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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Fragonard Dupes of Popular Perfumes

For many years, both the French perfume companies  Molinard and Fragonard created their own versions of popular perfumes.

You might find a Fragonard flacon with a name of a popular perfume by another company, this could be confusing, some early Fragonard perfume bottles may have sealing cord with a golden wax seal embossed with the initials PF, for Parfumerie Fragonard.

If you know what some of their perfumes are imitating and I have not mentioned it below, please let me know.

Remember, these are not going to smell exactly the same as their counterparts, but pretty close in most cases with some tweaking, though scent is always subjective. Though many of the Fragonard perfume names are old, some perfumes may have been reformulated in more recent times to resemble the newer counterparts based on modern tastes .

Many people prefer the Fragonard versions of some of these fragrances.

Fragonard dupes of popular perfumes:

  • Arielle = Amarige
  • Baiser d'Aurole = Dune by Christian Dior
  • Banjo = Giorgio by Giorgio Beverly Hills
  • Baroque =
  • Belle Cherie = Nina by Nina Ricci
  • Belle D'Avril =
  • Belle de Nuit = J'Adore by Dior/Cabotine de Gres
  • Belle Rive = Kenzo by Kenzo
  • Bleu Riviera = Cool Water for Women by Davidoff/I love Dior by Dior/L'Eau d'Issey by Issey Miyake
  • Billet Doux = L'Air du Temps by Nina Ricci/Oeillet Sauvage by L'Artisan
  • Capuchine = Flower by Kenzo
  • Caresse = Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier/Oscar de la Renta
  • Cette Nuit La =
  • Chale Indien =
  • Choc =
  • Concerto = Azzaro Chrome/CKOne
  • Confidentiel =
  • Dahlia = Pleasures by Estee Lauder
  • Desert =
  • Diamant = Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel
  • Eau de Bonheur = CK One by Calvin Klein/Eau des Merveilles by Hermes
  • Eau de Fantasque = So Pretty by Cartier
  • Eau de Hongrie (for men) = Eternity by Calvin Klein
  • Eau Frivole (for men) = Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior
  • Eclat = Hypnose by Lancome
  • Emilie = Paris by YSL
  • Etoile = Light Blue by Dolce and Gabbana/Cheap & Chic I Love Love by Moschino
  • Etoile du Sud = Eternity by Calvin Klein
  • F! =
  • Figuier Fleur = Jardin en Mediterranee by Hermes
  • Fragonard de Fragonard = Anais Anais by Cacharel/Fidji by Guy Laroche
  • Frivole =
  • Gardenia Royal = Fracas?
  • Grain de Soleil = l'Eau des Merveilles by Hermes
  • Homme Elegant = Dior Homme Intense
  • Ile d'Amour = Eternity by Calvin Klein/L'Eau d'Issey by Issey Miyake
  • Jolly = Joy?
  • Juste un Baiser = Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka
  • Le Cinq = Chanel No. 5 by Chanel
  • Lune de Miel = Tresor by Lancome/Hypnotic Poison by Dior
  • Mademoiselle Amour =
  • Maman Cherie = Miracle by Lancome
  • Marche aux Fleurs =
  • Mazurka = Givenchy III by Givenchy
  • Melodie = Beautiful by Estee Lauder
  • Mensonge =
  • Merveille = Ysatis by Givenchy
  • Miranda = Papillon by Hanae Mori/JOOP!
  • Moment Vole = L'Air du Temps by Nina Ricci
  • Murmure = Opium by YSL/Cinnabar by Estee Lauder
  • Oui Madame =
  • Papa Cherie =
  • Parfum Supreme =
  • Premier Peche =
  • Reine des Coeurs = La Vie est Belle by Lancome
  • Rendezvous = White Linen by Estee Lauder
  • Reve de Grasse = Poison by Christian Dior
  • Reve Indien = Shalimar by Guerlain
  • Royale Dry (for men) = Paco Rabanne by Paco Rabanne
  • Santal = 
  • Sieste =
  • Si Jolie = Joy by Jean Patou/Ode by Guerlain
  • Soleil = Feraud de Louis Feraud
  • Sorenza = Rose Kashmirie by Rosine
  • Swing (for men) = Drakkar by Guy Laroche
  • Suivez-Moi = said to be similar to Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier 
  • Toujours Fidele =
  • Vetyver (for men) = Givenchy by Givenchy
  • Vrai = Ô de Lancome
  • Xmas E = Nuit de Noel by Caron
  • Zizanie =


  1. Si Jolie by Fragonard is quite similar to Joy by Patou and Ode, now discontinued, by Guerlain--so similar I use them interchangeably. Adore your site.

  2. The new one Reine De Coeurs resemble La vie est belle de Lancome...it seems to me...
    Very Nice blog!

  3. ...and diamant is like a mild mild Angel de Thierry Mugler...

    1. I don't notice this at all. I have a full bottle of both.

  4. How kind to list them.Rendez vous is White Linen as the sales assistant told me years ago.And Murmure rather more Cinnabar than Opium. Personally I experience Miranda like a Shalimar with a dry coconut accent. And when I tried Bellerives for the first time it felt like Passion by Annick Goutal and Eden by Cacharel. Well I now I also feel it is Kenzo.

  5. Rendezvous is magnificent - I am shocked to see it listed as a White Linen dupe though. I have 3 bottles of parfum and a 13.5 oz edt and it smells nothing at all like White Linen (which I absolutely detest) The perfumes it most resembles imo are Divine and Ysatis. I'd love to know about Oui Madame, I may end up having to take a risk to find out.

  6. Agreed that it is magnificent! Thank you for posting, I have an old bottle of Rendezvous that I'm trying to find a replacement for. Just took another trip to Fragonard - but it is no longer available:( Probably could have found that out before going all the way to France - LOL (Great blog thank you!!) I will check out white linen as well as the 2 you suggest Laura!


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