Dec 28, 2021 | 9 min Read

11 Best L’Artisan Parfumeur Perfumes of All Time

Anyone that knows anything about perfume knows that L’Artisan Parfumeur offers some of the most sophisticated smelling scents on the market.

But when a brand is so notable and consistently great, it can be a challenge to know which scent to start with. Here’s a list of the best L’Artisan Parfumeur perfumes for women and some insights into how they smell to help make the decision easy!

What is L’Artisan Parfumeur Perfume?

Before there was the term “niche”, as early as the late 1980s, Jean Laporte composed imaginative perfumes for L’Artisan Parfumeur. Thirty years later, L’Artisan Parfumeur is the benchmark that many niche brands can only hope to aspire to. This French brand offers the perfect balance between sophistication and simplicity. L’Artisan Parfumeur perfumes are known for uncompromising quality and expertise. Renowned perfumers like Bertrand Duchaufour, Jean-Claude Ellena and Olivia Giacobetti composed many of L’Artisan Parfumeur perfumes, which bottles the scents and aromas from around the world.

1.  L’Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu

Timbuktu Cologne By L'Artisan Parfumeur

 Considered a modern masterpiece and one of the most well-known L’Artisan Parfumeur Perfume, Timbuktu was composed In 2004 by Master Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour, who was inspired by the intense scents of West Africa and the traditional art of Wusulan and love potions of the region. Timbuktu was the first perfume to use the mysterious ingredient Karo Karounde, a native West African flower which gives a jungle-like quality to the perfume with facets of green violets and ripe fruits. Pink peppercorns and grapefruit lend an engaging freshness This vividness expands further as the composition dries down with the unconventional minty tanginess of mango, wood sap and sweet pine resin. For men and for women, it will put a spell on all who are around you.

Recommended related fragrances:  Angel Perfume by Thierry MuglerEuphoria by Calvin KleinShalimar by Guerlain

2. L’Artisan Parfumeur Rose Privee

Rose Privee Perfume By L'Artisan Parfumeur

Fans of rose perfumes will be delighted by L’Artisan Parfumeur Rose Privee, composed by Stephanie Bakouche who was trained by Bertrand Duchaufour in Cabris, France. Rose Privée is a picture-perfect spring rose, and uses the expensive rare rose de mai that only blooms in the month of May.  Rose Privee has a fresh, light citrus opening with hints of basil, lending a slightly herbal feel.  It’s very smooth and beautifully rounded from top to base notes. This dewy fresh perfume has touches of fruit that smells as if you are walking in a grove in summer filled with gorgeous citrus laden trees. Magnolia adds a slight creaminess to the soft rose and patchouli in the base is light in and not overwhelming and nicely balances the subtle sweetness of the rose at the top.

Recommended related fragrances:  Bvlgari Splendida Rose RosePrada Amber,  Daisy Dream By Marc JacobsEscada Magnetism By EscadaParis By Yves Saint Laurent

3. L’Artisan Parfumeur Caligna  

Caligna Perfume By L'Artisan Parfumeur

 All Perfume Roads lead to Grasse, France where the region’s clary sage and lentisque, a native plant of the Maquis (which grows in the backlands) are redolent of hidden Mediterranean hillsides. The aromas of jasmine and milky fig shimmer in the sunlight. Pine and cedar trees evoke the mountains. The concept of using clary sage and a special “jasmine marmalade” accord was inspired by a delicacy that perfumer Dora Bagdriche-Arnaud loved. The word Caligna was derived from the French word to flirt, and this fresh, fruity and aromatic L’Artisan Parfumeur perfume is feminine and easy to wear… 

Recommended related fragrances:  Madame Rochas By RochasFidji By Guy LarocheBoucheron Place Vendome By Boucheron

4. L’Artisan Parfumeur Mechant Loup

Mechant Loup Perfume By L'Artisan Parfumeur

L’Artisan Parfumeur launched Méchant Loup in 1997 and was the very first created by Bertrand Duchaufour. Don’t be fooled by its name (Big Bad Wolf) this deep, spicy, woodsy scent, smells of roasted hazelnut, boozy whiskey, burnt sugar and honey woods. A long-lasting perfume that is best worn during colder months and in the evening

Recommended related fragrances.  L’instant Magic By GuerlainUn Jardin Sur Le Toit By HermesKelly Caleche By Hermes

5. L’Artisan Parfumeur Premier Figue Extreme

Premier Figuier Extreme Perfume By L'Artisan Parfumeur

 Considered a break out fragrance, Premier Figue was inspired by memories of resting under a shady fig tree during a hot summer day in the South of France, perfumer Olivia Giacobetti started working on what would be the very first fine fragrance to incorporate the fig note. L’Artisan Parfumeur Premier Figuier and L’Artisan Parfumeur Premier Figue Extreme is a more concentrated version she created 10 years later.  The elusive smell of the fig tree was recreated by combining green leafy notes, milky almond and coconut milk notes for perfume that is fruity and creamy. 

Recommended related fragrances: Molinard Figue,  Flora By GucciNarciso Rodriguez By Narciso Rodriguez

6. L’Artisan Parfumeur Al Oudh

A mesmerizing trip by caravan to the Arabian Pennisula. Spicy and smoky, Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour Rocks the Casbah with an Oud perfume that is softened by orange blossom and rose but still roars with fruity and spicy notes of caraway, dates, dried fruits, and cardamom.  Al Oudh will be the signature scent of many oud lovers but don’t worry if you are new to oud, it is never overwhelming or heavy.

Recommended related fragrances:   Tom Ford Tobacco VanilleFrank Olivier Oud VanilleSamsara Perfume by Guerlain,  

7. L’Artisan Parfumeur Piment Brulant

Piment Brulant Cologne By L'Artisan Parfumeur

A near perfect essay on the history of chocolate was created by mega star perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour for L’Artisan Parfumeur. Released in 2002, Piment Brûlant was inspired by the Aztec chocolate love potions downed by the Emperor Montezuma before he visited the women in his harem. It was said he could down 50 cups a day Spicy sexy and not overly sweet this chocolate perfume has been blended with red pepper lending the composition an unusual red-hot and sweet aura. A gorgeous silvered poppy seed facet mingles with clove and vanilla to round off this gourmand scent. 

For more of the greatest chocolate fragrances ever made, read on in the Best Chocolate Perfumes of All Time guide.

Recommended related fragrances:  Thierry Mugler Angel, Tom Ford Noir de Noir, Guerlain L’Instant Pour Homme

8.L’Artisan Parfumeur Bois Farine

Bois Farine Cologne By L'Artisan Parfumeur

Bois Farine is the first in L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Travel series, composed by Jean-Claude Ellena in 2003. The master perfumer who was inspired by his encounter with a magical tree native to The Reunion Islands (located in the Indian Ocean 120 miles off the coast of Madagascar) and its red flower evoking memories of his grandmother baking bread. Witch Wood and flour power combine in this unique perfume. A soft and easy fragrance for day time.

Recommended related fragrances: Escada Magnetism By EscadaParis By Yves Saint Laurent

9. L’Artisan Noir Exquis

Noir Exquis Perfume By L'Artisan Parfumeur

 Composed once again by master perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour Noir Exquis was inspired by a rendez vous in a Parisian patisserie. Noir Exquis is a sugar free, caffeine free way to enjoy your coffee with a touch of cream and a pastry.   The aroma of coffee swirls and is smoothed and sweetened with crème fraiche.  There is an intoxicating quality that adds gourmand layers of dried fruits and honey. It’s suffused with an airy quality that releases warm puffs of delicious sweetness that comes from a hint of orange blossom and maple syrup that provides a sublime contrast to the darker coffee aroma. The perfume winds down to nutty tonka infused vanilla cent red by macassa wood. Wisps of smokiness and light spices round out Noir Exquis. 

Recommended related fragrances: La Vie Est Belle by LancômeShalimar by GuerlainOscar Perfume by Oscar de la Renta 

10. L’Artisan Parfumeur Batacuda

Batucada Perfume By L'Artisan Parfumeur

 L’Artisan Parfumeur Batacuda is a lively and  luscious tropical perfume that is an ode to Rio de Janeiro. The dazzling opening of three fresh and fruity notes of apple, lime and mint hint at the exuberance yet to come. The white flowers in the heart are soft and musky. Throughout the fragrance you smell a hint of salty sea breezes that the sweetness of the fruit, mint and florals.  L’Artisan Parfumeur Batucada is a sweet, refreshing cocktail suggestive of exciting nights on the streets of Brazil.

Recommended related fragrances:  Escada Miami BlossomDemeter Mojito PerfumeJovan Island Gardenia

11. L’Artisan Parfumeur Piment Brulant

Piment Brulant Cologne By L'Artisan Parfumeur

A near perfect essay on the history of chocolate was created by mega star perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour for L’Artisan Parfumeur. Released in 2002, Piment Brûlant was inspired by the Aztec chocolate love potions downed by the Emperor Montezuma before he visited the women in his harem. It was said he could down 50 cups a day Spicy sexy and not overly sweet this chocolate perfume has been blended with red pepper lending the composition an unusual red-hot and sweet aura. A gorgeous silvered poppy seed facet mingles with clove and vanilla to round off this gourmand scent. 

Recommended related fragrances: Paloma Picasso Perfume by Paloma Picasso  Kenzo Jungle Elephant By KenzoBoss By Hugo Boss

Best L’Artisan Parfumeur Fragrances – In Conclusion

L’Artisan Parfumeur perfumes are the perfect balance between sophistication and simplicity. Because of their standing as a fine niche brand and use of well-known perfumers to evoke travel, their perfumes use the best and the most exciting ingredients.

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Leanna Serras fragrance expert and writer

Leanna Serras is a well-versed fragrance writer with a passion for perfume. She has loved trying new perfumes since she was a child, and has tried everything from fruity to woodsy fragrances in her time cherishing scents. Outside of her love for writing and collecting perfume, Leanna enjoys fashion, skincare, “the Bachelorette,” and kicking back on the beach.

 

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