Reviews and Problems with Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau
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The "woody yummy" scent
3 August 2012
Summary: Is it a new genre? The "woody yummy"? The opening is wonderful - loads of cedarwood and incense , but the heart is too much of a "gourmandise" fragrance for me: burnt almonds and buttered cookies. I don't get any licorice from this scent, neither do I smell apricot or osmanthus (all mentioned in the pyramide).
Summary: Bread Notes, Spices, Licorice, Apricot, Immortelle, Sandalwood, Woody Notes, Amber. Imagine Serge Lutens releasing an eccentric fragrance the likes of Jeux de Peau? I know, it's a real stretch, but that's exactly how I consider this particular scent. Jeux de Peau conjures up the image of a non-passable cross dresser since the fragrance itself is akin to a masculinized perfume for women that smells better on a man. Confused?
Summary: I love JdP, it is an unusual fragrance that I find comforting, but by no means bland. It sits close to the skin and I have to reapply through the day but it is well worth it. Although it may be thought of as a fragrance more suited to the Winter it works well in the sunshine, memories of little bakeries, sun cream and the dusty game of Petanque
Summary: When I first smelled the top notes in this perfume I was not sure that I cared for it but the middle notes became more interesting and finally, with the base notes, I fell in love with it. I have had some persons admire it but others say it is definitely not for them. I think it could well be a scent for men or women but not one for the person who loves a light, sweet flowery perfume.
Summary: Just got my sample today. The first thing i get is a burst of a milky sandalwood followed by amber and cedarwood notes. All together, they use my skin viciously as their playground. I consider Jeux de Peau an intelectual fragrance by its abstractionism and very unique, with a smoky, musky vibe. This softness hides a huge sillage and lasts all day, like all niche frag should do. Jeux de Peau is warming and inviting, more contemplative than sexy.
Summary: I adore this scent but it won't be to everyone's taste. To my nose, most contemporary perfumes are way too shouty. Jeaux de Peau doesn't do predatory - it's playful and secretive - but less appealing when overdone. Used with discretion, it stays close to the skin - toasty, a little bit naughty and...inviting. Serge Lutens calls it a remedy for solitude. The bottle offers choice of spray or splash. I find that spraying has a negative effect on the smell.
Summary: I had been lucky enough to sample Jeux de Peau while in France a few weeks ago and had to own a bottle of it. I was charmed by the slight burnt note, the milky facets and the drydown very akin to a skin scent. On me, sillage is quite low, but it is such an intimate scent that I don't care for projection. I find the scent difficult to classify, and am sure it is not to everyone's taste. However, as with most of Lutens's creations, those who love it will want to own it.