Serge Lutens is a multi-talented artist whose careers encompass fashion design, perfume design, hair styling, photography and film-making. Born in France in 1942, Lutens began his apprenticeship as a hairsylist in Lille, where he also began to experiment with cosmetics and photography. He moved to Paris in the 1960s to work as a makeup artist for Vogue magazine. He worked with top photographers and models of the period, and in 1967, Lutens was commissioned by designer Christian Dior to produce a line of cosmetics.
Lutens worked profesionally as a photographer in the 1970s, and directed two short films which were shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
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In 2000, Lutens finally launched his own brand "Parfums-Beaute Serge Lutens". His perfumes make us think. Lutens says in regard to Jeux de Peau, ‘It’s as if the baker took us by the hand… The smell of fresh bread from the bakery takes us back. The feel of warm bread against the cheek even more so, evoking a familiar sensation from my childhood…' He tries to capture certain moments and emotions in his fragrances that give the wearer the ability to transcend their physical form.
A pioneer of niche perfumery, the enigmatic creative Serge Lutens is renowned all over the world for his incredible versatility. Born in Lille, Northern France, in 1942, he was separated from his mother when he was just weeks old. According to Lutens, the experience left a permanent mark on him as he was constantly torn between two families. He had to use his imagination to fill the gaps caused by distance. However, his emotional bandwidth proved to be useful in his career.
Lutens entered the fashion and beauty world with his first job at a beauty salon. Initially, he was not keen on this prospect, but little did he know that he would be famous one day for his incredible make-up work for photoshoots. It took him just a few years to come up with the known signatures of his work, namely eyeshadow, exquisite skin, and short hair slicked down. He soon arrived in Paris and contacted Vogue magazine with an impressive portfolio. The upward trajectory of his career continued as he went on to collaborate with major artists of the time and practice photography. With Shiseido in 1982, Serge Lutens created his very first fragrance, Nombre Noir. It was housed in a gorgeous black bottle, no doubt inspired by his own fascination for black apparel. He then created the woody-sweet Feminité du Bois, which marked a return to traditional perfumery.