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La Chasse aux Papillons


La Chasse aux Papillons is an extremely pretty, ultra-soft white floral perfume that can be worn anywhere by anyone. The beginning is fresh and softly citrus, led by the distinctive limey top note of the linden blossom, and the lemon blossom, then followed a minute or so later by the sweet undernote of the linden.
The citrusy sweetness develops more with honeyed orange blossom, becomes momentarily spicy with the addition of jasmine, and finally the floral accord segues into the heart and base as a splendid velvety-soft tuberose. This is a young green tuberose note highlighted with hints of vegetal green leaves and grasses and bits of citrus blossoms, with none of the heavy indolic maturity found in the iconic Fracas or Carnal Flower.
The scent has a medium duration on my skin, which gives me the pleasure of spritzing it again later in the day, and enjoying the fresh opening accord and the dry-down all over again. La Chasse aux Papillons feels light and airy, and floats on my skin with an ethereal gentle beauty like the touch of a butterfly. I resisted loving this fragrance for several years because it seemed too light, too gentle. But I’ve come to realize that truly beautiful and real floral scents, like the smell of my garden this June morning, ARE very light and gentle, and also short-lived.
 It’s no surprise that the original La Chasse aux Papillons is still the top-seller of all the L’Artisan Parfumer fragrances in many parts of the world.
Notes: linden blossom, lemon tree blossom, orange blossom, jasmine, tuberose.
Type: EdT
Parfumeur: Anne Flipo

Price: $5.00