The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective

Blondine by Frassaï

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WHAT I SMELL:   Blondine graces the skin with a smooth buttery cream that’s deep without being heavy.  Unlike many breezy top notes, It feels like a base is being built for something amazing that is about to come.  And just as I suspected, soon enough the depths of the opening begin to lighten and a floral element appears.  There’s a dreamy quality that embodies the perfume and it seems to hover over you as if it’s part of your natural aura.  As the perfume continues to develop, the florals start to bloom until they’re front and center.  The exotic flowers feel as if they’ve just been plucked from the jungle, but they don’t have an overwhelming sweetness to them.  Instead, it feels like they have been ripening in the hot rainforest sun and have been dusted with the lightest of cocoa.  I have to admit that Blondine to me is a hard perfume to describe because it seems to continually morph as you wear it….sometimes more floral, sometimes a bit more gourmand and at times, a lovely musk. But in the end it’s easy for me to categorize it as incredibly unique and absolutely exquisite fragrance.  I love this perfume.

From the Frassaï website:

A seductive and playful fragrance crafted to intrigue the senses, inspired by the 1920’s French fairy tale. Innocent sensuality is revealed through notes of sacred Ashok flower, spicy Tiger Lily and the seductive allure of cocoa, salted butter caramel, and vanilla in a base of irresistible blond musks. 

A few notes: Salted Butter Caramel, Pear Leaves, Ashok flower, Cocoa, Blond Musks

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  Hammock dreaming in a sun kissed jungle.

THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE BLONDINE:  dreamy, creamy, stunning

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT BLONDINE:  CaFleureBon, Colognoisseur, Undina’s Looking Glass

BOTTOM LINE:  Blondine is a perfume that is beautiful and easy to wear.  One reason it’s so wearable is because there’s an incredible depth to the perfume without it being weighty.  That’s great for someone like myself who lives in a hot and humid environment as Blondine blossoms on the skin in such a wonderfully graceful way.  What’s not to love?

  • Bone Rating:  5 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent:  Floral Musky Gourmand
  • Nose:  Yann Vasnier
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense:  $130 for 50 ml eau de parfum via the Frassaï website.

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

10 thoughts on “Blondine by Frassaï

  1. Have you tried their Tian Di?

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  2. Wow, Blondine sounds amazing. I am not familiar with Frassai perfume house but I will certainly try this one. Sounds like just the type of fragrance I like and just divine. Can’t wait to try this one! Thanks for reviewing.

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  3. Did you know that Turin gave all three of their perfumes a 4-star ratings in the new Guide? Your 5-bone rating is even more amazing to me: not that often I see you liking perfume that much :). But I’m glad you found it: I know the feeling, and it happens less and less often (I choose to think it’s not an age thing but rather the state of the industry 😉 ).

    It doesn’t change how I feel about these perfumes but in my “sea-starring” I do it not by the quality of scent or any objective parameters but from my personal decision whether I would/could wear it, and for me all three were a “pass.”

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    • I agree with your assessment about finding perfumes that you love as there’s a plethora of “meh” as the industry continues to explode. Blondine really fit my skin like a glove which is even more amazing since many perfumes here in the Mexican heat and humidity seem to go haywire (to include many of my all time favorites, i.e. Mitsouko). So this was a wonderful find for me.

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  4. Great review! Sounds absolutely wonderful. Hope I get to try it one of these days.

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  5. I went back to the comment I left in Undina’s blog and yep, I still think this is a brand name that is conducive to have its name shouted out :-). That said, this sounds AMAZING…now to find my last package from Undina as I walk in shame for not remembering where it is!

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