Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Little Bottle of Horrors - Serge Lutens Datura Noir

This isn't a real review of Serge Lutens Datura Noir, because in order to write one I'd have to wear it again for several days, testing it indoors and out, during the day and when going out at night. Believe me, there's no chance I'll be doing that any time soon. Or ever.

I sniffed, sprayed and tried it on a few times over the last couple of years, mostly getting that "It doesn't really work for me" feeling, washed it off and moved on. A few weeks ago I gave it another try, put on a hefty spritz on my wrist and waited. It was bad.

I can't really speak of notes. It started as white flowers and ended with white flowers, only 1000 times bigger, like Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors, threatening to swallow me whole. I'm not a big fan of these florals to begin with, but this was worse than any other scent I've tried. Instead of turning creamy, buttery, fading into the woods or any of the other tricks tuberose is known to play, here the florals just got bigger, louder, banshee-er. It screamed. Or maybe it was my poor skin begging for mercy.


  1. isn't it ironic that the scents we like the least are the ones that tend to explode the most and last the longest on our skin?! for me, it's always perfumes with patchouli that last the longest-- and patchouli is the note i despise the most. :) typical...!

  2. Yikes!

    Sounds awful!

    nikki c is right- some of the worst ones I have smelled had the half life of nuclear waste and were impervious to washing. Like Blue Sugar. Gak.


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