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L'Ete en Douce / Extrait de Songes (2005)
by L'Artisan Parfumeur


L'Ete en Douce / Extrait de Songes information

Year of Launch2005
Average Rating
(based on 70 votes)

People and companies

HouseL'Artisan Parfumeur
PerfumerOlivia Giacobetti
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group
Parent Company at launchFox Paine & Company > Cradle Holdings

About L'Ete en Douce / Extrait de Songes

Renamed to L'Ete en Douce from Extrait de Songes to avoid confusion with Goutal's Songes

Reviews of L'Ete en Douce / Extrait de Songes

This is not my usual kind of love, but it is a love. Got a sample in a giveaway and surprised myself by falling for it. To me it's a gorgeous orange blossom and musk, sheer and delicate but with a little weight to it. It sticks around and I am happy and smiling every time it floats up to my nose. It's innocent, clean, virginal. And absolutely beautiful.
27th June, 2015
I get a light orange blossom and mint, a whiff of linden - and this is it. A very light summer scent, ethereal, little silage and limited projection, and with two hours of longevity. Not bad but nothing brilliant.
10th January, 2014
L'ete en douce is like sitting in the shadow of an old tree, with the wind bringing you the smell of summer flowers and warm grass. Washed bedsheets dry hanging on a line in the afternoon sun.
A great picture for a great creation. Thankyou Olivia for being so clear and imaginative when you paint your scents.
06th May, 2012
This is a gorgeous summer fragrance, very sheer and feminine. On me it's linden-dominant with some support from green leaves and a hint of orange blossom. It reminds me of a favourite passage in Raymond Chandler's "The Long Goodbye": "She was standing close to me. I smelled her perfume. Or I thought I did. It hadn't been put on with a spray gun. Perhaps it was just the summer day."
19th April, 2012
L’Eté en Douce, originally Extrait de Songe, is the cucumber sandwich of the L'Artisan range, with not a crust in sight. The notes are linden, mint, orange blossom, and musk.

Unfortunately, L’Eté smells like fabric softener, is obnoxiously clingy, and can be dismissed as a pale imitation of Giacobetti’s En Passant for Frederic Malle.
20th September, 2011
happy, this is a happy fragrance without edges. not what you would call a signature fragrance in any way ,but sth that immediately makes you smile. it smells a bit like fresh washed laundry...mixed with an open summer meadow.
remember that first school trip you did not want to go to???? and the pullover your granny had washed and that smelled so homely when you snuggled your nose in?and did it comfort you? été en douce is that pullover. cosy, comforting and soft. or the summer meadow you have been lying on as a kid watching the shapes of the clouds go by?
this is what you find here. clean,cosy,comforting, charming, happy. entirely happy. this may not be a fragrance you will try to seduce someone with...but you do not wear a tight red vamp dress for summer picnic either do you?I love this fragrance because it is genuine and pure.
and why should that nt be sexy?
08th February, 2011

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