Serge Lutens El Attarine was created by Christopher Sheldrake. It gets its inspirations from Arabic countries, where "attarin" means sweet-smelling and refers to everything within the realm of the "attar" fragrance. It looks back at Serge Lutens origins in the Boisees series and picks up pieces of his journey through perfume and time.
from perfumesmellinthings - "El Attarine might be the most enjoyable of the recent Lutens creations, enjoyable due to its creamy softness, its non-overwhelming sweetness, its subtle, warming spiciness. It is superbly comforting. It also seems to me to be one of the least original new Palais Royale releases. The honeyed woods in the top notes bring to mind Feminite du Bois. As cumin and immortelle become apparent, and the scent intensifies further and gets sweeter, I am reminded of the buttery, fiery confection, Arabie. And as the fragrance settles back into the woody creaminess dirtied by a hint of cumin and musk, I smell one of Feminite du Bois' offspring, Bois et Musc."
from perfumeposse - "Lee already did a great review on Serge Lutens El Attarine, but I got some different mojo from it, so I just have to comment on my, um, experience. Am I the only person getting a healthy dose of MKK on the open under the ethereal boisees series? Yes? It’s a heady mix, like hot, sweaty sex in the forest. Is this how moose feel? I mean, damn, this starts out fierce on me, and it is the open that I completely have fallen in love with – the perfect blend of naughty and rutting nature. It’s just charmed the pants off me because it has enough of all the boisees in there to distract me from that funkiness going on under it, but all of that going on underneath never strays from my mind. The longer it’s on, the less overtly saucy it gets, but that almost makes it more sensual, not less. Less is the new more."
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|Perfume Name||Serge Lutens El Attarine|
|Collection||Exclusive Bottles - Boises/Chypres|
|Notes||Immortelle, musk, honey and dry woods|
|Country of Origin||France|