Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger EDP Perfume Review

Serge Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger

I think we all have perfumes in our collection that make us feel more glamorous than our realities allow us to be. I have quite a few, especially since I’m a realist that’s in denial. However, I do love a glamorous perfume.

Fleurs d’Oranger is one of those Godzilla orange blossoms. It’s unapologetically heady, floral and indolic. It’s one of those syrupy orange blossoms. However, there’s more to Fleurs d’Oranger than just orange blossoms. There’s the Sons of Godzilla – Jasmine and Tuberose. And they’re just as unapologetically heady, floral and indolic as Orange Blossom. What I’ve always loved about Fleurs d’Oranger it has a jammy fruitiness like grape jelly and orange marmalade accord. The dry-down is citrus, ambrette and a delicate spicy neroli. The cumin has never been that prominent on my skin, but my skin probably smells like cumin, so what do I know? But, really, I don’t notice it. I’m only noticing that I smell wonderful.

Fleurs d’Oranger is one of my “not mess’n around” floral fragrances. It’s my olfactory “glamour drag”.

Dolores del Rio

Notes listed include orange blossom, white jasmine, Indian tuberose, white rose, citrus peel, hibiscus seeds, cumin and nutmeg. Launched in 2003. PERFUMER – Christopher Sheldrake

Give Fleurs d’Oranger a try if you love white flroals or syrupy orange blossoms. Or if you like perfumes like Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs, Elie Saab Le Parfum EDP, By Kilian Love & Tears, Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Femme, and/or Carven Le Parfum

Fleurs d’Oranger has above average longevity and projection. It has sillage! And I wore too much of it on a 90º+ day in the subway…and I did feel like everyone was distracted by my SILLAGE.

The 1.7 oz EDP of Fleurs d’Oranger retails for $135 at Beautyhabit. Samples are also available for purchase.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONOrange blossom, jasmine and tuberose to the max. Va-va-voom. I’m not f’n around when I’m wearing this. Which perfumes are your “glamour drag”?

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*Bottle purchased by me. Product pic from Serge Lutens. Dolores del Rio pic from Post contains an affiliate link. Thanks!

13 thoughts on “Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger EDP Perfume Review

  1. This is a perfume I would really like to own but I’m not quite ready to drop $100+ on a bottle yet. I probably will someday, or maybe I can get lucky on ebay or something. But I do love orange blossoms and pretending to be glamorous!

    My only “glamour” perfume right now is Shalimar EdT, which I do like but I think I’d like to get the EdP eventually. I used up my Chanel No. 5 samples (EdT & EdP) and I have to say, they made me feel pretty glamorous, but I’m not sure I like either enough to buy a whole bottle.

    1. I got mine on sale. Gah, can’t remember who had it marked down but I ended up getting it for under $100. Score!

      Shalimar is glamour, even the bottle is glamorous.

  2. Hi Victoria. This is definitely a glamour perfume. I love it too and like you I don’t really get a huge hint of cumin that others complain about and I’m using the older version. I’ve been wearing it a lot this summer as I’ve just picked up a bottle. I think my glamour drag perfume has to be Black Orchid – va va voom.

    1. Mine may be the older version but if I recall, that one was supposed to be more cumin-y? Anyway, I don’t notice it. I just notice big, sweet orange blossoms.

      Lucky you! It’s a great addition.

      I really like Black Orchid and I agree that it has something special. However, I feel like it smells better on others than me. Like my sister was here and put it on, like a 1000 times better on her than me. It’s not bad on me at all. I’m just disappointed now knowing that it isn’t *that good* on me, haha.

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