La Chasse Aux Papillons

Eau de Toilette

by L'Artisan Parfumeur

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A euphoric medley of fresh-cut spring flowers, Exquisitely romantic and gossamer light. Perfectly balanced so that no single flower overwhelms. So endearingly pretty it makes you blush. So authentically fresh it will have people looking about to see what is blooming. (We're not just making that up - we have actually had it happen!)

La Chasse Aux Papillons  Notes

Linden blossom, lemon tree blossom, orange blossom, jasmine, tuberose

La Chasse Aux Papillons Sizes Available
50ml $96
100ml $130
.7 ml
.7 ml Sample $4
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Here's what other people are saying about La Chasse Aux Papillons...
That is definitely floral. It reminded me of my Soviet grandma's Lilly of the Valley perfume, but once I got past that, didn't seem too bad. I see how the strong floral scent could be off putting to some, and attractive to others. I find it pretty neutral. I'll finish the sample, but won't be purchasing the bottle.
By   - Scientist from Raleigh, NC on 9/30/2016
This has been my standard for day perfume for many years. I wore Jessica McClintock when I was in college and this is, to me, a more refined, grown up version of that floral profile. Easy to wear in warmer weather and people comment that I smell good. My only sadness is that it fades quicker than most; however, it’s a good thing if you want a different scent for night.
By   - Herding Cats from Menlo Park on 7/14/2016
I can't explain why I like this so much. Above and beyond the notes (or maybe a note I don't know), there is this "thing" I smell when it's on my skin that reminds me of being in love - the smell of kissing a lover. I don't know how else to explain it! It makes this my favourite perfume - it is magical.
By   - social enterprise consultant from Halifax on 10/10/2015
Floral magic!
By   - from Memphis on 2/28/2015
This smells EXACTLY like jasmine tea to me. It's a very light fresh floral which yes, as most of the other reviewers have said, is best suited to warm, sunny spring days. I don't get any linden, which is disappointing, but everything else is extremely well blended -- this is definitely not a tuberose monster. It's a bit too simple for my tastes, but it is very pretty. So if you're looking for something sheer and uncomplicated, this certainly is worth a try.
By   - from LA on 12/3/2014
Starts as a meh generic floral, perks up to a nice hyacinth. Some artificiality to it. Not something I'd even sample again.
By  on 7/10/2013
this was unusual for me. partly because i didn't know what to expect but also because of the similarity it has with mimosa. Though i did smell the jasmine, tuberose, and orange blossom, but ironically i smell more of a violet aspect and the overall finish was more towards a mimosa then something you would expect the perfume would deliver. Literally is identical to Calypso Christiane Celle's Mimosa perfume except more fruity and sweet and expensive. I still like it though.
By   - Jewelery Designer on 9/29/2011
I bought a full size bottle of this lovely spring scent. The top note is a strong turberose. After the first 15 minutes the true beauty of this perfumes begins! It takes me back to when I was a little girl playing in my grandmother's garden by her mock orange bush. The orange blossom is truly breathtaking. The unfortunate thing about this perfume is that it is not very strong and it doesn't last very well. Most perfumes I only need one spray. This one I need at least 5! My only wish for this is that it was stronger and longer lasting.
By  on 6/2/2011
Don't know why I bothered sampling this- I don't really like white florals, and none of the other notes are really my thing either, but I guess I got caught up in the hype of this. Oh well I can put my curiosity to rest now. It's a sweet honeyed tuberose. Nice but not for me.
By   - admin from melb on 5/17/2011
When I first put it on, it was a light floral bouquet. Was surprised at the drydown. It became a soft, subtle gardenia on my skin. Really pretty. Will have to try it a few more times. Am considering buying.
By  on 5/8/2011
I love floral and fruity fragrance. This is a little too woodsy for me and did not last long.
By   - Mother from Cincinnati on 3/31/2011
It's perfect, if there is such a thing.
By   - from NYC on 2/23/2011
Generic, pink fruity girly. There are many exactly like this.
By  on 2/10/2011
This is a lovely perfume but alas, it doesn't have staying power on my skin! It is a little overwhelming at first whiff but quickly evolves to an airy, spring bouquet. I love it but have to reapply it every few hours!
By  on 11/27/2009
A vapid and boring light floral with a hint of green note. Not for me
By   - from Taipei on 9/17/2009
I didn't like how this smells in the bottle...but after it was applied to skin, it changed a lot. I actually had someone tell me they were looking around to see what was blooming and then they realized it was me. Everyone who smells this on me loves it, even though I'm a little less enthused than they are. But since perfume is almost like lingerie- sometimes you wear it for more than just yourself- it matters a lot that other people like it. Also, because it smells so realistically like blooming things, it made me realize that the outdoors is a much more "blended" scent than most perfumes would have you believe. But this one seems to have not just the "blooms" smell, but some of the peripheral smells that go with things that are blooming- pollen, a little earth, a little leaf...I'm not really experienced in perfumes that contain Linden as a note, so I think that must be the thing that adds the pollen-y smell that is what makes people do the double-take that something is actually blooming.
By   - Artist from Maryland on 9/8/2009
I really adore this scent. The first time I wore it, I thought "wow, this really smells like spring" I'm not much of an expert in detecting notes, but orange blossom seems to be the most prominent to me. This perfume is soft, ladylike and fresh. Although this isn't terribly complex, I still love it.
By   - from Chicago on 8/19/2009
A woody floral it is. But after a while it smells almost gourmand in my arm, which I consider a good thing. Divine and ethereal, fresh and sweet, womanly and girly at the same time. After the first hour it stays very close to the skin and disappears completely a couple of hours later. But to savor this unique feeling, I think of buying the full bottle anyway. Best floral I've ever tried.
By   - computer programmer from Athens on 7/29/2009
A woody floral (I'm lousy @ describing fragrances!) Okay..but not for me.
By   - from Millwaukee on 7/8/2009
MMM-(inhale deeply) I really like the fresh sweeetness, and I can smell the orange blossom and a sweet grapey- candy undertone on the first sniff. Unfortunetely, it only lasts on me for 15 minutes and then it is completely gone.
By  on 5/19/2009
It's not a perfume: It's a blooming summer meadow in a bottle! The smell envelopes you and puts you there as soon as it's applied. Bought it for summer. Wonderful on me. Beautiful!
By   - singer from Moscow on 4/26/2009
Harmless. Not thrilling in any way, but then, not altogether bad, either. Just sort of "there." i wold never wear this, but i also wouldn't run screaming from someone who was. Maybe if I was someone who didn't like perfume I would like this. But I love perfume, and I need something that does more than just sits there, smelling like anything else with orange blossom in it.
By   - social worker from Portland on 12/2/2008
This is the ultimate floral fragrance. You just get one floral note after another. For me, that is overwhelming. It smells lovely at first, but after a while it gets to be too much. It's just not for me.
By   - Respiratory Therapist from Paradise Valley on 11/29/2008
I tried the Extreme version of this scent about a year ago, and it went funky on my skin. I don't know if it was a bad sample, or if the concentrated stuff just doesn't like my chemistry, but the original version is just magical on me!! La Chasse Aux Papillons is a delicately balanced blend of some of my favorite notes ever, including orange blossom, jasmine, and tuberose. After the drydown, the tuberose is the most dominant note, but the scent still maintains its lacy complexity. Very beautiful, feminine, soft, and wearable. I'm heading into need-a-full-bottle country....
By   - Biotech from Providence, RI on 10/21/2008
I'm not sure I get linden blossom from this one; it's one of my favourite topnotes so I'd have spotted it if it was there! I do get a MASSIVE hit of orange blossom, which is appropriate since I wore it to get married in! A lovely scent but can be a little overpowering in enclosed spaces.
By   - bookseller from London, UK on 9/18/2008
So gorgeous in the bottlel. On my skin it didn't really evolve-- it went on orange blossom and stayed orange blossom, with hints of jasmine along the way. Although the title translates to "The Hunt for Butterflies" (at least according to the Google Translator!) I see this perfume as being from the vantage point of the butterfly-- a delicate, airy, floral flight.
By  on 7/9/2008
It smells like dandelion flower.
By  on 6/21/2008
As another reviewer said it makes me think of honeysuckle that blows in the wind on a hot day. I love it!
By  on 6/9/2008
It's very pretty and wearable, very fresh, light, clean and tea-like on me. But it fades way too fast. I'm smelling what's left of it on my wrist now, and I want to say there's a HINT of dirt and flower stem in the base note, which is pretty neat! This is in no way a BAD scent, but it smells a little generic, and it fades too fast for me.
By   - student on 5/15/2008
I'm surprised no one has mentioned gardenia -- the top notes are overwhelmingly gardenia for me. That nixes this fragrance ... gardenia is too powerful. This fragrance is not something I would invest in at all.
By   - Exec. Asst. from Atlanta on 2/4/2008
So I seem to be having the same problem with this that I have with all the scents from this L'Artisan Parfumeur, which is that they have absolutely no staying power on me :( Perhaps I need to try the "extreme" version, as those are perfumes instead of EDTs... Anyhoo - this is very light, girly & feminine. It's a bit too strictly floral for my taste, but if you're into white flowers you should check this one out.
By   - film editor from NYC on 12/22/2007
To tell you the truth i didn't really like this very much at first but since wearing it i've received more compliments than with any other scent i've ever worn. Go figure.
By   - artist from San Francisco on 11/28/2007
I'm not such a perfume person, but I have to say that I think this one really only might work with the right chemistry. It smells really sweet (in a floral way, not sugary way) and delictaely floral in the bottle but on me it basically had an overpowering smell of flower stems...that almost chemically smell. Honestly it seems to me like it would make a good fragrance spray for the home, but as a perfume I dunno. When I breathed it in it was like it left a bad taste in the back of my throat. Also, I'm somewhat allergic to certain perfumes and I had some symptoms with this. Probably all part of the chemistry thing. Also also, I'd say stay away if you're looking for a "sexy" scent
By   - from Los Angeles on 8/7/2007
This lasted a good long time on me, and is a lovely summer scent if you love light, fluttery florals. It really does put me in mind of butterflies, but is too...what's the word I'm looking for? Frilly? I love sweet scents (Botrytis is my favorite scent of all time) and girly blends, but if perfumes were women, I want the ones who can be sexy, sweet, and can also climb a tree to rescue a kitten or chase down a purse snatcher, if necessary. This scent is lovely and fluffy and has complexity, but in case of emergency, it would be standing around, wringing its hands and not wanting to get dirty. If you like light, sweet florals, give this one a try, it is very pretty and has good lasting power.
By   - from Michigan on 8/3/2007
This is very light and very sweet, first I found it charming but as I ordered a second sample, suddenly it's just cloying and uninteresting. A lot of people love it though.
By  on 6/16/2007
I was going through some things of my darling aunt who passed away, and found a full bottle of this. It is so feminine and soft. It reminds me of summer mornings. I will wear it as a tribute to her.
By   - travel agent from florida on 11/27/2006
I agree with the reviewer that mentioned the tuberose in this is similar to the one in white diamonds. I was so shocked that I didn't like this fragrance. The first "hit" was like gasoline....the dry down was annoyingly sweet.
By  on 9/30/2006
My sample also seemed almost scentless. What I could pick up I liked, but I had the feeling I would have to douse myself to pick up actual flowers. And I love florals....
By   - researcher from Nashville on 9/8/2006
Could not smell a thing when combined with my skins particular chemistry. And it came so highly recommended. The name, the color of the label, makes me think it might be better on fair blondes. ?
By   - medical professional from Alameda, CA on 8/12/2006
I am a fan of Fracas and just as another reviewer mentioned below, this smells like a lighter version of the famous scent. I love this fragrance for the spring/summer. On me, it seems to last a while too.
By   - Education from Los Angeles on 7/6/2006
If laughter had a scent, this might be it -- it's beautifully light and fresh without any citrusy harshness. The flowers are sweet without being overwhelming and there is a real warmth to the fragrance -- and yet, it seems to float above my skin rather than melding with it -- this is one of the few perfumes I have ever smelled that smells exactly the same out of the bottle as it does on me. The bad news: it is definitely not a year-round scent -- in winter it smells flat and just a teensy bit sour.
By   - Student from Iowa City on 4/12/2006
Chasing butterflies? More like rolling in tuberoses! No offense, but on my skin I just get plain old tuberose with a hint of pepper. The tuberose isn't even a good quality tuberose. Actually it reminds me of the tuberose note that's in White Diamonds. An as other reviewers have mentioned the lasting power is just horrible. Perhaps 5 minutes tops! Not for me.
By   - from NY on 4/11/2006
Truly nice, well-blended, quite complex yet spontaneous. It's very flowery and fresh, with a distinct linden note, but also sweet. Perfect for summer, I usually prefer the Extreme version, a warmer floral, still very balanced, with less linden and a touch of vanilla, never cloying.
By   - Press from Milan on 3/6/2006
LOVE IT !!!!
By   - homemaker on 11/21/2005
This smell takes me back to being a little girl, playing in the backyard with my sister. We would pluck honeysuckle blossoms and drink the nectar.
By   - from houston on 8/20/2005
A nearly seamless blend of floral beauty. My skin picks up more linden and jasmine than anything else but again it is such a seamless blend basically it is white flowers and what a lovely, feminine and light fragrance it is. One of my top 5 favorites of all time ( and I have tried so, so, so many fragrances)
By   - CPA from Charleston on 8/15/2005
I'm a gourmand gal, but this is one of the very few florals I own. I sampled this on a whim and its utter loveliness insinuated its way into my heart. On me, the tuberose is most prominent, but the other flowers are remarkably balanced and seamlessly blended in. When I want to feel flirty, girly or just plain gorgeous, I wear this.
By   - journalist from Manila on 7/21/2005
If you like smelling like a new mown lawn, then this is the one for you. I like green scents, but this one is too "raw."
By   - from Louisiana on 7/2/2005
This is a little over-powering for me. All I seem to smell is Gardenia--yet this flower is not listed in the notes section.
By  on 7/1/2005
Was wearing the sample last night and my husband's aunt kept sniffing as we were walking into a restaurant and saying "I smell fresh jasmine. where is it? it smells so good!" and it was me. Out of, no kidding, the 35 samples I've ordered, this is the only one I even considered buying. My husband actually had an opinion on it, which is rare. He really liked it.
By   - Analyst from Pensacola on 6/9/2005
Really perfectly lovely. Light sweet floral perfume that reminds me of when you are walking along in the spring and suddenly catch the most beautiful honey flower scent and have to run around sniffing every bush in sight to see what is producing it. Plus, the name conjures up lovely images for me. A spring/summery delight.
By   - teacher from NC on 6/6/2005
Fracas-light, heavy on the white florals. These florals are lighter than the notes in Fracas, which makes LCAP more wearable, and suitable for every day wear. Not my type of fragrance to be honest, but white floral/spring flowers fans should check it out.
By   - from NYC on 5/25/2005
My absolute favorite! Perfect for the next hot date you have coming up. This is a fragrance that leaves an impression.
By   - Student from Miami, FL on 2/10/2005
I LOVE this scent - like fresh cut flowers. Doesn't last a long time and goes on very light but I like that because I never have to worry about offending anyone and I can reapply as often as I like.
By   - Work at Home from Denton on 1/14/2005
This is such a pretty, floral fragrance. Staying power varies individually, of course. It doesn't last for me at all, which is too bad.
By   - mystic from Tucson on 1/8/2005
So exclusive, so special and last all day. My best fragrance ever!
By   - vp sales from NY on 11/3/2004
This fragrance just does not do it for me. It's just okay and the staying power is so short lived.
By   - from Jacksonville on 6/10/2004
No, sir, I don't like it. It smells very mimosa-ish to me and I hate mimosa.
By   - student from Madison, WI on 4/15/2004
This is one of the best smells ever, sweet and flowery, but it really doesnt stay on. They should make it in a perfume or oil
By   - from New York on 4/2/2004
yes, it really does smell like fresh-cut spring flowers - very nice.
By  on 3/8/2004
Just beautiful...the perfect harmony of floral notes...clean, fresh, romantic sparkling... makes you feel ALL woman!
By   - from Maui on 3/3/2004
Like walking through a florist shop!
By   - from Creamridge on 2/27/2004
A lovely, light, natural floral scent that truly smells like fresh-cut flowers. When I wore it, people were looking around for the flowers!
By   - from Montana on 1/20/2004
One of the best fragrances I have smelt in years, and I have tried them all- i am always looking for a new yummy fragrance. The downside is it just doesnt stay on, maybe they will make an oil.. now that would be perfection!!!!
By   - from New York on 12/23/2003
Stunningly beautiful. I would have worn this on my wedding day had it existed at the time.
By   - from Santa Barbara on 11/4/2003
Out of all the L'Artisan fragrances, this is my absolute, ultimate fav. It is so well-blended that you don't think -- oops, there's the orange blossom, oops, there's the jasmine. And the dry down is lovely -- soft, feminine, and utterly wonderous!
By   - Attorney from New York on 10/21/2003
Intensely floral when it first goes on, but dries down to a wonderfully balanced and soft, pure scent fresh out of a spring garden. It's a pick-me-up!
By   - from New York on 9/8/2003
Not so fresh, not so light (at 1st), but a beautiful, warm floral. Good on a summer night.
By   - from San Francisco on 6/26/2003
This is a beautiful fragrance...the first floral I ever really liked. This is pure flowers, but not at all overpowering. Absolutely lovely for summer.
By   - from Arroyo Grande, CA on 6/19/2003
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