Penhaligon's • Artemisia • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
This is the most feminine fragrance to me. I am normally an all out in your face bold oriental style girl. But, the femininity of this one bowled me over. It is a lovely ballerina in a soft veil of pastel florals. It is just beautiful and I had to have it just because of all the girliness it evokes. For those days when I am feeling contentedly feminine.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Wow, this scent is strangely addicting. I bought it decant a few days ago, put it on, and soon forgot about it. But, as the day wore on, I kept smelling tiny whiffs of something very pleasant. My first impression was that it was totally forgettable, but somehow, i keep coming back to it. And this is probably the tenth time I have put it on since I got it. The phial is going to be empty soon and I may have to go purchase a full bottle of this blissfully happy, soothing, warm, sweet scent!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a nice pretty 'safe' floral, it is not ground breaking in any way but is a fragrance that you could easily wear every day and not annoy people. The dry down is quite sweet and creamy, the SA was also wearing this perfume and on her I could detect a a slight citrus note but sadly on me this was not present. Is it bottle worthy, for me personally I don't think it is, as I have many florals that I would choose over this one.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Fresh fruit and flowers softened by velvety vanilla/okamos/musk base. Feels somehow like perfumed milk, but better than that sounds. Lovely for a while, but ends as basically a clean musk not unlike Avon Soft Musk, which costs way less. So I like it a lot, but won't be buying it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
If I was a new mother, Artemisia would be my go-to fragrance; it is that soft and lovely in its drydown on me. When I dab just a tiny amount on my wrists, it’s a very soft spoken, milky skinscent with just a little bit of sweetness from the fruit and a lightness from clean flowers. Unfortunately, it becomes almost impossible to notice in a matter of minutes. I quite like Artemisia's nectarine when I can smell it, but it’s not very easily noticeable on my skin. When I spritz it, it has a slightly aggressive opening with the frilly attitude of a little floral that boasts a good amount of lily of the valley. At this stage, which doesn’t last for more than 10 minutes, I could almost swear that this was a Jo Malone scent. However, Artemisia finds its milky, creamy, fluffy and comforting drydown on me very very quickly. It has very low-sillage and the lasting power is weak. Actually, I like Artemisia a lot but basically, any milky and slightly fruity body lotion could give this smell to me and I expect a bit more sillage from my fragrances. It's not an unforgettable fragrance but a very comforting one, with low-key elegance and sophistication.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This one smells exactly like Cashmere Mist by DK on me. I love CM, so I love this one as well, but for the huge price difference, I'll buy CM instead.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I love this fragrance. I`ve been wearing it for a long time now and I agree, it also reminds me of fall, this is where I reach to it most often.
I can smell the lily, amber and vanilla most but it also has a fruity aspect.
When my best friend was pregnant this was the only fragrance she could tolerate on me.
In my opinion this has a way too girly bottle because the scent is not girly at all.
It is very soft, understanding and just... adagio in music...If this makes sense.
I`ve been getting many compliments by men women and especially children wearing this.
I have and will repurchase again.
Lasting power not that good but the great scent makes up for it. lasts about 3-4 hours on me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Soft and feminine, I think its very soft and milky. I like it, I think it would be pretty in the summer. Very soft, would rec for those who don't like bold scents. Comforting I don't know what I detect here I just know I like it..
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Artemisia is like a still luminous early autumn morning: everything in it is soft-toned, warm and comforting. Autumn happens to be my very favourite season, especially because, after the blasty and boisterous summer starts to tone down, I just feel a compelling need to get more focused, more appreciating of nature, and I recommend taking a stroll or a long walk through the multicoloured woods every day to just get in synk with the season. Many notes in this fragrance are actually autumnal: the green apples from the middle notes play with the opening note of foliage and wake up to the warmth of jasmine tea. I also smell a lot of sweet vanilla and musk from the basenotes and these play a good part in giving this fragrance its powdery quality.
About nectarine, I actually don't smell any, but I'm not bothered. About the bottle, I used to prefer the old version with decorated glass and luckily I just bought a bottle of it before they definitely disappear. I can't understand why Penhaligon's has done such a bad choice
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Artemisia is a genteel floral perfume that calls to mind a scent that Maid Marian might have worn in the mid 1500's in rural England while roaming the countryside with Robin Hood et al. It wears nicely on the skin and has a pleasant, quality smell that highlights jasmine and lily of the valley in lovely traditional way. I think Artemisia would be a wonderful fragrance to give a young girl (ages 12-14) who shows a budding interest in perfumery. Last of all, who can resist such a classically gorgeous bottle?
Here are Artemisia's notes, courtesy of Penhaligon's website: Top Notes: Nectarine and Green Foliage; Middle Notes: Green Apple, Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Tea, Violet and Vanilla; Base Notes: Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Musk, Amber and Vanilla.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
as a main note i get sandalwood, which i like very much, however i wish the dryness of sandalwood was actually juced up with the nectarine that is mentioned as a note, but which sadly i cannot detect. there is an elegant note in this scent that i dont care for, as it makes the composition old-ish and boring, also, i find it, although very sweet, to be an unisex scent, having a mens-perfume note in it, and this is something i dont like at all, since i favour a scent that is truly feminine and clear and unambiguous in that respect. overall, to my nose this is a nondescript, unexciting scent that i would not purchase nor would i wear it if i had it in my posession as - quite honestly - i would prefer to smell of nothing rather than of this vague, expensive non-statement.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I'm sure someone with a better nose can describe the subtle differences, but Artemisia is Cashmere Mist in a prettier bottle as far as I'm concerned. It's an inoffensive powdery floral with a nice woody base. I forgot about it as soon as I put it on.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Artemisia is absolutely exquisite in a delicate, ethereal, very feminine way. It smells like a Victorian garden, filled with pink and white and yellow flowers, and white wicker furniture, on a soft, warm day. It's very summery, light, and sweet. I wish it were a bit stronger and had better lasting power, but it's so pretty it's worth applying a lot. Notes are nectarine, jasmine tea, lily, green foliage, vanilla, woods, and amber. The tea-vanilla-amber drydown is especially wonderful. Beautiful, lovely, irresistible. Fans of Lady Primrose Tryst may enjoy this...it's very much like a lighter, fresher version of the sultry Tryst.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
As other reviewers have mentioned, Artemisia is probably one of Penhaligon's most inoffensive scents. This is a positive in that the fragrance is extremely wearable, as pretty as its etched glass bottle, and unlikely to annoy any co-workers. However, its very wearability means that it lacks the distinction of some of Penhaligon's more unusual scents, such as Bluebell. On me, the predominant notes are white tea, vanilla and amber, somewhat reminiscent of almond tea cookies. The throw is fairly good, and the nectarine - while undetectable - helps to keep the perfume from becoming cloyingly sweet. Overall, Artemisia is sophisticated, comforting and lovely, if not stunning
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
It is lovely but boring. Artemisia and Ellenisia are possibly the two most modern but conventional smelling fragrances produced by Penhaligon's. Like other reviewers have said - it smells v similar to Cashmere Mist with a bit of complexity added throughout. Sometimes buying fragrances is buying into a dream or a mood. This offers neither. It is very pleasant but buying it is like buying an expensive suit so that you can go to work looking smart (which is great), not because it is a designer's piece you were dying to own (even greater IMHO). Like other newish Penhaligon's fragrances the notes descriptions are vague / do not exist. Box says top note is green foliage (1) I can't spot it; (2) "foliage" is so encompassing, what does it really mean? Top Notes – Green Foliage // Middle Notes – Flowers and tea // Base Notes – Amber and Vanilla.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Ignore all those posts where I wrote you shouldn't wear any fragrance at all to a job interview. You can wear this.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
The fact that I just spilled half a sample vial down my chest isn't helping... but this one is unremarkable for me. Nice. Yes. Special or noteworthy? No.
Perfect for an office or a situation where a strong scent isn't appropriate
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
edit 6.juli/2006: love how it smells very good
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
As this one has the most beautiful bottle I had ever seen I believed that bottle just HAD to contain my ever searched for HG.
Thank you for those comments telling me about the similarity to Cashmere mist, which made me careful enough to order a trial first, keeping in mind that I never managed to finish my bottle of that scent.
If you search for any freshness, search elsewhere. I cannot make out any refreshing fruit, tea or flowers. The first 15 minutes I smell next to nothing, only a faint promise of something that is yet to come. What is indeed coming up then is something sweet, that is not dark but in a sly way so obtrusive, that it gave me a headache and made me wash it away in the end. The staying power of the base seems to be very good - bad for me.
This might be perfect for people who adore those basenotes and/or adore Cashmere mist and search for an alternative.
To me there is nothing interesting in this. On my skin it develops almost no Head and Heart - and absolutely no ethereal, elegant or mystic beauty - a promise the bottle could not keep.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue
Artemisia is deserving of a higher rating. It's a floral for non-floral lovers - a sweet cloud of wheaty, pretty, elegant goodness. The sillage is great, without being overwhelming; the fragrance is inoffensive to others; it's a skin-scent without ever being bland or generic. The apple and vanilla are innocent, and yet there is something very knowing and retro about it - the violet and oakmoss. The jasmine tea element makes it feel a little Victorian, and I like that. It would be neglectful to not acknowledge the similarity with Cashmere Mist, but this is such a better composition. One of my very favourites.