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    besides the obvious (jo malone and le labo),
    what are some good orange blossom fragrances?
    doesn't have to be "for men" but logically wearable for a 17 year old

    i have orange blossom by le couvent des minimes formula no. 706...
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    Fahrenheit 32 by Christian Dior
    Black Orchid Voile de Fleur by Tom Ford
    Fleur de Male by JP Gaultier

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    I will second Fahrenheit 32. A much better version of Fleur du Male, IMO, and something I'd actually wear
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Fahrenheit 32 by Christian Dior
    Black Orchid Voile de Fleur by Tom Ford
    Fleur de Male by JP Gaultier
    And let's not forget: Check out: http://community.basenotes.net/showt...ccitane+orange

    Where on page 2 mikeperez, once again gives an excellent review . . .

    So, mike. Is anyone selling the 'old' Neroli these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Fahrenheit 32 by Christian Dior
    Black Orchid Voile de Fleur by Tom Ford
    Fleur de Male by JP Gaultier
    i have F32
    and i want FdM

    BO VdF - i need to smell again. i greedily ignored it because of black orchid.

    but i was looking for a more "pure" approach to orange blossom

    i should check out l'occitane.
    i went to their website and i want to get 4 (honey, almond, orange blossom, vanille) . decently priced. but of course i have to try them
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    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    Prada Exclusive scents have a Fleur D'Orangeur scent. It's around $165 for a 30ml bottle of extrait

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Prada Exclusive scents have a Fleur D'Orangeur scent. It's around $165 for a 30ml bottle of extrait
    if it was that easy - i should've bought le labo
    haha
    i forgot to add my "budget"
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    I did try UN JARDIN EN MEDITERRANÉE by Hermès recently and Orange Blossom was very prominent there (with Fig at the background). It's unisex fragrance. Orange Blossom is very nice there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelmilk View Post
    i should check out l'occitane.
    i went to their website and i want to get 4 (honey, almond, orange blossom, vanille) . decently priced. but of course i have to try them
    I was not impressed by the new L'Occitane Orange Blossom. Now the old discontinued one...that's the one you want, if you can find it: http://usa.loccitane.com/img/product/600/28ET050NE.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by AromaX View Post
    I did try UN JARDIN EN MEDITERRANÉE by Hermès recently and Orange Blossom was very prominent there (with Fig at the background). It's unisex fragrance. Orange Blossom is very nice there.
    yeah i have to re try that again.
    i gave it less respect because of it's sibling un jardin sur le nil. <3
    but then again im not a big figgy guy.

    i need to go to l'occitane!
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    Yes, L'Occitane's old Neroli is the best thing out there. It's just a matter of tracking a bottle down. I actually bought one from a kind Basenoter who let me on to his spare one.

    Serge Luten's Fleurs d'Oranger is orange blossom with indolic florals, which I enjoy.

    Penhaligon's Castile is also nice.

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    mike, what do you think of this:
    http://floridabymail.com/catalog.htm?item=35
    ?
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    Laura Mercier (the cosmetics counter) has a scent called "neroli", I haven't tried it yet.

    24 Faubourg is predominant orange blossom fragrance, as is Narcisse Blanc.

    L'Artisan has the special edition orange blossom and Neroli (pricey)

    Jo Malone - a lot of people like this one, I don't.

    People mention something called "florida water". I am personally not acquainted with that frag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelmilk View Post
    mike, what do you think of this:
    http://floridabymail.com/catalog.htm?item=35
    ?
    At that price, it's nearly a sample, give it a shot

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    I agree with Vivek - $8.95 is cheap. If you hate it you can use it as an air freshener.

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    Farenheit 32
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    I must admit I find FdM and F32 to be more of a caricature of neroli than anything else. I sold my L'Occitane, it's intensity gave me a headache. In other words, I'm very much a fan of old fashioned EdC-style neroli scents, which are best for spring and summer anyway. The ones I find to have the best and strongest neroli in them, are

    Penhaligon's Castile (blended beautifully with rose)
    Berdoues No. 444 Extra Vieille. not so easy to find outside France.
    d'Orsay Etiquette Bleue EdT Double Extrait.
    Adolfo Dominguez Azahar is nice, but less natural smelling and with white florals added. Can be had quite cheaply, too.
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    Hi all

    I found Fujiyama Green (by Succes De Paris) at BigDiscount.com ($9.95)...
    Someone here in the forum mentioned that have some similiarities with
    Hermes Eau D&#180;Orange Verte, but I am not sure if this is true...

    Would apprecite (if someone had try), some additional info about Fujiyama Green!

    Regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    At that price, it's nearly a sample, give it a shot
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I agree with Vivek - $8.95 is cheap. If you hate it you can use it as an air freshener.
    hahaha i should.
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    +1 for Penhaligon's Castile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofresh View Post
    +1 for Penhaligon's Castile.
    it is nice - found a sample in my sample box
    but a tad bit of more freshness and lightness from the orange blossom would be nice
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    An odd marriage of orange blossom and cedar creates a notorious "blood accord" in Caron's under rated gem L'Anarchiste. Try it before the "evil doers" at Caron reformulate it into a big nothing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    I must admit I find FdM and F32 to be more of a caricature of neroli than anything else. I sold my L'Occitane, it's intensity gave me a headache. In other words, I'm very much a fan of old fashioned EdC-style neroli scents, which are best for spring and summer anyway. The ones I find to have the best and strongest neroli in them, are

    Penhaligon's Castile (blended beautifully with rose)
    Berdoues No. 444 Extra Vieille. not so easy to find outside France.
    d'Orsay Etiquette Bleue EdT Double Extrait.
    Adolfo Dominguez Azahar is nice, but less natural smelling and with white florals added. Can be had quite cheaply, too.
    This gave me hope. Penhaligon's has never let me down. But then we have
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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelmilk View Post
    it is nice - found a sample in my sample box
    but a tad bit of more freshness and lightness from the orange blossom would be nice
    So what to do?
    Buy the Old L'Occitane Neroli (assuming anyone has it at a sane price) and layer it down with the sweet and so-so cheapo Clinique Happy? Or the gone in 60 seconds Hermes Eau d' Orange Verte?

    Help!
    I covet a great Neroli, damn it!

    *sigh*

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelmilk View Post
    it is nice - found a sample in my sample box
    but a tad bit of more freshness and lightness from the orange blossom would be nice
    Try the Berdoues then, if you can.
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    Or if we are talking neroli as well as orange blossom then Neroli Sauvage? Great fresh, light neroli.
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    Try the Berdoues then, if you can.
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    Are you looking for a fragrance that has neroli as a note, or a soliflore?

    I think that the clove overwhelms the neroli in Florida Water. 4711 would be a better choice, but really any traditional "Eau de Cologne" would have a more or less prominent neroli note.

    Also, Tabac Original has a nice neroli note. For some reason, it always reminds me of Ivory soap when I first put it on.

    Also, the Guerlain Aqua Allegoria line has an orange blossom scent this year: http://nowsmellthis.blogharbor.com/b...0/3668164.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by seattlelight View Post

    L'Artisan has the special edition orange blossom and Neroli (pricey)
    I'm trying to find this stuff but no luck yet. Do you have any more info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by handy View Post
    I'm trying to find this stuff but no luck yet. Do you have any more info?
    Link here: http://artisanparfumeur.us/store/pro...roducts_id=272

    The price is $295 for 3.4 oz - yikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Advocate View Post
    Also, Tabac Original has a nice neroli note. For some reason, it always reminds me of Ivory soap when I first put it on.
    NowSmellThis has a review of Tabac Original: http://nowsmellthis.blogharbor.com/b...1/3669892.html

    Apparently I was very perceptive about the soapiness -- it started out as a soap in 1938, and was only turned into a cologne in 1955!

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    I received rose samples from Parfums de Rosine yesterday. One of them was Rose d'Homme You might think this would have nothing to do with orange blossoms but today I happened over these quotes in Turin/Sanchez' Perfumes: The Guide which I find relevant:

    ""TS Rose d'Homme (Parfums de Rosine) * * * * floral masculine A nicely done, sweet, woody orange blossom for boys: basically, Habit Rouge.""


    ""TS Orange Blossom Cologne (Jo Malone) * * * white floral Malone's bright and soapy orange blossom smells very close to jasmine""


    I had to test that Rose d'Homme this evening and would have to admit that it resembles Habit Rouge - only without quite that animalic note. It is also interesting that one might easily mistake orange blossom for jasmine - at least I think I could. I've never tried Jo Malone's Orange Blossom Cologne but will certainly do so if I get the chance. Rose d'Homme is definitely worth a try.

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    trying it on me right now....
    so far....headache...never got headaches from ONE fragrance before....
    maybe its from my first day driving on the X5.....coming from my ghetto 98 corolla
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelmilk View Post

    trying it on me right now....
    so far....headache...never got headaches from ONE fragrance before....
    maybe its from my first day driving on the X5.....coming from my ghetto 98 corolla
    Is it just me, or does bottle look like a bottle of vegetable oil? Where'd you find that one squirrelmilk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Is it just me, or does bottle look like a bottle of vegetable oil? Where'd you find that one squirrelmilk?
    I WAS ABOUT TO SAY THAT!
    i got it from CVS pharmacy place...ex-sav-on
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    Or if we are talking neroli as well as orange blossom then Neroli Sauvage? Great fresh, light neroli.
    As much as I profess my dislike for the house of Creed, Neroli Sauvage is great. I just got myself a decant as a blind buy and it is awesome (although not long lasting). Castile is great, too.

    But both have been mentioned in this "old" thread, just seconding this.

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    From the sounds of a recent post, the new Prada for Men to be released later this year is more of an orange blossom/neroli scent - as opposed to iris as was originally anticipated.
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    Caswell-Massey Number Six Cologne has orange blossom listed second to bergamot. Never tried it but at $30.00 on their website it might not be bad to try.

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    Tunisian orange blossom and Calabrian marine bergamot stand center stage in Gianfranco Ferre's Bergamotto Marino.
    Its a refreshing Eau De Cologne spray that is definitely worth a look.

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    Guerlain's Eau Du Coq will give you the citrus sparkle that Castile lacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by argogos View Post
    Guerlain's Eau Du Coq will give you the citrus sparkle that Castile lacks.
    ooo i might try this...
    and the caswell-massey
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    Quote Originally Posted by seattlelight View Post

    People mention something called "florida water". I am personally not acquainted with that frag.
    "Florida water" is a traditional fragrance genre with many recipe variations, similar to "cologne" but more floral. I bought a bottle for about $5 in a botanica, and to my nose, it is more about Ylang Ylang than Neroli. However, the genre is so open to interpretation, it is certainly possible that some are more heavy on the Neroli. It is possible to find a recipe online and make your own from essential oils and herbs.

    I have seen orange blossom water (and rose water) in the specialty food store. I think these are used for flavorings in middle eastern cooking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Tunisian orange blossom and Calabrian marine bergamot stand center stage in Gianfranco Ferre's Bergamotto Marino.
    Its a refreshing Eau De Cologne spray that is definitely worth a look.
    Now this sounds interesting... what's the longevity like?
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    Three wonderful frags, each distinct from the others:

    Fleur du M&#226;le by Jean Paul Gaultier
    Tabac by M&#228;urer & Wirtz
    Castile by Penhaligons
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    I recently tried Neroli by Czeck & Speake and I have to say I really liked it. I normally associate neroli with old-fashioned barbershop smells and ordinarily would dismiss a scent based on that but this was different. Somthing pure and classy about it.
    I also tested Eau pour le Jeune Homme by MPG and find it heavy on the neroli with a distinct MPG signature floral mix in the drydown. Longevity isn't as bad as I've read about.
    I also tried Neroli Sauvage by Creed, which reminded me very much of Eau de Rochas Homme. Very fresh and pleasant in the opening but I don't get as much neroli in that one. Actually, this gives me a little hope abot liking Creed.
    Chanel's PM (original) is also heavy on the neroli.
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