Here is my round-up of what I wore this week! Monday: Woody Mood by Olfactive Studio Tuesday: Lumiere by DSH Perfumes Wednesday: Bas de Soie by Serge Lutens Thursday: Chanel No. 5 EDP Friday & Saturday: Mon Numero 10 by L’Artisan Parfumeur What are you all wearing in the run up to Christmas?
I posted this photo and a little summary on my instagram, but I wanted to do a more in-depth post here on the blog. I recently ordered a sample of Casablanca from St. Clair Scents, which is an indie artisanal brand based in Vermont. Diane St. Clair is the perfumer. Casablanca is the newest release … More Comparative Perfumery
Here’s this week’s round-up of What I Wore! Monday: La Religieuse by Serge Lutens Tuesday: Wood Sage and Sea Salt by Jo Malone Wednesday: Misia EDT Les Exclusifs de Chanel Thursday: Serpentine by Roberto Cavalli Friday: Honeysuckle and Davana by Jo Malone Saturday: Dear Polly by Vilhelm Parfumerie What did you guys wear this week?
Happy December, everyone! We made it to the last month of the year. Yesterday, I made a post on instagram about my three favorite perfumes to wear this time of year. I think of them as my festive fragrances. As you can see, the scents are: Mon Numero 10 by L’Artisan Parfumeur Plum Japonais by … More Festive Fragrances
I’ve been sampling a couple of recent Serge Lutens releases and I thought it would make sense to group them together for a write-up. So here we are! Le Participe Passé Notes: artemisia, bergamot, pepper, fruity notes, Egyptian balsam, resins, caramel, cumin, leather, and patchouli. This one opens green and bitter from the artemisia. It … More Now Sampling: Serge Lutens
Notes: amber, Mandarin orange, cloves, resin, cinnamon, and cedar. Rousse is a special one to me. It was initially released in 2007 and it is sadly now only available as part of the exclusive Serge Lutens bell jar line. I suppose it wasn’t a terribly big seller. On the one hand, I can understand why. … More Rousse by Serge Lutens
Notes: jasmine, civet, musk, and incense. A new Serge Lutens fragrance is always a bit of a riddle to figure out. In this case, I first noticed the purple juice in the bottle, which gives a cool vibe to the fragrance. Then there’s the name itself: La Religieuse, which means the nun (or it could … More La Religieuse by Serge Lutens
Notes: aldehydes, cedar wood, fougere accord, coumarin, clouds of ambergris, patchouli, incense, and cashmeran. This new Serge Lutens release is based on the simple notes of musk and incense. However, as always with Lutens and his partner in perfumery, Christopher Sheldrake, it’s not necessarily a simple fragrance. L’Orpheline opens with a gentle cloud of musk … More L’Orpheline by Serge Lutens
Notes: galbanum, hyacinth, spicy notes, iris, musk. The phrase “bas de soie” translates to silk stockings in English, and it initially might seem like an odd name for this already odd iris/hyacinth composition. The immediate opening of Bas de Soie is so green, it comes off quite harsh. That’s some intensely green galbanum combined with … More Cerebral yet Chic: Serge Lutens’ Bas de Soie
Notes: honey, musk, incense, tobacco leaf, hay sugar, amber, iris, rose and sandalwood Where I live in the US we’ve had a pleasant and warm month of May so far–it was actually warmer here than it was in Paris! Naturally I’ve been contemplating lighter, airier fragrances for spring/summer but, to my surprise, I found myself … More Serge Lutens; Chergui