La Religieuse Perfume by Serge Lutens, La Religieuse, released in 2015, is a perfume worth worshiping. Its combination of light and dark notes is sure to please the intellectual woman.
Pure, innocent jasmine is the scent’s angel, inspiring thoughts of love and kindness with its fresh garden scent. Deep and animalistic, musk and civet are the provocateurs, driving you toward mischief. Smoky incense ties the competing notes together, lending the serious yet mysterious air of a secret rite. Wear this untraditional perfume to infuse a sense of drama into your day.
The multi-talented Serge Lutens was born in Lille, France in 1942. He has worked as a filmmaker, photographer, hair stylist, fashion designer, and perfumer. He began his career as an apprentice in a hair salon. In the early 1960s, he was hired by Vogue magazine to design hair, makeup, and jewelry for photo shoots. He then went on to create a cosmetics line for Christian Dior before developing his own fragrances.