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Gris Clair (2006)
by Serge Lutens


Gris Clair information

Year of Launch2006
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 476 votes)

People and companies

HouseSerge Lutens
PerfumerChristopher Sheldrake
Creative DirectorSerge Lutens
Parent CompanyShiseido

About Gris Clair

Gris Clair is a shared / unisex perfume by Serge Lutens. The scent was launched in 2006 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Christopher Sheldrake

Gris Clair fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Gris Clair

Lavender slaps me in the face momentarily, then a creamy mix of an amber and Tonka accord immediately rise up. Lavender weaves in and out... Ever so slowly iris moves in. It increases. It's dry for the most part. It isn't massive but, it's there.

The base is dry with an incense that seems woody, although I couldn't tell you what kind of wood. Later it reveals a bit more floral aspects, always with the woody-incense thing lingering. Iris rises and falls. Overall, this is lovely. Not a strong, pungent thing.
12th June, 2020
Gris Clair is a great lavender fragrance with tonka and iris that bring a sweetness to the greenness of the lavender. I like it! It's been a very pleasant day with Gris Clair. If you like lavender fragrances, this is a nice one to have in your wardrobe. It's at least worth a sample in my opinion.
07th August, 2018
You know that boiled water has a smell?

Put an old rusty cast iron kettle full of water on stove, when the it begins to sizzle, open the lid, that rusty metallic, simultaneously hot and cold smell of boiled steam will hit you like a punch in your face.

This is what the opening of this perfume feel like.
08th January, 2018
Gris Clair has an interesting opening, and smells a little like the fumes coming off a skillet warming up on the stove, or the smoke from a candle, but it peters out into a grainy, unappealing scent in about an hour. It continues to fall apart and becomes borderline offensive and possibly headache inducing around the two-hour mark.
11th July, 2017
kjp Show all reviews
United States
just nice, perfectly fine.not enough for me. that being said i like very bold scent i thought this would be good for summer and it was.
but it left me feeling mousy.
24th July, 2016
The initial burst of lavender here is quickly taken over by an acrid oud-like wood note with touches of amber and tonka to soften it.

To my nose, the lavender disappears almost immediately, leaving just the wood and amber/tonka for the dry down, which is linear on my skin.

It is incredibly dry and acrid, rather than steamy or hot as some reviewers have described it.

Another of the Lutens scents that relies on the unpleasant and sharp wood note that ruins all the fragrances it is used in, as it takes over and dominates.

Not for me, but for fans of this wood note, it is I suppose worth trying.
28th May, 2016

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