Category Archives: Serge Lutens

Scent a Celebrity: Madonna

Madonna turns 60 today – Happy Birthday, HRH Madonna! To celebrate, I thought I would resurrect my much-loved […] Continue reading

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Perfume Review: Le Participe Passé by Serge Lutens

I think it’s been a long time since I’ve fallen for a new Serge Lutens fragrance. Perhaps it […] Continue reading

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Serge Lutens Le Participe Passe ~ new fragrance

French niche house Serge Lutens has launched Le Participe Passé, a new unisex woody oriental fragrance in the Collection Noire series…

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Serge Lutens L’Innommable ~ new fragrance

French niche house Serge Lutens will launch L’Innommable, a new fragrance in the Gratte-ciel (skyscraper) collection. The bottle design was inspired by the 1927 Fritz Lang film Metropolis

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The daily lemming

Lemmable opaque black packaging for a selection of Serge Lutens fragrances (Fumerie Turque, Tubéreuse Criminelle, Bornéo 1834, Cuir Mauresque, Serge Noire, Louve, Chêne, Fille En Aiguilles, Muscs Koublaï Khan and De Profundis). $375 (!) each for 100 … Continue reading

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5 Perfumes: Orange Blossom

I once heard perfumer Thomas Fontaine say he considered orange blossom an American note. (Iris and galbanum were French, he said.) Right away, I thought of bars of soap, brides, and piles of white laundered towels. Is that what Americans are about — cleanliness and innocence? Maybe I should have asked, is that what orange blossom is about?

Orange blossom is a lot more expressive than its association with laundry detergent would have you believe. Here are five relatively easy-to-find1 orange blossom-centered fragrances that explore a variety of non-Girl Scout takes on the note:

Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger: Fleurs d’Oranger kicks off as bright and juicy as a grove of Florida Ambersweets in spring…

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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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