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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    Well, today I tested samples, and fell in love with Dzing! So, I'll have to amend my first post to say that it's a tie between Timbuktu and Dzing.
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    Timbuktu
    Mechant Loup
    L'Eau du Navigateur
    L’Eau du Caporal

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    Oh Ubuandibeme, I do wish I hadn't read your comment about Iris Pallida!!
    I am seriously lusting after it now. I have a thing for Iris scents and just know I
    would love IP. Do you mind me asking where you ordered yours from and how
    much it was? I usually draw the line at around £69 for a scent mind you, but for this
    one I might just fall by the wayside.
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.

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    There is a new(ish) L'Artisan shop in Covent Garden (the covered market area) with very friendly staff. For some strange reason it does not appear on their website!

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    Oh Kewart...the price of Iris Pallida is heartbreaking...$299.00 for 100 ml. ()

    The CHicago boutique is now closed, but I think you can order from New York...Barney's stores carry the line still. Not sure about your location though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubuandibeme View Post
    and a long discontinued treasure - Orchidee Blanc
    That! It is fantastic! I still hope to find a bottle forgotten somwehere, in a store. One day...

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    D'Zing (love that leather)
    Timbuktu
    Nuit de Tuberose (on order)

    Does anyone else have the problem with Timbuktu disappearing on them after a few hours?

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    TPC also carries Iris Pallida, come to think of it. Ghastly per ml price but still, a way to buy a small amount, just to have tried it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pklagrange View Post
    D'Zing (love that leather)
    Timbuktu
    Nuit de Tuberose (on order)

    Does anyone else have the problem with Timbuktu disappearing on them after a few hours?
    Not with Timbuktu, but Dzing! turns into a very quiet skin scent on me after about 1 hr. Soft-leather and spicy-sweet, just very attenuated vs. when first sprayed on.

    In general, it seems this brands' fragrances are quite ethereal.
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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    :edit: Oh jeeze...L'Artisan NOT MPG

    Tea for Two then
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    La Chasse Aux Papillons...which happens to be the only scent where I have received compliments from complete strangers. It also drives my Dear One wild.

    I also have and love Dzing! and Vanilia.

    I really like Havana Vanille too, but need a few more full wearings to decide if it is FB worthy...for some reason it is reminding me of Coromandel.

    And I LOVE Côte d'Amour and La Chasse Aux Papillons Extreme!

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    Quote Originally Posted by *bloomy* View Post
    ...And I LOVE Côte d'Amour and La Chasse Aux Papillons Extreme!
    Bloomy, I just caved and ordered Côte d'Amour. Isn't it great?! I suppose I should 'fess up on the purchasing thread. :-)

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    I've been wracking my poor brain trying to recall what food Iris Pallida smelled like to me, at first whiff-- and it just came to me: Artichoke tapenade! I even said that to the SA and she took a sniff and agreed!

    This is not to say it would continue to smell of artichokes. But that first sniff...very odd.

    edit:

    I retested in NYC last week and didn't pick up this odd note. Maybe the bottle I tested from the first time was damaged from being on display/exposure to light?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    Bloomy, I just caved and ordered Côte d'Amour. Isn't it great?! I suppose I should 'fess up on the purchasing thread. :-)
    Absolutely wonderful! I will be joining you in caving into the charms of Côte d'Amour VERY SOON!!! You have great taste Haunani

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    Favourite: Mure et Musc Extreme

    Also own and love:

    Santal
    L'Eau de Navigateur
    Dzing
    Vanilia
    Mechant Loup
    Ambre Extreme
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Currently wearing: Royal Water by Creed

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    For me?: Navegar and L'Eau de L'Artisan

    For her?: FLEUR DI LIANE, Mimosa pour moi, Mure et Musc Extreme, Havana Vanille, many others but those are the best.

    I think L'Artisan is to female scents what Creed is to masculines.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubuandibeme View Post
    The CHicago boutique is now closed, but I think you can order from New York...Barney's stores carry the line still. Not sure about your location though.
    Across from Watertower is closed, but they still have ALL the L'Artisan testers at the Nieman Marcus up in Northbrook, for those around Chi.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    I have a weird love/hate thing going on with L'Artisan. They have a house note that's supposed to be some sort of smoky tea that just smells like that weird rubber doll smell to my nose. It's in tons of them, from Dzing to Mure et Musc to their Fleur d'Oranger.

    My favorites are Fou d'Absinthe (though it may be quite challenging on a woman) and Ananas Fizz, which is the best fun peppery alcoholic pineapple/citrus summer scent ever.

    I also have a soft spot for Piment Brulant (the one that smells like bell peppers). Their incenses (Timbuktu, Dzongka, and Passage d'Enfer) are pure art pieces that I don't necessarily like wearing, but highly respect.
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    Thanks for that info. Rogalal!
    I am now keen to try Ananas Fizz.
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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    Rogalal, when I first tried Fou d'Absinthe I was thinking of buying it for myself. I didn't even realize it wasn't designated as a unisex. As it is, hubby bought a bottle so I leave that one to him, but I still like it a lot.

    Kewart, Ananas Fizz is quite nice for hot weather, but very short lived; plan to respray often.
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 5th July 2010 at 01:17 PM.



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    Adore Bois Farine! Tried a sample of it n It has set me off on this niche fragrance craze that I've just started, hunting for a full bottle now :P

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    I haven't exactly tried their whole line,but at least for now my favourite is Dzing!, but also really like Voleur de roses. Tea for Two and Safran Troublant was also very nice.

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    The very generous Ubuandibeme sent me a sample of Iris Pallida (along with some
    other scents.) I was overwhelmed to say the least.
    Iris Pallida is indeed gorgeous. A soft, buttery iris underpinned with gaiac wood - very
    comforting and grounding. I am rather glad it has been discontinued and the temptation to buy some has
    been removed from my reach. The generosity of fellow polers never ceases to amaze me.
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.

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    Default Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    Iris Pallida was still available at The L'Artisan boutique at Henri Bendel when I was there last week, Kewart (enabler, I know.) I retested it but could barely detect anything...I think I must be partly anosmic to iris.

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    I like many, but possibly the one i like best is Fou d'Absinthe, followed by La ChaseAP and MechL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    Iris Pallida was still available at The L'Artisan boutique at Henri Bendel when I was there last week, Kewart (enabler, I know.) I retested it but could barely detect anything...I think I must be partly anosmic to iris.
    I didn't really want to know that 30 Roses!! Get thee behind me Satan....
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.

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    My favorite is probably Patchouli Patch followed very closely by Dzing.

    I like several perfumes from this line, but don't find many of them to be particularly wearable on my skin. I wore Tea for Two for a while, then one day it became so overwhelmingly smoky that I had to scrub it off. I have never been able to wear it since. I liked Vanilia, but it did not last on my skin. The idea of blending it with Patchouli Patch is an excellent one! I can't wait to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kewart View Post
    I didn't really want to know that 30 Roses!! Get thee behind me Satan....


    Resist the Iris, and it will flee from thee! (with apologies to St. James for hijacking his words.)

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    My absolute favorites are Bois Farine, Fleur de Liane, Nuit de Tubereuse, and Timbuktu. I also really enjoy Al Oudh, Fou d'Absinthe, Méchant Loup, Tea for Two, and Havana Vanille (which is likely to shift to the "absolute favorites" category come fall/winter).
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    Dzing! because it's mad and glorious.
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