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    Default a lime cologne wearable by women - suggestions?

    I'm female, and go with feminine or unisex fragrances most of the time, but I quite happily wear some of the less hairy-chested men's scents - things like Black Fleece or Russian cheapie Novaya Zarya Tabak. (I know and agree that we should all just wear what smells good on/to us, whatever counter it's on, but there are just some scents that I personally I am not, I guess, man enough for.)

    So what I'd like is a good, not completely XY lime scent at a reasonable price point, and I wondered if anyone here would have any recommendations. I've tested Crabtree & Evelyn's West Indian Lime, which is affordable and nice enough, but somewhat less limey and more soapy than I'm picturing. Jo Malone just costs way more than I feel like spending on what will amount to a summer pick-me-up.

    Any thoughts? And thanks for your time!

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    Green Water by Jacques Fath

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    Eau De Rochas (female edition)


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    For a lime gourmand that is unisex (if you like lime) and not expensive, try Enrico Sebastiano Fine Cologne.

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    Montgomery Taylor Ambra di Venzia

    Lime and Narcissus y amber base !!



    One of Guerlain Staff woman say me
    She like wear Guerlain Homme ( Lime - mojito )
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    What about Azure Lime?

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    I think there are quite a few nice female lime scents: Escale a Portofino Dior, Sweet Lime and Cedar Jo Malone... no real need to dig into male perfumery!
    Yet, when it comes to lime, nothing like Voyage d'Hermes: i find loads of lime (and juniper?) in the opening, it's like wearing a gin and tonic!
    l'air libre les oiseaux ont eux aussi le vertige (camille)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkbrd View Post
    So what I'd like is a good, not completely XY lime scent at a reasonable price point
    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    What about Azure Lime?
    Quote Originally Posted by blkbrd View Post
    So what I'd like is a good, not completely XY lime scent at a reasonable price point
    @hedonist - I'm only joking


    @blkbrd,

    Jo Malone make a few lime fragrances - (although I accept what you're saying about the price)

    Lime Basil & Mandarin by jo Malone

    Sweet Lime & Cedar by jo Malone


    Ted by Ted Lapidus

    ck one SUMMER 2011 by Calvin Klein

    Aramis Cool Blend by Aramis

    ARAMIS LIFE by Aramis

    Happy for Men by Clinique (although I struggle to find the lime in this one)

    Set Sail St. Barts for men by Tommy Bahama

    Green Jeans by Versace

    Big Pony 1 by Ralph Lauren

    West Indian Lime by Crabtree and Evelyn

    Royall Lyme of Bermuda by Royall Lyme


    After that, I'm struggling, and I accept some of these are more expensive than others.
    Last edited by Dr_Rudi; 9th May 2011 at 03:11 PM. Reason: EDIT: Removed French Lime Blossom by Jo Malone - entirely my error - thank you 30 Roses.

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    Default Re: a lime cologne wearable by women - suggestions?

    This one is perfect and quite unisex:

    Bronnley Lime & Bergamot Eau Fraiche. 100ml, $17 at smallflower.com, and lasts a good 5 hours on me.
    http://www.smallflower.com/bronnley/...rance-10065084

    They even have matching body products (which I have not tried, however):
    http://www.smallflower.com/search/bronnley-lime

    I actually like this more than the Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarine.

    BTW, JM French Lime Blossom isn't lime, it's linden. For some odd reason linden trees are also called "lime blossom" but they are not citrus.


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    I like to layer Crabtree & Evelyn's West Indian Lime Cologne with Trumper's Extract of West Indian Limes - the Trumper provides the intial blast of lime while the C & E ensures some longevity once the Trumper has evaporated.

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    Versace Baby Blue Jeans has a pleasant zingy lime opening on a light powdery vanillic base.

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    Extract of Limes by Penhaligon's


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    Nimitz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshmellow View Post
    Extract of Limes by Penhaligon's

    OMG! This looked so good, I just bought it blind!

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    Creed Virgin Island Water has a great lime note with coconut. Great for summer!

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    Thank you so much! I bravely blind bought the Bronnley, and it'll do very well!

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    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Bond No.9 Central park
    Guerlain Homme
    Guerlain Imperiale
    Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes
    Trumper West Indian Limes


    I don't see any reason a woman couldn't wear those in confidence.
    Especially around me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkbrd View Post
    Thank you so much! I bravely blind bought the Bronnley, and it'll do very well!
    Oh good!

    I find myself wearing it quite often now that the weather has warmed up. It's a very cheerful smell.


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    CitronCitron by Miller Harris
    Lubin L'Eau Neuve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshmellow View Post
    Extract of Limes by Penhaligon's

    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
    OMG! This looked so good, I just bought it blind!
    LOL

    Yeah, I was going to suggest this one, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshmellow View Post
    Extract of Limes by Penhaligon's

    Look what it says on penhaligons website:


    BASE NOTES
    Extract of Limes has no Base Notes



    Amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    LOL

    Yeah, I was going to suggest this one, too.
    It's a pretty darn good fragrance imo! Pretty realistic lime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Look what it says on penhaligons website:


    BASE NOTES
    Extract of Limes has no Base Notes



    Amazing!
    Wow you're right! I searched it up and indeed....

    Top Notes
    Lime, Lemon, Petitgrain

    Middle Notes
    Neroli

    Base Notes

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