Opens with a clean, rather dry citrus accord that, because of its dryness, doesn’t remind me of a household cleaning product… It’s a fairly generic accord that tends to turn a little cheap smelling, but that aspect of it is not a huge problem. This opening hangs on for longer than the typical citrus opening usually lasts. When it moves to a middle accord of florals and spicy tea. I don’t really get a strong tea note… the tea note that I get is not so obvious that it would be called dominant. The rose and jasmine of the middle, however, come through quite strongly. This is a well-done, masculine floral accord with a background of tea and spices. Again, this accord is pleasant but it doesn’t come across to me as anything special. The amber – wood drydown is of lesser strength that the top or the middle, and it still retains a tea note buried in its ambery wood delivery.
Except for the tea note, I can see Concerto as being related to CK One. Concerto smells less synthetic (but I was not bothered by the synthetic ambiance of CK One), and I think that concerto has a clearer and shaper presentation of its notes than does CK One. Concerto is an ok fragrance that should be checked out by someone interested in a fragrance similar to CK One.
Whille there are other Fragonard's frags more appealling to me, I recognise that Concerto reveals its character, with the astringent feature of tea taking the leap in the basenote. Sure, it has similarities with CK One, but it smells more natural and in my opinion, a little bit less airy note.
Clean and fresh without soapiness, bright and citrusy with no sharp edges.
ck One with the volume turned up.
Top note reminds me Twinings Lady Grey Tea, ceylan tea with lemon bergamot, orange, and flowers.
Middle notes have sweet basil, lemon peel, hint of sweet spices.
Base note is amber.
It is nice but has nothing extra to surpass the many congeners.
This is a very potent tea fragrance. It's quite a bit like Early Grey Special (Earl Grey with jasmine). I find it to be much more natural than other black tea-focused scents. The Amber base is like a very special down pillow. Great tenacity. Earthy and simultaneously ethereal. Fragonard is an amazing value for natural-centric fragrances.