Born in France in 1942 Serge Lutens began a creative career at the age of fourteen in his home town of Lille. In 1962 he moved to Paris and began styling hair and make up for Vogue magazine. In 1967 he was commissioned by Christian Dior to produce a line of cosmetics. He became recognised for his work in both photography and film-making.
His first foray into the world of fragrance came in 1982, when he created Nombre Noir in collaboration with Shiseido. He redesigned their cosmetics, including the packaging and created an award-winning advertising campaign.
In the early 1990s he launched Les Salons du Palais Royal, to market creations by himself and Shiseido. Lutens took his inspiration from his home in Marrakesh. The archetypal niche perfumer, Lutens’ work is independent of fashion; he says: "A perfume can only emanate from a memory, from something you have known earlier on, or from a cultural path."
This stunning fragrance is deep, resinous scent, loaded with spices, deep amber, earthy patchouli, dark resins and quiet vanilla, all of which combine to make a visceral and raw scent experience.
A devilishly dark aroma that goes beyond sensual or coy, Ambre Sultan is flat out oozing sexuality, deeply exotic and utterly, totally and completely unforgettable.
Notes: coriander, amber, oregano, bay leaf, myrtle, angelica root, sandalwood, patchouli, benzoin, vanillaView full product details
An homage to Lutens's favorite tree, Cédre showcases the unique qualities of the precious cedarwood essence, highlighting its sensual, dare we say, carnal qualities. The deep, spicy wood accord, the very soul of a dark forest, is paired here with the creamy and voluptuous aroma of tuberose.
Notes: Cedarwood, tuberose, musk, amber and cinnamonView full product details
My first name is the name of a fabric. It strikes the right note for this fragrance.
In a similar vein, nothing can capture this scent’s spirit better than subtle "snapshots" from the past, like a forgotten glove lying on an antique chair. Incense stirred by the smell of burnt wood.
Notes: patchouli, cinnamon, amber and black woodsView full product details