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Scent of the day: Fille en Aiguilles by Serge Lutens

Day four of an incense rotation. After yesterday’s ‘meh’ effort, today I’m falling back on one of my favourites, of which I am now on my third bottle. It’s a basic two-noter of incense and pine needles, but this time done – to my mind – perfectly, with the rich, warm pine heating up the incense, which lasts for hours… Read more »

Scent of the day: Encens et Lavande by Serge Lutens

Day two of an incense rotation. This is a fragrance that does what it says on the tin – it starts with a great blast of lavender (the rather medicinal French kind), then quickly moves to the incense part, which is very smoky and dry, slightly warmer than the Avignon I wore yesterday. Serge Lutens is sometimes criticised for producing… Read more »

Scent of the day: La Fille de Berlin by Serge Lutens

Day 7 of a rose rotation. This is a deep crimson rose that smells expensive. Some geranium and even blood up top and the heart is a full-blown powdery rose (the real Rosa Ispahan smells quite a lot like this, as does Rosa Californica Plena). The heart notes last for many hours and it dries down to a soft, powdery… Read more »