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Fille en Aiguilles

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$7.00

Fille en Aiguilles was launched in 2009 by Serge Lutens and is one of my favourite fragrances in the line.
 
It opens with medicinal, resiny, pine and camphorous, earthy vetiver. But this isn’t the cold, astringent pine scent of cleaning products or cheap air fresheners. Nope, the pine in Fille is slightly sweetened with a note of dried berries, a Lutens signature, and then warmed with frankincense and spices - I smell cumin.
 
This is a beautiful blend, to be sure, but what takes it to the next level is that the beauty of the pine note is enhanced with vetiver and fir rather than tempered or tamed by them. What you get isn’t a suggestion of pine, but a clearing in a conifer forest, warmed a little by dappled sunlight, with a carpet of pine needles beneath your feet and the faint smell of dried wild berries in the air.
 
Fille en Aiguilles translates as ‘girl in needles’ a reference to high heels. These days, this fille rarely wears high heels, but she loves smelling like she’s standing in a pine forest.

 
Notes: Pine needles, vetiver, laurel, balsam fir, cumin, frankincense, berries.
 
Type: EDP - Haute Concentration
 
Parfumeur: Christopher Sheldrake

Price: $7.00
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