Sorry I got a bit derailed there ... BUT ... THANX very much guys (& gals !) , I do very much appreciate all ur suggestions.
Ok, here goes "multi-quote" on a grand scale ....
Originally Posted by Orobas
...[snip]... Pacifica's Sandalwood
is primarily an orange/tangerine/mandarin orgy. ...[snip]
but I must admit I, like (30 Roses
), also get mostly only verbena from Pacifica's, which unfortunately I'm really not too fond of.
It's far too 'lemony' for me - But it's rather a pity tho' as I'd have enjoyed a sandalwood dry-down to a tangerine top. I think they are very complimentary notes.
Originally Posted by 30 Roses
Well, despite what you wrote about mandarine and tangerine, I still recommend IL PROFUMO Mandarine
I've actually not yet given Il Profumo's M' ~ But you have convinced me to give it a chance, despite the name. And I will take ur word that it's sufficiently more 'tang-y' than 'mand-y'
It sounds like what I'm looking for, so .... ~ Thanx !
Originally Posted by hednic L'Artisan Parfumeur Mandarine
IMO is tangerine-y.
Yeah, sort-of-ish, but still not quite. This one is actually the perfect example of what I mean - to my nose it is more mandarin than true tangerine. ~ Altho' style-wise, and if it didn't suffer so in the longevity department, it would be close to what I'm looking for.
Originally Posted by frug Lacoste Essential
has a pronounced tangerine ...[snip]
Aaargh no no no ! I'm afraid that I absolutely detest tomato-leaf with a passion & unfortunately it's all I smell when it's in a frag, overriding everything in it's vicinity. It's my top pet-hate note. ~ So thanx, but NO thanx, not for me
... But appreciate the suggestion nevertheless !
Originally Posted by Kron Creed Jardin d'Amalfi
has an excellent tangerine note.
I've actually tried this one but for some reason it just didn't do it for me, kinda bored me even. Plus it too soon gets overtaken by far too much synthetic white musk for my liking. ... Actually I'm not much of a fan of Creed frags in general - (Tho' Angelique Encens is excellent. & Virgin Island Water is pretty kewl too - But that's about it.)
Originally Posted by Duke Hunt
The opening of Xerjoff Kobe
Ah yes it certainly does have a very nice & juicy start & indeed nicely 'photorealistic". However, even if it was exactly what I was looking for, (which it's not exactly) I very much doubt I'd be able to afford it anytime soon.
Originally Posted by El_Guapo M7
fresh smells tangerine like in the opening ...[snip]
Nope sorry, just not enough of a tangerine for me. And doesn't stick around for long enough. Plus it gets swallowed up by all the other notes mostly. ~ (Tho' I totally adore M7 proper - It's definitely 1 of my top-10-of-all-time frags. So I have enough M7 already.)
Originally Posted by BrianH1016
...[snip]... but Sean John's I Am King
opens with a nice tangerine note ...[snip]
Now this I must admit I've not even as much as glanced at. "Celebuscents" really tend to rile me in general. (And I'd much rather not line their pockets any further too
... But now you have got me curious, so I'll try seek out a sample and see if it will surprise me (??) ~ (Thanx)
Originally Posted by fragranceman88
If I remember correct Guerlains Pampelune
has a very nice tangerine scent to it
I've not actually given this a sniff yet, but I'm imagining that even if it did have a T' note, would it not be totally drown-out by the grapefruit ? (Which is also unfortunately not really a note (or a fruit) that I enjoy much. (Some grapefruit notes also tend to get too "urinous" to my nose, which makes it even worse. ~ Still I will give it a sniff next time I happen past a bottle, just to curb my curiosity now.)
Originally Posted by Roper-Hall
...[snip]... but Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic
from Guerlain has a glorious mandarin orange opening with a nice green edge.
Tho' I've kept away from this one cause of the 'mandarine' in the title. I think maybe I should give it a try anyway. Otherwise from the other notes etc. it does sounds like what I'm looking for. Here's hoping the mandarin leans strongly tangerine-y.
Originally Posted by mikeperez23
I 'get' tangerine (not orange) from Blu Mediterraneo Capri Orange / Arancia
by Acqua di Parma
- now, if this is indeed so, this one sounds like a very good suggestion. And it's one I'd never even think to try with the advertised "orange" in the title. I will certainly try hunt down a sample. ~ (Cheers !)
Originally Posted by silentrich
To my nose tangerine smells like a less citric sweeter orange. Mandarina Duck Pure Black
has a great tangerine note or accord.
Actually I think it's the other way around. (At least to my nose anyway) It can be either 'greener' and less sweet or lean sweeter, but I find T's much more acidulous and 'tangy' than orange. - However I will give Mandarina Duck a sniff and see anyway. (Tho' she too sports "mandarin" in her name, so it might be just that .... ).
Originally Posted by RoyalJester
Try Bond No 9's Little Italy
, i get quite some citrus in that.
Most Bond No.9's I've found far too pricy for their actual worth. Although from the notes listed, & even tho' it lists clementines,mandarins, & grapefruits as well, it's supposed to have the tangerine in the heart. So maybe it will lean sufficiently tangerine-y for me (??) ~ I'll take ur suggestion & give it a chance tho', so many thanx !
AND one more extra thank-u to 30 Roses
- as I'm thinking she might have hit the nail on the head, so to speak, with the 'Il Profumo' one. I have the greatest hope for that one so far. (*fingers-crossed*) And apologies for the late replies !!
~ (Life swallowed me up there for a bit.)[/B] - - - Updated - - -
Ah 30 Roses I see from your review that you too think that 'Little Italy' is more Tangerine than Orange. Perhaps I should hunt down a sample after all. Even with my Bond No.9 reservations. (Altho' I think I might just resent it if it does land up being what I'm looking for. As I'd really much rather not help towards Ms.Rhame's next diamond if I can help it.