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    Default Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    I've noticed that many recent scents that are popular in designer and even niche are utilizing grapefruit. D&G Light Blue Eau Intense, Bleu de Chanel, Dior Sauvage, and I've even gotten unsolicited samples in mail orders for new scents that are also grapefruit-filled in the opening. Even the recent house "Coach" and their fragrance for men has.....you guessed it......grapefruit.

    This brings about a danger that if the market is too oversaturated with grapefruit scents it could become a 'fad' that will get a public backlash. I can forsee people 10 years from now "poo poo'ing" grapefruit as "out of fashion". These designers had better be careful that they don't mess up a good thing with too much of it.

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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    Fine by me as I love grapefruit as a note.
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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    Is grapefruit the new oud? Don’t know but grapefruit done wrong can “smell” very synthetic.
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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    Is grapefruit the new oud? Don’t know but grapefruit done wrong can “smell” very synthetic.
    Well, if done right, then synthetic is great too IMO. Check out Dolce & Gabana Light Blue Eau Intense. It doesn't even try to hide the syntheticness of the notes, but it's really playful and fun as a scent. It's my new current summer favorite. I'll be taking it on my July vacation and rocking it out.

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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    Every note has it's day!
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    It's a supply and demand, decreasing cost issue that is increasing use and demand for grapefruit oil. Also the CDC has put official recommendation on using grapefruit oil for mosquito control - it works! A new process for developing nootkatone, grapefruit essence, has made this chemical much less expensive to produce since around 2014. The demand for cheaper sources of grapefruit essence has gone through the roof since it has been shown to be one of the most effective extracts to prevent mosquito and tick infestations. The price has gone way down for grapefruit oil at the same time the IFRA has put restrictions on lemon oil use and Bergamot remains one of the more expensive citrus oils. Grapefruit oil is cheaper, healthier, and is in great demand.

    By the way, I have some dense green land along a waterway that was a mosquito breeding ground. I have been fogging this area with a combination of grapefruit oil, peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil and my mosquito population is almost zero. It also has gotten rid of several types of spider infestations that used to be around buildings - gone.
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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    I think it's very 'in' now.

    I like it. Sometimes it does smell like urine, but in most cases it doesn't. I think my fav grapefruit is the Hermes cologne, the pink grapefruit one.
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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    Yeah, too often I get more of a urine note with it. But there are several cases where it was done very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Fine by me as I love grapefruit as a note.
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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post

    By the way, I have some dense green land along a waterway that was a mosquito breeding ground. I have been fogging this area with a combination of grapefruit oil, peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil and my mosquito population is almost zero. It also has gotten rid of several types of spider infestations that used to be around buildings - gone.
    I need to keep a mental note on this.
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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    I'd argue that bergamot is the 'in' citrus right now, as it seems to be the central citrus accord in many of the popular men's mainstream releases recently (Sauvage, AdG Absolu, Dylan Blue, Bleu Parfum, Atlantique, etc.). Not to say grapefruit is out or anything, but I think bergamot is a bit trendier.

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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    I'm a fan of grapefruit. Wearing Cartier Declaration L'Eau today and it's a frequent summer pick of mine. Will have to keep in mind the mosquito thing, maybe try spraying some around my ankles next time and see if it has any repellent effect! The skeeters are emerging in force around here and they normally find me quite approachable and tasty. Although I suspect that my backpack sprayer loaded up with a combo of Talstar & Nyguard is a more effective solution.
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    I'm a big fan of grapefruit. My fave is the classic "Eau de Sud". from Annick Goutal.
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    It's amazing what grapefruit did to Sauvage in very cool spray.... such a different experience (in a good way).

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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    Ive probably been into perfumes for about 10 years now, and grapefruit has certainly been big through that entire period. Define now. Can “now” be a period of a decade or more? Seems reasonable considering the history of perfumery and the timeline of trends.
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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    I'd argue that bergamot is the 'in' citrus right now, as it seems to be the central citrus accord in many of the popular men's mainstream releases recently (Sauvage, AdG Absolu, Dylan Blue, Bleu Parfum, Atlantique, etc.). Not to say grapefruit is out or anything, but I think bergamot is a bit trendier.
    I was thinking that too. There are also so many bergamot niche scents:

    Atelier Bergamote Soleil
    TDC Bergamote
    Commodity Bergamot
    Zegna Italian Bergamot
    Zegna Acqua di Bergamotto
    Ferrari Radiant Bergamot
    TF Venetian Bergamot
    etc etc etc etc etc
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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    It’s beautiful in Elysium

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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    Grapefruit is here to stay. At one time we all thought oud would eventually go away, but it is showing no signs of slowing down. Even Andy Tauer has caved-in and created an oud scent.

    The trendy ingredients come and go quickly. Heliotrope for instance had a sudden surge in late 2016, early 2017 but has since returned to its obscure past. That mundane new hay-like cherry tonka bean aromachemical that Parfums De Marly and Xerjoff like to describe as “Tobacco” has also not been featured in any new releases for a long time.

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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    Bored of it. Never really liked it that much in the first place. I suspect the only reason it's in so many fragrances these days is because it's on sale for cheap at Molecules Hut. I am literally not buying it.

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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    +1 with Buysblind and L'Homme Blanc Individuel.

    Beautiful notes of citrus have been launched recently (L'Eau by Tauer, Sole di Positano by Tom Ford, Aqua Vitae Forte by Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Fleur de Portofino by Tom Ford and so..). So referring to the past 2-3 years the "in" citrus is rather a combination of bergamot and lemon to my opinion.
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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    I don't think it's the note del momento.
    But I like it a lot.
    Particularly in le pamplemousse.

    In fact, today I'm wearing Aqua Flor's grapefruit variant. Forgot the perfume name...
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    Default Re: Is Grapfruit the 'in' citrus right now, or rather the popular note in perfumery?

    From a personal viewpoint alone, would say that "an even mix of both", given both its presence as a staple note for quite a while- though admittedly not as much as the omnipresent traditional Neroli-but also enjoying a quite recent surge in an already enduring popularity
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