After circling around it for several years, I finally got a bottle of Serge Lutes Fleurs d'Oranger. I've always kicked myself that I never got a bottle of the L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger, but it was not ever available here when I wanted it. Maybe one day....
Anyway, the Serge is exactly how you would think it would smell, coming from Serge.
I've really pull back on buying stuff lately, if you noticed. A good thing. The Fleurs d'Oranger was at a price point I was willing to pay for it.
Next week Barneys is having their seasonal bag sale. I sorta promised this sales assistant there I would buy a bottle of Le Labo Gaiac 10.... so if one is available, I guess I'm getting that... Last year, by the time I got there, it was gone. There is plenty of other stuff I could get.
O also ordered some samples from Surrender to Chance. A bunch of Serges I had never smelled: Sarrasins, La Vierge de Fer, Santal de Mysore, and Vetiver Oriental. I also got a (very small) sample of Shiseido's long-lost Nombre Noir which, after a brief dab, smells very perfume-y on me.
Photos from us.sergelutens.com.