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    Default Classy, non-oriental fruit frags?

    So fruit is a dirty word when it comes to fragrance - especially on the high street, which is where my budget tends to take me - but I'm curious as to whether there's such a thing out there as a really classy and elegant fruity scent. Something that's cool and refined, maybe a green note. Minimalist rather than leopard print and falsies. Bonus points if it contains mandarin, plum or blackcurrant, minus a million for redcurrant which is to date the only fragrance note I've come across that I actively find disgusting.

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    Default Re: Classy, non-oriental fruit frags?

    How about a French House fragrance oil that has all three fruits you ask for.

    Mukhalath Andalusi by Oud & Musk

    https://oudandmusk.com/fr/huiles-de-.../quantite-12ml

    Top notes: mandarin, blackcurrant, strawberry, plum
    Heart notes: orange blossom, rose berry, jasmine, vanilla, leather
    Base notes: sandalwood, tonka beans, oud, musk

    Have no personal experience with this house though.
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    Lutens Arabie (spiced fruit), Guerlain Flora Cherisia (minimal, fresh cherry), the new Angel Eau de Toilette (sugared fruit), The Zoo Rhubarb My Love (crisp green), Boucheron Jaipur (elegant apricot) ...I could go on and on.

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    Perhaps sample this fresh and juicy passion fruit scent.

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    Default Re: Classy, non-oriental fruit frags?

    L’Artisan Parfumeur Mure et Musc
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Default Re: Classy, non-oriental fruit frags?

    L’Ile Pourpre by Les Liquides Imaginaires

    Top notes are shiso, angelica, bergamot and ginger; middle notes are fig, fenugreek and artemisia; base notes are cedar, patchouli, cashmeran, ambroxan and whipped cream.

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    Default Re: Classy, non-oriental fruit frags?

    Many examples in niche or expensive lines, less so in mainstream, where fruit tends to go straight into syrup.
    Things that come to mind are Chanel No 5 Eau premiere, which has a hint of fruit, or Hermes Jardin sur le nil. Both simple and not particularly sweet.

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    Le parum de Therese

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    Default Re: Classy, non-oriental fruit frags?

    Quote Originally Posted by philistine View Post
    whether there's such a thing out there as a really classy and elegant fruity scent. Something that's cool and refined, maybe a green note. Minimalist rather than leopard print and falsies. Bonus points if it contains mandarin, plum or blackcurrant, minus a million for redcurrant which is to date the only fragrance note I've come across that I actively find disgusting.
    Philosykos by Diptyque -- pure, unadulterated fig, bright & crisp, with some stems and leaves.
    Ninfeo Mio by Annick Goutal -- a greener fig, with tomato leaf. Brilliant.
    Original Bottega Veneta (women's version) -- Plum with suede leather and some violets. Very refined.

    FYI, I don't like any sweetness at all in my fruit scents -- but I am rather fond of leopard prints.

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    Sure, you could do that, but why not just go to the original (and much less costly), Diorella? Melons and buoyant greens.

    For orange/mandarin, you might want to check out all the great recommendations I received on that in this thread:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/469...ge-citrus-frag

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    Possibly also L'Occitane Pamplemousse Rhubarbe, Dior Dune

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    L'Ombre dans L'Eau by Diptyque is a green fragrance which features tons of blackcurrant.

    Eau de Shalimar reads on my skin as mandarin in the top notes more than anything else.

    Serge Lutens Boxeuses and Feminite du Bois both feature copious amounts of plum.

    Peau de Peche by Keiko Mecheri and MDCI Parfums Peche Cardinal come to mind for peaches. The osmanthus in Daim Blond comes across as a dry apricot.

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    Default Re: Classy, non-oriental fruit frags?

    For a classy but FRUITY:

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    Default Re: Classy, non-oriental fruit frags?

    One to add would be Gucci Envy. It features both peach and pineapple notes.
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    Just saw the name of the topic and thought of my recent discovery - Calyx Prescriptives. It seemed a bit too fruity to my taste.
    It's greeny-fruity-woody, with beautiful pre-2012 oakmoss base. It does have mandarin along with other fruits.
    Top notes are apricot, passionfruit, mint, mandarin orange, cassia, peach, mango, bergamot, grapefruit, papaya and guava; middle notes are cyclamen, lily, melon, freesia, orris root, jasmine, neroli, marigold, lily-of-the-valley and rose; base notes are musk, oakmoss, cedar, sandalwood and vetiver.
    It is discontinued, but still available for a reasonable price on eBay.
    Not sure if it's your cup of tea, just thought I would mention it.




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