Serge Lutens latest export entry in the market is an osmanthus-based scent, Nuit de Cellophane. Notes of Green note, fruity note, jasmine, osmanthus, carnation, lily, muscs, almond, wood, and honey are listed at Luckyscent. This goes on for me fairly bright and cheerful, and I’m thinking the furthest thing from night or black. More like a fruity floral that we’ve all come to know and love. It’s not just that, though it certainly is a much more mainstream Serge scent. There is a darkness in the drydown that makes this quite beautiful, but the dark emerging gently is very soft and musky. I don’t find it very osmanthus’ey at all. It’s more lightly fruity, in the apricot area, with a little lily and more jasmine floating around. The fruitier aspect seem to blow off about an hour in, leaving this much less of a fruity floral and more of just a beautiful floral.
Overall, it should be a Serge mainstream winner. It is beautiful and not edgy in the least. So for those of you wanting to find a nonfreak Serge scent you can wear besides Clair de Musc, Nuit de Cellophane is a good winner and an excellent example of what a well done fruity floral should smell like. If you only like your Serge covered in asphalt or napalm, then Nuit will likely be a disappointment. I think it’s lovely to wear, and I expect it would get a lot of compliments. I just don’t find it, well, fascinating.
Winners of the Iunx sample sets are: Sweetlife and Zeram1. I’ll also give out a couple of samples of the Nuit de Cellophane to commenters from today’s post