- May 29, 2021
I started early yesterday with a scent that does not smell very carefree, but it does smell happy and brings joy with its lush and sweet, almost jammy floralcy - a very sultry jasmine scent by Serge Lutens, called Fils de Joie - The Son of Joy - and I find the name very fitting!
I am working from home today, so it was an easy pick for yesterday's evening, because apparently I have to be a little bit careful with wearing this, as while it starts out with pretty and delicious flowers, it can come across a little bit pissy to me in the deep drydown, and let me tell you, this perfume STAYS on skin and hair. I have showered and washed my hair in the morning and put on my joyful scent of the day afterwards, but I still can get some jasmin-y whiffs from time to time! I do love this scent, especially the opening, but I do not dare to impose it on my poor colleagues and friends! May this one be my personal joy, okay?
I'm also wearing Fils de Joie - the name lends itself to the sync, obviously, and so does the smell, in its own crazy way. Huge, enveloping mounds of florals and honey, like a sticky floral explosion raining fragrant goo in every direction. Maybe not casual or easy-wearing, but more of a hedonistic romp - carefree in the IDGAF sense.
I don't get the pissy aspects on my skin, thankfully - I wonder if that's the honey note? I have found if I spray heavily the jasmine can go a little bit indolic, and the musk in the base gets a whiff of animalic funk. Definitely not a wallflower scent! I know I've come a long way on my fragrance journey when I can wear this (as a guy) without blinking.