Serge Lutens Laine de Verre is the third creation in Serge Lutens' L'Eau series. It draws its inspiration from glass wool (fiberglass). It is the tale of two opposites which are actually complementary. With its cold and metallic notes, Laine de Verre evokes shards of glass that are wrapped in a cashmere sweater. Laine de Verre features top notes of citrus notes; middle notes of aldehydes; and base notes of cashmeran and musk. It was created by Christopher Sheldrake and is an eau de parfum, edp. Laine de Verre is in the Aromatic fragrance group.
from boisdejasmin - "The perfume is heavy on aldehydes, materials that have a distinctive smell of wax and brushed metal. They’re present in many citrus fruit, flowers and herbs, and while there are numerous aldehydes, each with its own distinctive smell, they give a characteristic fizzy, metallic sensation. Laine de Verre ratchets up the aldehydes and adds tart citrus for a jarring but refreshing effect.
While at first Laine de Verre smells straight out of the shower clean, you quickly notice that it is not quite so simple. It’s not another cool floral like Chanel No 22 or Estée Lauder White Linen, mostly because flowers here are in short supply. It smells like cilantro leaves and soap bubbles, and despite what you might expect, this part is terrific."
from thecandyperfumeboy - "It would be fair to say that Laine de Verre is intriguing right from the outset. The initial impression is of blinding citrus and turquoise coloured mint, much in the same vein as the austere chill of L’Eau Froide. Things shift away from this quickly and when the aldehydes kick in it all become about texture, specifically that of waterlogged cotton. At this point the effect of the steamy aldehydes and the sweet mint is slightly jarring and sets one’s teeth on edge, almost like chewing on noisy fabric.
This means that Laine de Verre is true to its namesake and succeeds at capturing that strange dynamic of fibreglass, where the material’s texture is simultaneously discomforting and strangely addictive. For the most part, the rest of Lain de Verre’s developed is centred around a gentle waft of white floral-esque musk, sweetened by mint and citrus, that supplies volume for that off-kilter fabric accord."
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