Genuine fragrances rebottled by an independent bottler, Perfumista. The fragrance is taken from genuine retail products and is entirely independent of the original manufacturing brand. Perfumista is in no way affiliated with, or working in any form of partnership with, the brand owner. All fragrances are 100% original but will not be supplied in any retail/branded packaging and no trademarks or logos will be used.
At turns delicate and animalic, pure and carnal, jasmine is rightfully considered one of perfumery’s most versatile and valued notes. Both reverent and blasphemous, La Religieuse (“the nun”) uses its jasmine to paint a portrait of a woman in full, where sweet and comforting give way to hidden depths of animalic desire, and ultimately, to freedom.
La Religieuse opens with a gourmand flourish, as the fresh, lightly green jasmine combines with sweet, sugared mimosa and smooth incense to evoke imagery of a saintly servant of god, pure in her devotion and intentions, bringing comfort and joy to those under her care. But as it evolves, and a more animalic civet note begins to coax out the other side of the jasmine, we realize that this woman has her own desires, her own fantasies, and her own yearning to escape the life that has been given to her. While the sweetness lingers, the incense now feels dirtier, the musk sexier. La Religieuse never goes fully down and dirty, but the transition is thrillingly palpable: our heroine, while she might never go completely wild, is no longer content to be anyone’s silent bride. Once again, Serge Lutens has delivered us a gorgeous, encompassing fragrance that tells a story we won’t soon forget.
All products are produced to order. We typically specify two clear working days from the date of order for production and dispatch on the third day for ALL orders. This is intended as a guide and production can slip during busy times of the year. If your order is time sensitive, please contact us for an accurate production and dispatch time frame.
Occasionally we may not have sufficient volume from a single bottle to complete your order. To avoid mixing bottles, we will wait until we have sufficient stock to produce all your order from a single bottle. Again, you will be notified by email if this is the case, and a full refund will be made if this creates an unacceptable delay for you.
Postage Times & Delivery
All standard orders are dispatched using Royal Mail Second Class Signed For. A tracking number for each order is available upon request and items can be tracked at https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item.
Royal Mail quote an aim to deliver all orders within 2-4 working days (not including the date of collection) but this is not guaranteed. Perfumista is not responsible for the delivery times once the order has left our premises.
If you are not in at the time of delivery the postman/courier will generally leave a card to say that the parcel has been taken back to the depot where you may pick it up/ request a re-delivery.
For the 1st Class Postage Option, Royal Mail aim to delivery all orders within 1-3 working days (not including the date of collection) but this is not guaranteed and are still subject to the two clear working days for production and dispatch on the third day.