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Monday, February 2, 2015

Grain de Sable by Nicky Verfaillie c1977

Grain de Sable by Parfums Nicky Verfaillie (Monique "Nicky" Verfaillie): launched in 1977. Created by  Henri Sorsana.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a fresh floral green floral fragrance for women. It starts with a very fresh, cool watery and transparent top, followed by a fruity floral heart of sweet melon alongside papaya, jasmine and rose, resting on a mossy, green floral base.
  • Top notes: sweet melon accord, calone, citrus oils, basil, peach, melon
  • Middle notes: ylang ylang, hyacinth, papaya, jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, lily, carnation
  • Base notes: vetiver, oakmoss, patchouli, musk, sandalwood

A verbatim translation of "Grain de Sable" is "grain of sand."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.


  • Grain de Folie 1981 Oriental Discontinued, date unknown.
  • Grain de Passion 1985 Chypre Discontinued, date unknown.
  • Grain d'Amour?

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