L'Artisan Fragrances • La Haie Fleurie • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||39%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Notes: jasmine, orange blossom, narcissus, ylang-ylang, honeysuckle, vanilla and oakmoss.
This fragrance starts with a blast of jasmine and orange blossom – narcissus joining them almost immediately. The resulting floral bouquet is interesting: the first two notes are bright and sweet, whereas the third note is dark and spicy. This characteristic of narcissus tames the over-abundant sweetness of the white flowers. Ylang-yang completes the accord and mitigates the intensity of the composition with its exotic aroma reminiscent of lush tropic vegetation. What I see now is a jasmine dominated floral bouquet, feminine and sweet in an adult way; narcissus and ylang-ylang are too rich and too complex for this scent to be girly or sugary. As the fragrance progresses, oak moss replaces the volatile the spring flower narcissus. On me this is the moment the scent loses its sparkly, bright floral quality and becomes duller and greener as it dries down. La Haie Fleurie is a strong, clean floral (no indolic jasmine) suitable for the day. Lasts four hours in my skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have read that the fragrance has been reformulated (around 2009) and that it now has a reduced jasmine presence. My review is for the pre-reformulated version.
Reviewers have noted jasmine, honeysuckle, hyacinth, and wisteria with an oak moss base. I know I detect honeysuckle and jasmine with some sort of indolic moody base. I love it. It has good sillage and lasts a long time on my skin. It is a white floral and does not offer any apologies for being so. It is unique - having tested it one year I was able to recall and pine for it two years later. I 'had' to buy a larger bottle than I would have liked because it wasn't available in a smaller container - I am now glad I did so. The company webpage lists the following notes for the formula (2/2/2011): jasmine, narcissus, honeysuckle
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I will buy this product again when I have money to spare. It is pricey but this fragrance is so beautiful. I first tried it when I was working in Paris. I walked by the L'Artisan store and sprayed a tester on my wrist. I had my coworkers smelling me shortly after. It is fresh and powdery at the same time. I can't wait to pick up one of my own.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I received a small decant of this from a friend who thought she would manage to convert me into florals with this one - hmm, nope thanks. This is a pleasant floral with equal parts of jasmine and honeysuckle on my skin. Both are clean and innocent but I can't see its charm as a perfume. And the scent itself is so big - in terms of presence- that despite its simplicity it smells too frilly to my nose. I get very conscious of myself each time I wear it, as if I were wearing a crown made of flowers on my head. Surprisingly good sillage and lasting power.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Nice jasmine, but there's something murky in this. It makes me think of slimy stems under dark water.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
If you have read the book "Perfumes: The Guide," you may have noticed that La Haie Fleurie du Hameau is dubbed a "jasmine soliflore" by the authors. Allow me to nip this in the bud. La Haie is not a soliflore. It is a jubilant, stunningly beautiful bouquet in which jasmine dominates but hyacinth and honeysuckle also play significant roles. I have read that it was inspired by the Petit Hameau, one of Marie Antoinette's bucolic retreats at Versailles, where she could get away from courtly etiquette and play the role of a (ridiculously idealized) shepherdess. Unlike many other L'Artisans, La Haie is neither transparent nor fleeting. It has a rich, dry, oakmossy base that lingers for hours. La Haie Fleurie is an often-overlooked gem.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is quite pretty, but too much for me. It is all jasmine and honeysuckle, and if I were a floral girl I would probably love this. There is very light on the indolic notes, and seems to have a fairly good lasting power.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love L'Artisan in general, and the first few minutes of La Haie Fleurie instantly transported me to all the gardens my mother has ever planted. So much nostalgia and beauty!! It smelled great the whole time I was in the store, so I bought a bottle. Sadly, by the time I got home an hour later, all the pretty jasmine and honeysuckle blossoms had withered and fallen off the vines. The oakmoss played some nasty tricks on my skin and gave a faint impression of the fallen blossoms decomposing and the family cat having relieved herself under the bushes a few feet away. I sprized some more and then the whole composition that I had initially loved so much just gave me a headache. I tried it for many days after that but kept getting the same bad reaction. This isn't the category of scent that typically works for me, so I'm not surprised, just very disappointed because I thought this was one of the few white florals that could possibly work with my chemistry.
If you typically love bright floral scents, this one is definitely worth a try! But please learn from my impulsive mistake: Request a sample that you can wear around for a few days rather than making the decision based on one spritz.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I know it sounds stange but this is really strong,something that i wish with all my heart for several others from L'Artisans catalogue.Unfortunately this one is too high pitched for personal use,but that desn't make it a less intriguing and mystyerious floral perfume. It's honeyed and smooth,waxy and a bit tropical with a fantastic hyacinth note.Still i seem to get a stron allergic reaction from it so unfortunatelly i can't own it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I got a sample of this to try, I am blown away by the trueness to hyacinth which I had understood to be unextractable from the flower. It even has that hink of skank that the flower has. a treasure in springtime, heady and heavy and perfect for a rainy grey day anticipating hot summer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
This was a lovely floral bouquet- I get a lot of jasmine, honeysuckle & hyacinth. It's a bit heady at first, but you will keep on sniffing anyway! I don't know if I need a full bottle of this, but it is very nice. Only time will tell. Sweeter than Jacinthe des Bois and less earthy but equally lovely for different reasons. This is sweet springtime in a bottle!
EDIT: I've decided that the jasmine & honeysuckle give me a headache. Too bad, but I won't subtract any points because it is a nice smell! My wallet is cheering!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Too much! Too much! I love white florals, but this is overkill, and not even particularly pretty. I agree with the reviewer who compared this to a bunch of pushy women at a sale.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
La Haie Fleurie certainly is a big, opulent, white floral scent. The opening blast of jasmine is almost too much - very intense and cloyingly green and similar to the opening of A La Nuit on me - but the scent does soften down to the extent that I can actually smell some hyacinth along with the jasmine. However, it is really too strong and sweet for me to wear on a regular basis. If you like Olene you will probably like this one as I find them similar.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
If this scent were personified, it would be a roomful of women at a shoe sale--all trying to be polite and maintain some semblance of decorum but ultimately wanting those shoes(!) and becoming completely out of control...elbows a'flying. I do believe the Jasmine, Tuberose and Wisteria are the ones who got aggressive enough to come out victorious in the battle. La Haie Fleurie is definitely an ultra-feminine, girly-girl *pretty* kind of scent. If I were to wear it I would do a little spritz and twirl instead of a direct hit to the wrist and/or neck.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Oh. My. Goodness. I am in love with this perfume. I'm a very tailored, button-up kind of sleek city gal and I just groove on the way this perfume is so flowery and girly and pretty: a real contrast to the rest of my understated fashion sense. It's glorious, heady, voluptuous, and I receive so many compliments when I'm wearing it... I even noticed a woman in a restaurant SNIFFING me as she passed by my table. Hilarious. Everyone wants to know what I'm wearing; sometimes I tell them, sometimes I don't. I wouldn't like it if all my acquaintances began smelling just like me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
In the bottle: extravagant hothouse rainforest wet warm orgasmic infusion of floral fabulosity. On me: lifelong heavy smoker wears a floral perfume. Thing is, I don't smoke.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Jasmine, honeysuckle, LOTV, and uhhh....some other white floral crap. Good God, this is floral times a million. I will say one thing - FINALLY a L'artisan that lasts. Yes, it lasts all day. Ironic as it's the complete opposite of what I adore. I think my ratings probably worked out to a one or two, but I would suggest this for anyone who loves a good cloying floral. Otherwise, you will be overwhelmed. La Haie Fleurie could be amazingly gorgeous on another girl, but on me it's just putrid.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I agree with Marieantoinette's review below-the first time I tested La Haie Fleurie it was just something that I didn't care for but in the same light, I couldn't quit sniffing my wrist. I am not a big jasmine fan or lets say I wasn't a big jasmine fan but after trying this for about a week I have found a new love. I haven't been able to wear any other jasmine fragrance until La Haie. It is very heady, a little green and very unique IMO. Even though it wasn't love at first sniff, there was something that kept me coming back and then it became an obsession that I just had to have. I love florals and I love being a girl. UPDATE: I can honestly say this is the only fragrance that I find myself craving. It's gorgeous in every season and the more I wear it, the more I love it. It is such a sexy scent and it truly makes me feel like a woman.I don't know if I will ever find my "signature scent" but this one could definitely be it.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
La Haie Fleurie du Hameau is a luscious, intoxicating jasmine fragrance with honeysuckle and narcissus notes giving it a sweet, clean edge. One of the prettiest florals around!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Well. I like this. I don't like all of the honeysuckle top notes that cling all the way through the middle notes, but I do like the different lilies that emerge; first a stargazer type and then a LoV type, a tuberose and finally jasmine in the dry-down. I think there's a nice white musk holding the base together and a bit of vanilla? I think I read that in the notes some where, but it's not a big vanilla base note. This is primarily a very pretty lily with honeysuckle scent.