Grandiflora Magnolia Grandiflora Sandrine EDP Perfume Review

Magnolia Grandiflora Sandrine

Grandiflora is a floral boutique in Australia. This year the boutique launched two different interpretations of magnolia-inspired perfumes, Michel and Sandrine.

Grandiflora Sandrine opens with sulfuric grapefruit with spicy pepper. To my surprise this one is all about the citrus – bright, spicy citrus. The heart is like a really luxurious laundry detergent – musk and clean florals. It goes through a stage that reminds me of gunpowder tea (smoky green tea). The dry-down is a stunning slightly-fruity musk that melds perfectly to my skin.

If I had “blind sniffed” this, I would have thought of it as a clean grapefruit tea. I would have never picked up on any magnolia references. Overall, this is a good “clean” citrus tea. Honestly, I would have thought it was a new perfume in By Kilian’s Asian Tales Collection (and it would have been the best one in that collection).

Aida Overton Walker

Notes listed include lemon, grapefruit, white pepper, fresh garden accords, dry wood accords, marine-aquatic accords and musk accords. Launched 2014. PERFUMER – Sandrine Videault

Give Grandiflora Sandrine a try if you like citrus florals. Or perfumes like Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis, Antica Farmacista Grapefruit, Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune, By Kilian Water Calligraphy and/or Tommy Hilifiger Tommy Girl. Because of the citrus and the freshness, I think this one would be a good perfume for spring/summer wear.

Projection and longevity are average (which is rather good for a citrus-heavy perfume).

The 3.4 oz retails for $185 at Luckyscent and Indigo. Samples are also available for purchase.

Victoria’s Final EauPINION A clean grapefruit tea. If you are looking for a magnolia perfume, I don’t recommend this. If you are looking for a grapefruit perfume, I recommend this. It’s a really good citrus.

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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for the review. My opinions are my own. Product pic from Fragrantica. Aida Overton Walker from

2 thoughts on “Grandiflora Magnolia Grandiflora Sandrine EDP Perfume Review

  1. Hi there Victoria,
    Thanks for the link-Love.
    Now that you mention it I need to go back and retry. Grapefruit tea doesn’t sound much like my experience but I think sometimes note lists, expectations and others stories can have a determining effect on what we smell. I am quite excited to see if given your new input I can follow your journey.
    Portia xx

    1. It’s a really pretty fragrance, but grapefruit was so amp’d on me. But, in all fairness magnolias do have that citrus thing going on. It’s one I’m going to revisit too.

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