Serge Lutens • L'Eau • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||40%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I totally agree with the reviewer below who said Lutens L'Eau is a highly sophisticated rendition of "clean". I enjoy wearing L'Eau when I need a break from complex, cerebral and sophisticated perfumes. By hot and humid days, L'Eau is just perfect!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I wanted to love this and it is a pleasant fragrance, not sickly but fresh and citrussy. it just smells a little dated to me like an updated Issy Miyake. It is very nice if you are feeling abit off colour and do not want a heavy hitter but, it is just a little boring for a Lutens. I may be being a bit unfair because I am judging it against SL's other fragrances which contain some magical works of genius. This is not one of them. I prefer Mugler cologne for my clean hit, but I do not hate the Lutens it is just a bit meh. I get quite a lot of melon from this but have no idea if it is a listed note. Also, my skin eats fumes and this has not got SL's magic staying power. Still is is a l'eau so I am probably being too Judgemental. I would not buy again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am very surprised that I like this perfume so much, especially given all the flack it's been getting for being a boring, uninspired, selling out to the Asian market who cries for "clean" type of scent. I figured what the heck, let me give it a go after receiving a sample and I quickly realized that Uncle Serge didn't sell out, he's just testing new waters;)
It's clean and refreshing scent and I get the laundry reference but no, it's not like sniffing a box of tide for god's sake. This is a highly sophisticated rendition of "clean" and worth every penny. It's light and lovely, beautiful for year round but especially for spring and summer. It's an effortless, doesn't have to try hard kind of a scent; it has no hidden agendas. It may not be as exciting and mysterious as some of Luten's other perfumes but it certainly has an elegance to it. It's not at all soapy- at least not on me. I get a hint of bergamont? and sage at the beginning and the sweet magnolia stays with you the whole day; it starts to dry down ever so sweetly and gently. Oh, it's a magical perfume, it really is... it is deceptively simple and I love that. People won't notice it off the bat because it's unobtrusive but when you get a hug from a friend, a kiss on the cheek from a loved one they will compliment you on how lovely you smell. The sillage is amazing... it will last.all.day. I can still smell it on my wrists at the end of a long day and it lifts my spirits up and puts a smile on my face. I highly recommend that you test try this out; get a sample of it if you can and judge for yourself.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Great soapy, crisp clean fresh scent, like linen on the line. Reminds me A LOT of Nickel Au Maximum in the crisp clean thin citrus department. Nice, but ultimately as advertised: A non-perfume. I sorta like perfume.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This smells like buttered popcorn to me. Faintly, but it does. I have no explanation. I'd really like to love a Serge because the bottle shapes are gorgeously simple, but no luck so far.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
L'Eau which conjures up the smell of a cleanly laundered ironed white shirt. Great for days you're just in the mood for something fresh and etheral. Soothing, crisp and long lasting.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is a "Perfume for people who don't like perfume." For those who don't like floral, cloying, musky fragrances, this is going to be "IT".
Perfume houses have been making scents somewhat like this for men for years, but Lutens has done it better. This scent has no rough edges and is perfectly rounded.
I happen to like my perfume a little more dangerous and exciting.
Perfectly Unisex, clean, fresh, you can wear it anywhere. People will like how you smell, but not know why.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
You can pretty much smell all of the notes in here if you pay attention, including the soft magnolia, however the overall feeling is of a clean fresh soft citrus, very slight herbal feel, totally unisex. But a bit boring too.
I have had no luck with any of SL's perfumes, and I bought this thinking that i might just love it as it's supposedly such a departure from his normal work, well it is, but I wouldn't buy this either. I just don't like his style.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
While this starts out smelling clean and inoffensive (not too much of anything), it is so tenacious and can get rather cloying quickly. It reminds me too much of an aquatic and air fresheners - not my cup of tea at all.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I can't really add much to this that the below reviewers haven't covered, clean soapy lalalala. You get the picture. What I can add is that the SA that was helping me sprayed this on his skin and I got a distinctive flintiness to this - that sensory equivalent of stone somehow. Very interesting, but not for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I donít know about where you live but around here, itís got harder to make a living these days and some places got smart enough to do double duty. You got Lickety Splits over on Appalachian Highway, you can do your laundry and get you an ice cream while you wait. You drive on over to Harbin Dry Cleaners and Tanning, itís just like they say Ė you can get your clothes cleaned and get you a tan too, get ready for that summer vacation you most likely wonít get to go on. Most of those kinds of places smell like what they are, laundromats. Serge Lutens, he might be thinking heís doing people a favor, making them smell clean when maybe they didnít get down to the laundromat for their ice cream and suntan and clean clothes, sort of doing double duty like that. After all, clean-smelling Gainíll drown out melted ice cream and suntan oil every time even if itís on your clothes on account of thatís what itís for, cleaning up a mess. And thatís what this perfume or cologne or whatever you want to call it smells like. Just like a laundromat, only without the people smell. So if you like laundromats, youíll love LíEau Serge. Me, Iím saving my $150 perfume-that-smells-like-a-laundromat money and putting it toward that new front loader they got sitting on the appliance department floor down at Home Depot. I can wear some Iris Silver Mist and clean clothes when I go to buy it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love clean, light fragrances, but find it difficult to find ones that aren't too soapy, sharp, etc. I liked this a lot at first, but changed my mind pretty quickly. I would describe it as citrusy-clean, not the soapy/laundry type of fragrance. While clean, it wasn't soft and pretty. It lingered on too long, and I got sick of it throughout the day. The description of an "anti-perfume" is accurate. I can see why some might find this boring, or feel it has been done before, but if you like this type of scent, it is worth a try. This is an edp and the bottle is large, so the price is not out of line.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily Hair: Silver Eyes: Blue
Another Lutens masterpiece! I never thought I would see a Serge Lutens fragrance that was the least bit fresh, from top to bottom, but he's done it and masterfully! It' not a groundbreaking version of a soap and water clean fragrance....but it may be the best one. It's soft and light with decent staying power. Definately unisex, and IMHO, sure to become a classic. I've already bought 2 bottles!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
L'Eau Serge Lutens is certainly a departure from what Serge Lutens usually does, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. I've read a lot about this fragrance saying that it's disappointing, bland, simple, boring. But that's not what I smell.
I smell a very fresh, 'clean' fragrance, unisex and great for sharing, and the best example of this sort of fragrance I can remember smelling. Just like there is a wide variety in orientals, not every 'clean' fragrance is the same.
The notes I have read for L'Eau are hesperidia, sage, mint, and magnolia. It's soft and appealing, definitely clean, and the sort of fragrance I can't imagine that anyone would really dislike smelling on another person. It doesn't smell overtly soapy to me, and there's nothing bitter, harsh or biting. The overall impression is gentle and uplifting, but unobtrusively. L'Eau Serge Lutens is the sort of fragrance you could wear every day - you might not get a lot of compliments on your perfume, but I bet a lot of people would notice that you just smell good.
Often I can find 'clean' fragrances irritating - too soapy smelling, or actually abrasive, but that's not the case here.
If I had the cash, I would be happy to drop it on this bottle to share with my husband.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
An understated masterpiece by Serges Lutens. From what I read so far about L'Eau, it was made to be an 'anti-perfume' It's perfect for everyday. Not too heavy (at all) and not that light that you don't smell the heavenly watery essence. Lovely and light -- refreshing and very elegant, it's definitely a watery scent that isn't marine. It smells shower fresh! I would love to read the notes on L'eau but have had problems finding them. I can guess there's bergamont, waterlily and probably orris root as it has a cooler water 'scent'sation rather than a warmer one. It lasts on the skin, stays close, but yet has a slight sillage. Anyhow if anyone out there knows/finds the notes please list them here. TIA!
One more note ... my husband who really tells it like it is with fragrances, told me after my shower the other night, that he loved the way I smelled fresh out of the shower --- first time ever and I was wearing L'Eau. Enough said.