L'Artisan Fragrances • La Chasse aux Papillons Extreme • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
My perception of La Chasse has changed in time. At first, I understood it as an innocent, charming, feminine and non-offensive little fragrance bursting with honeysuckle and sunshine in a pastel coloured fairlyland. It was soft and light with a barely there, slightly soapy drydown. Then one day I realised that the fragrance is mainly tuberose on me, and that a coconutty one. Coconut is not one of my favourite notes but it doesn't disturb me here. Only, La Chasse is not the faint representation of innocence and charm anymore. It's a peppery, slightly spicy tuberose fragrance, only more subdued than other examples of the genre. L'Artisan's La Nuit de Tubereuse is one of my favourite fragrances ever, that's why I don't particularly need this one. I use my 15 ml bottle mostly at work but I don't see myself buying another one. 3.5
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
La Chasse aux Papillons Extreme by L’Artisan Parfumeur opens with a face full of warm weeds. After one sniff, I braced myself for an allergy attack that (thankfully) never came. The sun drenched greens are peppery-hot and seem to share space with pencil shavings. Yep. Finally, the weeds calm down and the soapy floral starts taking over, but the weeds never really leave. Does La Chasse aux Papillons Extreme evoke a butterfly hunt in a warm flower-filled field? Yes: The fragrance has an innocent summertime feel and I’m enjoying it during the winter months. Also, longevity could be better, in spite of the fact that Extreme is part of the name. (I have this complaint with several LAP fragrances.)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I own the original from a few years ago and can't entirely tell the difference between the two aside from the bottle (miss the old bottle). This is my go-to scent--I absolutely love linden, so I'm not surprised. If there's something similar, and perhaps a bit heavier for fall and winter, I would definitely try it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I have spent the last three days sampling this fragrance and now that my sample is almost empty, I can confirm my initial reaction: pretty but not full-bottle worthy. The scent is very flowery with a hint of lemon in a very romantic and ladylike way-not fun and girly. However, I find it a bit one-dimensional, as it does not really evolve but just fades. Which brings us to my main concern: the staying power. As this is supposed to be the "extreme" version, I expected to last on my rather dry skin for more that 2-3 hours ( last hour being a very weak, close-to-skin scent). Overall, nice and feminine but nothing memorable.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
More trendy variation of original LCP. Floral, sweet, with too much pink pepper for my liking, but all in all not bad: a cheerful, "spring-like", feminine composition.
I don't know do I like LCP (original and this one) any more, because something strange has happened: I really liked LCP before, now there's something annoying in it for me (probably linden).
This one has less linden, what is good, but I would prefer it without pepper notes. Anyway I think it is a pretty, modern feminine fragrance, but I wouldn't buy it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I own a big bottle of the original and like it a lot, but I see it more as hot summer scent and agree with the "diet" comment - LOL!
While the original can be a little pungent and sligthly harsh on some days, this Extreme version is much powerful in flowers but definetely rounder, smoother, deeper and warmer than the original. It has the stoning headiness of strong white florals without any cheap morphing edge that white florals can have when not balanced. I could bathe in a tub of this and become happily insane! It's very sunny, white floral, but it doesn't seem too beachy to me. I could say this is a sexy scent but it's just my IMO, maybe not a male one. I'm sorry it's so expensive and has poor staying power. It remonds me of Fracas, but less loud and less "loaded".
It is like the promise of summer that spring has in itself.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love the original and I also love this the extreme version. I find this one smells greener and maybe a bit harsher at the beginning but then it turns into a beautiful fragrance, its summer and jasmine and the garden at night. It has great staying power too I can still smell it at the end of the day. Definately a keeper!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
One of my premier scents for summer, CAP Extreme downplays the linden of the original in favor of a more pronounced tuberose. I prefer this to the soliflore Tubereuse from the same line, which is more opaque and fattier. In CAP Extreme, an extremely well integrated pepper note provides enough lift to make the fatty tuberose buoyant and less buttery. There is something of Carnal Flower to this scent, or perhaps it is simply the closest cognate to Carnal Flower that I've encountered, insofar as the similar impressions of tuberose go. The flower's commingling of green and rich notes is likewise elevated beyond the rubbery (something CF does with citrus), suggesting a sense of warm air moving throughout. I don't notice other white florals in this mix, nor do I get much wood beyond what I would designate a very slight note akin to drying hay or bleached driftwood. A salty quality marks the drydown when this earthier phase begins. Like the original CAP, CAP Extreme has an short lifespan if measured in terms of sillage and presence; it becomes a beachy skin scent on me within the hour. The original is more suggestive of spring and is a cooler, daintier fragrance. I like both equally well and find them the best of L'Artisan's abstractions.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I agree with everyone else who said it smelled woody. I literally smell something akin to pencil shavings. I do not have the original so I cannot compare but this hardly qualifies as a "floral" perfume. If you can't handle floral in the traditional sense, this might work well. I love the packaging, the new cap is great.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
This is one of my favorite scents, that has sent me on a quest for anything peppery I can find. The pepper note is overwhelming, yes, but if you love it, there's nothing like it. It dries down to something light, floral and slightly spicy; unusual but delicious. I love it so much, I'd be heartbroken if it were ever discontinued.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I had high hopes for my first venture into the world of L'Artisan perfumes. The lovely, poetic name of this particular scent also attracted me to it - 'Chasing Butterflies'. I didn't at this point know that there were two versions of this, one the original and one the extreme and unfortunately got my hands on the extreme version. All I can say is that the horrible pepper note really spoiled this for me.
For the first five minutes it started out quite nice, I didn't catch the pepper even though its a top note but suddenly it just blasted its way in completely overwhelming the other notes which might have given this fragrance a good chance at becoming something quite special. You can almost catch a whiff of the gorgeous, delicate scent drowning beneath all that pepper and what a beautiful scent it is. I really do hope that I might be able to find that scent in the original version of LCAP. But overall my introduction to my first L'Artisan fragrance was a complete disappointment.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Very light and ethereal but with carachter as pashat said before.I've never tested the Original chasse but this have the most lovely top notes for it's kind.A slightly peppered heady traditional flower that sets in a smooth soft tropical heart.It's a bit of a juvenille tuberose,charming nonetheless.Some vanilla for the end rounds thing nicely.I'm surprised but the sillage on this and the lasting power it's rather good.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I am surprised I liked this. It was a gift from a wonderful MUA'er... and I have tried about 3 frags she has sent me. This one is from a decant, and therefore I rated it 1 and 1 for price and packaging. I don't know.
The top notes are a woodsy almost tabacco floral. I had to read the reviews to figure out what they were (tuberose and jasmine). I can now smell the jasmine but I don't know what tuberose smells like. So you have the top notes for about 1/2 hour and then you start a long drydown. NO MID NOTES!
The drydown is a lovely masculine sort of musty atticky scent (similar to grandma's attic) with the woodsy tobacco scent. I smelled the drydown for hours and hours (about 7-9 hrs) and my daughter loved it too.
I just refreshed it a minute ago and it's been fun to experience it again. Nothing overwhelming or in your throat and gagging you because the florals are not heady. It's a very controlled and grounded fragrance... I would totally get this when I'm out and about.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
The original La Chasse is one of my favorite fragrances, so I was delighted to try the Extreme version but also a little skeptical. What can you do to improve perfection? Anyway, while the original is airy and pretty, La Chasse Extreme is strong and sharp (it made my husband sniff the air and ask, "What smells like bug spray?"). Linden is my favorite note in the original, and it's all but buried by tuberose in the Extreme version. On the positive side (if you like it, anyway) - Extreme does seem to last longer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a really unpleasant fragrance on me. There is something thin and sharp about it that makes me feel that it is unfinished. The beginning is bright and really pretty but it quickly becomes very masculine and all I am left with is peppery wood. I hate this. It nauseated me and was nothing at all like the original in the end. It should have a completely different name because there is no similarity to the original in this at all to me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This one worked so much more with my chemistry than the original La Chasse. Although I think the composition of both of them is beautiful, the sexy spicy note in Extreme made it much more wearable for me - the citrus in the original was just a little too girly for me to enjoy it as much. The jasmine in both is impeccable, and they both are beautiful scents, to be sure, but Extreme has the added oomph that makes me feel like a goddess. I am totally in love with this beautiful, balanced, sexy scent.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Did La Chasse really need an "Extreme" version? Seriously. The original is so lovely, light, feminine, and delicate--nothing extreme about it, and I like it that way. The pink pepper is strong, spicy, and not at all in harmony with the soft florals. Sharp and discordant. I'll stick with the original, thank you very much.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Many scents heavy with tuberose do not usually work well with my skin. They tend to be harsh and menthol-ish. Jasmine tends to overwhelm me when I wear it...and that's just what this is. Tuberose and jasmine. I found La Chasse Extrême to pale in comparison to the original La Chasse, which I adore. The original is light and makes me want to put on a soft white dress and lay in a field. This one does not have that effect on me. However, I'm sure it will really work for someone. If you don't care much for the original and/or you're a tuberose or jasmine kind of gal, this might just work for you.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Just writing this review ...Much better than the first L'chasse,more pep,and deep, I can't believe it but I smell my fav. smelling flower feesia ,yes I do ,wow.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
Agree totally with the previous 2 reviewers. It was great initially and then after a while it became too peppery. Didn't smell like the EDT soon after. Definitely will stick to EDT - will simply spray more!