Sur la Route 2018

Sur la Route by Louis Vuitton
Bottle Design Marc Newson
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7.9 / 10 598 Ratings
A popular perfume by Louis Vuitton for men, released in 2018. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is being marketed by LVMH.
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Main accords

Citrus
Fresh
Green
Spicy
Leathery

Fragrance Notes

Calabrian citronCalabrian citron GrassGrass Peru balsamPeru balsam White muskWhite musk Calabrian bergamotCalabrian bergamot NutmegNutmeg Pink pepperPink pepper

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
7.9598 Ratings
Longevity
7.3539 Ratings
Sillage
6.9543 Ratings
Bottle
8.6511 Ratings
Value for money
5.8326 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 21.06.2024.

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FabianO

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FabianO
Top Review 28  
Really enthusiastic - very artfully arranged powdery-dusty-citric grass scent
Every now and then perfumes come out that impress me with their independence and that radiate a speciality that makes you realize that the perfumer really cared about his work.

"Sur La Route", my first fragrance ever from the designer handbags creator, is very catchy for me. And the pretty impressive 8.6 points above don't come from about.

First there is something dusty, very dry on the skin, mixed with a few fine lemon sprinkles. One thinks remotely of "Habit Rouge" in a quite different way, which gets along without orange.

This slightly desert dusty, also discreetly powdered, is complemented by a quite central, very fine grass note. Very finely balanced, not strictly green or too vegetable, but very lightly hay-like and casual.

Peru balsam, which is described in literature as heavy, discreetly sweet, like slightly smoky vanilla, may be responsible in "Sur la Route" for the somewhat sweet dusty resinousness. Balsamic in the whole in any case, the arrangement tenderly and nobly embracing and the citric and grassy a dotted warmth lend.

This is already a really exquisite classic French fragrance style, which this Vuitton is able to reproduce. Somewhere between cultivated, casual to almost solemn, ideally suited for strolling on Parisian streets in mild spring or autumn, but also catching the interface to office use. Beautiful and worth testing!
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Benedikt2019

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Benedikt2019
Top Review 24  
210 Euro for 100ml
Above you can see what you have to pay for "Sur la Route". 210 Euro for 100ml, actually my upper pain threshold. I have already tested some of the Luis scents and found them mostly "quite nice", e.g. "Orage", which is very hyped here, but only stayed with me for a short time and I was rather bored. Well, it's all I could think of on "Sur la Route." Wrong!

The first test was not quite convincing, even though it was not a test in the real sense of the word, it was more a spray on the hand to see how it is. I didn't think much of it. I smelled it on my wrist every now and then and thought: Nice. I wore the T-Rex from Zoologist, but it was already on for a few hours. Later in the day I went to my girlfriend, who told me what a horrible smoky scent I would wear, smelling like a smoking man. However, a short time later, we sat on the sofa, she asked what smells so good here. I told T-Rex back and I didn't think anything of it. She said, ne not on your neck, I hate that smell. Then I remembered the arm sprayer a few hours ago and told about "Sur la Route". I was unbelieving that she could smell / mean it, since it was only a small sprayer on her arm. So I let her smell my wrist and she was blown away. Said it was the best she'd smelled yet. Completely exaggerated I thought to myself and let her have her opinion ;)

Later in the restaurant she said that a small waft of scent of the great scent always came over to her. Now it became too colourful for me, that can't be the Luis? I wondered if it could possibly be the drydown of the T-Rex that she just mistook for the one she's got? We agreed that the next day I would just put on the "Sur la Route" and we would test it properly. And indeed, it was him she smelled all the time and now I can also explain to you why you can smell this fresh pussyfooter so well - in a double sense.

We're dealing with a masterpiece, I've been able to see that. A fragrance that has a durability and silage that looks like it was created by a master craftsman and has a very unique effect. At the beginning "Sur la Route" is quite strongly perceptible and starts citric-fresh and drifts thereby again and again - fabulous - into the leather! Fresh leather, unbelievable! This immediately gives it something of adventurous elegance, of a globetrotter in a noble twist. Later on it develops more into a grassy, fresh and tangy wine and appears quite classic and masculine, but remains elegant. Powdered lemon and the grasses are now fully present. You often think that the scent has already gone, but every few minutes a nice buzz comes up, reminding you that it is still there. The same goes for the environment. My girlfriend smelled him for hours today, sometimes more, sometimes less. She said that he starts out slightly musty for her, but I can't confirm that (you vll.?). I have been wearing it for 7 hours now and I can still feel it. The shelf life is therefore good for a fresh fragrance, as is the Sillage. It gets exciting in summer, when it will probably unfold even more beautifully, with a little sweat added ;)

---> This afternoon we were still at my mother's house, she also found him gorgeous and said already with the first hug: What do you have great things to offer?
My initial scepticism was now gone, I never thought I would buy it when I first sprayed it! Now I have just completed the online purchase at Luis and I am relieved to have it soon. Seldom have I so quickly and consciously spent 210 euros for 100ml and felt so much joy.
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Cikoxo

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Cikoxo
Top Review 22  
Lower expectations and don't fall for the hype
Hello Parfumo Community,
as a long-time (accountless) reader and fan of this site and its community I created an account some time ago and (a few days ago) decided to become an active part of this wonderful community.
Thanks to my first and incredibly nice sharing partner Norleans, who made it possible for me to test this fragrance in a 5ml sample. Everything went smoothly, we also had a nice chat about other things and I am happy that my first experience with Parfumo was so enjoyable.
Before I get to the scent, I ask for your understanding. Understand that this is my first comment. Understanding that I am still inexperienced in writing comments. Understanding for my subjective opinion.

About the fragrance itself:
The prelude is, as can be read from the scents, citric. We speak here of quite fresh, qualitative and (unfortunately) entertainingly citric. This pleasant citrus note fades very quickly and, admittedly, flows very harmoniously into a grassy, leathery composition in which this wonderful and authentic lemon can only be seen again quietly and in the distance.
Cut grass as a scent is very unusual, but incredibly precise. With your eyes closed, you could really think you're lying in a heap of cut grass, while in the background someone is peeling lemons and pressing this peel.
In this performance, the person lying down is wearing an old (again high-quality) leather jacket Because it clearly smells leathery. Without wanting to rip the smell great, but it definitely smells slightly musty. Not unpleasant or disgustingly musty, but clearly and thank God only subtly musty and this association cannot be denied. At least for my nose But this does not mean in the overall picture that the Sur la Route makes a bad smell. For me, it is just not a fragrance that deserves the praise that it gets here for the most part. Praises that almost made me buy this fragrance blind. I am a fan of leather scents. I'm a fan of citrus scents. I should worship the scent on principle, but I don't. And this is largely due to the distribution of leather/grass/citrus. This fragrance is not citric with leathery, grassy nuances or leathery with citric nuances.
Potential buyers and interested parties must be aware that this is not a clean-cut/fresh-citrus scent, which gains in distinctiveness and depth from the leather and grass notes.
This is a mature, mature, grassy, musty leather scent with citric nuances, which definitely stands out for its quality and uniqueness as a unique fragrance. But not the fragrance I was hoping for And with that I definitely see this fragrance on a more mature, smarter guy, who values quality and distinctiveness instead of pleasing people. He must not care about this slight mugginess, he must even love it. He should be a fan of rich, tangy weed. He shouldn't be a fan of the first sniffer.

Personally, I don't really like this fragrance, especially not for this price.
To this I must say Sur la Route should in my opinion critically evaluated due to the high price.
It is not a bad scent, but not a groundbreaking invention or perfection of an everyday scent.
It is pleasant, special and of high quality, but fair to the price? I would say no But I find the ratings here most deceptive, especially in the Sillage area. The Sillage is VERY discreet and after 2 sprays on the upper arm it can only be smelled close to the skin and difficultly by an air blast.
There will probably be an addition to the shelf life, as this is more or less my first reaction or first hour with the fragrance.
I've only seen the bottle in photos, but the whole LV range is just right for me. Subtle, clear, noble. Favored.

I found it important to write this comment, because I
1. wanted to cherish my first experience with Parfumo and Norleans
2. i was missing a critical comment on the fragrance in contrast to the statements
3. really do not consider the fragrance to be special

Friends of Sur la Route should enjoy a high quality fragrance. Those who want to become it and other interested parties, I can only recommend to test this fragrance before a purchase.
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MajorTom

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MajorTom
Top Review 26  
Un gentleman par excellence
The Louis Vuitton brand is a splitter. For some, it is (shopping) heaven on earth, for others it is simply overpriced designer goods that are sold to some affected, nouveau riche or wannabe full-figure post. Of course you can be divided about the luxury temples, where LV brings the produced products to the solvent man or the financially independent lady, you can also be divided about the clientele that buys there, but everyone will admit, what goes over the counter there has a certain class.

Whether you ultimately like something or not is always a matter of your own taste and what you buy is usually the result of personal preferences on the one hand, and the size of your wallet or the power of your credit card on the other. In this respect, I think, live and let live, everyone spends money - how and where is up to everyone. Some people buy bags, others cars, other clothes, then there are people who bash their heads in with cigarette smoke and alcohol and there are even those who invest hundreds of Euros in perfumes :-)

After I was very much taken with L' Immensité, now my second comment on a LV fragrance and I really must admit, the boys don't spill, they spill. With the same attention to detail as the bags and other accessories, they obviously approached the production of the fragrance line. The order must have been: Create a fragrance that is just like our brand itself: noble, exclusive and with a high recognition value.

There is no question that the concept has also been perfectly implemented with Sur la Route. When I read "zitrisch-frisch", my expectations sank not only to normal zero but immediately into the negative range, because how many zitrisch-frisch fragrances are already on the market? Does it really need another one?
Well, when two people do the same thing, it's far from the same. And, to add another phrase: Better is the enemy of good! That's about how you could put it in a nutshell, but let's take a closer look at the creation of fragrances.

At first the start really surprised me and I don't mean that positively. The lemon in the top note is almost pungent and sharp at first, simply unpleasant. Fortunately, this quickly subsides and what remains is a very citric opening that smells quite good. Until then nothing special, the further development will be interesting for me. Because the lemon takes a back seat, remains easily audible but not omnipresent and gives way to a green, fresh and bergamot-like note. I have a few bergamot representatives at home, be it Bergamotto di Calabria by AdP (I love for its masculine aura), Bergamot 22 by Le Labo (the fine one of this kind), but this final result of arranging bergamot has not yet come to my mind. Because not only bergamot per se is presented, but this light green touch goes along with it.

If I were store manager of an LV temple, I would instruct the sales clerks to spray the whole store with it every hour. To create an ambience that I only know from Hermes flagship stores, where this cloud of scent always hovers.

The all-important question, whether or not you buy a fragrance in the end, is: Do I want to smell like this? My answer: YESSSSS. Just like this. An elegant, self-confident, extraordinary and yet pleasing fragrance. Gentleman-like. And with that, he also sets the tone a bit. With Sur la Route, I can't imagine a metal rock fan with the best will in the world. Always with a suit. But also for smart casual clothes, because a fragrance ultimately underlines the personality of the wearer and not that of the clothes. Whether young or old, everyone should test and decide for themselves. Seasonally, I think it is widely applicable, although perhaps not necessarily in sub-zero temperatures and snow.

Sillage and shelf life: Very remarkable for a fresh fragrance. Unfortunately, most of the representatives of this variety bend too quickly and disappear through the back door. Here too, LV stands out from the crowd. Office-filling, engaging, leaving an almost frighteningly lasting impression on clothing. Making a statement for hours without shouting or annoying. You are there and good is.

I can tell: I'm very enthusiastic. And it's hard to be hard to inspire.

Louis Vuitton has added an outstanding fragrance to its product portfolio that fits perfectly and seamlessly into the overall range. And thus also justifies the still high price, albeit in absolute terms.
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JBreit96

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JBreit96
Top Review 21  
Give him time!
At least that's how it was for me. When I bought my Ombre Nomade, I bought, among other things, a sample of Sur la Route, which of course I had to test immediately. My first encounter with the fragrance was difficult. The lemon is extremely dominant and didn't appeal to me at first smell, so it disappeared again in my sample collection. After some time, I decided to give it a second chance, where I liked it much better. I guess there's more to it than just lemon. The third time he has then finally opened to me in its complexity, what a horny summer scent!

The fragrance starts, (spoiler alert) very citrusy, with a very natural and very present citronatnote, which is neither too sour nor in any way bitter, which also remains spotlight over the entire period. After about two hours, the lemon does take a bit of a backseat, allowing the other scents to join it. He slowly gets a very mild peppery and then also the special twist in the fragrance comes out: grass!
Under this you can now imagine little, so imagine the following: It's spring, the sun has so slowly really power. You go outside the front door and your neighbor has just mowed the lawn. That's the note that triggers flight reflexes in allergy sufferers, but mostly brings feelings of happiness to others, and that's exactly what this scent does. But don't worry, my girlfriend also has an allergy to grasses and at least she hasn't run away from me yet because of this perfume. :D On the contrary, she also really likes him.
In the drydown, the citrus notes also remain noticeable, but the fragrance then gets a very light, from me not closer definable green touch.

The fragrance itself is extremely high quality and has, like most perfumes of the brand a little twist that makes it extremely special. Durability and sillage are extremely good for a citrus-fresh fragrance. On the clothes I take him even after a good three days still well perceived.

Now to the price. What I do not understand is why the fragrances of LV are generally poorly rated here in terms of price / performance. Yes, they are expensive, but for most fragrances, the price is simply justified for the quality of the scents. And there I want to limit myself now specifically to the Sur La Route: a citrus-fresh fragrance with such a performance and a very creative twist by the grass note can be found highly rare.

In summary: Extremely creative summer fragrance that I can highly recommend!
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 4 years ago
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Sur la Route starts with nice citruses and a note of grass with a medicinal touch. You also get spices, wood and white musk.
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Patj1994Patj1994 4 months ago
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Odd blend of notes that dont go well with each other, bad performance. It’s being discontinued and I can see why. One of the worst LV’s
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 11 months ago
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Initially citrusy, green and bitter - incredibly refreshing. In the drydown, a woody mineral DNA emerges, Unique!
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ImoHsbImoHsb 1 year ago
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Very beautiful scent, perfect for summer. love it!!!
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PedroCabralPedroCabral 2 years ago
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So fresh and so clean. As if they were freshly laundered cotton sheets of the highest quality. Great!
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