Bois du Portugal 1987

Bois du Portugal by Creed
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7.9 / 10 770 Ratings
A popular perfume by Creed for men, released in 1987. The scent is woody-spicy. It is being marketed by Kering Beauté.
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Main accords

Woody
Spicy
Green
Citrus
Fresh

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
BergamotBergamot BasilBasil LemonLemon LimeLime Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart Notes
LavenderLavender CorianderCoriander CloveClove NutmegNutmeg PimentoPimento
Base Notes Base Notes
CedarwoodCedarwood SandalwoodSandalwood PatchouliPatchouli VetiverVetiver Leathery notesLeathery notes
Ratings
Scent
7.9770 Ratings
Longevity
7.9653 Ratings
Sillage
7.4637 Ratings
Bottle
7.9609 Ratings
Value for money
6.3283 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 20.06.2024.

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Salva

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Salva
Top Review 43  
He's always there...
About half a year ago, I joined this platform and, to be honest, up to that time I had hardly a clue about scents in general... I was allowed to call about 10-15 bottles my own, but I didn't like terms like top note, 'dry-down', woody-oriental and many more...

Of course you learn a lot with time and expand your scent horizon. After about 3-4 months of trying and testing, I have found that I like classic scents the most and that they are the most appealing to me as a person/type. Those fragrances, about which many users write things like they should be worn by "older men", "over 40 men" or even grandfathers or they are more suitable for these men...
Well, I'm not an older man, I'm not 40, and I'm certainly not a grandpa. But I love the Bois du Portugal, for example

In the course of my development and discovered passion for such classic fragrances, I inevitably came across the house of Creed at some point. Admittedly, I haven't been able to test or smell all of the fragrances from this house yet. I liked the all too popular Aventus, but nothing more. But the Bois du Portugal is now (besides the Royal Mayfair) my second bottle from this brand.

When I got my bottling to this scent from the souk here, I was already very impressed by the smell of the spray head alone. I perceived an eerily masculine, for me personally beguiling, very classic, incredibly noble, wonderfully stylish and high quality fragrance ...
"What a piece! It'll be 100% in your collection, but so what!", I said to myself.
I sprayed my wrists and my fascination was quickly confirmed...

The fragrance opens with bergamot, pleasantly fresh with a spicy touch, but with clearly perceptible lavender. This woody-floral and slightly herbaceous note gives the fragrance its fougère character from the outset. Yes, lavender is one of my favourite notes, along with a few others. This one is said to smell like floral wallpaper or even older English ladies... Well, a lecturer of mine at the university was such an English lady, original and originally from London. I liked her very much, a very nice, friendly and polite lady. And her London dialect, wonderfully beautiful...
[...]

But let's get back to the Bois du Portugal. The predominant woody notes, such as cedar and sandalwood, are not long in coming and, in my opinion, dominate the fragrance throughout its evolution. These make the fragrance velvety and warm and at the same time form its spicy-piney core. These are also characteristic for the Fougère Vibe mentioned above.
Vetiver, also one of my favourite notes, gives the fragrance another strong earthy and rooty nuance. And in the base, I also detect a minimal dry-tobacco-like trace, probably due to the amber.

I have been in possession of a bottle for a couple of weeks now and wear it in everyday life as well as in the evening when I go out. Except in the middle of summer (where it would be too woody for me), this fragrance mMn is wearable in every season and on every occasion.
The durability is with good 6h (with 5-6 splashes) for me personally completely sufficient. It is not a Sillage monster, but this fits to the whole character of this fragrance. In the first 1,5-2h it is still perceptible for other people in the nearer surroundings, but then it quickly gets to a so-called "Sillage-Monster". skin-scent', which is very much in my interest. Because this fragrance is a truly classic gentleman of "the old school", who doesn't need to attract attention in any clumsy way or anything...
Conclusion:
For me personally, the Bois du Portugal is a fragrance with an enormous amount of style and personality. Woody and aromatic, it radiates so much self-confidence and charm like few others I know so far...

When your head is spinning,
it brings clarity...
When you're angry,
he gives you peace...
When it rains it offers shelter,
in the sun he protects with shade...

Bois du Portugal...
...someone who's always there for you,
...one who always has time,
...one who always has an open ear...
The "old man associations" of other users that I quoted at the beginning of this article cannot be dismissed here and are understandable somewhere. But you have to be the type for, if you are a little younger, to like or wear fragrances of this kind.

Qualitatively, however, it is - in my opinion - very high quality and worth every cent. And if you search cleverly, you can find it online at a "good price" for Creed But what exactly such a "good price" means, of course everyone has to decide for himself...

In any case, I thank all those who have read so far!
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FabianO

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FabianO
FabianO
Top Review 25  
Balanced between warm, cosy and woody and a little bit mineral
In 2013 I already wrote a somewhat diminutive commentary on "Bois du Portugal", came to speak of too much "patriarchally sweet woodiness", did me with the Creed classic quite a bit difficult. With a new model now, from a definitely fresh flacon, I have to relativize the impression of that time.
(Maybe Creed's fragrances are just not as durable as theirs, but after 3-4 years I often give them a little fatigue, not to mention staleness.)

Well, the "Portuguese wood" is now quite happy with me. Maybe it is also due to my 6 years more maturing, but in the portfolio of the brand this fragrance still occupies a recognizable right to exist.
In the beginning perhaps still something special, which may be due to the intense lavender, which in combination with the cedar wood and the already somewhat mineral-balsamic ambergris is a little bit more pointed.

But after 5 minutes everything is well balanced, the lavender a little tamed, and what I had called "old-fashioned" at that time, I would rather describe with a very comfortable, almost hugging, woody atmosphere. This will make you notice once more how easily neutral terms per se may become charged with atmosphere or how strongly your own basic state of being takes over everything (even falsifying).

After about 20 minutes "Bois du Portugal" has arrived in its heart phase, for me the best with this fragrance.
The ambergris has spread cuddly, the wood is primed with masculine spices, lavender is recognizable, but soft and mildly ethereal in the background and the fragrance is carried by a balanced warm, soothing aura. I have to admit it. :-)
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Chizza

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Chizza
Chizza
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For the old age
He turned off the tap of the bath and slid clumsily into the bathtub. He was 78 years old now, the ravages of time were already gnawing at him, and many things no longer went off as easily as before. His wife laid out the towels for him, he nodded benevolently to her. How long had they been married now? A little over 40 years. How time flies...born in the turmoil of the Second World War, his mother carried him and his siblings through. His father was captured in Italy during the war, later transferred to a prison camp in Russia and released years later. At that time the upbringing was different anyway and so he could never develop a corresponding closeness to his father. Nevertheless he loved him and looked up to him - of course. His father had been dead for years; only his scent was still in his head. It was the smell of men who had seen and experienced a lot. He had forgotten his name and that was not important.
His life went on so far, he graduated from school, did an apprenticeship in a bank, and met his wife there as well. Marriage, constant promotions, his own children, his own house and garden. In short: a stable environment and somewhere average life. He was satisfied. Only in 1987, a reminiscence flickered up. He went to a perfumery and was offered a fragrance. It reminded him of his father, although the scent was not the same. He felt connected.

There was lavender, refreshed by the bergamot at the beginning. Quite intense, it stayed that way. Little by little the freshness receded. It became woody. Cedar, as the salesgirl explained to him. The scent was balsamic, soothing, like a relaxing bath with bathing additives from Badedas. Finally, the scent compared and unfolded a little more creamy. He had fallen in love with this perfume when he was 45 years old, this perfume was still in the bathroom today. It was his signature. At the beginning he felt a bit too young for that, because the perfume radiated a certain maturity, he practically grew into it.

He thought of all this as his dull body recovered in the hot bath. His wife came in between, scrubbed his back and assisted him. Before he got out, he looked over to his perfume once more; slightly longing, for he had never seen the country that gave its name. I wonder if he would like it there? He dressed for dinner. It was Sunday, so he was allowed to wear the neat corduroy trousers and the shirt with the loose jacket. He combed his grey hair and took the perfume to put on some splashes. He took another look at the bottle and smiled gently: Bois du Portugal.
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ZrankFappa

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ZrankFappa
ZrankFappa
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A milestone is defined by the distance of miles from other milestones. In between are pebbles.
Working title:
Why does it smell so good in your mother's bathroom (new)
I have revised my original commentary ...

One is spoiled. It's hard to find a rival of equal standing. You have created your own empire Apart from being spoiled, one is also comfortable and bound by habits.
Then there's a universe of woody perfumes. They are by no means the same as this one. But to compare? Well, what for?

I just always know what I don't want.
But I'm making an exception for this one. A very big and grateful exception! A milestone A milestone is defined by the distance of miles from other milestones. In between are pebbles.

Discovering a perfume late in the day is like the movie you don't go to and which is supposed to be totally impressive, and then years later you get the DVD as a gift without remembering it, and the movie is just delicious. Not just to please, but it is sophisticated and exquisite.

First assessment:
"hmm, a Creed, well, if you must.
The ignorant prejudge just like that
First short pass.
I expected something clumsy about the amber. But that didn't happen. The "depth" doesn't go to the edge of the carpet
Next experience:
Consciously on the arm and allow time.
Relatively soon I was reminded of an impression, as if there was cinnamon, or something sweet.
But then I put something on, worked a lap, actually physically, and when I took the sweater off again I was already in the drydown, and there it is! A woody note, but very fine. And very spicy. With very light, elegant tones.
That could be me. When I return from the Highlands to anywhere.

But without that certain primitive notation. In this case, the Highlands are not dominated by flocks of sheep. ...

I think I know that perfume! My childhood friend was from a good family and I visited her often, and of course I knew the remote corners of the elegant family home.
The mother had her own business, and the mother's partner was a ferry captain on ferries to Finland.
So, and where Lutz had his shirts, or even in the bathroom, it smelled like a demanding gentleman who would always be witty, epicurean and generous.
I have lost sight of my teenage companion, she studied architecture, and whether Lutz is still there, I do not know.
But that's how I kept this house to myself: Exquisite, sophisticated and a little bit snobbish, but at the same time very kind
I'm gonna keep working on this.

[ Thanks René72 for the rehearsal!! There are more added in the meantime.]

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Konsalik

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Konsalik
Konsalik
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A radical middle course
Through the whole Aventus story, the niche house Creed is a little burned for me. It's a little blasé of mine, I admit it, but in my imagination Creed is somehow... guilty. On the one hand, "Green Irish Tweed" (through no fault of my own) is partly responsible for the wave of aquatics that does not want to subside (no pun intended), on the other hand, the ever-increasing numbers of Aventus imitators, who recently found their way into the Douglas and Müller shelves of this republic through Montblanc's jump on the train, make me turn up my nose. Somehow the distance between old, European perfumery house Noblesse and contemporary mass taste seems to me here once too often to be lifted.

Thought the wrong way, it's clear: What can people at Creed do to get trends off the ground? After all, Jean-Michel Jarre or Kraftwerk are not to blame for the fact that since the nineties a great deal of shit has been done with synthetic sound production. Nevertheless: An aftertaste remains and the more recent releases already seem as if one is reluctant to withdraw the foot once set in the door. Be that as it may: The last great litter of old Façon is not considered a few "Bois du Portugal". The fragrance pyramid also let me immediately become straight in the cross. I wasn't disappointed!

Bois du Portugal" is a perfume that holds its balance like no other in the classic masculine triad of "citric", "herbaceous-spicy" and "woody" - let's call it that for the sake of argument. A bergamot strongly illuminated by rather English lavender and whitish-powdery (not necessarily "powdery") herb or moss tones - could be almost a lemon - opens incredibly bright and airy. This is soon joined, albeit quietly at first, by the typical, somehow very dry, but never piercing woodiness of the cedar, which continuously increases in strength and maintains the overall so astounding scent of the bright, whitish radiant. Strangely enough, the vetiver is clearly audible without being pastel as in other fragrances; rather, it hangs into the cedar without break and cheerfully. Strange how far the color metaphor carries here: How should you change almost pure white to pastel?

A really beautiful, airy fragrance, which, despite its summeriness, is still sufficiently strong throughout the year and at the same time thoroughly masculine and elegant. I still give him "only" eight points. What's the problem? Probably an olfactory ideosyncrasy on my part, which the inclined reader should not necessarily understand as a warning. Maybe it is an incompatibility of lavender with another component, but: Something in "Bois du Portugal" reminds me in the course of the fragrance of cabbage. Kind of poopy methane. I've only had it with Guerlain's "Jicky."
But this small "individual-associative" mistake does not prevent me from recommending this fragrance to every gentleman looking for a high-quality signature fragrance suitable for the whole year as a work of art that is balanced to the last (and never bland because of its almost radical balance).
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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8.5
Scent
Green, spicy, woody, with a fresh and citrusy opening. Old school, manly, classic. Smooth lavender with vetiver and woods in the drydown.
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ToreterToreter 6 years ago
Less is more. Starts kinda fresh and citric, then settles into wood+citrus . Adult,confident,not invasive and simple in a good sense. A+
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SyedSyed 7 years ago
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AHHH FRANKIE SINATRA
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BS96BS96 7 months ago
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I could imagine this is how Jeff Bezos would smell like. Upper class of elegance, smooth & screaming quality. One of the best creed releases
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RisingChaosRisingChaos 1 year ago
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Herbal lavender + green basil heart given a generous coat of fresh cooking spices, bitter rindy citrus garnish, on a blended wood plank.
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