There are make up remover wipes for those long days when you don't have the time or energy to hunker down for a good wash, but these Serge Lutens pads are no compromise! They remove the heaviest of eye make up (even that annoying waterproof stuff) without leaving a trace behind. The towelettes...

Serge Lutens La Vierge de Fer is proof that to know what something smells like, the perfume's name, description, and marketing materials often aren't enough. Serge Lutens's references to Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, medieval torture devices, and the "essential nature" of lilies probably won't...

by March It's been awhile since I annoyed readers with a quote from Perfumes: The Guide, so here's one for today, regarding Serge Lutens, taken (and condensed) from Luca Turin's review of El Attarine: I detect in many of the recent Lutens fragrances a growing impatience, a rising tone of...

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...

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...

And that's exactly what makes it worth buying. Serge Lutens is nothing if not a man of surprises. Don't be surprised when his fragrances turn out to be the same. Bottle: A rectangular glass vial; filled with liquid the colour of a donut's jammy filling, or something more...

Somewhere between the over-spiced/overpriced, under-sandalwooded Serge LutensSantal de Mysore and the nuclear-strength, feminine, flowers and fruit of Santal Blanc(now residing in exclusivity, in Paris, smart thing!) is an open slot for a perfect Serge Lutens sandalwood perfume. (Or at least a...

" Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum ($120); for buying information, see the listing for Serge Lutens under Perfume Houses. *1993, Christopher Sheldrake perfumer; notes: oregano, bay leaf, coriander, myrtle, angelica root, amber (sandalwood, patchouli, benzoin,...

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...

 

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