L'Artisan Fragrances • La Chasse aux Papillons • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I had high hopes for this fragrance. Its definitely clean and fresh in a "ooh your laundry smells great" sort of way. It smells the same on me from start to finish, never morphing or evolving into anything remarkable.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue
La Chasse aux Papillons - you are loved by many but I'm afraid I just don't get excited by you. You are a pretty, shampoo-esque floral with a little more grass than Penhaligons Ellenisia (whom I consider to be your superior). Yes, you are reminiscent of picnics in the countryside and butterflies dancing around the cabbage beds, but I'm afraid to say you dry down a little fuggy on me. L'Artisan have made many an oddball masterpiece I prefer. This is beautiful, in its quietude, but not the Spring floral for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Vastly disappointed in this one -- I really wanted and expected to like it but on me it is all *PEPPER*, nothing else. Waited awhile and kept sniffing it again, hoping it would develop or morph into something else -- nope, just PEPPER. Had to scrub it off. The bottle is beautiful though, as are all L'Artisan bottles.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Really pretty, and who doesn’t love butterflies? Reminds me of going to the country for the weekend. Well-made, could become a classic, but very light.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I was really disappointed at the poor staying power this scent has. I suppose I should wait until summer and then try it again. With the warmer weather, hopefully my skin won't be so dry and the perfume will still be detectable after an hour! Longevity issues aside, I must say that it IS a very soft, very lovely scent. However, I read a review on Basenotes that said they thought the tuberose L'Artisan was using was not of the highest quality, and that this created a slight mustiness in the dry-down. I fear this might be true. It's still a really pretty scent, anyway. Mixed feelings. EDIT: Every time I wear this I feel uplifted by it - it's like spring time in a bottle. I think the problem with this perfume is not that it uses cheap tuberose, it's just that it doesn't have any base notes!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Light, airy, clean and pretty. When paired with the matching body cream has good lasting power, and doesn't develop much so it seems to stay fresh-smelling all day. On me it wears well in any season and it suits any occasion, so it's becoming one of my fragrance wardrobe staples. Loses one lippie for being a bit pricey.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I can't rate this on degree of achievement for whatever the old ladies at the puppy farm were going for. When I think of Papillons I see visions of tiny apricot yelpers and grey old ladies. This stuff is so not me. Warning, not to be worn by fiesty brunettes unless accompanied by pearls and pedigree puppies. And La Haie smells exactly the same. Give in to the dark side, try Narcisse Noir.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I never smell linden flower but I love this scent. It's white floral + grassy notes. It does smell like spring. My nose picked some tuberose but very light which is good because tuberose never works on me.
UPDATE: This is my spring stable! I love it so much that I am even considering re-purchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Nice name, pretty scent, but kind of boring with no staying power. The one thing that I do like about it is that it has linden; however, there is nothing really to balance the sweetness of it and after awhile I get antsy, like I'm waiting for some great moment where the fragrance DOES something, but it doesn't. Nice to wear once it awhile from a sample.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Listen, I really don't like white flowers at all. They're just too much floral, so I don't know why I love this perfume, but I do. Orange blossom and linden blossom tend to be sharp and a little too soapy (in a bad way) on me and tuberose is just downright dizzying. However, in La Chasse, these opposite scents are in perfect balance and keep each other in check: the tuberose tones down the other two's astringency and they, in turn, cut through the heady cloud of the former. Others have mentioned that they smell honeysuckle and jasmine and I agree. SensualSusanna below calls this one "fresh and light," "barely there," and "a whisper of a scent" and I also agree. Wholeheartedly. But, in my case, that's *exactly* what I was looking for, so I was very happy. As for the lasting power, this actually lasts really long on me, a whole day in fact, plus lingering traces on clothes I've been wearing that day. It's basically a delicate, feminine floral, so if you need something more vavoom, mysterious, luscious, etc. this is not the one. However, if you like your perfumes to be a subtle waft of scent, definitely try it out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love the name. I think that's what I love best about L'Artisan house; the names and the nice cohesive bottles and packaging. But the juice isn't working for me. La Chasse aux Papillons sounds so nice rolling off zee tongue. N'est pas?? I really wanted to love it... but alas it was "eh". Not full bottle worthy in my opinion. It's just there.. fresh and light. If that's what you are looking for fresh and light, barely there, then n this is it. It's really a ho hum... (Yawn) scent. Like a whisper of a scent. Maybe that is the beauty of it. But I need more body in a scent; more something something. If a fragrance smells so light you can barely detect it's presense why bother. It's expensive lightness. Again.. just not for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
When I first tried a sample of this, I loved it. Now, about a year later I was considering buying it and since I was ordering a selection of samples anyway, thought I better check it out one more time. So glad I did! Something must have changed in the meantime. Now, this smells to me too sweet and a bit uninteresting. I suspect it is because in the past year I have sampled a lot of fragrances that fall into a similar category of somewhat exotic florals, and this just isn't that impressive to me any more. It seems to have not much depth to it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Superfeminine in kind of an old-fashioned way. My husband loves this on me, but I was disappointed in it. Watch out for the linden blossom--it can turn "dusty" or "musty" with some people's chemistry. I think it's hovering on the verge for me. Still, that scent note brings back nice memories of living in Northern Europe for the both of us...I'll wear it occasionally for him, but won't repurchase for myself.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
The most girly and pretty of all l’Artisan, and you guessed it – it’s not for me. There are other tuberose and orange blossom scents that are not niche and smell very similar and for a lower price tag.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Again, I'm not the best at describing fragrances but I loooove this. I've heard others say it's a lighter version of Fracas and I'd have to agree. I love them both but La Chasse is more wearable. It's a light floral (linden blossom, lemon tree blossom, orange blossom, jasmine, and tuberose) that seems to last a decent amount of time on me. I generally wear this in the Spring/Summer.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Other
The thing I adore the most about this perfume is the name. What can be a more beautiful name then "The Chase of the Butterflies" or "Butterfly Chase"? The bottle is also beautiful packaging, or at least it used to be before L'Artisan "improved" it recently. The fragrance itself is a pleasant white floral with light, soft hints of tuberose and linden flower. It almost smells like honeysuckle and jasmine to me, but those notes apparently aren't in there. I also smell a light orange blossom. A pretty and delicate composition that didn't wow me. Its lasting power is weak, so maybe the Extreme is better, but it's possible the Extreme may have different notes too. La Chasse Aux Papillons is L'Artisan's best-known scent, but I don't think its their best. I much prefer Jour de Fete, Tubereuse, Dzing!, Premier Figuier, and many others. But keep in mind I'm not a floral perfume person, so many will love this scent nontheless. It seems well suited for spring and summer weather, or to summerize yourself in the cold of winter. Forgettable floral is my final comment. NOTES: Linden Flower, Light Tuberose, Orange Blossom (per L'Artisan's Web site).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
The Chase of the Butterflies is many of my favorite white flowers gathered into a big beautiful,fresh,natural and heartbreaking nostalgic fragrant bouquet of honeysuckle,linden,jasmine and tuberose ! Heavenly!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
What I get from this is primarily a linden scent with sweet, clear white florals. It's like the refreshing, dry cool breeze that energizes you on a very hot day when you are walking on hot, parched ground- the ones that blows in your hair and your face and makes you say "Ahh..."
I don't have any lasting power problems with L'Artisan. Linden can have a tendency to turn dusty on some people, so that is maybe what people are saying when they talk about flat or synthetic notes. It's probably the linden reacting to their skin. I don't know if I am picking out any particular white floral in this- honestly it smells like honeysuckle to me, and not tuberose, jasmine or orange blossom- but that it just me. It's wonderful. I love L'Artisan and this is an exceptional fragrance. Aptly named.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really wanted to like this! But -- I can't say that I do. True, it's a very pretty scent. But on me it is flat and overly florally sweet. Doesn't develop any depth. To be honest, it smelled cheap. Perhaps it's my body chemistry since it's the most-reviewed L'artisan fragrance on MUA -- and most people seem to like it. It's just not for me I guess. Thankfully I only got a sample of this, I didn't buy a bottle. It really goes to show that a scent can be vastly different on different people.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Can't say much besides what others have already stated. I can't argue against others who don't like the way it smells - perfume is a very personal thing. I love it. It's white flowers, light, fresh and happy - to me, a very pretty smell. I love wearing it with severe black clothes because it adds a hint of girly femininity and adds a lovely contrast. Maybe it's not for you, but it's definitely for me!