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 to what I think of as "generic department store man smell, sportified", insofar as mint + ginger + chilly citrus are the hallmarks of the modern masculine...

Jeux de Peau with Five O'Clock au Gingembre. Thankfully, my palate matured, and I eventually learned the worth of real bread, to the extent that no matter where I travel in the world, I always visit a bakery or two as soon as I arrive in a new city — even before searching out perfume shops....

Nuit de Cellophane was released by Serge Lutens in early 2009 as part of the brand's export collection. The press release for this fragrance includes a typically Lutensian snippet of prose-poetry and dialogue, but the sample-vial card offers a more concise description: "The night embodied in...

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...

$80 may seem like a big chunk of change for primer, but Serge Lutens Make Up Base is totally worth it. The reason we use foundation is to achieve that cherished porcelain look - but if a good base is missing, you simply won't. This is an often-overlooked essential step in the quest for...

What's a girl to do? Serge Lutens launched Cuir Mauresque in 1996 as one of its non-export, bell jar "exclusives" (as opposed to the export line in the rectangular bottle). In 2010, Cuir Mauresque ("moorish leather") joined the export line for a limited edition run. Perfumer Christopher...

Coming in February from Serge Lutens will be Jeux de Peau ("Skin Games"), a new unisex addition to the export range. What we know so far: it was inspired by the smell of toast with butter, a smell dear to Lutens' childhood, and it might be a woody oriental. According to Osmoz , the notes...

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,...

Here you see my very own Serge Lutens collection. is one of my favourites. We spoke French during the interview and I have to admit that there is something so magical about his French language that any attempt to translate his answers into English almost fails to fully capture their...

Created in partnership with Lutens' long-time collaborator Christopher Sheldrake, Baptême Du Feu is the latest in a series of gourmand fragrances that also includes Five O'clock Au Gingembre, Un Bois Vanille and Jeux De Peau. So far, so straightforward. But this is Serge Lutens, the man...

 

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