Category Archives: Serge Lutens

5 perfumes ~ vanilla fragrances for winter

vanilla beans

Brrr! This winter has outdone itself already, and it’s only mid-January. I started my year of vanilla last fall, and today I’ve got five suggestions for vanilla perfumes to keep you cozy and warm while winter does its worst. And as always, do add your own picks in the comments!

Guerlain Shalimar: Duh, you knew that, right? If you’re not sure which one to buy, see Angie’s Shalimar Face-Off, and you might also consider the flanker Guerlain Shalimar Ode à la Vanille

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On Escentual: New Year, New Fragrance

I’ll be back to my regular posting schedule next week. Until then, enjoy my latest Escentual column – […] Continue reading

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On Escentual: Dent de Lait by Serge Lutens

Dent de Lait, the new fragrance from Serge Lutens. Reviewed on Escentual. Click here to read. Disclaimer Sample […] Continue reading

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Candy Crush: Serge Lutens’ New Look

I’m always crushing on something scented or other. My nose knows no limits. Candy Crush is where I […] Continue reading

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Collection Noire

A (bottle-oriented and Serge-less) video for the reorganized and repackaged Collection Noire from Serge Lutens. (There is some discussion in the review for Dent de Lait, if you missed it.)
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Serge Lutens Dent de Lait ~ perfume review

Serge Lutens Dent de Lait

Changes are afoot at French niche house Serge Lutens, in case you didn’t get the memo. What was once the “export line”, that is, the scents you could buy in the rectangular 50 ml bottles, is soon to be “Collection Noire”, in 100 ml for €180.1 Some of the fragrances from the export line have been shuffled into what was once the “exclusive line”, that is, the bell jars. The Vapo series, in which “exclusive” fragrances were made widely available in 30 ml travel sizes, is possibly gone. Maybe some scents have been discontinued altogether, maybe they haven’t, I’ve heard both cases stated with authority.2 Reports of the brand’s fragrances being significantly reformulated have been around for years now, and that is true of so many brands that perhaps the time has come when you should never replace a bottle of anything without smelling a new tester first.

None of this really matters much to me. I haven’t adored a new Serge Lutens scent in years,3 and I have so much perfume that I’ll possibly never need to replace any of my old Lutens favorites…

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Abandoned sections of the dental arch

A spot for Serge Lutens Dent de Lait, including lots of missing teeth and an unexpected brief showing by Lego Batman.
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Serge Lutens Dent de Lait & Bourreau des Fleurs ~ new fragrances

Serge Lutens Dent de Lait

French niche house Serge Lutens is repackaging and streamlining its fragrance offerings, and introducing two new scents. Dent de Lait (milk tooth) joins the Collection Noire, which will merge the prior Collection Noire and Collection Beige fragrances, and be offered in 100 ml instead of 50 ml. Bourreau des Fleurs (executioner of flowers) joins the luxury Section d’Or series…

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Three Ultimate Iris Perfumes

Once, as I was telling Maurice Roucel how much I loved his Iris Silver Mist, a perfume he created for Serge Lutens, he laughed and explained that Lutens kept asking again and again for more iris, so he ended up using all the iris aromatics in the catalogue of his company and essentially “mixing them together.” […]

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Fume Chat Episode 08: The Serge Lutens Battle of the Bottles

We’re back with another Battle of the Bottles and this time we’re battling one of the greats: Serge Lutens. Uncle Serge, as he is often affectionally referred to, is a pioneer of the niche fragrance industry and boasts a range … Continue reading Continue reading

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