I’m aware that this review of L’Artisan Parfumeur L’Ete en Douce shows that I have some major issues with scented kitty litter.
Something about L’Ete en Douce really grosses me out at the opening. It smells exactly like a chemical flea repellent that we used to use on a cat we had years ago before I found out I was allergic to kitties. Don’t worry, kitty went to an amazing home. Back to the fragrance – My first reaction is to scrub. I avoided my survival instincts and decided to stick through it. I’m tough like that. You wouldn’t believe the things that I do for you guys… L’Ete en Douce is herbal with a “powdery” hay (AKA coumarin) and an overwhelming amount of white musk. This white musk reminds me of laundry detergent. Hay and laundry detergent isn’t so bad, but it is incredibly dull. It’s the herbal greenness that throws me off. It’s mixed with a very transparent orange blossom water. Now that I think about it, I am offended by the hay/laundry musk. It reminds me of scented kitty litter…and I hate that stuff. Am I the only person in the world offended by this “inoffensive” scent? Probably.
With time, the scent grows even more powdery but “sheer”. BUT, I get this sickly sweet linden. I love linden but I’m finding it obnoxious in this fragrance. I’m finding this entire fragrance obnoxious and I would like to go scrub now. Excuse me…
Notes listed include mint, rose, orange blossom, hay, white woods, and white musk. PERFUMER – Olivia Giacobetti
I can see why people would like L’Ete en Douce. It’s sheer, clean and powdery. I think it makes people feel pretty, like frolicking around in a white sundress in a green pasture. But I can say anything I want because it’s my blog and I can do what I want, I hate this stuff. Give it a try if you like green florals or powdery florals.
L’Ete en Douce comes in 2 sizes with prices ranging from $100-$145 at Beautyhabit.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Flea repellent and Arm & Hammer products designed to disguise pet owners. It’s like all of the worst attributes of owning a cat. OK, I’m being harsh, really harsh. In reality L’Ete en Douce is a powdery coumarin heavy green floral with a super clean laundry musk base.
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