Nearly six years ago now I was on holiday in Nice in the south of France (this has got to be one of my favourite places in the entire world)! We took a day trip to Grasse which is region well known for perfume production. We went to the perfumery Fragonard and spent a good hour smelling all the beautiful fragrances!
Now I don’t know if it was because we couldn’t decide what scent we liked best or (which is more likely) that these tiny bottles were seriously adorable, but we left with a little set of ten mini perfumes!
When people talk about French perfume in old movies it always sounds so glamorous and wonderful and in a totally different class to regular perfume. But as soon as you smell the legit French stuff… omg you get it. It’s absolutely amazing! The scents are so strong and complex and full – they actually smell expensive!
After I discovered Jo Malone perfumes I knew I’d never be able to go back to the standard, celebrity/fashion designer stuff. They have a similar strength and uniqueness that French perfume has. Jo Malone is expensive too but perfume is pricey to begin with so it’s worth spending the extra money.
I’m slowly making my way through all the scents – they’re all vastly different and from what I remember there are different ones for different seasons. So far I think my favourite is ‘Fragonard’ which is not surprising as I think it is the epitome of French perfume!