Although Maiden's Dream — ahem, Vierge de Fer — is based on lilies, many who smell it might not think of lilies right away. Unlike Serge Lutens Un Lys, which screams hothouse Casablancas, Vierge de Fer is more pink and soft and smells like part of a subtly blended damp jasmine-ylang-rose...

As it turns out, I like L'Eau Froide much better than L'Eau Serge Lutens, but if you want the ending now — saves time, right? — I'll add that while I enjoyed wearing it, it's not going on my buy list. L'Eau Froide opens on very cold lemony citrus, and the scent's mineral facet is evident...

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...

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...

Lutens La Fille de Berlin was developed by perfumer Christopher Sheldrake. It is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum; for buying information, see the listing for Serge Lutens under Perfume Houses. Note: image is Giant Roses by bjaglin at flickr; some rights reserved. 2. I will not linger on...

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...

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...

Delicious, right? Sure. But the stuff of luxury scents? Serge Lutens certainly seems to think so. In his new scent, Baptême Du Feu (or Baptism By Fire), the now 74-year-old award-winning perfumer and art director puts gingerbread's lightly spiced sweetness front and centre. Created in...

 

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