Serge Lutens Le Participe Passe (Past Participle in English) is a unisex woody oriental fragrance from the Collection Noire series. It is a rich, sensual fragrance featuring notes of cumin, fir balsam, fruits and resins. It is an eau de parfum, edp. Le Participe Passe is in the Oriental fragrance group.
"Past moments that surge into the present have many scents. I have interpreted that which most evokes the past." - Serge Lutens
A way for the brand founder and art director of laying the stress on a past-oriented composition rather than on a sudden aesthetic curiosity for the rules of grammar... It takes inspiration from the era pre-dating digital photography, when silver photography used to be mainstream. Lutens as a photographer recalls the gestures and processes which surrounded the making of silver photographs.
"Not much time separates this moment from that in the past when, rather than displaying a shot on a mobile screen, a photograph was passed from hand to hand in chemical baths before it was seen."
The scent itself is a warm oriental, which at first sniff, betrays a wealth of resins as well as pyrogenic accents. It is only fitting that it would be so since those accords are some of his most recognizable ones, a tribute to his past and present times.
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|Perfume Name||Serge Lutens Le Participe Passe (Past Participle)|
|Perfumer||Christopher Sheldrake and Serge Lutens|
|Collection||Collection Noire - Resineux/Ambres|
|Notes||Cumin, fir balsam, fruits and resins|
|Country of Origin||France|