L’Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse Aux Papillons

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 25 - 2012

A few weeks ago I treated myself to a new L’Artisan Parfumeur fragrance and I was completely torn between the fruity Mure et Musc and the floaty La Chasse Aux Papillons.  In the end, it came down to longevity… I had a sample of the Mure et Musc from my Discovery Coffret and although it smelled divine, it disappeared from my skin after a very short 40 or so minutes.  La Chasse Aux Papillons it was!

La Chasse Aux Papillons is a beautiful Spring fragrance, almost the antithesis to everything I usually love in a perfume.  I generally favour warmth, spice, leather… everything that’s dark and best reserved for Wintery days or cool evenings.  This is light, floaty and a little bit ethereal.  It opens with a gentle fan of tuberose and orange blossom, a combination that evokes the kind of feelings that I associate with a beautifully, sunny day.  It’s a little bit soapy in a freshly laundered way but this element is as light on the nose as the tuberose.  My one disappointment with this beautiful fragrance is that longevity-wise, I don’t get much more than a couple of hours wear from it.

For me, there’s nothing overtly sexy about La Chasse Aux Papillons, it breathes too much light and playfulness for that, it makes me want to step into a layered chiffon skirt and feel a warm breeze against my bare skin.  Realistically, it’s more of a casual jeans and white tee kinda fragrance, only fashion bloggers and models wear chiffon skirts right?  Anyway, it fills me with hope of warm days and white flowers, and frankly, that’s no bad thing.

L’Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse Aux Papillons is available to buy instore and online at Harrods, priced at £78 for 100ml EdT


5 Responses to “L’Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse Aux Papillons”

  1. My god what a well written review, I actually feel like I might have an idea how this smells based on your words alone. It sounds beautiful. x

  2. Frankie says:

    The bottle is sooo cute! Makes me want to own it regardless of the smell!
    I always believe perfumes should be personal to you and from the sounds of this post this seems like the perfect perfume for you!
    lovely blog, following you, follow back? Xoxox

  3. Jan says:

    I can only echo Debbie’s words – sounds right up my street. It is also available on QVC where a wonderful chap called Florian describes it as when you were a little girl and played in fields chasing butterflies – I must say I am deeply tempted. Thanks for this

  4. mary says:

    I have this fragrance and love it, even though like you, I’m not a big fan of tuberose or florals. It’s a lovely soft, ephemeral fragrance just as the name suggests…chasing butterflies. This makes a very safe buy for any woman I would imagine (I love it, my mother also loves it). The longevity is indeed poor for the price, but it’s lovely while it lasts.

    BTW Charlotte as you love Tea For Two, you will perhaps enjoy Dzing!…I don’t get any circus skank from it at all…just leathery musk with a sweet drydown

  5. Rae says:

    Ahh! Pretty pretty pretty.

    I love La Chasse aux Papillons, too – it’s just such a gorgeous, floaty Spring scent. I think you nailed it with “ethereal;” that’s exactly how I’d put it! x

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

The Mavala That's My Colour Set

You may remember earlier this year when Mavala launched the That’s My Colour campaign, inviting members of the general public (that’s you and me!) to …

The "only" place in town to get your nails did?

Sadly not my town, or my country but Essie Weingarten, she of polish conoisseur’s Essie fame has just opened the brand’s first nail salon at …

Bank Holiday Deal Round Up!

I love Bank Holiday weekends me… here’s a few reasons why! 30% off everything this weekend! . 20% off everything this weekend – code: ZUCHIMP …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Burberry Beauty Lip Charm

I am a bit partial to these lovely bag charms that brands are indulging us with at the moment.  First Clinique and now luxe British …

The Dream Cream! Clarins Multi-Blush Cream Blush

In all my years of makeup-hustling, I’ve never once gotten used to the idea of applying cream blush with my fingers.  On paper, how hard …

Bring out the brights with Avon Speed Dry+

Avon’s popular Speed Dry+ range has recently undergone a revamp with a new formula and colour update.  I received a selection of shades* from the …

Maybelline Bloggers Event 10/09

I’m not going to give a blow by blow account of the evening as this will probably be the 27th recap of the event you’ve …

Saturday's Innies and Outties...

IN ~ Controlling my urge to spend at Portsmouth’s CCO this week – all the more for London! ~ Finding a cheap train ticket to the Illamasqua …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads