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|Bornéo 1834 - Serge Lutens - Eau De Parfum Femme - Collection Gratte-Ciel


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From the Gratte-ciel collection (skyscraper), Borneo 1834 eau de parfum for women is a tribute to patchouli, which was first discovered in Europe. In the 19th century, the natural spirit of patchouli was slipped into the heart of silk rolls from Indonesia. In fashion, it revealed its sumptuous fragrance to the elegant Parisian women who discovered its heady scent.

The fragrance's background 

Conceived by Serge Lutens as a collection of iconic fragrances, the design of Gratte-ciel evokes the aesthetics of the New York skyline in the 20s and 30s. Perfected in lacquered black, with edges as sharp as the tip of a Chrysler Building, this iconic bottle draws its influences from Art Deco to embody a new modernity, symbolising the avant-garde of a style at its peak. 

Here is the olfactory description of Borneo 1834 by Serge Lutens 

Top notes :

Cabbage Leaf, Galbanum, Tolu Balsam The opening of the fragrance is marked by green and resinous notes. Cabbage leaf and galbanum bring an unusual freshness, while tolu balsam adds a sweet, resinous note. 

Heart notes :

Cocoa, Tonka Bean, Iris The heart of the fragrance reveals gourmand notes of cocoa and tonka bean, creating a warm, suave sensation. Iris adds a powdery, elegant dimension. 

Base notes :

Patchouli, Benzoin, Cistus Labdanum The base notes are rich and deep with the opulence of patchouli, the sweet aroma of benzoin and the amber warmth of cistus labdanum. These notes give the fragrance its long-lasting, complex base. 

General sensation 

"Borneo 1834" evokes a sensory journey into the dense, lush jungles of Borneo. Unusual notes of cabbage leaf and galbanum bring an intriguing freshness, while gourmand notes of cocoa and tonka bean add a bewitching sweetness. The rich, resinous base notes leave a long-lasting, captivating trail. It's a fragrance that skilfully balances contrasting elements to create a unique and memorable olfactory experience. 


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