time I use it but also in combination with aspirin lol.
It's a sweet, feminine scent.

Nov
13
2009
vioversilver
vioversilver

After reading some of the outraged and somewhat horrified reviews of this fragrance,(compared to unwashed bits of the female anatomy and everything!) my perverse side was piqued, and I had to find some of this right away, plus I had fallen in love with the bottle at first sight .

O.k. , to me this is definitely decadent, like you had indeed indulged in some acts of debauchery the night before - BUT a few hours previously you had carefuly made yourself up , washed with your best soap, scented yourself with a lovely lotion and perfume ...

Later then after the evening's festivities ,ahem, there's your clean sweat smell too - barely perceptible , mixing with the florals,and spices. (love the cardamon in this along with the tabacco flower - the marigold might also be contributing to that salty earthy note, don't know)

Boudior is a very sexual , not afraid to be a bit raunchy scent, for some, just 'dirty'. Beautiful, captivating , eccentric even - I LOVE IT!

( I've got the cognac colored potion.)

Nov
12
2009
Malegria
Malegria

What a beautiful floral scent!
An invigorating bouquet, so optimistic, so feminine - with a delightful hint of a pink bubblegum!!!!A teasing pinch of powder - and a bunch of flowers!
Deep black cardamom tea with cream in the end...It is like nothing else, a perfume from a dream!
I love it!!!!!
PS I totally disagree on chypre floral definition though...I don`t feel anything that would define it as a remotely chypre frag.

Oct
11
2009
Aalia
Aalia

The top notes are oustanding! That blend of bright and candied orange blossom, dry marigold, hiacynth, and kicky bergamot all meld so well and get just the lift they need from the aldehydes to start off the perfume with a show!

The jasmine, rose, and narcissus are intense, thick, and divine. They are contrasted but balanced by the spices of coriander and cardamom. The orris root is there, it keeps it all grounded in reality, with an earthy touch.

The dry down is not your everyday, common, boring, base. The sandalwood is so mellow and smooth, the vanilla combined makes a velvety feel. There is a hint of "powder" here with the vanilla sandalwood, but it's not overwhelming or distasteful. The patchouli and cinnamon are just barely spicy, and the tobacco blossom lightens and brightens the base.

It's lasting quite well in the heat today. I am impressed at the quality, creativity, and elegance I am sensing. I am intrigued by the dynamism this scent, all bottled up, prisoner, in that glass and gilded cage. It's darling, daring, powerful, and beguiling- all at the same time.
I find this fragrance to really burst forth in the begininng, and then speak so sensually like a smokey voice later on...

Oct
06
2009
HelloLovely27
HelloLovely27

I was so intrigued by the very idea of this perfume!
I love the idea of a sweet innocent fresh floral with a naughty musk vanilla amber and the best bit some tobacco!
I love the slightly sweet naughty smell of tobacco, so i could not get out the door fast enough to find this perfume and try it!
The first store i went to didn't have it...
The next i went to i found it and fluttered over to the Vivienne Westwood section of the perfume section.
I found the pretty little bottle and smelled it first in the bottle... Lovely!
One paper... So gorgeous!
Then the big one, on my skin... :(
The second this lovely scent hit my skin it is SOUR
Actually smelled like i had not i had gotten into something nasty...

I was so angry that my skin chemistry would betray me like this that i let it sit on my skin and soak in for a good long time.

Over a couple hours of dirty sour mixed with a slightly powdery sweet smell which reminded me a bit of Coco Chanel (only slightly, and i love Coco so this give me some hope)
After a couple of hours I was feeling nearly defeated. Sad that I had to completely count out this perfume for myself, I got a whiff of something sweet floral slightly spicy and completely gorgeous!

Success!! It was the lovely Boudoir I had been hoping for giving me a visit!
Such a glorious floriental! It definitely has character, so playful yet seductive, like a sweet little giggle coming from under the sheets.

I am totally in love! I only wish it had this effect on my skin the whole way through. I will try it on my skin another day to see if it changes and if not i may just get it to spray my sheets with ;)

Happy Sniffing!

x

Jul
18
2009
EternalSunshine7
EternalSunshine7

Not a bad surprise after all! I was preparing myself for a stinky, skanky, armpit-like smell....but it's not at all offensive to me! =P I can see what everyone's talking about though. There IS an unwashed "something" smell lurking about....but I can't get my nose away from the scent to stop and think about it clearly. It's luring me in...

Definitely a floral...though I can't pick out ANY of the flowers just by smell right now. It's a complex blend to my nose. Lovely, and very feminine. The aldehydes are still potent to me, but not unbareable like many others. I can pick out the orris root and cardamom amongst the flowers. perhaps that's what's causing the "unclean" smell? It's still pleasing to my nose though... The coriander is very mild, but perhaps it's mild because I used it in my cooking last night and it smelled much stronger in the pot than on my wrist. Ahh..I sense the carnation, narcissus, and rose now. The jasmine is not that noticeable, which is good for me. I like my jasmine to play a supporting role, and here it certainly does. It gives it that soft, sweet, & fresh feminine touch, in my opinion---rather than being overwhelming. The woodsy notes & vanilla at the end give it that extra sexy that I was looking for at the beginning. The florals and aldehydes lure you in; the spices add dimension; and the woodsyness brings out that sexy vava-voom appeal.

I feel like sitting on satin sheets, wearing dainty yet seductive thigh-high stockings, sexy-break-my-ankles stilettos, and a slinky lingerie...waiting to surprise my lucky man. Unfortunately...in real life he is not so lucky and I will just have to be a tease because I don't own ANY of that! *lol* Beautifully sexy fragrance.

Jul
08
2009
sjanira
sjanira

I'm really trying to get used to this one. It's so different and far from what I'm used to. There's just one note there that I can't get used to, the tobacco leaves. I think her new fragrance Boudoir Jouy is more my taste.

Jun
14
2009
glitteralex
glitteralex

Sweet cherry syrup of Lou Lou by Cacharel melded with soft vanilla rose of Tocade by Rochas! Actually, I tried mixing the two, and they did approximate Boudoir to a degree. Boudoir is a very compelling scent with great longevity. I have to admit really enjoying it despite its obvious sluttiness. The character is the same as Rose Cardin by Cardin.

Jun
03
2009
Miss Bloom
Miss Bloom

What a naughty little vixen this is! Not for the faint hearted I tell you. She is sexy, sultry and she knows what she wants.
There is a sweet bubblegum like top note that does a good job of masking the dirty, gritty underbelly of this frag, but not enough to drown it out completely. she is a devil wearing angel wings.
There is something strange yet compelling about her, something odd and if you sniff too hard you may not like what you find but the sillage is decadent and divine.
Warning ~ Extremely tenacious and long-lasting!

Jun
03
2009
Eau de moi
Eau de moi

Before I decided to try Boudoir I was pretty sure that it was not for me. It seemed too old-fashioned and sounded too floral and powdery for me. Anyway, since I like to try everything before judging too fast, I bought a sample.

I can say now that this perfume is the most intriguing one that I have ever tried. And a complete delightful discovery...

First, it was like opening the door of the said Boudoir. The smell of rice powder, lipstick, feminine sweat, and even sex came to my nose. I was feeling like a voyeur and my thought was: “How can I really take possession of this perfume if first I feel like entering someone else’s very intimate world?” I should have guessed then that Boudoir just takes possession of you if it likes you...

After such a beginning, I was quite surprised with the following... the smell of Bazooka chewing-gum! Wow! It was like having entered into the Boudoir and talking directly to the woman who’s sitting there. She’s chewing gum and looking at a nice bouquet of flowers standing on her coffee table. These delicate flowers that I can smell trying to fight for first place with the chewing-gum scent.

Then the drydown is quite like the beginning plus the chewing-gum and flowers. It is where Boudoir really stands out with the mix of all its intimate and delicious smells. This is when Boudoir decides if it likes you or not, if it wants to be intimate or not with you. I was lucky enough to be chosen by Boudoir...

May
28
2009
Moyra
Moyra

As a wanna-be perfume groupie, I sometimes feel guilty about not being able to really LIKE any of Vivienne Westwood's fragrances.
I buy them and stubbornly wear them because even my unsophisticated nose knows that there is some magic in there, but in the end, I am thrilled the day has ended and I can bathe and move on to a more comfortable and accessible scent.
Boudoir was my first, I really bought it from a habitual sense of rebellion - if its naughty, I felt I had to have it, additionally the "notes" seem wonderful.
I do not get the naughtiness and unwashed bits that others seem to get from Boudoir, however, if I focus on it, there's a definite feminine deodorant note that can slowly take over, so I try not to focus on it.
There's some monstrously generous sillage (I love monstrous sillage, by the way), but there's also a cloyingly annoying something sweet (and I love many sweet perfumes).
Its certainly an "interesting" scent but it isn't by any means likeable.
Men seem to love it, in my experience, it elicits tons of comments about how "good I smell".
In a way, I feel about Boudoir the way some women feel about other women whose horizontal mores are freer than their own: they don't like them and they feel uncomfortable around them, but deep down inside, they are curious and somewhat fascinated.
That's exactly what the uber-potent, oddly fascinating and yet vaguely repulsive fragrance that is Boudoir evokes in me: I find it hard to like, it makes me uncomfortable, and yet it also fascinates me.
I have the old amber colored juice, it has sillage for miles around even with a tiny spray and stays put overnight or even more.
Although it hasn't happened in 7 years, I am confident that one day my sense of smell will grow up and Boudoir and I will be friends.

May
23
2009
riri
riri

I have the amber Boudoir as a gift, at first I thought I would hate it, then I tried to spray it and give it a shoot in a party one night... I changed my mind, there's something that i really really like about this perfume. It glows and stand out gracefully in the crowd because the smell is so strong yet sexy in a good way. I think it's like a vintage sexy scents in a modern era. I love it! It lasts 24hrs on me.

May
22
2009
allexa27
allexa27

This is one of the most interesting and complex frags,.To my nose is retro and modern at the same time,fresh and heavy together.I deffinatelly smell lots of carnations and cinnamon(which i like a lot in perfumes)Sometimes i like wearing it ,sometimes not,.But u Must try it before buing it because it is not for everyone...

May
06
2009
hollivomitsyou
hollivomitsyou

this is one that got me very curious. i did not find any bo or other off putting scents. honestly, it was very soapy to me. i would also call it rich, powdery and almost chalky. it does have a little bit of a dry, musty smell to it, but in a nice way. if you like boudoir, bal a versailles is one to try as well. both are nice, classic and different.

Apr
14
2009
CaraMia
CaraMia

Magical! Boudoir feels like a throwback to the 40s or 50s or even earlier. You can imagine Katharine Hepburn wearing Boudoir or at least that her boudoir would have smelled like this: stage door roses from one man, a stunning mixed bouquet from Spence and something to nibble on between acts...a little spicy vanilla bite to eat. And all the time her tobacco wafting from the silver cigarette box.

A classic.

Apr
03
2009
solocha
solocha

I have to speak again on this perfume: it is as original as Vivienne's mind. I pour ashes on my head and retract what I said - this perfume is beautiful. Or can be. I tried it after some time and it blossomed. The flowers are so alluring here. I'm not good at indicating particular components - all I can say is : this is highly sexy. The perfume lasts very long and in the end (cca 12-13 hours) it had that sweaty/toilet undernote, but it is worth it. I wasn't even wearing it in the public but I can imagine it must make male heads turn. This time I didn't find it vulgar. My association would be me dressed in slightly, but not overdone, gothic/victorian dress - corset, lacy skirt, victorian shoes. Would also go with Venetian carnival outfit.

Mar
27
2009
tessture
tessture

Very much like Tabu, but with more of a sweat smell. Now add strawberries and chocolate and hit yourself in the face. It's very very strong, very aggressive. I tried the smallest touch possible with this and it still got me negative comments. Wearing this to the office might get you fired, it's that aggressive.
Not going to be one for me.

Mar
23
2009
Makk
Makk

Like intimate eveningd of pin-up girl in old club. When the lights out and music is off, she going to wardrobe, when HE is waiting. One big rose stay proudly next to big mirror in gold sculptured frames, many skirts, velvet corsets, lacy garters are hanging in old wooden wardrobe.
Girl kiss the man with her red lips, long curly hairs falling on white back and he take her in one's arms. In room is sultry and hot, in air is rising smell of Boudoir, like mist rising over the lake.

Bottle is richly ornamented, beautiful! Frangrance... I love it! Floral, sweet but very sophisticated, one of its kind! Indescribably permanent!

Mar
12
2009
VioletLily
VioletLily

My feeling when I first smelt Boudoir was that of a little disappointment. I wanted something that felt vintage, but this seemed a wee bit too old fashioned. And yet, there was something intriguing about it, Boudoir wasn't like anything I'd smelt before. I tried it a second time the very next day, and mmmm, that something intriguing (possibly the special note of white viburnum) was quickly getting to me. I have trouble describing and picking the notes in this, but it's a sweet, husky floral, only a touch powdery with a velvety, slight animalistic feel. Feels perfectly 50's vintage in a slinky, sexy way. It's what I wanted Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose to be for me – which sort of is, but it turns out I don't do the sweet waxy lipstick smell of Lipstick Rose too well. As a matter of fact, what Boudoir does remind me of, is Boucheron, which I also adore. There's a similarity in the smoothness and with the bergamot/mandarin/orange blossom notes they have in common. But that's where the similarity ends, the other notes and overall smell and feel are very different. Albeit, they are in the same family for me...Boucheron is the elegant sister with Egyptian cotton sheets, satin pyjamas and velvet slippers. Boudoir is the tarty sister with rumpled satin sheets, flimsy negligee and pink marabou kitten heel slippers. Both scents are up there in my absolute favourites, and perfect for those different moods.

Jan
17
2009
woogyjones50
woogyjones50

I am one of the folks who swears that the amber colored Boudoir is different than the pink. To me, the amber Boudoir was deeper, sexier somehow and I did not at all pick up on the dirty body smell others have mentioned. The pink version seems more floral to my nose and a lot less interesting than the deep, unusual scent of the amber juice. The amber version lasted on the skin and became sexier and somehow deeper the longer you wore it. If you can find the darker colored juice, I would highly recommend it. As for the pink version, you may find it as underwhelming as I did. However, I would like to add that on my skin I cannot pick up any of the body odor scent in the pink juice and for that reason I am able to wear it. It just isn't that interesting to wear, unfortunately.

Jan
03
2009
rebella
rebella

I have waiting so long to have the perfume Boudoir and when it finally arrive I was so excited. The bottle is gorgeus, and I sprayed the juice on and waited for the magical moment with Boudoir. But no, there wasn´t any magic. It was a lot of pretty flowers, interesting oriental notes and above all an unmistakable smell of dirty body. And a very dirty body indeed, dirtier than I want to know of actually but I worked for a while at a psycitric ward and at the morgue, I know how bad a body can smell at worse. Just like that Boudoir smelled mixed with flowers and pretty spices... I was brave enough to wear it without washing it off, I guess I wanted so bad that the magic will happen sometime, maybe after an hour or two or three or five or seven, for this is a longlasting and potent kind of perfume. Really, really strong and dirty and uniqe and awful and bad and ooooh, why? They say the Boudoir with the orange juice is better, I have no idea, but I´m not sure if I have the courage to try Boudoir another time, no matter what colour it is.

Lucky you that can wear it. I can only look at the pretty bottle and having nightmares about how it will break in my boudoir and it will smell like Boudoir forever in there.

Dec
18
2008
solocha
solocha

I believe in certain environments this can be an interesting and alluring perfume, but it is more likely that it will only go with some people and some skins. I hoped it would be nice on me, but it wasn't. It is a long-lasting scent, description of which had been expressed partly already, of an unwashed woman, or more, to me it smelled like that generic aroma on toilets, not the clean ones, but on the public, train station toilets. It isn't that bad or straightforwadly disgusting, just rather unpleasant. But I can understand that someone may appreciate it.

Dec
16
2008
azil
azil

There is no doubt in my mind that Boudoir by Vivienne Westwood is indeed the finest of its kind. Just the beauty of the bottle is exquisite. It reminded me of something Queen Victoria would have sitting in her armoire. The richness of this scent and the bold undetones but understated is truly a rare breed in many fragrances today. I have a tester of it and I cannot stop sniffing it and passing it around to my friends. Boudoir is a rare jewel of art work sitting in a glass case that is meant to behold and appreciated.

Dec
12
2008
0_o
0_o

Very soapy... Good soap though, but still... soap. After a while (an hour or longer) it becomes softer and brighter, more flowery. I don't smell any spices, I do smell a little bit of vanilla, but I can't detect the other base notes. It's a nice scent but not what I expected, I do keep sniffing my wrists though ;) It has a great staying power.

Nov
10
2008
Helene
Helene

This perfume is extravagant in every way. It's name is special, bottle is specific and the fragrance is the same! Very interesting proposition.
I've tried it once and I WANT IT!

Nov
03
2008
Jeanette
Jeanette

In the beginning, i was not impressed.
But i've been wearing it for days now! I think we became friends after all :)

Nov
03
2008
fruttella
fruttella

An absolute must-have and a great purchase! Great aroma, great bottle! Seductive feminity, lucious and sexy floral composition ! I bought it without even smelling it but it is one of my most faves together with Angel, Thierry Mugler.

Nov
03
2008
Jeanette
Jeanette

In Sweden, this is not for sale in any store i've visited. I fell in love with the bottle when i saw it here on this site, and all of you spoke so well about it so i bought it!
First of all, it doesn't have that pink colour i loved...
The perfume is not bad, but in the beginning it really smells like the soap "Dove", and i find the dry down very similar to "Anïs Anïs" by Cacharel, but this one is softer.
I like it, but maybee my hopes were to high? Maybee it's a "developer"?
Longlasting.

Oct
28
2008
klonk
klonk

I find this pure feminity in a bottle...! Really love it! A very special, warm and soft floral. But I have to say, it really had to grow on me. The first time I ever smelled it I could not really stand it as it seemed too strong for me to wear. Kept trying my sample for some weeks (I could not forget about it). Each time I have it on my wrist I cannot stop sniffing. Now I'm sort of 'hooked' on it. Staying power is extraordinary; I can still smell it on my skin after 24 hours! Will certently ask for a bottle for Christmas....!

Oct
17
2008
my
my

Really good purchase. Very warm and seductive fragrance. It stays with you all day long and changes all the time.

Oct
06
2008
dolita
dolita

gorgeous and attractive you feel warm it you only smell it but its not here in egypt i don't know why my cousin live in usa brought me one when she came last year

Sep
23
2008
andruska
andruska

Wild, with strong personality, fascinating, captivating, enigmatic, it's the smell of passionately love itself.

Sep
23
2008
F_A
F_A

I absolutely love this fragrance!I can smell dried plums, vanilla and cinnamon on my skin, mixed with some oriental spices. My boyfriend says, it smells like hairdresser's, and a friend of mine says that the smell of Boudoir reminds her of the food market in Kairo:) Whatever it is, the fragrance is exceptional:)

Sep
11
2008
Passionflower
Passionflower

I'm getting used to this one. I love it, but it's also quite heavy. Maybe it's the patchouli I smell. It does make me think of wild west brothels as shown in western movies :D

Aug
02
2008
Aiona
Aiona

Like Chanel No. 5, this one has aldehydes. Figures. The opening really makes me nauseous, much as Chanel No. 5 does. The strange thing is, being too lazy to wash it off, I let it sit, and about 4 1/2 hours later, it softened. It lost that "fish sauce" smell (viburnum?) as long as I wasn't sniffing my wrist too closely. Much like Tabu, it gives off a soft powdery sillage, which I can understand would make someone want to follow you to get a better whiff. But again, as with Tabu, I can't stand that "fish sauce" smell that one gets up close. Boudoir is a Rules girl, like Tabu. Keeping your distance is the best way to appreciate her, until you've been with her longer.

It appears that there are two colors of juice -- pink and dark orange. I saw a review on MakeUpAlley.com that someone bought a new bottle pink, and as it aged, it darkened to dark orange. So the color of the juice may not reflect different formulations, but simply oxidation with time.

Jul
13
2008
takemyhusbandplz
takemyhusbandplz

My review is for the Original formula (the amber colored juice, not the pink): The tobacco flower is prominient at first. Then it turns out that actually the longer you wear it the better it is. I've received many compliments. Even my male Doctor said that he thought it was sexy! Hubbie likes it too. The original formula is getting harder and harder to find.

Jan
16
2008
noor_jehan
noor_jehan

mmmmmmmm, just perfect feminine, seductive fragrance. it is like pink satin. i just smelled on blotter this time, and i was surprised how, somehow, soft it seemed to me. but next time, i shall try it on skin. but, i think i would love to have it in my collection.

Oct
11
2007
caribou55313
caribou55313

Gorgeous floriental, very sexy in a Marilyn Monroe kind of way. Love the marigold and viburnum notes!

Sep
19
2007

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