Category Archives: Serge Lutens

Mandarine Mandarin: You say Mandarin, I say Chutney

Pumpkin and Mandarin Chutney with Orange Blossom Water —•— 200 gr of pumpkin flesh 4 candied mandarins or mandarins in heavy syrup 1 tablespoon of butter 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds, crushed 1 teaspoon of mace or nutmeg ½ teaspoon of cumin

Mandarine Mandarin: You say Mandarin, I say Chutney

Pumpkin and Mandarin Chutney with Orange Blossom Water —•— 200 gr of pumpkin flesh 4 candied mandarins or mandarins in heavy syrup 1 tablespoon of butter 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds, crushed 1 teaspoon of mace or nutmeg ½ teaspoon of cumin

Vetiver Oriental: the olfactory oxymoron

Vetiver is one of my favourite notes. It is part of the base of more perfumes than one can detect. It gives a warm, woody facet to them. But it can also shine as the star in many performances. It

Vetiver Oriental: the olfactory oxymoron

Vetiver is one of my favourite notes. It is part of the base of more perfumes than one can detect. It gives a warm, woody facet to them. But it can also shine as the star in many performances. It

Vitriol d’ Oeillet: a pyramid in the shape of an hourglass

My sample of Vitriol d’ Oeillet arrived today. And this is the best time for a quick sniff post. At least that’s the idea but let’s see how close I am going to stick to it. VdO opens like not

Vitriol d’ Oeillet: a pyramid in the shape of an hourglass

My sample of Vitriol d’ Oeillet arrived today. And this is the best time for a quick sniff post. At least that’s the idea but let’s see how close I am going to stick to it. VdO opens like not

Colours of Iris* Part 1: Iris Silver Mist

The grey iris A few years ago iris was the big thing. Everyone discovered overnight how iris is the most expensive note in a perfumer’s cabinet. How it takes 5 years of growing the beautiful flower and 3 years of

Colours of Iris* Part 1: Iris Silver Mist

The grey iris A few years ago iris was the big thing. Everyone discovered overnight how iris is the most expensive note in a perfumer’s cabinet. How it takes 5 years of growing the beautiful flower and 3 years of

Sarrasins – A nightscape

“The idea of jasmine wrapped in the mystery of a new moon night”

Sarrasins – A nightscape

“The idea of jasmine wrapped in the mystery of a new moon night”