Fleurs de Sel (2007)

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

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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 (144 Ratings)

Longevity

7.0 (107 Ratings)

Sillage

5.9 (107 Ratings)

Bottle

7.5 (108 Ratings)
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MasterLi

367 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).
7.5 5.0 5.0 4.0/10
WRoth

153 Reviews
WRoth
WRoth
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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.
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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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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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PBullFriend 112 days ago
Tender, clean, herbal with a light crust of salt in the usual elegantly floral bottle. A yoga teacher's signature scent?+1
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