32 Venenum by Daphne Bugey for L`Artisan Perfumer 2016




Hey crew,

I was in the city today and stopped by to sniff stuff. I started chatting to a VERY sexy SA in Myer called Louis. Seriously DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! Anyway we chatted about what I should try, I was all blasé, tried everything you have and then he pointed out the L’Artisan prive range. I totally ignored them when they came out but he insisted so…

32 Venenum by L`Artisan Perfumer 2016

32 Venenum by Daphne Bugey


Parfumo gives these featured accords;
Bread, Milk, Chai tea, Ceylonese sandalwood, Rice

Yep, smells good.

Chai? Yes. Milk, Yes. Rice? Maybe? Sandalwood, oH YES!

Should have bought it on the spot. Will now have to go back. Hopefully Louis will be there so I can be the creepy old gay. He doesn’t look outraged though, just chuffed.


Three spritzes on my arm and the train ride home was blissful. I’m now at home and still loving its toasty goodness. YUM

Libertine  says this: A new world is opened up. Would it be a forest of sandalwood where rice is steamed while drinking spicy chai or a wide golden field of grains? Venenum awakens memories and souvenirs of India without dwelling upon it. It oscillates between the scent of hot freshly made bread, milky clouds, spicy tea and smooth sandalwood. No matter where Daphné Bugey has decided to make us travel, the sensation is as gentle as it is enveloping. This venin is so flirtatious that it teases.

I do have to tell you though that it does remind me of something I can’t place. I think they’ve used an ingredient that’s also in Aether Methaldone and I am reading it loud and clear.

Further reading: Candy Perfume Boy
Libertine Parfumerie has $299/75ml with FREE Australian Postage
Surrender To Chance has samples starting at $3.60/0.5ml

Did you try it yet?
Portia xxx


8 thoughts on “32 Venenum by Daphne Bugey for L`Artisan Perfumer 2016

    • HA! Yes, they are pretty pricey but around the same as 75ml of Guerlain L’Art et la Matière. More chance of me going through this than Bois d’Arménie.
      Portia xx


  1. Oh, that Louis is a hottie! Thanks for sharing a piccie with us. I will have to try this one. I’m not a huge L’Artisan fan but this one sounds good.


    • You’re welcome Rickyrebarco. I think so too. And he was sweet as pie, could have smuggled him away in my handbag.
      Portia xxx


  2. I haven’t tried it yet but planning to add it to my next decant order. Honestly, I’ve been dreaming about Venenum since it was announced because I love milk and spice notes, like in masala tea. Not so many perfumes have these notes at the same time so Venenum is a must try for me.


    • Hey Anastasia,
      Yes, and there are moments when it smells like you could be at a roadside dhaba in rural India drinking from beaten up metal tea cups. It’s pretty real.
      Portia xxx


  3. Oh gosh that Louis is one fine man! I had the pleasure of purchasing a Penhaligon’s from him a few months ago. Such a knowledgeable guy and such a big flirt hehe. Might have to pay him a visit and slip him my number soon 😛


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