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    Default Re: Next Lutens release: L'eau froide

    This sounds like a no-hoper for me.

    Une Voix Noire could be promising, but it all depends on the notes ( any news forthcoming? )

    Also, Lutens is obsessed with noir and nuit titles. I bet he's really hating Mona for doing Nuit Noire first.

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    Also, Lutens is obsessed with noir and nuit titles. I bet he's really hating Mona for doing Nuit Noire first.
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    Default Re: Next Lutens release: L'eau froide

    I love Lutens, and I'm usually up for trying anything -- except mint fragrances. Here's to hoping Serge breaks free from his current perfume-rebellion phase and returns to making those great rich and warm perfumes he does best.

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    Default Re: Next Lutens release: L'eau froide

    Quote Originally Posted by Mon-Petit View Post
    Got it.
    Do you know the Eludril(c) mouthwash solution ? It smells exactly the same lol!
    Cold minty, pharmaceutic start with hesperidic tones (hopefully enough discreets) wich evoke dental products (mouth wash, toothpaste...), pepper and synthetic detergent clean musc.. little by little the mineral incense wake up ( love this note)...
    Oh no.

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    Default Re: Next Lutens release: L'eau froide

    Good point, Primrose. Generally I find Lutens to be rich, even opulent. So an "icy" scent from that house really intrigues me. And after all, Serge himself has said that he has no hesitation to "betray himself."
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    Default Re: Next Lutens release: L'eau froide

    It happens. Igor Stravinsky was blowing everyone away with his pre-WWI primitivist stuff, and by the end of next war, he was writing plinky-plunky Baroque tweeness like The Rake's Progress.

    I'm guessing that's what Serge is doing now. ''Think I'm making complex, interesting, quality releases do you? Hah! Take this. I'll give you Tide."


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    Quote Originally Posted by moltening View Post
    It's an epic shame that Shiseido axed the entire IUNX line and then gave the go-ahead for L'eaus and "anti-perfumes" to be added to the Serge Lutens line.

    I doubt Sheldrake can beat Giacobetti in the realm of watery / transparent fragrances.
    Agree 100%

    Compare any of her IUNX fragrances to any of the l'eaus and you can throw in that anemic cellophane one in there too, and Giacobetti wins.

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    Next Lutens release:


    Quote Originally Posted by Mon-Petit View Post
    ... called L'eau froide (=cold water) ... presented to the press the next week ...
    And the next ... will be called Une voix noire (=a black voice). According rumour ... hommage to american singer Billy Holliday wich SL is a fan ...
    So next => ...

    Which means "skip it!". I can't believe that a proliferation as such grounds on creativity alone. The significant other in this relationship is the disposable income of devoted consumers who - believe it or not - believe in the strange exegeses Lutens propagates.

    Even in case the perfume is something beautiful, it isn't worth two seconds. I didn't have enough spare time to check out its predecessors! Not even for one full wearing as the technical term goes. And when I did as with Arabique (called the like, sorry) the juice bored me to death after an hour. To much of no secret, obvious kraut pleasers with sort of exclusivity teaser.

    It's all about the next, mind You?

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    lol
    I think at the contrary that the day he will release "oud something" it will be end of SL.

    And personaly i found Jeux de peau rich (too much for many ppl apparently).

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    Default Re: Next Lutens release: L'eau froide

    Hi Folks - I just did a review for Fragrantica about L'Eau Froide - http://www.fragrantica.com/news/L-Ea...view-2783.html - very intriguing scent and it really feels like it's reaching out to new territories.
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    Default Re: Next Lutens release: L'eau froide

    Quote Originally Posted by johngreenink View Post
    Hi Folks - I just did a review for Fragrantica about L'Eau Froide - http://www.fragrantica.com/news/L-Ea...view-2783.html - very intriguing scent and it really feels like it's reaching out to new territories.
    oooh! your review has me excited to try this!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johngreenink View Post
    Hi Folks - I just did a review for Fragrantica about L'Eau Froide - http://www.fragrantica.com/news/L-Ea...view-2783.html - very intriguing scent and it really feels like it's reaching out to new territories.
    Nice job, John. I can't wait to sample this.
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    Nice review johngreenink, you've made me seriously want to test this now

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    Default Re: Next Lutens release: L'eau froide

    Quote Originally Posted by johngreenink View Post
    Hi Folks - I just did a review for Fragrantica about L'Eau Froide - http://www.fragrantica.com/news/L-Ea...view-2783.html - very intriguing scent and it really feels like it's reaching out to new territories.
    Great review John, keep them coming! I love quite a few Lutens but passionately detest many others so, maybe, this is going to be a winner for me...


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    Default Re: Next Lutens release: L'eau froide

    Thank you all for the kind words :-) !
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    Just trying out L'Eau Froide from the sample the wonderful customer service of SL just sent me. I can now say L'Eau Froide leaves me froid.
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    Quote Originally Posted by LloydLlewellyn View Post
    Just trying out L'Eau Froide from the sample the wonderful customer service of SL just sent me. I can now say L'Eau Froide leaves me froid.
    Same here... I don't like it, feels like a mix of aquatic-soapy-incense notes that smells like some shower gel i've used in the past. I think I prefer the original L'eau over this... Doesn't feel like a Lutens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Postumo View Post
    Same here... I don't like it, feels like a mix of aquatic-soapy-incense notes that smells like some shower gel i've used in the past. I think I prefer the original L'eau over this... Doesn't feel like a Lutens.
    Exactly, again some kind of detergent smell from Lutens. WTF? I also prefer L'Eau over this, at least it's more subtle, and I wasn't too crazy over L'Eau either. Serge, give us some new orientals, please!
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    Default Re: Next Lutens release: L'eau froide

    Any word on release date, was told February?

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    Barney's NY (Dallas) got their inventory of L' Eau Froide today. I was happening by when they opened their box. I got the first bottle! Obviously I like it. But I recommend Froide with caution because this is a very non Lutens type fragrance. There is a cold side to this scent and many will not like it.

    You might like L' Eau Froide if you are a fan of fragrances like Mugler Cologne, L' Humaniste, Kenzo Air, Paul Smith Story, L'Artisan Fleur de Liane, and even Nasomatto China White. I'm not saying I like it better than any of these, but its in the same kind of category of scent. There is a bracing cold flinty quality about this that comes from frankincense + iris combined with crisp green notes. Probably lots of synthetics, but who doesn't do that nowadays. The fragrance smells like an icy cliff face that is emerging through its winter melt to reveal a few hardy flowers and grasses.

    If you are a lover of traditional Lutensian woods, or counter-intuitive florals or chewy Arabic orientals then you will not like this much. There is no warmth of heart here. But it is a nice clean fresh take on things. Laundry detergent? maybe.
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    Default Re: Next Lutens release: L'eau froide

    Those in the US who responded to e-mails from Lutens announcing this new frag ( even though the online form did not include a space for US residents) should be receiving their samples now.

    Mine arrived in the mail yesterday.

    Granted the mailing address did not include the name of my state or country, but the town and zip got it here anyhow.

    Light, pleasant and aquatic, as has been mentioned above. Nothing to complain about, but not a typically distinctive Lutens, nor I suspect, was it intended to be.

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    Default Re: Next Lutens release: L'eau froide

    I adore my 10ml split of L'Eau Froide ... but can anyone recommend anything similar? No one is splitting it, and I'll need more than one cool refreshing option with a stinking Aussie summer looming ...

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    I own it, and like it a lot! The addition of an insence note makes this a more masculine version of SL L'eau.

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