Man, it feels weird to sleep in. Nice though!
I finally took the plunge and tried out the oh-so-bizarre looking Traversée du Bosphore from L'Artisan Parfumeur today. I've been both curious and intimidated by this one for awhile, but I decided to try it out.
Main notes: Apple, leather, sugar
Other notes: Nougat, rose, honey, saffron, pistachio, tulip, tobacco
So yes, a sugary leather-apple fragrance. Sounds weird. And it is a bit weird. I found the nougat to be quite pronounced as well. Apparently this is supposed to smell a bit like a Turkish delight, hence the rose, but I didn't really get that vibe. It was very, very sweet. Too sweet for my liking. The leather was very soft, and really the star of this scent is a sugary apple with nougat - which smelled a bit like caramel on me. I must admit, the drydown is absolutely gorgeous. It's a very soft, warm scent. It's very much like caramel, or a vanilla-esque nougat. But it isn't overly sweet, the sort of syrupy, fruity sweetness that is the star of the show. I don't tend to like super sweet fruity scents, and while I do love how this dries down, it's a bit much to wear until that point. If the leather were more pronounced on me, it might be more bearable, but I almost didn't notice any leather at all.
Would I buy it? No. But I would recommend trying it. L'artisan makes so many amazing scents, it's absolutely worth trying a lot of them to find the one that fits you. And there are a lot of them to choose from!