Fou d'Absinthe (2006)

Fou d'Absinthe by L'Artisan Parfumeur
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Fou d'Absinthe (L'Artisan Parfumeur)
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Fou d'Absinthe is a popular perfume by L'Artisan Parfumeur for men and was released in 2006. The scent is spicy-green. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAbsinth, Angelica, Blackcurrant bud
Heart Notes Heart NotesClove, Ginger, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Pepper
Base Notes Base NotesPine needle, Fir balsam, Cistus



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7.8 (181 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 09.06.2018
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Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    5
Welcome Revisit
A forum question prompted me to wear this again. Early in my perfumista days I visited a L'Artisan counter for a couple of hours and this was among the ones I bought (as well as Dzongkha, La Chasse aux Papillons and Timbuktu). It does have a slightly retro male vibe, but my nose fell in love. I... Read more
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Scent 4.0/10
Helpful Review    2
Ewww d'Absinthe
To me, this comes off as a stereotypical, searingly obnoxious men's aftershave. It's headache inducing and lacks any kind of humor or relief from its relentless character. I love the notes as listed on paper and some of the reviews sound wonderful, but it doesn't pan out for me. Up close, many of... Read more
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
A spicy green witches brew...
This is such a dark, intriguing fragrance! Based around the drink "absinthe", it has an unusual combination of notes such as artemisia, pine, fir, star anise, cloves and blackcurrant. It's such a deep green mix which is both fresh and aromatic at the same time. It opens up in a spicy... Read more
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Very helpful Review    9
fou d'absinthe
I should admit up front that I have a bias toward Olivia Giacobetti's work.  I don't think of her as strictly a formalist by any means, but she uses technique as the springboard to surpass form.  Her perfumes take you a certain distance into the recognizable, spin you around and then leave you to... Read more
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 2.5/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 6.0/10
Fou d'Absinthe
This fragrance opens icy and crystal-clear like a snow crystal on a bed of bitter green notes. As the head notes settle the icy aspect and the bitterness disappear; the fragrance gets drier and warmer because of the spices notes. I associate it now with a pine forest near a beach caressed by... Read more
Scent 10.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    7
Mad for absinthe... and pine.
As you can tell from my profile picture and wardrobe I’m very fond of coniferous, piney scents and aromatic fougeres. Of these, Fou d’Absinthe is as close as I’ve come to finding my holy grail fragrance. I always think of Olivia Giacobetti, the nose behind Fou d’Absinthe, as a master of... Read more
Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Very helpful Review    3
Je Suis Folle du Fou d'Absinthe!
L'Artisan Parfumeur FOU D'ABSINTHE is really a scrumptiously gorgeous oriental woody fragrance to my nose, and I have no idea why it is said to belong only to men. Fie! Could it be the inclusion of pine which led to this erroneous categorization? No, no, no, I must protest: the pine is far too... Read more
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