Fleurs de Sel 2007

Fleurs de Sel by Miller Harris
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Fleurs de Sel is a popular perfume by Miller Harris for women and men and was released in 2007. The scent is spicy-green. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Lyn Harris

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAngelica, Clary sage, Rosemary, Thyme
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris, Narcissus, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Leather, Vetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (156 Ratings)

Longevity

6.9 (120 Ratings)

Sillage

5.9 (119 Ratings)

Bottle

7.5 (121 Ratings)
Submitted by Profumo, last update on 02.11.2020.
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7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
4
Sillage
NikEy
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NikEy
NikEy
Top Review    13  
The man and the sea #08 - Between water and concrete
Hamburg, 11 March 2018: Driven out by the first warm day of the new year, our walk today leads us to the Elbe. Along huge container ships we walk along the banks: from the St. Pauli Landungsbrücken to the Elbe beach in Altona. In between, the sun bathes the city and the water in a wonderful light. The shadows of modern architecture and old cargo cranes are blurring. On the square in front of the fish auction hall, the last piles of garbage from the fish market are removed, while people are already happily strolling across the square between sweepers and cleaning staff.

Even though we are not at the sea, there is a certain maritime feeling - thanks to the harbour with its great variety of new and old ships.
On such a beautiful Sunday, people are relaxed, and the atmosphere of the city is different from that on busy weekdays
Fleurs de Sel has a similar effect to the hard concrete building landscape that stands right next to the water. This ensures that the colour of the river changes to brownish and gives the fresh air its dirty aftertaste. The wiry, parched, once-flowering herbs not only mark the beginning but set the tone for the entire fragrance. Dry and brown, but still giving off their aroma, they appear slightly dirty. With a background of leather notes - a bit like a classic-hot men's fragrance. Vegetables, like some others, I do not perceive, but only herbal spice
With time, an increasingly salty impression is added, but this never becomes superficial. A bit like fresh, unpurified, still slightly moist sea salt straight from the new glass. Forms a good contrast to the dry impression of wilted herbs. Towards the end, Eichmoos, in a dosage that even I like, together with the vetiver, doesn't let the fragrance fade out any less tart and green than it was at the beginning.
For me, the scent oscillates between the not yet exorcised, cloudy winter nature, which is located between all the dirt of the city and the water, which, not yet a sea itself, only gives a slight inkling of the real scent of the sea.

Fleurs de Sel conveys a certain desolation, which may not appeal to everyone. And it is certainly not a summer scent, as it has no freshness at all. While the shelf life is decent, the sillage is hardly present at the moment of spraying. It rarely shows itself and is a silent companion, similar to a tree that stands winterless at the side of the road and observes everything and whose smell you can only perceive if you get very close to its bark with your nose.
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MasterLi

375 Reviews
MasterLi
MasterLi
Helpful Review    4  
Making salt by the ocean
Well, this is another triumph for Lynn Harris... A scent which evokes the outdoors (specifically a little town in Brittany called "Batz sur Mer" where Lynn Harris used to spend her childhood holidays). The name "Fleurs du Sel" relates to the process of collecting the top grains of salt from the salt making process. So the idea is to evoke a setting where people are sitting by the sea, in the midst of nature, making salt.

What I get from this is a great mix between salt, earth and dry herbs. It's a very dry, aromatic fragrance. Herbs like sage, rosemary, thyme all dry and sprinkled with salt. There is also a floral backup to "soften" the whole composition. Even though this has salt and herbs, for some reason I find it very refreshing. It's incredibly well blended and softened by notes such as rose, iris and vetiver. It's not as harsh as you would think, and it has a great drydown of vetiver, amber and sweet leather. A really great fragrance. It's not all about the salt (and to be honest I've tried much drier/saltier fragrances than this and this is quite soft and subtle in comparison).
4
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
WRoth

153 Reviews
WRoth
WRoth
   2  
Fleurs de Sel
This fragrance opens with the aromatic bouquet of various Mediterranean kitchen herbs. Together they create a salty-dry herbal accord with a spicy-woodsy base. During the transition from head to heart notes the salty quality of the initial accord disappears and the burgeoning florals soften the composition considerably. I still see a dry-aromatic scent with woodsy and light flowery touches. There are moments - especially during its early stages - the fragrance reminds me of pizza spice mix.
8
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
Helpful Review    2  
Simulacrum of Incense
As in the case of LA PLUIE, the name of Miller Harris FLEURS DE SEL is going to set up some expectations among people. This is not a floral fragrance at all, for one thing.

Fleur de sel is an epicurean sea salt, so one might suppose that this would be a very salty perfume. Against all expectations, FLEURS DE SEL is a totally woody perfume, with an incense-like vibe imparted perhaps by the mixture of the vetiver, the oakmoss, and the flowers.

I've worn this creation a couple of times now and it in each case it has conjured up in my mind memories of Bond no 9 ANDY WARHOL SILVER FACTORY. The difference is that this pseudo-incense perfume does not have the "silver" or metallic facet of the Bond no 9.

I think that this smells really great, but it's more unisex than feminine and even leans toward the masculine side. In wafts, I even find myself thinking of Lalique ENCRE NOIRE while wearing FLEURS DE SEL. Is it ink or is it incense? Maybe a bit of both, at least in terms of its final effect, whatever the intended notes were meant to have been.
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Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
5
Bottle
hedonist222

26 Reviews
hedonist222
hedonist222
Very helpful Review    3  
Fleur de Sel
What's nice about FdS is that its not a typical floral perfume.
It's a unique, IMO, take on flowers.
It's like the freshest flowers were laid to rest in a pantry filled with spices and salt.

It's not very floral. Smells salty.
The angelica,clary sage, Rosemary and thyme have blended in unison so perfectly that none stand out.
It's as if iris was wrapped in spices and laid over a bed of oak moss and hints of vetiver root.

The amber , rose and leather are not prominent.

Sillage and projection are good.

This is one of the few perfumes that remind me of Grossmith.
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9
Scent
8
Longevity
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Sillage
9
Bottle
Tender, clean, herbal with a light crust of salt in the usual elegantly floral bottle. A yoga teacher's signature scent?

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