Tuesday, June 17, 2008

La Chasse aux Papillons - L`Artisan parfumeur

Bethe Morisot La Chasse aux Papillons. 1874

There is also a song by Georges Brassens called La Chasse aux Papillons, but I didn't find a good video for it, so here is another french chanson - Ce matin Là by Barbara It also very well reflects the mood of the perfume I am actually reviewing, in case it is not quite clear :-)))

So, the perfume is La Chasse aux Papillons
by L`Artisan parfumeur

This one -
The description on the company site is amazing - "Linden and citrus blossom - the whole summer medley of aromas are at the heart of “Chasing Butterflies”… A scent playing hide-and- seek amongst the orange and lemon trees. A siesta beneath the old lime tree… Butterflies dancing in an airborne fairy ring, fragrances of summer blossoms, of sweet and delicate tuberoses, wafting through their tiny shivering wings… Such are the scents caught with the butterfly net.
“Chasing Butterflies”... A fragrance drifting on a summer breeze, sunny heat over southern scents. The fragrance of sun-kissed skin - just simply that. To make summer last a little longer!"

I really couldn't describe this perfume any better. It is one of my favourite L`Artisan parfumeur fragrances, and I'm a L`Artisan parfumeur fan. La Chasse aux Papillons is a truly summer fragrance, but a sophisticated one, not your usual summer citrucy freshwater. It is delicate and complex, and it changes, and it may feel totally different depending on God Knows What - but always light and tender. Like a butterfly quietly sitting on your shoulder, while you are sleeping in a medow.


Izar said...


I've been eyeing L'Artisan perfumes for a while, and at the same time wishing for a linden-scented perfume: Budapest is full of linden trees, and the scent's been following me in the past 2-3 weeks. I wonder: is there a definite linden scent to this perfume, or does it mix with the other ingredients to create something entirely new?

Btw, the postman brought my Bourjois lipgloss in Sunset Rouge today! You were right, it's an absolutely lovely color, very bright and summery! I'll write a review of it (and the other one, Cassis Tropical) soon.

Take care!

Someone Loving said...

Hallo :-)

I really recommend that you test it on your skin, if there is an opportunity because with L'Artisan perfumes, perhaps more than with some other perfumes, a lot depends on your skin chemistry. Personally I find that it is a complex scent but with a very definite linden note.
So I don't know. If you want a linden-scented perfume and have no opportunity to test it, I would say - get it :-)
Oh, and although L'Artisan perfumes are not famous for their staying power, again my personal experience with this particular scent has been encouraging. But then again, I don't want you to be disappointed. Most people say that it's not really lingering. So be warned :-)

Izar said...

Thanks a bunch dear! I'll definitely test it: there's a little shop in Budapest where they sell L'Artisan and CSP perfumes (among others) and also offer sample vials for a (not-so-small) price. :-)

Someone Loving said...

You are most welcome :-)
Hope you like it!