Sampling Traversee du Bosphore

I’ve been thinking about my list of favorite new scents that I’ve tried in 2010. I’m going to hold off on finishing the list because I have several samples en route that I want to try first. I did try one new release recently that I know will make my list and it took me by surprise: L’ Artisan’s Traversee du Bosphore. The list of notes sounded too sweet for me and I rarely like apple notes, but this gourmand concoction works for me. The heliotrope, pistachio, vanilla, and creamy notes are delicious and blend seamlessly with the rose, violet, iris, amber, and leather. The subtle sueded leather adds just the right touch to keep it from going too sweet. It dries down to a soft and easy-to-wear scent that’s comforting. The apple is there but doesn’t scream and I actually like it in this case. Definitely worth a try. These are the reviews that tempted me to sample it: Victoria at Bois de Jasmin and Robin at NST.

About Laurie E

artisan perfumer and owner of Sonoma Scent Studio
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8 Responses to Sampling Traversee du Bosphore

  1. deeHowe says:

    Isn’t it just wonderful? The notes appealed to my perverse curiosity, and now I’m almost through a large decant!
    After I acquire a bottle of Champagne de Bois, TdB is next on my FB list πŸ˜‰

  2. Ines says:

    I still haven’t tried this but I already feel I’ll love it. Or then again, I just might get surprised (although I don’t really think so). πŸ™‚

    • Laurie E says:

      Hi Ines! I think you might like it, but it’s always good to sample first. The drydown is pleasantly soft for me, not as heavy and intense as Havana Vanille, which I also liked very much. Lasting power is good for me.

      Thank you for including me in your best of 2010 list today!

      http://alliam-aredhead.blogspot.com/2010/12/best-of-2010-blogging-event.html

      • Ines says:

        Laurie, it was my great pleasure discovering your line this year, even though I haven’t tried everything yet (but that is true of every other perfume line out there as well). πŸ™‚

        I’m happy to hear TdB is not as heavy as Havana Vanille as I really have a problem with that one. I will sample first (or if I’m lucky win a bottle at CaFleureBon). πŸ˜‰

      • Laurie E says:

        Havana Vanille gave a lot of people trouble, though it was yummy to me. TdB seems like it’d be easier to wear for many people since it is gentler in nature but still complex and interesting.

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