Serge Lutens Section d'Or Cannibale (Cannibal) - "The cannibal is famished. How can we mention him without a reference to love? It leaves a vibrant acidity on the nose and on the skin, reminiscent of the floral vinegars of 18th century France." (From Serge Lutens PR material) Cannibale is a sour, woody, ambery fragrance with notes of burning resins, flowers, rose, frankincense, cistus, woods and smoky notes. Cannibale is a pure perfume.
Serge Lutens Cannibale is part of a luxury line from Serge Lutens. It began with the launching of L'Incendiare ("The Arsonist") which was the first pure parfum from Serge Lutens as well as his first foray into the use of oud in one of his fragrances. This line was named Section d'Or (Golden Section) to describe a breakaway, a separation from his current line of fragrances. This exclusive collection is the brand’s ultimate creation and when it comes to choosing the ingredients to be used in each of the scents, only the finest quality is used, no expense spared. This is Serge Lutens at the culmination of his art. He has chosen not to release any notes from the fragrances within this collection. Each description or list of notes that I have describing the fragrance were obtained from various perfume blog sites.
from Kafkaesque - "Cannibale opens on my skin with a trio of spicy roses, spicy carnation, and spicy brown patchouli, all dusted with fiery cloves and sweetened rice powder, drizzled with a solid slug of floral vinegar, then nestled within a rich haze of ambergris that smells musky, marshy, slightly salty, and caramel-laced sweet. The latter is a beautiful note in its richness, and it works wonderfully with the quiet earthiness of the patchouli, the fiery florals, and the piquant cloves. In the base is a thick, practically turgid river of leathery resins, so darkly balsamic as to feel like treacle. Its leatheriness is almost as earthy as everything else and also bears an undercurrent of charred woods, but the note is smoky above all else. Its tiny plumes curl up to weave around the top notes, adding to the visual panoply of red and black. Yet, there is so much ambergris warmth and fiery spiciness that the ultimate image is — forgive the cultural stereotyping — of a tribe from Africa, Samoa, or the Amazon doing a traditional fire dance."