I found my favourite SL fragrance. Not that I don’t like the rest – I actually haven’t smelled any of them (except Chergui) that I didn’t like and wouldn’t mind wearing. It is really strange after you read this that the only SL bell jar I have is actually Chergui. 🙂 I blame it on the SL and the SA working in the Paris boutique. And if you are ever there, don’t smell the strips, they are not helpful at all. I smelled all the Bois and didn’t particulary like any. Now when I keep getting samples of them, I wonder how come they didn’t smell this nice when I was there…
Anyway my favourite is Fille en Aiguilles and I better find a large decant soon (I’m spending much on Christmas presents so I’m not buying myself a bottle – yet).
Notes: vetiver, incense, fruits, pine needles, spices and luminous woody-oriental base.
Ok, so it’s not possible to really describe any fragrance – one can get the idea out of the description but until you actually smell it, it is a vague idea you have in your head. After reading the reviews of this I understood there would be pine in it but I didn’t think it would smell nice. I thought it might be too strong. I really should know better than to doubt Mr Lutens creations. 🙂
There is a signature in some of SL creations, especially of the woody line. This one has it as well but that pine needle note and the fruit make it perfect in my opinion (ok, vetiver and incense help as well).
It starts off like boozy pine smell with lightly burnt wood from the fireplace (only wood you would find there, not the smoke). And I couldn’t believe it when I got the incense (I’m really proud at being able to discern it), especially because I was never a fan (to put it mildly). I love it here – but it is not too strong so I guess that’s why I like it.
I kept wondering about the fruit in this – first I thought it might be more of the candied sort (in the beginning) but then I got this tangy-juicy vibe so I thought maybe some tangerine and pomegranate? I don’t really know, I wish someone would tell me if I’m right or wrong.
Anyway, why I love this is because it is like a breath of winter fresh air over the woody-oriental loveliness of SL creations.
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