|Picture: HRH Prince Carl Philip and his fiancee Sofia Hellqvist|
on their engagementday June 27th, 2014.
Photo: Expressen Sven Lindvall (c)
Graine de Joie starts very uplifting with ripe redberries and pomegranate, red, lush and mouthwatering delicious. The berry-pomegranate combo goes through the whole fragrance supported by a fizzy freesia who is contrasting and lighten up the fragrance. There are also a contrasting, tart note, maybe some redcurrant leaves is added to the mix or the note just picturing the tartness present in the berries themselves. Not unexpected, the berry-bowl is grounded in a well balanced musky, light woody base.
|Picture: The sunny spirit of Graine de Joie|
Photo: PR Eau d'Italie (c)
When it comes to similar fragrances, first of all Robert Piguet Jeunesse comes to my mind, though that one has more dept and contrasting non-berry/fruity notes. Also the fragrances in By Kilians subline In the Garden of Good and Evil are in the same style, reviews of In the City of Sin, Good Girl Gone Bad, Forbidden Games and Playing with The Devil.
Notes: Red berries, red currant, pomegranate, freesia, flowers, praline, musk,cedar