Advice pls. Neroli Portofino is awesome, Eau D'Hadrien smells like cleaning supplies

    Advice pls. Neroli Portofino is awesome, Eau D'Hadrien smells like cleaning supplies

    post #1 of 6
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    Be gentle guys, I am a newbie.

    My nose is still getting educated.

    In my search for a distinctive citrus scent, I am comparing

    Hermes Orange Vert (EdT and Concentree)

    Jo Malone Orange Blossom

    Orange Sanguine

    Eau D'Hadrien EdT

    Floris Limes

    Floris Cefiro

    Trumper Eucris

    Neroli Portofino

    Man, that Eau Hadrien reminds me too much of a hospital: lots of lemon and strong fake chemicals.

    So many questions:

    1. Is Acqua di Parma less antiseptic?

    2. Are all lemons this way? (like coconut will remind me of suntan lotion no matter what...)

    3. Should I be exploring more of the neroli or bergamot blends? The TF Neroli is great but then settles into a more perfumy smell.

    The hunt continues....

    post #2 of 6
    Perhaps Neroli EDP by L'Occitane might work
    post #3 of 6
    I like neroli sauvage by creed but TF's NP is the only neroli scent I've smelled that has good longevity, if that's your thing
    post #4 of 6

    Prada's D'Oranger opens with a gutbuster Neroli but settles down. My old time fave is still Eau de Rochas. Lets get a little sentimental.

    post #5 of 6
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    Originally Posted by HappyguyView Post

    Be gentle guys, I am a newbie. My nose is still getting educated . . .

    So many questions:

    1. Is Acqua di Parma less antiseptic?

    2. Are all lemons this way? (like coconut will remind me of suntan lotion no matter what...)

    3. Should I be exploring more of the neroli or bergamot blends? The TF Neroli is great but then settles into a more perfumy smell.

    No worries, Happyguy. Some answers for your questions:

    1) Yes, I find Acqua di Parmas to be less antiseptic feeling. Worth a sniff, both the regular line and the "Blu Mediterraneo" line.

    2) No, I don't think all lemons are that way. But if they hit *you* that way it might simply be one of the things you just don't like. (In fragrance, that is.)

    3) Yes, based on what you're describing, neroli and bergamot would probably be more welcome. Warmer, not medicinal, etc.

    Two other to try (and not too expensive, though you might have to order online)

    a) Mugler Cologne -- A nice sharp green neroli, then clean-feeling musk.

    b) Comme des Garcons Vettiveru -- A really nice blend of some neroli, florals and vetiver.

    None of those notes and descriptions meant anything to me when I started out, I just knew I really liked those two when I smelled them. So let me say: If those Acqua di Parmas end up feeling a little old-fashioned to you, these two will give you interesting and more modern-feeling takes on a citrus cologne, without subjecting you to a hospital disinfecting. laugh.gif

    Good luck.

    post #6 of 6

    One of my all time favorites is Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza! Its like Neroli Portofino with some grapefruit and other added citrus notes. Excellent longevity! Very natural smelling i might add.

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    7/26/13 at 9:51am

    Happyguy said:



    Be gentle guys, I am a newbie.

    My nose is still getting educated.

    In my search for a distinctive citrus scent, I am comparing

    Hermes Orange Vert (EdT and Concentree)

    Jo Malone Orange Blossom

    Orange Sanguine

    Eau D'Hadrien EdT

    Floris Limes

    Floris Cefiro

    Trumper Eucris

    Neroli Portofino

    Man, that Eau Hadrien reminds me too much of a hospital: lots of lemon and strong fake chemicals.

    So many questions:

    1. Is Acqua di Parma less antiseptic?

    2. Are all lemons this way? (like coconut will remind me of suntan lotion no matter what...)

    3. Should I be exploring more of the neroli or bergamot blends? The TF Neroli is great but then settles into a more perfumy smell.

    The hunt continues....

    7/26/13 at 11:28pm

    hednic said:



    Perhaps Neroli EDP by L'Occitane might work

    7/26/13 at 11:44pm

    Preston H said:



    I like neroli sauvage by creed but TF's NP is the only neroli scent I've smelled that has good longevity, if that's your thing

    7/26/13 at 11:58pm

    Bal a Versailles said:



    Prada's D'Oranger opens with a gutbuster Neroli but settles down. My old time fave is still Eau de Rochas. Lets get a little sentimental.

    7/27/13 at 5:38am

    DaveStPaul said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by HappyguyView Post

    Be gentle guys, I am a newbie. My nose is still getting educated . . .

    So many questions:

    1. Is Acqua di Parma less antiseptic?

    2. Are all lemons this way? (like coconut will remind me of suntan lotion no matter what...)

    3. Should I be exploring more of the neroli or bergamot blends? The TF Neroli is great but then settles into a more perfumy smell.

    No worries, Happyguy. Some answers for your questions:

    1) Yes, I find Acqua di Parmas to be less antiseptic feeling. Worth a sniff, both the regular line and the "Blu Mediterraneo" line.

    2) No, I don't think all lemons are that way. But if they hit *you* that way it might simply be one of the things you just don't like. (In fragrance, that is.)

    3) Yes, based on what you're describing, neroli and bergamot would probably be more welcome. Warmer, not medicinal, etc.

    Two other to try (and not too expensive, though you might have to order online)

    a) Mugler Cologne -- A nice sharp green neroli, then clean-feeling musk.

    b) Comme des Garcons Vettiveru -- A really nice blend of some neroli, florals and vetiver.

    None of those notes and descriptions meant anything to me when I started out, I just knew I really liked those two when I smelled them. So let me say: If those Acqua di Parmas end up feeling a little old-fashioned to you, these two will give you interesting and more modern-feeling takes on a citrus cologne, without subjecting you to a hospital disinfecting. laugh.gif

    Good luck.

    7/29/13 at 4:44pm

    aphexacid said:



    One of my all time favorites is Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza! Its like Neroli Portofino with some grapefruit and other added citrus notes. Excellent longevity! Very natural smelling i might add.





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