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

    Bond's Coney Island is an interesting take on lime with vanilla and chocolate. Longevity on me is the best I've ever gotten out of a lime fragrance, at least 6-8 hours.
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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    What is the longevity and how long is the projection/scent cloud for Jo Malones Lime, Basil and Mandarin?
    My husband says at least 5-6 hours, maybe a bit longer, but remember the basil note will be the longest lasting of the three. On me it lasted 10 hours.



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    Trumers Extract of Limes Cologne - This has the pink label. The colgone version is stronger than the regular splash and is the purest dry lime fragrance I've ever had. I splash it on and it lasts a couple hours but comes back with perspiration. This also layers well with almost any other aquatic scent to give them a natural but piercing dry lime top note.

    Guerlain Homme L' Eau is the best lime based fragrance I've tried. Refreshing stuff.

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    From Etro : Benetroessere Resort

    lime, magnolia, light woody base.

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    I second the recommendation in favour of Crabtree & Evelyn's West Indian Lime.

    Creed Selection Verte is also very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    My husband says at least 5-6 hours, maybe a bit longer, but remember the basil note will be the longest lasting of the three. On me it lasted 10 hours.
    Ill definitely give it a try next time i'm at Neiman Marcus. How long does the lime note last?
    Currently wearing: Aubépine-Acacia by Creed

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    How about Montale Aoud Lime?

    I know there isn't much in the way of lime in there - technically speaking, it isnt listed as a note, but I perceive a lot of lime in it - but maybe the lack of real lime is why it lasts for quite a while. I should note that, after an hour or so, some rose appears, which alternates with the lime. The lime and rose take it in turns to shine, but one of them is always there.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Ill definitely give it a try next time i'm at Neiman Marcus. How long does the lime note last?
    I already had different fragrance on today when I read this, but grabbed my husband's sample and sprayed once on my upper arm to sniff as I ran my errands. The lime note lasted about 2.5 hours, although by the end it was a skin scent. However, I usually find that top notes last longer when the fragrance is sprayed on the chest under one's clothing or even on the clothes themselves.

    Do test it yourself when the opportunity arises; it's a very pleasant and invigorating scent.



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    VIW (Creed) I really tune into the lime...not always in a good way.

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    2.5 hours is still short for longevity but i will give it a try. Do you recall getting moderate projection?

    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    I already had different fragrance on today when I read this, but grabbed my husband's sample and sprayed once on my upper arm to sniff as I ran my errands. The lime note lasted about 2.5 hours, although by the end it was a skin scent. However, I usually find that top notes last longer when the fragrance is sprayed on the chest under one's clothing or even on the clothes themselves.

    Do test it yourself when the opportunity arises; it's a very pleasant and invigorating scent.
    Currently wearing: Aubépine-Acacia by Creed

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    From the perspective of a maker of perfumes, the thing about lime is it's obviously a citrus, which means it's going to be short-lived. But unlike lemon or mandarin it's not easy to find anything else that smells similar but lasts longer to boost the longevity with. Even a strict natural perfumer can use Litsea cubeba or olibanum to boost lemon and petitgrain will keep orange or mandarin going a bit longer and that's without resorting to any of the array of orangy aroma chemicals that can last for ages. Lime, not so much.

    On the other hand I rather like it for exactly that reason - a bit like cherry blossom - it is all the more beautiful for being fleeting. And if I may be permitted a tiny bit of self promotion, it takes centre-stage in my most popular cologne: Gin & Lime.
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    Aoud lime....lasting power is fantastic!

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    Floris no 5 - Limes
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickers View Post
    Aoud lime....lasting power is fantastic!
    What's the longevity and projection?
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    Default Re: Looking for a Lime based fragrance any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    2.5 hours is still short for longevity but i will give it a try. Do you recall getting moderate projection?
    I'm at the mall right now and have sprayed myself with JM Lime, Basil & Mandarin to check it gain. Yes, I would say this is one of the Malones that has decent (moderate) projection.



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    Montale Aoud Lime

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    I sampled Nouveau Bowery today, and i like it!
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    Guerlain Homme EDT is excellent.

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    I sampled Jo Malone Lime, Basil, Mandarin. The initial impression was ok, i'm going to wear it on my skin today and see what it has to offer.
    Currently wearing: Aubépine-Acacia by Creed

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

    Diesel Green Masculine is a decent cheapie with lots of lime (although it's a very synthetic, sweet lime candy type note that's mixed with vanilla). It's been discontinued for awhile, but is still readily available online.

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

    All great suggestions so far. I'll add in: Contradiction by Calvin Klein. Solid lime note in the middle of that one.

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    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee. Sharp lime with a big hit of warm smoky vetiver. The 'Terre on lime' description I've heard from others on here is spot on.

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    Virgin Island Water is delicious with a lot of lime in the opening (you must like coconut also)
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    The Trumpers and the Floris I like a lot, Truefitt's is nice, Selection Verte I absolutely absolutely adore, but Azure Lime disappointed me too.

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    The Trumpers and the Floris I like a lot, Truefitt's is nice, Selection Verte I absolutely absolutely adore, but Azure Lime disappointed me too.

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    Caswell-Massey Lime is an excellent lime and herbal fragrance. It's pretty simple but very refreshing and natural smelling. It's been discontinued, but you can still get it on their website if you put "lime" in their search engine. If you just click on categories, it will never come up. It's also now half-price until they run out of it. I can't imagine that anybody who is pointedly looking for it would not find it a steal at the $17.99 (I think) they're currently asking for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    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 love both TRUEFITT & Trumpers, but the trumpets literally has no heart or base. TRUEFITT is a much more complete scent, and hangs on with a floral/citric/mildly-clovey drydown.


    If you like cool water, GIT, chez bond, Garrigue, etc....and also want lots of lime....Stardust is great. VIW is excellent lime with florals woods sugar and coconut. Selection Verte gives off a great Mojito type accord, better than the very discreet Mojito in Guerlain homme.
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    mugler cologne and some of the cheap bay rums.

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