"What is this stuff? Perfume?" my husband asked me when I brought home a bottle of Diptyque's Feu de Bois Room Spray ($60). French for “wood fire,” the promo materials for this room spray promised that "Diptyque’s Feu de Bois candle is the perfect substitution for a crackling fireplace. The earthy-but-refined spray is infused with a complex scent that is evocative of fir trees, firewood, and autumn woodlands."
So, did the hype live up to the actual effect? Find out when you read more.
Upon first spritz, I wasn't won over. But, as with all good scents, you need to let it settle in. And sure enough, within a few minutes, our home was infused with the smell of a burning wood fire. Seriously, it's the only way to describe the scent. If you're a fan of this scent, with all its cozy associations, then I definitely recommend this room spray. But I wasn't the biggest fan in the house: I've caught the hubz surreptitiously spritizing the house with Feu de Bois several times in the past few weeks. And this is in addition to the wood fire we burned last weekend! Seems like some of us can't get enough of Diptyque Feu de Bois's crackly wood fire scent. And that, I think, is a point in its favor.