Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle

Effectively should you tuned in final week you should have famous that this weeks overview was purported to be a part of that one. However I acquired so into my flirtation with Fracas that I plum didn’t really feel prefer it. Not that by the top of the week Fracas grew to become cuddly or nothin’- fairly the alternative. It was simply as Fracas as she wanna be. I feel I used to be simply turning into extra prefer it, as scary a thought as that could be, However I did have the pattern from StC of Tubéreuse Criminelle, and wanted to jot down one thing, so onward.

Tubéreuse Criminelle got here out in 1999, throughout what is going to little question be remembered because the salad days of the model. One other certainly one of Christopher Sheldrake’s creations underneath the auspices of Lutens, it’s maybe one of many oddest. Lutens web site describes it as “a toxic, carnal and lethal fragrance.” Again within the day Patty wrote of it as a “automobile wreck.” I known as it on PST the post-modern Fracas, which can be diminishing each. I prefer it’s crazed opening of menthol and gasoline, which fades because the tuberose comes ahead. Whereas Fracas’ tuberose is heat, buttery and to some overwhelming, Tubéreuse Criminelle delivers it’s white flowers chilled, nonetheless with a whiff of menthol and wrapped in a nonetheless barely oily leather-based. It’s as if Marlon Brando circa “The Wild One” pulled up on his Triumph Thunderbird, nonetheless smelling of his Kool, to ship you flowers. That he probably stole from a funeral bower on his approach over. However it’s the thought that counts, and it’s 1952 Marlon Brando. In leather-based. Taking a look at you want that. Oh my..

Virtually 25 years later it hasn’t modified a lot from what I bear in mind: the mint appears extra lasting and that oily opening is rather less so, however that may very well be the truth that it isn’t 1999 and I do know what to anticipate. I by no means fell to getting a full bottle of this, when it was an unique within the bell jar there have been too many others that I’d leap by that exact hoop for first (and did), and when it was in a 50ML bottle at Barneys, er, I used to be distracted by one thing shiny. In the present day? Perhaps..

Okay, your flip. Have you ever tried this one? A favourite white flower fragrance you wish to inform us about? Does tuberose make you wish to run away? Tell us within the feedback.

Tubéreuse Criminelle is on the market on the Lutens web site at $375 for 100ML, much less at another on-line retailers. I acquired my pattern from Give up to Probability. Pictures from Pexels and Wikimedia Commons