Whilst in London last week, I had the joyous experience of popping along to the L'Artisan Parfumeur store in Covent Garden market. I'd been invited to visit to pick up a goodie bag that amongst other fragranced delights, contained some seeds with which I will be attempting to grow my own...

of Mon Numéro 10. I have leather fragrances that suit me better, including Christian Dior Diorling, Caron Tabac Blond, and even Elizabeth Taylor Black Pearls. Besides, Mon Numéro 10 never really joined forces with my body, but sat on my skin like Cola-leather frosting. Maybe some of you other...

What is it: one 100 ml bottle of L'Artisan Parfumeur Batucada. I wore it lavishly to write a review, plus I made a few samples. It's about 95% full. How do I get it: For a chance to win, leave a comment telling me that you live in the US. Also, please tell us either a) a summer fragrance you...

L'Artisan Parfumeur will launch Batucada, a new unisex fragrance, in September. Batucada was inspired by the Brazilian samba style of the same name, and more generally by the flavors and colors of Brazil. Batucada was developed by perfumers Karine Vinchon and Elisabeth Maier; the notes...

These Watson flip-flops provide a punch of colour, without throwing in any unnecessary ingredients. Despite sounding like a fragrance, Calvin Klein's sliders are as smart and minimalist as the brand's mainline sportswear. Which means you can wear them for lounging by the pool, and into the...

One DC observer asked "You don't think you're going to see Vladimir Putin wearing flip-flops, do you?" No, we don't. But that doesn't matter because we've already seen Putin fly fishing and riding a horse without a shirt. Trying to claim the president has somehow damaged the grand...

Now, L'Artisan Parfumeur is bringing the 17th-century tradition back with their limited-edition Mûre et Musc Extrême scented gloves, as part of its new Grasse collection. An updated version of the house's signature eau de parfum, created in 1993, Mûre et Musc Extrême is a "gourmand" fusion...

L'Artisan Parfumeur will launch Explosions d'Emotions, a new trio of fragrances developed by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour. Déliria, Amour Nocturne and Skin on Skin will debut in September. Déliria (shown) ~ with metallic, rum and gourmand notes plus toffee apple and candy floss. Amour...

Séville à l'Aube is the latest from French niche line L'Artisan Parfumeur. Over the years, I've reviewed a fair number of their fragrances — yes, I'm a fan. This, however, is not a proper review. I've never met blogger Denyse Beaulieu of Grain de Musc, who worked with perfumer Bertrand...

When acquaintances who want to know more about perfume ask me for recommendations, I often suggest a visit to a L'Artisan Parfumeur counter. L'Artisan was the first "niche" fragrance house I ever experienced, back in the 1990s, and it's still one of my favorites. Lately I've been watching with...

 

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