Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles EDP Perfume Review

Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles

Fille en Aiguilles is the best pine fragrance ever made.

Fille en Aiguilles opens with spiced apple cider, snow on pine trees and a flickering fire. This is an atmosphere; Fille en Aiguilles is a place. It’s a picturesque chalet in the mountains and you’re by the fire looking out the window, watching water droplets roll down fir branches and icicles morph into longer, glistening shapes. You feel the steam of warm apple cider hit your cheeks before you take a sip. The feel of spices and warm liquid roll down the back of your tongue. Comfort in the cold. This is Fille en Aiguilles – spiced gingery cider, pine needles, balsamic sap and warm resins. A crackle from the fire with a little bit of smoke…and a base of warm, cozy musk.

Adrienne Eames

Notes listed include pine needles, vetiver, sugary sap, laurel, fir balsam, frankincense  candied fruit and spice. Launch date 2009.

Give Fille en Aiguilles a try if you want a spicy forest fragrance. Or if you like perfumes like Bois 1920 Sushi Imperiale, Brandy, Costamor Tabacca, and/or L’Artisan Parfumeur Fou d’Absinthe. Fille en Aiguilles is unisex and an awesome fragrance for winter or when you want to smell winter.

Fille en Aiguelles has above average projection and longevity.

The 1.7 oz bottle retails for $140 at Beautyhabit and Harrods (UK). Sometimes you can find it on Fragrancenet discounted.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONPicturesque mountain chalet surrounded by snow. Spices and evergreens. A masterpiece.

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*Product pic from Basenotes. Adrienne Ames  pic from www.fanpix.net. Post contains an affiliate links. Thanks!

17 thoughts on “Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles EDP Perfume Review

  1. The SA at Barneys’ mixed this with Bois et Fruites and it was wonderful! I can’t afford both but if you have them, go for it!

  2. Glad you liked this! I do too. I get a lot of churchy incense in it alongside the pines, which is pretty much always a good thing in my book. One of those that bridges the territory between outdoor and indoor smells nicely, as your chalet imagery indicates.

    • I’m a heathen with no church incense experiences ;) Many people have told me that this is a Christmas mass scent for them. I can see that. The resins read more fireplace than church to me because of my experiences/lack of experiences. Regardless it smells great!

  3. I love this stuff! It’s the first Lutens I bought. I can see myself using it up pretty quickly. It’s a wonderful winter scent. Your imagery is beautiful.

  4. I own 2 cheapo pine scents, Krizia Uomo and Aqua di Selva. They are OK. . I am still yet to find one, which is earthy, transparent and airier, like the one my mom used to burn on cold winter days. I am from India, and we use Pine oil as an antiseptic, and for aromatic treatments. These oils are generally form Pine needles, which have a more naturalistic green scent compared to pine leaves. Thanks for the review, as you descried my Holy Grail pine scent, and the smell I loved as a kid. Fille en Aiguilles, definitely needs sampling.

    • Fille en Aiguilles is like an environment. Unlike other pine scents it spicier and smokier (almost like sap at the dry-down), not like clean and green like so many pines.

      If you haven’t tried L’Artisan Fou d’Absinthe, try it too. It’s too masculine for me to wear but it’s a gorgeous “dry” pine that reminds me of dried pine needles.

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