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    Default Wanted: not your run-of-the-mill citrus recommendations

    Hey all! I've been looking and looking for a citrus with some character, depth, and longevity. It's proving a bit difficult. I tried Hermes Orange Vert Concentre. I like that best so far. But want to try some different frags before I purchase the Hermes. I know there was a recent thread re: citrus. But I feel my search is a bit more specific.

    Citrus notes I like best: Petitgrain, blood orange, and bergamot ( I like my citrus with some green and woodiness to it. A little spice ain't bad either.)

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Wanted: not your run-of-the-mill citrus recommendations

    I highly recommend CdG Harissa for an interesting, wonderfully spicy blood orange. I love it for transitioning from a hot day into a cool gloaming.

    For a surprisingly true but linear blood orange scent, Dawn Spencer Hurwitz' Blood Orange is the best I've found so far. Another favorite is Jalaine Citrus Dreams oil: a light, lovely citrus blend that wears close to the skin a but for a longer time than one may expect from a citrus scent.
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    Default Re: Wanted: not your run-of-the-mill citrus recommendations

    You may want to give Paul Smith Extreme a sample. Spicy bergamont and sandalwood make this one of my personal favorites.

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    Default Re: Wanted: not your run-of-the-mill citrus recommendations

    Xerjoff Fiero

    Head: Bergamot, Lemon, Lemongrass, Blood Orange
    Heart: Thyme, Tarragon, Mint, Neroli
    Base: Nutmeg, Mysore Sandelholz, Patchouly, Vetiver, Coumarin

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    Default Re: Wanted: not your run-of-the-mill citrus recommendations

    Profumum Acqua Viva ! It's wonderful citrus.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
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    Default Re: Wanted: not your run-of-the-mill citrus recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by chaplain View Post
    ( I like my citrus with some green and woodiness to it. A little spice ain't bad either.)
    Miller Harris Tangerine Vert

    A greener, stronger L'Eau d'Orange Vert, which you will love.
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    Default Re: Wanted: not your run-of-the-mill citrus recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Xerjoff Fiero

    Head: Bergamot, Lemon, Lemongrass, Blood Orange
    Heart: Thyme, Tarragon, Mint, Neroli
    Base: Nutmeg, Mysore Sandelholz, Patchouly, Vetiver, Coumarin
    This sounds amazing!!! Can I get a sample at Parfums Raffy?

    So many interesting suggestions! Thanks a bunch, everyone. I can feel a large sample purchase coming on! ;o)

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    Default Re: Wanted: not your run-of-the-mill citrus recommendations

    I think Dyptique has one that's blood orange, but I forgot the name.
    I'm a fan of guerlain's Pamplelune - creamy sour grapefruit

    PS - have you searched old threads? examples:
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    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/222...owerful-CITRUS
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    Default Re: Wanted: not your run-of-the-mill citrus recommendations

    The best bergamot scent I know is The Different Company's Bergamote.

    You could also try Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil. Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien is a slightly spicey lemon.

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    Default Re: Wanted: not your run-of-the-mill citrus recommendations

    Hugh Parsons Yellow: crisp, semi-casual, semi-formal, spiced citrus niche fragrance

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