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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    Virgin Island Water by Creed is an amazing lime fragrance. You just get an explosion of Lime in the opening, awesome!

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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    Maybe its because of the prolific use of basic citrus notes in bathroom cleaners. The last thing you want is to lean in to give someone a hug and get a big hit of bathroom lime. What could you say? mmmmmm you smell....like my washbasin

    Perfumers probably have to put a lot of work in to overcome that basic association.
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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    Maybe its because of the prolific use of basic citrus notes in bathroom cleaners. The last thing you want is to lean in to give someone a hug and get a big hit of bathroom lime. What could you say? mmmmmm you smell....like my washbasin

    Perfumers probably have to put a lot of work in to overcome that basic association.
    This is so true. Whenever I smell strong lemon or lime in a fragrance I always think of cleaning products or citronella.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    I haven’t been keeping up with Atelirr releases, but I did almost post that I wonder why they’d never released a lime scent, considering their skill with citrus. The coconut is probably a no go for me, but Atelier citrus scents are almost always worth checking out.
    Cedrat Enivrant has a lot of lime, and smells fairly realistic as well, which most lime perfumes do not (more lime-like).

    Lush has a few very good lime fragrances, Day of the Dead and Calacas, but they might have been limited releases. Also a bit sweet/candied for my tastes, but I thought the lime in them was well done.
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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    Madhat Mysore Lime

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    Madhat Mysore Lime
    Wowsers! That sounds nice:

    Mysore sandalwood, Mexican sweet lime, Bergamot, Kaffir lime leaf, Atlas cedar, Somalia frankincense (olibanum), Amyris

    Any impressions please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    Maybe its because of the prolific use of basic citrus notes in bathroom cleaners. The last thing you want is to lean in to give someone a hug and get a big hit of bathroom lime. What could you say? mmmmmm you smell....like my washbasin
    That or a cocktail.I often get a margarita/mojito/mai tai vibe from fragrances heavy on lime and bergamot.
    I do like lime in Eau De Gaga though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man Of The World View Post
    This is so true. Whenever I smell strong lemon or lime in a fragrance I always think of cleaning products or citronella.
    Yeah it can be really bad lol


    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    Madhat Mysore Lime
    Quote Originally Posted by Palmolive View Post
    Wowsers! That sounds nice:

    Mysore sandalwood, Mexican sweet lime, Bergamot, Kaffir lime leaf, Atlas cedar, Somalia frankincense (olibanum), Amyris
    This one does sound like it could be really good actually!


    Quote Originally Posted by maksidrom View Post
    That or a cocktail.I often get a margarita/mojito/mai tai vibe from fragrances heavy on lime and bergamot.
    I do like lime in Eau De Gaga though.
    Really like Virgin Island Water precisely because its fresh coconut rum/lime combo evokes the feeling of being in the Caribbean with the smell of Malibu Rum in the air. If you experiment layering it with Aventus you can end up with a rather nice Pina Colada vibe too.
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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    Has anyone tried the new Atelier Pacific Lime? Could be a winner in this category.

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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    I think single note citruses are hard to find because the ingredients must be of superb quality for the fragrance to shine. My favorite pure lime is GFT Limes (only lasts a few minutes thought) and my favorite lime cologne is the old Crown Spiced Limes.

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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    Madhat Mysore Lime
    Totally agree ^

    I also want to smell the new Atelier.

    I love lime notes. I enjoy the one in Virgin Island Water a lot. I also enjoy it in the attar that Rising Phoenix Perfumery made called Green Velvet. And I love the lime note in Selection Verte by Creed.
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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

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    Aqua Celestia Forte should be up your alley.
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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaheen View Post
    Has anyone tried the new Atelier Pacific Lime? Could be a winner in this category.
    As someone who's owned a bottle of Atelier Cedrat Enivrant, I saw the Pacific Lime bottle last weekend at Sephora and gave it a spritz. It was ok, but didn't hold a candle to Cedrat (which I never see on Sephora shelves).

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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    I forgot a lime favorite that I own: Fils de Dieu du Riz et des Agrumes by Etat Libre d'Orange
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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    I’m going to throw Trumpers West Indian Limes and Jo Malone’s Lime Basil and Mandarin In to the mix.

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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    Because in 2011 Citral got limited to 0.6%

    Destroyed mid range greats like Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes, Goutal Eau D'Hadrien.
    Decimated timeless top-100 scents like CREED Selection Verte.
    Hurt great cheapies like Bowling Green.

    Pre-2011 versions of t hose scents radiate green citric warmth like no other.

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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post

    Nicolai's Balle de Match also features a really nice lime note, but the lime is not alone as it's paired with grapefruit, and I'm also not sure if this one is still in production.
    It's still in production, but it is now named L'eau de Sport. Never tried it so far, but it is quite high on my "to test" list.


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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post
    Cedrat Enivrant has a lot of lime, and smells fairly realistic as well, which most lime perfumes do not (more lime-like).

    Lush has a few very good lime fragrances, Day of the Dead and Calacas, but they might have been limited releases. Also a bit sweet/candied for my tastes, but I thought the lime in them was well done.
    Cedrat Enivrant is lovely (I have a 200ml bottle) but the lime does get a bit lost among all the other citrus. Maybe I am being influenced by fact it has cedrat in the name, but for some reason I’d never thought of it as a lime scent, despite listing Mexican lime in the notes.
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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    Great thread. Because of its lack of longevity standing alone or because it has been mixed with woods and rum and lost its effervesance so to speak, I have avoided lime scents and gone with lemon, like Drakkar Noir. However, I keep reading of Gurelain L'eau Boisee and am tempted to get it at fragrancenet as a 100 ml bottle is about $25.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    It's still in production, but it is now named L'eau de Sport. Never tried it so far, but it is quite high on my "to test" list.


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    Thanks for clarifying. I didn't know that! I'll have to take a look at it. I liked Balle d'Match quite a bit.

    Quote Originally Posted by finsfan View Post
    Great thread. Because of its lack of longevity standing alone or because it has been mixed with woods and rum and lost its effervesance so to speak, I have avoided lime scents and gone with lemon, like Drakkar Noir. However, I keep reading of Gurelain L'eau Boisee and am tempted to get it at fragrancenet as a 100 ml bottle is about $25.00.
    At $25, GHLB is a no-brainer. I doubt you'd regret it.

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    I appreciate all the interesting responses and suggestions.I think the fragrance companies are making a big mistake by offering so few lime dominant fragrances.If done right,I can easily see a lime version of Agua Di Gio or Eau Sauvage for instance being a big success.Or Blu Chanel Lime which I have mentioned would be another.Those are just 3 examples.

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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayberry2 View Post
    I appreciate all the interesting responses and suggestions.I think the fragrance companies are making a big mistake by offering so few lime dominant fragrances.I can easily see a lime version of Agua Di Gio or Eau Sauvage for instance being a big success.Blu Chanel Lime which I have mentioned would be another.Those are just 3 examples.
    You may be onto something. There are many times when I get a magazine insert, or an ad from Macy's, that has those cologne strips and I think that the scents are just so -so. But take one of them and add a special note, you may have it. Kinda like, what would happen if Ralph Lauren rolled out a new Polo scent and pulled an Idole twist to it.

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    Lime is my favourite note in all perfumery, and I've tried a ton of lime scents throughout the years. Here are my thoughts on a number of them:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Club - similar to Jacques Fath Green Water so I've heard, and somewhat similar to Carven L'Eau Intense (I own both) but better than it, the bergamot in this smells really like lime, and persists along with the green notes and spearmint. You have to like mint, and this is supposedly a bit of a polarizing fragrance in the frag comm, but I think it's the best Acqua di Parma and I bought 2 bottles of it. It's one of the strongest AdP's as well, lasting well over 6 hours for me (while Bergamotto di Calabria for instance lasts 2-4 only on my skin).

    Guerlain Homme EDP
    - I can't speak for the original Guerlain Homme, or Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee, but this one smells like a mojito. However it's rum-centric, while the lime is more of a background note (and it's sort of a synthetic lime). I like the fragrance overall but as a rum cologne, not a lime one.

    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts EDC - This has a surprisingly beautiful lime and tequila opening that smells like a margerita. However like all lime notes, it doesn't last that long and quickly changes to sweet agave nectar along with some seasalt. But for lime lovers, this is one of the best fragrances in my opinion. Beautifully made. Lasts maybe 4 hours, but it's cheap to buy.

    Laboratory Perfumes Gorse EDT - This is like a more gourmand version of Virgin Island Water with a warmer and sweeter coconut-rum drydown. The opening has a beautiful burst of lime (with a hint of lemon in it). Virgin Island Water itself is also a pretty great example of a lime note in the opening, though this is cheaper. Also it has the texture and feel of an EDP, and lasts at least 6 hours.

    Armani Acqua Di Gio - Although very common, this actually has one of the best lime notes in a fragrance I've smelled. Acqua di Gio Essenza is even better however it replaces the lime with grapefruit.

    Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant - Really beautifully natural smelling yet long-lasting (a feat in itself) lime fragrance with a background of citron that starts off like sweet key lime juice but dries down to a green sort of scent. Lasts a VERY long time for a lime-centric fragrance; at least 6 hours. Much better than Atelier's Pacific Lime, which basically smells like a stronger version of Guerlain's Limon Verde to my nose (which is ok but too feminine for my tastes).

    Bond No. 9 Nouveau Bowery - Maybe the strongest lime fragrance ever made. Pure lime for 8 hours. But synthetic smelling like most Bond No. 9's. I don't mind though and love it. Smells kind of like a lime popsickle. Like a stronger version of Jo Malone's Lime, Basil, and Mandarin (which I didn't care for really) but enhanced by other notes, and a drydown that smells like lillies in a pond. Some people have compared this to Comme des Garcon's Energy C Lime which is basically impossible to find now.

    Mancera Lemon Line - beautiful strong beastmode citrus fragrance but it's mostly lemon with hints of lime. Still, worth getting if you like lemon.

    Taylor of Old Bond Street No. 74 Victorian Lime EDT - of the classic barbershop lime colognes, this one is the best and longest lasting. It smells very old-school and British gentlemanly. In fact it's the same formula as a very old British lime cologne going back to the 1800s. It's a very tart sour lime note mixed with fuschia flowers and a hint of oakmoss that lasts maybe 4-5 hours on my skin. Better value than the other lime barbershop colognes though since Truefitt & Hill's Lime costs a lot but gives you basically a limeade scent that doesn't last longer than TOBS, while Geo F. Trumper's Lime smells amazing but lasts like 30 minutes only as it lacks any basenotes. Royall Lyme I've heard is ok too but I haven't smelled it. The TOBS is supposedly also the closest smelling to the old Crown Spiced Limes.

    Anglia Spiced Limes - I haven't smelled Crown Spiced Limes, but I did smell this. Honestly it was nothing special. For 30 minutes to an hour I smell a candy lemon scent (not limes), and then it goes in the direction of musk for the drydown.

    Montale Aromatic Lime - a traditional chypre scent that's somewhat feminine to my nose. I used to own a bottle but sold it due to the feminine associations I have with it. Smells like lime-scented patchouli and woods moreso than the fruit.

    Tom Ford Azure Lime - smells nice but is way overpriced and doesn't last longer than 3-4 hours.

    Mugler Cologne - the bergamot in this actually smells really similar to limes. This is maybe my favourite pure lime cologne when I'm on a pure lime-kick day. It also lasts quite a long time and has a beautiful mix of green notes, neroli, and white musk in it.

    Pinaud Lime Sec or Citrus Musk or Gents Gin - Lime Sec is terrible. Smells like a Lime lifesaver candy. Citrus Musk a lot of people like but I thought was terrible as well. Same opening as Lime Sec but actually more like lemon-head candy than lime, and a strange green super soapy musk drydown that I wasn't a fan of. Ended up giving it away. Gents Gin is in the mail and I have yet to try, and apparently smells of juniper and red cedar with lime (but the lime note is apparently more natural smelling than Lime Sec or Citrus Musk).

    Stirling "Lime" - maybe the best lime aftershave on the market. Smells exactly like tart natural limes, as if you cut open a fruit in front of you. Supposedly smells identical to Geo F. Trumper's West Indian Lime cologne but at a fraction of the price (I haven't smelled the Trumper unfortunately). For an aftershave it lasts quite a while too, at least 3-4 hours on my skin.

    Old Spice "Fresh Lime" - ordered a bottle of this from India on Ebay with an atomizer. The opening smells like a very synthetic sweet lime note (however it's a watery lime that smells pretty good and reminds me of Key Lime pie) and then it dries down to the traditional Old Spice aftershave scent. I quite like this.

    Jeeves of Hudson Street Key Lime - fairly good key lime pie aftershave that lasts a longggggggg time for an aftershave (at least 6 hours) and has a sweet gourmand drydown.

    Castle Forbes Lime aftershave balm - It honestly smells exactly, and I mean exactly like lime essential oils (particularly lime essential oil by NOW Foods brand) but with added ingredients to make it an aftershave balm. The scent only lasts an hour and a half maximum. It is better value to simply buy the essential oil and add a few drops to another aftershave splash (I particularly enjoy it in Pinaud Clubman's Virgin Island Bay Rum, which produces an end-result of a spiced limes with bay rum aroma that I really love). Overpriced for what you get tbh.
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    8. Jo Malone Basil & Neroli/Bond No. 9 Eau de New York
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    One I really enjoy is: A Lab on Fire - Almost Transparent Blue
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    To seeroos.syed. Great information.Really everyones responses have been so interesting and informative to me.Mancera Lemon line seems right up my alley because I also like lemon scents.I had a bottle of Stirling Lime Aftershave and I agree it is a good pure lime scent.I tried a sample of cedrat envirat and that was a little on the sweet side for me.Still fairly good.Mugler Cologne is good but I found it a bit on the week side.Still quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post


    Nicolai's Balle de Match also features a really nice lime note, but the lime is not alone as it's paired with grapefruit, and I'm also not sure if this one is still in production.
    I'm really curious about that one.It sounds good although I am not a big fan of the scent of grapefruit.

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    Default Re: Lime is such a beautiful scent.Why are there so few lime fragrances these days?

    I love lime in fragrances but I haven’t found a long lasting one yet.
    I had aqua celetstia from MFK which has an excellent fleeting lime but the musks take over the scent fairly quickly and turns it into something other than a citrus.
    I would say that Isfarkand from Ormonde Jayne is fantastic if you don’t mind a hefty dose of iso e super with your limes.

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    I must agree. Lime has a great scent.

    Virgin Island Water certainly does have a very nice lime opening, but the coconut reminds me of sunscreen or even the inside of a Supercuts.

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    As mentioned here several times, Guerlain L'Eau Boisée is a great lime fragrance.

    I was smoking a pork butt a couple months ago and I always end up smelling like smoke afterwards, but I was wearing L'eau Boisee this time and I loved the combination.




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