Category Archives: L’Artisan Parfumeur

Saint and Sinner – Review: L’Artisan Parfumeur Passage d’Enfer

By Tara The name of this fragrance always put me off. Understanding it to mean “Gates of Hell” I imagined Passage d’Enfer to be sulphurous and indolic. However that couldn’t be further from the truth. Released in 1999, it contains … Continue reading

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Smoke and Spice – Review: L’Artisan Parfumeur Tea for Two

By Tara I’m always attracted to fragrances with a good tea note. I think it’s the dark, smoky, yet comforting aroma that I love so much. In warmer weather I could happily wear Osmanthe Yunnan day after day, while during … Continue reading

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The Candy Perfume Boy’s Summer Special – Perfume Lovers London, The Cavendish Club, London on Thursday 18th July 2013

By Tara After the wettest summer on record in 2012, we are now in the midst of a heatwave here in the UK. On the day of the event, the temperature had topped 30 degrees for five days running. What better … Continue reading

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Perfume News – L’Artisan Parfumeur Brings Back Two Spring Favorites

L’Artisan Parfumeur’s spring limited edition releases are a much-anticipated event among perfume aficionados. This March, there will be two fragrances re-released from the brand archives, both much-loved and much-requested: Ananas Fizz and Côte d’Amour. Ananas Fizz – Eau de Toilette Ananas Fizz … Continue reading

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Sweet Little Thing – The World Of Vanilla Part VII

By Neil VANILLE DES ISLES by PARFUMS DE TAHITI When it comes to vanilla, it is possible that I am something of a purist. Though I do enjoy novel approaches to framing the bean, ultimately, I don’t usually want anything … Continue reading

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The Greatest Flour Ever Made – Review: L’Artisan Parfumeur Bois Farine

This review has been originally posted in November 2010. I smelled Bois Farine in the “wild” recently and was reminded of the uniqueness of this interesting, distinctive and unusual fragrance. Therefore allow me to re-publish this today. I would like to review … Continue reading

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Sweet Little Thing – The World Of Vanilla Part III

Editor’s Note: Here we go with Part III of the talented Neil’s Vanilla series. If you have missed Part I and Part II, make sure to have a look. Neil really knows how to make a perfume sound irresistible… VANIGLIA DEL MADAGASCAR/ … Continue reading

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Sweet Little Thing – The World Of Vanilla Part II

Here is Part II of Neil’s vanilla series, enjoy the delicious Part I here. VANILLE / MOLINARD Vanilla vodka. Less heavy and direct than most vanillas, Molinard’s refreshing scent is still vanilla-bean centered  of course, and sweet: yet it is also … Continue reading

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Séville à l’aube Launch – Bertrand Duchaufour and Denyse Beaulieu at L’Artisan Parfumeur, London

By Tara What a wonderful man Bertrand Duchaufour is… If he doesn’t have a fan club already I’ll consider starting one. But before I start gushing let’s set the scene… You will probably have heard of the new L’Artisan Parfumeur … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Which Perfumes Do You Like To Wear On The Weekend?

By Tara Do you own perfumes that seem to suit the weekends best? Are there perfumes that you like to relax with? Do you take time out on the weekends to go scentless or maybe test a new sample? Or … Continue reading

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