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Louve (2007)
by Serge Lutens

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Louve information

Year of Launch2007
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 138 votes)

People and companies

HouseSerge Lutens
Parent CompanyShiseido

About Louve

Louve is a feminine perfume by Serge Lutens. The scent was launched in 2007

Reviews of Louve

I was prepared for the worst. The combo of cherry, almond and vanilla had served two popular cosmetic items in the past. My mother and aunts always put on Jergen's hand lotion in the winter, which was very very strong. Likewise, in my youth, the Vidal Sassoon shampoo line reeked of it.

Louve begings strong, but calms down within minutes to become quite close to the skin. It has all the warm and reassuring vibes connected with these three gourmand scents, but in dry down more resembles a bowl of ice cream, combining cherry vanilla with pistachio.

It's a wearable gourmand as it is not in your face, not making you reek of the kitchen or the pantry. It is however rather simplistic, hence the neutral review. Nice, but not remarkable.
17th May, 2016
I totally get the She-Wolf idea....a She-Wolf is a Mother. Not many no-time-for-kids career women lady wolves around! Nope, she's a Mom. And that's why this is a comforting, sweet, milky scent. It's tender and makes you feel like your Mom just made some lovely cookies and it's almost Christmas and all is right with the world. I love it from the cherry opening to the almond milk with vanilla and musk dry down. This is a great snow and pink sweater scent. It's more tremulous and furry than Keiko Mecheri' s Loukhoum (which I also love)....furry feeling, like a She Wolf, tremulous like her little ones. A beautiful perfume, spreading love in a small, close to the skin circle around you and your loved ones. Worth every penny.
02nd October, 2015
The opening on this was marvelous--I love almond scents, and I am still in search of a sweet and lasting one that is true to life but not too cloying. However, the almond notes vanished relatively quickly, leaving behind a kind of generic floral powdery scent--almost like baby powder. Disappointing.
10th January, 2014
My curiosity about Louve was piqued upon reading an interview with a French actor (I forget whom) who said words to the effect that she immediately knew this was for her and she could not be without it. That kind of diehard love is usually a signifier of a degree of individuality and Louve does not disappoint on that score.
The opening surge of bitter almonds brought visions of Miss Marple running from the scene of the crime, a lace-edged handkerchief clasped over her nose, muttering, ‘Cyanide gas...’ It’s a pretty shocking, no-compromise start, but the transitions start almost straight away. The almond softens considerably, grows marzipan-like for a while, there’s a suggestion of pink rosiness and, in time, the overall feel becomes more and more like cherry kisses. The volume also perceptibly drains away and the skin scent that is left is mainly candied cherries, with a hint of lactones and a little soft almond. It may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the journey immensely (particularly the stage when the floral notes come into view) and found the destination to be a place of comfort. I do wish it would project just a little bit more, though.
30th July, 2012
Mostly almond with a hint of cherries over a mild vanillic base. Will not win you any cool points with your ~edgy iconoclast~ perfume friends, but is nevertheless a well-made, easy-to-wear fragrance that's feminine but not cloyingly girly.
12th December, 2011
Smells like Jergens Original Scent with more punch. A simple mélange of cherry, almonds, and vanilla.
30th August, 2010

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