55% would repurchase
on 4/16/2018 6:32:00 PM
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This is actually very pretty, more than the extreme version IMO. All delicate blossoms and dainty spring buds with a green but not grassy streak to it - like stems included along with the buds.The bottle is also aesthetically pleasing, I'm talking about the one with the pink label and golden cap as the new clear and black bottles have nothing to do with the delicacy of L'artisan IMO.The negative points here are the short longevity and the fact that ultimately I find it too innocent and romantic in a girly way to identify with. Maybe 10 years ago it would have suited me better. Layers nicely with Jo Malone Orange Blossom for a more multifaceted effect.
on 3/24/2018 10:22:00 PM
More reviews by DianeL
Histoire d'Orangers by L`Artisan Parfumeur is a Oriental Floral fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. Histoire d'Orangers was launched in 2017. The nose behind this fragrance is Marie Salamagne. The website describes it as: A sunny diversion in the shade of the bitter orange trees.$165.00 for 3.4 oz.Top notes are neroli and white teaMiddle notes are orange blossom and muskBase notes are tonka bean and ambroxan. As an orange blossom fragrance, it's clean and fresh, mildly sweet, very long lasting. The orange blossom and Neroil are present intensely for the first 20 minutes or so, then the white musk begins to evolve but the orange blossom is still evident, just not as pure. As it dries down further the ambroxan really kicks in. I am pretty impressed by the longevity of the orange blossom even though the musk and ambroxan take away some of the purity of the orange blossom and make it warmer. Sillage is decent and it lasts a fairly long time on me, around 6-8 hours. However, after 3-4 hours, ambroxan becomes more apparent and in the end dominates with a hint of musk and there is just a hint of the blossoms. In the end, the florals are pretty much gone and it’s just ambroxan & Tonka Bean with a tinge of musk. Not particularly pleasant and much more masculine now. But I can smell the orange blossom for a few hours, it just gets weaker and weaker. I think if they would have used the Neroil as a middle note too, and maybe moved musk to the base notes, used a little less ambroxan and omitted the tonka bean(which I rarely like), it might have been a bit better, but I’m no parfumeur, just wishful thinking.I tested this with a generous sample and tried it for 3 days. I like it. I would not purchase a full bottle, because the final dry down is too masculine for my taste. It is marketed as a unisex scent. My husband got some on him when I asked him to open the sample, the stopper was in so tightly, I didn’t want to break a nail. After about 10 minutes he said it was making him sick. I thought it was funny because I’ve only heard that about 3-4 times I’ve tested hundreds of perfumes. I don’t recall what others he disliked, except for Fraiche Passiflore which he said smelled like cat urine. For the record, no it absolutely does NOT. It’s like Fleur Des Comores only fruitier and he likes Fleur des Comores
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on 3/23/2018 4:52:00 PM
More reviews by mademoisellenicole
An absolute Beauty. Amongst all aldehydic florals such as Fleurissime by Creed and supersticious by malle this is by far the warmest, sfottest and most chic . Lovely demure vintage 1959s chic
on 8/16/2017 10:47:00 PM
More reviews by antolin1
A spicy Gourmand?! Yes please!!! Three cheers for yet another interesting creation from Bertrand Duchaufour (the nose) and L’Artisan (the house).Trust that I love a fun and youthful, “so sweet you can almost feel the stickiness” gourmand - from Laura Mercier’s Crème Brulee to Prada’s Candy… Even so, it’s both exciting and refreshing when someone can put a major twist on the gourmand category of fragrances, especially in terms of sophistication, which is exactly what has happened here. This is an oriental spiced gourmand – yowza! And lemmie tell you my friends, its intoxicatingly delicious! Per description, notes here are said to be passion flower, sandalwood, red rose, vanilla, saffron, ginger and sugar. However, I get zero sandalwood or red rose out of this scent. On me, I get candied flowers, saffron, some vanilla and ginger, along with wafts of cream… Description wise, Safran Troublant is sitting in a Paris café drinking an ultra spicy and fragrant Saffron tea as a fresh batch of crème puffs are placed on a table next to you. This is sexy as hell to me – and just as unique. It’s warm and creamy, and hugs the skin. I am in love with this one, its way up there on my absolute faves by Duchaufour. As for cons, it would be my usual beef with L’Artisan fragrances: longevity and sillage are not the greatest, however, it’s better than the majority of my L’Artisan’s (I get 3ish hrs and that’s if I douse myself big-time). But this is such a lovely fragrance I don’t mind re-applying.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 8/16/2017 10:46:00 PM
Yowza! There truly is something exquisite about this divine creation from Bertrand Duchaufour (the nose) and L’Artisan (the house).This is a sweet and sexy composition. It’s warm and intoxicating, and on my skin I get maple, vanilla with caramel, tonka, coffee, and chestnuts. Although I have seen this described as an oriental spice, I would categorize it as a sophisticated and rich gourmand, with slightly masculine properties. If you like sophisticated sweet scents, this one is for you.
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