Serge Lutens Veilleur de Nuit

Serge Lutens Veilleur de Nuit is the newest in the very upper end priced Section d’Or collection.  Notes include cacao, vetiver, civet, tuberose, dark chocolate, castoreum and musk.  You know, I sometimes can ignore these things or at least not care overly much whether I smell them or not until they publish a list of notes like that.Serge Lutens Veilleur de NuitThen all bests are off, I’ve  got my credit card out and kicked up full throttle internet searching.  It’s the perfume equivalent of a perfumista in heat.  Really, civet, castoreum and cacao?  Now we are digging where there are perfumed taters.

BTW, I’m skipping the Perfume Fairy this month.  I think we will probably go to every other month, so look for the next one in September, right around Labor Day.

Back to Serge Lutens Veilleur de Nuit.  The open is chocolate – thick cocoa, like the kind you get in Paris.  The drydown starts to surface some of the other notes, the cacao steps back a bit, and I get a slightly chocolate-dusted tuberose musk.  This is what I think of as the second phase.

I had to reapply instead of going by memory, so I’m waiting for the next phase, but my skin is full of those Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano things. It’s distracting.  They are interesting, but I’m covered in them and have completely forgotten which is which. This will need a lot more time to nose-thumb through them.

Back to the last phase, which is my favorite, though the open is lovely because the smell of cacao is something I love.  This never turns over into the cacao civety castoreum smut-fest I was hoping for, but it’s beautiful and something I love to wear.  Rich, a little decadent, smooth, a little inky.   I can’t of anything else quite like it.  Not even commenting on the price tag. It’s a lot, it’s a parfum and well.  I got nothing else. I still really love it and find myself putting it on regularly even in this soul-sucking heat.

We will do a giveaway for samples of this to three lucky commenters drawn at random.  I can also put in that new Serge export scent whose name is completely escaping me!  I thought about adding it to this post, but I’m still thinking about it.

I’m behind on a giveaway or two.  The winners of the Amouage Lilac Love and Armani Prive Fils  de Rouge thing samples – poodle, tiara and neva.  Winners of the Hiram Green Dilettante and L’Atessa samples – Sonia, Tora and Akatchoom. Wished granted for the July Fairy Godmother – Mariana for a couple of Ex Nihilos, let me know which ones you want most and Becky for some Angel flankers (not sure what I have, but I’ll hunt around!) Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top, send me an e-mail, remind me of what you won and get me your mailing address. I’ll send you a quick e-mail to let you know I got your e-mail and it didn’t land in a spam filter and then get it on the way to you.  I only check Posse e-mail like once a week, so it can take a few days sometimes to respond there.


farmasi kay?t August 28, 2016

Now I want chocolate…

Diana August 8, 2016

Sounds very interesting and the second phase seems lovely. I really love alot of SL's stuff. Please enter me in the drawing too!

Kandice August 7, 2016

Like you, I wasn't interested in this until I read the notes list. Sorry to hear it's not all it's promised to be, but I'd still be interested in smelling it. Thanks for the draw!

filomena813 August 6, 2016

I love all the older Serge Lutens classics, but this one sounds divine. Thank you for the chance to try it.

hwan choi August 6, 2016

i think this one have a mood similar with byredo's midnight candy. somthing fabulous, exotic. so i want to try this <3 sry for my bad english, and thank you.

greennote2 August 5, 2016

This one sounds amazing. I would've liked the skank too, but I'm happy to settle for rich and decadent from Uncle Serge (as long as there's no roses or jam). And osmanthus in Bapteme du Feu sounds very promising. Eagerly awaiting your review!

Sarah Y August 5, 2016

Oh it sounds heavenly! Right up my alley.

ravensandowls August 4, 2016

Now I want chocolate... Enter me, please! <3

Bastet August 4, 2016

I would love to try this, please enter me in the draw! Thanks for the review and the possibility of a chance to smell something new and fabulous . . .

Nadine Barrick August 4, 2016

I've just started following but dirty, dirty tuberose is my muse and mistress. The idea of a Serge Lutens scent wrought from tuberose, civet, and cacao makes my knees go all wobbly.... Thanks for the contest, count me in!

TaffyJ August 4, 2016

This one sounds so good, as I would really love some chocolate right now! Is the new Serge export the "Baptism by Fire" one? the one with the gunpowder accord?

Sherry B. August 4, 2016

I'd like to try this one; sounds interesting!

Sapphire. August 4, 2016

This sounds soooo interesting. I would love to be able to try it. Thanks for the drawing!

ElizabethC August 3, 2016

Sounds amazing!!! Would love to be able to give it a try. As for a full bottle, maybe I'll win the lottery soon :)

taramm August 3, 2016

Hi Patty, I would love to try this. I am using all my superhuman will power not to google this and buy it unsniffed! It sounds luscious. Thank you for the draw.

katrin August 3, 2016

I'd love to try this wonderful perfume. The notes are so intriguing....

Koyel August 3, 2016

Hmmm...I wonder if I'd want to smell like a thick cup of hot cocoa. I'd love to try this; thanks!

Luanne Teall August 3, 2016

Omg, it sounds like I'm going to need a 12 step program to recover from this! Please enter me in the contest!

AnnieA August 3, 2016

There should be a contest for Craziest Perfume Price. I lost track when Amouages stopped making me gasp in shock.

Deb August 3, 2016

Is this the name you were looking for....Baptême du Feu?

Deb August 3, 2016

This sounds exquisite!! I'm a fan of SL's fragrances anyway, and this sounds right up there!

Irina August 3, 2016

I would love to be able to try it, at least- it's completely out of my buying range. Still it drives me crazy not to know what Mr. Lutens " did this summer" -thanks for the draw

vonnie August 3, 2016

I tried as hard as I could to pay no attention to this when it came out. But my lizard brain kept saying "we need this we need this". I would love to smell it. It is so far out of my price range. Maybe I am better off not smelling it. Yeah, no.

flowergirlbee! August 3, 2016

this sounds really good and i am looking forward to you talking about the other new serge.thanks for the giveaway.i have my fingers crossed : )

Nemo August 3, 2016

An inky chocolate from SL? That sounds wonderful :) Thank you for the giveaway!

puhfume August 3, 2016

I love most of Lutens' perfumes and am always looking forward to his new releases. This one sounds lovely. Thanks for the giveaway.

Veronika August 3, 2016

I do rarely take part in give aways, but the combo of chocolate and cocoa, oh, that's a prospect of a new add to top 10 on my shelf. Really curious how Lutens worked with these notes. Thanks a lot.

finanna August 3, 2016

Oh no... I am really behind with my sampling:( the most recent Lutenses I sampled/bought were l'Incendiaire/l'Orpheline). I guessI am no longer a perfumista:) This year's releases sound intriguing, though. I wish I had a Paris trip coming up.

eldarwen22 August 3, 2016

I always have trouble with chocolate in perfume but with castoreum I will give this one a shot.

elisa p August 3, 2016

I do like chocolate! Sounds interesting. Haven't sniffed much from this exclusive line-up.

BostonScentGuy August 3, 2016

I've loved the other dry and not toothachingly sweet treatments of cocoa that Lutens has done with Santal Majuscule and Borneo...and the ginger/gunpowder/osmanthus of Bapteme de Feu is calling my name as well, so count me in for the draw. Thanks so much!

HeidiC August 3, 2016

You're just putting off the Perfume Fairy because you know everyone's going to be begging for it! And speaking of begging for it, I'm kind of disappointed this SL doesn't get skankier, with an ingredient list like that? But it still sounds fantastic.

hajusuuri August 3, 2016

Maybe I'll love this one - chocolate? Sign me up, STAT!

Claudia S August 3, 2016

This sounds divine! Would love to try-gracias!

Akatchoom August 3, 2016

My name has recently been drawn for two perfume samples- so if you randomly select me, perhaps skip my name and move on to someone else. I am VERY intrigued by the description, and research led me to stumble upon that's on my bucket list now :) Thanks for the descriptions, as always.

Becky August 3, 2016

Woo hoo! I'll drop a line. I love so much Serge. I am scared to try the REALLY pricy stuff because I can't really justify it. But I can dream...

Sonia August 3, 2016

These 3cs together sound amazing!! I want to try it!! Will use every last drop sparingly! Maybe I'll win lotto this week !! Thanks for the review and the giveaway!!

David August 3, 2016

Better than kidneys, I have children to sell! Coulda gone for the smut-fest you were hoping for : ( but if Uncle Serge makes it, it's worth sniffing. Thank you for the give away.

Sun Fontaine August 3, 2016

Hmm. This sounds really interesting. I've struggled a bit with chocolate as a note, but those chocolates felt rather sweet, whereas this dark cacao your speak of is highly intriguing. I would like to try it!

Lemoncake August 3, 2016

This sounds fabulous....I was a little unsure when I saw vetiver as a note but your description sounds divine. Would love to try this....thanks for the draw!

tandaina August 3, 2016

Arg, I am sure I can't afford it but that sounds absolutely divine. Fine, enter me, if I win and adore it I'll sell a kidney. Kidding, sorta.