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  • Bond No. 9 - Eau de New York

    1 1.33%
  • By Kilian - Sweet Redemption

    5 6.67%
  • Chanel - Eau de Cologne

    9 12.00%
  • Creed - Neroli Sauvage

    4 5.33%
  • Czech and Speake - Neroli

    4 5.33%
  • Guerlain - Cologne du Parfumeur

    3 4.00%
  • Hermès - Eau d'Orange Verte

    5 6.67%
  • Jean Paul Gaultier - Fleur du Mâle

    4 5.33%
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian - APOM pour Homme

    11 14.67%
  • Maître Parfumeur et Gantier - Eau pour le Jeune Homme

    1 1.33%
  • Parfum d'Empire - Azemour les Orangers

    2 2.67%
  • Parfums de Nicolaï - Cologne Sologne

    2 2.67%
  • Penhaligon's - Castile

    3 4.00%
  • Rochas - Lui

    1 1.33%
  • Serge Lutens - Fleurs d'Oranger

    4 5.33%
  • Tauer - Orange Star

    3 4.00%
  • Thierry Mugler - Mugler Cologne

    9 12.00%
  • Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino

    12 16.00%
  • Xerjoff - Kobe

    4 5.33%
  • Other

    18 24.00%
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    Default Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    One of the prominent hesperides, neroli is destilled from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree and stands out as the deepest and most flowery of the common citrus notes. It is often found in compositions with a whole array of different citrus types, as in the classic cologne style, but can also take center stage in fragrances that highlight its unique freshness, slightly bitter aroma and characteristic floral aspects. But which neroli-centered fragrance is your personal favorite?

    My own vote goes to Chanel's Eau de Cologne from the Exclusifs range for its sharp invigorating freshness and its harmonious and very successful calibration of citruses and musk. But which one do you prefer? Maybe I didn't even list it?

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    Default Re: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    My vote goes to Neroli by C&S. Very authentic, flowery scent. I bought it for my mother some time ago. She said it reminded her of the orange orchards that she grew up knowing.

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    Default Re: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    Other: Cologne du Parfumeur by Guerlain or Eau de Patou by Jean Patou.
    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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    Default Re: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Other: Cologne du Parfumeur by Guerlain or Eau de Patou by Jean Patou.
    Thank you - but Cologne du Parfumeur is in the poll.

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    Default Re: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    From this list, Eau d'Orange Verte and Mugler Cologne, plus, in the "Others"-category: L'Erbolario Neroli.

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    Custo Barcelona Man, smells almost like pure neroli to me.

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    Default Re: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    From this list, Eau d'Orange Verte and Mugler Cologne, plus, in the "Others"-category: L'Erbolario Neroli.
    Question for you-- is L'Erbolario Neroli masculine? My husband has L'Erbolario Orangerie and I find it too masculine for myself.

    Edit: I voted "other" for L'Artisan's Fleur d'Oranger (2007). It's gone now but bottles pop up on eBay from time to time.
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 1st March 2013 at 11:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane77 View Post
    Thank you - but Cologne du Parfumeur is in the poll.
    Sorry, I must have missed it... Too early in the morning. :-)
    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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    I have really fallen in love with Maison Francis Kurkdjian - APOM pour Homme, just sourced a FB for the warmer weather after extended sampling.



    Just a beautiful frag, the orange flower/amber combination is still fresh for summer, and I get great longevity, and constant compliments... What more could you ask for...
    Last edited by Mick_Trick; 1st March 2013 at 02:17 PM.
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    It's always funny we talk about neroli. I'll mention it again, but I grew up with a small orange tree in my room (yes, in my room), and while it did have fruit from time to time, it mostly just had orange blossoms.

    That being said, when I first smelled Neroli Portofino I thought it smelled just like that tree, and it is a great scent memory for myself. Perhaps you may not like it as much as I do, but as far as neroli goes, I find it very good.

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    Mugler Cologne of course.

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    I love APOM for it's orange blossom accord and the neroli in Jardin d Amalfi which is coupled with a rose after the citrus opening is to die for.

    Castile and Neroli Portofino are good as well.

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    Several colognes on this list don't smell of Neroli at all.

    I find Neroli a strange category -- I've tried about five or six Neroli scents, and like them all pretty much equally (Chanel is probably the best, by a hair). Neroli just plain smells good, and almost any high quality Neroli fragrance pleases my nose.
    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: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    I really like Seville a l'Aube by L'Artisan.

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    From the list these are the one I've tried

    Czech and Speake - Neroli - Straight up neroli, nothing new, fade fast

    Hermès - Eau d'Orange Verte - This one is more about the orange fruit than the flower

    Jean Paul Gaultier - Fleur du Mâle - Cannot smell a distinct orange blossom note from this one. It's more about a mix of various white flowers

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - APOM pour Homme - Gaultier2 with a lot of orange blossom on top. The orange blossom, however, doesn't go together with other notes. Not original and lousily done

    Serge Lutens - Fleurs d'Oranger - My chose of orange blossom. It's orange blossom with extra emphasis on the floral aspect

    Tauer - Orange Star - Orange hard candy

    Thierry Mugler - Mugler Cologne - Also cannot smell a distinct orange blossom note from this one. Greatly done for a green/citrusy fragrance
    Last edited by jasonx; 1st March 2013 at 04:42 PM.

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    L'Occitane Neroli

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    My signature scent APOM Homme - no question.

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    Sweet Redemption & Kobe & Other : Seville a'Laube

    I feel like I'm missing a few...

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Sorry, I must have missed it... Too early in the morning. :-)
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    Default Re: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    Ok, Chanel - Eau de Cologne will now have to be moved to high priority to try!

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    TF NP for me.

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    Default Re: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    APOM or Neroli Portofino

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    +1 for Neroli Portifino

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    Grand Neroli?
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    Best scent: Chanel Eau de Cologne. 10/10. Perfection. But since it seems to last about 20 minutes - 1 hour, I don't find this very practical.

    So, I would go with Tom Ford Neroli Portofino. Great summer neroli, good longevity. Bond No. 9 Eau de New York is not far behind.

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    I voted for Pd'E Azemour and other, which would be L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger and MPG La Reine Margot.

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    Vettiveru by Comme des Garcons

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    Default Re: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    I love neroli! My personal vote for everyday masculine wear goes to Czech and Speake (though I messed up in the poll). I have a real soft spot for Lutens's Fleurs d'Oranger much more blowsy and floral. Both have a hint of sweat which I enjoy. I wish my knowledge of the other Neroli scents was more extensive - sounds like a project!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Best scent: Chanel Eau de Cologne. 10/10. Perfection. But since it seems to last about 20 minutes - 1 hour, I don't find this very practical.

    So, I would go with Tom Ford Neroli Portofino. Great summer neroli, good longevity. Bond No. 9 Eau de New York is not far behind.
    Yeah NP has pretty surprising longevity given the style of scent (citrus and neroli).

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    A lot of love for Thierry Mugler - Mugler Cologne, I see. I bought it recently, wore it for a day, and had to return it. Luckily it was from a Macy's who usually take most fragrances back, within reason.

    That one funky note, usually described as a sperm note, killed it for me.

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    Default Re: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    I enjoy a number already mentioned including Jardin d'Amalfi, Neroli Portofino, Neroli Sauvage, APOM, Fleurs d'Oranger, and Sweet Redemption. Voted Other - Eau de Patou.

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    Gianfranco Ferre's Bergamotto Marino created by Pierre Bourdon.

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    Default Re: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    Thanks, everybody - what a variety in votes and an incredibly close race this is. No less than four fragrances - APOM, Neroli Portofino, Chanel Eau de Cologne, and Mugler Cologne - are leading the poll with only 2 votes separating 1st and 4th place at the moment, and Eau d'Orange Verte following suit just behind them.
    Thanks for voting and for all your input - as always, I enjoy and very much appreciate all your feedback! And feel free to go on voting, guys - the poll stays open and there's no clear winner at all at this point!

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    Entre Naranjos by Ramon Monegal is nice...

    Tunisian Orange Flower, Orange, Petitgrain Citronnier, Neroli, Amber, Indonesian Patchouli

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    Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino

    Distilled sunshine in a bottle

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    Jo Malone Orange Blossom

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    Neroli by Roja Dove has one of the most bright, polished, natural-smelling neroli notes I've come across.
    That said, I find it a tad boring.
    It's also hideously expensive.

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    Default Re: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    Other.. not a big neroli fan, but Artisan and Artisan Black especially take the cake for me.
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    Default Re: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    Haven't tried any of these.

    Interested in the results, though.

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    Default Re: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    Of those listed, I'd have to go with Czech & Speake, Cologne Sologne, and Kobe.

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    good to see you posting bokaba.

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    I haven't posted much lately, but will do what I can. I will help as much as possible and try to steer people in the direction of classical perfumery

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    There are many many that i like, i would like to recommend one that deserves more attention, namely Askett Absolute by Askett&English.

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    I tried the Askett & English line and was unfortunately disappointed. One of them, I don't remember which, was an herbal citrus in the vein of Eau de Sud and Eau Sauvage, which was nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    I tried the Askett & English line and was unfortunately disappointed. One of them, I don't remember which, was an herbal citrus in the vein of Eau de Sud and Eau Sauvage, which was nice.
    Yes you mean Essential, more grassy and lemony, i prefer Absolute which is also along the english olfactory tradition becoming finally ethereal and romantic. The genre is particular (just for the lovers of the old british style in perfumery).

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    I like MPG Pour Le Jeune Homme, but my favourite orange blossom of all time is Caron's Narcisse Noir.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    florida water
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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