NEW FRAGRANCE: Serge Lutens - Vierge de Fer

    NEW FRAGRANCE: Serge Lutens - Vierge de Fer

    post #1 of 23
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    Yep, the name we discussed and pondered over back before Fille de Berlin was released.
    This promises to be a gothic lily with incense and iron - pollen heavy and heady. Sounds absolutely gorgeous (providing those metallic notes aren't too hard hitting!)
     


    From Fragrantica:

    "Vierge de Fier
    , the latest perfume to adorn the sumptuous line means "Iron Maiden" (also referenced as 'Virgin of Nuremberg") and recalls the Inquisition dungeons we have come to associate with heavy metal bands, gothic tales and heavy SM tones. Personally it always reminded me of a 1963 Italian film of the same name starring Christopher Lee as the scarred keeper of a castle of torture, and of the blood-curling devices kept in the Museum of Torture in Toledo, Spain.

    Apparently this hard-as-nails reference is, however, mixed: the fragrance pays tribute to Serge's own mother! How poignant, since the anthropomorphic device replicates the iconography of Mary, mother of Jesus. Aside from any notions (and involuntary misunderstandings) of grandeur, the concept of tending to fragility, to past traumas for the semi-abandonded Serge (much like a device of torture would reference), who was left to the safekeeping of relatives by his mother at a tender age, is at art's core and thus drives creation. And his fixation with 19th century romanticism and its darker side, all the way through to German Expressionism continues ...

    The fragrance focuses on lily (a flower Serge has highlighted previously in his Un Lys) with a mineral, hard and cold aspect that recalls the hardness of iron and incense. According to Lutens himself: "The lily in Vierge de Fer is more glorious than in Un Lys. That one was fresher, more lily-like, actually. It played on the whiteness of lily. This one [Vierge de Fer] plays on the heady aspect. It's a lily whose pollen hasn't been dusted off, it has kept its stamens and anthers
    . This is a lily which affronts, once again."*
     

    Vierge de Fer will be widely available in September at Les Salons du Palais Royal in the beautiful bell jars of 75 ml eau de parfum concentration and on the official Lutens e-boutique."

    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Vierge-de-Fer-the-Iron-Maiden-of-Serge-Lutens-4457.html



     

    post #2 of 23
    freddie, thanks for the information. Sounds like one to try.
    post #3 of 23
    Sounds interesting. A September release means no trying it while I'm there in July. Oh well.
    post #4 of 23
    Sounds like a must try!

    Maybe a gigantic version of Passage d'Enfer?
    post #5 of 23

    Sounds pretty good. Thanks for the info.

    post #6 of 23

    A mineral, hard and cold lily sounds promising, too bad it's not from the exported line

    Btw, it sounds like something along the avant-garde line of Tubereuse Criminelle 

    post #7 of 23

    Bring it on! (in caps but don't want to shout)! With SL and FM I wish they would release more and quicker. 

     

    And yes I know people will say they won't be as great.......but the majority of scents in these two houses I adore! 

    post #8 of 23
    I must say I was rather intrigued by the news. I could do with a lily fragrance in fact. It's a somewhat 'obscene' note in my mind, so bring it on! smile.gif Serge Lutens released a very good one last September (Une Voix Noire), so I am hopeful!
    post #9 of 23
    I'm always excited to hear about a new Serge creation.
    post #10 of 23

    This could be interesting. Or boring, as usual, it's hard to know. Lily is interesting because of the "salami" note. Lys Med mixed lily with a modern synth marine note - the result was interesting and happy and carefree (though unwearable to me, as all marines). This one seems to go for the opposite effect.

     

    cacio

    post #11 of 23
    Thread Starter 

    For some reason the image loader does NOT work for me on here...
    Anyway...
    If you guys aren't drooling already - I think the exclusive flacon for this is the most beautiful thing ever!!! <3

     

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/p280x280/998348_10151528064793037_1280271156_n.jpg

    post #12 of 23
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by forfreddie View Post

    For some reason the image loader does NOT work for me on here...

    Anyway...

    If you guys aren't drooling already - I think the exclusive flacon for this is the most beautiful thing ever!!! <3

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/p280x280/998348_10151528064793037_1280271156_n.jpg
    Very different indeed.
    post #13 of 23

    do you know anything new about the export line?

    post #14 of 23
    Thread Starter 
    Is there anything new to know?
    post #15 of 23
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by forfreddie View Post

    For some reason the image loader does NOT work for me on here...

    Anyway...

    If you guys aren't drooling already - I think the exclusive flacon for this is the most beautiful thing ever!!! <3

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/p280x280/998348_10151528064793037_1280271156_n.jpg

    I respect your opinion but IMO the bottle is horrendous.
    post #16 of 23

    Some more info on the female board

    http://www.basenotes.net/t/376813/new-frags-just-got-lutens-vierge-de-fer-and-tested-patou-joy-forever

     

    I think the photos of Lutens bottles don't necessarily give the right impression. Still, one wonders whether with such an interesting theme (religious plus medieval torture theme) one couldn't have come out with a more gothic idea.

     

    cacio

    post #17 of 23

    Interesting take on lily.

     

    This is worth a try.

    post #18 of 23