I find I love the scent of SL Fleurs d'oranger, however, it doesn't seem to have staying power. Does anyone know of a scent with the natural orange blossom frangrance that lasts longer?
The problem is that citrus is a top note -- it won't last in any fragrance. You might take a look at Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino which smashes together orange blossom with neroli, bitter orange, lemon etc. over an amber base. It still has poor longevity, but for a citrus, it's one of the more durable ones.
This might be not the orange blossom tone you`re looking for, but in Narcisse Noir parfum or vintage NN it lasts and lasts. It`s combined there with some quite heavy oriental-notes (that smell a bit like nag champa sticks) so it`s a different story though; at least to the SL or the TF. But I detect orange blossom there at least to the middle stage, which means for hours. If applied lightly this goes quite well on a man. Please excuse me guys if this doesn`t fit to what`s been mentioned until now. Just liked to throw in an old controversial classic. :-)
Sadly, Amouage Homage is now a long lasting orange blossom. Great as an orange blossom, but only as that. And I second Eule's idea of the Carons. Actually, the current stuff may even be better for the purpose of orange blossom, because the current perfumer loves it and has removed the old complex bases. So Narcisse Noir, in its current form, is a clean orange blossom without the nag champa base.
Hi danieq ! I own the HermÃ¨s which I use a lot & the vintage Narcisse I use from time to time. I think the very most People would call the latter a feminine perfume; the former unisex. In the HermÃ¨s, which is dry & a little austere I personally detect more masculine elements. This is the reason why I like it very much when my girl wears it. And she likes it, when I wear the Narcisse (e.g. on a heavy leather jacket). This scent has a heady, slightly indolic quality. We both detect something bizarre & "poisonous" in this perfume, think flowers like a "Datura". As you can see, I don`t give too much about gender. But if you mean something deep and unconventional & without any "clichÃ©e" - both scents definitely are.
((Hi cacio !! Thanks for your satement about NN. I`m nag champa kind of guy and luckily have stocked up. The new NN is something totally different, but nice in it`s own way, I find.))
I've been on the hunt as well. I've tried the following:
All have their pros & cons, but none offer a lasting orange scent.
As someone else said, it's just the nature of orange to fade fast
Of the above, my faves
Atelier Orange Sanguine
The most feminine scent would be the Mandarin. Try Jo Malone's Orange Blossom - more of a honeysuckle scent than orange, but it's female friendly