Hello and welcome to my commentary on Nuit de cellophane by Serge Lutens. The night of the cellophane,... so there are scent names, you really wonder how you get it. Maybe Serge Lutens was badly looked at by the environmental activist Greta Thunberg, so that he finally decided to use the more environmentally friendly cellophane films instead of conventional plastic films in the future :D And maybe the whole thing (or Greta) inspired him so much that he now wants to fight for the environment as well.
That's why he grabbed a cape and a mask and has been up to no good ever since (the fact that Serge Lutens bottles now have big black labels instead of white ones can't be a coincidence! Serge Lutens seems to be the true Dark Knight :D), in which he finds environmental sinners and explains to them correctly that they are wrong with their plastic bags, harm the environment and prefer to use (preferably uncoated) cellophane paper or bags, since pure cellophane is completely compostable.
Yes, yes... I'm a comic fan, as you know, so I have more adventurous fantasies and ideas than you, so what? Leave me alone, then I write just a little stupid, you know I'm a little strange :DD
Well, I couldn't find out right away why this fragrance is called the way it is called and so I'd rather come to the description of the fragrance!
The fragrance begins with fresh, green notes (hmm, is that a hint with the fence post about the environment?? :D). I also smell soft and sweet notes of jasmine and osmanthus. Other flowery scents, which I can't identify very well, smell together like the fragrant flower water from flower shops, so where in big pots all the flowers are stuck in and the water gets this flowery scent.
In addition, there are oranges that also appear fresh due to their citric scent and fit very well to the previous scents, especially the green scents.
The sweetness of the fragrance is like honey from time to time at the beginning, but the honey impression disappears more and more in the further course of the fragrance.
In general, the fragrance becomes looser and looser towards the base, as the sweetish notes continue to fade away and the fragrance remains more green-floral. Despite the flowery scents, it is fortunately not stuffy or dry, but beautifully fresh and almost "juicy" because of the green notes. However, I have to say that, although I already liked the fragrance, it seemed so to me, especially in the base, when the fragrance was just about to take off, but then suddenly it was over. So you always have a feeling that "something" is missing here.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is mediocre, i.e. at a short distance he will be able to be smelled by one or the other, but he quickly loses strength. The shelf life is approx. six hours, which is still quite okay.
The bottle is rectangular, high and thin. It has a large black label (which used to be white) covering almost the entire front with a name and brand logo on it. The lid is black and cylindrical (or round if the spray head is not screwed on). A simple-looking, but beautiful and high-quality bottle.
Well, I think this fragrance is quite well done, but it still seems a bit too simple, so that it might sink a bit among the many other green-floral fragrances. Maybe it'll come out better if you combine it with other Serge Luten's scents? Because these fragrances should be similar to the Jo Malone fragrances among each other combinable, but I have never tried this myself, so I can say nothing further about it for the time being.
This fragrance is well suited for spring and summer, as it comes across fresh with its green notes and the flowery scents are also very suitable for the warm days, especially as they don't come across as stuffy as it is sometimes the case with some flower scents. And since we're talking about flowers: Yes, because you smell a lot of flowers here, I think that the fragrance is therefore more of a women's fragrance instead of being unisex, but in the later basis it smells more unisex again.
And because it's quite simple, you can use it more for the day, work, leisure, etc., because it's too weak to go out and also too unspectacular. But for the day it is quite nice, so that it can be tested. And don't worry, this Serge Lutens smells rather "normal" and not somehow abnormally different than some other fragrances of this brand (e.g. Dent de Lait). Apart from that you can also combine this fragrance with other fragrances, if you like, because it is really loose and simple.
And that was it again. I hope to "see" you again at my next comment (but probably not until Monday again) and wish you a great evening and now a nice weekend, until then :)