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    Question Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    ...or...what are they ?

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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    Concentree D' Orange Verte by Hermes
    Feuille Verte by Creed
    Lime Tonic by Malin + Goetz

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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    I get a strong lime opening in Erolfa but I can't call it a lime dominant scent. I'd say the same about Mugler Cologne.

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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I get a strong lime opening in Erolfa but I can't call it a lime dominant scent. I'd say the same about Mugler Cologne.

    Stardust is the only scent I've sampled where I get a long lasting lime note.
    Interesting. I don't detect lime in Erolfa, just Tangerine. Very strong tangerine.

    Mugler Cologne is heavenly oranges and limes though. Very nice.

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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    Trumpers' Extract of West Indian Limes
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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    I have only tried two--Guerlain Imperiale and Royall Lyme. They both were good, the Guerlain being better, I think. But neither is my style.

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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime. Better longevity than the Trumper.
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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    Penhaligon's Extract of Limes. Especially with the new special edition packaging. I know, I know, packaging has nothing to do with it. Great juice regardless of how it is wrapped. No soapy leg up to ensure a clean accord. Instead, it is crisp, fresh and slightly floral with a very mild -nearly undetectable -hint of pepper for a more unique, refined feel.
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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    Quote Originally Posted by argogos View Post
    Penhaligon's Extract of Limes. Especially with the new special edition packaging. I know, I know, packaging has nothing to do with it. Great juice regardless of how it is wrapped.
    Could you post an [img] of the special edition package/bottle ?
    And would you say it is any "wetter"/"sweeter" than Trumpers' West Indian Limes ?

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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    Could you post an [img] of the special edition package/bottle ?
    And would you say it is any "wetter"/"sweeter" than Trumpers' West Indian Limes ?
    Never posted a pic in a thread before. I'll try...It's showing as an attachment.

    The T&H and Penhaligon's are actually pretty similar in basic feel. both have mild spicy quality that warms them a bit. What puts Penhaligon's over the line IMHO are:

    1) more longevity
    2) Not as sharp an opening=feels better blended
    3) Not as sweet, again, feels better blended.

    T&H is a bit more of an aggressive starter with a shorter life span.
    But, again, I find they convey a similar fragrance emotion.
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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    Quote Originally Posted by argogos View Post
    Penhaligon's Extract of Limes. Especially with the new special edition packaging. I know, I know, packaging has nothing to do with it. Great juice regardless of how it is wrapped. No soapy leg up to ensure a clean accord. Instead, it is crisp, fresh and slightly floral with a very mild -nearly undetectable -hint of pepper for a more unique, refined feel.

    What he said.

    Currently only available from Harrods, as I understand it, it is being put on general release in time for summer.
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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    One of the truly great lime fragrances - and fragrance in general, is Rochas Moustache. It was waaaaay ahead of its time. Check it out and you'll see what I mean.

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    The lime adds to the salty quality in the opening of Erolfa, as far as I can tell (smells more like the steam distilled than cold pressed variety of lime oil) but is quickly joined by the tangerines and a trace of a smooth lemon note (which I believe is some real lemon myrtle oil, which is far more lemony than actual lemon oil. I believe this is present in small quantities [anything more would be overwhelming, this stuff is *strong*] in many of the Creed Millesime openings. Perhaps most noticeable in GIT).
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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    The lime adds to the salty quality in the opening of Erolfa, as far as I can tell (smells more like the steam distilled than cold pressed variety of lime oil) but is quickly joined by the tangerines and a trace of a smooth lemon note (which I believe is some real lemon myrtle oil, which is far more lemony than actual lemon oil. I believe this is present in small quantities [anything more would be overwhelming, this stuff is *strong*] in many of the Creed Millesime openings. Perhaps most noticeable in GIT).
    Ahh, thanks for the detail. I'm keeping this in a note for next time I wear Erolfa.

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    I should add that I didn't spray on the Erolfa and was instead dabbing it on from a vial. Just sniffing the vial, even with cap on, gave me a distinctly limey-aroma.

    Sadly, I've kind of forgotten all of the nuances of Erolfa's opening as the vial has been empty for awhile. At the time I was trying to recreate it naturally, and hence why I was really breaking it down into what I (thought I) smelled.

    I need to pick up a bottle but my fragrance budget is in conflict with my musical gear budget and the latter is going to win out for awhile.
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    Does Versace Baby Blue Jeans qualify? That wins by default. I don't recall testing others with this criteria.

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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    Rectoverso Man:Blue Atoll is the limiest scent I have.
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    Floris Limes, Truefitt & Hill, Ortigia, Taylor of Old Bond Street's Victorian Limes,The Art of Shaving Limes
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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    I'm not saying these are soliflors but I'd like to add Eau d'Cartier Concentree (I've not tried the original version), Escentric Molecules Escentric 01, and Creed Virgin Island Water.
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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    Virgin Island Water, Set Sail St. Barts & Guerlain Homme. I like my lime to be slightly boozy!
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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    Has anyone tried the CdG Lime EdT (series 8)?

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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    Has anyone tried the CdG Lime EdT (series 8)?
    Yes.

    Wonderfully bright and almost edible lime for about 3-4 minutes and then highly forgettable (boring synthetic musk base note) soon thereafter.

    If it were under $10 for a large bottle I'd own it. Seeing as it retails for $48 for a tiny bottle, I'll pass.

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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    ^Thanks Mike, I was scoping that one.
    *relieved*

    Can't wait to sample stardust, moustache,and Penhaligons'
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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    Truefitt & Hill.
    Creed VIW.

    Of course, I like lime in a lot of frags, but in the two above it stands out.

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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    M7 Fresh has that lime note in it's opening that reminds me alot of Fruit Loops!

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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    Truefitt & Hill: button-down lime
    Penhaligons: skip in the park lime
    Crown Perfumery Spiced Lime: right between the eyes hot lime
    M7Fresh: cheap lime candy

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    Philosophy The Fragrance is quite good. I like it a lot and it's quite inexpensive.

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    Royall Lyme
    Amazing duration on me and has a bit of complexity.

    Green Water is also quite nice but dies way too quick.
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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    I think I will add Jungle Pour Homme by Kenzo to this list. The lime in the top really is sharp, strong and long lasting - before the deluge of spices arrives.
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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    For pure lime, it's Trumper's. Crown Spiced Limes is a brilliant masculine spicy scent built around lime (wouldn't ya know). Virgin Island Water is the ultimate beach leisure lime. Feuille Verte? Hm, let me check my canister... I wish.
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    Default Re: Your favorite Lime soliflore, or Lime-dominant scent ...?

    Dorothy McCall's (Kingsburry Fragrances) Lime Lift is wonderful. She's made it in edt, soap & body creme. Some of us keep the edt in the fridge for the summer. It's just stunning!
    She's a Pittsburg, PA aromatherapist & all around fantastic perfumer.

    Her website doesn't really show all that she makes, IT isn't her forte. www.kingsburyfragrances.com
    (412) 687-2720 be sure to tell her "RHM" told you about her. When you click on the link, just send her an email & ask about Lime Lift, as it's not listed on the site. Neither is Classic Amber II (fantastic amber & jasmine fragrance) & the stunning rose scent Twilight Rose. Like I said, she doesn't put her time or money into the website. (No affiliation, just a happy client who, over the years, has become a friend as well).

    If you want lime, you've got to try Dorothy's Lime Lift.
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