Through his passion for photography, Serge Lutens dived into the world of colours and style when in 1967, Christian Dior called upon him while preparing to launch the brand’s make-up line. He later conceived Nombre Noir, his very first perfume, for Shiseido back in 1982, which kick-started his love for perfumery. While his debut perfume marked the ‘80s, it was through his creation of Feminite du bois and Les Salons du Palais Royal in 1992 that Serge Lutens led his first olfactory revolution in the field of perfume. And the rest, as they say, is history. Fragrances such as Ambre sultan, Tubereuse criminelle and Cuir mauresque have since become indispensable, writing a new page in the history of fragrances for the man’s eponymous label.