L'Eau Froide - EdP by Serge Lutens
Serge Lutens

L'Eau Froide - EdP

L’Eau Froide is true to its function: icy on application, this Eau keeps its cool. The spectral quality of its intangible aura serves to magnify this impression. The sensation of cold fulfils the promise of the name L’Eau froide, lingering on a breath of air.

Of all the raw materials available, only the frankincense from Somalia – and no other provenance – yields this impression of cold. Harvested from the Boswellia sacra, a tree that grows mainly in pre-desert areas, frankincense comes from a sap that, when it dries, looks like small pebbles of sanded glass.

These “tears of glass” exude naturally from an incision in the tree trunk. This resin is necessary to the survival of the species, considering that rain falls locally only once or twice a year. It keeps the Boswellia sacra tree – a plant that seems almost mineral – alive, in spite of the relentless rays of the sun. It is singular yet logical that this sap is used to make a fragrance determined to keep its icy cool…."Serge Lutens"

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, aquatic notes
  • Middle Notes: Olibanum, Somalian frankincense, mint
  • Base Notes: Vetiver, musk
  • Olfactive Group: Woody
  • Perfumer: Christopher Sheldrake
  • Created: 2012