LArtisan has managed to put out some quirky, comforting and highly unique stuff, all under the one banner.
For comforting, I reach for Ellenas Bois Farine. Not unlike Jeux de Peau in some ways yeasty, nutty yet not overly sweet its a personal scent, to apply even when slipping under the sheets. Duchaufours Safran Troublant and Poivre Piquant might also fit nicely here.
For elegant, my pick would be the inimitable Voleur de Roses celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and still ahead of its time. Haunting, a tad mysterious with its lush, metallic rose lurking in the shadows, smeared ever so slightly of blood. Secrétions Magnifiques, all these years later, may have perhaps drawn some inspiration from it.
For quirky and unique, definitely try Piment Brulant, a sprightly pesto of verdant coriander, tomato leaf and freshly cut jalapeño with a smooth skin-scent deep cocoa finish reminiscent of. Body Kouros in its late stages. It will cut through the heat in summer, temper any bitterly cold day, and put a smile on your face every time. Dont dismiss this one, it takes some getting used to. When you get it, youll know. Very LArtisan. As are Batucada and LEau de lArtisan, both straightforward yet highly invigorating.
And finally, in the intoxicatingly rich, deep and satisfying category (for an olfactory experience eliciting maybe even a tiny moan), theres Al Oudh, Traversée du Bosphore, Cur de Vétiver Sacré, Fou dAbsinthe and Méchant Loup featuring liquor or candied fruits and nuts; the slightly smokier Passage dEnfer; and, but of course!, Dzongha or Timbuktu for when incense is your weapon of choice.