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    Default What is The Best Lemon Fragrance?

    Hello out there in Basenotes land!
    I hope you can help, and I'm sure you can. I'm trying to find a lemon based fragrance that is just that...LEMON. Lemon from start to finish. One that goes on smelling like fresh lemons and stays that way. As close to the real thing as possible. A lot of frags have lemon topnotes that are wonderful but disappear within ten minutes. Awaiting your expert advice!

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    Monsieur Balmain would seem to fit the bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    Monsieur Balmain would seem to fit the bill.
    +1 from me

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    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    D&G light blue

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    One of those Diptyque eau de colognes that come in 200 ml bottles -- can't remember which one of the three it is, but one of them is just straight up a very natural-smelling freshly sliced lemon.

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    The lemon is very long-lasting in Dior Homme Sport.

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    Profumum Acqua Viva. Hands down. No contest. Game over. ;')

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    Limone di Sicilia by i Profumi di Firenze no contest. Profumum Acqua Viva a close second place

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceekay View Post
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Yes

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    Do you want the lemon to be purely the smell of lemon juice or do you want some zestiness (from the rind) to it? It is a different olfactory experience. Personally, I like the zest. Not the most affordable, but one of the best is Profumum's Acqua Viva.

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    Creed Neroli Sauvage is my favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing the Dragon View Post
    The lemon is very long-lasting in Dior Homme Sport.
    +1...
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    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne. It smells like the mist from a lemon if you were to peel one. EB and Sport is a more creamy lemon but Sport Cologne is FRESHHH
    Looking to buy: Terre d'Hermes 3.3 EDT! Lemme know!

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    why has no one said chanel allure homme sport?

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    Chanel Allure Homme Blanche is the definition of what Lemon is....
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Quote Originally Posted by lunoar View Post
    +1 from me
    +2 Balmain
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    +1,000,000 on Monsieur Balmain.

    Also, Armani Eau Pour Homme, Chanel Pour Monsieur, Eau Sauvage, and YSL Pour Homme (I dunno if you've tried these or not)

    Eau de Guerlain is a great all-around lasting citrus. And yes, Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne.
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    Aramis New West (preferably old bottle)
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    Gloria by Cacharel

    PM me if you have bottles that you're willing to sell or trade!

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    Chanel allure edition blanche

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    Another vote for Edition Blanche

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    Allure Edition Blanche and do try Moschino Uomo? wich is a very strong spicy lemon, but very elegant!

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    Monsieur Balmain by Pierre Balmain

    Inexpensive designer fragrance w/ strong lemon note and excellent longevity.
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    The previous recommendations are all perfumes with a lemon note, if you want LEMON from start to finish, there is only one:
    C.O. Bigelow Apothecary Lemon No. 1999

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26131172.html

    a close second is C.O. Bigelow Apothecary Winter Lemon.

    Give Tuscan Soul a try too.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129533.html
    Last edited by PerfumeCollector; 19th February 2011 at 06:24 PM.

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    Aigues-Vives

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumeCollector View Post
    The previous recommendations are all perfumes with a lemon note, if you want LEMON from the beguinning to the end thre are only one: C.O. Bigelow Apothecary Lemon No. 1999

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26131172.html


    a close second is C.O. Bigelow Apothecary Winter Lemon.

    Give Tuscan Soul a try too.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129533.html

    Damn, how come I never remembered Tuscan Soul, one of first fragrances I owned. It's a lovely unisex indeed! Fresh citruses, kind of elegant too.

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    Limes by Floris. Just limes and some lil bit of flowers.
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    Chemically, it's difficult to get a citrus note to stick around for long, so they typically become woody as in Patou PH or YSL PH. You're not going to find what you're looking for at the high end. The previous suggestion for Lemon from CO Bigelow is a good one, as is, to be honest, plain old Jean Nate. Be sure you try before you buy any of the others suggested here as many of them have minimal lemon.

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    ...and kudos to those who have brought up Ferragamo's Tuscan Soul. Not a true lemon, but a wonderful eau fraiche type fragrance that doesn't get nearly as much talk/praise as it should!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    Do you want the lemon to be purely the smell of lemon juice or do you want some zestiness (from the rind) to it? It is a different olfactory experience. Personally, I like the zest. Not the most affordable, but one of the best is Profumum's Acqua Viva.
    Definitely the zest of the rind too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blondex199667 View Post
    Chemically, it's difficult to get a citrus note to stick around for long, so they typically become woody as in Patou PH or YSL PH. You're not going to find what you're looking for at the high end. The previous suggestion for Lemon from CO Bigelow is a good one, as is, to be honest, plain old Jean Nate. Be sure you try before you buy any of the others suggested here as many of them have minimal lemon.
    As long as the lemon doesn't disappear completely or the composition changes too radically. For example, I own and love YSL PH and it has perhaps the best lemon topnotes ever; but by the end of the composition it is a completely different type of scent. It goes from the of lemon to downright melancholia. But I think you're right about the high end vs. Jean Nate type stuff. I guess its off to the drugstore!

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    colormechris: many better noses than I have weighed in here, but my knowledge of citrus in fragrance is that it is generally quite fleeting.

    I know a lot of guys have a love of citrus in scents. And I've seen this sort of "citrus only" inquiry in a lot of posts here and in other forums in which I participate. I believe that citrus and lavender are similar in that they can be a part of scent, but usually not very long lasting.

    If anyone made a scent that was linear lemon from start to finish, someone here would know about it. I'm sure Demeter makes a scent that is nothing but lemon, but most of their scents are known for lack of longevity. Most people want a scent to last awhile, so most perfumers use combinations of notes that will extend the life of the scent.
    Last edited by StylinLA; 19th February 2011 at 07:30 PM.

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    The constant challenge to noses in making a fragrance based solely on citrus notes is to give it longevity. It would be great to have some that last through an entire workday in the Texas summer here, for example, because the citrus-based scents just flat work better in the hot summer months. Many of the non-citrus-based ones that work well in colder climates come across as heavy and/or cloying in the heat.
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    Boucheron EDP has a lemony vibe to me
    Santos Concentree has lemon also

    Both very long lasting

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhdena View Post
    Boucheron EDP has a lemony vibe to me
    Santos Concentree has lemon also

    Both very long lasting
    Boucheron indeed. But I get very little lemon in Santos Concentre. Certainly not long lasting. Much more of a patchuoli/sandalwood to me.

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    I guess I'll just have to get something really lemony and keep it in my man-purse (ahh-Eurobag!) for continual reapplication. Bath and Bodyworks has a new frag called, get this, "Lemon". Maybe I should try that...

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    Oh, okay, this is the one I saw at Bath and Body Works!

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumeCollector View Post
    The previous recommendations are all perfumes with a lemon note, if you want LEMON from start to finish, there is only one:
    C.O. Bigelow Apothecary Lemon No. 1999

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26131172.html

    a close second is C.O. Bigelow Apothecary Winter Lemon.

    Give Tuscan Soul a try too.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129533.html

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    Moustache by Rochas

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    If anyone made a scent that was linear lemon from start to finish, someone here would know about it.
    I just said it here earlier, Lemon 1999 is nothing but lemon, didn't I?
    Last edited by PerfumeCollector; 22nd February 2011 at 01:37 PM.

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    You did Sir, and that is the first one I'm going to try!

    [QUOTE=PerfumeCollector;2088971]
    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    If anyone made a scent that was linear lemon from start to finish, someone here would know about it.QUOTE]

    I just said it here earlier, Lemon 1999 is nothing but lemon, didn't I?

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    [QUOTE=PerfumeCollector;2088971]
    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    If anyone made a scent that was linear lemon from start to finish, someone here would know about it.QUOTE]

    I just said it here earlier, Lemon 1999 is nothing but lemon, didn't I?
    Indeed. A Basenoter will come through for nearly any request.

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    I have to add Monsieur Balmain as well , it is really the only one that is totally lemon with great longevity , the colour of the bottle is a huge clue to what is inside !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakman View Post
    I have to add Monsieur Balmain as well , it is really the only one that is totally lemon with great longevity , the colour of the bottle is a huge clue to what is inside !!!
    I dare you to compare,

    Monsieur Balmain:
    Top notes: mint, bergamot and lemon
    middle notes:rosemary, ginger, pepper and caraway
    base notes: musk, amber, clary sage and vetiver.

    Lemon 1999:
    Top notes: lemon, lemon and lemon
    middle notes:lemon, lemon and lemon
    base notes: lemon, lemon, lemon and lemon

    Any doubts????
    .

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    M. Balmain is gorgeous and worth owning, but it gets really woody and dusty. The lemony opening is charming, but fleeting IMO.

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    Maybe some McCormick's Lemon Extract from the A & P...

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    Lemon cake = Chanel Blanche

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    Lemon cake = Chanel Blanche

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    Do not laugh BUT I have one to propose from the Maison Rossine who specialises in Rose scented fragrances. I was in there this afternoon at the Palais Royal, Paris. They have a new scent out called Rossimo (male fragrance). Top notes really high lemon / citrus with rose floral undertones. I asked the SA if I had smelt this somewhere before and she said Monsieur Balmain.
    Lemons and citrus scents longevity are always an issue but the SA had assured that its not an issue with Rose Homme and Twill Rose as the perfumier had concentrated on this issue with Rossimo. Very reasonable priced as well!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHV View Post
    Moustache by Rochas
    It's been a while since I broke out the Moustache but I believe it's centered around lime, not lemon.

    Find yourself some vintage Eau Fraiche de Dior - it's the wildest, most shimmering citrus fragrance I've ever sniffed.

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    So far it's YSL pour Homme Haute Concentration for me.

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