Having just sold my L'Artisan Ananas Fizz, I can now say I don't own a single L'Artisan. (Yes I kept the Fizz cream, I'm not crazy!) This house just does not appeal to me. I've yet to find anything that really rocked my world. So it's no surprise that the latest fare, their summer edition Mandarine tout simplement, follows suit.
I don't see what the hoopla is over this, other than the pure anticipation of a great mandarin scent, with notes sounding juicy and fresh. And of course an enticing bulb atomizer bottle, which makes you want it, when your practical side knows they are not good.
I tried this last night on paper and skin, and liked neither. Although bottle is quite beautiful, even more so in person. The scent is sharp and peppery and not a particularly good combo of that either. I was in the store for about 15 minutes, then when I got in my car - I could no longer even smell it. Amazingly, I can still smell it on the scent strip, however the citrus was gone in a flash and all that's left is a peppery wood.
Notes: Green mandarin, ginger, frangipani, yellow mandarin, red mandarin, cedarwood.
Available at: Aedes & Lucky Scent
Photo and notes from Aedes.