Granville 2010

Granville by Dior
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Granville is a popular perfume by Dior for women and was released in 2010. The scent is green-spicy. It is being marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMandarin orange, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesPine, Rosemary, Thyme
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwood, Black pepper

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (156 Ratings)

Longevity

7.2 (123 Ratings)

Sillage

6.1 (126 Ratings)

Bottle

8.4 (122 Ratings)
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7
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6
Sillage
10
Bottle
Insa
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Top Review    11  
Walk in the Dior herb garden
Whenever I smell Granville, I walk (mentally) through a small herb garden and enjoy the summer heat on this inconspicuous morning, which one hardly feels here. I catch sight of a lemon tree that only stands there and can be looked at, but almost sinks into this rush of fresh thyme.

At the same time I have to think of these good soaps that smell so intense and natural.
That clear the head and never get smaller.

Granville is like a cologne that you take out of your pocket in summer, bathing your whole body in its fragrance just to go for a walk.

The colour of the bottle perfectly matches this impression
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DonJuanDeCat
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Top Review    16  
A summer house on the cliffs with sea view
Hu hu people,
today I come to a fragrance that is associated with the childhood of the manufacturer here: Granville by Dior. Granville is a city in France, more precisely in Normandy, where there is a wonderful white painted house with reddish brown tones where Dior spent his childhood. The house was built on a cliff and offers a fantastic view of the wide sea. Everything is surrounded by a wonderful garden with pines, a rose garden and further flower beds as well as a pergola, thus a colonnade, which is roofed.

The perfumer François Demachy was inspired by this estate to create a fragrance and then composed a perfume that contains fragrances that he believes try to capture this beautiful environment. So mainly fresh notes, herbs (after all, a herb garden in the garden of such a house must not be missing!) and the mentioned pines or pine trees.

So, I hope the scent is as good as it sounds and imagine what it must be like to live in such a great house in such a fantastic environment. *sigh* Don't get jealous... :D

The fragrance:
The fragrance begins with a truly authentic and beautifully scented lemon, making the fragrance very fresh. Herbs in the form of thyme, which also have an authentic scent, are quickly added. You can also smell the rosemary, which I prefer even more than the thyme, because the thyme always smells a little more severe to me, but of course the whole thing is not bad. But I have to admit that my preferred (kitchen) herb combination would be basil with rosemary instead of thyme, but well, you just can't have everything.
A little later the scent becomes a little more wooded. One notices the pine trees. Together with the thyme this results in a slightly medicinal scent, but still, there is something nice about it, something pleasing and nice smelling. Anyway, I like the fragrance, maybe because it smells a bit different than you might have expected and it is also not just any fragrance.
In addition, it becomes spicier, because black pepper appears later, but it goes very well with the rest of the fragrance. Somehow the woody notes, the herbs and the pepper have a great interplay and result in a beautiful, summery scent, which later on is not as fresh as at the beginning, but is still well wearable in spring and summer.

The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is above average, i.e. it is still in the good range, but unfortunately it fades away a little too quickly or it quickly becomes weaker. That doesn't mean that he gets body-hugging, but after a while you have to get a little closer to be able to smell him at one or at another. The shelf life is about eight or nine hours, that's okay.

The bottle:
The bottle is cylindrical and looks high quality, even if it should give a slightly puristic impression. On the front you can see a white label similar to a business card. The magnetic lid has been well designed and carries the Dior logo on the top. I think it's nicely done, despite its simplicity.

Aaah... I see it right in front of me: Wind and sea water whip onto the rocks where the estate is high up. The fresh air is slightly humid, you can smell plants and nature in general and enjoy the sunshine. You sit in the garden, drink warm tea or ice-cold iced tea and always have binoculars at hand to look into the far distance of the sea, or to the nearby beach to watch the bathing mermaids... (that was a joke, a joke, don't beat it!!!). Only one cute tomcat is missing who romps around in the garden and cackles because he sees birds flying around (did Dior have cats at all? I hope so! :D).

Yes, the fragrance is wonderfully fresh and summery. Basically quite simply composed with a not very complex fragrance, but the fragrances here smell very authentic, very fresh and very beautiful and sometimes a bit different. Thyme, combined with pine trees is a matter of taste, I would have preferred another herb for this, but what the hell, I can live with it, because the fragrance itself has become very beautiful.

It is a fragrance of the day because it is too weak to go out in the long run. Whereby you could use it in the evening while walking around on beautiful summer days (either here or also on vacation) perhaps yes! You just have to try it out. I think Granville is definitely worth a test! Oh yes, it was marked here as women's fragrance, but I think that the fragrance is absolutely unisex!

So, that's it. Therefore I come to the end and wish you all a nice evening :)
See you next time
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Drseid

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Sublime Open, Rubber Cement Close...
Granville starts off with an incredible herbal citrus mixture that resembles the opening of the great Acqua di Parma Colonia. It then adds pine to that classic Eau de cologne blend and the result is just sublime. If the scent could hold this mixture together throughout, it would be an easy buy for me... Alas it is just not meant to be. On skin, the scent quickly moves to a heart that says "rubber cement" to me... In actuality, it is kind of a menthol/eucalyptus scent. Whatever it is, it ruins the experience for me and completely seems out of place. Longevity is excellent and projection average. The top notes get a big thumbs up, the dry down a big thumbs down... So my bottom line rating is a neutral at 2.5 stars out of 5. What a shame.

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HermeshHermesh 5 years ago
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Longevity
5
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7.5
Bottle
Fresh citrus pine scent. Rather spicy (thyme, pepper) at the beginning, it becomes slightly softer. A fresh breeze through the pine forest.

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