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L’Artisan Parfumeur L’Ete en Douce EDT Fragrance Review

L'Artisan Parfumeur Ete en douce

 

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… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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L’Artisan Parfumeur Fleur de Liane EDT Fragrance Review

L'Artisan Fleur de Liane perfume

Perfume people are picky. You know that. I think L’Artisan Parfumeur Fleur de Liane is a good perfume and possibly great IF (see, I’ve already started with the picky “ifs”) it it were half the price or IF I lived in a tropical climate.

Fleur de Liane opens as ozonic and green. It doesn’t remind me of a tropical Panamanian rainforest but instead dew covered grass on an early summer morning…that is part of a drugstore shampoo commercial set. Fleur de Liane becomes a fresh… Continue reading

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L’Artisan Parfumeur Al Oudh EDP Perfume Review

L'Artisan Parfumuer Al Oudh EDP

L’Artisan Parfumeur Al Oudh is unlike anything else in the L’Artisan line. It’s filthy. It’s dirty and it doesn’t fit with those “usual” Giacobetti blends in the line.

The first time I wore Al Oudh, I expected some rose-oud thing that we’re all used to. I applied it, went out and felt embarrassed  I got very self-conscious, fearing that I smelled like a sweaty groin. I’d get this whiff of well, body parts that haven’t been showered during the middle of a heatwave… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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L’Artisan Parfumeur Safran Troublant EDT Fragrance Review

L'Artisan Parfumeur Safran Troublant

L’Artisan Parfumeur describes Safran Troublant as “a potent portrayal of candied roses; alluring and just a little dangerous.” Yep. They got that right.

The opening of Safran Troublant is a rich, spicy saffron with sandalwood and rose. It’s like a pinch of saffron soaking in a rose attar. It’s a spicy, woody rose. It’s a little “chewy”. I do get more than saffron in the opening. There’s clove, dried ginger, alspice. Safran Troublant is a warm and comforting fragrance, not too sweet and not… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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L’Artisan Parfumeur Batucada EDT Perfume Review

l'Artisan Parfumeur Batucada perfume

L’Artisan Parfumeur Batucada is a perfume lovechild between 2 perfumers separated by the Atlantic ocean, Karine Vichon of Grasse and Elisabeth Maier of São Paulo. It is a perfume that “celebrates Brazil”. I don’t know if it does that (it tries) but I do know that it is a fragrance that smells just like the way that the perfume copy on the website reads – sparkling Caïpirinha, floral sun cream, sea salt and sweaty skin.

Batucada opens with a garden mint and sweet lime zest. This… Continue reading | 11 Comments