Fragonard

[image: three sachets of perfume samples from Fragonard: Jasmin Perle de Thé, Santal Cardamome, and Héliotrope Gingembre]
[image: three sachets of perfume samples from Fragonard: Jasmin Perle de Thé, Santal Cardamome, and Héliotrope Gingembre]

In a move that I imagine horrifies my mother, I have started dabbling in the world of fragrances. (Don’t worry Mom. I don’t wear them around you—I’m not that big a jerk as to aggravate your asthma). One of my friends recommended I sign up for Fragonard‘s mailing list, as they send out samples every so often. A large envelope arrived while I was on vacation (that’s another post, assuming I get around to it), containing three samples. I tried them out this week, and here are my conclusions.

Héliotrope Gingembre: this immediately pulled vanilla on me. I couldn’t really smell anything else. Sad, because I thought a ginger fragrance would be neat.

Jasmin Perle de Thé: this was nice! However, I already have green tea scents from L’Occitane and Elizabeth Arden, so I don’t think I need to invest in another.

Santal Cardamome: this was fascinating. I guess it’s their newest release, according to their website (and the fact that it doesn’t have an entry on Fragrantica yet). I loved the cardamom spice in it. I’m putting this one on my “hey, if I ever find myself in France, maybe I’ll think about picking up a bottle” list. (It’s not a very well-populated list.)

They can all be found in the Fragonard’s Garden page of eaux de perfum. I like the bottles. They’re pretty.

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