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    Default Greatest lime scent ever made?

    So I asked this question a while ago, but since lime is my favourite note in perfumery of all time, I will ask it again. What's the greatest lime fragrance ever made?

    Some lime frags that I personally enjoy and have owned are:
    - Acqua di Gio (has a surprisingly nice lime note that lasts)
    - Creed Virgin Island Water/Gorse by Laboratory Perfumes (nice lime note but it dries down quickly into coconut)
    - Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts (nice lime and tequila)
    - Guerlain Homme EDP (great minty mojito scent; lime is somewhat muted though compared to mint and rum)
    - Bond No. 9 Nouveau Bowery (amazing strong long-lasting lime with basil; similar to Jo Malone Lime, Basil, and Mandarin but stronger)
    - Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant (very photorealistic sweet key lime juice; surprisingly good performer)
    - Taylor of Old Bond Street No. 74 Victorian Lime (nice barbershop lime with fuschia in the background; good performer for an EDC)
    - Tom Ford Azure Lime (nice barbershop lime; not bad performer but could be better)

    And among aftershaves:
    - Old Spice Fresh Lime (very nice sweet key lime that dries down into the regular Old Spice scent)
    - Stirling Lime (incredible tart sour lime scent; the best smelling limes out of all my fragrances and aftershaves bar none; but doesn't last more than 2-3 hours)
    - Maol Grooming Frankinlime (another really nice realistic lime scent with francincense as well)
    - Jeeves of Hudson Street Key Lime (gourmand key lime pie scent)
    - Ogallala Bay Rum, Limes, and Peppercorn (nice scent, more bay rum and peppercorn than lime though)
    - Pinaud Clubman Gents' Gin (smells more like a gin and tonic with a slight lime note but heavy juniper)

    I've also blind bought the following that are coming in the mail:
    - Bond No. 9 Coney Island (supposedly has a great and long-lasting margarita note)
    - Vintage Crown Spiced Limes (supposedly an incredible lime scent with potency and lasting power)

    I'm also very interested in L'artisan Parfumeur's Batucada (and managed to locate a sample for this one) as well as Shay and Blue's Sicilian Limes (have not managed to locate a sample for this one, and would appreciate if anyone has it and wants to ship me one), and Bath House Cuban Cedar Lime (no luck finding a sample for this one either, but I did buy the deoderant for it which is coming in the mail so I can somewhat judge the scent from that).

    What do people think of Batucada, Shay and Blue's Sicilian Limes, and Bath House Cuban Cedar Lime? What's the best lime fragrances ever in your opinion? Obscure, niche, and/or vintage recommendations are preferred.
    Top fragrances of all time:
    1. Mancera Aoud Lemon Mint
    2. MFK Oud Satin Mood/Dior Oud Ispahan
    3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Cologne/Sweetie Aoud
    4. Acqua di Parma Colonia Club/Amouage Beach Hut Man
    5. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte/Heeley Note de Yuzu
    6. Zoologist Bee/Bat/Dodo
    7. Armaf CDNIM/Milestone
    8. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower/Iris Poudre
    9. Nasomatto Baraonda/Gallagher Fragrances Rosé All Dae
    10. Penhaligon's Sartorial/Tom Ford Beau De Jour/Rogue Perfumery Chypre Siam

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    Default Re: Greatest lime scent ever made?

    One I very much enjoy is Lime Absolue by Le Cercle Des Parfumeurs Createurs.
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    Default Re: Greatest lime scent ever made?

    Also adding Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde by Guerlain-while uncertain whether the greatest lime scent, still easily unisex and simple, fresh, casual without being plain or lacking both a certain stylishness and everyday versatility

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Also adding Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde by Guerlain-while uncertain whether the greatest lime scent, still easily unisex and simple, fresh, casual without being plain or lacking both a certain stylishness and everyday versatility
    Oh yes this one's nice. But leans a bit feminine.
    Top fragrances of all time:
    1. Mancera Aoud Lemon Mint
    2. MFK Oud Satin Mood/Dior Oud Ispahan
    3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Cologne/Sweetie Aoud
    4. Acqua di Parma Colonia Club/Amouage Beach Hut Man
    5. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte/Heeley Note de Yuzu
    6. Zoologist Bee/Bat/Dodo
    7. Armaf CDNIM/Milestone
    8. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower/Iris Poudre
    9. Nasomatto Baraonda/Gallagher Fragrances Rosé All Dae
    10. Penhaligon's Sartorial/Tom Ford Beau De Jour/Rogue Perfumery Chypre Siam

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    One I very much enjoy is Lime Absolue by Le Cercle Des Parfumeurs Createurs.
    Interesting
    Top fragrances of all time:
    1. Mancera Aoud Lemon Mint
    2. MFK Oud Satin Mood/Dior Oud Ispahan
    3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Cologne/Sweetie Aoud
    4. Acqua di Parma Colonia Club/Amouage Beach Hut Man
    5. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte/Heeley Note de Yuzu
    6. Zoologist Bee/Bat/Dodo
    7. Armaf CDNIM/Milestone
    8. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower/Iris Poudre
    9. Nasomatto Baraonda/Gallagher Fragrances Rosé All Dae
    10. Penhaligon's Sartorial/Tom Ford Beau De Jour/Rogue Perfumery Chypre Siam

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    I'll come out and say it: I really do kind of like Lime Basil and Mandarin (Jo Malone), though I understand it if you wouldn't necessarily call it "a lime scent" per se. Another that comes to mind that isn't a straight-up lime, but that does have to me an interesting lime note in men's perfumery is Guerlain Homme. And Montale Aromatic Lime is another good shared lime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon View Post
    I'll come out and say it: I really do kind of like Lime Basil and Mandarin (Jo Malone), though I understand it if you wouldn't necessarily call it "a lime scent" per se. Another that comes to mind that isn't a straight-up lime, but that does have to me an interesting lime note in men's perfumery is Guerlain Homme. And Montale Aromatic Lime is another good shared lime.
    Yes I like the Jo Malone, but Bond No. Nouveau Bowery is the same scent but amplified in strength. Guerlain Homme EDP is very nice. Aromatic Lime I used to own but eventually sold. It's more like a citric lime-wood chypre than a lime-based cologne. Felt kind of feminine.
    Top fragrances of all time:
    1. Mancera Aoud Lemon Mint
    2. MFK Oud Satin Mood/Dior Oud Ispahan
    3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Cologne/Sweetie Aoud
    4. Acqua di Parma Colonia Club/Amouage Beach Hut Man
    5. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte/Heeley Note de Yuzu
    6. Zoologist Bee/Bat/Dodo
    7. Armaf CDNIM/Milestone
    8. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower/Iris Poudre
    9. Nasomatto Baraonda/Gallagher Fragrances Rosé All Dae
    10. Penhaligon's Sartorial/Tom Ford Beau De Jour/Rogue Perfumery Chypre Siam

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    OP, there was recently an excellent lime thread you'll likely enjoy reviewing:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/462...ces-these-days
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    Default Re: Greatest lime scent ever made?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    OP, there was recently an excellent lime thread you'll likely enjoy reviewing:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/462...ces-these-days
    Read through all of that already
    Top fragrances of all time:
    1. Mancera Aoud Lemon Mint
    2. MFK Oud Satin Mood/Dior Oud Ispahan
    3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Cologne/Sweetie Aoud
    4. Acqua di Parma Colonia Club/Amouage Beach Hut Man
    5. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte/Heeley Note de Yuzu
    6. Zoologist Bee/Bat/Dodo
    7. Armaf CDNIM/Milestone
    8. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower/Iris Poudre
    9. Nasomatto Baraonda/Gallagher Fragrances Rosé All Dae
    10. Penhaligon's Sartorial/Tom Ford Beau De Jour/Rogue Perfumery Chypre Siam

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    any other suggestions?? has anyone smelled the Shay and Blue Sicilian Limes?
    Top fragrances of all time:
    1. Mancera Aoud Lemon Mint
    2. MFK Oud Satin Mood/Dior Oud Ispahan
    3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Cologne/Sweetie Aoud
    4. Acqua di Parma Colonia Club/Amouage Beach Hut Man
    5. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte/Heeley Note de Yuzu
    6. Zoologist Bee/Bat/Dodo
    7. Armaf CDNIM/Milestone
    8. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower/Iris Poudre
    9. Nasomatto Baraonda/Gallagher Fragrances Rosé All Dae
    10. Penhaligon's Sartorial/Tom Ford Beau De Jour/Rogue Perfumery Chypre Siam

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    No more suggestions?
    Top fragrances of all time:
    1. Mancera Aoud Lemon Mint
    2. MFK Oud Satin Mood/Dior Oud Ispahan
    3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Cologne/Sweetie Aoud
    4. Acqua di Parma Colonia Club/Amouage Beach Hut Man
    5. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte/Heeley Note de Yuzu
    6. Zoologist Bee/Bat/Dodo
    7. Armaf CDNIM/Milestone
    8. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower/Iris Poudre
    9. Nasomatto Baraonda/Gallagher Fragrances Rosé All Dae
    10. Penhaligon's Sartorial/Tom Ford Beau De Jour/Rogue Perfumery Chypre Siam

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    My sotd is jo malone lime and basil. And lovin it!

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    Default Re: Greatest lime scent ever made?

    Eau d hadrien by annick goutal has a very citrus fwd profile but not sure if its lime

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    1. Sandalo by Lorenzo Villoresi
    2. Eau D'Hederin by Annick Goutal
    3. Neroli Portofino by Tom ford
    4. Gris Clair by Serge Lutens
    5. L'Ombre Dans L'Eau by Diptyque
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    8. Sublime Vanille by Creed
    9. Moon Safari by Memo
    10. Pour Homme by Paco Robanne

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    Trumper's Extract of West Indian Limes - I assume you are aware of it?! The best of the English classics IMO.

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    Default Re: Greatest lime scent ever made?

    Avon Island Lime (1965) is pretty great
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    Default Re: Greatest lime scent ever made?

    Straight up lime? I used to have a bottle of "West Indian Limes" from Truefitt & Hill which was very enjoyable.

    Described on their site as "A refreshing, effervescent and zesty fragrance, in which lively top notes of Citrus, Lemon, Lime and Bergamot are combined with a heart of Petit Grain, Neroli, Citronella and base notes of Orange-flower and Clove," and from my recollection, that's a pretty accurate description.

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    Trumper's Lime is the best rendition of a true pure lime fragrance. But longevity is terrible even for a citrus fragrance. I use it mostly as part of a wet shave and sprinkle it in to the shave water and on to a flannel/wash cloth to heat up my face pre and post shave. The old Crown Spiced Limes is also fantastic but not purely lime. Longevity on this one is good. If you can find a btl reasonably priced I'd recommend purchasing it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    One I very much enjoy is Lime Absolue by Le Cercle Des Parfumeurs Createurs.

    I loved my sample of this. Luca Turin gave it 4 stars.
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    Default Re: Greatest lime scent ever made?

    Echoing Avon Island Lime. Have you tried English Leather Lime, Pinaud’s Lime Sec or Citrus Musk (one of my wife’s faves in n me in the morning)? Really nice lime in all 3.
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    I really like Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce2 View Post
    Echoing Avon Island Lime. Have you tried English Leather Lime, Pinaud’s Lime Sec or Citrus Musk (one of my wife’s faves in n me in the morning)? Really nice lime in all 3.
    Tried Citrus Musk. Initially liked it but there's a soapy lemongrass in it that I didn't like later on. Never tried the others. Interested in Lime Sec.
    Top fragrances of all time:
    1. Mancera Aoud Lemon Mint
    2. MFK Oud Satin Mood/Dior Oud Ispahan
    3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Cologne/Sweetie Aoud
    4. Acqua di Parma Colonia Club/Amouage Beach Hut Man
    5. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte/Heeley Note de Yuzu
    6. Zoologist Bee/Bat/Dodo
    7. Armaf CDNIM/Milestone
    8. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower/Iris Poudre
    9. Nasomatto Baraonda/Gallagher Fragrances Rosé All Dae
    10. Penhaligon's Sartorial/Tom Ford Beau De Jour/Rogue Perfumery Chypre Siam

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    Quote Originally Posted by seeroos.syed View Post
    any other suggestions?? has anyone smelled the Shay and Blue Sicilian Limes?
    I've been trying hard to get my hands on a sample of this, but it appears to be discontinued. Based on the few reviews there are of it, it looks like a real winner.
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    Gap The Natural is probably my favorite lime dominant scent, followed by Royall Lyme in second. Both have below average longevity.
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    Default Re: Greatest lime scent ever made?

    Gap The Natural is probably my favorite lime dominant scent, followed by Royall Lyme in second. Both have below average longevity.

    Diesel Green Masculine is worth a mention too, lots of lime, but also lots of vanilla, I'm not sure if I'd consider it a lime fragrance totally. Longevity also sucks with this one.
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    i really enjoy xerjof renaissance.

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    Creed - Selection Verte

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    Default Re: Greatest lime scent ever made?

    For me, lime favorites would include:

    Creed - Virgin Island Water
    Clive Christian - 1872 for Him
    Ormonde Jayne - Isfarkand
    BN9 - I Love New York for Fathers
    Creed - EROLFA
    Madhat - Limed


    And from a first sniff... possibly Madhat - Mysore Lime, but will need to give it a full wearing (probably this week) in order to be sure it would make a favorites list.
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    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    I experienced a real nice lime smell from Loewe Esencia EdP - it's a real nice one and I personally prefer it over Aventus!

    Highly recommended to give that one a try but please don't make it the next hype train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    One I very much enjoy is Lime Absolue by Le Cercle Des Parfumeurs Createurs.
    I just tried on Isfarkand Elixir in the Ormonde Jayne boutique after reading about it here.I loved Isfarkand original, but this new version really brings out the lime top notes. The nice manager gave me a sample which has been swiped by everyone! Think I will invest in a bottle soon.




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