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    Default Favourite Orange Blossom scent.

    I have become really fond of Orange Blossom as a note in perfume.
    It is so cheerful and romantic! I have and enjoy Fleur d'Oranger
    by Fragonard and AA Flora Nerolia. Which other OB scents might I
    like? What is the Serge Lutens one like?
    Currently wearing: Cristobal by Balenciaga

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    The Lutens is heady; I like orange blossom as well and it is my favorite of the SL export line.

    The 24 Faubourg body cream is beautiful and long lasting.

    The L'Artisan orange blossom is beautiful but fleeting.

    The Jo Malone orange blossom is fleeting as well.

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    Jo Malone is my very favorite. The SL has a very strong white flower bouquet in addition to the orange blossom, and it's gorgeous. My favorite flower smell, despite my passion for growing roses, is orange blossom, yet I have the hardest time finding orange blossom fragrances to love. I have and love the Fragonard, which is deeper and less citrus than the Jo Malone. I tried Clementine Perfume Oil by Melissa Flagg, and it smelled fantastic for about an hour. The drydown on me was very, very cloying and headache-inducing, unfortunately. But it does smell lovely...very true to the flower. I also had Melissa Flagg Daisies, which does justice to orange blossom, but on me smelled like a little girl perfume. I gave it to an 8 year old neighbor, and it suits her. (It's like L'Occitane Honey Water with orange blossom instead of honeysuckle). My husband thinks Marc Jacobs edt smells just like orange blossom...

    I can't wait to see all the replies here, because I'm always on the hunt for more orange blossom!

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    For women, I like Lutens Fleur d'Oranger more than the Lartisan rendition.
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    Ava Luxe has two Orange fragrances that are very nice. One is called Neroli Blossom, and the other is Fleur d'Oranger. Another one that is really beautiful is KL. It is an oriental with a strong orange blossom note.

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    From a friend: Bourbon French Orange Blossom, parfum only.

    The SL is barley-like orange blossom on me, and obviously competitive with tuberose. Yves Rocher is very soapy, but enjoyable. L'Artisan is just a delight, more so with the addition of the beeswax (I did not buy this one).

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    Armanuu code! Amazing orange blossom

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    My favorites are
    Serge Lutens - Fleurs d'Oranger
    L'Artisan Fragrances - Fleur d'Oranger 2005
    L'Artisan Fragrances - La Chasse aux Papillons
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

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    I may be run out of town, but I'm really enjoying the orange blossom in 4711 eau de cologne in the summer swelter. Unfortunately, it lasts two about seconds.

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    Default Re: Favourite Orange Blossom scent.

    Quote Originally Posted by blacklibran1 View Post
    Armanuu code! Amazing orange blossom
    Yes, Armani Code for women is a very good and cost-effective orange blossom fragrance.
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    Yes, I must get some Armani Code. I liked the sample when it first came out - didn't realise
    why, but now I see (orange blossom!!) Will test the SL next month when I am in France.
    Currently wearing: Cristobal by Balenciaga

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    Try Fendi Palazzo - its a fun, grown-up orange blossom.

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    Forgot Narcisse Blanc and Narcisse Noir. I prefer the Blanc; heady and perfumey.

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    Default Re: Favourite Orange Blossom scent.

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Bourbon French Orange Blossom, parfum only.
    I found the BF OB really odd and not particularly pleasant. Do you remember this one, TaoLady?

    Used to love Jo Malone, but got bored with it.

    Plan to test Annick Goutal Neroli when I visit Chicago next month. It's got favorable reviews.

    I like the orange top notes in Boucheron, too.

    Yves Rocher (just got a bottle of the orange blossom) products have both a strongly compelling quality and, at the same time, something that pushes me away. I'd also bought a bottle of the liquid hand soap in orange blossom, and I like that better than the cologne, so I'm thinking about getting a gallon of unscented hand wash and pouring some of the Yves Rocher scents into it to see if that's a better medium. There's something with their orange blossom--something, um, woody?
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    I really like Love by By Kilian, the neroli note is very prominent to me. I find it quite cheerful and uplifting. Its sillage is quite good and its longevity is even better.

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    Please reference this recent thread:
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=213388

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    Quote Originally Posted by kewart View Post
    Yes, I must get some Armani Code. I liked the sample when it first came out - didn't realise
    why, but now I see (orange blossom!!) Will test the SL next month when I am in France.
    I've had Armani Code on my 'want' list for ages. I don't know why I don't buy a bottle. Every time I see one, I say 'yes, one day I'll get that', but I never do. Weird.
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    Must try Armani Code...

    Does anyone know of a 'dark' orange blossom like the discontinued OLD brown L'Occitaine one? I have a bottle but am rationing it.
    "A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel

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    Guess I must try Armani Code....had no idea it was so heavy on orange blossom.

    Right now, 24 Faubourg has enough orange blossom to soothe me, but now I'm curious about Code

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    Hmmm. I found SL Fleurs de Citronnier to be very rich with orange and neroli blossom, and feels actually fresher to me than his Fleurs d'Oranger. I chose it because of it's trueness to neroli (on my skin) with a softness that is not toooo sweet. I think it's a great scent, personally, and worth a sniff or two.

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    Default Re: Favourite Orange Blossom scent.

    I'll put in my plug for a lesser-known neroli scent. (I think that is a beautiful fragrance note.)
    ZOHAR by Ayala Moriel. It is gorgeous, complex, languid... well worth sampling.
    I can vouch for the quality of her products. She is an artisan perfumer, makes small batches with a lot of creativity.
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    I love, love, LOVE the Nerola Orange Blossom perfume and body butter by Pacifica. It's just intoxicating and the price is so great, I can spray with abandon

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    A sample of Eau de Naphe which Coconut has kindly sent me reminds me alot of SL Fleus d'Oranger, with a bit more musk.

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    Default Re: Favourite Orange Blossom scent.

    I recently bought Armani Code And, indeed, it's a lovely take on orange blossom that's perfect for evening wear. When I first tried it several years ago, I thought it was too fruity, but it doesn't seem fruity to me anymore, so either my chemistry has changed, or I've become anosmic to fruit. (Wordbird, I think you'd really like Code. It's definitely "darker" than most orange blossoms. To my nose it's an Oriental, which, if memory serves me, was the category for the L'Occitane as well?) Code is a warm, powdery orange blossom, with gentle spices and a honeyed sweetness. The topnotes smell exactly like the flowers on my pittosporum in my garden. Pittosporum is also known as "mock orange blossom."

    A few other orange blossoms I recently thought of: Bond No. 9 Eau de New York, Mazzolari Marina, and Sage Coral.

    The Bourbon French is a must-try for you! I owned it years ago, and I must get it again. How did this one slip my mind? It's lovely.

    As soon as Yves Rocher Orange Blossom became available, I immediately ordered a full bottle, plus deodorant, and lotion, and, sadly, it was a mistake. The topnotes are very nice, but when this dries down on me it smells like warm, sour orange juice.

    I need to try that Pacifica!
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    I just ordered a sample of Jo Malone Orange Blossom and I can't wait! After trying his "Nectarine Blossom and Honey", it became my favorite fragrance... to wear in secret because I'm a guy and it's really feminine. But I don't care muahahaha. I ordered 16 of his samples now actually.

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    Hey, I don't mean to make you feel even more trend-bucking than you already do, but Jo Malone is also a woman, as well as making female fragrance. Actually, I don't believe she personally does it any more, but the line carries her name. Glad you like 'em - am very partial to the Kohdo Woods Collection myself. Just bought a FB of each.


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    Ah, I was expecting an italian uber-macho guy actually. I ordered the 2 special Kohdo Woods as well.

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    You did well there, for in every country where they launch that duo, it sells out in a flash! It is meant to be a limited edition, but it was too limited apparently for the demand they received, so I heard a rumour it may be coming back again next spring. If that doesn't happen, we are both sitting - and smelling! - pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbird View Post
    Must try Armani Code...

    Does anyone know of a 'dark' orange blossom like the discontinued OLD brown L'Occitaine one? I have a bottle but am rationing it.
    Same for me, what a shame they discontinued it!!! First I was hoping it would only come out with a different packaging, but the new Neroli is nothing like the old one which imho is the closest to real orange flower. booohooo :0(

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    I've been enjoying Ava Luxe's Neroli Blossom, which I recently purchased from SueBee here on Basenotes. It has the bittersweet pungency of the steam-distilled neroli blossom, as opposed to the creamy indolic sovlent extracted orange blossom like Jo Malone's, which smells more like the creamy living blossom. I just recently learned the difference between these two methods of extraction, so now I understand why there are such differences among fragrances called "orange blossom" or "neroli blossom". It really had me confused for a while (am I the only one here who was/is confused by this?). Anyway, Ava Luxe Neroli Blossom is a calming scent to me, and just one little spritz is enough - it's very potent. I looked up the aromatherapeutic properties of neroli and saw that it is indeed reputed to be calming. I remember this smell from when I was a little girl. My mother had brought me an orange blossom souvenir perfume from Florida. The glass perfume bottle was encapsulated in a wooden orange. It was cute, but I didn't really like the smell - it was strange to me. Now, I love it. Nose glued to wrist, doing the Basenotes salute.

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