Fragrance Reviews

Miller et Bertaux Bois de Gaiac et Poire  – “Close your eyes, and…” Fragrance Review


* Initially, there is a quick snap of lemon and citrus.  It goes away really quickly, after about 2 minutes.

* A sweet almond rose comes next which is really nice. It’s a little soapy but not too much.

* The sweetness of almond is grounded by a light wood, and a hit of nose-tingling cinnamon.

* The wood is subtle and not nearly as strong as you would think it is.

* A spicy rose becomes the focus in the drydown as it floats above a bed of light wood.

Summary:  When I first went to Paris and visited all the fragrance shops, my guide helped me find the Miller et Bertaux store where they sell an interesting mix of bohemian clothing and spiritual fragrances.  I tested several quickly and decided on BGP as a full-bottle purchase.  It’s not that I regret the purchase, it’s just that the scent really isn’t me.  It’s subdued and subtle in a meditative kind of way.  It does have a soothing, calming feeling to it which is nice but after wearing it a few times, I haven’t found myself reaching to it.  It’s definitely office-safe and has longevity as a skin scent – more than 8 hours.   If you are into yoga, like to meditate, and commune with nature – this could be your scent.  If you are a fan of Le Labo Rose 31 but are afraid to buy because it’s too strong, BGP might be your perfect scent.  If this was available as an incense or a candle, I would love it as a way to calm a room – or for aromatherapy during a massage. 

Miller et Bertaux fragrances are available through their Aedes de Venustas

Disclaimer: Sample purchased for review – no disclaimer need. No financial compensation is received for this review or any others. All opinions are mine. Image courtesy of Smellbent.

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