I was absent-mindedly browsing through perfumes at a boutique when I asked the SA if she had anything with vanilla. She bought out Fleur de Vanille & sprayed it on a strip.
I had never heard of Fragonard before. I thought it was nice, threw the strip in my bag then promptly forgot about it.
A few days later I detected a beautiful scent. Mouth watering vanilla. What is that smell????? I found the strip wondered why I had dismissed it so quickly. Wow, I was in love!
French perfumery Fragonard describe their scent as;
"Sensuous vanilla flowered with Ylang, heliotrope and rose on a sweet harmony of chocolate, cocoa and musk"
What do I think?
This fragrance is very very sweet so you'll have to be a huge gourmand lover, but don't expect a cheap cupcake vibe. Sensuous is right! The vanilla in Fleur de Vanille is very impressive. Luxurious, silky smooth & rich.
There is a perfect hint of florals - rose, heliotrope & ylang ylang - & a touch of musk. These notes are so well blended & don't overpower or ruin the vanilla.
To tie everything up in a beautiful French bow - the cocoa/chocolate note brings everything together perfectly.
How long does it last?
The longevity is amazing for an EDT & lasts up to 12 hours on my skin. The cardboard strip I was given lasted weeks.
Would I buy it?
Fleur de Vanille is of the best floral vanilla scents I've smelt in a long time. I've already purchased a full 100ml bottle. When this bottle is half used, you can bet that I'll be ordering a new one. I will definitely be checking out more from Fragonard too!
My rating: 8.9/10