Serge Lutens label colors. What do they mean?

    Serge Lutens label colors. What do they mean?

    post #1 of 11
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    What do the label colors indicate if anything? It seems that I read this a couple of years ago and can't find the information. Anyone know?
    post #2 of 11

    I think the purple label costs more, but not sure what else the label color says.

    cacio

    post #3 of 11
    Brown: approx USD 100

    Black: approx USD 130

    I think the black also denotes the more exclusive Bell Jars exclusives that have gone out for wider distribution, possibly for a limited period - not 100% sure, though.
    post #4 of 11
    The beige labeled square bottles are 82 Euros on the Serge Lutens site, while the black label comes at 99 Euros. Other than price, it was once stated that the black labeled ones were 'haute concentration', so contained more perfume oil. Whether that still applies, I don't know. Anyway, there is nothing to choose from. The perfumes come as either beige or black label.
    One thing I do not understand though why e.g. Chergui can be had as beige label in the former Export collection plus as exclusive bell jar.
    post #5 of 11

    I think that frags that started as an exclusive then are brought into export still remain in the exclusive collection as well. Other exports can be found in the exclusive line, eg MKK, Tubereuse criminelle, etc.

    cacio

    post #6 of 11
    Yes, that's probably the reason! Still, what's the point in offering the same perfume twice?
    post #7 of 11
    I guess the yearly exclusive doesn't remain forever in the export line- once a shop has finished its stock it won't be replaced. I bought my "export" Borneo in 2010, the very last bottle in the shop and never saw it again- Borneo was 2008 exclusive.
    post #8 of 11
    So, that's probably why, iodine! Chergui was launched as limited export (black label), before it became a permanent (beige label).
    post #9 of 11

    Concentration levels.On the export botttles eige labels denote edts while the black labels are edps.

    post #10 of 11
    Also, previously his logo was the wrought iron gates of Palais Royal. Now it's SL in art deco.

    Also, some boxes had limited edition art on them based on different occasions:

    Serge+Lutens+Ambre+Sultan+limited+edition+Les+Fauves+perfume+bottle+and+box.jpg
    post #11 of 11
    That's right. I knew something was strange about the box but couldn't put my finger on it.. Thanks Hedonist for pointing that out!
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    9/26/13 at 9:41am

    Akahina said:



    What do the label colors indicate if anything? It seems that I read this a couple of years ago and can't find the information. Anyone know?

    9/26/13 at 7:21pm

    cacio said:



    I think the purple label costs more, but not sure what else the label color says.

    cacio

    9/26/13 at 7:31pm

    mr. reasonable said:



    Brown: approx USD 100

    Black: approx USD 130

    I think the black also denotes the more exclusive Bell Jars exclusives that have gone out for wider distribution, possibly for a limited period - not 100% sure, though.

    9/26/13 at 9:53pm

    Larimar said:



    The beige labeled square bottles are 82 Euros on the Serge Lutens site, while the black label comes at 99 Euros. Other than price, it was once stated that the black labeled ones were 'haute concentration', so contained more perfume oil. Whether that still applies, I don't know. Anyway, there is nothing to choose from. The perfumes come as either beige or black label.
    One thing I do not understand though why e.g. Chergui can be had as beige label in the former Export collection plus as exclusive bell jar.

    9/26/13 at 9:58pm

    cacio said:



    I think that frags that started as an exclusive then are brought into export still remain in the exclusive collection as well. Other exports can be found in the exclusive line, eg MKK, Tubereuse criminelle, etc.

    cacio

    9/26/13 at 10:15pm

    Larimar said:



    Yes, that's probably the reason! Still, what's the point in offering the same perfume twice?

    9/27/13 at 12:24am

    iodine said:



    I guess the yearly exclusive doesn't remain forever in the export line- once a shop has finished its stock it won't be replaced. I bought my "export" Borneo in 2010, the very last bottle in the shop and never saw it again- Borneo was 2008 exclusive.

    9/27/13 at 9:50am

    Larimar said:



    So, that's probably why, iodine! Chergui was launched as limited export (black label), before it became a permanent (beige label).

    9/29/13 at 3:12am

    perfaddict said:



    Concentration levels.On the export botttles eige labels denote edts while the black labels are edps.

    10/9/13 at 11:25am

    hedonist222 said:



    Also, previously his logo was the wrought iron gates of Palais Royal. Now it's SL in art deco.

    Also, some boxes had limited edition art on them based on different occasions:

    Serge+Lutens+Ambre+Sultan+limited+edition+Les+Fauves+perfume+bottle+and+box.jpg

    10/9/13 at 8:25pm

    hednic said:



    That's right. I knew something was strange about the box but couldn't put my finger on it.. Thanks Hedonist for pointing that out!





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