As you probably still remember on February 24th I was celebrating my birthday, twenty-fourth to be exact. As a part of that festive day I treated myself to some perfume – there just had to be some self indulgence after giving up on the b-day cake (by the way, I lost 4 cm in my waist during last 2 weeks.) Last year I didn’t have a problem chosing which scent I’d like to get as a present, choice of Carner Barcelona D600 was obvious to me. This year I was in trouble making a right decision.
There are many perfumes that I really like and with each month of blogging this group of scents is growing but there are not many of them that I feel they’re “mine” and that I need a full bottle of. After a longer period of time and many hours spent thinking I made my decision. And there it is!
I always had mixed feelings about creative work of Serge Lutens. As much as he’s the undeniable icon in the PerfumeLand his easthetics might be difficult in perception. There are a few SL fragrances that turned out to be hits for me, like Fleur de Citronnier or the just purchased Fourreau Noir but mostly it’s a miss in my case. When I settled on Fourreau Noir as my birthday scent I had a thought. I love the scent but as much as a Bell Jar is a nice thing I never wanted one because I find it incredibly impractical if you can’t spray your perfume on.
Why should I bother having a Bell Jar which takes place on a shelf if I need a different container with a sprayer to use it properly… That’s why I opted for Le Vaporisateur Tout Noir, a travel version of two 30 ml refills in a gun-like black lacquered case. It’s practical, looks stylish as straight from the Vogue cover and it’s a perfume that I wanted so what’s not to like? I’m going to enjoy it a lot.
My very first Lutens fragrance, would you believe in that a year ago?