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...

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...

$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...

Serge Lutens Vitriol d'Oeillet has decent lasting power and minimal sillage; I find it feminine in character. It is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum, $140. 1. See the Grain de Musc blog for an interesting explanation of this perfume's name and an interview with Serge Lutens re: Vitriol...

This is the Serge I like, weirdly uncompromising. Hey, I love it on me, I don't care what you guys think. This scent is about contrasts between what is ordinary/familiary and what jars your senses. Of course we'll give some away. 4 samples up for grabs for four commenters. Winners from...

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...

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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