Serge Lutens has launched Serge Noire, the latest fragrance to join the lines' export collection:
A phoenix, the mythical bird of legend burns at the height of its splendour before emerging triumphant, reborn from the ashes in a choreography of flame, conjuring the shapes of yesterday in a dance of ashes.
The swirls of oriental grey enrich the twilight with depth and intensity while windswept memories hint at the beauty of transformation.
An ode to everlasting beauty under cover of night’s rich plumage.
Styled a "gray oriental", the fragrance includes notes of patchouli, cinnamon, amber and black woods.
Serge Lutens Serge Noire is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum Haute Concentration and can be found now at Senteurs d'Ailleurs (Brussels) and La Mure Favorite (France). (quote via senteursdailleurs, additional information via osmoz) Update: see a review of Serge Noire.
Coming in October from L'Artisan Parfumeur will be the fourth in their series of travel-inspired fragrances (see Bois Farine, Timbuktu and Dzongkha). The new fragrance, Fleur de Liane, was inspired by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour's travels in Panama; it hopes to capture a "lush forest intoxicated with rain".
The green floral scent features ozone, marine and green notes, marigold, tuberose, magnolia, woods and mossy notes.
L'Artisan Fleur de Liane will be available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette. Also coming in October will be an as-yet unnamed fragrance in collaboration with Scent Bar and aiming to capture the smell of "Southern California's dominant dry shrub plant community". (first quote via osmoz, second quote and additional information via wwd) Update: see a review of L'Artisan Fleur de Liane.