Thursday, March 17, 2011
Fou d'Absinthe by L'Artisan Parfumeur
Clove, ginger, nutmeg and pepper are the stars in this one on my skin. There are other culprits, but these players get the limelight. The totality is an inconspicuous scent that won't raise any eyebrows. It's pleasant...almost generic in its spiciness with an underlying soapy note that eventually takes the reigns. In no stage of wearing Fou d'Absinthe did I find it loud. If anything, the wearing was like a murmur and I waited patiently for it to raise its voice a notch. I should have worn a hearing aid.
Considering the price point of this house, I cannot recommend it as a whole or steer anyone to this particular fragrance. There is something to be said for wearing pleasant, understated scents and with the exception of a few releases, that's what L'Artisan delivers to me. I've said it before that I need more than that for these prices and my feelings have not changed.
I have to give Fou d'Absinthe a neutral rating simply for boring me. I'm past the point of wanting to find something bottle worthy from this house. The few daring releases I have tried from them I didn't like either, so suffice it to say that I may need to leave their offerings alone and allow others to offer their opinions. I seem to have become very prejudiced when it comes to L'Artisan.