The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.

La Chasse aux Papillons by L’Artisan Parfumeur


L'artisan Parfumeur La Chasse Aux Papillons-300x300WHAT 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

jeanettemcdonaldWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: An operettic Jeanette McDonald (sans Nelson Eddy).



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.

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

26 thoughts on “La Chasse aux Papillons by L’Artisan Parfumeur

  1. Love it! You hit the nail on the head with this one. The Jeannete McDonald pic put me in stitches. I enjoy this perfume. It was one of my very first niches and it’s always good for spring and summer. Thanks for a great review!


  2. Wonderful review, S. It is girly Indeed and so uplifting too. Do not find it coquetish though, but this is personal. Girly and coquetish are 2 different things for me. I gave a small bottle to a 8 year old girl as a B day gift and she loved the bottle do not know about the scent.. Do you have a FB? I have one and use it frequently.


  3. This perfume is so un-like me but I so love it!


  4. Hello there, Hound, thank you for this lovely word-picture. You reminded me why I love La Chasse aux Papillons. White-floral fragrances often leave me flat, but La Chasse hits every note perfectly.


  5. I love this scent. So giddy.


  6. Should spring ever come and stay for awhile, I have some Chasse waiting to be unearthed! If spring ever gets here.


  7. Only recently I discovered this one and love it. It’s so lovely and uplifting. 🙂


  8. Steve, your review made me feel good: I bought a bottle of this perfume a couple of days ago! It wasn’t a planned purchase: I found it for an incredible price while buying another perfume that I also didn’t plan to buy but I was pointed to the sale that I just couldn’t miss… I remembered that I liked it when I tested it before, there was a free shipping… The bottle should be here just by the time the weather is perfect for wearing it 🙂


  9. Hi Steve. Love this one too and your review was spot on. Light and breezy. Thanks for the link!


  10. Heya Hound,
    Went through a roller ball of this in record time. Loved it madly. Don’t know why I haven’t repurchased yet.
    Thanks for the reminder.
    Portia xx


  11. Echoing the others to say you have nailed this pretty scent in one. ‘Coquettish’ is a perfect term for it. Must dig out my sample when it gets a bit warmer!


  12. What a delightful review. I agree with your beautiful words and gave a sample to a friend to wear during her outside wedding last week in Miami. I felt it would be perfect. 🙂


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