Santal Galore by Areej Le Dore

by Therapeutic Fragrance

SCORE: 86

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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

January Jones

Where? I Use the Fragrance

Mood for me day dress up events

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

All year

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance

Perfumer:

Yann Vasnier

#blondine

Price Per Millileter

130 50ML

Perfume Classification

Eau De Parfum

How? I Apply the Fragrance

1-3

Fragrance Overview

Frassai Blondine (2017)- Natalia Outeda also used M. Vasnier to create one of her debut perfumes for Frassai. Blondine was an early example of the transparent floral gourmand trend that has taken off in the last eighteen months. M. Vasnier takes an expansive floral accord. Then he precisely adds caramel and cocoa until they reach a place where they do not overwhelm the floral but make a sticky platform for them to rest upon. This is one of my favorites of this early floral gourmand style.It really smells like a French perfume, if that’s a thing.  Perfume means so many different things to people.  To me, it has always meant an unattainable luxurious smell that I can’t define by notes.  Don’t get me wrong; now that we have the internet and notes lists, you start to unveil a lot of mystery.  But sometimes you read notes, put it on skin, and they are all clearly there.  And sometimes they are not.  Underneath these mentioned notes is a luxurious bouquet of hidden musks and wonderful aromas that form a perfume I would imagine being rich and French.  If I were going to Paris to perfume shop, I would expect to experience something this rich and intoxicating.

Fragrance Review

Oh, this one is very familiar.  Help me out, fragrance family.  Salted butter pops off the skin; can I take a bite?  Smells like I want to.

Nice aromatic top with a ton of bakery goodness going on.  Cocoa note for me is like the powdered cocoa I used as a kid for chocolate milk.  I always piled the heaping spoon as high as I could.

The dry down is a familiar amber-like musk dry down with maybe the smallest hint of vanilla and some caramel.

I can only attribute the sweet floral smell to ashoka, which is a new note for me.  There is a unique, sweet slightly powdery floral that is an unfamiliar aroma to me.  I won’t know for sure until I have the note in my hands.  I actually keep a list of notes to hunt down; when I smell unique ones, I will get a sample, as I am oh so curious.  My guess is this is the note carrying most of the top and heart causing it to be unique and decadent against the butter and caramel.  White musks are aglow all over.

"Blondine is a seductive and playful fragrance crafted to intrigue the senses, inspired by the 1920’s French fairy tale. Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a fair and gentle princess grows up beloved by her father, surrounded by precious jewels, exotic fruits and mouthwatering dainties. When left behind in an enchanted forest by a deceitful coachman, Blondine is captivated by the most beautiful flowers she has ever seen. Rejoicing in their profusion and delighting in their perfume, she commences to fill her hat and pockets with them, until she finds herself farther and farther away from home. A fragrant tale of alluring florals, decadent sweets, and enigmatic musks, where courage and hope are the key to living happily ever after; here Blondine’s story begins."

Fragrantica Perfume rating(time of video): 4.50 out of 5 with 20 votes.

A few notes: Salted Butter Caramel, Pear Leaves, Ashok flower, Cocoa, Blond Musks
YouTube video

Bottle Presentation

Company:Frassai
Perfumer:Yann Vasnier
Fragrance Family:Floral Musky Gourmand
Classification:Eau De Parfum
Pricing:$2.60/fluid ml
Country:Argentina
Year:2017
Sex:Feminine
Hashtag:#blondine
Where:Mood for me day dress up events

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart

Blondine

Addictiveness
& O.G. Factors
13/15
Projection & Sillage 5/5
Longevity 4/5
Composition 22/25
Ingredients
& Price per ML
22/25

FRAGRANCE

TOP: 10/10
HEART: 3/5
BASE: 7/10

SCORE: 86

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20 comments

  1. Nice review. This was sweet and suede-like on me; not my favorite, but the the whole house is well done. I have no idea what ashoka is; gonna go do some research now.

    1. Please let us know what you find out. When I did my last order this ingredient was not listed. I didn't research past that. I am wondering if that's what they call something in Brazil that we call something else.

    2. Therapeutic Fragrance It’s an Indian tree, revered as sacred in Buddhism. Means “without sorrow,” has medicinal Ayurvedic uses, and everything I read just said the flowers smell “sweet.” That’s it; no real description. Lol

  2. Ok, another one I ordered. Two in one week!!!! Blind buy heaven from you. Great review and very detailed. Thanks for the breakdown of notes. I must say, you got this!!!!! Your a natural at this. It’s so funny but I never know the people you say you would likely see wearing it. So after each review I google the person and get another feeling about the purfume from the person you linked the smell to. Lol

    1. The one I really want to get is Santel complet. I know you enjoyed that one and I love the notes. I hope to save up for get it in a few months. Santel complet sounds amazing after hearing your review. I ordered a sample today. I’ll keep you posted.

    1. Therapeutic Fragrance I think by the fragrance community standards my 25 bottles (of mixed levels) could be considered small:) Plus a couple of them may have to go moneywise but I'm lucky I love decants and samples too. I also enjoy perfume oils by MoonaLisa and FuturePrimitive Soap Co 🙂

    2. I think that is awesome. Thanks for sharing. What I really like with people who keep on fragrances and are picky with what they own. An insider tip that is a big way I priortise what I want because I know how much consideration they gave for that bottle.

    3. As I once mentioned to you, I'm sure you will love Blondine to the fullest! When you order ask Natalia Outeda also about a sample of Tian Di. One of the best peach perfumes, soo addictive. That brand has so far a stunning outcome of top releases! ☕????????

  3. Spot-on review, I would swoon over the same way of this wonderful perfume! ???? Smells wonderful on my skin, but even better (as I could 1st imagine) on female skin; it added a ray of glowing sunshine! It almost over a year, that I got a Frassaï sample pack with this & the scent memory never left my heart. One day I will own a FB of Blondine! ✊????☕

    1. Her and Auphorie have really rocked my mind on feminine vs masculine debate. Somehow people are super receptive to me when I wear stuff like this. I use it as a tool in business. Other times I'll put on the heavy civet and styrax and want to be left alone, lol. Probably one of the biggest surprises of the journey is that I actually like stuff like this. And yes to smelling this on a woman, absolutely stunning.

    2. @Therapeutic Fragrance It's too good to leave it just to one gender! Had the same with Lorenzo Viloresi Teint de Neige EdT. Finest florentine iris vanilla powder. Just 1-2 sprays during very cold winter days for my selfish nose pleasure. Couldn't care less, if someones finds it feminin. Would argue with Dior Homme line. ✊????☕

    3. @Therapeutic Fragrance I'm pretty sure, you will dig this! And it has a tremendous good performance without olfactory fatique inducing. Key is to start with very low amount of sprays. The more you spray, it amps up a more feminin powdery too sweet vanilla cloud. Start with spray on your pillow to discover the wonderful light vanilla smell. So comfy! One spray on pillow last 4 days. Too frequent resprays makes your stomache gag (own experience) ????????

  4. Thanks to your recommendation, I got samples of Frassai. I love most of them. Blondine is so delicious! I need a full bottle. Next best is Teisenddu but I think it's better for colder season.

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