Hey Fume Freaks,
Today I have finally had a moment to give to a fragrance hugely anticipated. I was worried because the build up has been so extraordinary that I felt dwarfed by the sheer weight of prose already directed at it, about it, a book was written of the creation of it and the moment it was inspired by. What could I add? Then I was lucky enough to win a sample from the author of the book The Perfume Lover and scent muse for this fragrance, Denyse Beaulieu of Grain de Musc. I feel it would be churlish to not at least give my fumbling impressions and add to the well deserved clamour surrounding another L’Artisan Parfumeur and Bertrand Duchaufour masterpiece.
Photo Stolen L’Artisan Parfumeur
Fragrantica gives these notes:
Top: Petit grain, olive blossom
Heart: Lavender, orange blossom, beeswax, tobacco
Base: Benzoin, olibanum (frakincense)
What do I small? The opening is green, but a warm woody green that in a short while sings with orange and beeswax that already resonates with the frankincense and benzoin. The lavenders create an interesting, almost manly, depth and the whole manages to stay fresh and herbaceous throughout. The orange blossom and tobacco, I think, meld at some points to smell like there is another person with you. It’s uncanny, I keep expecting a hug from behind.Having read the novel I can see the progression but I would love this fragrance even had I not. I smell like sexy, holy, oranges!
The staying power is excellent, I wake up with subtle but recognisable wafts of orange and soft vanilla after wearing for dinner and 8 hours of sleep. The sillage is good but not extreme. I was able to eat dinner without it interfering with my palette but TSO Jin could smell it and liked it.
CandyPerfumeBoy, NowSmellThis, BoisDeJasmin, all do amazing reviews filled with stories and information I can only hint at.
LuckyScent sells 100ml for $165 and ships worldwide
BookDepository sells The Perfume Lover book around $20 including delivery worldwide!
Besides the fact that this is a wonderful fragrance, I love that a blogger’s dream has come true in so many ways. Published book, worked with one of the world’s most respected and loved perfumers, was the muse for a fragrance and is now traveling doing book and fragrance talks and launches. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Please do try it and tell me how you liked Seville a l’Aube by L’Artisan Parfumeurs,
I’m looking forward to trying this, and looked to put it in my cart with my August Luckyscent order, but they don’t have it available yet just as a sample. I’m really looking forward to trying it.
I think it will LOVE you Dionne. It’s the easiest fragrance to wear and full of little surprises. I hope you love it too.
This is definitely on my must try list. I love the whole story around it too. I also like that a few people have said it has some lasting power.
Oh yes, an extra spritz and you’ll be set for the weekend Poodle.
I got this, spritzed it……..and nearly fell stone-dead on the floor from sheer……..sheer…..hell, I dunno. Lust? Delight? Swoonaliciousness?
This scent is beyond gorgeous. I would love to be rich enough to scent my sheets in it, so I could roll around like a cat in catnip.
I’m with you Musette. What a blockbuster it is.
L’ a perfum’s all sound Devine !! And the quality is superb . I only own one but it has to be my most exciting house !! Very unique and forward thinking in design and theme !! There are a few I would like to own over this offering but let me say it certainly wets my lips !! Dam them , the lusting and desire for all these amazing offerings is almost to much !! If I ever won the lottery I would order 100 ml of the entire line !!
You are not alone Tim. I think it’s a wish held by many perfumistas.
Sounds gorgeous, delicious, delightful and just up my alley. However the only known stockist of l’Artisan in Brisbane hadn’t even heard of this one. I have vowed to only purchase after sniffing (she says with an unopened, unsniffed vintage Patou in front of her).
HA HA HA!! Seville has only just been launched worldwide and is a limited edition. Your Brisbane stockist may sadly NEVER get it. Best job is to get a decant from SurrenderToChance. They are awesome!
You would still think that they would have heard of it at least. I had heard of it an I don’t work in a perfume store specialising in niche perfumes. Yes a decant it will have to be….
Very jealous about the vintage Patou. I hope it rocks your world,
The decant is on its way to me. I even have a tracking number… but I just wait 🙂
It will be there soon Undina. the wait is exquisite isn’t it?
If you’re curious you can read my more detailed impression of this perfume on Steve’s blog (the link below) but in short – I really enjoyed wearing it!
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