40 Days and 40 Nights of Fragrance Notes: Fruit Salad
By Patti F
I'm not one of those perfume lovers who turns her nose up (pun intended!) at the mention of fruit notes in perfumes.
As a matter of fact, most perfumes have at least one fruit note. We've already talked about some of them, bergamot,neroli, and grapefruit, as well as peach, one of my personal favorites. Let's talk about more of them!
I spent an hour in the shop before choosing my very first Bond, So New York. I purchased an ounce of the fragrance and chose the prettiest clear cylindrical bottle with a gold honeycomb cap. I went through that ounce within a month, and then I bought the star bottle in the large size on a trip to Chicago. The Bond counter at Chicago's Saks store was brand new, and the SA's there were so happy to chat Bond! The notes in So New York are bergamot, cocoa, chocolate, espresso, patchouli, lily of the valley,
peony, musk, precious woods, a warm milk accord, and mirabelle, which is a plum. The mirabelle plum is a fruit note that isn't quite like the plums we eat from the grocery store, it has a florally presence, it's not juicy like other stone fruit notes.
Mirabelle is also used in Emporio Armani City Glam For Her, the famously fascinating Molinard Tendre Friandise, and
in Bath & Body Works Dark Kiss (one of my favorites from that fun store!)
Rhubarb: found in the breezy and youthful Bond No. 9 Bryant Park, and in Grain De Folie by Gres. If you have the Gres and you do not love it, I would give it a very grateful home.
From the most lighthearted and easygoing eaux to the most mysterious and dark woodsy orientals, fruit notes are everywhere in perfumery, and we love them all!
Can you think of other weird or unusual fruit notes in perfumes that you love? Tell us all about them!
Reviewer: Patti F AKA Cavewoman
Disclaimer: The perfumes mentioned in this article and in the photos were purchased by the reviewer, with the exception of two.
Ralph Lauren's Lauren parfum was a gift from her husband. Fabulous by Jan Moran was a gift from her friend Patty.
Graphic Credit: Melanie Parker