Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Serge Lutens Wax Sample Haiku #23: Une Voix Noire

pickle juice and sweat
the jeans of a homeless man
a ferris wheel ride


  1. Whereas my meager little review only suggested it's badness, this evokes the badness in a big way! Great job.

    1. I had a feeling that you might like this one, Deb! ;-)

      I have not tried the liquid perfume, but I cannot say that I have a lot of motivation to do so at this point, having read your review and others' as well. I was pretty sure that Le Grand Serge had snuck some cumin into this one, though it's not listed among the notes. He seems to have a veritable cumin penchant. lol

      Some people have claimed to detect civet. To me, it's just a homeless man's dirty jeans. I was going to make the first line "dirty underwear", a phrase which fortuitously--and felicitously--happens to contain five syllables! But then I decided that it was ambiguous and might make people think of a lady's soiled lingerie, whereas to me, this was definitely a homeless man's dirty jeans!

  2. Hmm... I get a feeling you didn't care much for this one ;)

    I had some hopes for Une Voix Noire since I like gardenia in perfumes but NO. This one wasn't even close to an acceptable perfume for me.

    1. I don't want to jump to conclusions, but based on the wax sample experience, I'm not optimistic... ;-)

      I have noticed in a few of these cases that after a sometimes difficult initial experience, the perfume ends up smelling pretty good quite a bit later. That did not happen in this case, however.

      Oh well, wouldn't we all be in trouble if we fell madly in love with every perfume we tried! The same holds for relationships, it seems to me: imagine if everyone else fell for our vSO! ;-)--I got that acronym from you, btw, Undina!

    2. Yes, we definitely don't want anybody else (leave alone everyone) to fall for our vSO - even though we know they are the best ;)


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