Safran Troublant (2002)
    by L'Artisan Parfumeur






    Safran Troublant Fragrance notes

    Red rose, Saffron Vanilla, Sandalwood

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    JackTwist
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    I love the creamy initial blast of saffron and rose, but the rose soon leaves and I am left with a medicinal clove-like after scent of the saffron and a bland vanilla.

    Very light and not very long lasting.

    A for originality, D for follow-through.

    06 March, 2014

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    voodoodanny
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    I could have sworn there was cardamom in this - like Cartier Declaration but better and more gourmand. In any case, it's wonderful and after one sniff I was hooked. I'm very much looking forward to sniff number two.

    25 February, 2013 (Last Edited: 20th March, 2013)

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    Veritas and Proportion are the guiding deities behind this divine scent. Giacobetti propitiates Veritas by realizing the truest saffron note I have yet encountered in perfumery – this is the real thing, the kind of magical intoxicating fragrance that first made people pick crocus stamens in back-breaking labour. Unadulterated saffron is pretty difficult to source these days and thus many people's perception of this note can be a bit mixed up.
    Proportion (and no doubt craft) is what makes one baker turn out a minor miracle with flour, water, yeast and salt, and another a chewy lump. Here the merest dab of rose gives extra propulsion to the saffron at the start, and then the vanilla smoothes and gently warms the entire composition into creamy voluptuousness. To call this a gourmand is to somewhat miss the point; to my mind this has the erotic charge of being with someone with whom one is completely at ease and to whom surrender will bring only pleasure.
    Sadly, loses strength fast and needs reapplications.

    29 June, 2012

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    Duh : This is one of those ones that's distinctive enough that if you're going to love it, you'll really love it, and if you don't, you won't.

    Certainly not your Mr. Studly Sextup type of thing, but rather my go-to comfort scent instead.

    And the sort of thing that if you like Tea for Two, there's a fair chance that you'll like this too.

    Count me among those who love it.

    18 April, 2012

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    Jill Merrell
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    I agree with the flavors on the previous posts. Not a sexy scent to me, like Opium, but a comforting scent.

    12 October, 2011

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    Trauerkraut
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    To me this one smells like oldfashioned rosewater...cheap, thin, quiet and inoffensive, but nothing to wear nowadays.

    05 October, 2011

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