Summary: I spritzed this on the back of one arm today at Blue Mercury...holy hell. No wonder I hadn't tried this one before - I forgot there's tuberose in it. It started off with that dried fruit accord that I get from a lot of Lutens and that I passionately detest. So, a spiced dried fruit and tuberose monster that actually left me a little nauseated and sparked a headache.
Summary: Spray yourself with a big tuberose perfume of the 80's (Giorgio, Carolina Herrera, Fred Hayman 273, first-edition Chloe). Then go out for a night of absolute, wretched debauchery. Smoking, drinking, dancing, having sex, fighting, getting lost in bad parts of town, losing continence, upchucking, and finally collapsing, still dressed, into a fleabag motel at dawn. When you wake up, bleary-eyed and covered in myriad bodily fluids, you will smell like Cedre.
Summary: Every now and then I smell a perfume and all I get is an ugly grape jelly note - this is one of those instances. I couldn't wait to wash it off. I love Chene and Chergui - but this is literally annoying.
Summary: I was excited to try this Serge Lutens that had two of my favorite fragrances in it - tuberose and cedar. I put it on, smelled, and couldn't believe how bad it smelle! A definite scrubber and very disappointing!
Summary: This scent recalls memories of playing as a kid and skinning my knee. And there's my mother with a band-aid in one hand and mecurichrom in the other. (You know this medicine that all our mom's used to paint on cuts when you were a kid that stained your skin orange?) Awful. It brought tears to my eyes (and I really love medicinal scents!). Drydown was a juicyfruit stick of gum with a touch of mint. Double ick.
Summary: Tried it twice and ended up running to the bathroom to wash it off both times. The first time it was summer, so I thought I'd give it a second try in winter. It just doesn't work for me. I love cedar, but all I got was overpowering tuberose and something else I couldn't handle. Someone mentioned 'pencil shavings', that's pretty close to what I smelled along with the tuberose.
Summary: I remember finding mushrooms growing under the floor mat of my VW when I was in college. Sure it was wet in the NW, but I thought all those puddles that followed me into the car would just dry out. My car heater worked. But no. Together that winter we made mushrooms. I found other things there too, beneath the saturated wool fiber mat.. candy my 4 year old niece left behind, and a lush mildewy odor. That's what Cedre is.
Summary: I can find a redeeming quality in most things, for this fragrance the biggest selling point is the lasting power. It goes on and on and on. For hours. Even through a shower of vigorous scrubbing. That said this is one of the most nauseating perfumes I have ever tried. The beginning was a woody floral, not too bad. It then became syrupy sweet on me, blasting tuberose and sawdust. So so sweet, it was really sickening.
Summary: I am such a big Serge Lutens lover I hate to do this but this can only be described as gawdawful. I had convinced my mind long before I tried it that I would love it deeply. The reviews below. I ran immediately when there were only positive reviews below to obtain this, this what I imagined to be a once in a lifetime perfume. I will have to say it might be nice for a man as long as I didn't have to be around this particular man for extended periods of time.
Summary: Nothing, only masculine, heavens above and not a nice masculine. I am so aware that what I'm about to say is only about my chemistry but the first 30 minutes I had it on ( kudos for SL and his COMPLEX scents) I kept thinking I had steppen in doggy doo. Just a little whiff every now and then. Distant, as if it is not on my shoe but someone else in the room. In the beginning I did check people's shoes out. Sadly I realized it one of the complex and evolving notes in Cedre.