Thanks for the update SaNielsen. Hmmmm, I tend to shy away from soapy and clean, and head straight for dusky. But I've been starting to wear some of those clean ones to the gym. I'm not sure that's a great idea since I may learn to associate those with pain and never want to wear them normally
Not in love with the Flora. Haughty is a good adjective is, that animalistic note murders it for me Drydown is more enjoyable I think, but this isn't something I would wear or want to smell on a woman, that's just me though.
On the other hand.....
The Bianca is quite pleasant. Love this smells like it could easily belong in the Prada men's line. Bright, fresh, a hint of soapiness. Love the orange blossom too. I would wear this.
Thank you for your impressions, Mheusler.
So, that's two of you who like the Nerolia Bianca but not the older, discontinued Flora Nerolia.
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I hope googl.plex1 will post a review soon....
I'm just giving this a bump and hoping for some more reviews.
I wonder whether googl.plex didn't receive his samples?
And what did you think, Galatea8?
Anyway, I have only worn the new one once. My husband liked it enough to comment that I smelled good. I liked it ok. Not great. I only wore it once, so I need to wear it again to be fair, but it smelled... hollow. Like the first scent of the neroli, and then a blank space, and then faint orange blossom for a minute, and then just the bitterness of orange peel. I thought it needed something in the middle there.
I have not worn the older neroli yet as several people mentioned iris, and I have disliked iris in the past. Perhaps I will be brave today.
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That's interesting, Galatea8-- I never smelled iris in Flora Nerolia; I don't like iris either, it seems, as I sold my Iris Pallida after I could not get over finding it a depressing scent.
So give it a try.
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Ah that annoying update feature!
My husband loves Orange Sanguine and it smells fine on him, but I am personally not a fan of citrus type orange scents; I prefer lemon/grapefruit/lime notes.
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Ooh, this sounds like a must sniff for me! Wonder if it's available in the UK?
I have the two samples of AA Nerolia Bianca and Flora Nerolia... I am happy to send the new AA Nerolia Bianca on to someone. I am going to wear the Flora Nerolia today again, and then it might come available, too... anyone interested?