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    Question Candied oranges / fresh mandarin oranges scent

    I am looking for a yummy (but not sickly sweet) perfume that smells like fresh mandarin oranges or slightly candied oranges. I do not want anything that smells like air freshener or that is too linear or artificial-smelling.
    * ( I also really dislike lemons, so I would prefer something that does not include lemon as an additional note.) Thank you!

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    Very expensive, and exclusive to Paris, there is Lutens Mandarine Mandarin. Still expensive, but available stateside, there is Orange star by Andy Tauer. The latter is very dry, though, too much for some.

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    Live Colorfully by Kate Spade has top notes of Mandarin with ZERO lemon and Un Matin d'orage by Annik Goutal has Mandarin and is not at all sweet or cloying.

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    Hermes Eau D' Orange Verte

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Hermes Eau D' Orange Verte
    This is a nice one. Profumum does a nice, if hideously overpriced, citrus called Acqua Viva (I'm pretty sure it's Acqua Viva, anyway).

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    Default Re: Candied oranges / fresh mandarin oranges scent

    Mandarine edp by IL PROFUMO: http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/secti...Mandarine.html

    Luckyscent has had samples of this in the past but the samples seem to be out of stock at present. Someone on eBay is selling decanted samples. This is a simple mandarin orange, pleasant, but don't expect great longevity.

    Quite a lot cheaper but also nice; my husband bought a bottle of this for himself is Satsuma Body Mist from The Body Shop: http://www.thebodyshop.com/fragrance...body-mist.aspx


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    Hermes Mandarine Ambree!
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    You might just fall in love with Anne Pliska, (as I did!)
    Orangey, vanilla, ambery goodness. Mandarin and bergamot top
    notes and amber, vanilla and patchouli (only a smidgen) in the base.
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    The orange in Fragonard's Fleur d'Oranger is just gorgeous, great price too http://www.basenotes.net/ID26124568.html
    It's been a long hot Summer in Sydney, looking forward to Winter & wearing vanilla fragrances.

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    How about Elixir des Merveilles? It has been a while, but my memory of it fits your description very well. I also remember I loved it!

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    Default Re: Candied oranges / fresh mandarin oranges scent

    Orange Sanguine by Atelier Cologne is my go-to fresh orange scent. Very much like peeling an orange.

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    +1 vote for Mandarine Mandarin by Serge Lutens. I wish this were available in the US.

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    Not lightweight nor transparent, but definitely orange in all its facets- fresh citrus top notes and candied peel included: Azemour Les Orangers by Parfums d'Empire!
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    Default Re: Candied oranges / fresh mandarin oranges scent

    +1 for Parfums d'Empire Azemour Les Orangers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkdreams View Post
    How about Elixir des Merveilles? It has been a while, but my memory of it fits your description very well. I also remember I loved it!
    This!!! Candied orange x 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefret View Post
    Orange Sanguine by Atelier Cologne is my go-to fresh orange scent. Very much like peeling an orange.
    Agree! Very good.
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    l'Artisan Parfumeur's Mandarine.

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    Mandarine Mandarin is intoxicating!

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    Theorema by Fendi! Discontinued, but lots of minis floating around on Ebay to test drive...
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    Default Re: Candied oranges / fresh mandarin oranges scent

    I tried a new mandarin fragrance last weekend in Chicago, it was Hermes Eau de Mandarine Ambree, I thought it was really good. It has notes of mandarin, passion fruit and amber.

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    Default Re: Candied oranges / fresh mandarin oranges scent

    Another +1 for Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine. It's really lovely stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapfir View Post
    Hermes Mandarine Ambree!
    +1

    I usually avoid citrus fragrances, but this one surprised me and certainly is not "sickly sweet."

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    Quote Originally Posted by danieq View Post
    Mandarine Mandarin is intoxicating!
    Hi (((Danieq)))

    completely agree......when I wear this it reminds me of the female Buddhist temple outside Chengdu! It is a masterpiece.

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    I found candied oranges in the new Oud Assoluto from Valentino. Really nice if you don't mind a woody underpinning to your candied orange

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