European Trip 2012 – Day 1 (Paris)

A great day in Paris.

Started at Serge Lutens – smelled and got samples of two new ones- Santal Majuscule and Une voix noire (hard to choose which one I like better). Stopped by The Nose – a really cool store with a great concept. Picked up Marc Buxton Black Angel and smelled everything there. I lucked into meeting one of the owners, who gave me a tour of downstairs.

Fragrance Reviews

Etat Libre d’Orange Fils De Dieu Du Riz et Des Agrumes Fragrance Review

Etat Libre d'Orange Fils De Dieu Du Riz et Des Agrumes* Fils de Dieu goes on like a cocktail (possible a mojito) with citrus, coconut, ginger, and green notes blending together.

* The name means “Son of God, the rice and citrus.”

* As it develops, it smells even more like a mojito with lime and vanilla joining in as the coconut note increases in intensity.

* This wears differently on me sometimes.  It’s gone in a floral direction a few times with rose and jasmine coming up.  Other times the mojito gets dosed with a foody notes of cinnamon, cardamom, and rice.

* The mojito drifts away as vanilla and amber form the base with a soft leather and musk chiming in.

Summary:   When I was in Paris last year at Eldo boutique in the Marais, I got to sniff this and it was referred to as Filipino Houseboy.  I am guessing they renamed it because they were afraid that it might be considered offensive.  Seeing as this is the same brand that released Secretions Magnifiques, arguably the most offensive fragrance ever made, I am unclear as to why they changed the name.  I love this scent and plan to buy a bottle as it is light enough for summer wear as an Eau du cologne but has enough weight to stick around.  Fils de Dieu could be considered office-friendly in light doses.  If you spray on too much, it does start to project loudly.  Longevity is strong, more than 8 hours.

Fils de Dieu is available at Lucky Scent , Min New York , Henri Bendel and other select boutiques.

Disclaimer:  Sample provided by Luckyscent.  My opinions are my own and I am not financially compensated for this review or any others. Image from