SOTD: Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin


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It’s cold and sunny outside today, which reminds me of what I believe a Berlin day would be like in the Fall. Today, I chose Serge Lutens La fille de Berlin. La fille de Berlin is in my top 5 favorite rose-centric fragrances.

La Fille starts out as a jammy, slightly sour rose with a nice dash of pepper. The perfume has a vintage make-up feel, but I wouldn’t say it is straight up makeup like Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose or L’Artisan Parfumeur La Drole de Rose.  There is simply a touch of makeup there, like it’s the next day and the makeup wasn’t washed off the night before in a good, but slightly naughty sort of way.

“Wasn’t last night fun?” she asks her friend as she pours herself a coffee, “I was so exhausted that I fell into bed with my makeup on.” We’ve all had those kinds of nights! Haven’t we? Or maybe not, I may be generalizing.

The deep red hued perfume is perfect for the fall and winter and completely unisex. I would love to smell this on a man. Although, violets are listed in the notes, I believe they are there. The dry down is rose…

Perfume Notes:
Top: Rose, geranium
Heart: Palmarose?
Base: Patchouli, moss and honey

Perfumer: Christopher Sheldrake

Southern Perfume Personality Group: Magnificent Magnolia
Perfume Rating: Smells Downright Gorgeous ♥♥♥♥

Any fans of La fille de Berlin? Let me know in the comments below.



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