Douce amère (2000)

Douce amère by Serge Lutens
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Douce amère is a popular perfume by Serge Lutens for women and men and was released in 2000. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Absinth, Aniseed, Jasmine, Lily, Musk, Tiarella, Tagetes, Tiaré, Cedar, Cinnamon



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7.6 (110 Ratings)


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7.8 (101 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 25.08.2017

Interesting Facts

In 2005 a limited bottle collection of this scent was released with domino motifs.

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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 5.0/10
Douce Amère
This fragrance opens with an unusual accord of sweet, spicy and floral notes. At first I think I see chocolate, but it is all an illusion created by florals along with the vanilla and cinnamon note. In my opinion the name of this fragrance is well-chosen, for this is a collection of counterpoints,... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 5.0/10
childhood nostalgia
Douce Amère is a strange one. I am not sure I like it but I love wearing it. Another one of those scents where what I smell has nothing to do with what most people will tell you it does. It opens with a thick, sweet exotic flower burst (it actually reminds me of datura) but from early on bitter... Read more
Scent 8.0/10
A discontinued (or so I hear) treasure
At first sniff, I get a pollen-like effect – a lightly sweet, somewhat powdery scent with a bit of a dry herbal quality. This floats atop the aroma of a blooming white flower (I pick up jasmine mostly). The white flower scent is definitely present, yet somehow softened, almost as if it were... Read more


Lexa 9 months ago
In my opinion,even if maybe it isn't an extremly amazing or quality fragrance,Douce Amère is an elegant classy scent.+2
Bottle 5.0
Sillage 7.0
Longevity 6.0
Scent 9.0

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