L'Artisan Fragrances • Safran Troublant • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
My one and only complaint about this fragrance is that its longevity is only around 4 hours, which is not bad as fragrances go, but considering the high price tag, feels wasteful. I'm not sure if that's a fair reason to knock a rating down, as perhaps a fragrance like this can't be made to last longer than it does, and it does cost a lot to manufacture something like this, but there you have it.
Safran Troublant is a soft, cuddly, but utterly unique, gently sweet saffron, vanilla, rose fragrance. Saffron seems unique among culinary spices already, having this irresistible dusty, slightly bitter, but creamy and piquant profile that reminds me a little bit of the smell of old pulp paperbacks. Layering it over such a soft, cloudy, milky vanilla lightly touched by velvety pink rose petals, brings out the flavors of saffron all the more distinctly. The saffron, being so utterly unique in perfume, makes this a very distinctive, exotic, and maybe even mysterious scent, while being at the same time, very approachable, and as harmless and soft as a purring kitten.
I really admire this fragrance, and would love to wear it as a bedtime or lazy morning in bed fragrance to be enjoyed with a good book and a cup of tea, or as a fragrance to wear with good friends and loved ones. It would pare well with any good meal, but especially something homemade and cooked with love. I don't find it particularly sexy, but it is intimate, and so begs closer proximity because it's so bewitchingly mouthwatering.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This fragrance is just lovely - very soft and feminite. I have a small sample of it and have worn it twice. The previous descriptions of the notes are accurate, so I won't repeat previous reviews. Unfortunately, the sillage and longevity are just too weak for me to spend $145 on a full bottle.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
amazzzzing saffron/sandal/rose perfume....at first I got CdSP Coeur Vahine,exotic fruity smell, but after a 15 minutes I got amazing and a little dirty sandalwood...
beautiful perfume, but as with all L'Artisan perfumes, very poor longievity...2 hrs.MAX!!
it has some KenzoJungle Elephant aspect to it (Lapsang S.tea), but in time gets more moist and peperry on me...spiced tea with saffron and condensed milk in a sandalwood cup!!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This just strikes a chord of perfection in me. I find it just so hauntingly sweetly beautiful; I imagine a soft warm but autumnal wind coming from far-away steppes, bringing dreams and memories of far-away places.
It was the first 'full bottle' I bought when the perfume collecting urge took over a few years ago, when I broke my pact with Mitsouko and L Heure Bleue and Diorissimo. I do not see it as 'rose' and 'saffron', although apparently that is the major theme; a beautiful sensual oriental, close and persistent, unique and memorable.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Oh, this is such a wonderful scent. It doesn't feel spicy to me at all, and barely rosy, just a hint. What I do get is a comforting sweetness, though not at all sugary or cloying. A creamy sandalwood pudding, a warm bath lightly infused with milk and rose petals and a deep, enveloping hug. This smells like the grown up version of nightly rituals - bedtime stories and and being tucked in for slumbers , sweet dreams and all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Notes: saffron, sandalwood, rose and vanilla.
This fragrance opens with spicy saffron which thankfully is not as loud as it is in Aoud Saffron. Here it is a well-behaved spice on a base of sandalwood; rose further brightens the heavy main note. This is a well-blended fragrance as it allows all the different ingredients to shine. As it progresses vanilla joins the composition. After that the scent could be described as woody with a touch of vanilla and rose with saffron as the base that adds depth and spiciness to the whole accord. The fragrance is rather simple and very nice to wear but rather feminine due to the vanilla and rose. The strength and sillage is moderate. Lasts for more than 4 hours on my skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Wish this was a little heavier in scent/ sillage. This one must vary widely depending on skin chemistry. On me, it's spicy, warm, even hot. Troubling only in sexiness! It smells like a red dried Thai chili pepper, warmed up with saffron and cinnamon, a delightful spice that is sheer and plays on the skin. It is simultaneously deep yet transparent and wears very close; it's very subtle. Too subtle, ultimately, for me to notice unless I stick my nose right to my wrist, and even then I can barely smell it.
It's very Oriental and sensual. This is definitely an erotic scent. Love it! I bet Sagittarians totally go for this, when they're not rolling around in MKK or some other such musk. Reminds me of taking a warm candlelit spice bath at midnight during a rainstorm. A sexy wiccan goddess would wear this. Since my skin totally devours it, though, I think it is sadly better left to others. Perhaps a decant in the future? I have a feeling I will be revisiting this one.
Also, I detect no rose or milkiness whatsoever in this, on me it is a very light, sheer, transparent spicy hot sexy deep saffron-cinnamon scent.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I had a bottle of this an I loved it. It is sweet and spicy an interesting scent that you don't typically come across. The only thing I noticed as time went on was that it kind of smells like a Chai Latte from Starbucks, lol. Once I realized that, I couldn't wear it again. Its an interesting one for me it just got a little common when I made the Chai latte association.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
Safran Troublant is one of Olivia Giacobetti's beautiful fragrances. Although all of Ms. Giacobetti's fragrances are light, well balanced, almost ethereal, Safran Troublant is a little too sweet for my taste. Although it is beautiful and bekons to be worn more in fall/winter rather than in summer. The rose in this is magnificiant .. along with the saffron notes. However, you should try this if you like most of her fragrances. Long lasting for a L'Artisan fragrance as well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
Despite of its name (safran = saffron) well, I do not get the spices here.
The opening is fruity, but the rose, powdery but fresh, takes the main role.
It's a delightful floral scent, constructed on a heart of rose, with milky accent. Comforting, elegant.
It's a sheer juice, easy to wear and transparent.
Like many other L'Artisans, it is quite fleeting and has a low staying power (on my skin eating skin).
Nice to sample, but nothing to die for.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Very pretty fragrance. I love the vanilla and rose notes, there really is a creamy sweet quality with a lovely fresh rose note. The only problem on my skin is the spice. The saffron is very strong on me at the beginning, and there's a cumin note that comes through that makes it all smell off on me. Through the day it becomes a very transparent and soft fragrance. Overall nice but not my favorite.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This scent is absolutely delicious. I'm not a huge fan of gourmand fragrances but Safran Troublant is heavenly. It reminds me of my favorite saffron and rose petal ice cream; sweet, creamy, with a hint of spice. I'm in love.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm loving this! The saffron is present in the opening and slowly fades to a nice blend of spices. I feel transported somewhere warm and exotic - and during the New England winter, that is just the thing I need!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I have always wondered why so may people dislike cumin and saffron in their fragrances. The vanilla, rose, saffron accord is fabulous. It's pretty but just a little weird which suits me beautifully.
Note - the sillage is medium and this will last at least 8 hours on the skin. I prefer this in temperatures under 80 degrees.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Like others below, I find myself surprised to like this so much. I nearly didn't order a sample because-- saffron? But the reviews intrigued me. I didn't test it right away. Initial reaction was, yep, it's saffron. But then . . . I just couldn't stop sniffing it. Perhaps I should not be this surprised -- previously into florals I've lately come to love Chergui, Tabac Blond, and L'Air du Desert Marocain. They are all quite different but if you like these you might like ST.
Other than the saffron, I don't really "get" the notes -- my nose is still much too naive or undeveloped. I can however attest, as others have said, that though it is light and seems to fade quickly, you pick up the scent again and again hours later. I cannot deny the simple and strong appeal of this and have decided to just believe my experience. Safran Troublant has pushed its way to the head of my FBW queue and I just ordered a bottle, my first L'Artisan.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
At the top I smell mostly cinnamon and a bit of strange curry (is this the saffron?), which fades quickly. The cinnamon lingers a bit longer, and after a few minutes I do smell a bit of rose. It continues to evolve into a sweet, creamy scent, reminiscent of rice pudding with a touch of cinnamon, very comforting and gourmand. I love it, but it seems to be fading rather quickly (only a couple hours later), maybe it's because I only have a sample vial rather than a spray? I'm not sure, but to be honest, I still think it's FBW for me, unique and beautiful. EDIT: This has become one of my very favorite fragrances, it will definitely be my next purchase as I'm quickly running out of sample and I can hardly imagine life without it. So beautiful and comforting, yet sexy and complex. ♥
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
A very spicy fragrance, with good lasting power and more sillage than any other L'artisan perfume I've tried. Spicy but also somewhat dry and slightly sweet, it trully matches the gold color of the bottle: sparkling and exuberant. Not a perfume I'd love to wear every day, but would love to have on my dresser.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Safran Troublant is one fragrance that has stood out in my recent journey of discovering perfumes on a more than simply superficial level. It's among my favorites.
I have always liked smells that somehow manage to give a "creamy" impression, and this one is a great example. The notes blend together rather than standing out individually, sharply against a background. It's the olfactory equivalent of a soft-focus lens, but that's not to say that it's blurred, indistinct, or boring. Safran Troublant is a sweet and lightly spicy fragrance, which does wander into the gourmand territory. While not delicate, it is gentle - unless you wear it liberally on a hot day, it's unlikely to smack anyone in the face. It has the staying power to hold up well as a cold weather comfort scent. The notes apparent on my skin are vanilla, saffron, rose and sandalwood. Sometimes one or two of these notes is more apparent, but not to the extent that the fragrance is thrown out of balance. Though saffron is the star of the show, it's not having the spotlight all to itself - which is a good thing really, because using too much saffron is one of the only ways to ruin its beauty.
Safran Troublant is a fragrance that always keeps me coming back for more. I imagine that I must not really like it as well as I remember liking it ... until I wear it again, and remember, again, that it really is *that good*.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
As much about rose and vanilla as it is about saffron. I like but don't love it--I think it's too foody for me. For a spiced rose by Giacobetti, I prefer Monsoon Season--in spite of its name, it's drier.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Light and spicy, almost transparent/spicy -- an unusual combination indeed. I don't smell any creaminess and its lightly gourmand note is not something I would like for my fragrance. It remains quite bland, at least on my skin.