Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sorrow and suffering: Serge Lutens De Profundis

Many thanks to Ali Mellati for this nice shut.

I was going to write this article much earlier when the house sent me a 5ml dabbing jar last autumn, but for certain reasons I have postponed it to spring to match my points and perceptions. Serge Lutens who frequently looks to east for source of inspiration, in this 2011 exclusive jar perfume (it is still available in small quantity in 50ml spray bottles here and there on internet or some boutiques) deliberately closes eyes to Morocco and merely refers back to his European origin. De Profundis is perhaps Lutens' least oriental perfume, so as Sheldrake's least oriental work for the house.