WHAT I SMELL: La Chasse aux Papillons opens with a muted bergamot and a soft and demure orange blossom that’s tangy green. The semi-sweet perfume is lyrical as it dances and pirouettes off my skin with wisps like soft breezes. Overall, the perfume is incredibly girlish, pretty and joyous. The lightened jasmine adds just the right amount of depth with a tad bit of flattened earthened dirt. But by no means is this a dirty perfume. Instead, it’s all sunshine and garden with the white flowers, highlighted by an incredibly soft tuberose and the lightest of green. La Chasse aux Papillons does not develop much, but it doesn’t have to as it’s a simple, pretty and beautifully sunny and happy perfume.
From the L’Artisan Parfumeur website:
Chasing butterflies, surrounded by white flowers. A fragrance icon, perfect for summer days.
Imagine a summer garden flooded with sunshine, full of delicate white flowers, jasmine, orange blossom, tuberose and lime blossom; scents mingling to intoxicate the senses. Sunlight catches the wings of butterflies as they dart among the trees and flowers. Somewhere in the garden you can hear the laughter of children as they chase the butterflies, trying in vain to catch them as they escape on a sunny breeze. This is La Chasse aux Papillons (Chasing Butterflies), the scent of sun-kissed skin, luminous and transparent; a fragrance to make the summer months last that little bit longer.
Notes: Linden blossom, Jasmine, Lemon blossom, Tuberose
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE LA CHASSE AUX PAPILLONS: delightful, charming, coquettish
BOTTOM LINE: La Chasse aux Papillons is utterly charming, beautiful and delightfully feminine and a completely wonderful perfume.
- Bone Rating: 4 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral
- Nose: Anne Flipo
- Classification: Feminine
- Expense: $145 for 100 ml eau de toilette
Sample courtesy of Arielle Shoshana. Opinion my own.