Opening the door into niche perfumery is like discovering a new world. The scents are unlike anything in the mainstream market. The fragrances are generally made of quality ingredients and sport a higher price. Whether that price is justified is up to the buyer to decide.
My first step into niche was through L’Artisan Parfumeur’s La Chasse aux Papillons. Its scent is beautiful – a white floral centred around tuberose. Orange and lime blossoms are easy to distinguish, intertwining to give lift to the composition. A hint of jasmine adds depth. Overall, it smells somewhat of tea. La Chasse aux Papillons is definitely a spring or summer scent to be worn during the day, as its tenacity and projection are simply too week for special night-time occasions. It only lasts a maximum of 1.5 hours, which I think is unacceptable for a niche scent with such a price tag. The sillage is minimal, the fragrance clings to the skin.
Although La Chasse aux Papillons has a wonderful scent, its low longevity makes it as disappointing as some mainstream fragrances. I’d rather invest in a quality mainstream from Chanel, Dior, or Guerlain rather than spend on a short-lived niche.
– 1.7oz (50ml) spray for C$118.00
– 3.4oz (100ml) spray for C$170.00