Papillon Artisan Perfumes (2014)

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Angélique by Papillon Artisan Perfumes

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About Angélique by Papillon Artisan Perfumes

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Angélique was launched in the Summer of 2014 as part of the initial trio of fragrances from Papillon (the other two being Anubis and Tobacco Rose)

The company says:

Inspired by the astonishing beauty of the Iris Pallida flower, Angelique captures the delicate essence of a delightful Spring garden.

Cascades of French mimosa, osmanthus and white champac are woven between the powdered, violet facets of precious orris.

Virginian cedarwood and subtle notes of frankincense bring an ethereal light and delicate freshness to this tender composition.

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Reviews of Angélique by Papillon Artisan Perfumes

There are 10 reviews of Angélique by Papillon Artisan Perfumes.

A linear, vanilla-y, floral. Nice enough, but nothing exceptional.


A very dry, acrid, bitter orris, underlaid with a peachy apricot sweetness from the osmanthus flower, comes to the nose at once upon application. The bitterness of the orris recedes quite quickly, leaving a soft powdery effect, aided by the vanilla accord in the champaca. I don't detect the mimosa accord.

The reference to butter cookies in another of the 7 Basenotes reviews to date is quite apt. Actually, this is a warm and inviting scent as it progresses to its heart and seems quite unisex in my opinion. The effect of fig, as mentioned by another reviewer, is quite prominent after about 20 minutes.

Use of the cedar and frankincense in the base is very restrained, just a touch to ground the apricot/orris/vanilla triad.

Unique and rather nice.

My spouse found it very gourmand, more vanilla, butter, sugar cookie than floral. This was not to his taste.

I give it a thumbs up as I do rather like it, though I would not personally wear it.

Despite orris and iris notes, I have to search long and hard to find any in Angelique in the opening. There is an odd chalky crayon like note and a slick fatty smell, shea butter like.

After some time it does settle down to a very mild iris note, but I'd rather wear Hermessence Iris Ukiyoé.

I had to reapply three times during the day as longevity for me was disappointing.

All in all Angelique was pleasant around the one hour mark and a very light an airy scent, but I would shelve it with the typical Jo Malone perfumes - overpriced room spray. I would love this scent for my lingerie drawers or as a reed diffuser.

Papillon Artisan Perfumes / Angelique

The olfactory group: Floral Green
Base notes: bitter and gentle
Duration and playability: Poor

Starting note:
Alcoholic, bitter, and vegetarian is the beginning of a quartz while you will not find an accordion.

Then it gets a little hot and smoky and spicy. It's not too hot, it will have a quick, quick start.

Middle notes:

Smell a little smoky, sliver, and mildew bread, and you'll understand that it's from the Champaca tree. It's a mushroom in English ...!

In this step, you will feel the warmer and more powdery aroma of this fragrance than the start of the perfume. It will not last much longer.

Final note:

Only the powdery and mildewed mode will remain at this stage with a little moisture. The bean patch will relax in the space of the fragrance.

Papillon Angelique

It has a uniform smell so that you will not see a particular and lasting change

Aroma is a floral, powdery, soft and unisex fruit (I think most women are)

An aroma with a dry, mysterious, mysterious atmosphere, like the dark, strange, old and fearful of unknown places.
My understanding of perfume was this.

Early on, I had a sense of failure and discomfort with the perfume experience, but when I allowed the perfume to form my own mind, I was eager to continue working.
The atmosphere of perfume and the image that will make perfume in your mind, I'm sure you have not imagined before

Comparing Angelique perfume with other Papillon fragrances, Ms. Liz Moores was expecting more perfume because I used to admire special chords to create this work.

Mrs. Liz Moores is likely to have a special personality who creates special perfumes. What I saw in most of their work is that they are bipolar ...!
Or you hate or hate their work
I'm in Salamé and Angelique in the Bounty Humor or Hate ...!

You can use this fragrance all year round. But because of the fragrance of the second half of the year, it is better to choose.

Sillage: 2/5

Longevity: 2/5

Scent: 2/5

Overall: 3.5 / 5

A delightful spring fragrance which, after several wearings, has really grown on me. A crisp initial phase, consisting mostly of iris & mimosa with a little cedar, gives way after thirty minutes or so to a milky, lactonic accord that reminds me of fig, although this note isn't listed. A couple of hours further in, the creamy white champaca flower takes over, & from here the fragrance slowly fades. The projection is low to moderate, very close to the skin after seven hours, but detectable after twelve.
This one is very different from the rest of the line. It doesn't come over as an impenetrable wall of scent like the others, it's much lighter in mood, more textured, & I would say it leans much more feminine. The trait that they all share, at least for me, is a certain lack of development once the mid phase is reached.
In terms of scent though, Angelique is by far my favourite of the four, & I wouldn't say no to a decant of this one.

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