Originally Posted by hobbes22
Well, that makes me feel better about LEdN (I have not tried it).
I got Mechant Loup, Premier Figuier, Voleur de Roses, Poivre Piquant, and Timbuktu. The only L'Artisan I've really tried is Fou d'Absinthe, which I love (though not the strongest in my wardrobe).
The funny thing is, my skin tames almost every scent. Even Duro is just a tame little kitten on me (I use 3-4 sprays, turning on its head the argument "oh it's an extrait so 30ml will last like 100ml of EDT"). So I have to imagine L'Artisan is not the house for me. Yet here I am with five blind buys coming... I just can't pass up a good deal.
Don't believe that they are going to be as tame as you think. I don't really understand the bashing of L'Artisan's fragrances here, especially when compared to most Creeds, their longevity is pretty good.
Now, Hobbes, I think you've picked mighty good ones!
I don't find L'Eau du Navigateur so 80's: no musk, no patchouli, no oakmoss, no powerhouse. It is one of my absolute favourites, and one of the most masculine fragrances ever. You really should try it.
The same goes for Dzing! I mean, the you-should-try-it part. It's strange and compelling, very... organic.