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    Vitriol d'Oeillet by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido

    I read fragrance blogs that this would be a Powdery CARNATION fragrance...
    I imagined it .....to be a very modern take on the classic BELLODGIA by CARON
    which I love for its in your face CARNATION notes....
    softened by VANILLA, MUSK and CLOVE.

    Boy was I pleasantly wrong.
    This fragrance is really spicy. !!!!
    PINK PEPPER... PEPPER... PIMENTO(PAPRIKA) are ingredients listed
    and they are the are the strongest notes that hit my nose first
    they then remain there tingling
    much the way Jalapenos peppers tingle
    the lips and tongue
    This sounds ..terrible,unless you happen to like that kind of FIERY sensation
    SERGE LUTENS manages to soften this fiery concotion
    with CARNATION FLOWERS and a hint of CLOVE
    The NUTMEG is a hidden note .. I could not detect.

    The fragrance that it brings to mind for its similar
    unique spiciness
    If i could suggest such a thing...
    AMBRE GRIS by BALMAIN

    Both are spicy......and peppery and very masculine in
    an upfront manner.
    however, Vitriol turns into a light powdery spicy fragrance
    which then develops into yes...
    a sharp woody scent
    and back again ....

    A juxtoposition of scents...I know.
    a most unusual feat in of itself .
    that in the end .. is very unisex !!!

    Bravo SERGE!!
    You won me over again....with your complexity!

    16th August, 2012





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