Serge Lutens will launch the second fragrance in his L'Eau series (see last year's L'Eau Serge Lutens), L'Eau Froide (cold water), in the spring of 2012.
L'Eau Froide features an incense note, and is reportedly mineral, spicy, peppery and sweet.
Serge Lutens L'Eau Froide will be available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.
(via marieclaire.fr, osmoz)
Update: L'Eau Froide reportedly has notes of Somalian incense, mint, vetiver, aquatic accord and musk. (via wwd)
Another update: see a review of Serge Lutens L'Eau Froide.
I am clearly still in a stage of perfumistahood where I can be hopelessly lured by the hype of an ad campaign for a frag despite all evidence suggesting I won’t like it. Will I ever learn?! I can’t help it, this sounds interesting. Here’s hoping…
I am getting harder & harder to lure…but this does sound like a potentially better scent than the first L’Eau!
The reality of the first L’Eau following the hype has made it so that anything from SL in this shaped bottle will need to prove itself first.
Oh, but so much of it was anti-hype! I sort of think the opposite: I hope people will give it a chance.
I must be the only person in the world who likes Eau (which is rather odd, since it is reportedly one of the line’s best sellers). Yes, I know it smells like water, but a cool glass of water is my favorite beverage. There are times when simple and pure are the most refreshing.
That being said, I have no desire for a Flanker or to see how this can be varied.
Does not sound like a flanker, more like a series of Eaux…
“I know it smells like water”: not on me, alas.
…And in the cold water dies the bull**** of SL’s retirement.
I think it’s a reference to the over the top “announcement” of SL’s retirement on 1000 Fragrances that seemed to be based solely on the blogger’s fantasy.
sorry about the bad word…
No worries! But we remove them
To be fair, Octavian’s post was poetic-metaphoric. The SL retirement rumour took on a life of its own I think with people that had heard about it through a second-hand source.
Wasn’t the original rather froide to begin with, like bedsheets washed in cold-water laundry detergent hanging on the line on a nippy day?
I despised it, because it smelled exactly like so many other unavoidable things already on the market, but frankly he can do anything he likes as long as he keeps producing wonderful scents like Jeux de Peau every year or so.
I thought so, yes! And agree entirely
L’Eau gave me a massive headache almost instantly after I sprayed it on… I’ve encountered this with a few fragrances in the past but this was the worst. Maybe it’s the aldehydes?
I thought it was pleasant enough, but in the end it did kind of just remind me of laundry detergent.
There was a Lutens I tried, but I cant remember if it was Bas de Soir or Leau Serge Lutens. The thing is that it smelled SO bad on my skin that I’m now scared of trying either! Perhaps it had violet in it? My skin seems to react badly to violet? Either way it just smelled totally *off*.
Merlin Bas de Soie has a sweet amber in the base that my skin magnifies and that turns the whole thing icky. Perhaps it was that? It did however smell lovely on paper.
I am just getting my feet wet, been on a L’Artisan and Creed trail for the last few months. I just ordered two bottles of SL and have three at home. Though it doesn’t last long, FLEURS DE COTRONNER & DATURAN NOIR ARE RANKING RIGHT UP THERE WITH AMOUAGE. In my book anyway, I ordered one of the Iris Nobile’s by Acqua di Parma. So I’m in a fall state of mind. I look forward to the Amouage Dia that should be under the tree, honey if you are reading this, I really do want that one, after all you picked it out. I love that! Anyone know if Amouage’s Library Collection comes in big bottles or the skinny beaker set of bottles??? Thanks and I love this blog!!
They’re in 100 ml bottles.