Serge Lutens has introduced his latest creation, Mandarine-Mandarin just on time to seduce us for fall and perfume our autumnal days with his dreams. The perfume is part of the Eaux Anciennes Collection and belongs to the exclusive line sold only at the Salons Shiseido at the Palais Royal in Paris. The Salons ship within Europe.
The scent opens on notes of Chinese Orange and nutmeg unfolding into a heart of candied mandarin, orange peel and Lapsong-Souchong (smoky tea) and develops on a base of rock rose, labdanum, Tonka bean, and ambergris.
According to Osmoz, "The fragrance reveals an Oriental trail built around a ‘black mandarin’ note. Smoky tea, spice, candied fruit and amber tell the fragrant story of the emperor’s favorite. ‘She may not be the Mandarin’s spouse, [but] she reigns in supreme harmony over the Emperor’s very heart…"
Or to make it even more interesting, "Sorbets and candied fruits, what complexity this dream without a letter-opener reveals!"
You can visit the recently revamped website of Serge Lutens at Salons Shiseido here. Mandarine-Mandarin retails for 100 Euros for a 75 ml flacon.
Sources: Osmoz, Salons Shiseido