Fraaagola Saalaaata

Credit : Luckyscent.com

Fraaagola Saalaaata, a surprising mix of strawberries and… salt, is a playful, unexpectedly subversive scent, a composition with two sides, sweet and forceful. Elegant and humorous, the perfume is like no other that we know. Try as we might we can’t come up with anything like its unique mixture of pulpy, juicy, fruity innocence and strangely saline, at times almost earthy sensuality. Simple and enigmatic, sweet and fresh, summery and deep…This is haute cuisine, or rather haute parfumerie at its absolute best!

Fraaagola Saalaaata Notes
Strawberry, Salt

Fraagola Saalaaata

100ml Eau de Parfum by Hilde Soliani

€130,00

The wittiest strawberry cotton candy imaginable, with a great carnival-midway overall effect thanks to that dry salt note. More fragrances should make one laugh out loud, don’t you think?
By Angela  – Editor From Seattle On 6/13/2017
I LOVE this perfume – but not in a normal way. This is not a “classy” or “sophisticated” perfume….This is a scent for a person that likes to get a huff of fruit dust when making kool-aid from a packet…BUT I don’t want to sell it short – It is the perfect balance between synthetic + cool, natural berry juice – like real strawberry suspended in jello. It is decidedly & intentionally 2 dimensional, like the graphic art of Murakami – but not without complexity or interest. This IS basic, but it is not a one note. This IS NOT a slip dress made with beige ballet lace – This is a red metallic red coat. Very fun, Very wearable- One of the few perfumes that I would suggest for a pre-teen (If I wasn’t intent on ganking it for myself!)
By Bright Maroon  – Art Jeweler From Dover, De On 3/24/2017

 

unique and beautiful. Luscious, fresh, sweet strawberry with salt. At first a little candy like but within minutes becomes a more natural sweet strawberry scent. Love the added salt. Makes me think of a strawberry cocktail with salted rim. Yum!
By Dee  – IT From Texas On 1/30/2017
I bought this a couple of years ago and love it as I did then. I only use it for special days in the Summer and the scent stays true. Lovely strawberry scent toned down with salt. Salt Water Strawberry Taffy! I can almost taste it!
By Laurene  – Actress From Ammon On 9/30/2015
Everything others have said, very unique, special, beautiful and expensive (a little too $) but it is dear memories, a gelato stand on the top of the hill at the beach in Camogli, childhood memories, dolls, kisses, tarts… the most beautiful strawberry. Love but will hold on buying until I have the cash…love though!!
By ER  – From NYC On 2/23/2015
Its very nice and sweet. I would never pay 200 dollars for this. There just isnt enough wow factor for that. Its pleasant for those who love sweet fragrances.
By Nicole On 10/14/2014
Fraaagola saalaaata is genius. “Hmmm, light, sweet strawberry candy, ho hum, what a pity” I thought at first sniff. Suddenly, my mouth started to water as if I’d eaten something salty. I adore salt and often get teased “Would you like some dinner with your salt?” by my husband. A gentle, candy-like cloud followed me throughout the day, pleasant enough – but the salt! I thought it smelled like burning plastic, up close, but an inch away, I repeatedly got wafts of salt. Incredible! I will definitely try Hilde Soliani’s others, as I’ve already got and appreciate the classics – I want surprises!
By Maris  – Office From Boston On 10/9/2014
This is ambrosia, with whipped cream and all. It’s a beautiful summery fruit salad of mostly strawberries and cream. As it dries down, it becomes softer and sweeter. The underlying saltiness makes me think I am at Atlantic City walking the boardwalk and enjoying a strawberry salt water taffy. It’s a very happy perfume. I also detect just a hint of spice, closer to my skin. It has a good sillage, maybe 4 or 5 feet, with just a moderate spritz to the wrists. Not overwhelming, just very ambrosia.
By Noseylady  – Project Manager From Philadelphia
god i love this , i wont go into describing it cos you already kno what it smells like . one thing i wanna add : if ur smellin this from the vial sample then yes ur gettin the gist of it but the saltiness doesnt rly come thru as well. when i got my bottle and sprayed it i was a lil bit surprised cos the salt was muuuuuuch more noticeable which i think is awesome. so if ur kinda bummed that u dont rly get the salt when u apply your sample u dont have to worry cos its alot more apparent from the bottle vs the wand in the sample vial
By Dirtyboy  – Nakee Pizza Boy From Chicago On 4/4/2012
This frag makes me joyful, and whenever I wear this I get the inclination to frolic about. True to its notes, it is definitively strawberry with a touch of salt. No sugary drollness here. I have to agree that even though the idea of strawberries attracts a younger crowd, this scent will work well with all ages.
By Frogsnsnails  – Mother From Austin, TX On 2/11/2012
I just ordered a buch of samples and was surprised this was one of my favorites. It’s just a very pleasant, light strawberry scent, something that could be worn to work and wouldn’t offend anyone. Would love to buy a bottle but the price is ridiculous. Maybe if it goes on sale. Would give it 5 stars but I’m subtracting one because it’s so overpriced.
By Tina  – From N. California On 1/26/2012
It’s wonderful, beautiful, and a gift to smell this good! The opening notes of strawberry last and the dry down though much softer is perfect for getting closer to find the source of the lovely fruitiness.
By Anonymous  – Program Specialist From Washington, DC On 1/9/2012
Luckyscent did well describing this perfume. It is all those thing indeed. I can’t stop smelling my arm. It’s yummy, pulpy, and fun. I almost tend to smell raspberries though and not strawberries. Weird right? Or maybe it’s a combo of raspberries and strawberries? Either way, I know it’s only strawberries in the notes but on my skin it does smell that way. I can also smell the saltiness. Very cool fragrance!! Sweet but not simple fruity sweetness.
By Sarah  – From Puerto Rico On 10/12/2011

Unlike aything I have ever smelled. I’m looking for a signatire scent and this may be it. It’s like candy–love it! I’m 40…not a teen, and this is just f-u-n! Definitely a stand-out. Too bad there’s only one option…the $200 bottle. It would take me FOREVER to use that much.
By Anonymous  – Homemaker From Wesley Chapel On 10/1/2011
Unlike aything I have ever smelled. I’m looking for a signatire scent and this may be it. It’s like candy–love it! I’m 40…not a teen, and this is just f-u-n! Definitely a stand-out.
By Anonymous  – Homemaker From Wesley Chapel On 10/1/2011

This smells exactly like strawberry saltwater taffy, and nothing else…no high minded “salted strawberry”, etc. It’s very, very good at what it does though!
By Anonymous  – ,,, From ,,, On 10/25/2010

For someone who ‘hates’ froooty, it beats me how I ended up with a full bottle! This is quite a stunning frag, a genius balance of notes around strawberry that seems to capture the unique perfume-y fragrance of the fruit in a balance that is not foody
By Winn  – Farmer From Australia On 2/20/2010

This smells exactly like a Strawberry Italian Soda. Strawberry syrup and seltzer. I can almost feel the bubbles tickling my nose.
By Laura  – From Saskatchewan On 8/1/2009

I have applied it thrice via my sample and I obtain the same memory immediately: play dough or plasticine from childhood. Different: I love smelling it on me. I haven’t had any reactions from others yet, but again, my sample is my treasure so I am being cautious with use.
By Milana  – Linguist From Scottsdale, AZ On 8/1/2009

Libellula – thank you so much for the translation. I am happy to know the name actually means “salted strawberries” (as opposed to the incorrect ‘strawberry salad’, which isn’t as fitting at all.) After ‘living’ with this perfume for a while (I like it so much I’ve ordered samples twice!) I find that I actually can smell the salt. This is a wonderful fragrance; if you’re looking for something different, this is it. It probably is best worn during summertime, though.
By Laura  – From Pasadena, CA On 7/29/2009

I haven’t tried this one yet (so I will give it a 5 for the name), but I did want to clarify that fragola salata means “salted strawberry”, whereas “insalata di fragole” would be the correct wording for strawberry salad. Thank you, Hilde, for such clever Italian names. Fammi sognare ancora, bellezza! Un bacio-ciao!
By Libellula  – Dragonfly Chaser From Rosemead On 7/16/2009

Well, you definitely smell the strawberries and I think (!) you can smell the salt but it *seems* there is the presence of at least two ingredients: maybe musk and perhaps (?) a teensy bit of vanilla? My hubby couldn’t detect the salt but he definitely identified the sweet strawberries. Perhaps my eagerness or willingness to smell the salt produced its presence in my imagination, but I feel this recipe could use a little more! As it [currently] is, this fragrance seems a shortcake-sweet homage to strawberries – not that there’s anything wrong with that – certainly no – it’s pleasant enough, I just was really looking forward to the uniqueness of the combination of strawberries and salt. The combo is a fantastic idea. The juice’s name translated from Italian means Strawberry Salad. I really do wish there was more of a fleur-de-sel or sea salt-ish scent to balance out the sweetness of the berries and make this a really different and interesting fragrance, but salt, I would imagine, is a tough one to give a ‘face’ to. We know what it tastes like so what, pray tell, does salt *smell* like?! In my estimation, if you smell your wrists a couple of hours after being outdoors, in the exact spot where you applied your perfume that morning, you might have a close approximation of what salt on the skin could smell like. Sort of like the scent of ions. Salt is definitely a tough one to breathe life into but Hilde Soliani has offered us a fine, lovely approximation in her Fraaagola Saalaaata. I just wish it had more of that wonderful ‘sweet fruit meets unexpected saltiness’ delight to it. : )