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    Default Lemon - dusty/dry/powdery/sherbet-y

    Can someone recommend a lemon scent that's more dry powder than bright freshness? I am thinking of a scent reminiscent of (the UK posters will know what I'm talking about here) sherbet lemons, the hard candies with the powder sherbet in the center, or those tubes of sherbet powder with the black licorice stick to dip into them (the scent of the powder, not the licorice)?
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    Powdery, dry lemon - Philtre d' Amour?? - it has a 'vintage' feel to it - not too bright, but I have a feeling this is more complex than you want.

    Shalimar Eau Legere is toned down lemon, but with vanilla; again, not too bright and citrusy.

    Are you looking for single note lemon, or frags with lemon as a predominant note?

    Trussardi Skin I remember as a lemony musk - it is a nice one.

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    Default Re: Lemon - dusty/dry/powdery/sherbet-y

    Hm, if you want sweetness with the lemons (which it sounds like you do) you could try the Fresh Sugar line, especially Sugar Lemon.

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    Default Re: Lemon - dusty/dry/powdery/sherbet-y

    Habit Rouge or Habit Rouge Legere - if you don't mind them being fragrances targeted to men.
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    Default Re: Lemon - dusty/dry/powdery/sherbet-y

    Just a lemon note most prominent is what I'm looking for, and sweetness is actually something I'm *not* looking for. Sherbet lemons are more tart than sweet (the sherbet centres anyway).

    Thanks for the recs, though, I'm going to go see what's around on this site about them...
    "It's now very common to hear people say "I'm rather offended by that." As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well so fucking what." - Stephen Fry

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    Default Re: Lemon - dusty/dry/powdery/sherbet-y

    How about The Classic - Love's Fresh Lemon!! Findable on EBay.
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    O de Lancome -- tart, dry, dusty, mossy.
    Etro Lemon Sorbet -- dry, slightly spicy, tart.
    Etro Resort -- lemon is NOT shown as one of the notes, although it is definitely there.

    How about many classical colognes (Guerlain Eau de Cologne, 4711, Dior Eau Savage, Jean Nate, top mention just a few)?
    Last edited by Twolf; 23rd August 2008 at 01:04 AM.

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    The new Guerlain Eau de Shalimar is not overly sweet, even though it has some subtle sweetness in the drydown. It does have powder, though.

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    How about Iskander?

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    Default Re: Lemon - dusty/dry/powdery/sherbet-y

    I agree with TWolf - you need to try Lemon Sorbet by Etro.

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    Allure (not sensuelle) gives a very strong blast of a musty lemon fragrance. The note is listed as "citron zest" so it may be worth sniffing just to see if it falls within the lines of the note you're looking for

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    Default Re: Lemon - dusty/dry/powdery/sherbet-y

    I'm not sure about the "sorbet" component, but these are some not-too-sweet lemons:
    Caron Alpona.
    Guerlain Philtre d'Amour.
    Hierbas de Ibiza.
    However, if Twolf has smelled Etro Lemon Sorbet and says it smells like Lemon Sorbet, I believe her.
    Last edited by purplebird7; 23rd August 2008 at 02:12 PM.

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    Right now I am testing the new Parfum d'Empire Yuzu Fou. It does not list lemon in the notes, but it is a dry lemony fragrance, at least at the start. Verbena is in the notes, and that is more of an herbal lemon scent.

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    Default Re: Lemon - dusty/dry/powdery/sherbet-y

    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    How about The Classic - Love's Fresh Lemon!! Findable on EBay.
    I wore it when I was younger and would LOVE to experience that again. But it's $200 and up...and my guess is that it can't possibly have the freshness I loved in it after all these years.

    Has anyone bought any LFL from Ebay or anywhere else, and, if so, was it the same?
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    Default Re: Lemon - dusty/dry/powdery/sherbet-y

    Try Lux by Mona di Orio, the opening of which is like sherbert lemons to me.

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    I just rememberd, Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien also is very lemony. The directory reviewers all got a dry lemon from it--when I tried it, I thought it was a bit more balanced, but not overly sweet.
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    Argh, this site is bad for my bank balance. I definitely want to try the Etro. And all the rest. Oh dear.

    I found a 1oz of the Love's on eBay for $12 and another for 1.5oz for over $100. Is there any explanation for that? One is specifically listed as 'vintage' and the other is not - has it been reissued?

    Thank you again for all the recommendations. On the list they go.
    "It's now very common to hear people say "I'm rather offended by that." As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well so fucking what." - Stephen Fry

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    Acqua di parma colonia intensa - lemony and sherberty to my nose. almost fizzy lemons...

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    Default Re: Lemon - dusty/dry/powdery/sherbet-y

    Quote Originally Posted by PB101 View Post
    I wore it when I was younger and would LOVE to experience that again. But it's $200 and up...and my guess is that it can't possibly have the freshness I loved in it after all these years.

    Has anyone bought any LFL from Ebay or anywhere else, and, if so, was it the same?
    I bought LFL on eBay-- one of the 20 ml bottles, not the really old ones-- and it was nothing short of dreadful. It was not the LFL I remember -- it smelled more like a bathroom cleaner. Weird chemical smell. Obviously not the original formula.
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    Default Re: Lemon - dusty/dry/powdery/sherbet-y

    Quote Originally Posted by PB101 View Post
    I wore it when I was younger and would LOVE to experience that again. But it's $200 and up...and my guess is that it can't possibly have the freshness I loved in it after all these years.

    Has anyone bought any LFL from Ebay or anywhere else, and, if so, was it the same?
    Got some last year for my Boss who pronounced it authentic. Try here: http://health-beauty.search.ebay.com...0FreshQ20Lemon

    Today I spritzed a combo of Fresh Sugar (that's "Sugar"!!) and B&BW Zestini - which came off just like the citron presse you get in French bistros. Mouth puckering tart and dusty!!
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