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    Is there anything like this? Niche highest quality floral fruity..............

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    Default Re: sophisticated high quality floral fruity scent

    There are some nicely done grapefruity/florals by Ellena including Eau de Pamplemouse Rose Rose Ikebana, and In Love Again. And his Jardin series fragrances are also popular.

    Not sure about niche...I think Dior must have some nice ones.

    Edit: Oh wait...Annick Goutal does these well... Where is Mimi Gardenia these days?
    Great question, BTW.
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    Try the Bond No 9 line.

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    Sure - La Bela Helena - MDCI

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    Serge Lutens-Nuit de Cellophane
    Hilde Soliani- Il Tup Tulipano
    Frederic Malle- Le Parfum de Therese

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    Not quite niche, Badgley Mischka
    Niche: $$$ Parfums MDCI, +1 La Belle helene, also Enlevement au serail

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    nez a nez -Bouche Baie

    Currant, Blackberry, Marajuca, Blackcurrant, Orange blossom, Jasmine, Cherry, Peach, Coconut juice, Vanilla, Almond, Honey
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    Vero Profumo Rubj Eau de Parfum... passionfruit and heady orange blossom. Sleeker, dirtier, and fruitier than the parfum.

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    Vero Profumo Rubj Eau de Parfum.
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    Default Re: sophisticated high quality floral fruity scent

    Martine Micallef's Red Special Edition 2011 is also an elegant fruity floral.

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    May I also suggest Iris Pourpre?

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    Theo Fennell is quite nice

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    Not niche, but very nice -- Lalique Amethyst (black currant -- blackberry -- iris scent, less muskier than Mure et Musk by L'Artisan or MPG Mure).

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    Default Re: sophisticated high quality floral fruity scent

    - Frederic Malle le parfum de Therese
    - Annick Goutal Petite Cherie

    I think the original Badgley Mischka is a great fruity floral, although I don't think it's 'niche'
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    Bond No. 9 is where I'd look too. High Line is florally, but not too fruity.

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    Ohh, many thanks for so many suggestions. OK, also non-niche pls ;-)

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    Teo Cabanel Julia; this is a very unique fruity floral in that it contains a bilge note that quite polarizing and animalic. My knees weaken everytime I smell it.

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    Now that you're including non-niche, I can agree that the original Badgley Mischka is an excellent fruity floral - for some reason, it always reminds me of brandy fruits and custard. :-)

    Other good ones in my opinion: YSL Cinema EDP, Annick Goutal Passion EDP, Nina Ricci Nina (new version).

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    Default Re: sophisticated high quality floral fruity scent

    You might want to check out the house of Krigler (based in NYC). I reviewed several of their perfumes a while back at fragrantica and recommended Sparkling Diamond for fruity-floral gals looking for something special to wear for their wedding.

    I also recommend Ineke Briar Rose, a recent limited-edition launch (available only at Anthropologie and not in the bn db).

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    Knize Belle Epoque is a beautiful fruity floral

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    La Prairie's Midnight Rain is a fav of mine, as is Nuit de Cellophane.

    @alfarom-Is Baghari really a fruity floral? I would think its more of an oriental.

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    duplicate post

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    What about flowerbomb. It makes it sound like it is all flowers but to me it just smelled fruity. To me it smelled like the man's version of Black XS but I haven't heard anyone else say that.

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    L'Heure Diaphane (Les Heures de Cartier)

    Fruity floral is not my area of expertise so if I'm way off base, apologies. I did try this one when I was at Cartier (I wear L'Heure Fougueuse) and it certainly struck me as a sophisticated take on this particular genre . . . might be worth a look?

    http://graindemusc.blogspot.com/2010...nt-for_04.html

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    annick goutal quel amour!

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    I'd like to add Rivage des Syrtes by MDCI, done by Patricia Nicolai. A happy, sunny orange-pineapple-tuberose!

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    So Pretty by Cartier is my one of my favorite fruity florals, and although it's definitely fruity, juicy and luscious, it's not very sweet. It's a crisp rose and blackberry chypre, and it's simply as elegant as they come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Safran13 View Post
    I'd like to add Rivage des Syrtes by MDCI, done by Patricia Nicolai. A happy, sunny orange-pineapple-tuberose!
    Another good one from them is Peche Cardinale. It's peach-gardenia-tuberose; a lighter, fruitier cousin to Estee Lauder PC Tuberose Gardenia.

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    Cartier Delices in the EDT.
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    Laura by Laura Biagiotti
    The Blu Mediterraneo range by ADP - easily unisex, lightly wearable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Vero Profumo Rubj Eau de Parfum... passionfruit and heady orange blossom. Sleeker, dirtier, and fruitier than the parfum.
    Yes - RUBJ it is! Although I prefer the parfum. I am a total cumin lover, but on me the EDP is too much even for me. The parfum on the other hand... at the top of my WL! But it doesn´t come cheap.
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    I think the Bond No. 9 recommendations are right on. I'm not high on the line for myself...but for feminine scents I like them...particularly scent of peace, bryant park, coney island, and a non-fruity scent: gramercy park.

    Badgley Mischka is excellent too. As are Creed's Acquaint Fiorentina and Virgin Island Water.
    on a budget, Éclat D'Arpege cannot be beat.

    But if I had to choose a single fruity floral for my girl to wear forever, it'd be Acqua Di Genova La Superba Mora Di Gelso.

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    You could try the Chanel Exclusif '31 rue Cambon', if there is a Chanel boutique in Basel.
    It came over as a modern creamy fruity floral when I tested.
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    For sweet and fruity, Jean Patou has a few that I enjoy; Sira des Indes - banana, red berries and pears with cardamom and heady ylang-ylang, over sandalwood, amber, musk and vanilla, and Patou Forever - pineapple, melon and raspberry with jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and rose over amber, vanilla and woods.

    A not-so-sweet one is Enjoy, which they're calling a "new chypre" (aka "not a chypre"...though I still like it very much!) that has notes of banana, black currant and mandarin orange with cassia, jasmine and Bulgarian rose over amber, patchouli, musk and vanilla.

    They're a bit harder to find, but Patou's Colony is a nice one with pineapple, ylang and iris over a leathery, musky base, and PanAme - it has pear, violet and linden ....come to think of it, Jean Patou is a great house in general for a well-made floral with lots of fruit.
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    Default Re: sophisticated high quality floral fruity scent

    l've sampled Tauer Perfumes' Une Rose Vermeille today & thought of this thread. lt's a sweet, dark-ruby-red, jammy rose with raspberries.

    A similar one is Roses Elixir by Montale.
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    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi

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    Ysl BabyDoll. Has rose and graepfruit...Very very nice on the drydown

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    Seconding Sugandaraja's suggestions: Rubj and Pech Cardinal.

    I would also recommend Petit Fracas by Robert Piguet and Une Voix Noire by Serge Lutens. Petit Fracas opens with a fruity floral note on a cacao base and the dry down is a fruity, chocolately floral. Une Voix Noire is an interesting fruity floral scent with a tiny hint of rum and smoke.
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    I say look into Rance. Some lovely fruity-florals and less longevity issues than Annick Goutal (as much as I love Annick Goutal) or if you want to try something a little more adventerous Miss Worth is a fruity-floral from the late 70's; florals are sharp and aldehydic so you won't get the treacle-y fruity floral character of more recent style scents. You can find this even on Ebay for a very good price, just be sure to avoid the 80's era atomizer bottles or anything newer.

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    Perhaps not the most high end but a benchmark of its time - the ageless Yvresse with its peach, apricot, rose, jasmin, cinnamon, all blended over vanilla, castoreum, cedar and styrax. I trust it hasn't been reformulated as I haven't seen it mentioned often. To me it is to fruity/floral what Paris is to roses and violets. Potent stuff indeed, but if used discreetly, a lovely thing.

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    My wife likes Creed Love in White a lot. It is more of a floral than fruity.

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    Yes, Parfums MDCI Peche Cardinal and Goutal Quel Amour!

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    Try Diptyque's L'Ombre dans L'Eau - lovely blackberry fruit/leaf combo. Definitely fruity floral, but more sophisticated and interesting than your average designer fruity floral. It would be a great introduction to the world of niche for any fruity floral fan

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    Hermes Osmanthe Yunnan

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    For me, Annick Goutal Quel Amour is the best fruity-floral yet sophisticated and high-quality.
    Also MDCI Peche Cardinal as well.
    Don't forget the amazing FM Le Parfum de Therese, which is both young and vintage, innocent yet sophisticated!

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    A couple more have come to my attention since my above entry -

    Histoire de Parfums 1804 is a fantastic pineapple-floral, and there's no mistaking the fruit within, and Mauboussin Pour Elle is an elegant rhubarb-floral with a whisper of buttery pastry, but it's more fruity/floral than gourmand.
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    Ormonde Jayne Frangipani - not quite my thing (so far anyway), but it gets lots of love and fits the bill of being a high quality niche fruity floral.

    +1 on Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan - fruity floral done right, gorgeous.

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    My favorite in real high quality floral and fruity range is: FLORIS - Private Collection - Royal Arms Diamond Edition Floris

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    What about Visa by Robert Piguet? Peach, mandarin, pear, bergamot top notes, with orange blossom and ylang ylang coming through later.

    A little goes a long way!

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    I would venture Histoires de Parfums George Sand. A peach/pineapple vibe with florals.

    Notes: Tahitian gardenia, Corsican peach, Hawaiian pineapple, clove, Indian jasmine, lily of the valley, Moroccan rose, sandalwood, patchouli, benzoin, vanilla, white musk.

    Nice review from Non-Blond:

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    Sophisticated, fruity florals. Both by Caron

    Acasiosa - pineapple and jasmine

    Montaigne - orange and jasmine

    Nothing silly about either. Seriously beautiful florals with fruit. Not sticky or icky. Sophisticated.

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    I agree with Creed Love in White.
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    My wife likes Creed Love in White a lot. It is more of a floral than fruity.

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