by Serge Lutens

The opening is a dense mix of immortelle and a syrupy mix of dry fruits with caramel.  The immortelle it the centrepiece of this olfactory edifice, and remains so until the end. 


In the beginning also into the drydown an undertone of maples syrup is evident; this has a distinctly raisinous licorice-like character to it. 


Towards the and clove is added in, and with its a touch more spiciness.  I also age hints of a dark and slightly smoky sandalwood impression at this stage.


I get moderate sillage, excellent projection, and ten hours of longevity on my skin.


Whist this autumnal scent lacks a bit of texture and nuances at times, it is an original realisation of an immortelle-centric creation that results in original moments and phases.  Only for the second half does the immortelle develop its chracteristically slightly stinky-spicy character to the full, but it does so in a convincing way.  In contrast to its name, this creation does not destroy the immortelle at all, but it is executed well here.  3.75/5