Kiryxa – 2019-10-16:
Opened, whiffed…immediate was the sense of space.
For reasons that cannot be deciphered nor understood, there was an inner elation which projected outwards as a content smile…..a chance meeting of a friend from a past life or a bygone time, come back renewed with zest and energy, a young being with an ancient mind, here to calm me down, show me the way to relish life in its exactness, away from frivolous aptitudes set standard by society.
This immediately lay me down on stone pavings of Venice, mildly cold stone floors and columns. I sit with a casual suite overlooking the oceans and Gondolas by late afternoon. early winter but sultry winds blow hither. A cup of coffee by my side. No need for any company, just so happy being here in the moment. I will die in this moment and go beyond this sensual pleasure. A step up for mortals willing to seek the values of life, Yes, all in this bottle. If your mind is set right..
krilovlad – 2019-10-16:
I was excited to try this.. but no. I don’t get anything churchy or exotic here. I get cloves, lemon and soap. It smells like doing the dishes.
ВлАдЫкА – 2019-10-16:
fell in love with this perfume and there is nothing like it for me, the incense is brilliantly balanced with the softer mastic, spicy and exotic!
There is a depth and mystery about this juice, the combination of incense, mastic, wood spices and tobacco make this an alluring and unforgettable scent. There is a strong allusion to church smell but it is more than that.
This is a scent for a woman who is highly intelligent, sensual, interesting, artistic, confident and deeply erotic.
It lingers for ages and dries down to a spicy, mastic sensation! My first choice for signature scent!
skifserg – 2019-10-16:
So, it’s pretty easy to get the church idea from this scent. Spiritus is reminiscent of a high church service – one that brings out the vestments, incense and other sensory pariphanelia. Basically, I get incense and spices with this. That’s not all. I can also smell some ginger, cardamom, and teak wood at times, but the heart of the fragrance is incense, spices and pepper.
This remains mostly linear on me. It’s a thumbs up – I’m not in love with it, but it’s very nice. Definitely worth a try.
goreez – 2019-10-16:
Miller et Bertaux, where have you been all my life?
What a wonderful, dark and clean scent.
Incense and spices, something of a manly, reserved note that turns this concoction into real magic.
This is not “heavy” incense, not a stuffy church, but the combination of the antique wood, high quality incense and that cool, soft scent you get from entering an expensive, classy private office.
I imagine Gabriel Byrne should have worn this scent when he played the priest in “Stigmata”.
Longevity and sillage are very mild.
walera_ku – 2019-10-16:
Wow. This is a winner. Basically it smells like church incense, fresh ginger, spices and luxury soap.
Yes, it’s all about churchy smoke while being crispy clean. Catholic-priest-right-outta-the-shower type of scent, probably the one and only.
That’s how the Calendario Romano guys might smell like :)))
lyubimov66 – 2019-10-16:
Having now reached the bottom of my vial of Miller et Bertaux SPIRITUS, it’s time to weigh in. That’s right: it’s now or never, as I’ll not be adding a bottle to my collection.
What an enigmatic composition this is. The opening packs a punch of what seems to my nose to be coriander. There is some serious sinus-clearing activity going on. Shortly thereafter, I start noticing other spices, including probably ginger but more likely galangal. This is on top of a dominant frankincense foundation. The overall composition seems rather culinary to me, and I do not detect much in the way of flowers, whether rose or otherwise. I wish that I could figure out what the other spices are. Maybe turmeric? I don’t know but they are dense and slightly oily, it seems.
All of this may not sound very appealing, I realize, but the spices are kept in check by the frankincense so that the overall effect is not unpleasant at all and even somewhat likable. There is a sharpness here, and combined with the fat-soluble spice mixture, I suspect that SPIRITUS could turn into a rank soap scent on some skins. It’s definitely pushing my own limits on culinary spices, but people who wear Serge Lutens perfumes well may like this one a lot.
demen136 – 2019-10-16:
As a ginger fan, this is right up my street. This perfume is fresh and aromatic, slightly masculine to my nose, but easily carried by a woman. The first spray reminds me of the 1980’s powerhouse Esencia by Loewe, however this creation is far better behaved and dries down to a softer, cleaner scent. Highly recommended especially for summer.
dnt186InsuffBooni – 2019-10-16:
Fresh Incense! I know it sounds like an oximoron but overall Spiritus/Land smells exactly like fresh incense. It opens with an incredibly realistic ginger note (but after a while you start to wonder if that was really ginger) and some herbaceous notes to create a quite original accord. Intriguing if not very pleasant, familiar but somehow weird. Everything is juxtaposed to an incensey base that adds to the fragrance a meditative aspect.
While I was waiting for the drydown I went totally crazy to understand this bizarre composition and arrived to this conclusion: It’s mainly made of two different parts. On one side you have a very familiar accord that is clean, somehow green and fresh (I call it soap). On the other you have woods, spices and incense. The clash between the two parts gives birth to an odd composition that’s quite unique but not completely successful.
Rating: 5/10 for the smell
8/10 for the challenging power
tarvad – 2019-10-16:
This is very strange perfume, nevertheless beautiful and unique. As a big fan of spicy fragrances I have to admit I like it a lot however at the beginning the love was kind of painful from time to time. Before I bought Spiritus Land first I spayed it on the paper blotter and a little on the skin. So I was impressed and I didn’t have any objections to put it to my collection – it was my first choice for winter time two years ago. Of course next day before I went my work, I sprayed perfume over my body and clothes as well. How horribly I was surprised when everybody around me was asking who is eating chicken bullion. I realized it wasn’t any bullion it was me wearing Spiritus Land. During the weekend I spend many hours to understand what is going on (my body chemistry or something else?). Research was hard but finally I got answer. My suggestion is just avoid even touch of this perfume to your clothes. Really I have no idea at all what is going on but SL when touch fabrics immediately smells like meet soup. After morning shower spray it on your body and wait few minutes before wearing clothes. Than SL will develop as wonderful, spicy, woody scent. The main compounds, however not listed are cloves (in my opinion). They are mixed with cardamom and oriental spices you can find in Arabic markets. After 1-2 hours something unusual is happening, SL changes to fresh laundry smell. To the time I discovered SL I had experiences that fresh notes are always at the beginning – in the top of fragrances. Here is completely opposite direction, first the perfume is deep-woody and after while it begins clean. I can simply say it is wonderful and mysterious creation, but not for everybody. It was made with passion for those people who like to analyze what they are wearing. It can bring you to the fantastic world of oriental places different than common perfumes so called “spicy-oriental” created for mass market.
111ww111 – 2019-10-16:
I don’t like this on me but i think i would love it on my husband. Gonna give it to him. It’s spicey!
hoh234speagoessenda – 2019-10-16:
A laundry. A clean bathroom. A space where a lot of different detergents (all with different aroma’s) have been used. Which in general is not a bad thing, but I don’t need a perfume which smells like this. Try before you buy, because as you can see, the opinions on this one are quite different.
oleg-1 – 2019-10-16:
An esoteric scent of the opening of ginger
sweet and leafy nuances’ with fiery and dry cardamom left drying outside to capture the intoxicating properties of it’s scent spices of cinnamon and curry
makes it defined dries to an powdery touch
of Rose. the drying down is deep of Tobacco plant used in some south american
rituals and incense floating in a fixed
time around a deity like ghosts.
this scent conjures images of an Taoist
temple on a highest cliff octagon shaped
ceiling with beautiful tapestry of dragons standing side by side the Eight
statues represent the eight Immortals
with it’s bright colors of Red gold and black with incense in a shape of coils
burns though the all the night.
the silver gilt of the full moon from with it’s white beams that illuminates
upon porcelain faces.
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