Monday, May 21, 2012
Fleur de Louis by Arquiste
It seems that certain renditions of a particular note develop on my skin emulating a rubber aspect. It also may have that latex aroma I'm not exactly fond of. It appears to be one of my quirks, but I simply chalk it up to how a scent is tuned and call it good.
Fleur de Louis is actually a pleasant enough floral with not much wood or anything else. It doesn't work as well on me as I assume it would on others. Still, it's good in its own way because I believe this would work nicely on the feminine persuasion who desire a scent that doesn't attract much attention..
It takes Jasmine quite awhile to creep into the accord, but it too is very subtle and a dry, earthy floral note dominates the first 30 minutes. During this time, the rubber quality persists and I would have truly enjoyed a more noticeable contribution from Jasmine. It's not to be however and the linearity of Fleur de Louis marches on.
Mrs. Aromi likes it though and agrees with me that there is the suggestion of rubber and earth. She also thinks that Fleur de Louis is a feminine and I concur. Perhaps if this fragrance was more complex and didn't have one particular note tuned with so much presence, I might consider wearing it. As it stands, I recognize that it's a nice scent, but I'm unmoved by it.
The price point is another consideration here. At $165 for a 1.85 ounce bottle, this is a rather expensive parfum and I really don't think it warrants the asking price. Others may disagree and that's fine.
Sillage is average on my skin and longevity is approximately 5 hours, with half of that being relegated to a personal space scent. This fragrance gives me the impression of a professional woman who means business, yet isn't afraid to be feminine.
Neutral rating from Aromi due to linearity and price point. A sample wear is definitely recommended.