Louve is like a "knock-off" of the wonderful Rahat Loukoum, but a cheap one. The raspberry note inside is what is in all the new launches: from L'Instant Magic to Diesel Fuel, passing by Yves Rocher. Everybody follows the "trends". Once upon a time Serge Lutens was a trendsetter. But I think it's over. Uninspired name, bad fragrance...it's all gone. Even the jasmin idea of Sarasins is in the already launched perfumes: from Etat Libre d'Orange to J'Adore Jasmin and Diesel Fuel. The same very nice jasmin bases from Firmenich and Givaudan. I know them by heart and by molecules and new Serge Lutens unfortunatelly make me smile.
The time when Rose de Nuit inspired even Guerlain (Rose barbare) is gone.
I have no idea what's going on at Palais Royal...but good, innovative, trendsetting fragrances away from the rest are not to be expected anymore. I think an era is finished (it's allways like this)!
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