Serge Lutens Féminité du Bois

This revolutionary scent expresses the masculine side of femininity and vice-versa. A confection of cedar wood inspired by the warm, honeyed scents emanating from the covered stalls selling leatherwork in Morocco. This was Serge Lutens’ first unisex perfume, the olfactory revolution of the 1990s.


Serge Lutens Féminité du bois
Serge Lutens Féminité du bois

Dripping with warmth, the scent is luxuriously filled with a golden, honeyed quality, conjuring images of Moroccan covered stalls. It brings you to a brightly coloured, bustling market where vendors sell earthy leather and sumptuous confections. Floral notes soften the solid woodiness while Plum adds that delectable touch, transforming the perfume into a dynamic entity.


1992: While the worldwide perfume industry lacked identity and suffocated under gendered definitions, "for men" or "for women". Serge Lutens laid the foundations for his own take on perfumery by creating Féminité du bois ...


Serge Lutens Féminité du bois
Serge Lutens Féminité du bois

With it brought an olfactory shock, an alcohol of cedar, an immaculately carved pastry-of-wood; a fragrance that evoked exceptional marquetry intoxicated by the intangibility of Marrakech air.

A manifesto embracing both the feminine and the masculine in us!


Its launch heralded a milestone that unveiled Serge Lutens as the pioneer in this new chapter in perfumery, which others now refer to as the ‘niche’.


With "Féminité du bois" a page was turned... however, the story still continues.... right on your skin!


Notes: Cedar, Floral Notes, Plum.


*Photos Taken Exclusively for The London Man Blog at Harvey Nichols