The fragrance inspired by the original story of how L’Artisan was created. Trained as a chemist, Jean Laporte was invited to the gala ball Le Folies Bergeres – a famous Parisian cabaret. An extravagant costume party was to ensue. Filled with imagination, copious amounts of champagne and exuberance, Jean Laporte required a fabulous costume. Also an avid plant collector and lover of botany, Laporte chose the unique and memorable costume of a banana. And to accompany this costume, he completed the theme with the creation of a banana-scented perfume he created. From here, Jean Laporte experimented and developed his first collection, creating the original ‘natural essences’. Years later with the help of perfumer Celine Ellena, the brand reimagines the original fragrance that started everything. Notes of Amber and Musk work perfectly whilst allowing the star of the show to shine – Banana. Jasmine creates the gorgeous milky scent of the balm and Violet with a hint of Nutmeg to create the slight bitterness of the banana peel. And finally Iris and Tonka Bean, create the textured brightness, the unmistakable and irresistible scented trail of banana.
Top: Pepper, Mace, Violet Leaves
Middle: Jasmine, Iris, Banana Flower
Base: Tonka Bean, Amber, Musk
HOW IT WEARS
Bana Banana really does start out smelling like a banana and we love how literal it is! The dry down softens into a wonderful Musk and Amber scent that lasts for hours on the skin. There is sweetness in the opening that dissipates quickly and the soft Musk and Amber really come alive then and balance it out beautifully on the skin.
We love the history behind this fragrance, and we are so thankful that Bana Banana led to such a wonderful and iconic range such as L’Artisan Parfumeur. This is a beautiful ode to where the brand began but it is also incredibly wearable. At first it feels so literal, so much like a real life banana (if that’s your thing…), but with a little bit of time the complexity really comes out and the softness of Musk and Amber (that L’Artisan always does so very well), create a gorgeous skin-like scent that lasts and lasts.
ABOUT THE BRAND
L’Artisan Parfumeur, the original niche perfume house was launched in 1976. The iconic French perfume house has paved the way for niche perfumes, while working with some of the world’s best noses. L’Artisan Parfumeur continues to innovate and create artisan, niche perfumes. A perfume collection for the perfume connoisseurs, L’Artisan’s signature perfume style remains at the forefront of the niche perfume world setting trends and creating unique masterpieces.
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