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Fleurs de Citronnier
by Serge Lutens

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Fleurs de Citronnier information

GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 151 votes)

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HouseSerge Lutens
PerfumerChristopher Sheldrake
Parent CompanyShiseido

About Fleurs de Citronnier

Fleurs de Citronnier is a shared / unisex perfume by Serge Lutens. The fragrance was created by perfumer Christopher Sheldrake

Fleurs de Citronnier fragrance notes

Reviews of Fleurs de Citronnier

Beautiful Fleurs des Citronnier, possibly the most underrated sleeper in Serge Lutens line. I fell in love with it about a decade ago and used it faithfully (it almost became my signature scent, almost supplanting Noir Epices, Amouage Interlude, Habit Rouge even)... then after a messy break up and sadness and anger I dropped it as one does with fragrances.

Fast track to this evening, tired after a long day of work at the computer, writing, editing and editing...
I am rejuvenated, renovated enough now and getting my groove back.. and have started revisiting the things that spark laughter and joy inside me.

So, a few sure sprays of this ever-surprising "Flowers of Lemon" on skin and cotton shirt, unbuttoned at the top:

Fleurs des Citronnier with its deceptive top notes of citrus and white florals quickly dive into a sturdy grove of ebony trees that reminds me just why I used to, and will continue to, love it. It's a quintessentially modern and unexpected take on a gentleman's fragrance. Is it old school?
Old-school citrus and bright flowers?
Only partly..
It's one of the most disarmingly sunshine-y, and sexy fragrances a man should have the right to wear.

The honey and the tuberose make sure it doesn't fade into over-politeness and the definite, deft dose of white and other musks keep the sexuality ever-present to any innocent bystanders who unsuspectingly venture too close.
It's a Christopher Sheldrake / Serge Lutens after all.
An exercise in loosening the top three buttons on your linen shirt and allowing the real you to glow and glow for a wonderfully long time.
It lasts a joyful 6 to 9 hours and yet it doesn't blare or blast its presence.

I'll say it again: it's sexy. You've been warned.

If you're a fragrance lover, it's great for by yourself:
reading or working at home,
For normals, eminently suitable for a date, dinner party, film festival, pick-me-up after a bad work week. almost anything... Medium amounts of spritzes and make sure you've got deserving company.
It's really too good to share with people who only know how to love whatever synthetic sandalwood is selling like hotcakes at Sephora.

Rare enough to make it your signature scent.

<© Mark Chan 2018>
01st June, 2018
A beautful and restrained mix of white florals, sweet and feminine.

The heady beauty of tuberose, neroli and lemon blossom swirl about, defining spring morning, and are ably supported by musk in the dry down. There is a dry note that keeps the sweetness from becoming cloying.

Others here have noted how different this is from the usual Lutens composition combo of fruits, florals and oriental notes. It is very refreshing. It could certainly be worn by a man, but probably not in a public setting.

Along with Lutens' Fleurs d'Oranger, created a decade earlier, the pair make a welcome addition to the genre of subtle white florals. Both are extremely well done.
16th May, 2016
Open Fleurs de Citronnier and crisp neroli with white flowers ride out of the bottle on dry, powdery woods. This brisk and refreshing accord is a pleasant surprise coming from a house known for lush, sweet, heavy orientals. The citrus and woods accord here actually borders on astringent - it's that snappy!

Some of the expected Sheldrake-Lutens sweetness creeps in as the scent develops, and the fleshy, indolic aspect of lemon blossom follows close behind. The two add a layer of warmth and complexity to what might otherwise have been a rather hollow composition. None of the heavier notes are overdone, so the overall effect remains extremely bright and buoyant. The base, built on a light, sweet vanilla and clean, powdery white musk, stays close to the skin once the drydown begins.

If many of the Serge Lutens fragrances are sweet, thick cordials, Fleurs de Citronnier is a champagne cocktail: effervescent, a bit tart, and unlikely to ruin anybody's appetite.
14th June, 2014
Fleurs de Citronnier welcomes you with a vibrant, straight-in-your-face note of lemon blossoms (fleurs de citronnier). It's very intensive, citric giving you the feeling of real citrus fruits with rinds blended into this Serge Lutens composition. Note that there are officialy no lemon, orange or grapefruit notes listed. While intensive, this phase is also cool and sheer, it's plesant, absolutely inoffensive. Then the lemon blossom opening become less loud when musky tones appear. In this place the fragrance get's more sensual and "sits" comfortably on ones skin. After some time a neroli note get's the serenade, while musk and lemon blosson play some violin in the background. The fragrance here becomes more citric again, but the feeling is different than the one initially given by an orange blossom. Neroli makes it more flowery, but still reserved and elegant. As the jasmine notes appear Fleurs de Citronnier creates an exclusive smelling soapy vibe. It smells very clean, fresh and invigorating. It creates the aroma that imitates the feeling after a shower. At some point Fleurs de Citronnier reminded me a lot about Le Labo Iris 39. Both fragrances share that interesting aroma of fresh laundry hanging on a string in the open air. Petit grain probably creates this fun vibe. The soapy feeling is far different from the one we get from Prada Infusions, d'Iris and d'Homme as Serge Lutens creation doesn't have the powdery vibe created by iris. But different doesn't wean it's worse. It's definitely not worse. In some aspects it's even better. Hours after application Fleurs de Citronnier settles into a gorgeous smelling skin scent. You can detect musky notes and there's still some neroli left, and a warming hint of honey-waxy notes is tingling quietly.
As for the citrusy-floral fragrance (I think citrus-floral is an appropriate category for Fleurs de Citronnier) it has an excellent lasting power. The perfume stayed on my skin for 6 hours - that's the time I could easily smell it, I still can sense it when I put my wrist up to my nose. Sure it could last an extra hour or two, but hey, 6 hours is a great time to enjoy the scent. Serge Lutens Fleurs de Citronnier also has a great, very appropriate sillage that becomes smaller as it evolves on your skin. I didn't have much luck smelling Serge Lutens fragrances until now - Fleurs de Citronnier is a gorgeous scent that really understands the wearers skin. Not only it smells divine, but it does smell like made of top quality ingredients. If you ask me - this fragrance is a great choice if you're looking for joyful summer skinscent. It made my smile all day!
11th June, 2012
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United Kingdom
How odd -- I don't find FdC at all feminine. Completely the opposite in fact -- it reminds me of the quintessential 'gentlemens cologne'. Dry as a bone, orange blossom and honeyed vetiver done barbershop style. Not what I was expecting at all. 'After you, old boy'. Love it.
08th May, 2012
Crispy orange jessamine at first, then a fluffy powdery lemon dry down. Nice if you like blossomy citrus fragrances with out any spice. Definitely not my scene.
05th October, 2011

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