A fragrance named after an insulating material? That’s what “laine de verre” means: glass wool. Trust Serge Lutens to find inspiration in the most perverse corners of the olfactory universe… His third offering in the Eaux series expresses “a domestic quarrel between my feminine and my masculine” sides, the maestro explains: the Lord of Glass, offering the ferns and flowers etched on his body by frost to the Lady of Wool.
The result is as playfully weird and avant-garde as you’d expect, with a huge aldehydic burst in the top notes – the odorant equivalent of orange soda pop bubbles fizzing in your nose. A whiff of ozone, the slightest hint of metal-tinge rose… There are shards of glass in that ball of mohair wool!
But just when you’re shivering, the “wool” half of the equation kicks in, or rather, rises in a fuzzy haze of musk and cashmeran – one of the most attractive and complex synthetic notes, musky, woody, ambery with comforting a hint of dustiness...
Laine de Verre is a paradox: appealing to the most daring of perfume lovers, attractive to those who like their scents to be clean and crisp.
Laine de verre Notes Citrus notes, aldehydes, musks, cashmeran