Originally Posted by Partario
If you're looking for citrus blossom with some citrus in it as well, I'd still recommend getting a tester vial of Xerjoff's Kobe. It can be spendy, but if you look around, you might be able to get a good deal on it. Especially if you go for the Shooting Stars sample set.
OK, Portario, thanks a lot! To tell you the truth Xerjoff had been Terra Incognita for me until recently when I tried Xerjoff's "1861" and was absolutely taken aback by the most natural citrus notes in it and overall excellence of this fragrance. It is from you that I heard about Kobe from the Shooting star collection and got immediately interested in it! So I am pretty sure that it is an absolute must try and subsequently have! If only it didn't cost the Earth! :-)- - - Updated - - -
Originally Posted by jasonx
I'm having a feeling that if you want a floral smell you should look more in the direction of orange blossom (the floral note on top of the amber in APOM) since citrus blossom (not that I have much experience with the note, only smell it in FdM EDC & FdC) doesn't smell floral to me. IMO orange blossom is the most male friendly out of all floral notes
Some orange blossom that you might interested in testing, they are quite green and true to the flower as well as have a slight classic eau de cologne smell to them
Castile - Penhaligon's
Fleur D'Oranger - Serge Lutens
Neroli - Czech & Speak
Thanks, Jasonx, I appreciated your suggestion very much as I am fond of classic genleman's eaux de cologne and really admire green notes in them (for example Concentree d'Orange Verte of Hermes and Castile of Pen's which I already have in my collection)!
As for orange blossom scents I had quite an opposite experience with them - almost all of them were marketed as feminine - SL's Fleur d'Oranger, Penhaligon's Orange Blossom, Joe Malone's Orange Blossom etc. Pen's Orange Blossom seems to be most suitable for men although it is often described as "sweetish" "messy" etc. SL's Fleur d'Oranger is quite promising but heaps of jasmine ans tuberose in it make me think that it is even more feminine than Fleurs de Citronnier. So I really feel I should investigate more in that direction and do some field testing of Fleur d'Oranger to see how it behaves :-)!
Czech and Speake's Neroli seems to be a fab frag although its longevity is questioned by most basenoters. Unfortunately it seems to be a rare guest in Russia :-)