Bigarade Concentrée
    by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle




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    Bigarade Concentrée Fragrance notes

    Bigarade essence, Hesperidic notes, Rose, Hay, Cedarwood

    Bigarade Concentrée information

    Bigarade Concentrée is a unisex fragrance by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle.

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    Longwei's avatar

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    OFFICE TEST:
    Female 1: 2.5/5, Impression: Tropical, fresh, holiday feeling
    Female 2: 2/5, Impression: refreshing orange, but too sweet
    Female 3: 4/5, Impression: very nice, summery smell
    Male 1: 4/5, Impression: reminds me of the old CK, bit too citrusy though
    Male 2: 3.5/5, Impression: smells OK for a woman’s perfume
    Male 3: 5/5, Impression: a very fruity zesty smell

    Projection: average
    Longevity: Reportedly average. Has a life span of an ordinary non-niche frag.

    My opinion:

    Starts with an extremely visceral and evocative bitter orange – you can almost see and touch it. For those who love oranges this must be a delicious sensation. Luckily for me, very soon an additional note, I can’t really identify emerges, and it’s steers the fragrance away from the straight-forward, edible character.
    It’s definitely orange for as long as it lasts, it gets slightly more abstract and a lot more sophisticated in less than an hour.
    Fresh, pleasant and clean, but still pretty original.
    I’m sure anybody could wear it anywhere without a problem. I’d be really surprised with strong negative opinions. It just can’t possibly be offensive to most people, unless they hate oranges for some reason.

    Would I wear it? Sure, why not, especially on a hot day. Would I buy the entire bottle? No.

    13 June, 2014

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    I have to agree with the reviews that mention a sharp BO smell thanks to the cumin note. Too bad since this scent had great potential as a sparkling bitter citrus.

    05 May, 2013

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    Orange peel!

    23 September, 2012

    Oh_Hedgehog's avatar

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    Bitter orange, cardamom, cumin and cedar in quick succession. The orange is a big, beautiful wedge rather than the razor-thin lemon of an eau de cologne like Chanel's; the cumin provides a welcome swarthiness in the same way it does in Ellena's earlier Déclaration for Cartier. It's a brilliant little arrangement that shamefully fades to beige in under an hour. Curse you, Ellena.

    29 June, 2012

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    A 'toned-down' version of Cartier's Declaration, with more bitter citrus, less cumin and a well-blended rose note to add a bit of body (an exercise Ellena later repeated to greater effect with Voyage d'Hermes parfum). Declaration is my drug of choice in this vein, but if you find that earlier work too rich for your blood, do give BC a shot.

    02 May, 2012

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    Jean Claude Ellena is obviously master of the orange citrus scents. But this one just smells like overpowering body odor, even worse than Terre d'Hermes Pure Parfum (which is already too much like BO to me). I realize Luca Turin loves this stuff, but I think it's rank.

    08 November, 2011

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