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    Default Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    I haven't much experience of this particular line, although the ones I
    have tried I really liked, especially Premier Figuier and Voleur de Rose.
    PF is totally gorgeous and lasts very well on my skin, seeming to bloom
    in the heat.

    I am desperate to try Bois Farine and La Chasse aux Papillons. Is there anywhere
    apart from Les Senteurs in the U.K. that stocks the l'Artisans?

    What are your favourites from this line and which ones have disappointed you
    and why? I want to learn more about them.
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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    My very favorite L'Artisan is Dzing! with Passage d"Enfer a close second. Dzing! was described to me as "hot, sugared leather" and that pretty much sums it up. PdE is a wonderful lily, aloe, and incense scent that is on my lust list. I also own Safron Troublant, a milky vanilla spiced up with safron, layered with sandalwood and rose.

    Also on my wish list:
    Havana Vanille
    Bois Farine
    Mure et Musc
    Voleur de Roses

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    La Chasse aux Papillons (there is an EDT and an EDP - called La Chasse aux Papillons Extreme) is very light and feminine. I prefer the non-extreme version. They are both very pretty (as in makes you feel beautiful when you wear it). However, I find this scent underwhelming over time.
    My favorite L' Artisan is Timbuktu. Insence, dried fruits, and deep spices. Mmmm -especially in the autumn. This scent is comforting and exciting at the same time.
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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    Dzing!

    I really need to explore the line more, though. There are so many I've tried in passing that I never gave the proper time and attention to, and many more I've never even smelled. I've only given a full wearing to nine of them.

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    Im taking a long overdue look into L'Artisan myself at the moment

    Kewart Spacenk and liberty both stock them and I just discovered this place too but I dont know what they are like yet

    http://www.lartisanparfumeur.co.uk/?...FQ8_lAodFxwa6A

    And you can order from L'Artisan direct too

    http://www.artisanparfumeur.com/

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    Havana Vanille has gotten under, and on, my skin big time. I love its lively evolution through tobacco and vanilla down to its musky base.
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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    I'm with you on Premier Figuier, Kewart. Fantastic scent for hot weather.

    My personal fav is Fleur d'Oranger. Ghastly price, yes, but soooo good. A huge mood elevator for me and wearable year round.

    Bringing up the rear for me of the ones I own is Mimosa Pour Moi. I liked the sample and sprung for a FB, but somehow I find myself in the mood for it very infrequently. Maybe someday I'll sell it. Or, maybe it's time for me to start experiment with layering it.

    La Chasse Aux Papillons is a very sweet jasmine to me. I like it when first applied, but that is all.



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    Dzing!, Dzongkha, and Tea For Two are my top three. The only ones I have not really tried in the current line have been some of the florals. I really like the house a lot, and was fortunate to get a lot in the last few months at a significant discount. I recently got Al Oudh (not at discount, alas), which a lot of people in the forums were kind of dismissive of. I find it really sexy. Love it.
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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    Tea for Two
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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    L'Artisan Parfumeur is a diverse line, several perfumers with distinct styles having contributed to it over the years. Some of my favorites in the range include Dzongkha, Tea for Two, Fou d'Absinthe, Méchant Loup, Mimosa pour Moi, Drôle de Rose, Fleur de Liane, Thé pour une Été, and Dzing! Of the most recent releases, I enjoyed Al Oudh, but have been very disappointed in Havana Vanille and Nuit de Tubéreuse.

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    How did I forget to mention Jour de Fête?! A real comfort scent-- Jordan almonds. (Or Play Doh! At least that was my first impression.)



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    I don't like this line, just really don't get it. But I smelled some La Chasse aux Papillons on another person and I was amazed. Therefore, I recommend it eagerly. And actually like that one.

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    Tried all of them, except for the 2010 releases, three are the favorites -- Voleur de Roses (plummy roses-patchouli), Timbuktu (non-foody gourmand) and Fleur de Narcisse (because there is nobody doing daffodils quite like them).

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    The favorites that I own are: Passage d'Enfer and The pour un Ete. I would love to add Dzongkha and Nuit de Tuberose
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    This is my favorite house, and I've tried most of them. I love Timbuktu, Dzongkha, Nuit de Tubereuse, Havana Vanille, Voleur de Roses, Fleur de Liane, Premier Figuier, Cote d'Amour, Fleur de Narcisse, and L'Eau de Jatamansi. And I like most of the others I've tried. The only ones, so far, that I wouldn't particularly choose to wear are Drole de Rose, L'Eau d'Ambre, Jour de Fete, Bois Farine, and Tea for Two.

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    Tea For Two, by far.

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    I have and love Bois Farine, Dzing!, Dzongkha, Jour de Fête, L'Eau d'Ambre (+ Ambre Extrême), Mandarin tout simplement, Mûre et Musc (+ MeM Extrême), Passage d'Enfer, Piment Brûlant, Poivre Piquant, Saffran Troublant, Tea for Two, Timbuktu and Voleur de Roses.

    Would like to add Fleur de Liane to my collection one day.

    If I had to pick just one, it would be Dzing!

    I found Fou d'Absinthe and Patchouli Patch disappointing, and I just don't like Mechant Loup and Vanilia at all.
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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    Tea for Two.
    Dzongkha.

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    L'Artisan still have a boutique in London. The address is 17 Cable Street, London SW3 3QW(? for the last part of the postcode).

    Iris Pallida is just the most gorgeous iris, but very expensive if they have it.
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    Oh I just adore the weird and wonderful Bois Farine..!!

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    I've tried several of the L'Artisans, thanks to their wonderful sample program ($7/5 samples?). Voleur de Roses is among my favorites from this line, thus far. Bois Farine is very interesting, and Fleur de Liane (thank you Haunani!) is quite pretty. Once in a while I will pull out my sample of Verte Violette, which was most "verte" when I first tried it, but now is too sweet (huh?). I am very much enjoying my samples of the Fleur d'Oranger - maybe it is my favorite from this line, but I have a hard time rationalizing the cost of a FB!

    I don't own a bottle from this line, but if I win the lottery I'd get the Fd'O. If not, perhaps I'll buy myself the Voleur de Roses....

    Final note: It was interesting to read pomander's take on La Chasse, because I feel exactly the same way!

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    Dzongkha and Fleur d'Oranger 07

    I sample the line (it's available in a store near here) often, but am wary of it, since two that I loved as samples, and then bought, I'm not enjoying wearing: Tea for Two (too sweet) and Voleur de Roses (get very weird and I wash it off)

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    There are many I love from this line. Currently I own only one full bottle - Safran Troublant - but would love to add Jour de Fete, Bois Farine, Navegar, and Dzing.
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    Agree with lots on this thread, and there are many I'm really looking forward to trying soon (such as Timbuktu and Dzongkha). I'm feeling big love for my Nuit de Tubereuse sample, and am looking forward to getting a FB. Also really enjoy Havana Vanille and Bois Farine. I was really hopeful about La Chasse, but it must have been a really off day for my nose, because I kept thinking it smelled like Lipton Chicken Noodle Soup! (Maybe I was hungry or getting a cold

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    I have La Chasse aux Papillons and La Haie Fleurie, both of which I love - and both have such minimal staying power I have only sampled, not bought, more from L;Artisan.

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    I've only tried Timbuktu (on Hebe!), but I would like to try more. I'm struggling to find them anywhere near me though.

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    My favorites from this line:

    L'eau d'Ambre
    Timbuktu
    L'eau de Jatamansi
    Mimosa Pour Moi
    Premier Figuier

    Most disappointing: Havana Vanille ( kinda underwhelming )

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    I have to go with.....Mechant Loup, Premier Fig and Vanilia.....In the colder months I blend Vanilia and Pacthouli Patch together!!!
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    Tea for Two
    Piment Brulant (this doesn't last on me at all, unfortunately, but it's so fresh in the summer.)
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    I just couldn't like Dzing!, and Havana Vanille left me lukewarm. I will have to sample Timbuktu again. I sniffed it at one of the L'Artisan boutiques and thought it was very nice, but I was not moved to buy it on the spot.
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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    My most favorite is clearly Iris Pallida

    Other loves are:

    Havana Vanille
    Tea for Two
    Verte Violette
    Premiere Figuiere
    Ambre Extreme
    La Chase Aux Papillons

    and a long discontinued treasure - Orchidee Blanc

    The greatest attribute of L'Artisan frags is their easy wearability! It is a pleasure to spritz on almost any of their scents, and enjoy it well throughout the day. I held off on purchasing Iris Pallida for a long time, due to the ridiculous pricetag...but eventually went ahead and splurged! I haven't EVER regretted that buy!
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