The Swing (Fragonard)

The languor and buzz of summer. What a serene time, perfect for the flowers, green, aquatic, and perfumy.

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The Swing (Fragonard)

Post by Boudicca » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:51 am

Possets description: Pink pink frills and gaiety. Living as if there is no tomorrow and loving every second of it. Who wouldn't want to be a French aristocrat who wanted for nothing and had a high wall constructed against the nastiness of the world? Your days would be filled with ways to show off your frilly panties to those whom you fancied and your nights? Well, I think you can guess what they were like. One round of fun after another.

The pinkest of pink creations. Raspberry and frothed vanilla milk, add a blush of peach and you are the toast of the court. Foody, frilly, sweet, and fabulous.
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Re: The Swing (Fragonard)

Post by fireweaver » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:01 am

Take this with a huge grain of salt. I just got it, and my sniffer is slightly clogged due to allergies.
Wet-primarily tart rasberry with a hint of peach, and almost like the stems on the rasberry are in the mix. No vanilla frothed milk
drying, , the rasberry goes a bit sharp, peach amps, and a slight creamy sweetness is present.
Dried-fruits merge, with rasberry primary and peach a whisper. Still flashes of sharpness but mellower, due to increase of vanilla. Throw is mild, and it seems more like a raspberry milk. Not bad, but not in my top ten.

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Re: The Swing (Fragonard)

Post by fireweaver » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:24 pm

After a couple of days, and lots of benadryl, my opinion on this changed a bit. Still primarily raspberry, with a bit of peach,but very sweet. Almost like sugar crusted fruits, or gum that's realistically scented, but with the scent amped and sugared. The creaminess does come out after I've worn it for about 40 min. But it's just a whisper of smoothness. Throw dies down, but can still smell it at least a few inches from test area. I like it. Very happy and summer-y

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Re: The Swing (Fragonard)

Post by celandine » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:48 am

As someone who would be content to roll around in a vat of Pink Cake, The Swing is all kinds of YES for me! I don't have any raspberry scents in my collection (I have yet to try Bear Lake Shake) and I honestly rarely see them so this fills a great niche in my stash. It is powerfully raspberry, so much so that you can almost taste raspberry candies when you inhale (the ones you got as a kid that you were convinced were sooooo elegant because the tin said "les framboises" in swirling curly-cue letters). The peach is there too if you really stop to think about it, and while the raspberry dominates, they make a lovely blended pair. This doesn't change drastically for me as it dries - maybe it gets a tiny bit tamer but really, it's not by much. This is going to be a fantastic summer scent - perfect for days of floral-patterned summer dresses and wide-brimmed hats and going barefoot in the grass. If sweet and fruity is your thing, I don't think you will be disappointed with this one!

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Post by Maya » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:20 pm

celandine wrote:As someone who would be content to roll around in a vat of Pink Cake, The Swing is all kinds of YES for me! I don't have any raspberry scents in my collection (I have yet to try Bear Lake Shake) and I honestly rarely see them so this fills a great niche in my stash. It is powerfully raspberry, so much so that you can almost taste raspberry candies when you inhale (the ones you got as a kid that you were convinced were sooooo elegant because the tin said "les framboises" in swirling curly-cue letters). The peach is there too if you really stop to think about it, and while the raspberry dominates, they make a lovely blended pair. This doesn't change drastically for me as it dries - maybe it gets a tiny bit tamer but really, it's not by much. This is going to be a fantastic summer scent - perfect for days of floral-patterned summer dresses and wide-brimmed hats and going barefoot in the grass. If sweet and fruity is your thing, I don't think you will be disappointed with this one!


This had been on my possibles list, but you just moved it up to get in first batch list. I adore dry chypres, deep resins, and warm woods, but I also have such a deep and endless love with frilly and completely light and frothy (fun) perfumes. Your description was what I was really hoping this would be, and I'm tickled to see it. Thank you so much for posting it!
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Re: The Swing (Fragonard)

Post by katiushka » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:14 pm

I get SOOO many compliments on this! For instance, I wore this to dance practice a few days ago. I hugged the female instructor there, and went off to practice. A minute later, I hear her calling across the room, "WHAT ARE YOU WEARING???? THIS SMELLS AMAZING!!! COME BACK - I NEED TO SNIFF IT AGAIN!" I showed her the bottle and gave her some to use as well :D

Raspberry, peach, vanilla milk - it's all there, with an emphasis on the raspberry. It sounds "simple", yet the high quality of the ingredients makes it smell authentic, expensive and absolutely divine. Not like the raspberry bath products with their two-dimensional teenage synthetic scent. It is very three-dimensional. And quite grown-up: happy, but not "girly". Femininely intriguing, if anything. I feel so uplifted every time I smell this on myself!

Given my love for "unusual" scents, I didn't think I'd fall in love with this. But I did. It's getting my vote! :rose4u:

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Re: The Swing (Fragonard)

Post by warriortwo » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:02 pm

Okay, this is funny.

I opened this hoping for a creamy-fruity confection of some sort. I was surprised by something rather high-key (pink...musk?) and nothing like raspberry or cream or peach at all. So I put it on, and I waited...wow, this smells SO familiar, what is it? I'm wracking my brain for perfumes of the past. Was it a head shop thing? No...something from the 80's that I wore as a teen? I couldn't place it, and I'm thinking pink things, peachy things, but nothing is coming up. And then--Ah.

Pine Tree Car Freshener. Yep. Probably not the green kind, but definitely a thick piece of cardboard saturated with scent, so thick you have to keep the plastic on it for a couple of weeks. I had one in my first car that smelled JUST like this. Once I recognized it, there was no turning back.

I thought maybe the ol' hooter was broken from too much perfume sniffing, but Ship of Fools smells just divine (exactly like my decant--so glad I got a bottle of that!) and Leda and the Swan reminds me of a blissed-out tailgate party at a Dead show. Since both of those are spot on with the notes, I am going to have to pass this bottle on.

"Find one in every car." :rofl:

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Re: The Swing (Fragonard)

Post by lemusc » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:01 pm

Sweet, candy-like raspberries and peaches -- however, I would like to stress that this isn't a candy scent, per se (I have tried indie perfumes that just smelled like fruit candy). I was wearing this while cutting up a peach the other day and was surprised at how well the perfume complemented the scent of the peach! The Swing is alternatively creamy and sharp, but it settles on creamy as it dries. This is definitely more fruity than vanilla; the "vanilla milk" element adds sweetness and creaminess to the blend without making the scent an overtly vanilla one. If you want vanilla, Silver Vanilla is a better bet. :) The Swing is such a happy scent and I enjoy wearing it in the summer.

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