I love this smell, it's one of the most delicious things I know. Sadly, it fades extremely quickly for me, so I'm not sure if I can justify getting it myself.
Neroli by Czech & Speake, 1981
Rated #298 in Fragrances
I'm getting fonder and fonder of this. It's fantastic for hot climes, to beat the oppressive humidity that stops you getting going in the morning, and for a quick spritz during the day. Despite its fresh, citrusy bitterness, it doesn't fall into classic barbershop territory. The floral note is too pronounced and etherial for that and it packs real depth and a touch of dirtyness, which come from the cumin and animalic notes. Linear and not a long laster, but a great performer when you want something floral but still very masculine.
A good bitter orange eau de cologne; it starts with a strong taste of orange flowers, and it remains on your skin for one or two hours, but vanishing rather soon; it's a good summer fragrance, anyway.
The king of Neroli, and possibly the most underrated scent on the market. Forget Hermes Eau d'Orange Vert (if fades after 11 seconds anyway), and Tom Ford's Neroli (this is half the price, and it's still not cheap.) Although I take the point about the ying-yang dry-down. 1 All taste is personal. 2. Smell is probably the most subjective of all five senses. 3. Try before you buy. (On paper first, then skin.)
Intensely orange and floral opening which softens from the bitter ends of citrus notes to a brighter, fruity orange quality upon dry down. There is a questionable and intriguing rose and oak scent beneath the citrus that keeps this interesting throughout a very long wear - lasts 8+ hours on skin. Quite nice and truly "unisex" fragrance.
Blossom and zest, indoles and sweat, a dab of the usual C&S civet, and a musky ylang-ylang drydown. A little soapy for me, but nonetheless a decent exploration of what neroli has to offer.
Neroli and Orange flower that is simple but really nice. It reminds me of the soaps and fragrances you have in your room in a expensive hotel. Worn in the Spring when it takes to the air and surrounds you not long after you have applied it is enchanting.
Bitter fresh herbal neroli. Not sweet. Think as English version of opening notes of Guerlain Vetiver. Do not expect longevity of powerhouse. This bitter note gives somewhat repulsive, human-hating impression to me. Maybe what would Estella of Great Expectations would wear.
One of those fragrances that does exactly what it says on the bottle. The opening is a bit overwhelming and a blast of orange flowers and neroli. Settles down after a bit and stays pretty linear in its course and slowly fades away. Longevity is great as it lasts 10+ hours on me and is one of the better ones from C&S.
This is a marvelous, natural, and extremely floral neroli spruced up by indoles and the exotic ylang. The opening boasts of pure orange with woody neroli. The heart is composed of a natural indolic orange blossom that mimics evening jasmine. Finally, the short-lived ylang accord appears and disappears. Wonderful, natural, and pricey. EDIT: There is a synthetic off note that appears on heavy application that is somewhat rubbery/metallic. Still very good and one of the best pure nerolis available. No one is perfect not even Czech & Speake alas.
Neroli by Czech & Speake, 1981
By: Czech & Speake
|Top Notes||Neroli, Orange|
|Middle Notes||Orange Flower Absolute|
|Base Notes||Ylang Ylang|
|By||Czech & Speake|
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