Post Profile

Aedes de Venustas Grenadille d’Afrique : Perfume Review

When Serge Lutens came up with an idea for Shiseido’s Feminité du Bois, he was asked so often about his “vision of a woman” that he got exasperated and said that he wasn’t making a perfume that smelled of any woman, that he merely wanted the smell of Moroccan cedar. That was in the early 1990s. I’d […]
read more


Related Posts

Serge Lutens Bapteme du feu ~ fragrance review

Beauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

For me these days, smelling a Serge Lutens scent for the first time is a loaded experience. When I first began to explore perfume ardently, the Serge Lutens line yielded some of my favorites — Chergui, Chêne, Douce Amere, Bois de Vi...

Serge Lutens- Bois Oriental

Lifestyle / Beauty : The Non-Blonde

Bois Oriental is instantly recognizable as a Serge Lutens perfume. It's inevitable: if you ever smelled Feminite du Bois (either the original Shiseido version or the Lutens reissue) you'll spot the familiar sweet cedar steeped in al...

Serge Lutens Feminite du Bois vintage & new ~ fragrance review

Beauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

Just as Picasso had his Blue period, Serge Lutens had his “Bois” period, and Féminité du Bois was its foundation. Féminité du Bois established a new “flavor” in women’s perfume: sharp cedar counterbalanced with fruit and spice. Like...

Aedes de Venustas Grenadille D’Afrique ~ new fragrance

Beauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

West Village niche perfume boutique Aedes de Venustas will launch Grenadille D’Afrique next month...

Serge Lutens Feminite du Bois : Perfume Review

Beauty / Perfume : Bois de Jasmin

When Shiseido Féminité du Bois was launched in 1992, its strong core of cedarwood (a traditionally masculine note) was truly avant-garde. It presented a break with tradition and a new vision for feminine fragrances. These days, femi...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC