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    Default Tell me about oranges

    What is your all time favorite orange-based man's fragrance?

    And why?

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    My favourite is Neroli by Czech & Speake: It is formulated from oil of the flowers of the orange tree. I like the bitter orange accord. Napoleon was even purported to have worn a similar formula.

    I learnt that Castile from the Penhaligon's range is similar, but I can't comment as I'm yet to sample.

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    L'anarchiste by Caron: The beauty of the mystery of Metallic oranges.

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    Hermes D'Orange Verte Concentree ... I just wish it lasted longer. The perfect orange scent IMHO.

    Every other orange scent I've tried smell synthetic to me.

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    Bigarade Concentrée is my favourite orange. The start is just perfect, with bitter and zesty orange topnotes, with just a little sweetness. Very unique indeed. Drydown is a bit enigmatic, I don't know if it's just my perception or is the actual scent different from time to time. Sometimes the cardamom note takes over, that can be a bit off putting. But when this unfortunate event doesn't happen, you can smell pepper and just a little hint of rose and hay, it's spicy and warm but not too heavy.

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    Van Gils Classic has dirty, filthy, a bit tainted oranges. I like it.

    (Orange is actually named to be one of the basenotes, so it isn`t just my imagination)

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    Default Re: Tell me about oranges

    Diptyque Eau D'Elide is a unique combination of bitter orange and lavender. Anyone who has not tried this is missing out on one of the best fragrances out there!

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    Default Re: Tell me about oranges

    For just straight orange, Happy for Men. Otherwise, Knize Ten (I get a persistent mandarin note out of it.)
    In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava

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    Gotta put in my favorite, Creed's Orange spice. When it's fresh, it is a great combo of a very "wet" orange and warm spices. When it goes a bit "off", it gets a little soapy smelling, but still lots of orange, I like it both ways! I also love bitter orange from Agraria, and it's very reasonably priced too! Both of these last much longer than the Hermes (which I love), it didn't even last 15 minutes on me, very disappointing!


    Isaac

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicomte de K
    For just straight orange, Happy for Men.
    I totally concur. The shower gel is out of this world, as well. And, the stuff really does make you happy! I think they must infuse it with SSRI's or something.

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    My fav orange that just toppped the list is Agraria's Bitter Orange. I haven't tried the cologne yet (am very curioous), but the air diffuser and potpouri are absolutely heavenly. [smiley=engel017.gif]

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    another vote for frederic malle bigarade concentree bitter orange and then some and again imo the creed orange spice is often overlooked and underated

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    Well, you gotta wait a little to get it, but the drydown of the new Moschino Friends smells like orange, and it's beautiful

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    My favorite orange scent is Trumper's Portugal.

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    Eau d'Orange Vert, Hermes.
    It smells great, but doesn't last very long...

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    Default Re: Tell me about oranges

    Quote Originally Posted by Octothorpe
    [quote author=Vicomte de K link=1138781874/0#6 date=1138803644]For just straight orange, Happy for Men.
    I totally concur. *The shower gel is out of this world, as well. *And, the stuff really does make you happy! *I think they must infuse it with SSRI's or something.[/quote]


    I just ordered some HfM; cologne and aftershave because of this thread/posts and the BN reviews. Couldn't get the shower gel. Hope my blind purchase works out as I, being born-n-raised in Miami, Florida many moons ago, love the scent of Oranges .


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    Happy smells very fake to me as well, like Kool-Aid orsomething. The Hermes is great for straight up no nonsense Tropicana commercial orange, but I like Eau Sauvage best.

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    For me the choice is L'Anarchiste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB
    For me the choice is L'Anarchiste.
    --Chris

    L'Anarchiste definitely has orange in it, but I have difficulty saying that it's an orange scent... To me, it is more about the other notes, and that metal thing is love/hate...

    Isaac

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