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Sur L'Herbe

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Launched in 2017, Sur L'herbe, is one of the two fragrances in L’Artisan’s first ever cologne collection and was created by nose Fabrice Pellegrin
Sur L'herbe was inspired by Impressionist painter Édouard Manet’s 1863 painting called Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass in English).

It opens fresh and lovely with a gentle note of bright bergamot and sweet, clean-smelling neroli. Fir absolu adds to the freshness with its slight aroma of citrus and its evergreen smell. The evergreen trails to the heart where I smell flowers – not one distinct flower – just carpets of them. This comes from paradisone.  It definitely places me in the cool of a forest on a perfect summer’s day. The heart rests on white musk and ambergris. Over time Sur L'herbe dries down to a smooth, tender, musky skin scent with a green note hums in the background.

The experience of the fragrance is like looking at an out of focus photo, blurry and with no clear definitions, making Sur L'herbe is a true olfactory moment captured in time. To achieve this Impressionist effect the L’Artisan website says Pellegrain was prompted to ‘reinvent neroli or rather, the distillation of the orange blossom petal plant, by injecting a saturation of light. He has placed at the heart of the cologne, a solar accord, to which he has added white musk and amber ingredients with an overdose of oxygen which blurs all preconceptions.’

That explains why every time I wear Sur L'herbe it smells new and exciting. It’s gonna be a great summer – I can just smell it.

Notes: bergamot, neroli, fir absolu, paradisone, solar accord, white musk, ambergris

Type: Eau de Cologne

Parfumeur: Fabrice Pellegrin

Price: $5.00