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    Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

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    I would say Hermes--Concentree d'Orange Vert and Dior--Eau Sauvage, though I haven't sampled Eau de Pamplemousse Rose or Acqua di Parma yet.

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    I would say Aqua di Parma Colonia (and Assoluta and Intensa)

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    The 2 I like the best are Eau de Sud and Ricci Club Haute ( which is more complex and heavier.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredriksjodin View Post
    Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?
    There is no such thing as the 'best' citrus fragrance, I think it is much more appropriate to ask for a consensus amongst a given quorum.

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    My vote goes to Monsieur Balmain. A straight up and down citrus that never stops giving.

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    Default Re: Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    The best one is the one that works best on you. Many good suggestions have been given (including what I would have suggested - Eau Sauvage and/or Acqua di Parma). Have fun trying out a few and see what works.


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    Default Re: Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    Everyone's opinion will differ on what is "the best". Some citrus fragrances that are my favorites include:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa
    Laura Tonatto Albi
    Laura Tonatto Iss
    Annick Goutal Eau du Sud
    Nina Ricci Signoricci
    Nina Ricci Ricci Club Haute Concentration
    Yves Saint-Laurent Pour Homme Concentree
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Fraiche Badiane
    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune
    Yves Saint-Laurent Live Jazz
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    I haven't tried citrus scent much enough, but Agua Fresca by Adolfo Dominguez is my choice at the moment.
    Current Top 5

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    Default Re: Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxpower View Post
    I would say Aqua di Parma Colonia (and Assoluta and Intensa)
    I would agree! Personally I love Intensa, but I also really like Assoluta as well. Really can't go wrong with any of em'.

    Edit: And Hugh Parsons Blue. It smells FAR more expensive than it's price tag indicates.
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    My personal holy grail citrus is Guerlain Philtre d'Amour. Your favorite may differ (but everyone should try PdA!).

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    Default Re: Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    My favorites, which just happen to be unisex, Frederic Malle Bigarade Concentree and Annick Goutal Mandragore.
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    I like Neroli Sauvage

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    Default Re: Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inselaffe View Post
    My vote goes to Monsieur Balmain. A straight up and down citrus that never stops giving.
    Yep!

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    Signoricci, Acqua di Parma Colonia, Eau Sauvage, or Annick Goutal's Eau d'Hadrien.
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    Default Re: Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    I second Laura Tonatto's Albi & Iss...

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    Monsieur Balmain or Bigarade Concentree, but I haven't tried a lot of the other ones mentioned above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnnum View Post
    There is no such thing as the 'best' citrus fragrance, I think it is much more appropriate to ask for a consensus amongst a given quorum.
    LOL

    IMO, the "BEST", most natural smelling, classy citrus scents are without question:

    1. Creed Selection Verte (masculine citrus[lime, mandarin, lemon], with cooling mint, light clove, and wonderful green-floral base)
    2. Hermes Concentre D'Orange Verte (unisex citrus[orange, lemon], with mango, papaya, and a patchouli/moss base)
    3. Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte (unisex citrus [orange, lemon], with a light oakmoss base, short-lived but slightly more natural and less sweet than the concentre version)
    4. Maitre Fraiche Badiane (classic citrus[tangerine, lemon], with a spicy star-anise base, surpisingly long lasting)
    5. Creed Citrus Biggarade (classis citrus [bitter orange], incredible and delicious with an 18% oil concentration that still has poor longevity)
    6. Maitre Eau Pour le Jeune homme (sweet citrus-flower/citrus[brazilian orange, lemon], long-lasting, sweet orange blossom (neroli) , with wonderful citrus top, and green leafy accents to support the star neroli)
    7. Creed Neroli Sauvage (classic citrus-flower/citrus[bergamot, grapefruit, lemon] sweet, somewhat dry neroli scent with good longevity once the top notes fade leaving a sweet neroli flanked by leafy/herbal wild verbena (not lemon verbena), and a top that is near perfection for the 1st minute.
    8. Miller Harris Tangerine Vert (unisex citrus[tangerine, lemon], fairly concentrated tangerine scent with green accents of petitgrain (leaves/branches from citrus tree)
    9. Acqua Di Parma Colonia (classic floral/citrus[orange, lemon], long-lasting rose base with a lavender/citrus midrange, and tart, natural citrus top)
    10. Acqua Di Parma Meditteraneo Arancia Di Capri (sharp unisex citrus[orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine], with moderate longevity, and a light base of spice/herb/musk

    These scents all smell very natural, and very classy, so each one can legitimatly claim as a consensus "best".

    Another scent I like, while not 100% natural-smelling (but still majority natural-smelling), is Truefitt & Hill's West Indian Limes (wet limes, other citrus, sweet long-lasting neroli&clove base)
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Default Re: Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    Etro Lemon Sorbet
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    Default Re: Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    Basically look into Aqua di Parma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwpianoboe View Post
    Monsieur Balmain or Bigarade Concentree, but I haven't tried a lot of the other ones mentioned above.
    I still have not tried either one. Eager to try Malle's, and if it is very similar to creed's citrus biggarade, but actually lasts without smelling synthetic, I'll buy.

    Monsieur Balmain iv'e been scoping forever it seems, and no one has a tester locally. Been wanting to buy blind, but the mixed reviews put me off. Does it smell as sour/woody as Bois De Cedrat ? or more sweet like AOS Lemon EDT ? Which other lemon note or lemon scent would anyone compare it's lasting lemon note to ?

    No mean to hijack, Fredrik, but this may help you also, if a lemon scent is the citrus you like.


    Another scent that isn't really unisex, very masculine, but could easily be classed "best", is Geurlain's Imperiale, but it's a true edc, and has abysmal longevity[worse than ed'ov], but while it's around it's tremendous.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    I've been loving L'eau de Tarocco, which is definitely unisex...of course it is all about orange, so if you're looking for something more generically citrus it might not do.

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    In my humble opinion, my absolute favorite: Armani Eau pour Homme (1984), but this is just a strictly personal impression.
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    Default Re: Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    my favorites in the citrus arena are:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia, and Fresh's Citron de Vigne.

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    "Best" is really too simplistic. Some of my favorites are:

    Citrus Paradisi
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Czech & Speake Neroli
    Monsieur Balmain
    Bahiana
    Iskander
    Eau de Fleurs de Cédrat
    Eau de Guerlain
    Eau de Sud
    Eau Sauvage
    Eau Nueve
    Eau de Gloire
    Cristalle

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    Light Blue pour homme

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    I am surprised no one has mentioned Eau de Patou pour homme, yet.
    The rate at which all those bottles disappeared from 'xmen's' sales thread, I thought I'd see it mentioned here.

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    Monsieur Balmain

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    Above disclaimers regarding "BEST" apply:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia and Colonia Assoluta
    Lubin's L'eau Neuve
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    Eau de Guerlain has my attention. I wore it this past Saturday evening. A first class trip through the notes as a bright and well thought out citrus.
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