Serge Lutens Five O'Clock au Gingembre opens on lemon, filled with spices, gingerbready, a little peppery with incense, deepened by the tea notes, never becoming too sweet, just richer and more pungent. The drydown is intensely warm and comforting.
Reveiws of Serge Lutens Five O'clock au Gingembre from noses that may or may not sniff like yours
from perfumesmellinthings - "Lutens's newest, about to hit Barneys anytime now. "Le 5 O'clock" is of course the phrase in French for afternoon tea, and I approached the scent keeping this angle in mind. Notes of ginger, honey, pepper and cocoa has me thinking that perhaps this would be a much stronger concoction than it turned out to be. It is all about tea, but not in the smoky, almost savage way that say, Dzing! or Chergui are; those are being served milky tea in a circus tent and being served smoky Souchong by a hot Sheik respectively. Gigembre is tea served in a fine hotel: Earl Grey and shortbread cookies with crystallised ginger, with a base of cacao and patchouli as if the finely dressed matron at the next table had ordered some hot Valrhona."
from colognoisseur - "A more formal version of tea and gingerbread comes courtesy of perfumer Christopher Sheldrake in Serge Lutens Five O’Clock au Gingembre. This is high tea in a salon decorated for the holidays. The pot of Earl Grey tea is steeping right next to cakes fresh out of the oven. The smell of the wreaths and the Christmas tree are underneath it all. M. Sheldrake has created a gingerbread perfume as fragile as a crystal tree ornament. It is so full of subtlety and nuance it catches my breath every time I wear it. Also the more I wear it the more I think this might be one of the best perfumes M. Sheldrake has done in his tenure with Uncle Serge. It is the most sentimental of the perfumes on this list which makes it perfect for the season."
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Serge Lutens Five O'Clock au Gingembre
||Collection Noire - Gourmands
||Bergamot, tea, vetiver, ginger, honey or beeswax, cistus labdanum and vanilla
|Country of Origin