The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective

Graine de Joie by Eau D’Italie

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Graine de JoieWHAT I SMELL:  Graine de Joie opens with a combination of juicy pomegranate and red berries; it’s fresh, clean and sparkling sweet.  Soon enough, a bit of wood enters, but the sweet fruits on top are the main focus.  There’s also an underlying current of a kind of light hairspray feel to the fragrance.  After around 10 minutes, that hairspray component disappears and the fragrance begins to bloom slightly as it becomes bigger and rounder and more juicy.  After around 30 minutes the musk starts to appear along with the freesia which then make the fragrance more “bathtastic”.  In other words, it feels like it is more suited to being used as bath oil than as a perfume.  Graine de Joie is pretty linear as it’s all about the juice.  Unfortunately there’s also something very artificial about this that drives me away.

From the Eau D’Italie website:

Graine de Joie is a tribute to Love, a vibrant and luminous Eau de Parfum that evokes the irresistible feeling of light-headedness of when you fall in love. A bright and joyful fragrance with notes of red berries, pomegranate, pralines, and musk.

Top notes – pomegranate, red fruit; middle notes – freesia, praline; base notes – cedarwood, musk

pomegranate redWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  Pomegranate red.

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE GRAINE DE JOIE: fruity, bathtastic, artificial

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT GRAINE DE JOIE: Chemist in a Bottle, CaFleureBon, Bergamotto e Benzoino

BOTTOM LINE: Graine de Joie is clearly not for me.  If you like light, clean and fruity perfumes it might work for you.  Actually, I wouldn’t mind this as a fragrance diffuser for my bathroom.

  • Bone Rating: 2 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent: Fruity Floral
  • Nose:  Daphne Bugey
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense: $150 for 3.4 oz. EdP

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

5 thoughts on “Graine de Joie by Eau D’Italie

  1. Sorry it didn’t turn out to be a nice perfume for you. And yes, this would make a nice diffuser too!

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  2. I don’t like almost anything about this brand: bottles, font and a couple of perfumes that I’ve tried. So I’m neither surprised nor upset this one got just 2 bones from you.

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  3. Pingback: Niche x 3: Eau d’Italie Graine de Joie, Memo Kedu, Van Cleef & Arpels California Reverie | Perfumes and Fragrances

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