Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s 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 regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
Saturday Question: Which Is Your Favourite L’Artisan Parfumeur?
L’Artisan! One of the very first niche houses. So many firsts. First fragrances featuring single notes with a few extras for highlight and contrast: Fig, Blackcurrant, Amber and more. They loved the idea of taking an ancient art and breathing new life into it. Lost for years in the doldrums and seemingly owned by groups that don’t “get” them. I think Puig has given them a new lease of life. Sure, it’s not all to my taste, nor do I think it particularly in keeping with their history but if they have to sidestep to keep the boat afloat then I’m cool. The world is a better place for me because L’Artisan is in it.
There are so many excellent scents to choose from. Batucada, Coeur de Vetiver Sacre, L’Eau d’Ambre, L’Eau du Navigateur, La Chasse aux Papillons, Nuit de Tubereuse, Piment Brulant, Premier Figuier, Skin on Skin and Tea for Two are just some of the range in my collection. Batucada, Skin on Skin and Tea for Two are in my Top 4 I reckon of wears but the one that gets the most skin time by far is…..
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Aldehydes, Lavender, Petitgrain, Plant juice
Heart: Benzoin, Beeswax, Jasmine, Orange blossom, White blossoms
Base: Amber, Resin, Rose, Frankincense
Seville a l’Aube: Yes, the 2012 orange blossom, incense and candles with a bunch of accompanying accords wears beautifully for me in most weathers. The waxy white flowers meld magnificently with the lavender, smoky resins and tobacco. It’s easy to imagine the dusty evening Spanish religious festival and all the associated smells in my mind.
Not only does it smell amazing but it always reminds me of my friend Denyse Beaulieu who was the muse for the fragrance. She wrote a book called The Perfume Lover that was a magical ride through the mysteries of fragrance creation. It was also a love story. The fragrance, book and friend are all inextricably linked and I think part of my joy in it is that.
Surrender To Chance has samples