Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Saturday, August 21, 2010

La Chasse Aux Papillons Extreme by L'Artisan Parfumeur

I read many reviews before or after I do my own and I seem to be at complete odds with the house of L'Artisan. I have previously said on basenotes that for me, L'Artisan Parfumeur is the most over-rated house I have come across.

La Chasse Aux Papillons Extreme does nothing to sway that opinion. Yet another linear, floral dominant scent that does nothing to stir me up or inspire me in any way. This house has "pleasant" nailed down to an art form......but damn...can't we go beyond that? The only attempt at polarization so far has been Dzongkha ....and I found it a jumbled mess. At these prices, move me, anger me, hate me.......but please don't bore me.

Extreme in a nutshell is a toned down tuberose with assorted "blossom" thrown in the mix. Is it bad? No, it's an acceptable floral scent that's very timid and just lays on my skin smelling like....well....a toned down version of tuberose with blossom this or that added to it. I'm almost at the point where I will refrain from even sampling this house anymore. Nothing they create makes me take notice and if I want pleasant, I can always find designers at more economical prices to fill the void.

Excuse me now while I go take a nap......................

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the straight-up review. I have to admit, there are a fair number of ho-hum fragrances in this house. There are a few that I really love, but I never really admitted to myself how many of them simply strike me as unexciting. I haven't sniffed this one yet, but thanks very much for the warning. You're right - at these prices, a fragrance had better satisfy MUCH more than this!

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  2. My apologies for sounding like a L'Artisan hater. The truth is I've been wanting to find SOMETHING.....ANYTHING from them that I find truly good. That's the reason why I've sampled so many of their offerings and reviewed so little of them. I prefer no review to a bad one, but I have to voice myself after many attempts to find a gem. I guess I just need to stay away from this house.

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  3. So it's not just me that struggles with L'Artisan. I was starting to wonder if my local department store has old stale sample bottles...there just never seems to be any actual fragrance in them.

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  4. Hi Joan. Your post makes me feel better. I don't feel so alone now in being disgruntled ! lol.

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  5. I have to LOL a little reading this...I cannot help myself- I LOVE L' Artisan! And, worse than that, I find myself craving a bottle of La Chasse aux Papillons Extreme! My friend Dane over at Pere de Pierre mocks my La Chasse love and feels pretty much like you do- blah ho hum mainstream ish. I wish I could find a mainstream scent I loved as much as La Chasse....I guess to me a lot of l'Artisans are like the white t-shirts of my perfume wardrobe. But not my Jockey white t's, more like my overpriced designer t's that I swear fit better ;)

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  6. Another who struggles with L'Artisan. I tried their uber expensive Narcisse and Iris Pallida- very disappointed. I do like Timbuktu , the original La Chasse Aux Papillons ( the extreme was so - so/ ho hum.. to me ) and I have high hopes for Tea for Two simply because I love smokey Lapsong Suchong tea !

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