Fleur de Narcisse by L’Artisan : Perfume News

Narcissus_poeticus

L’Artisan Parfumeur is releasing a second fragrance in its vintage collection, Fleur de Narcisse. Just like the lovely Fleur d’Oranger was composed out of flowers from the Vergers de Nabeul, Fleur de Narcisse is using the narcissus from the Volcanoes of Lozère. The scent of Narcissus Poeticus is intoxicating and magical, combining the rich verdancy of hyacinth and the warm sweetness of hay.

The press release describes Fleur de Narcisse in the following manner, “The fragrance opens on a top note of grassy green freshness, with accents of the country and wildflowers, and nuances of blackcurrant bud and freshly cut hay. The sensuality is ambiguous, nearly as masculine as feminine, evoking the powdery scents of mimosa and iris, and finally losing itself in the honey-like sweetness of sublime blond tobacco and the bewitching notes of moss and leather.”

Fleur de Narcisse will be released as a limited edition (3000 flacons), $295 for 100ml. It will be available in November from L’Artisan Parfumeur Soho, Henri Bendel, and Madison Avenue boutiques, select retailers, and L’Artisan Parfumeur. (information via press release)

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20 Comments

  • Elle: Oh, no! Why hay? I’m powerless when faced w/ that long string of expletives deleted note. Puts first penny in special Fleur de Narcisse piggy bank…at least I have a few months warning to build up funds. August 4, 2006 at 12:54pm Reply

  • Christina H.: Yikes about the price!!! It sounds so gorgeous though! I can’t wait to try(buy) this Victoria! Thank you for the news. August 4, 2006 at 1:26pm Reply

  • Laura: This sounds delicious and I sincerely hope it isn’t! !! $295, but that’s all right. I’ll wait until I’m in Paris in October and then I can pay more for it! !! August 4, 2006 at 1:31pm Reply

  • Laura: Oh, maybe it won’t be availabe in Paree in October. That will be even better! August 4, 2006 at 1:33pm Reply

  • violetnoir: This sounds amazing, and so does the price! I thought $250. was pricey for the first vintage release. I guess it just wasn’t enough for them, so they raised it. :):)

    Hugs! August 4, 2006 at 4:58pm Reply

  • k-amber: This is very intriguing, especially the “bewitching note” part. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for the info.

    Kaori August 4, 2006 at 8:56pm Reply

  • portlandia: The sound you just heard is my wallet and credit cards all crying out in unison – there has been a terrible disturbance in the Force. 😀

    Must. Have. This! August 5, 2006 at 2:24am Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Elle, yes, at least, there is time to start saving! August 8, 2006 at 2:01pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Christina, the price is steep, but I already suspected that it was going to be higher than that of Fleur d’Oranger. Narcissus absolute is rather expensive. August 8, 2006 at 2:02pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: L, ah, the joys of weak dollar… I am curious to try it. August 8, 2006 at 2:03pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: L, I know what you mean! August 8, 2006 at 2:03pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: R, yes, the price is very high. Let’s see what the fragrance is going to be like. August 8, 2006 at 2:04pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Kaori, my pleasure to share. The bewitching part certainly sounds great. August 8, 2006 at 2:04pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: D, I think that I heard it too! August 8, 2006 at 2:05pm Reply

  • chaya ruchama: Simply dreadful-

    We will all have to sample it, nothing else to be done…

    But, Glory!
    The expense!!!
    Criminal…[pant, pant]

    I’m not certain whether to bless or condemn you for your lovely review-

    Who can resist your prose? August 12, 2006 at 7:22pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Chaya, do not blame me! In this case, I only bring the news. 🙂 I have not even tried it yet, so I have no idea what it is like. August 12, 2006 at 11:26pm Reply

  • chaya ruchama: Dear V-

    Surely you know that I jest!
    I simply lament my own human failings… August 13, 2006 at 7:32am Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Chaya, I know. 🙂 I am also looking forward to trying it. August 14, 2006 at 11:08am Reply

  • Campaspe: I am really interested in this one, embarrassing as that is … August 15, 2006 at 10:17pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: F, narcissus is such a tricky note, yet this one seems fascinating. August 18, 2006 at 7:09pm Reply

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