Virgin Island Water by Creed
I tend to be a big fan of nostalgic barbershop scents i.e. lime, musk, etc...I have tried Geo F. Trumpers lime(its awesome but longevity sucks) and have tried truefitt and hill, but the price is outrageous. I have also tried Royall Lime which i liked at first, but now just reminds me of a lime lifesaver and is now boring me. What about Crown lime, or spiced lime or lime aoud by montale. Any other suggestions about a really good smelling lime frag? I appreciate the help.
Virgin Island Water by Creed
I'm fairly convinced that the lime in Montales Oud Lime is of the garden variety to change PH levels of soil. It's Oud on steroids on acid,
Oops - never mind.
Last edited by MisterK; 31st May 2007 at 07:56 PM. Reason: Does not have lime; I thought Green Water did.
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I think the Taylor of Old Bond St Victorian Lime could fit the bill. It has a more tenacious base than Trumpers and longevity is relatively good for a citrus.
I'm with mikeperez on the beautiful lime on Virgin Island Water, but when the coconut takes over I have to make my excuses and leave.
I'm coming round to the point of view that complaining about the longevity of citrus scents (and classic eau de colognes) is like complaining that the tide comes in twice a day. The only way around their molecular lightness is to top up - get some 10ml decants (whilst they are still being manufactured ), fill them with your favourite citruses, stick them in your inside pocket and spritz when you are feeling 'fragrance-naked'.
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Citron by Madini. Even though its an oil it isn't 'oily' on the skin. It dries very fast for an oil based perfume. Its a long lasting (for a citrus), pure, natural lime scent. Its like cutting a lime in half, picking both halves up, putting one under each nostril and then taking a big whiff!
I think this one would also work great for layering under other fragrances.
Truefitt & Hill's is my favorite so far and is very persistent in its longevity on me. Probably not "best in the world" but still enjoyable to me is Tommy Bahama's St. Barts. Looking forward to Crabtree & Evelyn's new West Indian Limes, which the website is promising will be out soon - I've liked all C&E's offerings to-date. And for a quick and cheap pick-me-up, I often spray on SCS's Bay Rum with a Twist (like the lime note that is layered in).
Last edited by CM Wolff; 31st May 2007 at 10:43 PM.
Perry Ellis 360 Red smells pretty good and limey and lasts a long time.
Last edited by Citizen Kane; 1st June 2007 at 12:07 AM.
Montale's Aoud Lime is the best lime scent in the world. Certainly it is the most unusual. The lime vibrates around the aoud scent with an occasional waft of rose in the background. It always gets comments. Very comforting scent.
If you are anywhere near Saks Fifth Ave. in NYC, you have to try Castle Forbes Limited Edition Lime, which I reviewed and I believe is a great lime fragrance, although it is not very sweet. It lasts pretty long for a lime scent, and is quirte unique.
I didn't know that Saks has Castle Forbes...I've been hunting that down for a while now. Tip!
I agree with those who suggested Montale's Aoud Lime.
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Try "Lime" by Caswell & Massey, pure fresh Lime.
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Trumpers is the best - but zero longevity
Tommy Bahama St Barts is very nice
St Johns West Indian Lime is nice in warm weather
VIW is a great lime scent but on me the lime "leaves" too soon
Lucky Buzzlepuff: you get both! :brolly:
Last edited by narcus; 1st June 2007 at 10:37 AM.
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I dont think Virgin Island Water, Feuille Verte, or any other fragrance which has a lime note, no matter how wonderfully rendered, is a full blown "lime scent".
The West Indian Lime colognes from Trumpers, Truefitt & Hill et al might be worthy candidates for this title. I have only tried the version by Truefitt & Hill and the lime disappears pretty fast to be replaced by lots and lots of petitgrain.
Thanks for all the responses...most helpful. Thank you again.
It gets to the point where you're better off geetiing the fruit and as it over ripens should be a lime monster or you can dial it back a bit.
Drink a shitload of gimlets this summer you'll be limen