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    Default >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    For newcomers, here's the lowdown on this monthly online event:
    Every member, any gender, novice or otherwise, is invited to apply a fragrance related to the theme of the month (listed below) and share your thoughts on the first Saturday of the month. This isn't a mandatory assignment. It's just for fun. Because not everyone logs in on weekends, you're encouraged to continue to add comments within the themed thread on subsequent days. If you don't join us for this month's discussion, please look ahead at the tentative lineup and join in at a later date.
    January ~ Oriental
    February ~ Animalic (civet-, castoreum-, leather-, or musk-influenced scents)
    March ~ Chypre
    April ~ Floral
    May ~ Fruity
    June ~ Citrus
    July ~ Green (2007: emphasis on vetiver)
    August ~ Fresh or aquatic
    September ~ Fougere or men's fragrances
    October ~ Ambery
    November ~ Spicy
    December ~ Gourmand

    Here are links to previous discussions (thanks for this idea, Indiscreet)
    January 6, 2007 ~ Orientals
    February 3, 2007 ~ Animalics
    March 2, 2007 ~ Chypres
    April 14, 2007 ~ Florals
    May 4, 2007 ~ Fruity

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    Default Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    Thanks for the reminder Quarry!! Perfect occasion for the AA Lemon Fresca from the ever-generous Lady In Black!!
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    Default Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    It's gonna be Citrico by Comme de Gardons for me - still can't quite figure this one out...

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    Default Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    Yes, thanks Quarry.

    Citrus is lime, lemon, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, bergamot? Is anything else citrus?
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    Default Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    Quote Originally Posted by quinpus View Post
    Yes, thanks Quarry.

    Citrus is lime, lemon, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, bergamot? Is anything else citrus?
    Yay! Adding Mandarin, Satsuma, Yuzu and May Chang (Litsea Cubeba)!

    Sadly, Glasgow UK seems to not be doing summer this year...
    But I still can't resist compiling a 'potentials' list should the weather gods smile on me this saturday!

    My Zestfest may include:

    Jasper Conran Woman
    Crown Perfumery Imperial
    Il Profumo Mandarine
    Coty Emeraude
    Liz Claiborne Claiborne Men
    Guerlain Eau de Cologne du Coq
    Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale
    Guerlain Shalimar Eau Legere (2004)
    Guerlain Shalimar EDT
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Guerlain Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat
    Guerlain AA Pamplelune
    Guerlain AA Flora Nerolia
    Guerlain AA Orange Magnifica
    Guerlain AA Lemon Fresca
    D&G Feminine
    O de Lancome
    Christian Lacroix Bazar Femme
    Christian Dior Eau Sauvage
    Revlon Charlie Urban Energy
    Dana ZigZag
    Bond No.9 Lttle Italy
    Spiritual Sky Bergamote Fleur d'Epice
    TBS Satsuma
    TBS Bergamot Cologne
    TBS Citrella
    TBS Zestini
    Jean Patou Sublime
    Muelhens 4711 Echt Kolsnich Wasser
    Jo Malone Grapefruit
    Carven Ma Griffe
    D&G Sicily
    D&G Masculine
    Diesel Green Feminine
    Elizabeth Arden Green Tea
    Etro Shaal Nur
    Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte
    LUSH Karma (modern or vintage circa 2001)
    Arran Aromatics Love Christmas (mandarin + petitgrain)
    Arran Aromatics Laurel
    Caron L'Anarchiste

    Last edited by moondeva; 31st May 2007 at 05:22 PM.
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    Default Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    Quote Originally Posted by moondeva View Post
    But I still can't resist compiling a 'potentials' list should the weather gods smile on me this saturday!
    woo! i was waiting for moondeva's comprehensive list so i could find something to choose from. thank you once again. your brain is like a perfume organ.

    so my first instincts are obvious choices, but seem to get at the essence of citrus:

    l'artisan mandarin simplement (sp. sorry) - straight up mandarin. short lived and linear, however.
    l'artisan zeste d'ete - lemon, with cumin? insane. also what brought me to basenotes and my first sample ever.
    love's fresh lemon - a throwback
    bond no. 9 little italy - mandarin? orangey and fun, but i don't get how this is little italy.
    bond no. 9 hamptons - that bergamot in the opening is to die for. then...?
    eau d'hadrien: lemons, lemoncello, a grove of lemons - what every cologne should be
    Last edited by quinpus; 1st June 2007 at 01:06 AM.
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    Default Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    Moondeva, how do you do it? Photographic olfactory memory, a database system that even Grant would envy, or do you just spent countless hours doing these amazing things for us?

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    Default Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    Since I'm wearing Shaal Nur today, I might pick Lemon Sorbet tomorrow.
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Ooh, hrm. I've got a couple of things with bergamot, like Musc Ravageur, and mandarin, like REL and Rousse, but nothing really citrussy. I might have to go shopping and, um, test something.

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    Default Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyra View Post
    Moondeva, how do you do it? Photographic olfactory memory, a database system that even Grant would envy, or do you just spent countless hours doing these amazing things for us?
    All of the above my dear, a little of all of the above...
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    Hmmm...what am I going to choose?!? I've got a few that I want to wear - but I only want to try a scent that I've never worn before, from my samples...this is my list of possibilities at the moment:

    Central Park - Bond No. 9
    Little Italy - Bond No. 9
    Nouveau Bowery - Bond No. 9
    Eau d'Italie - Eau d'Italie
    Palais Jamais - Etro (citrus top notes)
    Cefiro - Floris
    Special No 127 - Floris
    Summer Limes - Floris
    Camille - JoAnne Bassett (citrus top notes)
    Josephine - JoAnne Bassett
    Reveiller - JoAnne Bassett

    Anyone have any other suggestions from my wardrobe for me??

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    Default Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyra View Post
    Moondeva, how do you do it? Photographic olfactory memory, a database system that even Grant would envy, or do you just spent countless hours doing these amazing things for us?
    Shhhh. She's an android.

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    I'm sorry i haven't been able to join all of the sniff 'n'speak days (i don't even remember if i actually posted in one) but for this one i would like to mini-review all of EA's Green Teas -if that's all right- (there are about 6 i think).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
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    Last edited by moondeva; 1st June 2007 at 02:09 PM.
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    Default Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    Quote Originally Posted by castorpollux View Post
    I'm sorry i haven't been able to join all of the sniff 'n'speak days (i don't even remember if i actually posted in one) but for this one i would like to mini-review all of EA's Green Teas -if that's all right- (there are about 6 i think).
    Lordy, lordy, yes. Any participation by whatever inspires you is of value.

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    Hmm...I have Le Monde est Beau (grapefruit), Fresh Geisha (or something like that), which is yuzu, and a rather old bottle of TBS Citrella (discontinued, like the geisha). I have some with a more candied orange note, like EdM and Theorema, too. And I'll do some rummaging through my samples. I don't have many pure citrus, though I like them.

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    Default Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    Anyone have anything to contribute on the subject of verbena (verveine)? It's used to create a lemon accord -- oui/non?

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    Default Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    Anyone have anything to contribute on the subject of verbena (verveine)? It's used to create a lemon accord -- oui/non?
    i could do verbena - i have l'occitan's verveine. i'd have to write fast though - it goes away lightning quick!

    what is verbena? an herb?
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    All beautiful choices Liv!

    I am definitely looking forward to the EA reviews too. Been toying with those for a while.

    As for me, I'll probably go with Diorella.

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    Choose the one you like the most, Liv! I guess they all makes good choises!

    I am a fan of Green The, so me too would like to read the reviews of the six different ones. Only three is availabel in my country.

    For citrus day, I probably will go for Chanel Cristalle EdT. My most citrus frag...
    Last edited by Margareta; 1st June 2007 at 05:05 PM.
    Faves right now: Chanel No 19, Stella Rose Absolute, L´Heure Bleu, Elixir de Merveilles, Samsara.

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    Default Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    I'll be at a West African drumming workshop all weekend, so won't be able to check in. I'll try and wear my Eau de Patou though- the most lovely, no-nonsense citrus I have.
    Scent is such a lovely, simple pleasure!

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    Uuuum...Thinking HARD...Don't think I really have anything particularly citrusy in my wardrobe...Or?(help would be greatly apreciated!!)
    Currently wearing: L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain

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    Default Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    Quote Originally Posted by ineespenes View Post
    Uuuum...Thinking HARD...Don't think I really have anything particularly citrusy in my wardrobe...Or?(help would be greatly apreciated!!)
    Your Guerlain Shalimar will do in a pinch...especially if it is the modern formulation EDT.
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    Default Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    As I thought, my choice was Etro Lemon Sorbet. Citrus scents are often first fresh and then stale, but Lemon Sorbet never goes stale. It might be that lavender and rosemary heart, and sandalwood and vetiver base give it the necessary backbone to the bergamot, lemon, orange and petitgrain top. Undoubtedly my favourite citrus.
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    I am wearing Roma EdP for citrus S-n-S-day. It only has pink grapefruit as citrus-note, but also have mint, wich makes it really fresh, and gives it a strong citrus-approach, staying all the time.
    Faves right now: Chanel No 19, Stella Rose Absolute, L´Heure Bleu, Elixir de Merveilles, Samsara.

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    Eau d'Hadrien with spritz of Pamplelune and a tiny drop of Concentrée D'Orange Verte.

    Enough to satisfy my craving for citrus on this suddenly warm and humid day.

    And hating Guerlain for discontinuing Pamplelune
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    I finally decided to put on some Chanel Egoiste for the day,then I saw Moondeva's reply.Will wear Shalimar edt as my sote.Got the older formulation in edt,but also a mini of the newer formulation.Will review these scents laterSo far the Egoiste is all about tangerine and coriander on me.The tangerine tends to linger on me.
    Currently wearing: L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain

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    I'm wearing Kenzo's Le Monde Est Beau (well, OK, wore it all morning, but it was too cold and I switched to Aimez Moi). LMEB is my favorite citrus and I wear it quite a bit during heat waves. The notes are: Grapefruit, Cassie, Magnolia, Jasmine, Cherry Blossom, Honeysuckle, Cedar. It's very fresh and doesn't go skanky on me, as most grapefruits do. The white florals are light and sheer. It's very cooling and cheerful. And at least here in Europe, a bargain, usually less than 20 euros per ounce. As soon as it warms up again, I'll put it on again!

    I was also going to try Fresh Geisha, until I found out it's the Fresh Company's "Portrait of a Geisha" scent, which isn't nearly so cute a name, and it's been discontinued, and I lost my sample...so far as I remember, it's a very nice, strong yuzu scent, good for hot and humid days.

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    Default Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 2 >>>>CITRUS

    Quote Originally Posted by Riannon View Post
    [B]....And hating Guerlain for discontinuing Pamplelune
    Moi aussi!!

    The beautiful LIB sent me this months back and I was saving it for today and now I'm an addict with no dealer!!

    When I was a little girl, one of the "jobs" I was allowed in the kitchen - when I was old enough to use a knife - was preparing grapefruit for breakfast. Picture the morning sun slanting through the window and the bowl of fresh cut garden flowers on the kitchen table and me with the point of the knife just piercing through the shiny skin of a small grapefruit - just before the knife hits the white - a spurt of oil.....that's Pamplelune!!

    But she's evanescent and I'm afraid my generous sample isn't going to last much beyond noon!!
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    One arm, at least, is in Creed's Selection Verte today.
    I decanted 4.2 oz. this week, to split with a dear friend.. and made littler bottles for all my men, who love it !

    It's hard to resist this one, which bears a lot of resemblance to Fath's Green Water [EXCEPT that Selection came first !].

    There's mandarin, bergamot, lemon, and a minty/ peppery accord that perks it up and piques interest.
    VERY refreshing.

    On a humid day with little air current, this does the trick.

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