Niche perfume retailer Luckyscent launched the Decennial collection in 2012 to celebrate the store's 10th anniversary. They collaborated with two of the industry’s top perfumers – Andy Tauer and Jérome Epinette – to create a perfume passport to Los Angeles.
“Decennial truly captures our city of Los Angeles in all its energy, laid-back nature, diversity, complexity and controversy,” said Adam Eastwood, co-founder of LuckyScent.com. “Fragrance e-commerce began 10 years ago with LuckyScent.com, and we became the virtual Spice Road for the world’s most innovative and captivating scents. The journey continues…” said Franco Wright, co-founder of Luckyscent.com.
Lys de Désert is an ode to what spawned Los Angeles – the rugged yet delicate, unforgiving yet captivating desert. Perfumer Andy Tauer combines this special, creamy botanical with the warmth and dryness of the desert. Inspired by the natural panoramas of Joshua Tree National Park, it features notes of bergamot, rose, green lily, dry cistrose, iris root, ambergris, dry cedar.
From its description on LuckyScent when it was available:
In its opening, a hot desert wind sweeps through Lys du Désert, carrying with it an oasis of green freshness. But freshness is only hinted at. Bone-dry ambery woods, reinforced by powdery iris root, envelop these notes, suggesting the magical combination of flowers and desert. The dry woody amber that leads the fragrance reminds you where the desert lily blooms: among creosote bushes and isolated pines in the wonderland of rocks further up the hills. As it dries down, Lys du Désert becomes an interplay between sweet florals, warm amber, and dry woods. Remarkable and stunning.
Lys du Désert is an eau de parfum, edp and has been discontinued.