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".

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bois des Îles, chanel.com. 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", theperfumedcourt.com. Accessed 5 May 2011.