La Haie Fleurie du Hameau by L`Artisan Parfumeur 1982

Hey All you Fragrance Lovers,

GOSH! 1982, this frag came out while I was still in school. 1982 was the last year I was in the Top 10 of my year and just before I went seriously “Off The Rails” as they called it back then. I think by then my Mum had bought me an Aramis and a mini of VC&A Pour Homme, maybe by then I had even had Polo. That doesn’t count wearing all my Mum & sister’s fragrances though.

La Haie Fleurie du Hameau by L`Artisan Parfumeur 1982

La Haie Fleurie du Hameau by Jean Claude Ellena

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Jasmine, orange blossom, narcissus, ylang-ylang, honeysuckle, vanilla, oakmoss

It’s been super busy around here lately. The house has a For Sale sign out the front and we have been working like House Elves to have it super schmick for the auction. I feel as though I’ve neglected you all a little this weekend, sorry, my head is full to overflowing with stuff and I can’t find a damn thing in the house because so much is packed away in storage. So while I am wearing as much fragrance as ever I am wearing it to forget thought, as a mini mental holiday rather than to run through notes and journey while wearing it. There has been a LOT of gardening going on and every time I work in the front I am completely engulfed in the glorious scents of Erlicher jonquils and King Alfred daffodils.

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Here is another of my lucky gifts from Michael Edwards, and when I spritzed it tonight it was exactly that gorgeous heady, narcotic and indolic magic that I smell while working in the garden. Mesmerisingly beautiful, as I was driving to work and the few first minutes before I was swept up in Trivia I was absolutely gobsmacked by how lovely. An older bottle with the round cap I think the flowers are totally gorgeous and opulent.

What an excellent rendition of narcissus, I can easily smell how this young man could have fallen so deeply in love with his own beautiful perfection and wanted to smell only that until he wasted away, engulfed or perhaps became merely a breath of indolic air.

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While it is not terrible long lasting, at about 2 hours fragrant and maybe another 2 of very quiet floral vanilla wisps, I found it a wonderful fragrant ride. Extremely pretty and I felt lovely, sometimes a fragrance can make me think I am quite gorgeous. Transportive. Suddenly I am a girlish waif, happy and carefree on a sunlit hill covered in daffodils. It’s like the scene in Death Becomes Her when Meryl Streep takes the potion, except I spritz it.

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Did you ever get to smell this lovely white and yellow floral?
Portia xx

18 comments on “La Haie Fleurie du Hameau by L`Artisan Parfumeur 1982

  1. darkrose says:

    I live near mountains, so I am familiar with wild daffodils/narcissus as they start blooming on meadows at the half of Spring 🙂

    Its scent is gorgeous and rich, a little bit animalic I would say.. not a shy one, for sure. I have a daffodil-scented oil named “Jonquille”, bought many years ago… it still smells wonderful, but not as the real thing.

    Thanks for the lovely review, Portia! There are so many gorgeous scents I haven’t tried yet, this one goes in my for-test list.

  2. Neil Chapman says:

    I always loved this one!

    So….gorgeous, liltingly floral and full; rich ( I love Ellena in his old First orchestral mode) I wonder if it can still be found……
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  3. Azar says:

    Hi Portia,
    I really love the smell of those big daffodils too! I remember looking for this fragrance a few months ago when we were having our Spring up here. No luck. I will have to go for a decant but that’s OK.
    You HAVE been super busy! What a huge amount of work! A mini mental holiday with daffodils and vanilla sounds very therapeutic.
    Azar xx

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Azar,
      It seems like I am addicted to constant crazy, high octane living. Every time the world slows a little I instantly jam a spanner in the works so all hell breaks loose.
      The frags keep me grounded, some days. At other times I need Jin and Kath to pull me back to earth.
      Portia xx

  4. jillie says:

    That has to be one of the best descriptions of La Haie Fleurie that I have read! I was gobsmacked when I first wore it in the 80s – it was unlike anything else. It is so realistic that if I am in the garden when the honeysuckle and jasmine are blooming I think I am wearing it.

    Sadly it was discontinued a couple of years ago. I bought a couple of backup bottles then; although it does deepen and darken a little with age, somehow that doesn’t seem to detract from its beauty.

    Good luck with the auction!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Jillie,
      Yes my juice is quite an amber colour, I thought it may have darkened.
      Thank you for the kind compliment, I am glad our frag experiences are similar on La Haie Fleurie. I am wearing it again today, gorgeous.
      Portia xx

  5. Kandice says:

    I’d love to try this. It sounds beautiful. Too bad it’s been discontinued. Best of luck with the auction!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Thanks Kandice,
      We were lucky enough to get a write up in Sydney’s biggest distribution paper yesterday (on the strength of my being a Drag Queen!) so there has been a flurry of new interest. Thank everything for a slow news weekend.
      Portia xx

  6. Sister Mary says:

    Oh the Narcissus! Lucky you are to have this one Portia, although I have plenty of the flowers to keep me contented in this glorious Spring. What a sweet thing to enjoy in such a busy time! Thanks for this lovely review.

    I adore fragrances that make me feel like a “gorgeous, girlish waif, happy and carefree on a sunlit hill covered in daffodils” even though it’s many years since I had that problem Maria!

    Still plenty of happy carefree times on sunlit hills and daffodils, so I shan’t mourn the girlish waif and the discontinued fragorgeous too much ; )

  7. Undina says:

    Until I read this post I wasn’t aware of the existence of this perfume, which is probably for the best since it’s just one more discontinued beauty. Though I would have probably liked it since I like daffodils in perfumes. Oh well…
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  8. Laurels says:

    Oh, it sounds gorgeous–all my favorite floral scents in one perfume. Maybe I’ll happen across a bottle somewhere. Stranger things have happened. Good luck–I moved around a lot when I was young, and hated it, so I feel stressed on your behalf just reading about it. You seem to thrive on change, though, so onwards and upwards! xxx

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi there LaurelS,
      Yes, I’d not heard of it till it was given to me. There’s so much to know!!
      I am not much of a mover really. I try to find a place and sink my roots there. This was a farewell living in my childhood home though and after about 5 years I can say that I’ve laid all my ghosts to rest and its time to move on.
      Sometimes you know it’s time.
      Portia xx

  9. MG says:

    I have a full 3.4 oz bottle of this gorgeous Ellena creation. My bf doesn’t care for it. Any ideas of where to sell it? Thank you!!
    Kyriayes at Yahoo. Com

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Yes, go to Facebook. Ask Carlos, the moderator, if you can get into PLP Splits and Sales. It’s a scent selling page for people with extra.
      Portia xx

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