L’Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse aux Papillons is a described by L’Artisan as “the delicate scent of sun-kissed skin and intoxicating florals.” It’s a heady citrus white floral. La Chasse aux Papillons means “butterfly chase” in English. I like to think of it as chasing adorable little papillon puppies in a field of green.
La Chasse aux Papillons is a bright citrus floral. At first, I’m almost overwhelmed by tuberose and jasmine. OK, I admit it. I am overwhelmed by the heady florals. My nose eventually picks up on the other heady florals, mainly neroli with sweetness from honeyed linden. The sharp citrus blossoms are everywhere. It makes me happy and reminds me of lazy summer nights when all you want to do is drink iced tea while chatting with the people you love, a delicate breeze brings in the aroma of night-blooming florals. The tuberose lasts throughout the fragrance on me. In the beginning it’s green, later it becomes thicker but not as thick as 90% of tuberose fragrances on the market.
La Chasse aux Papillon isn’t ground breaking in my opinion, but it is good. It’s a likable mix of citrus florals and night-blooming florals. It really is a “summer” fragrance. I see La Chasse aux Papillons as a super feminine eau de cologne. It has tart and dry citrus blossoms but they are mixed with luscious jasmine and tuberose.
However, this fragrance lasts as long as Frink the Frug’s patience with his neighbor, Pepe the Papillon. And he has no patience for papillons. This scent is very fleeting. But, I expect that because the scent is so heady and burns off quickly.
Notes listed include linden blossom, lemon tree blossom, orange blossom, jasmine, and tuberose.
Give La Chasse aux Papillons a try if you like citrus white florals. Or if you like perfumes like By Kilian Prelude to Love, Arquiste Flor y Canto, Diptyque Do Son, Nasomatto Narcotic Venus, and/or TOCCA Florence.
The 3.4 oz EDT of La Chasse aux Papillons retails for $145 and is available at Beautyhabit. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A very feminine “eau de cologne” heavy with fleeting white florals. This is a very pretty, cheerful fragrance; hence, why it is not for me 🙂
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