Perfumista Problems

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Look how symmetrical my perfume collection is, you guys. Two L’Artisans at the ends, two Etat Libre d’Oranges in the center. It is the Jessica Alba of perfume collections. I never planned to develop a perfectly symmetrical collection, but now that I have one, I feel compelled to maintain the balance. My recent purchase of Slumberhouse Ore (I had to snatch it up before Slumberhouse changes the beautiful marble packaging) fit easily into the back row. The real Perfumista Problem is the L’Artisan Jour de Fete I bought during Sniffapalooza last week. It’s a big, bulky, 100 ml bottle, and it completely throw off my beautiful symmetry. I’m pretty sure that the only solution to this particular Perfumista Problem is to buy another L’Artisan. You know, for balance. DON’T YOU JUDGE ME.

What are your most pressing Perfumista Problems? Please share with us in the comments!

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L’Artisan Parfumeur Jour de Fete

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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.

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