Soivohle ( Liz Zorn)
Christian Dior's Eau Fraiche was a chypre introduced in 1953, created by the legendary Edmond Roudnitska. Eau Fraiche means "fresh water." It opens sparkling and citrussy with a lovely herbal oakmoss on top of vanilla.
Dior Eau Friache is a distinctive and wonderful scent with notes of mandarin, lemon, rosewood, vanilla and oakmoss. This is the older version, not the modern reformulation.
From Yesterday's Perfume - "Elegance letting her hair down: Eau Fraiche makes me think of Grace Kelly at the beach. In her bathing suit, she still managed to look more polished and chic than most women in evening gowns. Eau Fraiche is like that — a scent that was probably meant to be thrown on before heading out the door on a summer day, and splashed on throughout the day for refreshment, but it's still tailored and slightly formal. It still smells "perfumey." It's a perfume that has kicked off its shoes and wiggled its toes in the sand..."
From Basenotes - "Eau Fraiche, a somewhat ironic name, is another early example of the tendency. The momentum of animalic notes surpasses the delicacy of citric notes."
From Olfactoria's Travels - "Eau Fraiche is refreshing and uplifting, possessing a relaxed kind of stylishness. It would be a good choice on balmy days when you want something which will help get you going in the morning but still has a bit of class."