Serge Lutens | DE PROFUNDIS

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With a satirical nod to death and the associated pomp and ceremony, on a base of incense and chrysanthemum, a joyous cortege to the cemetery to meet the altar boys, priest and undertaker.

From the depths, I have cried out to you, O Lord! Inspired in part by Psalm 130, De Profundis is a love poem to resurrection, both of the soul and of nature. This fragrance opens on a thrilling note of new plant growth pushing rudely through wet soil, ripping its way into the weak sunshine. A haze of violets, chrysanthemums, muguet, and hyacinth chills the wearer like a dawn mist, creating a floral harmony so beautiful and so delicate that one is afraid it will collapse at any moment.

It doesn’t. The metallic, green, and watery aromas of emerging plant life are grounded by the earthier, velvety notes of soil and violet petals. The end result is a perfume that manages to suggest new life while remaining ever so slightly wistful and melancholic in tone. In the base, the ethereal florals are wreathed in smoke, incense, and earth, a reminder of our own eventual return to the ground.

De Profundis Fragrance Notes

Chrysanthemum, violets, green notes, earthy notes, ash, musk