AdP Colonia for me.
Thread: Holy Grail Citrus Award
Neroli Sauvage is my current fav
AdP Colonia for me.
Acqua di Parma Colonia for me as well; I just love the stuff.
Last edited by The Duke; 24th June 2009 at 02:37 PM.
The obvious answer would be AdP Colonia Assoluta, but I don't regard it 100% citrus scent.
But what a true citrus and very good is Parfums de Nicolai Cologne Sologne. Breath-takingly beautiful, alas too short-lived.
How would you compare this one (especially the lemon/citrus notes) to:
1. Blenheim Bouquet
2. Bowling Green
3. Allure Blanche
4. Bois De Cedrat
Which lemon most closely resembles the Trophee lemon in sweetness/acidity ?
And is the base herbal/green like the first two, or dry like 3&4 ?
Serge Lutens Mandarine Mandarin
Creed Orange Spice
I got in the mail today Blu Mediterraneo Fico di Amalfi - amazing stuff - citrus and fig.
Not the biggest fan of citrus scents, tho I like nearly all the ones I've sampled.
Get your stones ready....
Light Blue pour Homme
*Runs for shelter*
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??
I am arriving at the conclusion that the Holy Grail of Citrus scents is:
Chanel Eau de Cologne.
Current Top Five:
1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
5. Creed Original Vetiver
Of course, no edt can surpass a true cologne when it comes to the beauty of citrus, for colognes submit to the very effervescence and brightness that makes citruses so attractive in the first place. My own vote goes to Imperiale. However, for what I think of as a 'fortified citrus', I have found nothing better than Blenheim Bouquet. The citrus top is remarkably refreshing - and combines most enjoyably with the pine below it.
Le Labo Bergamote 22 -- smooth, nothing sharp, and doesn't have that bathroom cleaner vibe that most citrus fragrances have.
Orange Sanguine probably, but it's too weak still.
If Azure Lime lasted longer it'd be the perfect citrus scent