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    Default Quintessential Citrus Fragrance?

    Hi Guys,

    I own a number of citrus based fragrances, and I think they are my favorite type of scent. What do you consider the quintessential or must have citrus fragrance in your collection?

    Cheers,

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    Hi,
    Eau de Rochas pour homme - 9,5 out of 10
    Monsieur de Givenchy vintage - 8 out of 10
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

    Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)

    Current Top 7:

    Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vtg) (Max Gavary, 1994)
    Chanel Allure Homme (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1999)
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Herms by Herms

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    Vintage Monsieur de Givenchy and Eau de Patou (the later being more of a pure citrus play, IMO)
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frdric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'dri) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacr (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Priv (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    You should probably include Terre d'Hermes in the list.
    Smelling good on a budget!

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    Eau d' Orange and Neroli Portifino
    Last edited by sjg3839; 21st February 2013 at 01:40 PM.
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme, definitely a MUST have!

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    And of course Concentre d'Orange Verte by Hermes, a very nice citrusy one!

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    1. Creed Selection Verte
    2. Hermes Concentre D'Orange Verte
    3. Maitre Pour Le Jeune Homme
    4. Parfums De Nicolai Cologne Sologne
    5. Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes

    Those are my top 5 most worn/most liked Citrus scents. Some other worthy CITRUS SCENTS (and not just scents with citrus) are:


    Kilian Prelude To Love
    Creed Scent of Oger
    Brioni Eau De Parfum
    Thirdman Eau Monumentale
    Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte
    Penhaligon's Eau De Cologne (anthology)
    Guerlain Imperiale
    Guerlain Cologne Du Parfumeur
    Annick Goutal Eau D'Hadrien
    PDN Balle De Match
    Villoresi Acqua Di Colonia
    Creed Citrus Biggarade
    Trumper Extract of West Indian Limes
    Bombay Sapphire Infusion
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia
    Eau De Rochas Homme
    Creed Zeste Mandarine Pampelmousse
    Atelier Orange Sanguine
    Trumper Eau De Cologne
    PDN Cedrat EDC
    Syed Junaid Alam Raiq
    Fresh Hesperides
    Malle Cologne Bigarade
    Roger & Gallet Extra Vieille
    Chanel Eau De Cologne
    Chanel Allure Cologne Sport
    Jacques Fath Green Water
    4711


    If we include fruity/fresh/floral/oceanic scents with some Citrus to compliment them, that still have an overall "citrussy attitude":
    I then include:

    Cereus #4, Dior Homme Cologne, M7 Fresh, Eau Sauvage, Bleu De Chanel, Amouage Arcus, Amouage Ciel, Rasasi Al Wisam White, Montale Boise Fruite, Xerjoff Mefisto, Silver Mountain Water, Original Vetiver, GIT, Erolfa, Millesime Imperial, VIW, Aventus, Mugler Cologne, Sisley Eau De Campagne
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    1. Creed Selection Verte
    2. Hermes Concentre D'Orange Verte
    3. Maitre Pour Le Jeune Homme
    4. Parfums De Nicolai Cologne Sologne
    5. Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes

    Those are my top 5 most worn/most liked Citrus scents. Some other worthy CITRUS SCENTS (and not just scents with citrus) are:


    Kilian Prelude To Love
    Creed Scent of Oger
    Brioni Eau De Parfum
    Thirdman Eau Monumentale
    Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte
    Penhaligon's Eau De Cologne (anthology)
    Guerlain Imperiale
    Guerlain Cologne Du Parfumeur
    Annick Goutal Eau D'Hadrien
    PDN Balle De Match
    Villoresi Acqua Di Colonia
    Creed Citrus Biggarade
    Trumper Extract of West Indian Limes
    Bombay Sapphire Infusion
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia
    Eau De Rochas Homme
    Creed Zeste Mandarine Pampelmousse
    Atelier Orange Sanguine
    Trumper Eau De Cologne
    PDN Cedrat EDC
    Syed Junaid Alam Raiq
    Fresh Hesperides
    Malle Cologne Bigarade
    Roger & Gallet Extra Vieille
    Chanel Eau De Cologne
    Chanel Allure Cologne Sport
    Jacques Fath Green Water
    4711


    If we include fruity/fresh/floral/oceanic scents with some Citrus to compliment them, that still have an overall "citrussy attitude":
    I then include:

    Cereus #4, Dior Homme Cologne, M7 Fresh, Eau Sauvage, Bleu De Chanel, Amouage Arcus, Amouage Ciel, Rasasi Al Wisam White, Montale Boise Fruite, Xerjoff Mefisto, Silver Mountain Water, Original Vetiver, GIT, Erolfa, Millesime Imperial, VIW, Aventus, Mugler Cologne, Sisley Eau De Campagne
    Grt list Dullah...Now Noserefatu should go on binge shopping as many on the list are must haves!!!
    The only additions I can think of are from the Jo Malone house - Lime, Basil & Mandarin & Grapefruit & a few more - however, none from this house last 2 + hrs on me, so I suggest to buy from Dullahs list...

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    Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme Haute Concentration (powerful, sexy and a bit dirty, great for casual use)

    Boucheron for Men Eau de Parfum (dry, austere and formal, the dry down is great and makes you feel wealthy)

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    Monsieur Balmain

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    A few favourites: Eau du Sud by Goutal, Declaration by Cartier, Eau d'Aviateur by Atelier Flou, Monsieur Balmain, Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime.
    Currently wearing: The Dreamer by Versace

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    First mention of Eau de Guerlain???

    Burt's Bees Natural Cologne is a sublime obscure citrus.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!
    Currently wearing: Eau d'Herms by Herms

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Monsieur Balmain
    +1

    That defines pure citrus. But I also find these are excellent members of that genre:
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Profumum Acqua Viva

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    "Citrus" is quite vague - there are plenty to chose from - orange, lemon, mandarin, grapefruit, bergamot, etc.

    My personal favourite (that I own) is Acqua di Parma Colonia (original) which is based on lemon-citrus.

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    From my own collection I would include :

    Christian Dior Eau Sauvage
    Creed Original Vetiver
    Cartier Declaration
    Caron L'Anarchiste
    Issey Miyake Leau d' Issey
    The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver
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    In the eau de cologne genre, my vote for Chanel Eau de Cologne followed by PdN Cologne Sologne and, more distantly, 4711.

    In the regular perfume area, unfortunately, one has to go vintage (Cravache, Eau Sauvage etc etc)

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    Eau d'hadrien/sud
    Central Park/NB
    Neroli Savauge
    Others
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    My favorite and the only citrus I wear is Borsari's Acqua Classica - crisp, full of sunlight, long lasting, the perfect morning summer cologne. The ultimate in classic Italian sophistication.
    Currently wearing: Ysatis by Givenchy

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    "Citrus" is quite vague - there are plenty to chose from - orange, lemon, mandarin, grapefruit, lime
    I agree:


    here's where i would rank them per category:


    Neroli/EDC-style
    Maitre Pour Le Jeune Homme
    Parfums De Nicolai Cologne Sologne
    Villoresi Acqua Di Colonia
    Kilian Prelude to Love
    Thirdman Eau Monumentale
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia


    Lemon/herbal/green
    Creed Selection Verte
    Creed Scent of Oger
    Brioni Eau De Parfum
    Sisley Eau De Campagne


    Lemon Soliflore
    Eau D'Hadrien EDP
    Eau D'Hadrien EDT
    Chanel Allure Cologne Sport


    Orange
    Hermes Concentre D'Orange Verte
    Maitre Pour Le Jeune Homme (Brazilian Orange)
    Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte
    Malle Cologne Biggarade
    Creed Citrus Biggarade


    Lime
    Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes
    Trumper Extract of West Indian Limes
    Penhaligon's Extract of Limes
    Guerlain Imperiale


    Grapefruit
    Parfums De Nicolai Balle De Match
    Hermes Concentre de Pampelmousse Rose
    Fresh Hesperides
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    As others have said, citrus is too broad to have real meaning, if you're asking for specific recommendations. And people that like one subvariation may not like others; I like orange and neroli, but don't much care for lemon and grapefruit.

    For neroli, my favorites are Neroli Portofino, Chanel's Eau de Cologne, and Creed's Neroli Sauvage. Frankly, these three are pretty interchangeable to me. I'm not saying they smell the same, just that each of them is an equally pleasing take on Neroli. I alternate buying them; neroli tends to be my daily work scent half the time in the Summer.

    For pure orange, my vote goes to Concentre d'Orange Verte by Hermes. Best vaguely dirty pure orange smell I've ever come across. I don't like the Malle Citrus Biggarade, for example, because it has Ellena's "dirty, sweaty" vibe turned too far up.

    The only lemon cologne I wear is Eau d'Hadrien, an it only gets worn occasionally on superhot Summer days, usually when I'll be outside.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Originally Posted by hednic
    Monsieur Balmain

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    +1

    That defines pure citrus. But I also find these are excellent members of that genre:
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Profumum Acqua Viva
    Monsieur Balmain is a good one, but to me it's more lemongrass than lemon. Gives me a spa vibe, like some Thai massage oil perhaps.

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    This is a great thread! I personally am looking for that quintessential " citrus ", namely orange scent. Keep the suggestions coming!
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Tonka Imperiale
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
    7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    8. Noir de Noir
    9. Apple Brandy
    10.Straight to Heaven

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    From my current wardrobe:
    Armani Eau pour Homme, Eau Sauvage and Roberto Capucci pour Homme

    From my wish list, often overlapping with my "tested" and also "next buys"-lists:
    YSL pour Homme, ADP Colonia, Loewe para Hombre
    Currently wearing: Lancetti Uomo by Lancetti

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    Profumum Acqua Viva is about as "quintessential citrus" as you could get, IMO. That said, I think DULLAH's list is an excellent one.

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    oranges and lemons say the bells of st. Clements Heeley
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    Monsieur Balmain has a very long lasting lemon note
    Diptyque L'Eau des Hesperides very juicy citrus cologne
    Diptyque L'Eau de Neroli fresh citrus with light floral notes
    Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte never fails , been using it over 20 years +

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    Creed Citrus Bigarrade is a real favorite, but all of Creed's citrus fragrances are great. Bois du Cedrat, Neroli Sauvage, Zeste Mandarine Pamplemousse - all highly recommended.

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    My personal favourites are Creed's Bois de Cedrat and Selection Verte, followed by Eau d'Orange Verte. For a subdued and sweeter designer scent there is Allure Homme Edition Blanche.

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    +1 Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Classic !

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120042.html

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    Colonia Assoluta, Colonia, Mugler Cologne, Racine by MPG

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