Monday, July 23, 2007

L'Artisan Parfumeur ~ La Chasse Aux Papillons

Chasing Butterflies
Child of mine
innocently chasing butterflies,
your outstretched hands hide in the flowers
hoping to cradle in your fingers
the prize of iridescent wings.

From flower to flower you play hide and seek,
yet she escapes again and again.
Far better, child of mine to ravish
her beauty with your eyes, than to crush
such a gentle spirit trapped in a winged body who only longs for one more day.
You cry, yet she rejoices and flies away. J. Boyce

Evoking the image of chasing butterflies in fully bloomed summer gardens, La Chasse Aux Papillons is frequently critiqued as 'ordinary', 'non-specific', 'no sillage', 'not full bottle worthy'. I cant imagine that we're even wearing the same fragrance when I note those comments. La Chasse Aux Papillons is a floral garden in a bottle, a sparkling summer shower of linden, lemon, tuberose, playing a game of hide and seek with orange blossom and jasmine. I don't necessarily expect such an seamless blending to last an entire day. This is a 'close to the skin' kind of fragrance that inspires a calmness in my spirit. As the tuberose gently wafts into the air, I'm walking through a tropical promenade as animated flowers beckon me to sip their nectar with tiny giddy visitors darting about with gossamer wings who are refreshed with liquid perfume spilling from the flowers.

L' Artisan Parfumeur, created by Jean Laport in 1976 is truly without rival among fragrance designers with a cult following of devotees on every continent. Luscious Cargo appropriately describes L'Artisan's fragrances "are for those of us who crave a unique scent that will stand apart from the maddening crowd of scent strips cluttering up glossy magazines. They are created to evoke memories – the bittersweet nostalgia of childhood, first loves, possibly other words, the beauty and wonder of life."

If you're looking for innocent, you chose
La Chasse Aux Papillons, if you'd rather venture towards the mystical, spiritual hallways of cavernous cathedrals, you're destined to love Dkonzgkha an intriguing fragrance, an invitation to spirituality, an inside journey. Dark and startling incense from Dkonzgkha draws reverence from my cynical competitive nature and slows me down. What could it do for you?

L'Artisan Parfumeur simply boggles my mind with endless olfactory offerings of perfumes, body care, candles and custom temptations greet with each clock of your mouse when you browse this website. Enjoy!