[blue]Molinard fragrances tend to be very true to the natural ingredients they are mostly made from. This is understandable given that Molinard has been located is located in Grasse (since 1849), one of the worldâs premier growing areas for many of the floral and herbal components used in the production of aromatic materials, particularly those employed in top-end perfumery today. The drawback to their ãnaturalnessä is that Molinard fragrances generally tend to be fleeting. They do, however, work very well when layered with other fragrances and hardly ever seem to clash when used in this manner.
I have the following Molinard fragrances:[/blue]
*Fleur de Figuier*
[blue]The standout ones in this bunch for me (in order of preference) are: *Fleur de Figuier* (notes: Petitgrain, Ivy, Galbanum, Fig Leaf, Cedar), which is a dry, not at all sweet and slightly edgy interpretation of fig. *Bois Prcieux* is a somewhat spicy, woodsy musky, but predominantly light sandalwood fragrance. *Patchouli* (notes: neroli, orange, geranium, patchouli, musc, sandalwood, vanilla), is a sweet, syrupy, true patchouli fragrance that only a patchouli lover could love. Itâs a little too sweet for me until it mellows, and then itâs fine. It has the virtue of lacking that sharp, acrid top note of patchouli that hasnât age.
*Rose* is a true enough light and airy rose scent with a geranium-like note that has the effect of raising itâs pitch every so slightly. It layers extremely well and very unobtrusively with other rose-based scents.
*Iris* is a true iris and an excellent scent in its own right, airy and a little syrupy, but it lacks the amplitude and creamy depth of iris absolute. Your craving for iris will not be satisfied here.
*Musc* is a little too prickly and fruity for me, but, again, like the many of the Molinard line of scents, itâs light and unobtrusive, not at all animalic and dries down to a slightly berry/concord grape-like musky accord.
*Lavande* and *Verveine EDC* are true to their herbal namesakes. The latter, while extremely fleeting is a very refreshing scent. Itâs particularly good right after a shower in summertime on your way out the door to do some shopping, letâs say. It will get out and back home smelling fresh and great without its obtruding at all into the personal space of others. In this sense, itâs a great summertime fragrance. For those out there who like their verveine straight rather than watered down, Molinard does make a womenâs version in the EDP. I cannot vouch that verveine is the predominant, unadulterated note in this version as I havenât tried it yet, but it does go by the name Molinard *Verveine EDP*. Iâve tried the *Feuilles de Rose EDP* in the same line as the *Verveine EDP*, and it wasnât a soliflore fragrance. I found it to be an excessively and unbearably sweet scent with little to no rose to redeem it. I hope this all helps.