Niche Perfumery LA VIERGE DE FER by Serge Lutens

LA VIERGE DE FER by Serge Lutens

08/29/13 12:40:26 (12 comments)

by: Elena Knezhevich


Serge Lutens has announced the launch of his new fragrance, Vierge de Fer ("Iron Maiden"), in September 2013. The fragrance will be available in bell jars of 75 ml EDP.


Let there be light! And darkness no more. He who wishes does not have a black soul! “I will come as a thief …” said Christ; certainly in silence and probably, for him, wearing shoes. To deserve his title, the Thief must act under the wide-open eye of the absent owners. In this case, it is not that tenuous eye with which Cain stares without regret, but another, which in some way will make an accomplice of Abel. If the fetishes, idols and charms of the Museum of Man, in Paris, had not met the 20th century, everyone would have missed that incredible mockery of Eros which The Young Ladies of Avignon certainly is. “The Negros had understood that everything which surrounds us is our enemy,” the wizard Picasso said to his paintbrush. Who, if not one of them, decided on life, by death, would dare, to unclench the teeth of this sex of the world: fear. Since it is the fruit of our entrails, it must be elevated. For that, not fearing incest, we will embrace it. In this way, she will give birth to our most beautiful monsters. That is how, a little rusty by dint of doubts, my steps have rejoined La vierge de fer (the Iron Maiden); that lily amongst the thorns.

Serge Lutens
 

The perfume features heady lily in all its glory, "with a mineral, hard and cold aspect that recalls the hardness of iron and incense." (Read more about the fragrance)

Source: Serge Lutens Press Release

Elena Knezhevich founded Fragrantica together with Zoran Knezevic in 2007. Since then Elena has taken care of its design and content as the Editor-in-Chief.

Elena was born in Russia, studied Slavic languages and literature in Moscow, and lived in Sarajevo and Belgrade, where the idea of Fragrantica was born. Now she resides in California.

"I have had a nomadic life style since I was born, changing homes, cities and countries. I love having this island on the Internet that I built myself, to reach from everywhere and feel at home."

 

 

 



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drugstore classics
drugstore classics

Thank you all for the illumination!

Aug
30
2013
johngreenink
johngreenink

Serge Lutens seems fascinated with flowers that are associated with Christian rituals (flowers of ceremony, Easter, death, mourning, resurrection) - he places a lot of importance into the actual flowers that he selects as inspirations for the perfumes. It's fascinating to observe - I remember looking at pictures of saints on cards, saints carrying lilies (I'm thinking of Saint Catherine, for one). But of course, Lutens rarely sees just one side of an image, and a lily is as dark as it can be light in the world of symbols. I'm sure this will be a very striking perfume, as his work is very compelling when he adds in the element of hot and cold. I'm sure the 'coolness' of this iron maiden will simultaneous pulse with warm life.

Aug
30
2013
JeanMaurice
JeanMaurice

By the way Elena, thank you for you great work on Fragrantica!

I suggest you to add on the database, Héritage de Guerlain eau de parfum. They have it only at Guerlain boutiques.

Thank you


JM

Aug
29
2013
JeanMaurice
JeanMaurice

La Vierge de Fer is representative (I am guessing) about Jeanne D'Arc. A maiden in armor.

Aug
29
2013
jeca
jeca

2ChrisInBrooklyn - this is the exact text we got from Serge Lutens, this is the way he presents his creations.

Aug
29
2013
ChrisInBrooklyn
ChrisInBrooklyn

I figured as much! ;-)

Aug
29
2013
NebraskaLovesScent
NebraskaLovesScent

I didn't work on this piece so I'm not certain, but I think we usually receive press info in English from Lutens, so I'm guessing it came from him. :-)

Aug
29
2013
ChrisInBrooklyn
ChrisInBrooklyn

I'm guessing the incomprehensible article above is either from Lutens' press release, or a Fragrantica translation thereof. Either way, strange and obscure, as ever! To reiterate pablOSO... 'Iron Maiden' will hopefully rock! ;-)

Aug
29
2013
NebraskaLovesScent
NebraskaLovesScent

Ah, Serge! Cryptic as ever. ;-)

Aug
29
2013
drugstore classics
drugstore classics

Perhaps there is something innately wrong with my understanding of French as translated to English, for I fail to grasp the meaning of most of this article. ;)

Not to mention that the quotes used herein seem to have very little relation to one another......

BUT many thanks to our hardworking Fragrantica staff for their updates on new perfumes. We appreciate YOU!

Aug
29
2013
Hamed90
Hamed90

Can't wait!!!!

Aug
29
2013
pablOSO
pablOSO

Iron Maiden?

This surely is gonna rock!

( drumroll )

Aug
29
2013

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