The newest addtion to the Serge Lutens line up, sorry to say, starts off with the dreaded celery note. Slowly the celery note begins to soften into a honeyed note. Reminding me at this point of a Christmas fruitcake. Dark and sweet with an underlying dry spiciness. If it were not for the celery note, I might actually like this one, but sorry, I can't get past it. After applying it in the evening, the next morning I could smell a delightful sweet orange blossom. But I don't have that kind of patience. The good news is some people are not getting the celery note at all and you may be one of them. So it's really a try it for yourself and see kind of thing.
Notes: Chinese orange, nutmeg, candied mandarin, orange peel, smoky tea, labdanum, tonka bean and ambergris.
Photo: salons-shiseido website