...For me it's an Inquired taste Do i have an Love Hate relationship withS.L I think that a bit Extreme like all Perfume houses Niche and Mainstream your'e gonna get a few Bad Apples or figurlly a few bad scents The Ones I Love areAmbre SultanArabieBas de SoieFeminite du BoisIris Silver MistSarrasinsTubereuse CriminelleUn Bois SepiaThe Ones i Wanted to Love but Pervented me to do so Bois de VioletteCedreCherguiCuir Mauresque Daim BlondFumerie TurqueMuscs Koublai KhanRahat LoukoumSantal de MysoreUn Bois VanilleUn LysThe Ones i DislikeSerge NoireCheneI totally think Body Chemistry has a lot to do with it tooYou'll find the Serge you will like just give some time P.S When i first Got into the Lutens Circle I din't care it was too inbrasive for me but i'm learning to Appreciate the Artistry of the man Himself :)
...Do you notice that today's mainstream perfumery only uses 4-8 notes in a fragrance? Where is the artistry? Back in the 80's early 90s the note pyramids were multi-layered containing 8 notes on top, 6 on the middle and 5 or 6 on the bottom. Now we've got only 4 to 6 notes or so.Take here for example 80's Poisonhttp://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Dior/Poison-218.html2012http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Yves-Saint-Laurent/Manifesto-15540.htmlAnd anotherhttp://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Cristobal-Balenciaga/Florabotanica-15512.htmlWhat is your take on this? Your honest opinion would be appreciated.
...I only sampled one and that is Cuir Fauve and it has to be the most Softest Leather scent of the Category Most leather Scents seem to have an Animalic acidic feel in Cuir Fauve the Leather Is Smooth without Overpowering.