La fille de Berlin 2012 Eau de Parfum

La fille de Berlin (Eau de Parfum) by Serge Lutens
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According to EssenceVitae Research Team La fille de Berlin (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Serge Lutens for women and men and was released in 2012. Furthermore The scent is floral-spicy. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International.
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7.4460 Ratings
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6.9355 Ratings
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7.383 Ratings
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Blaustern

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Blaustern
Blaustern
Top Review 19  
My contradictory rose scent
For many years, rose fragrances were not for me - or so I thought. Not necessarily a bogeyman, but the rose was always a difficult scent topic. Roses in the garden, oh yes great, but please not on my skin. Either rose scents were too sultry, too soapy, or too acidic for me, or went in the direction of rose water for the Bethmännchen.

When I signed up for EssenceVitae, that view changed abruptly. I learned how many different rose scents there are and that they don't necessarily have to be old-fashioned or stale. Over time, even some rose fragrances have moved in with me, but with the "La Fille de Berlin" it took a while.

I like the fragrances of Serge Lutens mostly. I find them quite special, but Lutens can very skillfully combine the diametrically opposed fragrances. So first up for testing were the Lutens fragrances that fit my ostensible scent scheme. Patchouli, vanilla or spicy, woody.

Enthusiastic had me at "La Fille de Berlin" always the sensational rich, red liquid in the bottle, then I looked for the fragrance pyramid...ah, roses *yawn*, ok, I'll test sometime.

At the same time, Berlin definitely plays a role in my life and I have also visited Berlin many times. Mr. Blaustern is a native Berliner, who was abducted as a child to the southern Hessian province. I almost worked in Berlin about 20 years ago, but decided against it. Berlin is worth a trip, I think, but I would not like to live there.

A few months ago, I had received an original sample of "La Fille de Berlin" and so nothing stood in the way of a test. What was I wrong! Nothing *yawn* - quite the opposite!

I could no longer take the nose away from the wrist. "La Fille de Berlin" inspired me at first smell, because it is an unusually tangy and yet very spicy rose fragrance. It's probably the combination with the pepper, but I'm not sure. I could also swear there are some other components in it, so I smell fruity, berry. Raspberries...?

"La Fille de Berlin" has a decidedly sparkling opening. The fragrance is not one of those romantic rose scents, rather an aromatic, sensual, a feminine fragrance - not a girl! It is very present for hours without being intrusive. Heavy, velvety and warm it develops, but never loses its cheeky, almost defiant charisma.

Some time ago, the bottle of "La Fille de Berlin" has already moved in with me. He has become for me THE rose fragrance, wearable at any time of year. Of course, I have not yet been able to try it out in very warm temperatures. But I am already very excited about it today.
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Serenissima

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Serenissima
Serenissima
Top Review 17  
What's a name?
"What's a name? What Rose means to us, as it would be called, would smell lovely."

Quoting William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" here makes it easier for me to bring this fragrance and its name into harmony.

"La fille de Berlin": I wouldn't have associated a girl from Berlin - as a real Berlin woman - with this kind of rose scent.
Therefore the first acquaintance with this nevertheless very impressive fragrance composition from the house of Serge Lutens surprised me already.
But even Shakespeare's invoked "lovely scent" doesn't exactly hit the nail on the head; his words therefore serve me more as a door opener to this commentary.

For this rose fragrance is mature and ripe, full and passionate, reminiscent of a woman who knows passion rather than love and yet hidden in her heart longs for and seeks its eternal magic.
Heavy dark red, full-blossomed fragrant roses come to my mind: the velvety heavy flower heads, almost black in special light, stretched out towards the sun and emitting their bewitching scent.
And thus not only attracting insects and butterflies.
For a moment the medieval picture of a Fräulein in the rose garden pushes itself into this fragrance painting.
A woman in expectation of her beloved and therefore a beautiful woman!
Of her beloved, whom she already recognized; who lowered a seductive dose of pepper into this rose's blood.
It was the lover who provided this heavy sensual aroma with a peppery, sometimes burning spiciness that will characterize his beloved rose forever!
For her he lets his troubadour sing a very special love song!

"La fille de Berlin" is at first almost omnipresent; it is demanding and passionate, warm and spicy.
At the same time, this fragrance is mysterious and keeps its secret until the end, which sometimes comes too fast for me.
Because this demanding lover does not have a very long shelf life. Eternal faithfulness is not their thing!
What remains is a very authentic breath of the slowly decaying rose petals - a memory of transience, but also with a little hope of eternity.

"La fille de Berlin" is really not a business fragrance; but a successful and refined fragrance homage dedicated to every woman and every love.
Just like you, we should be open for this fragrance creation.
It could be worth it - who knows if this acquaintance will not awaken a slumbering passion?
Didn't the prince (who wasn't a frog) already come through the hedge of thorns during "Sleeping Beauty", which suddenly carried roses?
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Milathecat

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Milathecat
Milathecat
Helpful Review 14  
Rosa Luxemburg
Start of the demo: red carnations with a pinch of pepper.
Making a blazing speech: Rose Absolue, flowery, sweet and warm At the end a cosy discussion round: rose hip tea with honey cookies.
Conclusion: an adventurous scent with which you can go around the houses and then return home satisfied.
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Drseid

819 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Top Review 12  
Roses, Violets and Near Perfection...
La Fille de Berlin opens with a jammy red rose with just the faintest hints of an underlying black pepper and high quality soap tandem in support. As the fragrance enters the early heart phase the starring rose continues to grow in intensity as the mild soapy undertone remains. During the late dry-down the rose finally begins to fade as a sheen of fine powdery violet joins as co-star quite late. Projection is outstanding early in particular and longevity is on the high side of average at 8-10 hours on skin.

While many call La Fille de Berlin a "peppery rose," I view this composition more a linear rose soliflore through the mid phase with a powdery violet driven finish. The rose is full, "feminine" and voluptuous while the supporting soapy undertone does not get in the way of the rose like in so many other rose compositions (here's looking at *you* Une Rose Vermeille and Briar Rose), instead providing further depth. As the rose fades late, powdery violet from the base adds a slight twist to the otherwise minimalist linear composition. The bottom line is La Fille de Berlin is an absolutely captivating (near) rose soliflore that ranks right with the best of a crowded field. It may not break any new ground, but it smells absolutely incredible and that is more important. As this rose presentation leans to the "feminine" side of the spectrum it might be better suited to a lady, but quite frankly it smells so good I think I will be buying a bottle for myself (and wearing it). The $120 per 50ml bottle La Fille de Berlin earns a well-deserved "excellent" 4 stars out of 5 and is highly recommended if you love rose-focused compositions as I do.
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FloraMilena

47 Reviews
FloraMilena
FloraMilena
Top Review 10  
PURE ROSE SEDUCTION
LA FILLE DE BERLIN

The most unapologetically voluptuous and womanly pure rose I have ever smelt on my skin. This is the whole pristine magnificent rose in full bloom along with the powerful tangy bite of rich crimson fruit of the rose; the Rose Hip Berries. The rose hips impart a rich jam-like and delicately citrusy succulence to the creation that is unsullied by any additional syrupy sweetness and lends its own increased amplitude to the scent of the rose itself since it is actually part of the plant.

This is like a pure blood red rose on steroids. A whole barrel full of rose blossoms and rose hip jam all mashed together in perfectly, without any added sugar to foul or dilute the tangy fresh blast of divine floral crimson richness rolling down the mountain like an avalanche into your nose! It makes me want to devour my arm!

The barest trace of pepper lends a touch of spice, but is very subdued, and is so fantastically well blended that it smells like the amplified spice within the rosebush itself in some of the naturally spicier varieties of the plant. There is just a touch of the most subtle musk and amber to ground the jammy, spicy floral richness and impart a warm velvety clean-skin-like coziness to the entire composition.

Blood red, opulent, smooth as silk, lusciously feminine, elegantly voluptuous, narcotically soothing, and just incredibly gorgeous.

All of this is conjecture regarding the notes since Lutens gives no specifics on his site. My review is based upon how this magnificent beauty dances on my skin. It is presently my absolute favorite among all rose perfumes I have ever encountered.
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LillibetLillibet 6 years ago
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A film noir rose perfume, dark & a little spicy. The deep dark rose is accented by musky dried rose petals & a dusting of violet powder.
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FragranciskaFragranciska 1 year ago
Ohh my...its a fresh, juicy, almost fruity rose. Energetic and soo young and clean,like the sky could be above Berlin in those romantic days
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T3lk4T3lk4 3 years ago
spicy rose, good for clubbing.
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SaradoninSaradonin 10 months ago
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Straightforward rose scent, spiced and slightly sweetened, that somehow avoids being stuffy.
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ScentwitchScentwitch 2 years ago
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To me this is a fruity rose perfume and it’s great!
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