thread in the fragrance's tapestry and not as a central motif as in some of Lutens's fragrances. That said, to me Vierge de Fer's most prominent quality isn't so much how it smells, but how it wears. It's a soft, intimate floral that clings closely to skin but persists all day. Like...

Smelled up close, L'Eau Froide is an enjoyable twist on a unisex summer fragrance, and it probably has enough heft to take it into spring or fall as well. It's clean, but it isn't as relentlessly clean as L'Eau Serge Lutens. Still, from a distance, the early stages teeter dangerously close...

I know, now I'm being difficult! However, if I were to invest in a high-end osmanthus fragrance, I'd probably opt for Ormonde Jayne's Osmanthus, which remains brightly elegant, keeping my interest throughout. (For a few other reviews of Nuit de Cellophane that were written soon after the...

Serge Lutens will launch De Profundis, the latest addition to the exclusive range, in September. The fragrance was reportedly inspired by death, and named for an prose letter written by Oscar Wilde in prison. De Profundis is a floral unisex fragrance based on chrysanthemum; other notes...

Like many of the Serge Lutens fragrances, Cuir Mauresque kicks off with a surprising note that offers a freaky insight into the rest of the fragrance. For Tubéreuse Criminelle , for instance, that note smells almost like gasoline, and once you've smelled it you see tuberose a whole...

Verdict: I'm impressed, and being impressed made me happy — the last Serge Lutens fragrance that really got my attention was 2008′s El Attarine. El Attarine made the buy list (although like most things on the buy list, I've never bought it). La Fille de Berlin definitely captured my...

What is it: A 50 ml bottle of Serge Lutens L'Eau Froide. It was used to write a review; it's about 95% full. How do I get it: For a chance to win, leave a comment telling me that you live in the US. Also, please tell me about your favorite Serge Lutens fragrance, if you have one. Otherwise,...

I personally like an open-faced sandalwood fragrance in my perfume 'arsenal' and Santal Majuscule doesn't qualify. Still, I enjoyed wearing Santal Majuscule and recommend it to those who want an "ornamented" sandalwood fragrance...accent on the ornaments, not the santal. Serge Lutens Santal...

Fragrance reviews are silly. Fragrance marketing is even sillier. So from now on, we'll be crowdsourcing our fragrance reviews. Read on to find out what our office thought about the latest sample to land on our desk. What Serge Lutens thinks it smells like: "L'Eau Froide gives you the...

like the gourmand fragrance it's being marketed as – it swaps a gourmand's saliva-inducing edibleness for something that's enticingly sweet, sure, but still somehow metallic, like it's been laced with something. And that's exactly what makes it worth buying. Serge Lutens is nothing if not a...

 

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