You have only heard about them now, because they have only recently been released.
I was actually just mentioning them in some other thread (the "Al Oudh" thread !). Someone there was "complaining" of L'Artisan's constant habit of "trend snatching" and "bandwagon jumping", after the fact.
And I noted that "Mon Parfums" black lacquered coffrets, which the fragrances apparently come housed in, is of course very similar to Kilian's concept, also black lacquered coffrets.
Then they are also offering the option of having the bottles engraved with a choice of your own design. Which of course is also very reminiscent of Serge Lutens engraved special edition bell jars. (Mind you, for that price, having your very own engraved design on the bottle really is the least they could do )
So I was kinda agreeing with this guys (Trebor's) statement ! (I suppose he does kinda have a point !)
Still ... They do sound quite lovely ! ... And I would luv to give them a sniff ! ...
Not that I will ever be able to, I imagine ! ... Or ever be able to afford one, for that matter ! ...
Actually even if I could afford one. ... I don't think I'd ever allow myself to spend quite that much money on just a single frag. no matter how exclusive it is !!! ($10,000.00 (if that really is how much they will cost ???) is just a ridiculously overinflated price !)
(But regardless ... There are still quite a good few of their frags I luv. Thankfully I also have no problem with their frag's longevity, which many people have complained about here.)