Friday, April 6, 2012
Un Bois Sepia by Serge Lutens
Un Bois Sepia doesn't possess what I would call a great opening. At least to me, it smells nothing like I would expect from a perfume in this price range. It's rather ordinary and far removed from anything associated with being decadent.
This doesn't mean I don't like it or that Un Bois Sepia is without merit. Sure, this has been around long enough for numerous opinions to be in the books. Most seem to be of the dislike variety, but I don't share that sentiment after wearing this 3 times. I also don't love it in spite of my affinity for woodies.
Much more masculine than anticipated, Un Bois Sepia implements an interesting woods accord. The Cypress is definitely to my liking, but I can't say I realize much sandal except hints of it in the extended drydown.
This is an uncomplicated woody at an expensive price point. It's this that stops me from considering a future purchase, although I do like the overall aroma. Sillage is average with longevity at about 5 hours on me. Thumbs up from Aromi for the Serge's Un Bois Sepia and with a strong recommendation to sample in lieu of purchase. This is a try before you buy....... even for die hard Lutens aficionados.