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    Default Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    I've tried Azure Lime several times and was disappointed by it. I was wondering if anyone could recommend me a few Lime-Based or straight Lime fragrances.

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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    Hi, Admittedly, I am VERY elementary when it comes to testing fragrances. However, When I tested Antiheroes by Etat Libre d'Orange, the most prominent "notes" I noticed were "key lime pie and pine sap." I did not put it on my wishlist because I'm not a fan of citrus, but I love most of ELdO, and maybe Antiheroes is worth a try for you?

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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    I'll let others chime in, but honestly N. CAL, lime scents are horrifically short lived. There is great lime note in the open of VIW, that made me seek a lime scent. I picked Trumpers Lime. Fantastic! for about 20 minutes.

    I've seen many a thread here and in other forms crash and burn as people seek a good lime scent. Azure Lime is generally thought to be one of the longer lasting ones.

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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    I've recently sampled Anglia Perfumery (Crown) Imperial Lime / Spiced Limes. I liked them both, the latter being quite old school and I'd think appropriate for more formal occasions as well as informal just the same.

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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    Though I am new here on Basenotes, I would suggest "guerlain Homme Intense" (not the "fresh" version or the EDT version! they're awful!) it's a cool twist on the infamous "mojito" accord. Hope this will be helpful

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    Bond No 9 Nouveau Bowery or Central Park

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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    Aromatic Lime

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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin. My husband loves this.

    I also like, for myself, Bronnley Lime & Bergamot eau fraiche (but it wears like an edt.) It's cheap-- $17 at smallflower.com for 100 ml spray. This is less complex than the Malone and lasts about 4 hours while the Malone lasts twice that.
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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    live jazz and Hanae Mori are very limey

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    Frapin- L'humaniste.

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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    Stardust for Men. Mexican (Key) Lime dominates. A bit different and less citrusy than most other lime frags.
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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    For a straight lime, I recommend Trumpers Extract of West Indian Limes. The best pure lime scent I have smelled. The only problem is it is a very brief experience as you get the blast of lime and then it is gone within the hour.

    The Spiced Limes recommendation I also concur with. I own the original Crown Perfumery version, but assuming it is the same, it is a nice classy Lime scent that smells just like its name and that has excellent longevity (8+ hours on my skin).
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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    Take a look at Guerlain Imperiale as it features lime and lime blossom.

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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    I get a lot of lime from creed VIW acutally.

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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDrydown View Post
    I get a lot of lime from creed VIW acutally.
    Interesting

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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    I forgot to mention that i like the opening for azure lime. I want to find a fragrance that has that exact same opening but lasting a lot longer. Azure Lime opening lasts no more than 20-30 min.

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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    It's not straight up lime but it is easily detectable behind the coconut.

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    For long lasting great limes these are great
    Nouveau Bowery - a better longer lasting version of Jo Malones Lime, Basil and Mandarin
    Virgin Island Water - lime, light coconut and rum
    Central Park - very green and citrus and lime
    L'Humaniste - lime, gin and Tonic with juniper berries. Long lasting
    Selection Verte - plenty of lime, light mint and citrus

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    Nouveau Bowery and Central Park by Bond No.9
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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin.
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    Calè Assolo (lime, artemisia and green apple on a strong woody/musky base)


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    Extract of Limes by Penhaligons


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    Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Limes

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    Stardust for Men. Mexican (Key) Lime dominates. A bit different and less citrusy than most other lime frags.
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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    Jo Malone Sweet Lime and Cedar
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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    Squeeze lime oils in a vial. Add some perfumer alcohol. Enjoy.

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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    C O Bigelow Lemon and Lime 1818

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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    While not exactly lime-dominant, my current favorite fragrance with a lime note is Ogallala Bay Rum, Limes, and Peppercorns. I also like the lime and peppermint combo in the opening of Czeck & Speake's Cuba.

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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    Among the classic English houses, if you're willing to accept something less natural-smelling than the Trumpers, try the Truefitt and Hill. It lasts a lot longer, and may even be the longest-lasting "pure lime" scent I've tried. It gets a bit creamier and sweeter at the end, almost like it's turning into Stewart's Lime Soda, but I figure that beats the ones that disappear altogether.

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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    What is the longevity and how long is the projection/scent cloud for Jo Malones Lime, Basil and Mandarin?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrFragranceReview View Post
    For long lasting great limes these are great
    Nouveau Bowery - a better longer lasting version of Jo Malones Lime, Basil and Mandarin
    Virgin Island Water - lime, light coconut and rum
    Central Park - very green and citrus and lime
    L'Humaniste - lime, gin and Tonic with juniper berries. Long lasting
    Selection Verte - plenty of lime, light mint and citrus

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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    Of course the limiest of all are Truefitt & Hill and Trumper's West Indian Limes. These are pure, nearly natural lime concoctions. Very short lived, more like body tonics really.

    I'm not sure I would call C&S Cuba a lime based frag. It certainly has lime its mojit-esque accord, but Cuba's really about tobacco, civet, and aromatic woods.

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