Once Upon A Perfume…

SCENTS TELL TALES AND THERE’S NO GREATER STORYTELLER THAN SERGE LUTENS: PHOTOGRAPHER, FILMMAKER, MAKE-UP SUPREMO, PARFUMIER AND FASHION DESIGNER. NEXT MONTH THE HOUSE RELAUNCHES ITS CULT PERFUME COLLECTION, WITH A COMPELLING NEW ADDITION AND, HERE, JOINS WYLDE IN A COLLABORATIVE CELEBRATION


PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID NEWTON

STYLING BY BETTINA VETTER


   Féminité du bois    The masculine side of femininity… and vice versa. It’s all about cedar; wood accounts for 60% of the composition

Féminité du bois  The masculine side of femininity… and vice versa. It’s all about cedar; wood accounts for 60% of the composition

   L’o    rpheline    The orphan (in English) captures the delicate world of childhood memories…  stirring them up like dust in sunlight.

L’orpheline  The orphan (in English) captures the delicate world of childhood memories…  stirring them up like dust in sunlight.

   La fille de Berlin    This fragrance centres on a rose with a difference: a very thorny, furious, spicy complex rose note. Powdery and extremely persistent.

La fille de Berlin  This fragrance centres on a rose with a difference: a very thorny, furious, spicy complex rose note. Powdery and extremely persistent.

   Dent de lait    A new arrival… in the nursery. Now weary of the tongue’s games, which have for weeks on end been loosening its tooth, a young wolf is anxious to move on from milk to blood.

Dent de lait  A new arrival… in the nursery. Now weary of the tongue’s games, which have for weeks on end been loosening its tooth, a young wolf is anxious to move on from milk to blood.

   Ambre sultan    Scented wax, found in a souk and which lay forgotten in a wooden box, inspired Lutens to create this Arabesque composition.

Ambre sultan  Scented wax, found in a souk and which lay forgotten in a wooden box, inspired Lutens to create this Arabesque composition.

   Un bois vanille    A comforing, gourmand eau de parfum. Inspired by ingredients brought back by Cortes to Spain from South America in 1519: vanilla, cocoa and spice.

Un bois vanille  A comforing, gourmand eau de parfum. Inspired by ingredients brought back by Cortes to Spain from South America in 1519: vanilla, cocoa and spice.


DAVID NEWTON