Hello you fragrance freaks! D
Today I report about a newer Serge Lutens fragrance, which appeared last year, 2017. I haven't introduced Serge Lutens here in a long time, so it was time again. Soo... this one is now "Dent de Lait", which means milk tooth and the idea of it especially in combination with the given blood chord does not sound great... some would even find this a little disgusting.
However, something that doesn't sound so great doesn't necessarily always have to smell bad, but that will come to light. But the beginning of the description makes me shiver ("A little tired from playing around with my tongue for weeks to loosen my tooth...", brrr... what kind of description is that, please?),... because after all, I have had some heavy dental treatments behind me, and more will surely be waiting again, and this description makes me think of the more unpleasant sessions at the dentist,... bah.... something I can really do without. I think that's something we can all do without, except maybe Bill Murray, who is totally into waving murderous dentist instruments in his mouth to hurt him, which he likes (see in "The Little Horror Shop") :D
But once again enough babbled, once again see how the smell is here so ... maybe it is not so bad as one imagines it to be right now!...
The fragrance begins with a mix of sweet notes, flowers and aldehydes, while it has a slightly milky note and a few strange scents. These smell somehow cool, slightly metallic (is it the blood??) and a little later even emit a kind of scent, as if warm water would flow through older (copper) raw ones, for example when warming the heating, or showering in an older bath etc.. ... Well, at least with a little imagination it seems that way and you have to smell it exactly. However, this is not always so exactly smellable, since it smells sometimes more after the milk mix, and sometimes even after the mentioned, cool metallic smells.
I think that milk here means more coconut milk, which is a bit weak. I also smell sour-fresh notes,... something like roses and lemons, otherwise a little almond... and still a slight metal note.
Not much actually happens then. It remains largely as described, smells a little metallic-cool-unusual, not necessarily repulsively disgusting, but also not so great!
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is rather mediocre, not too strong, not soo weak, and probably best smells so close. The durability is above average, so it comes close to eight hours. It's okay!
The bottle is rectangular, thin and high. On the front there is a large black label, which covers almost the entire front of the bottle and shows the name and logo. It has a round cover, unless you screw the spray head on it, so that you close it with a high, black and cylindrical cover. The bottle looks slightly simple, but is quite nice and handy.
Okay, first of all: The fragrance may not be as disgusting as you might expect from the description of the fragrance. But I don't think he's good either. Not at all. It is simply too special for me, and I simply don't like its scent, which takes getting used to, especially not as a perfume, which I would like to stick to me for a longer time.
However, this fragrance is particularly suitable for those who are looking for fragrances that are simply supposed to smell completely different, i.e. rather special, not commonplace, but also not niche, as these are now well known enough. So something new has to come, and this fragrance could be one of those fragrances that smell different enough to fulfil the wish for something "new",... well, nobody said that something completely different has to smell good too, he he he.
No, even if I don't find it too disgusting, I wouldn't be able to stand this scent for a long time, the scent is simply too exhausting and unpleasant for me in the long run. To a test I would recommend him however in any case, so that you must suffer also times as I ... ups, ... I meant, so that you can smell also times such a special smell as I :D
Well, for me there are better scents, and I'm glad I got this one behind me! Oh yes... by Serge Lutens himself I would recommend Five o'Clock au gingembre. And yeah, also because there's tea in it, of course :D
And if you don't really like tea, then a few more Serge Lutens fragrances that I personally liked would be these: Borneo 1834, Chergui, Gris Claire to name a few.
After all the christmassy sweet tooth I should go to the dentist again, you should do that too! In the past I had often neglected this and therefore had more painful treatments from time to time, which would have been unnecessary. So listen to me (or to your dentist) and go regularly to the control, I mean only well :)
Well then, have a nice evening and a nice weekend!