Serge Lutens • Fleurs D' Oranger • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||59%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Violet
I should have learned my lesson by now: never, ever spritz yourself with multiple spritzes of your newly received fragrance sample that you never smelled.
Two hours later, I'm left with the worst sensation ever: the sensation that I'm dressed with a sweater where three big fat male cats have spent the night, not only sleeping and snoring....
Hope you get the idea.
Strange, because I never smelled cats' urine in other fragrances, except from some musks. And because I'm a fond lover of Orange blossom (I've bought a 3.4 oz. bottle of L'AP Seville a l'Aube lately...).
But this one really hurt my nose: I guess it's the sharp tuberose-hibiscus notes that increase the acrid quality of the orange blossom. Or maybe I'm your average immature perfumista who can't handle the presence of quality raw products instead of synthetic ones in niche perfumery.
And yet, I believe Serge Lutens to be a creator of masterpieces and of fragrances I can't live without (namely Chergui, Feminité du Bois and Datura Noir). It's just that I can't grasp the full meaning of this one.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is one my sister's favorites in her scent collection. Whenever I visit I spray this on myself and am transported by the beauty of this orange blossom concoction.
I find the longevity and sillage to be phenomenal.
I am tossing up whether to buy this for myself or just save it for the days when I raid her scent collection.
((It feels like such a little sister thing to do...still "dressing up" in her things though we are now in our late thirties;-))
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I get no cumin at all from this only a beautifully balanced orange blossom with great staying power and sillage. It is hard to be critical of this scent as it is just so well put together. Perhaps I would have preferred it to be more indolic but that is just nit picking really - warm, gorgeous scent. I am on my second bottle
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This smells like B.O. Not in a good way. They should call this fragrance, "Dude, Take a shower!", or maybe, "Taxi Driver on the Hottest Day of Summer".
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I am completely in love with this Serge Lutens scent of sexy orange blossom magnified with tuberose, made delicious with hints of white rose and jasmine. It's magnificent. Fresh yet sultry ,heavy and yet not overbearing. Sexy and memorable - it may be one of the ' less interesting' Serge Lutens but it's a winner. It's a No. 1 orange blossom scent.
Opens strong, forceful and you think you'll be overcome but then ,FdO draws back to become a fluid orange blossom of subtlety and grace - a skin scent for hours. I feel I could almost drink this scent.
Lovers of 24 Faubourg by Hermes should adore this one. I prefer this over the Hermes.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Other, Cool Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I respect all and love many of the Serge Lutens fragrances. Immensely. I love the scent of orange blossom. Immensely. Serge Lutens Fleurs D'Oranger smells neither Serge Lutens or Orange Blossom. It smells like orange slice candy straight up. No complexity, linear and I'm so lost here.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
My third bottle arrived yesterday--I find it an incredibly sensual scent, but at the same time it has a delicacy that makes it appropriate for occasions when I don't want to send people reeling. It stays quite close to my skin, but people I hug when I'm wearing it always say I smell amazing.
The top notes of Fleurs d’Oranger are likened to dewy orange blossoms on the tree in early morning. However, this tree grows in Serge Lutens’ garden, which means it has an unbelievably rich soil. The blossoms warm up to the glowing sun of high noon and attract humming bees to transform them into honey. They exude a sweeter scent with the help of understated tuberose and jasmine notes. By the end of the day, the rich soil reveals itself in full blast with the signature Serge Lutens amber and cumin. The blossoms have melted into sweet golden honey and turned deep orange, saffron, crimson and fuchsia in the sunset. Its creator was right: it is the scent of happiness!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
A fragrance that I associate with extreme weather conditions and for some reason, either Andy Tauer or Hermes but not SL:) It is sultry enough for heat waves and lively enough for snowy winters. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a well-balanced performance on my skin. It starts as a thick, full-bodied powerhouse, visits some heady but clean white flowers and turns into your usual soapy orange flower very very quickly. Still, I imagine it to be stunning on the right person. 3.5
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
beautiful? yes. neroli? sadly it is not.
on my skin this starts out citrusy neroli, kind of like LUSH's prince triple orange blossom shaving cream or their orange blossom "gorilla" perfume, but in minutes, it changes into white floral, mainly jasmine and tuberose that kind of reminds me of estee lauder tuberose gardenia.
i like white florals and wear them well, so i do enjoy wearing this one, but i think it misses the mark as a soliflore. i wish the neroli stayed longer - bright and sunny like in the beginning. however, it does smell delicious and i do think i will buy again (it's cheaper than the EL tuberose gardenia) for the tropical white flower aspect of it. on me, the fragrance stays clean throughout, with not a lot of the indolic notes coming through from the spices in the base, nor through the "fleshy" aspect of the white florals present.
nonetheless, it is a beautiful composition, and for that i give it 3/5, but it misses the mark as an orange blossom fragrance. at least it's not a fruit-caramel-vanilla-and-nondescript-flowers abortion like 90% of the perfumes on the market today. good longevity, as with most SLs, lasting at least 6 hours before it wears off.
as with all fragrances, YMMV depending on skin chemistry.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Notes: orange blossom, white jasmine, Indian tuberose, white rose, citrus peel, hibiscus seeds, cumin and nutmeg.
This fragrance opens with the radiant aroma of orange blossoms. Citrus peel tames the blossoms' rich sweetness and adds welcome tartness to the floral. As long as the zesty citrus note is present in the head accord it is fresh and juicy, but once it is replaced by heavy white florals the accord becomes very intense again. A spicy undertone reminiscent of popcorn further modifies the accord into something sweet and spicy, dry and sunny. Serge Lutens created a scent which is not as fresh and flowery as most orange blossom offerings and which therefore can be worn by anyone. Despite its array of heady floral notes the fragrance loses steam rather fast and after roughly four hours it vanishes.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Years ago, I was on vacation in Florida, riding in the back seat of a convertible with my eyes closed, just relaxing and enjoying the sunshine, when my senses were suddenly overwhelmed by the most beatiful, exquisite scent imaginable. I opened my eyes and saw that wre were driving past an orange grove and all the orange trees were in full bloom.
I never thought I would recapture that scent until today, when I tried Fleurs D'Oranger. I'm generally not a fan of white flower scents (too heavy, too cloying, too sweet) but this is truly lovely. Bravo, Serge Lutens.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
The impact of this perfume is strong. Strong in the sense of actually sort of old-lady, like moth balls even, similar to the opening of Tubereuse Criminelle. It has that sort of twangy, vintagey funk that I have come to appreciate from SL. I enjoy this. However, the initial strength of the fragrance is like getting slapped in the face with some kid leather gloves of a regal lady (OK, perhaps a transvestite). There is a certain audacious, seductive and extremely over-the-top glamour I can't escape from in my mind when wearing this fragrance.
It's certainly a diva. And she's quite eccentric, but still gorgeous. There is a very regal quality to the neroli which is flamboyantly overdramatic, the orange blossom is true to the flower in its petal-softness, but this fragrance is still the -idea- of an orange blossom, in a highly stylized form, not at all trying to imitate nature.
This is a perfume that can be chameleon-like, it is certainly modern, and is worn as well at a theatre performance as it is to a yoga class. What I love is the radiant sillage. It wears on and on, and stays lovely. It has just the right amount of throw to be smelled by people at 2 or 3 arms lengths away, yet is not overpowering (after the first hour at least). =0)
It really retains it's loveliness even through conditions of extreme heat and humidity, I tested it well by wearing it through sweat inside in no AC in 100 degree heat doing yoga for 1.5 hours and it still lasted a total of 8 hours on my skin. Overall, I'd have to say it's a winner, for those who are fans of SL it's a must-try.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
Let's start by stating that this is not a light citrus scent as the name implies. I am used to orange blossoms being sunny and bright. These orange blossoms are almost medicinal and seem to be past their prime. The initial spritz is heavy with this odd orange aroma, other white flowers, and something that seems sweaty (is this the cumin that some people mention?). The first thirty minutes almost put me into scrubbing zone as it doesn't start well. However, the drydown becomes much more pleasant, lighter, and easy to wear on the body. It's hard to love it as the beginning is just so polarizing. It's a true Jeckyl/Hyde fragrance for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
i love it. it is hot white flower with cumin and funk mixed in. this is super dirty sexy perfume. i like it on humid summer nights.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
This is definitely very different from all the other neroli fragrances that exist in the market today ( e.g Annick Goutal,Jo Malone even L'Artisan's neroli versions), as this is not green and fresh but a deep, sensual and spicy neroli. It is a floral oriental which is rather strong and perfume-y and can be worn all-year around ( I would avoid it in very hot weather, tho). The neroli note is there but tuberose is also very prominent. However, the real surprise is the cumin note that gets a little too strong after a certain point but soon mellows. The sillage is great and the staying power is good. Certainly, not an easy-to-wear fragrance but an interesting and complex one. Probably full-bottle worthy!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Hazel
If one word summed up this fragrance, it would be "lovely". However, lovely isn't really my M.O. This fragrance is floral with a capital F--very heady--not fresh or realistic. As opposed to a breeze in an orchard with orange blossoms, this is like having jasmine, tuberose, and orange blossoms woven into a dress that you have to wear all day. That's not to say this fragrance is unpleasant, it's just way too much for my anti-floral tastes. I was hoping for some cumin to kick in, or for the tuberose to smooth things over a bit more. Serge Lutens is my favorite perfumer, but this scent just isn't my style.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I am having a dizzying love affair with Serge Lutens’s “Fleurs d’Oranger”…
The orange trees are blooming here in Phoenix and I ritualistically die and am reborn with every contraction of my lungs… My neighborhood and all of its occupants, animal, vegetable and mineral, are unwittingly under the bittersweet enchantment of this hypnotic bloom. It’s impossibly perfect accord is the underpinning to the whispers of spring and everything that could ever hope to call itself love…
Lutens’s “Fleurs d’Oranger” in my opinion, is the truest equal I’ve ever smelled to the mystifying ‘real deal’. And it’s sumptuous any way you lay it down…
I’ve layered “Fleurs d’Oranger” over Lutens’s “Ambre Sultan” and then finished off the duet with Keiko Mecheri’s blood orange siren, “Sanguine”…
The effect? Immediate transport to the velvety succulent stratosphere that lives beyond rapture …
But the fragrance alone… “Fleurs d’Oranger”…weeping the lyrics of its bittersweet aria… reaches into my chest, seizes my heart with its gossamer fist, and makes me confess every crime against love that I’ve ever committed…
And then… at once…
And so it will be that the all too short season of the blossoming orange tree will live on in liquid and mist…
I shall wear Fleurs d’Oranger whenever I wish to languish…
Or whenever I need to confess…
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I purchased a small decant sample of this a couple of months ago, and finally decided to purchase a bottle. How much I enjoy this perfume came as a surprise for me. I generally like woody, musky, or spicy scents. Some of my standby favorites are Donna Karan Chaos, Coco Chanel, etc...and I will sometimes wear men's fragrances. I am generally not a fan of the super floral scents, or so I thought. Although Fleur d'orange is definitely a floral, there is none of the instant migraine in a bottle that accompanies so many floral fragrances. For me, Fleur D'Orange is instant Prozac in a bottle. I love the uplifting nature of this fragrance. It is a very sociable scent. There is no moodiness or hautiness that I usually prefer in my perfumes. It is definitely a nice balance to my collection, and I will definitely be wearing it this spring. The sillage is quite strong, so it might be a bit much during the warmer months. But I personally think wearing this during a dreary winter day is delightful. It definitely has me walking on the sunnier side of the street. The lasting power is quite good as well. I can still smell it faintly after 10 hours. I don't really consider Fleur D'Orange to be overly complex. There is no real change of character on me throughout the wearing. I do think, however, that this is a masterfully done formula. It is a beautifully simple, well-balanced floral that I absolutely love.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is a 3+ because it is nice but alas it is also average. I adore Orange Flower done well and although this is done nicely, it does not even compare to Victoria's Secret's LACE! That is Orange Flower perfection. My husband LOVES Lace and could find no similiarites between SL's version of Orange Flower and VS's. He didn't even realize it was the same flower!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
There're just so many mainstream designer fragrances available over counters these days with in-your-face scents and loud ugly bottles it's refreshing to actually find one which doesn't try to distract from the actual scent itself. I love the simple rectangular bottle and the fact that it comes with a screw-on cap and separate spray nozzle for you to screw on yourself only after opening - I'd read something abt how alcohol can evaporate through spray openings and change the scent of the perfume, so I guess what they're trying to prevent is that. That says tons abt Serge Lutens' dedication to the craft really.
On the scent itself, it's not sickeningly sweet and fruity, but quietly Parisian, if you could describe a scent that way. I wouldn't immediately think of orange blossoms though, but if everyone says it is, then it must be. It can smell slightly cosmetic-ky yet at the same time entirely organic (it's probably not though :)) If you want something playful and cute, this is NOT IT. If you want something elegant, classy and womanly, you need to get 20 bottles of this.
I love this; I'd been wanting to get it for ages but the price put me off. I finally decided to get this and I don't think I'll ever stop now :)