August 23, 2018
Michelyn's bottle of Feminitie de Bois (Serge Lutens and Pierre Bourdon) 1992
Almost everyone who loves perfume has a favorite Serge Lutens fragrance. My favorite is the magnificent Feminitie de Bois which was marketed under the Shiseido brand in 1992. A close runner up is the seldom reviewed Serge Lutens Douce Amere (2000). For most perfumistas including Sr Contributor Sebastian Jara, Serge Lutens Chergui was the gateway into the collection (2001). Serge Lutens Le Participe Passé is interesting from both a scent and etymological perspective.The term "Le Participe Passé" translates literally to “past participle”, and Serge Lutens has always had a fascination revisiting his youth; many of his fragrances reference school (which bored him).
Serge Lutens Photography via Serge Lutens Archives
Serge Lutens is a master of creative story telling through images and perfume. He was a master photographer as well as a Creative Director and Serge Lutens Le Participe Passé recalls the processes of “silver” photography, which predates digital.
In creating Serge Lutens Le Participe there is a sense of the past (notably the resinous accord used in many of of his fragrances).
Also the present (perhaps the new sleek black labels of Collection Noire and 100 ml size). –Michelyn Camen, Editor-in-Chief
CaFleureBon Sr. Contributor Sebastian Jara of the YouTube Channel Smelling Great and founder of a popular Facebook Group reviews Serge Lutens Le Participe Passé
Disclosure: Sebastian received his bottle from ZGO Perfumery. Opinions are his own
Serge Lutens Le Participe Passé by Sebastian
Thanks to our friends at ZGO Perfumery we have a draw for a 100 ml tester bottle of Serge Lutens Le Participe Passé for registered CafleureBon reader and Smelling Great subscriber in the USA (if you are not sure if you are registered click here (you must register on our site or your entry will be invalid). To be eligible please leave a comment ON THIS SITE with what you enjoyed about Sebastian’s YouTube review of Serge Lutens Le Participe Passé. Do you have a favorite Serge Lutens perfume? Draw closes 8/26/2018. You can follow us @cafleurebon @zgosanfrancisco @lookfeelsmellgreat on Instagram.
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