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    Default New L'Artisan!! Traversee du Bosphore

    Info taken from NST ( http://www.nstperfume.com/2010/09/11...new-fragrance/ )



    L’Artisan Parfumeur will launch Traversée du Bosphore, a new fragrance by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour, in November. Traversée du Bosphore was inspired by a journey to Istanbul:

    The crossing of the Bosphorus, from one bank to the other, is an experience best enjoyed at daybreak…

    The men sit around in an endless, casual debate, the tobacco smoke rising lazily from their hookahs. The scent of hot juicy apples floats up into the air.

    Gardens bursting with a thousand dazzling tulips exude green notes carrying a hint of saffron. The delicate fragrance of the saffron becomes almost overwhelming as the spice market draws near, blending deliciously with the aroma of leather that scorches the air around the tanneries.

    It is easy to lose oneself wandering through this maze of tiny streets at random, escorted and intoxicated by the suave, soft perfume of Turkish Delight, oscillating between rose and pistachio. A swirl of gentle musk emanates from every unhurried step, which slow and become almost aimless as dusk approaches.

    L’Artisan Parfumeur Traversée du Bosphore will be available in 50 ($115) and 100 ml ($155) Eau de Parfum. (via press release)
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    Default Re: New L'Artisan!! Traversee du Bosphore

    There's something... Not very appealing about this combination of listed notes ( apples, saffron, tulip greens, leather tanneries, and tobacco ). I mean saffron okay, but been by a tannery lately? Yikes...

    However, I have a peculiar premonition that this will actually smell something like Ambre Narguille.

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    Mmm love the smell of Shisha, But some notes seem quite mixed up as Sugandaraja says. I'll surely be looking forward for this way either way.

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    Duchaufour often has weird notes lists that either have everything and the kitchen sink (see Jubilation XXV), or just really odd notes (like the olive note in Sienne L'Hiver).

    While I like what he tries to do, I find that most of the time he 'over composes' his fragrances and most of them end up doing not enough because they are trying to do too much. Still, I love some of his compositions (XXV and Al Oudh, especially), and am always curious to see what he does because hit or miss, I do think he's one of the more creative perfumers around at the moment.
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    Default Re: New L'Artisan!! Traversee du Bosphore

    Sounds exciting and I am guessing I will either love this or hate it.

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    This sounds really interesting to me, but why does everybody have to throw apple notes into everything these days? I could do without that particular note, but then I'm not big on fruit notes in general. Hopefully, it'll be drowned out by the cacophony of other notes in it. I'm definitely up for a sample of it when it becomes available.

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    I'm officially intrigued. It's either going to be amazing or completely unwearable, but it should be artful either way...
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    Sounds fantastic! Though the labels are kind of ugly. It looks like they were supposed to be all red and then got water damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    The men sit ... hookahs. ... hot juicy apples ... air.

    Gardens ... thousand dazzling tulips ... green notes ... saffron. The delicate fragrance of ... tanneries.

    It is easy ... intoxicated ... rose and pistachio... musk ... $115...$155... (via press release)
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    I have a feeling Duchafour might be making the first real L'Artisan I buy.

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    Default Re: New L'Artisan!! Traversee du Bosphore

    I think the apple notes are explicable in that apple "tea" (a hot drink flavoured like apples) is a popular drink in Turkey. And indeed, the other notes are sort of a shopping list of ingredients one might encounter in a Turkish souk. Whether or not this translates to a convincing scent remains to be seen. But it is a concept scent, to be sure.
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    Oh goody, goody!! Yet another quirky frag to go with my offbeat personality! After my first try as a "nose," (haha), weird doesn't begin to describe my tastes, lol.

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    This one sounds really intriguing. I love the Istanbul/Bosphorus allusion - anything referencing the ancient city of Constantine will always get my attention. I've yet to find a fragrance that evokes the sublime rose water and powdered sugar notes of Turkish Delight without going all syrupy - perhaps by adding leather and saffron Duchafour will nail it, high hopes here!

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    Will look forward to this when it arrives. To the OP, thanks for the heads up.

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    This one has me quite intrigued as well. Will it displace Bois de Turquie as my favorite Turkish themed scent? I doubt it.. but then, that's a tall order.

    The packaging is damned ugly though. They hit it out of the park on Al Oudh's packaging.. what happened here?!
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    Default Re: New L'Artisan!! Traversee du Bosphore

    This one is definitely a must-try! I love the other journey-inspired L'Artisans by Duchaufour and this one sounds very interesting indeed.
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    Well if he can catch that beautiful moist apple wood note from the shesha (?) pipe I'm interested - let's hope he doesn't dwell too much on the Turkish Delight, though

    Sounds good.

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    Default Re: New L'Artisan!! Traversee du Bosphore

    One of my best holidays was in Istanbul, and the imagery in the NST blog is so poignant. The notes look very interesting. Another L'Artisan to look out for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Well if he can catch that beautiful moist apple wood note from the shesha (?) pipe I'm interested - let's hope he doesn't dwell too much on the Turkish Delight, though

    Sounds good.
    Actually I feel the opposite, I love the smell (and taste) of Turkish Delight and look forward to something that incorporates this accord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    This one sounds really intriguing. I love the Istanbul/Bosphorus allusion - anything referencing the ancient city of Constantine will always get my attention. I've yet to find a fragrance that evokes the sublime rose water and powdered sugar notes of Turkish Delight without going all syrupy - perhaps by adding leather and saffron Duchafour will nail it, high hopes here!
    I think Duchafour has nailed it with this one. Very well balanced. No syrup here. Very feminime to me. I would enjoy smelling my wife wear this one.

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    I am intrigued and will try this, but it probably won't work for me.
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    Default Re: New L'Artisan!! Traversee du Bosphore

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Actually I feel the opposite, I love the smell (and taste) of Turkish Delight and look forward to something that incorporates this accord.
    Me too
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    Anyone sniff this yet?
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    It always sounds exciting when L'Atisan is concerned, but I would be genuinely surprised if I either hated it or loved it - both of which would be more desireable outcomes than indifference.

    Despite being constantly let down by L'Artisan, I have to admit I'm just a little bit intrigued. Duchaufour's Timbuktu was very special, after all.

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    I did smell it - flowery powdery perfume. With slight suede accent.
    Reminded me of flour of another L`Artisan perfume ))
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    I tried it at Bendels last week. Turkish Delight and rose water over the Havana Vanille base with much less musk. It evolves nicely and as it stands it's a nice, soft feminine, but I am completely underwhelmed.

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    Feminine feminine or feminine-but-a-man-could-pull-it-off feminine?

    While I do like some of his work, I think Duchaufour often overshoots conceptually and tries to do too much and then ending up with something that fails to make a clear statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Feminine feminine or feminine-but-a-man-could-pull-it-off feminine?
    Yes, a man could wear it. But, for me, the rose is too soft and too sugared. I designated it a Feminine, I'm sure it's presented as a unisex. Fragrances need to possess a bolder aspect if I'm going to feel comfortable wearing them.
    I'll give it another try, as I'm a big fan of Duchaufour's work, but it seems like a rush job that goes lightly over what he's already achieved in Havana Vanille.

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    Default Re: New L'Artisan!! Traversee du Bosphore

    Vanilla and rose-water? I'm bored already...

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