As the name may let you assume, Orange Sanguine opens with a zesty, fairly realistic, yet overall quite mild and mannered accord of orange-citrus notes framed within a sort of salty-soapy structure comprising, I guess, some light cedar, some musk and a nicely executed subtle floral-spicy accord, which sort of enhances the tangier-edgier side of the top citrus-orange accord. Sadly though, I soon get an unpleasant whiff of artificiality and syntheticness, which once past the (quite short-lived) top notes, which are (were...) the only bare hint of “realisticness” here, make Orange Sanguine smell basically as a rather dull sort of clean, aseptic, laundry-like citrus-musky-spicy blend. Quite designer-oriented too, as we aren’t really far from some Kenzo or Calvin Klein scents – or also, some Ferragamo citrus colognes like Tuscan Soul. Actually now that I think of it, Orange Sanguine is indeed quite similar to that, also quality-wise – and that tells it all, since the Ferragamo costs a fraction of this. And that’s not a steal, it’s just the right price for something like this. The same cheap, flat, extremely generic fresh & clean blend, just with some more orange tones here. The openining promisingly recalled some of the nicest, crispest Hermès colognes, such as the Pamplemousse Rose cologne, but sadly the mediocre quality soon brings Orange Sanguine down to a whole different – and abudantly worse – evolution and conclusion. All considered it’s still moderately pleasant and not abysmal, but absurdly overpriced for the quality.
I'll start off by saying that if you like the smell of oranges or citrus in general then buy this ASAP for the summer. The blood orange note is dead on accurate and it smells like you just walking into a citrus factory where they're making fresh OJ. This isn't like Hermes Orange Verte which is more of a citrus grove or orange tree. I don't get all the notes in OS, but there are a few that stand out besides the blood orange during the dry down. Jasmine = no, Geranium = yes, Black Pepper = very slightly yes, Tonka Bean = yes, Sandlewood = no, and Cedar= yes. One of the best citrus openings in the game and overall one of the best summer fragrances you can own.
Can't really add anything to what the others have said, so I'll just agree that this is hands down THEE most realistic and juiciest orange scent ever! As it's already been stated, "instant sunshine in a bottle"...couldn't have said it better myself. Simply superb.
Not to mention longevity is terrific on me...3 sprays and I'm set! Easily smelling it the entire work day. Which is an amazing accomplishment for a citrus based scent to not only smell so natural....but to do so while outlasting all the other orange dominated frags I've had over the years. If you love the smell of orange....nice natural ripe orange with a touch of the rind. Then do yourself a favor and give this one a try, I highly doubt you'll regret it. Huge thumbs up!:)
Orange Sanguine is a burst of pure orange. Delicious, refreshing and uplifting. It smells just like my orange tree when the flowers bloom. Very realistic. I can smell some jasmine and amber, but the orange dominates this fragrance overall. Great fragrance for hot summer days.
If you love the smell of freshly squeezed REAL orange juice, this is for you.
If you love blood oranges, this is for you (It's in the opening).
If you tried pretty much all orange based fragrances (designers and niches) but still didn't find one that truly fulfills your orange-head cravings, then this is for you.
If you want to smell like you literally poured some Tropicana on your skin, then this is for you.
This is exactly what i'm looking for in an orange fragrance: I don't want the woods, i don't want the amber, i don't want the tonka, i don't want the green background, i don't want the fig, i don't want the bergamot, i just want to be surrounded with a smell bubble of pure natural oranges on a hot summer day. Period.
Now onto the scent:
The opening is one of the most fascinating openings i have smelled in any fragrance: A natural refreshing assault of mouthwatering blood orange pulp. So realistic, so real, so engaging and most importantly so uplifting and refreshing.
The pulp smell fades after a while and you're left with the smell of the leftovers peels of that same orange. It doesn't smell acidic or dry, but it manages to keep the smell of the juicy pulp in the background as time goes by.
I don't detect the flowers. i think they're there but very very faintly in order to keep providing the scent with that aromatic appeal.
Longevity is so persistent on my skin, it lasts around 8 hours with a subtle average projection that will keep reminding you it's there every time your body heats up.
Linear, but mouthwatering and gorgeous.
The search is over.