Originally Posted by bokaba
How does LBM compare to traditional colognes like Eau du Coq, Farina, and Acqua di Parma? Luca Turin says it is one of the best extant eau de colognes--he also says Chanel Eau de Cologne is too--but I find it utterly sharp and synthetic-- a good starting point I suppose.
The fact that we both completyely disagree with Turin about Chanel Eau De Cologne (I find it way too synthetic and needing soft notes to flank the citronellol), I can say that I find it unlikely you'll find Lime Basil Mandarin bottle worthy. It's not an EDC-type. I went in with heavy expectations, as those 3 are some of my favorite notes. But I was dissapointed. Not that it's bad, it just wasn't what i was expecting.
I partially agree w/ Primrose about Guerlain Mandarine Basilic AA.
It's mandarin and basil notes are outstanding, sweet and synthetic mandarin, but i still love it.
My only beef is the peony/whiteflower drydown.
If Guerlain found a home on the masculine/unisex side for a huge dose of that same sweet/synthetic Mandarin note, perhaps with some tart lemon, bergamot, Myrtle/verbena, petitgrain, galbanum, patchouli, and none of the cotton candy featured in Guerlain Homme, they'd have a unisex/masculine hit...their equivalent of Hermes D'Orange Vert.
If you want great lime scents see Trumper and Truefitt.