Funny looking bottle.
Thread: L'Eau Serge Lutens
FYI - This is now available for pre-order at Aedes - http://www.aedes.com/product.php?product_id=2640
L'Eau Serge Lutens charts a new direction in fragrance, a return to romance and mystery. According to Lutens, "My intention was not to have it supplant perfume, but to help restore the original pleasure of wearing fragrance."
As a result, L'Eau wraps its wearer like an ethereal mist and evokes the exhilarating sensation of walking in a spring rainstorm, the evanescent scent of freshly starched linen, the delicate vision of white petals on water. Subtle and pure, L'Eau is nonetheless a vivid and memorable fragrance. As the composition unfolds on the skin, it reveals its facets like a perfectly cut diamond; the bracing note of clary sage, the crisp accent of white mint, the seductive allure of white magnolia. Capturing a lasting sensation of freshness, L'Eau retains a marvelously sensual aura.
L'Eau Serge Lutens will ship in the first week of March. Pre-order today to receive complimentary FedEx ground shipping. (Shipping charge will show up on order confirmation and will be deducted once processed)
100ml for $150
Finally a Serge Lutens in a 100ml bottle!
Its awful, like cheap laundry cleaner. Can you tell I hated it? LOL
I got a sample in my Barney's "bag" from last week. It's familiar, but I can't put my finger on it. It's totally unlike SL though.
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I was willing to give this a fair try, but I have to agree with the others, it's not great. It's basically a feminine, floral musk with a milky base. It smells nothing like Gendarme or Puro Lino or even Pleasures, for that matter. It reminds me a bit of Nuit de Cellophane, magnolia instead of osmanthus this time, with a giant slug of water to try and wash it down.
Contrary to all the fuss, it's not an anti-Lutens. It's just another bad Lutens, too many lately for my comfort level. The almond-anise house note is there in spades; yuk!
Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 22nd February 2010 at 02:41 AM.
They've had this at Barneys for a while now.
Yup, it sucks.
The top is that orange aromachemical that smells nice and juicy for a minute, before it goes all artificial and Tang-smelling. Then that dreadful flint/chlorine/metal note that's singlehandedly killed the last 10 years of mens' designer parfumery comes in and takes a massive cheap-smelling dump over the whole thing.
Just f*cking embarassing. I hope this is a massive joke.
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I smelled it today on paper. It reminds me of a Kenzo or Issey Miyake, but I can't put my finger on which one. It is just the style that reminds me of those other houses. I don't think it smells overly cheap, not like A Scent by Issey Miyake, for example. But, it came pretty close...
I haven't smelled anything else quite like it. A great fragrance inmo! Just what I've been looking for. I noticed bits and parts of other more ordinary fragrances in this one, but not in this combination and not this well executed.
My bet is that some don't like Serge doing anything as "superficial" as this, nor likes these kind of fragrances.
Last edited by shifts; 22nd February 2010 at 09:16 AM.
Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 22nd February 2010 at 12:18 PM.
Sounds like A Scent, the new Issey Miyake.
Mike, L'Eau is citrussy on top while A Scent is galbanum green. I think L'Eau smells a little bit higher in quality.
Funny, A Scent is pretty much disgusting and totally generic to me. Hasn't got a whole lot in common with the SL. Same family maybe, but not much more than that.
Hmmm...I'm very curious and eager to try! Cheers Guys!
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Sounds like Febreze, but I haven't sampled it.
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bla,bla,... ethereal mist ...,bla,bla....evanescent ,.....bla,bla.... white petals on water.....,
Last edited by eric; 23rd February 2010 at 05:00 PM.
I just got a sample of this in the mail today... After the top notes (which are kinda generic... at least on first whiff) fade, it smells like a steam iron.
Reminds me of my grandmother at the mangle.
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It's a good thing I'll be one of the few using this. :P
Tried this one today - smells like your typical laundry detergent and laundry sheets. The upside is that it smells great. The downside is that it's the kind of fragrance that makes you ask "so what?"
It's generally a slightly sweet, white musk fragrance no hint of dirtiness whatsoever. There is also a sharp, clean note that I like - it keeps it smelling more like laundry detergent, than fabric softener. All in all, it's a bit hard to describe, but it smells pretty much how I thought it would smell, which is like clean laundry.
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I finally tried this Friday at Barney's. It reminds me very much of L'Eau par Kenzo pour Femme. Pretty, but pretty ordinary. The one thing that did impress me was its longevity. LpK is ephemeral on my skin, whereas LSL was still detectable after a good 6 hours.
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citrus over a freshly laundered cotton shirt.
It's already available at discount sites: http://www.parfum1.com/leau-serge-lu...itm=SLLEAUES34