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La Religieuse (2015)
by Serge Lutens

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La Religieuse information

Year of Launch2015
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 32 votes)

People and companies

HouseSerge Lutens
PerfumerChristopher Sheldrake
Creative DirectorSerge Lutens
Parent CompanyShiseido

About La Religieuse

La Religieuse is a shared / unisex perfume by Serge Lutens. The scent was launched in 2015 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Christopher Sheldrake

La Religieuse fragrance notes

Reviews of La Religieuse

The Birth of Christ by Botticelli 1500
27th April, 2017
Cheap florals, plastic, followed by a generic, mall-fragrance-for-women dry down of clinical musks.

One wonders how this can be conceived as a 'niche' fragrance. Considering it's Serge Lutens - it's an absolute shocker.

1/5
24th February, 2017
I had to try this for myself, despite the number of reviews panning it, because the notes list made it sound right up my street. Alas, I should have heeded the reviews, & left it at that. It's all true: the "incompleteness" of the jasmine note, the similarity to a hundred department store fragrances and/or functional products, the general synthetic, "plasticky" feel, the almost total absence of incense or animalics. A shockingly disappointing excuse for a Lutens.

It opens with a flat, fruity jasmine, joined fifteen minutes in by a kind of grey, dusty-peppery note which I assume is supposed to be incense, but it's faint. One hour in, something resembling musk begins to warm & soften it, & there's a vaguely aquatic note in the heart, before it settles into a musky floral base five hours in. This stage is pleasant but generic, & nothing more. It's still going softly seven hours in, when I head for the shower so I can forget this experience & apply something more interesting.
06th September, 2016
I have reviewed 66( as of this review) of the 68 released Lutens scents to date. Two are not available as samples. So, this is farewell to my Basenotes reviews of Lutens scents.

This is a very simple composition of half of what it says: jasmine, musk. I detect no incense or civet (I am very aware of what these smell like, so am not being obtuse here.)

It's quite nice and unremarkable, in a generic, drug store sort of celebrity scent kind of way. There's even a bit of Angel's berry notes here (why would anyone be surprised?).

Its problem is that it is "cheap" smelling, derivative of thousands of scents that have glutted the modern market in the past 30 years. Yet again, Lutens delivers a mediocre composition and expects critics to praise it. And consumers to "pay" for it.

This is pleasant but mediocre.
28th June, 2016
This scent was on paper all I've ever wanted and more.

It failed in every single way possible, from start to finish, and I have no idea as to how something with such stated notes could fail so awfully. The jasmine is shrill, then plastic (yes, and I have no clue as to how this occurs), and if there contains any incense, I never found it - seriously - where was it? I've seen mention of Iso E Super - I have no idea exactly how to pick that particular chemical structure out yet, but perhaps that is what is causing my head to spin (in a very unpleasant manner).

WHAT civet? Musk? I have no clue where those two come into play. I love civet, but I don't detect it here at all. If there is musk, it is so white, it's too pale to pick up.

Plastic, Plastic, Plastic. It's just ugly and I had very high hopes. VERY.
20th March, 2016
Nothing offensive about this scent. A rather tame offering, pleasant but hardly outstanding. The title and the advert puffery suggest a sacred/profane contrast, a thrilling revelation of the uninhibited beneath the demure. Nothing of the sort.
The purple-grey colour is a bit odd, suggesting violet although none is listed or appears evident. The florals are lovely (jasmine and mimosa), rich and naturally sweet. None of the indolic nature of jasmine at any point. Incense? Perhaps, of a synthetic sort emulating myrrh's languid qualities. No coniferous frankincense here.
I kept waiting for the scent to develop its "naughty" side. It never did. It just faded away into a sweet and slightly boring floral.
21st November, 2015

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