There was a point in my journey as a scent lover that I would almost salivate at the idea of a new scent from Uncle Serge, especially if it was one that would not be sold in the US. There was a reason for this, of course. There were stunners in there; scents that literally changed the way I think about scent.
I guess that it’s a “not you, it’s me” type of thing. No matter how good it might turn out to be I am not going to walk through hoops of fire to test any new fragrance, even if it’s from Serge Lutens.
Having written that, I do have to tip my hat to La Religieuse. It’s one of the lighter ones in the collection, starting off with sugary, nutty mimosa and incense. after a while the jasmine comes in, at first sweet and innocent then becoming more carnal as the musk develops. It’s like a version of “The Sound of Music” directed by Ken Russell, where at the end Maria is running around the place in fishnets and thigh-high boots.
Do I need to tell you that’s a good thing?
La Religieuse is available at the usual suspects at $150 for 50 ML. My sample was asked for and given at ScentBar.