(Shelburne Falls, Ma, USA)
I have tried to find these, but don't know the name. When I was a kid in the early 70's, my grandmother had some candies given to her by my Uncle who was living in France. I don't know exactly when he gave these to her, but I think she had them a while.
We never knew the name, but as kids we called them "perfume candies" as this is exactly how they smelled. They were essentially small round balls of glycerine/sugar with a perfumey liquid inside, they were colored with pastel colors as I recall. Any idea what I am talking about, what they are called, and if I can get them somewhere?
What you are describing sounds like honey drops which are frequently made with lavender honey which would explain the perfume taste. These are small hard candies with a liquid honey center. They are sold here in France with the name boules de miel au lavande or boules fourrees au miel de lavande .
I notice that Amazon sells them but are apparently out that moment. Frenchy Bee, a mail order site for French products, also appears to carry them.
Do you think these are the candy?