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Cold Warrior
06-14-2008, 06:53 AM
In this thread (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum505/showthread.php?t=309), Snaps asked and I never answered...


Great pics! I'll bet you guys are having a wonderful time.

What perfumes exactly (name, type, creator, estimated USD and shipping). :D

We went to two of the three parfumeries in Grasse that have their own label, Fragonard (http://usa.fragonard.com/@en-us/shop/)and Molinard (http://www.molinard.com/index_gb.php).


http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee88/scdiver27/Fragonard-1.jpg

Both sell only through their limited number of shops in France or through the internets. We got the tours (the same I had been on 10 years ago with someone else :D) and tutorials on how perfumes were/are made, including the discussion of extraction of Jasmine essence by the placement of petals into beef and pork fat.

At the end, they (of course) bring you to the shop and provide you with samples of each of the (evidently) four classifications of women's perfumes -- natural, floral, fruity, and oriental (I had thought that was a non-PC word these days). My girlfriend bought a couple in each category, but my favorites were Eau Fantasque (http://usa.fragonard.com/@en-us/shop/140/17/dept.asp), a fruity with strong scents of grapefruit (Fragonard), Capucine (http://usa.fragonard.com/@en-us/shop/142/101/dept.asp), an oriental with fragrances of green tea and rose (Fragonard), and Fleur de Chocolat (http://www.molinard.com/produit_detail_gb.php?articles_id=710), a self-explanatory scent with bits of glitter (Molinard).

She bought around 400 Euros worth of various perfumes, bath oils, soaps, etc. at the two places. As to prices, the eau de perfumes were around 30 Euro ($50) per 50 ml. Don't know about shipping as we lugged all of them back in the suitcases, but the links to the two I provided above do provide shipping costs to the US.

And, although it's entirely off topic, I'd like to post another picture from France; this a particularly good one (even if the photographer says so himself) of the Palais de Papes in Avignon...


http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee88/scdiver27/PalaisdePapes-1.jpg

Gingersnap
06-14-2008, 10:27 AM
Thank you! I thought you'd forgotten! :)

Shannon
06-14-2008, 11:34 AM
You didn't strike me as a French perfumes kinda gal, Ginger. Interesting.

Gingersnap
06-14-2008, 11:35 AM
You didn't strike me as a French perfumes kinda gal, Ginger. Interesting.

We all have our little vices. :D

LibraryLady
06-14-2008, 02:48 PM
Years ago my Mom went to a little French perfumerie that mixed a blend for each person.

It was very much like the commercial perfume she has worn for years (but didn't wear back then)

Cold Warrior
06-15-2008, 07:45 AM
We all have our little vices. :D

Indeed, we do. Indeed! :D

DarkScribe
06-15-2008, 08:28 AM
The irony of the French and their legendary perfumes...aren't they all supposed to be smelly, scruffy-looking, rarely-bathe kinda folk? :p

Cold Warrior
06-15-2008, 08:38 AM
The irony of the French and their legendary perfumes...aren't they all supposed to be smelly, scruffy-looking, rarely-bathe kinda folk? :p

Yes, that's exactly why the specialize in making perfumes. :D