Fille En Aiguilles Eau de Parfum 50ml
A divine walk in the woods
A marvelous elixir paying homage to the great pine tree..
The pursuit of a truly authentic wood scent is a lengthy chase, with most mainstream fragrances houses popping in a heavy dose of floral or citric notes to make it 'palatable' to the modern nose. In Fille en Aiguilles, Serge Lutens has created a fragrance that offers no compromise. It is a majestic great waft of thick, syrupy, resinous, sweet, dark wood that oozes the true sensation of a stroll through a hot pine forest in the searing heat of the Mediterranean.
It journeys me back to the Extremadura Mountains in Palma Mallorca where i lingered, eyes closed, amongst the Pine trees inhaling the scent of their woody secretions. Is it possible the create the smell of 'heat'? It's as close as possible in Fille en Aiguilles, where the Bay Leaf and spices add a subtle spicy heat to the woods, ensuring a comforting wrap of uplifting emotion.
With every spritz of this wonderful juice I'll be transported far far away..
August 28, 2012
More complex than it sounds
This proved to be a more subtle and lingering fragrance than I expected. It wasn't a one-note novelty. Yes, there was a definite hit of pine forest at first, but as it dried down my next reaction was "churches." There's an incense note in there, and -- odd as this might sound -- hot solder. (Solder, the kind you use on electronic circuit boards, might not sound like an attractive smell, but it has irresistible incense undertones.) The incense becomes slightly sweeter after an hour or so, and settles into wood and herbs, but for me it stayed mostly true to the forest fragrance. If you liked Lauder's Alliage, then you'll probably love this, except it doesn't have Alliage's sharper top notes or powdery finish. It remains wood and incense to the end.
July 7, 2012
The sensual forest
This fragrance plays with contrasts. It changes between brigt and dark, light and shadow, fresh and warm. The fresh, balmy pine notes becomes sweet. Later, when incense and spices take their part, becomes smoky and difuse. The deep lush green develops into a impenetrable and dense black forest plenty of sheer sensuality.
February 29, 2012
As the name suggests it is a pine fragrance and that pretty much all you get! There is no change in the smell throughout its life which is great if you love pine but it can get abit 'air freshener' after a bit.
I do get a hint of gingerbread in it aswell, I don't think its in the note breakdown but there is something hidden in with the pine that is noticeable, somewhat bitter.
As with most Serge Lutens, the longevity is good, aprox 7hrs on me, its no chergui but I will be adding this to my collection.
I imagine this is what Hansel and Gretel would smell eating the gingerbread house in the middle of a pine forest.
This frag is no fairytale but quite a distinct smell that would get as many haters as it would lovers but for a pure pine scent this is the best!
December 10, 2011