L’Artisan Parfumeur Ananas Fizz and Cote d’Amour : (Not Quite) New Perfumes

L’Artisan Parfumeur is bringing back two perfumes as limited editions this summer. Ananas Fizz (originally created by Anne Flipo in 2004) and Côte d’Amour (by Céline Ellena in 2009) will join the collection in May.

Ananas FizzCote d'Amour

Ananas Fizz is “a celebration of summer and of the Victoria pineapple, typical of the French Reunion Island, in the Indian Ocean.” It’s a blend of citrus, lychee, and pineapple, with a twist of frangipani and vanilla. A light fragrance, it’s designed to be used liberally, as a cologne.

Côte d’Amour is “like a voluptuous, caressing marine breeze,” a fragrance  inspired by a stroll along the coast in Loire-Atlantique, in the West of France. It includes notes of dune flower, cypress, pine, wet woods, marine and salty notes.

100ml Eau de Toilette will retail for £55/70€. Via press release

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25 Comments

  • Jenna: Ananas Fizz sounds yummy! Have you tried it, Victoria? February 8, 2013 at 8:53am Reply

    • Victoria: I’ve tried it several years ago, and I remember that it was a bubbly, zesty fruity floral. I haven’t smelled it since then though. February 8, 2013 at 9:51am Reply

  • Jillie: I loved Ananas Fizz, and bought a back-up bottle last year when I realised it was being discontinued! It really does seem fizzy – it smells like tart pineapple juice with a slight scattering of sugar and dries down to a soft sandalwood type woodiness.

    Do you know whether they have reformulated it, Victoria? February 8, 2013 at 9:00am Reply

    • Jenna: Wow! It sounds like something I would love. February 8, 2013 at 9:08am Reply

    • Victoria: Your description is lovely! I haven’t smelled Ananas Fizz since its first launch, so I don’t know if they’ve changed the formula or not. I imagine that unless some ingredient was affected by the new regulations, they left it as is. February 8, 2013 at 9:52am Reply

  • shaney: Cote d’Amour, based on the notes, sounds really interesting. I am always intrigued by the mention of wet woods as a note. Can anyone else think of another fragrance that lists wet woods as a note yet doesn’t scream masculine? February 8, 2013 at 10:49am Reply

    • Victoria: Michael Kors Island was one of my favorites. Or, if you want a niche take, Andree Putman Preparation Parfumee, which smells of wet woods and pepper. It doesn’t seem too masculine to me, although it’s definitely on the androgynous side. February 8, 2013 at 11:07am Reply

      • shaney: ooooh the Andree Putman sounds beautiful! Thanks for the recommendation 🙂 February 8, 2013 at 11:15am Reply

        • Victoria: You’re welcome! 🙂 It was created by perfumer Olivia Giacobetti who does all of these ethereal accords so well. February 8, 2013 at 2:44pm Reply

  • Erin T: Wow, wonder if they’ve reformulated Côte d’Amour – no mention of its previous ECOCERT status and the notes don’t include coconut suntan lotion or baking blueberry muffin! (I definitely get the seaside’ish broom and cypress, but Côte used to be sweet and snuggly, too. I learned yesterday from Robin’s NST review of Lush Furze that the coconut lactone smell must be gorse, which was originally listed in the Côte notes list.)

    Cote was one of those complete surprise hits with me. The first time I smelled it, I thought “well done, should sell, but not me”, but I ended up sneaking back to try it many times, then buying one of the vats they used to produce of it. I wonder if this is now a stonger concentration? February 8, 2013 at 10:57am Reply

    • Victoria: I missed Cote d’Amour completely! It sounds very interesting though. L’Artisan lists the concentration as Eau de Toilette, but who knows whether it’s the same as what it used to be. I can’t imagine that they would completely reformulate the perfume, especially if they are saying that they are bringing these two perfumes “back by demand.” February 8, 2013 at 11:05am Reply

  • iodine: I bought a bottle of Ananas Fizz in Paris, summer 2006. I drained it entirely in the following year- that was when I was faithful to a single fragrance! I was so sad to see it disappeared… I wonder how I’ll get on with it now – my life has changed so much since then…
    I loved it fondly, nonetheless.
    Cote d’amour didn’t move me at all…. February 8, 2013 at 12:29pm Reply

    • Victoria: It was one of the first fruity perfumes I’ve enjoyed. I would love for L’Artisan to bring back Fleur de Carotte! Does anyone remember that one? February 8, 2013 at 2:45pm Reply

      • carole macleod: Re issuing Fleur de Carotte would make me happy too! February 9, 2013 at 4:52pm Reply

  • Amer: I have a 250ml frosted bottle of Cote d’Amour. Beautiful as it is it is quiet and fleeting. Concentration seems very weak. When I use it I have to cover every inch of my body and still I am the only one to enjoy it even in very intimate moments. I don’t know what use I would have for a 100ml bottle really.
    re these bottles in the picture the new-old versions? Seem like the old AP but CdA never came in those… February 8, 2013 at 5:33pm Reply

    • Victoria: These bottles are for the new reissues. When I googled Cote d’Amour, I saw that it came in a completely different bottle. Ananas Fizz did too. Its bottle was a large, heavy rectangular flacon with a mop of pineapple foliage. February 10, 2013 at 11:55am Reply

      • Amer: Just saw this! The old bottle is amazing! Even a “serious” brand like l’Artisan can have their humorous moments February 11, 2013 at 4:44am Reply

  • Sophie: I still have about 1/2 bottle of both and I enjoy them very much. I’ll sure buy another bottle of Ananas Fizz this summer! February 9, 2013 at 9:34am Reply

    • Victoria: Please let us know how it compares to the previous version! February 10, 2013 at 11:55am Reply

  • Edward: Good morning Victoria,

    When I went to Dubai last year, I visited L’Artisan Parfumeur as I plan to buy Ananas Fizz but the sales person said it was intentionally not included in the product offerings specifically in UAE because of the generally hot climate in the Middle East. The sales person said, as it is, Ananas Fizz is a little “wet and can get a little sticky” if applied by someone living on a “desert.” In the end, he offered me an alternative which I love and enjoy wearing: Batucada. February 10, 2013 at 12:58am Reply

    • Victoria: I can see why he would make that suggestion. Batucada is in the same fizzy, zesty register, but much less sweet. February 10, 2013 at 11:56am Reply

  • Laura: OMG Victoria youve made my day! I am hanging to the last drop of Ananas Fizz and delighted to hear they are relaunching it, hopefully in the same formula. Will they revive the wonderful body sorbet too do you think? February 11, 2013 at 2:18pm Reply

    • Victoria: Oh, wouldn’t that be great! A review of the body cream was one of the first reviews I’ve put up here at BdJ. February 11, 2013 at 4:40pm Reply

  • Laura: Ananas Fizz is Premier Figuier, with the fig taken out and replaced by tart, green pineapple and a slice of lime. The coconut and the sandalwood are present to the same extent.

    It is NOT a mojito-type Rockin’ Rio artificial sweet concoction for the lollipop generation. The pineapple is fresh and green as in UNRIPE, and as juicy as a cool, just cut slice from the fridge. Sorry for the caps but i can’t stress enough how lovely and absolutely unique that green pineapple note is. Have been looking for it ever since. And I am absolutely no fruity fragrance lover.

    It is an ageless fragrance. February 11, 2013 at 2:26pm Reply

    • Victoria: I agree, it’s much more sophisticated than the bland fruity florals most of us are used to. February 11, 2013 at 4:42pm Reply

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