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    I know there have been threads on earthy, non-sweet lemon scents before but have recently found a new hankering for this ..Any recommendations for a real earthy, dirty, type of lemon scents (less sweet, no lemon pledge) thanks.
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    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta.

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    I would recommend Cedrat by Patricia de Nicolai. Of course, the cedrat is a citron, not a lemon strictly speaking. But I think this PdN scent might well be what you're looking for, in that it has a woody, warm base of sandalwood and patchouli. It comes in eau de cologne strength - great for spritzing with abandon, and also a more intense eau de toilette concentration, which is nice for layering over the edc at your pulse points.

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    i never get "Lemon Pledge" from Signoricci or Monsieur Balmain.

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    The different company Divine Bergamote

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    Armani Eau Pour Homme

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    Monsieur Balmain - a woody lemon

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    Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon starts of with a non sweet lemon blast then dries down to a wonderful pine fragrance

    Also, these two aren't lemon, but they are non-sweet citrus scents:

    Citrus Paradisi by Czech & Speake
    Bergamote 22 by Le Labo

    None of my recommendations are "earthy" IMO though. Sorry.

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    Etro Lemon Sorbet
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    Default Re: earthy, non-sweet lemon recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Etro Lemon Sorbet
    Petruccijc beat me to it. This was the first scent that popped into my head when I read the thread title.

    Lemon Sorbet is so earthy, it was a little too much for me (no, it doesn't smell like sorbet). It smells like grilled, charred lemon slices on a hot grill sprinkled with black pepper piquancy. Sample this one, it's not a safe blind buy.
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    This is discontinued but you can still find bottles of Crown Esterhazy. It's a dry, sharp, bitter lemon with no contradicting sweetness. If you PM me, I can arrange a sample vial for you.
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    +1 for Etro Lemon Sorbet here as well. It's dry airy earthy herbal lemon, not sweet or "pledge-like" at all.

    Also a couple of Cerutti's - original 1881 (soapy herbal citrus) and Image Fresh Energy (bitter)
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    Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien comes to mind. Nice lemon tops, with a woody, earthy dry down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien comes to mind. Nice lemon tops, with a woody, earthy dry down.

    If it only lasted longer!
    Ha, I just bought that one yesterday! The EDP that is, which has a pretty good longevity for a citrus frag, IMHO.
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    Blenheim Bouquet if you like coniferous notes; Lux if you like powder; Boucheron if you like lots of powder.
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    No one has mentioned Terre D'Hermes yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by irish View Post
    No one has mentioned Terre D'Hermes yet?
    I think Terre d'Hermes can hint at some sweetness in the late drydown.

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    Eau Sauvage. Bright lemon edging into spiky herbs and peaty earth.

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    Dirty Lemon?

    How come nobody has suggested Eau De Hermes yet?

    Dirty, lemony like a post-coital citrus glow.
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    Armani APH, Eau Sauvage, Blenheim Bouquet, Acqua di Parma Colonia, YSL pour Homme, but above all YSL pour Homme Concentree

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    MpG's Fraicheur Muskissime is citrus over fine musk. Very understated and quite clean. The musk base be-fangs the unsweetened lemon note's bite.
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    Calypso Tangerine (TFFKA Homme).
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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    Dirty Lemon?

    How come nobody has suggested Eau De Hermes yet?

    Dirty, lemony like a post-coital citrus glow.
    mmm. I wish I had an easier time finding this.

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    Fraiche Badianne. Anise and lemons, a bit mossy and earthy.

    Homme des Gres - not exactly earthy but a rather woody lemon.

    Grain De Plaisir - lemons over celery and mint, progressing into an herbal, oakmossy drydown.
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    Dior Homme Sport. Lemony citrus and Ginger, with a touch of woods. Not much development, and frankly smells a bit flat and harsh to me, but it seems to get good reviews.

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    Geo F Trumpers Wellington Cologne, there is quite a bit of citrus in the opening and I find the drydown a touch medicinal and earthy
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