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La Fille de Berlin

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Launched in 2013, La Fille de Berlin by Serge Lutens is a gorgeous rose scent that I can’t get enough of. I smelled it and had to have a bottle right away. Oh, buying this ruby red juice was such a smart move, even if I do say so myself. Every time I get a whiff of it on my arm, I fall more deeply in love with it and anytime someone else gets a whiff of it they want a bottle of it too.

La Fille de Berlin opens with rose so deep, luscious and fleshy you could fall into it until a metallic tang from pink and black pepper breaks your fall. As it blooms, the rose gets thick, dark and jammy. I smell berries – red currant and blackberries - and violets while that metallic note shimmers lightly in and out of the background. Musk at the base gives it a real animal magnetism that’s just shy of dirty, but bawdy enough to make you keep wanting to smell it.

The drydown is rose, a dark, deep rose, that’s seductively animalic while being refined and polished.

Lutens and nose Christopher Sheldrake, certainly have a way with roses. Their Sa Majesté la Rose and Rose de Nuit are among my favourite frags and La Fille de Berlin take it place right up there with them.

Notes: rose, violet, pink and black pepper, violet, red currants, blackberries  musk

Type: EdP

Parfumeur: Christopher Sheldrake

Price: $6.00