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.Then 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.