Guide - Perfume
House S - Serge Lutens
Lutens is one of the most respected and revered perfume makers
in the world. Since he began constructing perfume when he
was 26 (he is now 63) Serge Lutens has been the name on everyone's
lips as the premier perfume artist. Serge Lutens is a perfumer
who creates and embellishes, his creations are neither reconstitutions
of formula's and are not dependent on ancient formulas. Serge
Lutens captures the spirit of perfume by masterminding scents
that combine, harmoniously, the rarest, most authentic essences
with modern sensual aspirations and technology. Through this
method Serge Lutens constructs a universe of perfumes that
is liberated from conventions and explores forgotten territories
that are often abandoned by contemporary perfumery.
is the extract or extrait of a fragrance and represents the
scent in its purest form. This often creates a smooth and
round texture, which is hard to achieve with the dilution
represented in the other concentrations of fragrance.
de Parfum or EDP is one of the most popular forms of fragrance.
Eau de Parfum contains between seven to fourteen per cent
of fragrance oils and perfume elixirs and is the second strongest,
and longest lasting means of wearing a fine fragrance.
de Toilette or EDT is fast becoming the most common means
of wearing a fragrance or perfume. EDT’s are not as
highly concentrated in oils and elixirs as an EDP or Perfume
would be and contain one to three per cent of fragrance oils.
This impacts the ability of the fragrance to last and around
eighty percent of the oils in an EDT fragrance will evaporate
within three hours of application.
de Cologne’s or EDC’s were first popularised by
Napoleon. These fragrances are often constructed in a different
manner to the traditional French Model and are formulated
in one single burst. As a result of this process, EDC’s
or Eau de Colognes last the least amount of time on the skin
and can dissolve within a couple of hours. EDC’s should
be worn as a invigorating spray.