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Summer Breeze, Makes Me Feel Fine
Thanks to Drseid for the generous forwarding of the Chabaud samples! As a collection, I am very impressed with the high quality of the ingredients, purity and wearabiity of the line. With Chabaud, there are no sharp edges or non sequetor notes that make one think "WTF?!". Each composition is seamlessly blended and the notes dancing in a harmony that I rarely observe in modern mainstream fragrance lines. If "Fracas" decided to settle down (probably never going to happen, but with "If" by Apothia and they had a lovechild, it might smell like Innocente Fragilité. The sillage is light to moderate on me but this last at a low volume for 8 hours. what do I detect? A creamy pleasant coconut milk and gardenia blend that is soft and rounded; NOT screetchy and headachy. Under this white cottony blanket, lies a breezy whiff of orange blossom and a clean feminine leaning white musk note with out the slightest hint of sugariness "blowing through the jasmine in my mind". Wait isn't that a song. Yes! That is the exact song that comes to mind when I smell this as well. Honestly, my first reaction was, pleasant - clean, familiar skin scent. I could easily make this my everyday signature for Spring through Summer. I didn't feel butterflies in my stomach, mind you...but a feel of sheer peace and comfort with one's own essence did beseige me and has persisted with each repeat sampling. Oddly, while wearing this scent I feel quite sexy and alluring...in a carefree and Summertime beach girl sort of way. Perhaps it is due to that Ylang ylang note caressing the coconut and jasmine. I dare say, Innocente Fragilité is very subtle quiet charmer that probably gets what she wants, without a big showy display of dancing on the table before lst call. I find this scent delightfuly wearable, whimisical and FB worthy. It is my favorite of the Chabaud line so far.