Jeux de Peau Eau De Parfum by Serge Lutens at The Perfume Shoppe.
"Jeux de Peau" translates from French as “play on skin” or games “involving skin.” Serge Lutens brings us on a journey of his beginnings. We start in the native city of Lille, in the North of France, and to the magical “golden place” of his childhood. Here we are able to sense the image of the little bakery where Serge was sent to buy the family's daily bread. “When I got to the bakery I woke up from my daydreaming to enjoy the sight of the bread. Bread opens your eyes just as surely as it whets your appetite”, Serge Lutens reminisces. Jeux de Peau is a woody gourmand fragrance that will transport you to the French countryside relaxing on a terrace, basking in the summer sun, enjoying a typical French breakfast - warm buttered apricot croissant with French pressed coffee and milk!
The top notes offer a strong scent of allspice, pepper and a hint of coffee that mingles with the aroma of vanilla sugar. The mid notes are consisting of sweet fruits. Jeux de Peau's osmanthus flowers transform into a glazed, candied jam and that in combination with the toasty, caramel notes, creates the illusion of an apricot tart / croissant mixing with your natural skin scent. The sandalwood and amber base notes finally allude to creamy, melting butter on warm bread.
Notes: Bread note, spices, licorice, apricot, immortelle, sandalwood, woody notes,and amber