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    Re: Suggest me my orange blossom

    The purest is probably in L'artisan parfumeur - fleur d'oranger récolte 2005 (or 2007), but it's hard to find (by luck i found a 2005 full bottle recently so everything is possible). The soliflore...
  2. Re: Serge Lutens Rousse restricted from shops?

    It passed in the palais royal line for x or y reason (not selling well, need to restrict the export line,...). It's still available on internet for everyone.
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    Re: Today I Bought - December 2012

    Very good choice, i did the same a few month ago, i took 4 bottles ! This perfume is unique, it's a big revelation for me because i stayed away during years and now it could integrate my top,...
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    Re: SL Sarrasins: Jasmine with leather

    To me it doesn't smell leather at all, but i adore this scent.
    Beyond the jasmine i smell the carnation, fruity osmanthus with a more animalic base.
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    Re: Fumerie Turque reformulation?

    I have a bottle from the year it was released and although it was more dry and stronger in tobacco (imo) it's still in a good state, you can buy it with tranquility whatever the version you find...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2012

    After many time i finally found it (with others wonderful bottles)....Brand new vintage MKK.
    http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/709209IMG4746.jpg
  7. Re: Serge Lutens 2013 - "Laine de Verre", "La Vierge de Fer" and "La Fille de Berlin" (???)

    Oh no, i have read this thread !
    Next time i'll try to discover the new Lutens release without knowing any note information or press text...
    Just for trying to interpretate by myself what is the...
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    Re: Parfum d'empire - Musc tonkin

    I smelled it , it did anything very interesting on my skin, a goat leather with salty notes and a fade tuberose with the time.. I expected somthing vibrating and hotter.

    a deception for me
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    Re: Feminine, soft leather/suede scent

    (daim blond and boxeuses)

    + Aziyadé
  10. Re: Serge Lutens 2013 - "Laine de Verre", "La Vierge de Fer" and "La Fille de Berlin" (???)

    The next name will be revealed on 6 december, we can bet on wich one...
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    Re: Help me pick a sandal wood

    The Lutens are excellents (the mysore and jeux de peaux for me)
    and if you like iris too or if you're not fan of spices : Cartier - l'heure promise: cosy iris which let an unspiced pure sandalwood...
  12. Thread: Jasmine!

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    Re: Jasmine!

    There is a bush of jasmine near my home too and one time i was appealing by the scent without find the source immediately. The drydown of SL - Un Lys (square bottle) is the more similar scent i have...
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    Re: Today I Bought: October 2012

    Thank you !
    Wow, it's a really crazy price, i didn't know an Artisan parfumeur bottle could go so high (for info i paid mine 80 euros).
    Séville à l'aube can be a nice substitution to wait the day...
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    Re: Rum, Cognac, Vodka, etc.

    Some cognac notes can be found into the immortelle, it's for example notable in Chypre rouge
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    Re: Today I Bought: October 2012

    I'm too happy, i found a full 100ml of Artisan parfumeur - Fleur d'Oranger 2005 at a very reasonable price, this stuff becomes rare and expensive these days and it's one of my favorite orange blossom...
  16. Re: Looking for a cedar scent (along the same lines as Castle Forbes Cedarwood and Sandalwood Afters

    I don't know the smelling of your aftershave but my favorite cedar is probably , it's a little bit sweet/ vanilic with a hint of fruit and spices (cinnamon).
    The atlas cedar is naturaly honeyed.
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    Re: New Lutens US site

    For having some old bell jars in my hand, with time you can find something to eat in the fond of the bottle. Berk!
    For a simple hygienic sense, i prefer to limit the presence of cells debris and...
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    Re: New Lutens US site

    I transfer the juice with a pipette in a sprayer (usually a decant) if i want to dab i take the juice with a pipette or use a roll-on (to avoid contamination in the bottle!).
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    Re: New Lutens US site

    Here the bell jars are cheapers than the 50 ml, the sprayers make more profits to the company.

    Their ephemeral collection seems to be in "le vaporisateur tout noir" line now.

    The bell jars are...
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    Re: "Smells like gunpowder...."

    Serge noire, i love so much this scent especially for his firework / gunpowder note.
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur experts: anyone?

    Jean-Laporte opened the Jardin du parfumeur (with one of the important collection of camelia in Europe), he stopped making fragrances after MPG and had interest into botanic....
  22. Re: Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille suitable for men?

    That's a fact for you, you did a study on a large panel of persons ? :)
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    Re: Miel de Bois Lovers

    Me 4 :)
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    Re: Miel de Bois Lovers

    Maybe the two lm6, i think they probably had to reformulate it, but they profited the opportunity (passage from export to exclusive) for a little "upgrade" (as stated in interviews)
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    Re: Miel de Bois Lovers

    I have smelled the two, more than a reformulation Miel de bois has been "redesigned" into a softer scent.
    Honestly it's still a beautiful (even very beautiful) perfume, the reformulation has been...
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    some Serge Lutens - 75 ml - (worldwide)

    A few Lutens 75 ml bell jars from the exclusive collection; everything brand new sealed in blister :

    Cuir mauresque (75ml, new) : sold
    Douce amère (75 ml, new) sold
    Rahät loukoum (75 ml, new)...
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    Re: malle: une fleur de cassie=dans tes bras?

    I don't think they are similar at all. Carnal flower has similarities in the construction and for some effects imo, but it's normal it's the same nose behind those two.
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    Re: Need a Lutens jedi

    It's an old bottle (pre 2005), enjoy your "vintage" !
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    Re: The openning of SL Fille en Aiguilles

    For the fruits you can try Five o'clock au gingembre (and also Bois et fruits eventually)

    Chypre rouge also got some red fruits and a caramelized pinewood note, but the overall thing is weird,...
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    Re: Malle Coffrets

    Imagine the shock when one will discover his favorite perfume is designed for women
  31. Re: New Narcisse Noir EDT vs vintage 50s Narcisse Noir pure parfum by Caron

    The recent is very sage compared, it's not the same thing to wear, have the impression they put some spices (cumin?) trying to rend a "dirty" illusion.
  32. Re: Serge Lutens - Une Voix Noire: new fragrance (gardenia perfume)

    "Artificial" strawberry would be more appropriate. It took me a little time but i actually love it more than at the beginning.
    Anyway this artificial fruit (for others it evokes violet or grape...
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    Re: Suggestions for Fall/Winter (Paris)

    The Jar concept is too similar to the Lutens Palais royal boutique : no comment about the notes, the impression to enter in a sanctuary, the purple decoration... They took the same concept
    It's just...
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    Parfum d'empire - Musc tonkin

    Apparently it hasn't be stated here (or i didn't see it!), Corticchiato is going to release a new fragrance in a limited edition (1000 bottles) and it's an extrait !
    As you can see it's a...
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    Re: A great experience from Serge Lutens

    Perfect and elegant service for sure but it has been "robotized" compared to before.
    Before you got a hand written letter of the SA from the SPRS (now it's send from another place near Paris), and...
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    Re: Suggestions for Fall/Winter (Paris)

    Your description make me think about SL Daim blond (it's not in the wax samples)
  37. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur and his "brothers & sisters".

    I'd be curious about the Poivre piquant clone, i love this fragrance (bought 2 bottles backup at 28 euros with the sale on AP recently), not very "piquant" : freshly ground pepper who turns into a...
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    Re: Serge Lutens 2012 export perfume?

    http://www.facebook.com/notes/serge-lutens/le-vaporisateur-tout-noir/445299148846305
  39. Re: Fresh citrus musky...with longevity...suggestions please?!?!

    try Lutens - Fleurs de citronnier
  40. Re: Which is your favorite Frederic Malle fragrance and why?

    1. Une fleur de cassie,the more interesting of the line imo, haunting !
    2. Lys med (my second best lys)
    3. Une rose / vetiver : among the best in their categories (if you are in rose or vetiver you...
  41. Re: Serge Lutens - Une Voix Noire: new fragrance (gardenia perfume)

    It's strange. It has a fruity synthetic note wich can recall some Roundnitska works (parfum de thèrese) here a fuzzy strawberry candy. Those kind of notes are usually associated with rose, for ex...
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    Re: Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens

    I have made a comparaison Jeux de peau vs SM today , one on each wrist...
    I totally agree it's more elegant, "chic", sophisticated than JdP, i detected the rose more than my first try anyway i can't...
  43. Re: Your take on L'Artisan Vanilla Absolument (Previously Named Havana Vanille)????

    It's not bad (althouth i prefered the older "Vanilia" from AP)
    The sweet rum is gourmand here and it makes me want to drink a cocktail (pina colada but without the awful synthetic pinneaple you...
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    Re: Want to find a good vanille based scent.

    If it's for a gift, something safe for example from the Artisan parfumeur (vanilia, vanille absolument, havana vanille)
  45. Thread: Next Lutens?

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    Re: Next Lutens?

    +1 Fumerie turque (it's not smokey as mentioned, but smells like Amsterdammer tobacco if you know)

    Warm and spicy for winter :

    Cuir mauresque

    Santal de Mysore
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    Re: An orange/grapefruit fragrance?

    +1 on Azemour les orangers

    Bigare concentrée

    Caron - Alpona, probably too heavy/dark for what you are seeking but it's an extraordinary orange/grapefruit chypré.
  47. Re: Serge Lutens 2013 - "Laine de Verre", "La Vierge de Fer" and "La Fille de Berlin" (???)

    I want to say, "hopefully", a little bit of originality and humour (by playing french words)... Name a frangrance ""Ambre something" or "Tubéreuse this" it was new in the 90 but now... and the...
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    Re: Scientific jobs in fragrance industry?

    Givaudan has a school where they choose, each year, a few candidats from all the continents, they pay all the formation, give solids skills and a job in Givaudan after.
  49. Re: Serge Lutens 2013 - "Laine de Verre", "La Vierge de Fer" and "La Fille de Berlin" (???)

    I'm pretty sure those names are reals, and they aren't surprising when you know Lutens.
    If there were like "Chergui sport" maybe i would considere that as a joke

    - - - Updated - - -

    I'm...
  50. Re: Serge Lutens 2013 - "Laine de Verre", "La Vierge de Fer" and "La Fille de Berlin" (???)

    Whool made of glass ... we can turn that into a poetic expression ;)
  51. Re: Serge Lutens 2013 (?)

    Yes the 3 for 2013 are going to be ,
    Laine de verre (!!! that's one of his weirdest name)
    La vierge de fer
    La fille de Berlin
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    Re: Today I Bought September 2012

    Purchased Une voix noire yesterday at 120 e, today the price has been raised by 10 euros !...
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    Poll: Re: Who is the greatest living perfumer?

    Sorry i believe only what i see (and smell too !) ;) And Chris is even not officialy stated once time as the perfumer/nose of this house (officialy i mean)...
    I could quote the passage where he...
  54. Re: Serge Lutens - Une Voix Noire: new fragrance (gardenia perfume)

    I created a thread in the fragrance industry (vaporisateur tout noir), i got mine too and it's a real pleasure to use this sprayer, it's so elegant that it's been 4 or 5 days i'm wearing only Ambre...
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    Poll: Re: Who is the greatest living perfumer?

    Malle and Lutens are not comparable.... There is no Malle style in this house, the perfumes are very differents, it's not the same universe. For example the Jean Claude Ellena are very proach of what...
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    Poll: Re: Who is the greatest living perfumer?

    Serge himself said "chimiste" in french = chemist ;)
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    Poll: Re: Who is the greatest living perfumer?

    Exactly, the chemist Sheldrake helps for the scientific aspects.
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    Poll: Re: Who is the greatest living perfumer?

    It's not in the list but for me, by far, Serge Lutens.
  59. Re: Help with tuberose and orange blossom fragrance

    Yes the Santa Maria Novella is called Tuberosa. I always forget it but i own a fond of bottle and it's a really sympathic perfume, oily and light tuberose.

    Also the PG Tubéreuse couture, it's...
  60. Re: Help with tuberose and orange blossom fragrance

    You have more to explore in the SL line, especially:

    Tubéreuse criminelle : let the head notes calm a little and you 'll discover a beautiful orange blossom / jasmine / tuberose floral + a good...
  61. Re: Lutens new release : Le vaporisateur tout noir

    It's non reffilable and obviously will not sold empty.
    The box countains a total of 60 ml of perfume : the vapo tout noir + 2 x 30 ml reffils.
  62. Re: Lutens new release : Le vaporisateur tout noir

    You are right to propose it it empty would be the fairest solution, at least for the bell jars, i'm not even sure they plan to release the exclusives in this format.

    The new ambre sultan is still...
  63. Re: Lutens new release : Le vaporisateur tout noir

    I understand your point of view but i don't really see the utility to release 15 ml glass perfumes. I would never buy a 15 ml glass decant, i prefer make it myself it will be cheap..
    No the...
  64. Re: Lutens new release : Le vaporisateur tout noir

    A real photo of it, the ambre sultan one (not my own pic):
    http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/893908vptn1.jpg

    Personaly i love this japanese black lacquer, it's elegant in the pure Lutens style...
  65. Re: Lutens new release : Le vaporisateur tout noir

    Yes the 15ml sprays were free gifts given by the SA's and concerned only a few fragrances of the export line (ambre sultan, cèdre, serge noire).
    It has nothing to do with the vaporisateur tout noir....
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    Re: Fleur d'oranger

    Most of the Caron masterpieces use the fleur d'oranger (narcisse blanc, narcisse noir,etc...).

    Ohterwise my best would be SL Fleurs d'oranger, but it's not the classical neroli water, it's the...
  67. Re: Lutens new release : Le vaporisateur tout noir

    Apparently filled.
    It seems that it is a decant in glass with an independent sprayer that you put into the black japanese lacquer case.
    It's maybe the same concept used in the Frederic Malle line...
  68. Re: Lutens new release : Le vaporisateur tout noir

    Will make photos asap.

    I'm a little feared for the price to come. Otherwise it seems very class.
  69. Lutens new release : Le vaporisateur tout noir

    They are going to release (october) a new presentation for their perfumes: 30 ml all black travels sprayers.

    I'm waiting one, the design is exactly the same as the sprayer of Nombre noir :...
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    Re: Serge Lutens De Profundis

    One of my favorite recent release, i weared it much. Bitterness, pale flowers and a progressive subtle transparent incens, it's unique. The longevity is really good on me,from the morning to the...
  71. Re: SL Bell Jars Finally in the US

    The 50 ml are at 99 euros now (blacks labels and limited exports) :(
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    Re: New Serge Lutens - El Attarine

    For me it's a cross-over between Arabie, Santal de Mysore and Bois et fruit with a beautiful immortelle note.
    I like it much but occasionally
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    Re: Serge Lutens La Myrrhe US release

    They did it: http://thewindow.barneys.com/barneys-new-york-says-bievenue-to-serge-lutens-cloche-bottles/

    Barneys sell all the exclusive line now
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    Re: Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens

    Exactly, they should have released this in february and l'eau froide now. I'll reconsider it in autumn too.

    I consider the perfume as a flanker of JdP, an interesting different variation on the...
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    Re: Fragrance with a peach note?

    Le parfum de Thérèse
    Bois et fruit
  76. Re: Smelled the new SL Santal Majescule yesterday

    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Serge-Lutens-About-The-Latest-Santal-Majuscule-3381.html
  77. Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    Un bois vanille
    Nuit de cellophane
    L'eau
    Datura noir
    Louve
    Fourreau noir
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - July 2012

    My last two bjs:

    http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/643020IMG4562.jpg
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    Re: Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens

    I have it on skin.
    The starting is very similar to Jeux de peau imo, the santal is proeminent.
    Now i have a little more rose but it's subtle.
    Maybe if you found JdP "too much" but appreciate the...
  80. Re: New Serge Lutens Exclusive line parfume for 2012! Any guesses?

    Santal de Mysore is not the export choosed this year.
    It's released for two years in external perfumry shops into the "clear purple" collection with Bois et fruit.
    Befere there was Un bois sépia...
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    Re: Today I Bought - July 2012

    Wow, this ISM vintage is stunning !

    If someone has a cave full of MKK 1998, i gladly want one lol



    Prepare the insulin !
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    Re: Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens

    That's it :)
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    Re: Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens

    http://parfum-femme.prime-beaute.com/files/2012/07/serge-lutens-santal-majuscule-pub.jpg
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    Re: Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens

    The nose is Serge Lutens ;)

    The majority of the first feedbacks said similarities with Jeux de peau and Santal blanc for the sandalwood note
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    Re: Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens

    No irony in my remark and you are absolutely right the rest of the text is hard to translate and Lutens loves to play
    with words so it's even harder to translate
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    Re: Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens

    Sorry i though it wasnt too hard to translate the note as santal is still santal, rose still rose and cacao is only cocoa ;)
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    Re: Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens

    The official compo:

    Composition olfactive. Une écriture complexe est précieuse comme une enluminure, autour de 3 composants :

    - Santal, un bois sacré et précieux

    - Cacao, doux et amer

    -...
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    Re: New Artisan parfumeur - Séville à l'aube

    Thank you :) I'm fully enjoying it, for sure it's my best new summer scent this year.

    Hope it will be soon available because it's beautiful in this season (heard a rumor for a september release :(...
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    Re: New Artisan parfumeur - Séville à l'aube

    I got a bottle, definitivly a VERY good surprise.
    But it's wrote "limited edition" on the package :(
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    Re: Feminite Du Bois by Shiseido

    The last bottles of the Shiseido version are already a reformulation... I have an old Bois et musc and i have to say the cedar note is nothing like my Shiseido bottle
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    Re: Almond notes: suggestions, please!

    My almond selection:

    Farnésiana - Caron

    Jour de fête - AP

    Rahat loukoum - SL
  92. Re: New Serge Lutens Exclusive line parfume for 2012! Any guesses?

    Still not smelled it but heard first impressions of the same sandalwood treatement as in Jeux de peau / Santal blanc + rose.
    If you didn't like those santals don't expect a miracle, imo.
  93. Re: New Serge Lutens Exclusive line parfume for 2012! Any guesses?

    Still not smelled it but heard first impressions of the same sandalwood treatement as in Jeux de peau / Santal blanc + rose.
    If you didn't like those santals don't expect a miracle, imo.
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    Re: What is the very best muguet fragrance?

    Diorissimo sounds enough "synthetic" to my nose, interesting but far away from the real flower scent.

    I suggest Un lys by Lutens: as the muguet, the lys is an artificial reconstruction (using...
  95. Re: New Serge Lutens Exclusive line parfume for 2012! Any guesses?

    Haven't smelled it but heard it's mainly about sandalwood and rose , an interpretation of the attar .
    Can't wait to smell those new releases.
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    Re: Serge Lutens and ladies' perfumery

    Don't forget he was well known before as a photograph / make up artist (he did the first exposition in a famous museum). He's been rewarded for the overall of his work.
  97. Re: Did did you like the 10 latest launchings from uncle serge ???? A new road for serge...?

    From my taste the 3 best recents (since 2008):
    1. Serge noire (one of my favorite)
    2. De profundis (floral innovation, maybe with the time it will grow as one of my favorite)
    3. Jeux de peau
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    Re: I think I bought a fake Serge Lutens

    I don't think that your bottle has turned bad because of the new SL logo wich proove this it a recent batch. I guess the dilution theory is probably the good diagnostic.
    The cellophane is very easy...
  99. Re: Why does my Frederic Malle have a shiny cap?

    I have 2 Malle with this new box (horizontal sliding) and it's 1 million time better to use, comparing with the former (it discouraged me a few time to not use the perfume although i wished).

    I...
  100. Re: New Serge Lutens Exclusive line parfume for 2012! Any guesses?

    :)
    Some people talked about the next bell jar to be released in 50 ml square bottle (physically available outside the palais royal in all SL shops) example: tubéreuse criminelle this year.

    BUT...
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