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Serge Lutens Boxeuses EDP Perfume Review

Serge Lutens Boxeuses bell jar

Serge Lutens Boxeuses is a perfume in the exclusive range. I try to avoid testing perfumes that I can’t get my hands on, but a sample of this ended up in my hands. And I’m happy it did.

Boxeuses (female boxers…um, OK) opens with a plum juiciness with a hint of tart citrus that reminds me a bit of a Serge Lutens’ more somber version of the opening of Mugler Womanity EDP.  And there’s more, of course. I get the vanilla and the candied licorice of Serge Lutens Un Bois de Vanille. There’s a dash of dry woods, subtle leather, and sweet anise. I would say that Boxeuses is a simple fragrance but I enjoy that. Plum and leather belong together. The dry down is more of a dry woods, balsamic vanilla, a sweeter plum, and more leather.  They dry woods are more noticeable at the dry down.

Boxeuses reminds me a few things, mainly a few other Serge Lutens; however, it is its own. It does come across as something new.

Clara Bow boxing

Notes listed include woody notes, leather notes, plum and licorice.

Give Boxeuses a try if you like the oriental style of Serge Lutens perfumes. Or if you looking for a “soft leather” fragrance. Or if you like Serge Lutens Un Bois de Vanille, Chanel Cuir de Russie, Chanel Sycamore, Theirry Mugler Womanity, Nez à Nez L’Etre Reve, and/or Prada Candy. Boxeuses is unisex but I do classify it as a “feminine leather” fragrance. It isn’t as burnt or “rugged” as other leather scents. Boxeuses is sweeter and softer. Which actually bothers me with its name. It says that female boxers give gentle, little flirty punches instead of knocking you out like other leather scents do…

I find that this scent has average projection and longevity.

You can find more info on the scent at Serge Lutens. It retails for 125€ and it’s worth trying if you’re in Europe.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONPlum and leather. This is my type of “casual” scent.

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*Sample obtained by me. One of those mystery samples, can’t remember where I got it. Product pic from Ça Fleure Bon. Clara Bow in Rough House Rosie pic from www.snapped-garters.blogspot.com.

6 thoughts on “Serge Lutens Boxeuses EDP Perfume Review

  1. Hmm, I never thought about the name in that regard; I can see why it irks you a bit. Glad to hear you like the fragrance, though … it’s one of the Serge Lutens I would really like to own someday (but a couple others came first in the gotta-owna-bottle department).

    1. Admittedly, I’m being hypercritical and I’ve probably spent too much time in the PNW. It’s a minor irk, really 🙂
      I do like this fragrance and I’d love to have a larger bottle. But, that to-buy list keeps getting longer and longer…

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