Boxeuses by Christopher Sheldrake for Serge Lutens 2010


Post by Val the Cookie Queen


I have a very good friend who is a reflexologist. There is a particular point on the bottom of the big toe that, when pressed correctly and very firmly, connects directly to the pituitary gland, which in turn sends a seriously pleasurable electric shock right through the body. It stimulates everything. It´s awesome. It´s short. It cannot be repeated until a period of weeks have gone by.

Boxeuses by Christopher Sheldrake for Serge Lutens 2010

Boxeuses, Sweat and Bromide

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Woody notes, leather, plum, licorice

Which is pretty much what happened when I tried Boxeuses for the first time. The sensual gratification was but for a second or two, but the level of clarity ……… ensnared! It happens all too rarely.

You know Serge – it´s got the plummy note, for which he is so well known, woods, violets, and incense. And suede. A suede note that is wanton. Féminité du Bois with serious balls. It stays around for hours and the leather just improves with every minute. Gasp.

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Patty at Perfume Posse says, “The open is promising, it’s classic Lutens, violet, spices, cedar, leather.  Bundled up like some of his most iconic fragrances – Feminite du Bois and Bois de Violette and Cuir Mauresque/Daim blond – familiar, but not.  Scented echoes of what you know so well and love.  Like that old lover  from your youth who wanders back in your life.  The same, but not the same.”

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Now’s the time to fight.

To get the idea, think of Russian leather tanned on birch bark.
Now add animalic notes, strong enough to suggest a black eye.
In other words, it’s time to see stars! Serge Lutens

This is the gym perfume. Boy or girl. High intensity work-out, sweat and Boxeuses.

Never ending leather. How rock´n´roll is that?
“We´re driving Cadillacs in our dreams …… let me live that fantasy “ (Royals – Lorde)

Further reading: Perfume Shrine and Bois de Jasmin
Serge Lutens has €145/75ml
Surrender To Chance has samples starting at $4/.5ml

Pass the bromide.


20 comments on “Boxeuses by Christopher Sheldrake for Serge Lutens 2010

  1. Daisy says:

    One of my favorites bell jars. Wonderful to see another fan!
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    • cookie queen says:

      Hey Daisay – nice to see you! Yep, I was hooked from the first über-spritz. Barely three weeks ago. Hugs. Val xxxxx

  2. australianperfumejunkies says:

    Hiya Val,
    I smelled this with you, both our first ever sniffs of it. MAGIC> You were made to wear Boxeuses, and it must be so happy to be wafting off you.
    Portia xx

    • cookie queen says:

      Hi Darling. And what a wonderful day it was. Full of perfume, cathedrals, and latte macchiatos. Needs to be repeated. Love ya. xxxxxx

      • australianperfumejunkies says:

        Yes, we definitely need a repeat performance. This time with Jin.
        One of my most enduring moments on the whole holiday is Michael saying, “That’s NOT a Machiatto!!!” and that poor Austrian waiters face, he didn’t know who to thank. PRICELESS>
        Portia xx

      • cookie queen says:

        It makes me laugh out loud every day. Pricceless. Exactly. For everything else there´s Mastercard. xxx

  3. Tara says:

    Ha! Love it. Wish I got that electric body shock from Boxeuses that you do. Unfortunatley Uncle Serge’s plummy/woody/licorice thing doesn’t work for me.

    I have a feeling somebody else (maybe Undina?)wore Boxeuses during a yoga session and it really worked for her too.

    Wish I had a fraction of your energy Val 🙂

  4. cookie queen says:

    Don´t underestimate yourself Tara. You are spectacular, amazing and an example to me.
    Yep – Boxeuses works well in the exercise arena ……….. 😉 Many hugs. xxxxx

  5. mim says:

    love my teeny sample of this! Definitely a Lutens but with clean sweat instead of sweetness…

  6. Musette says:

    Boxeuses is nice. Cookies is better. Mo’ bettah! Cooookies!


  7. poodle says:

    It sounds lovely. I want to smell it just to see if I get that rush that you do.

  8. Ines says:

    Short and to the point. 🙂

    I just love that name (and perfume) – I just can’t make it my own.
    Maybe I should start boxing…
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    • cookie queen says:

      Hi Ines!! I am sure it works well with all high intensity sport, and heat ….. look at Undina´s posting, link under Tara´s comment. And yeah – the names is gorgeous. Hugs. xxxx

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