Le Petit Grain (2008)

Le Petit Grain by Miller Harris
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Le Petit Grain is a popular perfume by Miller Harris for women and men and was released in 2008. The scent is citrusy-green. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Lyn Harris

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesItalian bergamot, Sicilian lemon, Valencia orange, Angelica, Orange blossom water absolute
Heart Notes Heart NotesPetitgrain absolute, Tunisian neroli, Tunisian rosemary, Red thyme, Tarragon, French lavender
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, Haitian vetiver, Patchouli leaf

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (75 Ratings)

Longevity

6.4 (54 Ratings)

Sillage

5.4 (58 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (60 Ratings)
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Mantus

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Mantus
Mantus
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Invigorating and liberating
Le Petit Grain begins refreshingly citric - herbaceous, but also sour - fruity and discreetly spicy.

Our perfume "reni379" I would like to express my sincere thanks for the sample.

First of all you can perceive a citric and herbaceous note, which gives the top note something refreshing and is due to the Italian bergamot in combination with the Sicilian lemon.

At the same time the fresh citric - herbaceous aura is pleasantly sour - fruity underlined and gives the top note quite something cheerful and comes from the Valencia - Orange.

In the background, a very discreet spicy note provides a nice tangibility, which comes from the Angelica.

Orange blossom water - I could unfortunately not perceive Absolue, I can imagine however very well that this note was used for the support.

This constellation is perceptible on my skin for 20 minutes before the heart note unfolds.

Now a bright flowery note is perceptible, which brings a quite discreetly bitter impact with itself and the heart note something invigorating to incorporate and the Petitgrain - Absolue is to be owed.

At the same time, the Petitgrain - Absolue is enveloped in a fine Mediterranean and herbaceous nuance, which provides an astonishing softness and comes from French lavender.

These two notes are surrounded by a pleasant aromatic, anise-like note, which gives the heart something "liberating" and comes from the Tunisian rosemary in combination with tarragon.

The heart note is rounded off by a nice greenish - spicy note, where I did not guess thyme but galbanum.

Tunisian Neroli I could unfortunately not perceive, which does not seem really surprising, since Petitgrain possesses a certain similarity of Neroli.

The heart note is perceptible on my skin for 3.5 hours before the base asserts itself.

The base becomes very pleasantly clear, which has a subtle mossy impact.

The moss is covered by a very delicate tart nuance of the vetiver and provides a certain warmth.

In the background, the slightly earthy patchouli leaf rounds off the base wonderfully and lets the fragrance fade away pleasantly
Le Petit Grain is a great companion in the spring, summer and autumn months for the young and older both sexes who are looking for a refreshing citric, flowery, greenish, spicy scent that enlivens and frees you
Overall, the fragrance lasts 6.5 hours on my skin.

The Sillage is conceived in the first 30 minutes in such a way that one is perceived well at half an arm's length and then oscillates in such a way that one is perceived well at a quarter arm's length and this is maintained also 2 hours in such a way, before it reduces itself in leisurely steps, until the smell finally completely fades away.
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Drseid

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Drseid
Drseid
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A Wonderful Gift For Me And Everyone Else...
Le Petit Grain opens with a very natural lemon and bitter orange tandem with aromatic lavender and mint-like green rosemary support. Moving to the early heart, the lemon recedes, while the aromatic lavender and floral bitter orange gain strength, joining an emerging dominant woody green rose-like petitgrain that takes the fore with grassy, slightly woody vetiver providing additional support. During the late dry-down the composition turns much woodier, as the vetiver takes center stage with subtle oakmoss support through the finish. Projection is average but longevity outstanding at over 15 hours on skin.

I received a bottle of Le Petit Grain as a generous gift from a friend who will remain anonymous a while back (you know who you are), but I had never sniffed the perfume before and it never popped on my radar previously for trial. The first time I sprayed it on skin I knew my friend had chosen a "winner," but the composition appeared to be a bit of a "one trick pony," so to speak. Now having worn the perfume many times over, I can safely say that just isn't the case. Sure, as one might expect with a name "Le Petit Grain," petitgrain plays a very large role in the key mid-section of the composition's development, but after further review just as prominent as the petitgrain, is fine floral bitter orange that pairs perfectly with the ingredient. Additionally, while the bitter orange and petitgrain are the most easily identifiable, the aromatic lavender early and woody vetiver late are key to making the composition stand out over many other high quality petitgrain driven compositions. Ultimately, Le Petit Grain succeeds at providing the wearer a very pleasant smelling fresh, aromatic offering that is quite versatile, while providing a few twists along the way to keep one intrigued throughout the journey. The bottom line is Le Petit Grain is another winner from underrated perfumer Lyn Harris, earning it an "excellent" 4 stars out of 5 rating and a strong recommendation to all. It goes without saying my friend chose well and I am very grateful to now have this wonderful perfume in my collection.
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MasterLi

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MasterLi
MasterLi
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Eau de Cologne formula (an homage to the Orange Tree)
So again this is a take on the classic Eau de Cologne arrangement (neroli, orange blossom, orange leaves etc.), with bergamot to complete the sour/bitter feel of it. This is Lyn Harris' homage to the orange tree, from the flowers to the leaves to the earth downwards.

To me I definitely like the top with the bitter green orange-citrus smell... and I think what makes this interesting is the use of lavender and other very aromatic, very Mediterranean herbs to accompany it. It's almost as if both fresh and dried cooking herbs have been added here giving it a fresh, green and herbal feel.

I keep saying to myself that Eau d'Orange Vert by Hermès was always the best green/bitter orange scent I ever encountered, and in fact I now nearly judge every other fragrance by that standard. That said, I think this one is really nice. It's an Eau de Parfum, but I sometimes wished it would last a little longer on my skin.

Still, l really do like this house and I certainly admire and appreciate Lyn Harris' passion for using natural ingredients... that's something which makes her perfumes smell undeniably natural!
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