On Tuesday February 27th 2007 at the Ministry of Culture, Serge Lutens entered the ordre des Arts et des Lettres as a Commandeur in recognition of his life-long pursuit of beauty and art and contribution to the art of perfumery.
Serge Lutens said that "Beauty does not care about morality. It stands as its own moral, its own truth. Many have attempted to pin it down with words, feelings, works or art; but always it escapes and transforms itself beyond our desires and when we think we are holding it, it is already gone"
Source: Fashion Mag.fr