|Fragrance House||Serge Lutens|
Another Sheldrake-Lutens goodie, Daim Blond is a nice, fruity apricot suede fragrance. Like all Lutens, try this on skin, not paper and give it time to develop. Do not judge it by the first harsh notes which in trademark Lutens style is a weird sweet herbal cough syrup kind of smell to my nose. Give it half an hour and the apricot and suede comes in with some floral notes and hints of musk and spice, the iris and cardamom I am guessing. Does'nt change much for the rest of it's scent life. Projection is personal space only and longevity on me is about 5 hours with 3-4 sprays.
If you are looking for a soft leather frag that is very different compared to say Tuscan Leather or Cuir Cannage, this is worth a look. Very comfortable frag once it settles in but it might take you 3 or 4 full wearings for it to click into place and to fully appreciate it so do not be quick to dismiss it. No such thing as a straightforward Lutens Frag!! I like it a lot.8/10