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    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
    Some bottles for sale (Worldwide)


    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
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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 (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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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
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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

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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.

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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....

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    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.

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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

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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 Ten:

    1. Creed Millesime Imperial
    2. Serge Lutens Chergui
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Creed Virgin Island Water
    5. Chanel Eau de Cologne
    6. Thierry Mugler Pure Havane
    7. Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    8. Bulgari Blu
    9. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    10. YSL Kouros

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    Default Re: Quintessential Citrus Fragrance?

    Originally Posted by hednic
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    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. Noir De Noir
    3. Musc Ravageur
    4. Bois D'Argent
    5. Aoud 1
    6. Aventus
    7. Ore
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Tobacco Vanille
    10.Ambre 114

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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

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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 !

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    Colonia Assoluta, Colonia, Mugler Cologne, Racine by MPG

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    Malle Bigarade Concentree, the orange note in this fragrance is one of the most natural i've ever smelled.
    Current top 5:
    1. Puredistance M
    2. Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese
    3. Amouage Fate Man
    4. Creed Spice & Wood
    5. Bond 9 Harrods Oud

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    +1 Malle Bigarade Concentree-This is my Quintessential, I LOVE this stuff!!
    +1 Monsieur Balmain-Great Lemon
    And, I gotta add Bond no 9 Little Italy-Straight up Orange with some grapefruit! Love the stuff also!! And, it lasts quite a while on me. Great stuff!!

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    My favorites at the moment, in order of preference:

    Chanel Eau de Cologne
    Guerlain Eau de Cologne Impériale
    Hermès Concentré d'Orange Verte
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Farina Gegenüber Kölnisch Wasser

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    Quintessential Citrus you say? Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Sicilia. Fantastic! Long lasting for this genre, bright citrus, with beautiful materials, and a little edge of something sharp and greener, petitgrain or cypress maybe?

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    +1 on the amazing Rochas.
    But I find the Italians are masters at this style particularly for their use of herbs to amplify the citrus facet.

    Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo
    Xerjoff Nio
    Armani Eau pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    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
    Efendim, this is such a concise list, I may just bookmark it!!

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    I agree with Dullah about Chanel Allure Cologne Sport, if what you want is Lemon and not too many other notes, this is it.

    Orange "Soliflores" would be Arancia di Capri, Orange Sanguine or Little Italy.

    If you want more of a blended fragrance, then lots of my favourites have already been mentioned (Armani, Rochas, Boucheron, Eau de Guerlain & Eau du Sud). One that is missing and I feel I must speak up for is Miller Harris Le Petit Grain. Right up there with the classic greats of this genre.

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    Monsieur de Givenchy vintage. Bottle arrived today.

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