So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floriental fragrance for women.
- Top notes: aldehydes, mandarin orange, Brazilian rosewood and geranium
- Middle notes: rose de mai, peony, rosemary, orris root, vetiver, lily-of-the-valley and cedar
- Base notes: tonka bean, cinnamon, musk, vanilla and heliotrope
Federal supplement. [First Series.] - Volume 593:, 1985:
"Houbigant has announced plans to market, beginning in August, 1984, a line of cosmetics and fragrances (perfumes) to be called "Lutece."
Fate of the Fragrance:
Lutece was originally manufactured in France and distributed by both Houbigant and Houbigant's subsidiary Parfums Parquet. In 1994 Parfums Parquet was acquired by the American company Renaissance Cosmetics from Houbigant. Renaissance had control over the Houbigant fragrances: Lutece, Chantilly, White Chantilly, Raffinee, French Vanilla and Alyssa Ashley Musk.
In 1995, this was followed by the acquisition of Dana Perfumes Corp, from the Serra family and of Cosmar (who produce nail products).
After 1995, Lutece was marketed under the Dana name instead of Houbigant. Some people say that there is a slight difference between the two fragrances, but most people say it is quite close to the original formula.
In 1999, Renaissance is sold and the company is renamed New Dana.