Serge Lutens Nuit de Cellophane

3.4

31 reviews

41% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Loved the initial smell. Light soft fresh. But the drydown smells too similar to Elizabeth Arden's Sunflower which i loved and wore in high school. I might as well just revisit that for thirty dollars.



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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

For those who don't love white florals, this could be toxic in the brash Jasmine opening that slightly Sears the nose. Fortunately it winds down quickly into a dry down that also hints very lightly of osmanthus, apricot and sweetened almond and musk. Super fresh scent reminds me a bit of functional cleaner or the florals used to scent feminine products. Please dab, don't spray.

This is a powerhouse white floral that ends sweet. If you liked a La Nuit, this is worth a try. I prefer my Jasmine with a leather underpining, like Creed Royal Delight or with wood tones, like Jasmine Imperatrice Eugenie (both of which can sometimes be powdery;dabbing reduces the powder somewhat). If you want a truly different white floral, I suggest two from andy tauer Carrillon de ange (lily encased in Amber) or Sotto Luna Gardenia ( a reasonably priced beautifully packaged discovery set of samples is available on his website).

Note: I have read that for every 100 euros spent on the retail price of a so called luxury perfume today, less than 2 euros is spent on the raw ingredients of the fragrance. given that the scent in a functional cleaner has to perform in ways a perfume does not (it may have to mask or eliminate competing odors and/or is expected to dissipate reliably when the laundry is done, etc), I don't necessarily think worse of this fragrance because of the comparison.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Screeching florals and overwhelming gardenia. On me (and I believe in general), gardenia is headache-inducingly sweet.
All I could smell is gardenia. You don't have to pay this price to smell like a white flower garden with gardenias.
At this price, I expect bells and whistles but it was just run-of-the mill white floral. A cheap smell for an expensive price. Don't trick the value center of your brain.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have trouble wearing floral perfumes when they're very sharp, artificial, and musky, and I definitely get that feel from Nuit de Cellophane (almost like the smell of hairspray). It's a little soapy on me, but mostly a sharp, slightly metallic, white floral perfume smell. It winds up smelling very much like a generic, cheap, drugstore white floral and it gives me a headache after only a few minutes of wear. It doesn't smell at all complex or appealing to me, unfortunately.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This is the most expansive perfume I've bought but also the best I've had. It smells literally like heaven to me. A little goes a long way, and the smell literally lasts for ever (even after washing my clothes, the smell is still there). It's a perfume, not fragrance spay, so it's more concentrated (that's why it's so expansive for such a small bottle). After I used the perfume from Serge Lutens, I don't think I will ever repurchase the perfumes I had from other brands (chanel, dior, prada, ysl, ck...) Their popular perfumes are so easy to be identified, that usually when people pass by I can tell the exact perfume or fragrance they are wearing. I love to keep a little mystery, this touch of light floral smell often gets people complementing how good I smell and asking what perfume I'm wearing. And when I tell them, most people have never even heard of this brand. Maybe I'm the strange one but this is another thing I love about this brand.

I don't know what kind of magic do they use in their perfumes, but they just happen to have the perfumes I keep finding myself falling in love with (Ambre Sultan, Gris Clair, Clair De Musc, Fleurs D' Orange, Sa Majeste La Rose...) But they are so expansive so I have to save up for each bottle, to me it worths every penny though. I'd love to own an entire collection of the perfumes I love from Serge Lutens.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I felt compelled to write a quick review here because a very kind sales associate in a boutique perfumery explained the name "cellophane" to me; so I thought I would share. Many reviewers here have listed things about the "plastic, artificial cellophane note" or how the "cellophane" smells. The name of this perfume is to reference the smell in the Parisian markets when fresh flowers are wrapped up in cellophane and bursting with floral fragrance. The name has nothing to do with the perfume smelling of "cellophane". Just fyi ladies & hope this helps!

7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I love this perfume. It is perfect! It smells light and pretty. A very soft clean floral!! So happy my boyfriend got me this fragrance. It was everything I wanted and more. Just a beautiful scent.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

An airy and silky breeze, tinged by the acidity of the mandarin, which is made velvet on the skin. Apricot-tinted, it takes us to the heart of a jasmine adorned with a fine film of green notes which crackle as one Cellophane which we deployed to extract a bunch of flower from it. Its fragrance are purring carriers of a diaphanous summer night. If there was "healthy glow" scent, this one would be one of them. I know that we are far from Serge Lutens's deep nuances. Nevertheless the need of tenderness is totally in analogy with what's in the air now. In days of confusion so dear to our period of time, I feel rather delicate and light and the sensuality of the viscose pleases irreparably to my skin. This is a large public Lutens, fulfilling and not headache. I love it a lot and I find its name completely appropriate. After a couple of hours wearing it, it reminds me a little of J'adore de Dior.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Notes: jasmine, osmanthus, carnation, lily, almond, honey, sandalwood and musk.

This fragrance opens with a gauzy floral sweet, refined and delicate it is the equivalent of an apricot coloured silk evening gown with pearl beading. I see lily and osmanthus in this accord, yet there is nothing nature-like in it, only stylish sophistication. As the it progresses, the fragrance loses the freshness of the lily and in turn the musky powderiness of the almond and the sweetness of the osmanthus intensify. The scent is deeply feminine and sensual; however it ought to be applied sparingly, because otherwise the fragrance could be head-ache inducing. The dry down is a powdery sap note reminiscent of the head lily note. Lasts more than 6 hours on my skin.

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Green

I waited a long time before trying this one as I was scared of the so-so reviews and the general comments about Nuit de Cellophane. I was scared about this plastic, artificial cellophane note that everybody seems to be bothered about.
Well, in my case, I cannot detect specifically a "cellophane note". There is a hint of something chemical, that makes it similar to a common mainstream fragrance. That's to say, it's not so unique!
The main point of Nuit de Cellophane is a bunch of flowers and apricot on a musk/sandalwood base. The apricot is given by the massive presence of osmanthus, that will -unfortunately - disappear in the drydown.
Again, I don't get the name; nothin here evokes the night; yes, there is some jamsine (and we all know that the Jasmine flowers, on a plant, give their richest scent after sunset), there is this apricot feeling, and this makes is an almost common fruity floral.
To me, easy to forget.
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Notes
Jasmine, Chinese osmanthus, lily, mandarin, Sandalwood and musk.


2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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