L'Artisan Fragrances • Fleur d'Oranger 2005 • Fragrances

rated 4.5(26 reviews)

Average Rating.4.5
Would buy this product again.65%
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rated 2 of 5 chrystelica on 4/4/2010 2:45:00 PM more reviews by chrystelica

Age: 25-29   Skin: Dry, Warm   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

Although not terrible by any means, it did give me that too-sharp, too citrusy lemon scent, which I thought would blossom and develop into something richer, creamier, more true-to-life, but it did not. Smells like a bottle of 4711 I used to have as a kid. Lemon blossoms... where is that realistic, delicious, creamy orange blossom/neroli I'm smelling in the air here near Orlando? Not in this. I'll pass on my sample. I like even lemon (the fruit) smell better than this. Smells fake and lemony. EDIT: had to wash this off. Wayy too bright, migraine inducing, too much lemon. =p

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* KKAI on 3/26/2010 10:11:00 AM more reviews by KKAI

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse   Eyes: Hazel    

Spring in a bottle! It is one of these fragrances that give you energy and put you in a positive mood! This is a green/floral fragrance which is very true to the natural orange flower scent. The staying power is really good ( surprisingly for L'Artisan). However, it is rather one-dimensional and it lacks evolution and sophistication. I do not think I would buy a full bottle ( especially in this price), as it can easily get rather boring...

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rated 5 of 5 ylang on 3/16/2010 8:37:00 PM more reviews by ylang

Age: 19-24   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

Not being able to find this frag in the 2005 edition, I bought the 2007 edition. It is beyond beautiful. It remains a fresh, true orange blossom from start to finish, with an added jasmine creaminess at the end. I am surprised at the excellent staying power and sillage, for such a delicate flower. I highly recommend you buy this perfume before the limited stock is gone.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* stephhamilton on 12/30/2009 8:20:00 PM more reviews by stephhamilton

Age: 36-43   Skin: Normal, Fair   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Blue    

love it, this must be the best orange blossom i have tried. Beautiful floral with some green and a hint of beeswax. I have gone through a number of samples and a small decant. I can't believe I am considering buying it, the cost is sooo high but its soo good. I can't stop sniffing my wrist whenever I wear it. Fantastic fragrance for summer!

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rated 5 of 5 maddiemom on 9/16/2009 8:16:00 AM more reviews by maddiemom

Age: 44-55   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool   Hair: Grey, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I agonized over this for months, going through 3 samples of it and trying various other orange blossom perfumes (including Jo Malone's) to see if I could get the same gorgeous fragrance for a lesser price. I could not, so in the end I bought a full bottle, and haven't regretted the purchase, although it cost much more than I normally spend on perfume. This is pure happiness in a bottle. I don't save it for special occasions-- I wear it often, and if I run out of it, I will scrimp and save until I can buy another bottle. I have the 2007 version; since originally writing this review I have had the opportunity to compare it with the 2005. I did not find a discernible difference between the two.

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rated 4 of 5 kborda on 3/9/2009 5:50:00 PM more reviews by kborda

Age: 44-55   Skin: Combination   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

For the 2007 version...This scent is the most incredible I've ever smelled. Oh my - HEAVEN!!! I received a sample direct from L'Artisan, and now I'm trying to figure out how on earth I can afford to purchase a bottle. I can't believe the $295 price tag, though. Wow. There aren't enough words to describe how wonderful this is...

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rated 4 of 5 shaktigal on 12/1/2008 7:35:00 AM more reviews by shaktigal

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

Surely this is a lovely, high quality, special harvest orange-flower/honey scent, but to be frank, i am pretty sure that for me and probably for most people, the average every-year type of orange flowers would be just as sufficient and good enough for the creation of this perfume, especially since this would hopefully make this scent a little more affordable. Orange flowers aren't exactly rare, like some exotic orchids that grow only in limited quantities deep within a tropical forest... These whatever unique special harvest type of orange-flowers that have been used for this limited edition scent, imo just a silly advertising idea to charge the double price for a scent that would be quite expensive enough if it was priced as the rest of the L' Artisan line.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* mysterious_scent on 11/11/2008 7:21:00 AM more reviews by mysterious_scent

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Hazel    

When I was a little girl, my sister and I used to visit our uncle's orange orchid every year. In the spring, we'd be running among the trees, playing hide-and-seek. We'd be enchanted by the smell of orange blossoms, the scent would even linger throughout our dreams.

L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger brings back my happy memories. It is the sweet, tender, light-hearted and innocent smell from my childhood. I couldn't believe that such a scent would exist before I opened the bottle. Thank you, L'Artisan, well done!

PS: L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger has little to do with Jo Malone Orange blossom. I love both, but they are not the same, unlike what TS said in Perfume, the Guide

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* proximitythe53rd on 5/19/2008 7:15:00 AM more reviews by proximitythe53rd

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Green    

I absolutely love Orange Blossoms, and Fleur d'Oranger (I have a decant of the 2007) is the most beautiful, perfect one I've ever had the joy to smell.
It's delectably gorgeous, beautiful, transparent, sweet, slightly zingy, perfection.

I can only imagine how wonderful the 2005 is, as it's reputably even better than the 2007.

I'm inclined to say that this fragrance probably really is worth the money ... but I can't afford it. But hey, I'm young, and I've got other jobs, and more education, and yet more jobs in my future, so I'll just cross my fingers that some day, when I can afford these prices, there will be another special harvest of Orange Blossoms, and L'Artisan can release its best Fleur d'Oranger yet ... let's say ... 2012?
Awesome, it's a deal.
I'll be saving my pennies until then!

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rated 5 of 5 Aquababac on 5/7/2008 4:05:00 PM more reviews by Aquababac

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Green    

I'm still embarrassed to have splurged so much money on it, after all this time. It is worth it, no doubt, it's sweet, creamy, it's easy on my skin, not cloying like SL, can't really detect much tuberose (gah), which is great. But I use it rarely, relishing only in private...
If this fragrance (any orange-flower harvest) ever becomes available once again in Artisan's regular price-range, I'll be stocking up and showering with the juice. Until then...

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