L'Artisan Fragrances • L Ete en Douce • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Just got myself a bottle from a niche perfumery shop. I loved it from very first spray. I should say I did not know what to expect and the scent appeared quite unique to me compared to anything else I own.
I would love it for both spring and summer days when I need just a light swift of perfume which is rather skin scent than a tail-y fragrance.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Reminiscent of fragrant twigs and freshly soaped skin, l'…tť en Douce is light and ethereal and I find it wears better on fabric than on my skin. On fabric it unfolds with the subtle honey nuances of linden and orange blossom with hints of petitgrain; where as on skin, the clean "white musks" and synthetic "white woods" notes are taking over. And there is also an underlining bitterness, reminiscent of almonds but not quite - the mark of coumarin (hay is listed among the notes, but there is non of its delicious sweetness, so I think it's just coumarin - adorable all the same, but just a little flatter).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is a gorgeous summer fragrance, very sheer and feminine. On me it's linden-dominant with some support from green leaves and a hint of orange blossom. It reminds me of a favourite passage in Raymond Chandler's "The Long Goodbye": "She was standing close to me. I smelled her perfume. Or I thought I did. It hadn't been put on with a spray gun. Perhaps it was just the summer day." It would be a five but for its fleetingness, a typical L'Artisan trait.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I remember receiving a sample of this when it was first released under "Extrait de Songes" and I was immediately smitten. I knew I'd go through bottles, plural. I adore L'ete en Douce (Soft/Sweet Summer Day? Anyone?) and keep a bottle handy, as it it refined and genteel; perfect for any given relaxing day filled with sunshine, clean cotton dresses hanging on the line, cool breezes on a porch swing and Southern Comfort. I am all in when a fragrance lists hay as a note, and I'm also a fan of linden. This one has both, which are the two stand out notes. I sometimes find both orange blossom and musk a bit much for my liking, but they are well balanced here, and the mint is very subtle. I wear L'ete en Douce on occasion in the winter, but truly enjoy spritzing with abandon on lazy summer days. As my favorite Jour de FÍte has been discontinued, I imagine I'll reach for this one more often in the future. It's gorgeous and refined but still fun and sparkly. Notes: mint, rose, orange blossom, linden, hay, woods, and white musk
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
If you're looking for a cross between Ivory soap and Tide, this is the one for you! Sadly, it makes me sneeze. Once it gets into the drydown, though, it mellows out and becomes quite soft.
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This sounds so nice that I have no earthly idea how it can turn so awful on me. The notes include mint leaves, rose, orange blossom, linden, green hay, white woods, white musk, and dogwood. This is the sort of thing Iíd jump to buy unsniffed, and illustrates why I must not. Itís supposed to bring to mind the dew on the grass in the cool evening after a warm summer day. I get that itís green and cool, but regretfully on me itís more like lying in a weedy ditch with diesel trucks going past. Good luck. It has to be better on everyone else.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I agree that it is a calm fragrance, "summery". Fresh and clean, somehow very dry, but at the same time a way too detergent-like. I usually like those kind of "clean", even soapy smells, but this one developes into a too "laundry-detergent" type of scent. It lacks a "sparkle".
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm testing this for the first time today. It reminds me a bit of Malle's En Passant because it has the same wheat (hay?) note, but it's not as strong as it is in En Passant. I also got a note of linden - I'm glad the reviewer below said it because I wasn't sure what I was smelling but just thought to myself, "linden!". :-) This is a very pleasant summery fragrance. It reminds me of being in the country during summer, the smell of fields and country lanes. I think it's a bit nicer than laundry sheets.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I absolutely love this scent! For me at least what's not to love!? L Ete en Douce is a perfect scent for a hot humid weather we have every summer, it lifts my spirits - it's perfect for the office as well as weekends when I just want to relax. I find it soothing and calming and delicate in a way, but at the same time it's attractive and happy. L Ete en Douce sure knows how to get a compliment and gets noticed every time I wear it :). Oh and I better mention that on me it lasts all day as I get compliments on it hours and hours after application.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I know some people put this scent down for smelling like an air freshener, but I think this is what air fresheners aspire to be. You know those laundry detergents with pictures of sunshine and flowers and meadows on the front -- this actually smells like those pictures. Lovely linden, orange blossom, and hay, with a bit of sweetness. It smells impossibly fresh and idyllic. One of my favorite pick-me-up scents for hot weather or general doldrums.
Edit: I now prefer IUNX Eau Baptiste, which to me is a more naturalistic take on this idea with orange blossom and wheat.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is a pleasant fragrance, somewhat unusual, neither overly green or overly flowery. It's a mutedly quiet, calm scent for the summer rather than a refreshing, vibrant one, at least on my skin. I do enjoy it, but I don't love it. It also has no sillage whatsoever. I can't even smell myself, which kind of defeats the point of wearing a fragrance. 2* only for the pretty scent.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Recently, I had an opporunity to sample this scent, and I'm glad I did. The notes to this scent have already been given, so I won't repeat them here. While I enjoyed L'Ete en Douce, I don't think I would wear it often enough to justify buying a full bottle.
When I first applied the fragrance, I got a hint of that sharp grass note that I so love in L'Eau de L'Artisan. However, as the linden kicked in, the scent quickly became undeniably feminine. It smelled sweet, soft and almost dreamlike to me. This would be the perfect perfume to wear while drifting off to sleep.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
This has been reviewed extremely well, so I will make it simple. Ignorant of the notes or background, I said "AH, IUNX by OG." This is light, clean,happy like all the IUNX waters,which have sadly been discontinued. For IUNX lovers like me, here's your fix.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have little luck with l'Artisan fragrances, I like them but in the end I wouldn't wear them because I feel they're missing on something. This one is better than La Chasse aux Papillons, but still it lacks something. The notes I get most from smelling this fragrance closely (nose-to-wrist) are the truest, purest linden (I almost feel I'm walking under a blooming linden row in spring), a slightly artificial mint and a fiery, carnal yellow rose. Then some calm notes of hay start to emerge from the background, and that is the note that really puts me in a summery mode.
Yet, for some reason, the sillage starts to show some fragility, and all I can smell is bathroom detergent, so I would be ashamed to wear a fragrance that could remind others about bathroom detergent.
Therefore I won't buy the full bottle, but I'll still enjoy my sampler every now and then, in perfect solitude.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Other
Initial spray was lovely, clean and fresh and everything I was looking for. Then it settled into a very strong pure soap smell. I guess it is a clean scent because I smelled like a bar of cheap soap. No good. I am so disappointed because I really wanted it to work on me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
To me, LíEte En Douce is a daydream in gentle sunlight. It isnít one particular note or scent, though at the beginning I do get a mix of the mint and rosy top notes and a hint of orange blossom, though none yell out their presence.
Soon, as the linden and hay emerge, Iím surrounded in pale greens and blues and the lightest, purest breeze, drifting in through the door, the sun outside warming the hay and freshly washed cottons on the line. Just the sheerest whisper of their scent is carried in on this warmed, fresh breeze. Seriously, it fills my nose with joy. Itís almost a cross between a clean and musky skin scent, with its nuances of mint, rose and orange blossom and musk. Although, at times I get just a touch of sugared almonds, but I think that is just how it plays out on my skin sometimes.
Iíd normally prefer to wear LíEte En Douce in an environment which is not awash with other smells, or even noise. It is one to wear in more quiet places or moments or even to sleep. Despite the quiet aura of this scent, Iím still surprised by its tenacity on my skin and soft sillage.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Fit for a faerie queen to wear on Midsummer's Eve. Tovah's review is brilliant - not much I can add other than "yes, yes, yes!" I feel fortunate that it works on my skin, as it is evidently capricious in its affections.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
L'ete en douce is one of the most beautiful fragrances I'd ever dreamed of owning, and it's almost magical to me. It is the smell of a lazy, soft summer day, with hay, and cut grass, and linden and flowers. I swear you can smell the rays of the sunshine! If you enjoy D'Orsay Tilleul, you will LOVE this scent. It's similar, but greener, fresher, and dreamier. If you are familiar with D'Humeur Reveuse, or Extrait de Songe, you already know this ethereal, precious fragrance. If a Holy Grail were obtainable, this may very well be mine. Lasting power is excellent. L'ete en douce, like other Olivia Giacobetti fragrances, completely transports me to another place and time, or into the perfect dream. Absolutely exquisite.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
The blast of astrigent menthol toothpaste is what opens the perfume.It's a bit peppery green but with that slightly fake aspect.Then you get a thin transparent orange blossom mixed with a sweet melon like fruit.Not really what i expected but at this point the perfume is joyful and radiant.And then disaster strikes!SOAPISSIMO.A huge white bar of soap that smell of ....well soap.It's the kind of soap that i remember from my childhood but i don't seek that kind of trip in memory lane from L'Artisans.At least not now.The perfume doesn't change so much till it's fade out,maybe it gains a shadow of light woodines but by then you really know that PdN Eau d'Ete is the only summer in a bottle.