Anyway, the L'Aritisan event coincided with the release of their Explosions d'Émotions trio, Amour Nocturne, Déliria, and Skin on Skin.
For some reason these come in 125 ml bottles, and kind-o-deluxe packaging.
Don't know about you, but whenever I hear Explosions d'Émotions, this song goes running through my head.... where it has been stuck all day. Maybe I'm showing my age.
Anyway, I liked all three of these. Déliria is the weirdest scent L'Artisan has come out with in a while. I'm not sure how to describe it. Delirious kind of fits. On another customer at Barneys, it was very sweet. On me, not so much, thank you. Skin on Skin is a nice leather -- non-sweet for all you who were wondering. The closest I can think of is Tom Ford Tuscan Leather. I'll have to compare.
The woman from L'Artisan was lovely. I was kind of confused at one point, because all press I have read lists gunpowder as a note in Amour Nocturne. The woman from L'Artisan said, no, it is in Skin on Skin. Smelling the latter, I do smell it there, and not in Amour Nocturne. So I don't know what to think about this. Even the L'Artisan site says gunpowder is in Amour Nocturne.
I ended up going home with a bottle of Déliria, along with an atomizer full of Skin on Skin. If I wanted to shell out all the money, I could have gone home with all three full bottles, which would have been signed by Bertrand Duchaufour. Well, now. Other perks include a 15 ml bottle of La Chasse aux Papillons, which, you know, is not me! I'll probably give it to Janet. Continuing with my free-association trend today, whenever I hear La Chasse aux Papillons, I think of being chased by a pack of these things:
No wonder we grew up so twisted!
I had a selection of the minis to choose from, and I had the other ones already, or didn't like. (I think they were Mûre et Musc Extrême [which I hate, actually] or Premier Figuier.)
The bag from the bag event actually was very nice, with more that I can use than usual. I think Andy gave me double on certain items since I am such a good customer/easy mark. I'll talk more about some of what I got in a later post.
Déliria photo from L'Artisan Parfumeur.
Papillon photo from thedogtrainingsecret.com
Kiddle Kologne photo from etsy.com.