Thursday, August 12, 2010
Serge Lutens Datura Noir: Review
But then the magic started to happen, the intoxicating, heady florals transforms into something exceptional, so delicious but inedible. I want to say creamy but it is more velvety, soft and dense, it is a beautiful combination of coconut, almonds and tonka bean. There is also a 'happy' element of the mildest of citrus notes which makes me smile. Tuberose and white flowers which are the heart, soul and base of the fragrance are present throughout and not lost anywhere. I am not torn between the two, the florals and the creamy notes are blended seamlessly well. Lasts for some hours in same dose!
One unique thing about this fragrance is that it is constantly changing. Some of the notes emerge from time to time, to stand out more than the others, it matches the current morphing weather of Adelaide from winter to spring! It's been chilly and breezy with the Sun peeping out every now and then which is a warm welcome amidst the gloomy winter. The light creaminess is just right for the chill and the white flowers unfold when it is bright and sunny!
This stunner as I understand is not for all round the year, it needs a mood and a weather to go with it. But it is making me smile in the last couple days.