Hi hi hi Posse! Portia from AustralianPerfumeJunkies with one of the lovely Dior Collection Privée line, Granville. A masculine made for women, a fresh burst of scent that is rarely looked at nowadays. I think it is still an adventurous fragrance that pushes thew marketing teams gender boundaries in new directions. A smooth and rich cologne in EdT built by Francois Demachy to be both an interesting twist on an old trope and a new, fun, pretty masculine for perfumistas of both sex.
Granville by Francois Demachy for Dior Collection Privée 2010
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Basenotes gives these featured accords:
Top: Lemon, mandarin, thyme
Heart: Gorse, pine, rosemary
Base: Pepper, sandalwood, woodsy notes
I grabbed Granville a while ago when it was being split, I think by AndreaW, and so because it was coming from the UK (yes pre-reg days) I ordered a few frags and sadly Granville got spritzed once and then ignored in favour of the two I REALLY loved at the time: DIOR Oud Ispahan and one of the Guerlains maybe Mon Precieux Nectar or Metallica. So as I’ve been cleaning out stuff in readiness for the big move I have stumbled across this lovely 10ml decant and been spritzing it with abandon. It’s perfect mid season wear because it was great today while the sun shining and I was out in the garden weeding, then I enjoyed it so much that after my bath, in the cool of the evening, I wanted to wear it again tonight to dinner and it was killer there too. I loved getting huffs of it from my shirt while we were Korean BarBQing, chatting, laughing and trying to each create the perfect lettuce wrap filled with meat, vegies, chilies, raw garlic cloves, sesame oil and assorted other stuff. It’s now about 8 hours on from bath time and I or my clothes are still pumping Granville beautifully mixed with BarBQ scents. MMMMMMMM
Photo Stolen Wikipedia
Next day: Here I am again in a fog of Grenville. Its cool green citrus opening that wafts gently into more green and herbaceousness that warms only slightly towards drydown is wonderful, wearable and I think I have a new best friend. Bright and slightly fizzy like a Limoncello, sweet and tart at the same time. Said to be done in homage to the wind at Christian Dior’s childhood home (above), the greenness of the area, the herb garden and the exuberance of his youth, I get it. Granville is all of this and more. A green with fizz, a cologne-esque EdT that lasts like an EdP and something I think every perfumista should have at least a wearing of because it really is lovely.
Photo Stolen Pixabay
Do you have a favourite DIOR Privee? Which one? Why? Did you try DIOR Granville?