Serge Lutens Noire is an oriental with woods and spices; a fragrance that is a creature of the night.
"If Serge Lutens, in the text that accompanies the launch of Serge Noire, speaks of Japanese temples or of haute couture salons, it is not unlikely that he also thought of the mythical dimension of incense: he also mentions the Phenix, the legendary and immortal bird who builds his nest of incense and myrrh, and who regenerates by flying into the sun. After all, incense is part of the fragrant heritage of so many cultures that it can be dreamed in many guises."
from graindemusc - "The first application, a dab in the Salons du Palais-Royal – in the combined effluvia of all the other fragrances – yields the balsamic, softly smoky cinnamon-vanilla note of benzoin.
The second application, sprayed at home from the sample, is quite different: what leaps out is the clove, along with another peppery note (Helg, in her Perfume Shrine review, says it’s elemi, a spicy, peppery and citrusy resin).The salubrious and slightly leathery incense – much softer than the type that is burned in churches – then weaves its curls around a vaguely powdery floral note."
from perfumeposse - "Serge Noire (2008) – Like a crazy boyfriend you loved once and can’t remember why. Then you run into him, now certain it was the right thing to forget why you loved him. Cloves and sweat. This is one Serge Lutens perfume that has some of the most extreme reactions in the perfume-review universe – an excellent hallmark of a well-made Serge perfume. I’m still laughing reading it – Kafkaesque had a round-up. My fave – “It starts out like a punch in the face and a savage cauterizing of the ol’factory with several murderous spices. Then ATTACK OF THE CLOVES and suddenly your feet are raised high above your head as you are hoisted in the dental chair preparing for root canal treatment. This surely must be somebody’s idea of a practical joke.” Patchouli, cinnamon, amber and black woods"
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Serge Lutens Serge Noire
|Notes||Patchouli, cinnamon, amber and black woods|
|Country of Origin||France|