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L’Artisan Parfumeur Jour de Fete


L’Artisan Parfumeur Jour de Fete is a typical heliotrope fragrance, a luminously sweet almond scent with an unmistakable Play-Doh vibe. Like many of Olivia Giacobetti’s creations for L’Artisan, Jour de Fete is terribly pretty and just the right amount of strange. Like virtually all of Olivia Giacobetti’s creations for L’Artisan, the lasting power and projection are dreadful. I missed Jour de Fete the first time around, so unfortunately I don’t know how this re-release compares to the original in either smell or tenacity.

Why you should buy Jour de Fete: Even though there are similar heliotrope fragrances (Etro Heliotrope and Frederic Malle L’Eau de Hiver come to mind), Jour de Fete is actually the best-priced option at $100 for 100 ml.

Why you should not buy Jour de Fete: It’s limited edition. Boooooo!

I’ll probably buy it. I wish I knew how to quit you, L’Artisan.


11 Responses to “L’Artisan Parfumeur Jour de Fete”

  1. poodle

    What’s with this line and the awful lasting power? No wonder they are going with bigger sized bottles. It seems you need to use double the amount of perfume to get half the amount of fragrance.

    • Ari

      Lasting power issues are so prevalent in this line that I can’t help but wonder if it’s intentional. Maybe they’re trying to appeal to the people who complain about “heavy” perfumes.

  2. Katherine

    I really need to try this! Play doh vibe is my frag “comfort food”. I love it.

  3. iscentyouaday

    I’ve read about this a couple of times lately but haven’t tried it. The universe is trying to tell me something! I didn’t think I liked that almondy play doh vibe until I tried Hypnotic Poison and loved it. Is this anything like that or is it too near L’Eau D’Hiver to be anything else?

    best wishes


    • Ari

      Samantha, Jour de Fete is not very close to Hypnotic Poison (which I also love). It is much, much lighter and more delicate.


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