Fragrance Of The Week: Serge Lutens Baptême Du Feu 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 sinister.
Fragrance notes: Gingerbread, gunpowder, tangerine,...
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Founded by fashion, art and design extraordinaire Serge Lutens, this French perfumery landed its big break thanks to a collaborative project with Japanese cosmetics brand Shiseido.
Since going it alone in the early noughties, Serge Lutens has gained a cult following for its unique and...
Flawless Garance Doré I also love the Serge Lutens wipes, especially for the eyes. They're super gentle and somehow magically remove everything in one go.
What do you do at the end of fashion month? A special facial? How do you rehab your skin?
Usually a sunny vacation if I can! Otherwise I get a facial at...
Does your fragrance change as the seasons change?
SPRING: Lily of the valley, lilac, cassie (Tauer Carillon Pour un Ange, Frederic Malle En Passant & Une Fleur de Cassie)
SUMMER: Citrus, green scents (Serge Lutens Fleurs de Citronnier, Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine, Ormonde Jayne Frangipani)
FALL: Spicy rose (OJ Ta'if, Tauer Incense Rose,...
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When I'm feeling bold I personally love to wear this super-sensual rose creation by Serge Lutens.
Yes, it's built around the unmistakable smell of tuberose but Lutens has craftily 'dirtied' it up a little, making it warm, smoky and musky and very, very sexy indeed – so much so that the...
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Armani Eyes to Kill in Silver, $33, available at Armani; Serge Lutens Mascara Oeil Pour Oeil in Black, $65, available at Serge Lutens; Laura Mercier Brow Definer in Fair, $20, available at Laura Mercier; Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate in Intensity Two, $72, available at Nordstrom; Chanel...
Terry de Gunzberg Parti Pris & Ombre Mercure ~ fragrance reviews It's certainly not a big, dramatic tuberose; if you're devoted to Serge Lutens Tubéreuse Criminelle or to the iconic Piguet Fracas, you'll find Parti Pris a bit reserved for your taste. The rest of the fragrance is a cascade of silky white petals (ylang ylang, rose, something like freesia?),...
The Monday Mail ~ help Elizabeth find a wedding perfume Perfumes she appreciates but cannot wear include Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle, Estee Lauder Pleasures, Frederic Malle Parfum de Therese, Guerlain L'heure Bleue.
Here are some of the perfumes Elizabeth has tried, but that aren't quite right for her wedding:
By Kilian Love and Tears:...
Atelier Cologne Silver Iris ~ fragrance review" Perhaps perfume houses could post labels along the line of "This fragrance rates a 9 for rootiness" (Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist) or "This fragrance registers 2.5 on a 10 turnip scale" (Frédéric Malle Iris Poudre). With this scale and information about the fragrance's fruit, powder, cream,...
The Monday Mail ~ help Ana-Maria find a new perfume Perfumes she likes include Rochas Femme, Serge Lutens Bas de Soie, Sonia Rykiel Woman! Not for men, and classics like Dior and Chanel. She also likes some masculines, like Caron Yatagan, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and Lubin Idole.
She dislikes light, candy, soapy smelling perfumes,...
Serge Lutens La Vierge de Fer ~ fragrance reviewSerge 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...
The Body Shop Honeymania ~ fragrance review I was hoping for honey, and plenty of it — maybe not so uncompromising as Serge Lutens Miel de Bois, perhaps, but still, honey, and not just in the name, á la Marc Jacobs Honey. Maybe something along the lines of MAC Naked Honey (why does MAC keep reissuing Turquatic instead of Naked Honey?)...
Bunch o' limited edition collector bottles 2013, part 14
From Serge Lutens, a collector bottle of La Fille de Berlin featuring an engraving of a shattered rose. 30 pieces were made, $600. (via cosmeticsbusiness)
From Estee Lauder, solid perfume compacts in Pleasures (left, $195) and Beautiful (right, $195). Both at Neiman Marcus.
Smoky Eyes Sandra's Closet
Photos: Courtesy of Glominerals and Serge Lutens, © Sandra Bauknecht
Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarena ~ fragrance review and a quick poll 19 might be the benchmark, but it's not really my benchmark — my question is the point of difference with my longtime iris staples, namely Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist and Hermès Hiris — and by the way, does anyone wear Hiris anymore, other than me? And then there are my many secondary iris...
Hot Days, Big Perfume Someone might say, for instance, that Serge Lutens Chergui is great on a July afternoon. I've been skeptical. I figured the commenter probably has round-the-clock air conditioning and didn't really have to deal with the smothering sillage. I've never been brave enough to try it...
Serge Lutens La Vierge de Fer ~ new fragranceFrench niche line Serge Lutens will launch La Vierge de Fer (the iron maiden), a new addition to the exclusive line, in September.
La Vierge de Fer was inspired by Picasso's picture Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (see above). The fragrance reportedly centers on lily; Lutens says it is "more...
The Monday Mail ~ help Caroline find a new perfume
Several Serge Lutens (Chergui, Filles En Aiguilles): Too syrupy and sweet.
Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque: Too much smoke, too heavy.
Dior Dune: She liked it moderately, but it gave her a headache.
L'Artisan Parfumeur Patchouli Patch: The patchouli was too strong, smelled very 'grassy'....
Day to Night Perfume for Summer
Cartier Baiser Volé Eau de Toilette to Caron Alpona or Serge Lutens Un Lys: I do love my Baiser Volé Eau de Toilette in summer. The Eau de Toilette sings of orange, and the deep woody-desiccated orange of Alpona is a good way to turn Baiser Volé serious — but not too serious — for evening....
Thomas Van der Jeught Likes to Play with Fire As inspirations, he cites the seemingly irreconcilable artists Marina Abramović and Serge Lutens for their emotional and graphical weightiness, respectively. Intrigued, we wanted to know more...
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