Hello Fellow Fumies,
Every Saturday we have a Question, an idea purloined from Olfactoria’s Travels. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it is a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them.
Over 100 responses I will draw a Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
- L’Artisan Seville a l’Aube
- L’Artisan Iris Pallida
- L’Artisan Vanille Absolument
- L’Artisan Coeur de Vetiver Sacre
- L’Artisan La Haie Fleurie
Last Weeks Winner: Didn’t make 100
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Saturday Question: What’s Your Favourite L’Artisan Fragrance?
L’Artisan are important. They may not have been the first ever niche fragrance house but the definitely made the genre their own. Now by niche I’m not talking about the wannabes that we see a lot of today. I’m talking new adventures, first time uses of notes and styles. L’Artisan took Ambre and made it the whole reason for a fragrance, L’Eau d’Amber 1978. The same year Mure et Musc, a fruity fragrance with minty backdrop. They were the first to bring out a fig scent that went crazy Premier Figuier 1994. La Chasse aux Papillons came out in 1999! These guys have been there, making waves and guiding the trends since niche became Niche.
Seville a l`Aube 2012: This is my second bottle. Back when it was first launched Seville a l`Aube was supposed to be a Limited Edition so I bought two back ups. Those earlier bottles have a jasmine that turns floor orange over time.
Why is Seville a l`Aube my favourite? In 2012 I was brand new to blogging and this amazing thing was happening. A perfume blogger, Denyse Beaulieu, had got together with a perfumer and helped create a fragrance. Not only that but she wrote a book called The Perfume Lover about the creation of the perfume, what each note meant and the trials and tribulations of it all. This was unbelievable. Though I’d never wished for such a thing, that it was possible was a revelation. It also provided amazing insights into how a fragrance can be created.
Now this could all have ended badly in a shit fragrance but NO! Seville a l`Aube is the loveliest orange blossom. It’s tricked out with honey, wax, incense and a bunch of flowers and resins but they only serve to make this spectacular orange blossom scent even more lovely and special. I don’t reach for it much in high summer but spring, autumn and warmer winter days seem to be perfect wearing weathers for me. If it’s too hot the fragrance starts to smell more like sticky orange juice fingers after eating quarters at half time of a footy game.
Then in 2013 I met Denyse Beaulieu while in Paris and we became buddies. Seville a l`Aube has been an integral part of my fragrant journey and I love it for the scent and the memories.