Perfume Reviews

Reviews by ikebana


Five O'Clock Au Gingembre by Serge Lutens

Really love this. It's a very warm, comforting and strikingly uplifting scent. Spicy, lemony, with just a hint of smoky muskiness, it evokes for me a bright, clear day in late September, when you're sitting in the warm, in front of an applewood fire, whilst a cake bakes in the oven. The only drawback, to me, is the name, which I think is bizarrely clumsy. The perfume itself, however, is a delight.
25th October, 2011

Miel de Bois by Serge Lutens

Can't get on with this one at all. Honey is a very animal-sweet note, and there is too much of it here I think. It's overpowering. The barnyard really comes through on the drydown and unfortunately it ends up smelling, on my skin at least, like poo. Literally. This is a rare mis-step for Serge Lutens.
25th October, 2011