L'Artisan Fragrances • Navegar • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
A wedge of lemon squeezed over a freshly sharpened pencil.....with a dash of black pepper. I live in the Southeastern US.....this fragrance cuts through our exteme humidity like a very welcome, very interesting knife. So many points for all the many places you are taken during the dry down. Doesn't last long.....but so worth it. Quallity vs quantity. Will continue to buy as long as L'Artisan produces.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
It was indeed peppery, but there was also a sweetness that didn't go well with the pepper note. For a perfect scent of black pepper, I recommend Piper Nigrum by Lorenzo Villoresi.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This *does* evoke the high seas. A refreshing fragrance. At the 8-hr mark, a sweetness is evident in the base. I realize now that it was there all along. Very yummy in the drydown. I swear I can still smell the lime, ginger, rum, and star anise even now! Notes: red pepper, ginger, lime, absolute rum, black pepper, incense, star anise, juniper, cedar wood, guaiac wood. This one lasts much better on my skin than most L'Artisans.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
OK - this is SO not a fragrance I think I'd love, but they capture the essence of woodsy masculinity without being toooooo earthy....it's like mixing fresh cedarwood chips with a touch of marine air and spring water...because I do not think there is much layering or complexity with the notes, the fragrance seems to fade a little faster than other L'Artisan bouquets ...it is very pleasant though!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
For some reason Navegar gives me a lunar vibe.There's something curiously otherworldly about this fragrance that makes me melt .I see that it's not extremely popular in other muaers but come and smell it on my boyfriend and you'll change your mind.I can say that on my female skin it seems a bit flat.But i just love it on him.It starts with a cold peppery(oxymoron i know)note before an earthy anice note come out to play and hide after 1 hr aprox. into a humid and rich rainforest.This is a trip fromm moon to the earth.This is a Jules Verne of a perfume.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Such a strange scent, perhaps for novelty rather than wearing out. Navegar notes: red pepper, ginger, lime, absolute rum, black pepper, incense, star anise, juniper, cedar wood, guaiac wood. I suppose I would be Christopher Columbus stuck at sea. Maybe men would like this better since it is somewhat masculine in a clean, yet woody way. I think this would be great sprayed on or in your favorite old oak chest or chester drawers to bring out the wood scents. I don't hate this fragrance, but now I know what to do with it...dresser drawers here I come.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I totally agree with colombina's review below... bois farine meets premier figieur -- in a weird way, it shares some of the qualities of those two, so you'd associate them immediately (or at least one of us L'Artisan fans would). I must say that on myself, I cant detect a lot of the notes supposedly in this, except for the cedar. It mostly gives the impression of wood, smoke, a bit of figginess with ocean air. That's my impression anyway. It is a little bit sweet, and not the most complex but I still would buy another bottle (the one I have is from Papillon, THANK YOU!) and wear it regularly... any time of day, any time of year, when I dont know what else to wear. It's a perfect backup scent for me!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Navegar - this is what L'Artisan chose to offer after it discontinued L'Eau du Navigateur. That was a woodsy, smoky, spicy vanilla scent....even if someone didn't care for it, they'd have to admit that it certainly had strong character, heart and guts. That's my primary complaint with Navegar. It is an extremely cool, calm and collected scent. No verve, no guts. This is what I'd recommend for a man to wear to a business meeting where he wanted to come off as extremely sophisticated, intelligent and having steely determination and icy reserve. Approachable it's not. Crisp cedar, ginger, lime, a touch of incense. A brisk scent. Good for the regatta team captain as well. I'd rather hang out w/ L'Eau du Navigateur's rogue pirate.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This is a frustrating one... a pretty fragrance, but I don't think I'll purchase a full-size bottle (I got a sample online.) The cedar, lime, and ginger are very pleasant and refreshing, tropical yet not sweet - but I couldn't detect the promised spicy notes at all. If you want a nice, clean scent for the warmer months, this may be the one, but be warned - it disappeared from my skin after less than two hours. I can't justify spending $70/bottle on something that fades away that quickly.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
One of my favourite masculine fragrances, Navegar was created to celebrate the prowess of the Portugese navy in a bygone era. And by and large it succeeds, in evoking sailing ships, a salty tang of wind in the sails, weathered timbers and old rope.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Soft, watery pepper, with a bit of ginger, incense and woods. Definitely a fragrance cousin to Andrée Putman Préparation Parfumée, and not just because they both have pepper. Suitable for men or women. I'd give it at least a "4" if it lasted longer than than two hours---I rarely experience the endurance issues with L'Artisan that people report, but I definitely do with Navegar. It's a shame. I'll enjoy wearing out my sample, but its short lifespan and high price don't justify a bottle purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Although I was sorely disappointed in Navegar and I adore the imagery in christian's wonderfully written review, I am not going to pan this fragrance because there is nothing offensive about it to my nose, it simply did not deliver the spiciness that I expected. Navegar is a harmonious blend of fragrant spices, including the "black diamond," or "the queen of spices," known more commonly as pepper. Although one would assume that this would be sharp or "masculine", it is actually a soft, slightly spicy fragrance, with bright citrus top notes that fade to reveal a gentle pop of black pepper, leading to a soft dry down of ginger, star anise and cedar that truly can be worn by both men and women. It is quite similar to L'Eau de L'Artisan as Victoria noted, but without the powdery note. After trying and loving Lorenzo Villoresi's Piper Nigrum, I feel that I am spoiled for other black pepper fragrances, and Navegar failed to live up to my high expectations.