L'Eau du Fleuriste is a Limited Edition L'Artisan Parfumeur scent, which was released ten years ago and since then seems to have disappeared so completely that I haven't even been able to google up an image of a bottle. The scent is unmistakably a Giacobetti creation, subtle and diaphanous. As the name suggests, its dewy, floral-green accords do make it seem evocative of a florist's shop, although to me the scent brings to mind stems much more than actual flowers...stems in big vases filled with water.
It is a gentle, understated fragrance, with notes that are beautifully muted, as if seen (or rather, smelled) through a gauzy fabric. The beginning is very green, reminiscent of freshly cut flowers and freshly mowed spring grass. It has a very slight cucumber undertone, which, combined with a subtle violet accord, makes the beginning of L'Eau du Fleuriste somewhat similar to Verte Violette. As the scent progresses, I at times smell a sweet rose note, but as if from a distance or as if the rose was hidden in a bouquet of delicately scented, humble field flowers, most prominently camomile. And yes, as I said, it does make me think of a verdant smell in a florist's shop, but the image that I most often see when wearing L'Eau du Fleuriste is that of lying in a field, sunk into the tall grass, watching my toddler chasing butteflies, listening to her excited giggles...a vision of pure happiness and utter contentment.
I wish I could tell you where to find a bottle of L'Eau du Fleuriste, but unfortunately I can't. It seems to be very hard to find.
The image is from gettyimages.com.