Fragonard • Grain de Soleil • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Certainly a happy fragrance. I like it well enough considering I seem to have a love hate relationship with jamine. Sometimes jasmine just does not react well with my body chemistry but here it's not too bad. The iris is front and center too. The other floral notes keep either from being too intense. I don't find it has very good staying power though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I found this doing some unpacking that I never got around to. I hadn't really cared for this earlier and was about to give it away. I glad I didn't! On my skin it starts out rather strong and masculine, but after a short time it melts into something wonderful. Lots of sweet creamy honey and incense, very comfortable but sexy (without screaming sexy) maybe sly would be a better word.
I'm just disappointed I found this at the beginning of warmer weather. I'll be looking forward to this again this autumn, but, I still like to wear just a little to bed at night.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I bought this a few days ago while in Nice.
The opening, as other reviewers have mentioned, is quite strong. However the initial notes fade away rather quickly and what is left is basically a sweet oriental scent. I can smell vanilla, cinnamon and amber, a hint of jasmine but no rose.
It reminds me of Les Néréides Impérial Opoponax because it's sweet, resinous and slightly gourmand.
The bottle is beautiful, staying power is amazing and the price is reasonable, therefore I'm giving Grain de Soleil 4 lippies.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
The opening of Grain de Soleil - both in the bottle and on me - is revolting and peculiar. The hearty, sunny, ambery creature that this "grain" (a term for some types of seed in French) grows into is initially masked by an acrid, overpowering note of nail-polish remover, which I assume is perfumer's alcohol evaporating, or a limited edition April Fools / SunShowers edition which contains turpentine instead. As it disappears, which takes about ten minutes, it gives off hints of geranium, and the sunny amber bursts forth, warm like lying in the grass in the sun and closing one's eyes, like the burnished early evenings of late summer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I have to agree this is jasmine, vanilla and cinnamon. It's sexy and comforting. I really love it and don't find it overpowering or too perfumey. It's a well done warm, spicy, sexy scent.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am shocked everyone loves this. I found this to be headaaache inducing and perfumey. It is warm indeed but definitely leans towards the masculine end of things. Not my thing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Pretty, spicy floral with a warm heart. This one's a sexier version of the Soleil classic, suitable for nighttime and colder weather. It's not as syrupy as Soleil, as the sweetness of the vanilla is tempered here by cinammon, incense and amber. And the jasmine doesn't bother me that much here, it's rather pretty. Gorgeous bottle, too. A definite purchase in the future. One downside: poor lasting power.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
First let me say that this scent took me by surprise, the bottle is adorable. It's pebble shaped with a sun top. I thought the scent would be very girly but instead its va va va-voom!! It really reminds me of Hypnotic Poison but better. The rose, jasmine, amber and vanilla are my MOST favorite notes in a perfume but its the iris that sets this scent apart from others. The iris note gives an edge. I think I'll always have a bottle of this to wear and btw, when I do wear it, I get compliments. The bottle looks good among my ordinary tall or short bottles of perfume...it really stands out!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have but a wee sample of this and it's not very jasmine-like to me, there's maybe a hint of it with another floral, but I mainly get the cinnamon, amber and vanilla. But also, strangely, there is something in it that slightly, very, very, slightly, reminds me of People of the Labyrinths - Luctor et Emergo. They're very different fragrances, but there's just something I can't explain. I know it sounds strange, because the image I have with POTL is of wandering through an antique shop in midst of winter or the damp undergrowth of Mirkwood with a basket of dried cherries. POTL is definitely deeper and darker, but with Grain de Soliel, it's like I was in the deep dark woods and just wandered out into the warm sunshine (sans cherry basket =:).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Another Luckyscent sample. A soft, powdery scent that is nothing special. Nothing wrong with it and I can imagine putting this on after a long, hot bath and then snuggling into a soft, cotton nighty. It is vaguely foody and something about it reminds me of the smell of daisies. This could grow on me but for now it isn't FBW.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is one of my favorite scents by Fragonard. My first impression of this--as someone else mentioned--was that it shared some of the same notes as joop (jasmine, cinnamon and vanilla). Very comforting and unique.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This initially wouldve gotten a 5, but ever since I actually purchased a bottle, I dont LOVE it as much. Typical. Anyway, I tested and bought it without knowing the notes. Now that I know them I can definitely detect the jasmine, cinnamon, vanilla. I am really surprised to find jasmine in this one! Its so warm, before knowing the notes I found this such a seamless warm wear-anytime sort of fragrance. I would wear this in the summer, is that crazy? It has such depth, reminds me (in that way) of CSP Tiare, original. Maybe that's why I see this as a late august, lying on the sand sort of fragrance. I feel warmer after applying it. It has a feeling to it, this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love this fragrance. It is so unique and interesting - it doesn't smell like any other fragrance that I've tried. And it lasts a long time, too.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
When I first received my sample of this, I tried it out and didn't really think much of it - but for some reason i couldn't stop smelling me wrist. i put a little more on and realized that it smells like joop when first applied, but it dries down to a nice warm fragrance. it doesn't smell that florally on me, which is good cause i don't like floral fragrances. i can't really explain what it smells like, except for that it smells like joop but warmer and more unique. i love it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
(Not to be confused with Fragonard's Soleil): Grain de Soleil EDP is a sunny, warm floral, I swear I could almost see giant beams of light flying out of the vial. Notes: rose, iris, jasmine, cinnamon, vanilla, amber, incense. The opening is wonderful--floral and amber--but the jasmine in this is a bit artificial and it became TOO floral, joining up with its buddy iris and becoming sticky & cloying as it went along, losing its golden warmth. It's a very autumnal/winter floral due to its heaviness, and lasting power was pretty good (five hours +)