Bois des Îles

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Bois des Îles
Fragrance by Coco Chanel
Type Women's fragrance
Released 1926
Label Chanel

Bois des Îles (pronounced [bwa dezil]) is a fragrance produced by Parisian couturier Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. The name is French for "Island Wood" or, more literally, "Wood of the Islands".


Coco Chanel had worked with Ernest Beaux on her original perfume, Chanel No. 5, which debuted in 1921. In 1926, they released Bois des Îles.[1] According to the Chanel website, the fragrance of Bois des Iles was "the first woody fragrance for women".[1]

The fragrance has notes of sandalwood, vetiver, tonka bean, vanilla, ylang ylang, iris, coriander, rose, jasmine, and aldehydes.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Bois des Îles, Accessed 5 May 2011.
  2. ^ Luca Turin, Tania Sanchez, Perfumes, Profile Books, 2009, ISBN 1-84668-127-8, p. 101.
  3. ^ "Chanel Bois des Iles", Accessed 5 May 2011.