Sometimes when I read or see things on other people’s blogs or around the internet I then want to share them with you all. From one of my daily blog indulgences Sadie&Daisy here is just one of those things. Sadie&Daisy is a quick look blog, every day they pick a theme and post three photos. Sometimes it’s their photos and sometimes they use found pictures. Every day they are interesting. Sorry, no fragrance stuff today.
Coeur de Vetiver Sacre by L’Artisan Parfumeur 2010
Oh OK, I’m wearing an enormous couple of spritzes of L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Coeur de Vetiver Sacre over the fading embers of Lalique EdT which I have been using lately to finish my decant. I wish they had not discontinued Coeur de Vetiver Sacre but Thank Goodness TSO Jin picked up 100ml while we were in Paris at Galleries Lafayette for only 35 Euro because they are discontinuing. EXCELLENT SCORE!!
Karine Vinchon Spehner created L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Coeur de Vetiver Sacre in 2010 and it can’t have been a super seller for it to already be going to bye byes. Their line reads that it was hoped that three major accords would be produced through the fragrance lifespan, sparkling, spicy and smoky. That’s pretty much how it works and I love it, especially when Jin wears it. Great scent for him.
Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Bergamot, orange, black tea, pepper, ginger, coriander, saffron, dates, dried apricot, incense, osmanthus, rose, iris, vanilla, vetiver, tarragon, sandalwood, white cedar, guaiac wood, amber, tonka , labdanum, castoreum and musk.
Till tomorrow, please read this sign and take heed.
Photo Stolen Sadie&Daisy
I really like CdVS, but I think its name led to its untimely demise. It’s really not a vetiver solinote perfume at all. I would put it in the family of “Tea Perfumes” myself. I think if it had been marketed as a soft, subtly spicy tea perfume with a tad of lapsang (the smoke and vetiver give it that effect), it would have done really well. When I first smelled it at the LaP shop in Paris, I was taken aback, and said, “Where’s the vetiver??” So I didn’t like it. On subsequent sniffs, and a decant later, I was charmed. But by then it was d/c’d….
A tragic tale of a hit perfume that could have been!
You may be right. Michael, who writes for APJ also called it a tea perfume. Maybe they were trying to replace Tea4Two but without the stigma of calling it a tea frag?
their perfumes are just excellent and amazing! i personally love Coeur de Vetiver Sacre!
I am a fan too. They have more full bottles in this house than any other frag maker.
yea they sure do! Doesnt smell too mainstream too
How totally creative a concept! Perfume fanaticism–I love it! Kudos on your blog!
Thank you Vanessa. Total fanaticism,
Given how much I LOVE TEA (and am constantly pairing it with perfume!) and what Michael said I think I would like this one. and the quote from Sadie and Daisy-love it! I think I am going to be nice to myself right now and savor a cup of Bedouin Chai tea (blended with cardamom and sage!) and ignore my nagging teenage children-LOL!.
Enjoy the day/night, Portia!
I have been drinking a special tea from Korea that my partners Mum gave mo boxes of. It is delicious and apparently good for me too.
portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au
Send me your address and I’ll send you some tea bags,
Oh my! and now you are being kind to me!! what good fortune! will definitely shoot you an e-mail!
Packed and ready to go.!!
I can not belive you got it for 35e!! i have to pay at least 80e on it here! Great find 🙂 What other TEA perfumes do you go for ?
I will scour out the tea vaults and do a post on them in the near future for you.
BoisDeJasmin has been doing a lovely tea series too
I have a sample of this perfume. I love vetiver as a note. And still I haven’t tried it yet. I should be ashamed! Or, better, I’ll find it and try very soon. Thank you for the reminder, dear Portia.
Thank you also for sharing the blog. It’s interesting how much one can convey in just three pictures.
Welcome on both counts. I really like the Sadie & Daisy blog because it’s a quick fix but also a look intoi what someone else sees as important. Like when you do a postcard.
The recent L’Artisan discontinuations bummed me out. I don’t wear any of those fragrances and have only tried most of them briefly but it seems like nice things keep going away. DON’T TAKE AWAY MY NICE THINGS!!!
Ha Ha HA! They wouldn’t take our nice things if they were legal or selling well. I think we’ll be seeing a bunch of things that it’s easier to discontinue than reformulate for the new IFRA laws.
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