UPDATE: Ok, I waited two weeks before I wrote an update, because I want to be as fair as I can.
I'm glad to say the situation has greatly improved (maybe there was something wrong with my nose when I just got this - maybe I was drunk - whatever). I've been wearing this on and off for two weeks and I can actually smell it on me now. What's more, people around me can smelling it (and no, I'm not bathing in it; it's too expensive). I also can smell it on my clothes the day after. It's still not nearly as lasting as I want my scents to be, but it is definitely an improvement. I can now say I enjoy it. I upped it to 4 lippies because I don't have a 3.5 option. I also changed the re-purchase thingy to 'Yes.' I feel better recommending it now. If you're not into the ultra-sweet,- ultra-"young" flowery-fruity scents, try this. It IS beautiful.
Hubby gave me this as anniversary present and I was over the moon because I am a huge fan of Serge Lutens. So imagine my devastation when I sprayed it on ... and nothing. No, really. I am not kidding you. The scent disappeared before it dried on my skin (and my skin is usually quite receptive to scents ... when they're done properly). I couldn't believe it. The whiff I got was delightful. This is similar to Voyage d'Hermes (one of my faves) in that it is a fresh, lovely, invigorating summer scent, without the annoyingly repetitive citrus notes, so pervasive in 99% of summer scents, HE or LE. But the staying power leaves everything to be desired. I literally have to hose myself down with this if I want it to last anything. And at the price they ask for it (hubby got me the large bottle, bless him) is just ridiculous. Oh, and the return policies suck big time, too. Can't return scents if the bottle has been opened (well, if somebody here knows a way to judge a scent and how it reacts on one's skin w/o opening the bottle, please let me know). They claim "this helps them maintain strict quality control guidelines, and ensures that every fragrance shipped is in 100% original condition," if you please. "Re-shipped" is what I guess they have in mind. Saddle an unsuspecting buyer with the same bottle rejected by a previous customer (at an exorbitant price). It's easier than taking customer dissatisfaction directly to the company. As I said, I adore SL (I have several of his scents), but he's not God. He flunks ti now, and then, like all human beings, and he should know about it.
I suppose I will be told by the usual helpful crowd that I should have sampled it first. Well, I couldn't. It was a surprise gift from hubby. One doesn't sample surprises. The very idea is an oxymoron.
The only reason for this rant is that I want it to be a warning to others. If you are interested in this scent (and it IS lovely), please sample it first and you make sure you are truly satisfied with it before you shell out the money. I hope you have better luck than I.