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    Arrow Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    I'm looking to buy an "orangey" frag for the summer, and would like some advice on my options.

    I was thinking about Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermes, but I heard it has poor longevity. I want something with some staying power. Any suggestions?

    PS - just recieved a free 12 pack of Creed samples with my order from Parfumsraffy - so I'll have plenty to do testing those over the next week or so!!

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    Cool Re: Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    For starters, check out this thread:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showt...ght=Signoricci


    And yes, Eau d'Orange Verte is quite short-lived.

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    Default Re: Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    Hmmm.... Might want to check out Minotaure from Paloma Picasso or Fresh Index Tangerine Lychee. The tangerine lychee might be a little to feminine, though both seem to have great longevity on me. Hermes Concentree D'Orange Verte has decent longevity on me as well, but I'd still pick Minotaure over it any day.

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    The Hermes Oranges are nice, but they're not plain straight up orange/tangerine scents. They have a bitter leafy side to them, though they're great.

    Check out Aqua di Parma's Arancia - it's excellent and it smells exactly like fresh, natural tangerine, and it actually have remarkable longevity, not only for a citrus fragrance but compared to many other frangrances as well.

    It gets compliments for sure and never offends. I find it mixes well with SIlver Mountain Water too.
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    Also try Moschino Friends Men..

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    I think by their very nature orange/citrus scents are short-lived, probably for scientific reasons that someone more knowledgeable than me can describe

    that being said, I love the orangey topnotes of Neroli Sauvage, as well as the wonderful crisp green oranges of Eau d'Orange Verte (I don't much care for the concentree version though, it loses something in the translation)
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    Default Re: Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    Actually you might want to try "Musgo Real" No. 1. It contains Orange/Amber and a little musk. The musk is very light and the Orange really stands out.

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    Default Re: Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    Try Royall Mandarin. It has the citrus notes of Happy for Men, but with a lot more siliage, strength and durability. On the down side it isn't quite as fresh and has a harsh note in it. Apply with a light hand.
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    Default Re: Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    An orange/gourmand treat can be found in Elixir des Merveilles by Hermes - but its a candied orange peel note, not a wet crisp orange/citrus

    For that, get the Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte...I love the Concentree version (Mr. JC Ellena, Terre d'Hermes creator, did it)

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    Default Re: Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    Guerlain Orange Magnifica has better lasting power.

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    Cool Re: Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    Minotaure and Roma are two of my favorites, but if someone asked me about an 'orange' fragrance, neither would come to mind. Ladykiller, cutecake crumbler or Over The Top Italian scents---but not 'orange'

    That's rather like asking for a lemon/citrus and recommending Habit Rouge, imho


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    Default Re: Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    Calypso Tangerine & ll Profumo Mandarine might be worth a sampling. Luckyscent just sent me those samples and they are pretty pure scents. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Q View Post
    Calypso Tangerine & ll Profumo Mandarine might be worth a sampling. Luckyscent just sent me those samples and they are pretty pure scents. Good luck.

    I never tried the Profumo one, but I own Calypso Tangerine Homme and I have to say ... it's my favorite "orangey" scent after Hermes D'Orange Verte Concentree. I just don't wear the latter anymore because the longevity is just so insanely poor.

    Calypso is much better on the longevity, but still not a "long lasting" scent as that's very rare for any citrus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziffy321 View Post
    it's my favorite "orangey" scent after Hermes D'Orange Verte Concentree. I just don't wear the latter anymore because the longevity is just so insanely poor.

    Calypso is much better on the longevity, but still not a "long lasting" scent as that's very rare for any citrus.
    Again I say with firmness - Acqua di Parma's Blu Mediterraneo Arancia, smells just like tangerine, and it is actually a long lasting scent as well! It's the longest lasting citrus I've ever encountered, and it's pure citrus at that (at least in effect, if not in composition)

    Head straight for the Aqcua di Parma section!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAIVS IVLIVS CAESAR View Post
    Again I say with firmness - Acqua di Parma's Blu Mediterraneo Arancia, smells just like tangerine, and it is actually a long lasting scent as well! It's the longest lasting citrus I've ever encountered, and it's pure citrus at that (at least in effect, if not in composition)

    Head straight for the Aqcua di Parma section!
    I definitely agree with the longevity part of the AdP Arancia ... but I did own that some time back but wound up "ebaying" it away. The problem I had with it is exactly what you said. It IS pure citrus which I found kinda boring. Almost like opening a carton of Tropicana orange juice. I had the same problem with the lemon in Monsieur Balmain. It smells like just straight lemons ... and nothing else.

    I'm not knocking Arancia at all, I love orange scents and I've tried them all. I just think Calypso Homme has the best combination of longevity, sillage, and something more than just straight orange. It just works the best for ME.

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    Try l' artisan's Mandarine Tout Simplamente ... it's the closest to an orange I've smelled. It doesn't smell like a musty citrus; it's really juicy and fresh, with some green notes and ginger. It was a limited edition but there may be bottles on ebay somewhere, or I have decants if you want.

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    Default Re: Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    Miller Harris Tangerine Verte is tangerine in a bottle.

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    Eau du Sud from Annick Goutal is a truly great citrus scent that actually has pretty decent lasting power. Tuscany per Uomo has a lot going on besides citrus, but it does have a persisitent orange note.

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    Default Re: Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    Eau d'Orange Verte is glorious but it has shocking longevity.

    I find 4711 slightly longer lasting!

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    Default Re: Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    Quote Originally Posted by thenmarcher View Post
    Miller Harris Tangerine Verte is tangerine in a bottle.

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    I second this one. Great stuff though the lasting power isn't long. No orange scents seem to last long on me though.
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    I cant believe no one has mentioned Little Italy... pricey, I know. It's a peeled orange, plain and simple, with somewhat of a jasmine note in the heart. I'll second Tangerine Vert and Moschino Friends (which I consider the latter to be Orange Juice bottled).
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    Clinique Happy for men also has a sweet orangey smell. Otherwise I'd also go for the Hermes Oranges.

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    Default Re: Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    I love mandarine perfumes and my favourite is Mandarino Absolue from the italian firm
    Il Profumo. It is very expensive, but the absolue version is in effect a pure perfume, so you need very little and it lasts for ages.

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    I once smelled a Jo Malone cologne in Lafayette Galeries, I think Orange Blossom. Btw, it smelled as a Fanta, but orange lovers could enjoy it

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    Try Eau d'Hadrien by Annick Goutal, or even better, Nuits d'Hadrien from the same range. Sometimes I combine that with Orange Blossom by Jo Malone, or use the Eau d'Hadrien body lotion.

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    Default Re: Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    This thread wouldn't be complete without a mention of Zesty Mandarine Pampelmousse!

    I'm actually thinking of going to pick some up right now!
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    Default Re: Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    Two other possibilities: Signoricci by Nina Ricci, and Royal English Leather by Creed.

    I like Signoricci because of its pronounced mandarin note (it also has some petitgrain). But this is also countered slightly by sage and wood. They lift and aerate the citrus.

    Royal English Leather is, in my view, first and foremost a mandarin scent! It also has a slight leathery aspect, and a powdery note or aspect.

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    BOND NO. 9 (LITTLE ITALY)
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    Default Re: Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    Quote Originally Posted by GAIVS IVLIVS CAESAR View Post
    Check out Aqua di Parma's Arancia - it's excellent and it smells exactly like fresh, natural tangerine, and it actually have remarkable longevity, not only for a citrus fragrance but compared to many other frangrances as well.
    OK, so last night I went to Neimans and headed straight for the Acqua di Parma counter to sniff the Arancia. One spray to the wrist - lovely tangerine notes (tangerine fruit, tangerine pith, peel) - quite bright, sunny and it brought a smile to my face. I immediately wanted to purchase it. But I waited for about 30 minutes and chatted with my friendly SA. In that amount of time, the Arancia disappeared very quickly.

    WTF?

    Did I not spray enough of it, to get the longevity that you mentioned Caesar?

    I did NOT buy it.

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    Default Re: Orange/Mandarin/Tangerine scents

    What about Miller Harris 'Citron Citron' ? 'Tangerin Vert' is good but kind of a mild citrus.
    I have L'Artisan 'Tout Simplement' and it has no longevity at all. I haven't tried 'Citron Citron ' but according to the notes it looks promising.
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