If you miss the Lutens kink of, say, Tubéreuse Criminelle, you can do as I did one day and wear it under a stack of Bakelite bangles, and enjoy the accidental mingling of the perfume and phenolic resins as your skin warms. Or, you can simply breathe in Vierge de Fer's close, soft floral aura...

of mimosa perfumes, has gone through so many versions that it is hard to keep track of them all; by the time I became interested in fragrance, it had already morphed from a high-pitched, frost-white floral to a rich yellow gourmand, a sort of cherry jam trifle with marzipan decorations. Now it...

(For a few other reviews of Nuit de Cellophane that were written soon after the fragrance's release, you can look back to Patti at Perfume Posse,Marina at Perfume Smellin' Things, and Gaia at The Non-Blonde.) Serge Lutens Nuit de Cellophane was created by perfumer Christopher Sheldrake;...

Here are some fragrances I hope will still be around: Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Woman; Tauer Perfumes L'Air du Désert Marocain and Une Rose Chyprée; and L'Artisan Parfumeur Dzing! and Nuit de Tubéreuse; and the core Serge Lutens line for a few. Please chime in with your hopes and predictions!

. It doesn't, however, really smell 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...

Serge 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...

I was jealous of how my sister's letters rang up, although I don't recall now what that was. I can't smell Chantilly today without remembering that visit. My other beauty product Christmas gifts over the years were a Tinkerbell powder mitt from Auntie Bea and a Marie Osmond face care kit...

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...

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 feeling of coldness like a fan, and this feeling remains all day long....

The famous , conceived and designed by the perfume genius in 1992, are described by him as "more of a refined salon for perfumes than a boutique". There you can shop his exclusive line of fragrances. I am a huge fan of his perfumes. Here you see my very own Serge Lutens collection. is...

 

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