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    Default Looking for the ultimate traditional Limes scent

    I´m after a traditional British Limes "Saville Row" scent. Which one would you choose from the following manufacturers?

    Floris
    Geo F. Trumper
    Truefitt & Hill
    Taylor of Old Bond Street

    Others...?

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    Default Re: Looking for the ultimate traditional Limes scent

    Definitely Trumper for me. The only problem is it is so brief... That said, it is incredibly natural smelling and very invigorating.
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    Default Re: Looking for the ultimate traditional Limes scent

    Not British but I'd choose Aromatic Lime by Montale to fit that category.

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    Truefitt & Hill has terrible longevity on my skin and many comments have been made about how short lived it is. I might suggest that you sample Azure Lime from Tom Ford. It may not be the traditional Barber Shop type lime but it worth a try.
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    Default Re: Looking for the ultimate traditional Limes scent

    I liked Floris Limes. Definitely worth a smell. Azure Lime is quite short-lived.

    A long-lasting lime which is excellent is JM Lime, Basil and Mandarin. I happen to think that is the best Malone currently being sold.


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    I like both Anglia Perfumery's (Crown's) Spiced Limes and Imperial Lime. Fleeting but good.

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    Default Re: Looking for the ultimate traditional Limes scent

    Penhaligons Anthology Collection - Extract of Limes

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    I love lime, but as has been noted, it is notoriously brief. I mean reallllllly brief. I have the Trumpers and it's wonderful for 20 minutes or so.

    Maybe you have a really sensitive nose and and prefer very light scents. But be forewarned, lime doesn't last for shyt.

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    Default Re: Looking for the ultimate traditional Limes scent

    Thank you for the advice, gentlemen. As there seems to be no clear winner, I have to order some decants.

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    Default Re: Looking for the ultimate traditional Limes scent

    No. 74 Victorian Lime by Taylor of Old Bond Street ... a invigorating lemon and lime opening, with the woodiness of the lime oil nicely enveloping the lemon vibe, which is carried over to the lovely heart, a heavenly combination of fuschia and rose, which all too soon is captured by the green, woody, mentholish drydown ... projection and longevity are lacking for such an appealing fragrance ...

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    The best lime scent around is floris limes and i see one on ebay for peanuts.
    I tried this in london and truly love love loved this one
    Excellent in summer

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