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    Default Colognes with no citrus & no woods???

    Hello I was wondering if anyone knows are there are any colognes out there with NO citrus and NO woods???

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    Woods of some sort are quite ubiquitous in masculine perfumery, hard to think of a drydown that's not woody in some sort of way. Citrus-less is somewhat easier.

    Off the top of my head, Caron pour un homme, lavender and vanilla. Not much citrus discernible up top, nor woods in the vanillic base.

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    Dior Homme Cologne - citrus + musk

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    Aramis Tobacco Reserve
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    John Varvatos Vintage
    Jovan Sex Appeal
    Paco Rabanne pour Homme
    Polo Blue
    Polo Supreme Leather
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    Default Re: Colognes with no citrus & no woods???

    Molecule 02? Lol. Dior Lucky probably.

    If this was a though exercise the above is my answer. That would usually leave animalic facets, spices, florals, and fruits. I feel like you may be able to find this more readily in the feminine section.
    I think a decent amount of fruity floral shelf clutter would fit in this nicely. If it is more in practice I will allow some semblance of woods or citrus if they are not readily discernable.

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    Default Re: Colognes with no citrus & no woods???

    Do you mean cologne in the traditional sense (a short lived refreshing fragrance), or as in a lower concentration fragrance (as opposed to EDT or parfum), or as a catchall term for men's fragrance?

    In the traditional sense, no. By definition a cologne contains citrus to gives it's temporary zing.

    In the second sense, an interesting one that comes to mind is Hermes Eau de Neroli Doré. Like a cologne, it doesn't last long and you can apply liberally, but it uses neroli with a touch of saffron to give a delicious golden creamy orange flower effect, no woods or citrus in sight! Other alternatives might be things like Heeley Sel Marine or Menthe Fresh, where aquatic or mint notes are used in place of citrus for refreshing effect.

    In the third sense, there's a lot! Although it is true men's fragrances do tend to rely on these notes quite a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Woods of some sort are quite ubiquitous in masculine perfumery, hard to think of a drydown that's not woody in some sort of way. Citrus-less is somewhat easier.

    Off the top of my head, Caron pour un homme, lavender and vanilla. Not much citrus discernible up top, nor woods in the vanillic base.
    That particular cologne has bergamot,lemon,cedar and oak,you mightve went to fragrantica which doesn't even list the notes I mentioned,I know this is gonna be a very hard task,I've developed fragrance allergies to some citruses,mainly lemon,lime and woods mainly cedar and oak(moss)smh,thanks anyway my man...My journey continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCENTMASTER "OG" View Post
    Hello I was wondering if anyone knows are there are any colognes out there with NO citrus and NO woods???
    Don't really know, but let's find out, hmm....challenge accepted!
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    Great recommendations already, also adding Rochas Man, Endymion EDC by Penhaligon's and Jaipur Homme by Boucheron
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    Default Re: Colognes with no citrus & no woods???

    Quote Originally Posted by SCENTMASTER "OG" View Post
    That particular cologne has bergamot,lemon,cedar and oak,you mightve went to fragrantica which doesn't even list the notes I mentioned,I know this is gonna be a very hard task,I've developed fragrance allergies to some citruses,mainly lemon,lime and woods mainly cedar and oak(moss)smh,thanks anyway my man...My journey continues...
    I thought you were asking due to preferences. If it's an allergy issue then that is an entirely different question. Look into companies that produce natural fragrances through the distillation of essential oils instead of chemical fixatives. One of the best I have tried is Juniper Ridge.

    https://juniperridge.com/?gclid=CjwK...oCQOUQAvD_BwE#

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    Is full of birch wonderfulness!!!!

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    ...and has bitter orange in the top/mid notes. Great fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapimitation View Post
    Do you mean cologne in the traditional sense (a short lived refreshing fragrance), or as in a lower concentration fragrance (as opposed to EDT or parfum), or as a catchall term for men's fragrance?

    In the traditional sense, no. By definition a cologne contains citrus to gives it's temporary zing.

    In the second sense, an interesting one that comes to mind is Hermes Eau de Neroli Doré. Like a cologne, it doesn't last long and you can apply liberally, but it uses neroli with a touch of saffron to give a delicious golden creamy orange flower effect, no woods or citrus in sight! Other alternatives might be things like Heeley Sel Marine or Menthe Fresh, where aquatic or mint notes are used in place of citrus for refreshing effect.

    In the third sense, there's a lot! Although it is true men's fragrances do tend to rely on these notes quite a bit.
    While it disappears quickly, Sel Marine has a definite whack of lemon in the opening. Definitely contains vetiver, which is arguably a woody note. Note list also gives driftwood, cedar. Menthe Fraiche uses bergamot and there’s definitely a woody base (notes list white cedar).

    Id accept neroli as a white floral rather than citrus because it’s the flower rather than the fruit of a citrus. Where does one classify petitgrain? It’s the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange, but is greener and woodier than the oils from the rind.

    If the OP has developed allergies to certain ingredients it gets tricky, because the notes aren’t a great reflection of the ingredients, and the listed ingredients are mainly those most likely to cause allergic reactions if I recall correctly. Oakmoss should be listed and some citruses, but I’m not sure about cedar. A listed note of cedar may actually be iso e super or some other synthetic rather than cedar, or there might be a mix of natural cedar and synthetic woody notes.
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    Fahrenheit Parfum might be worth testing.

    Which fragrances are you still able to wear that don’t cause you an allergic reaction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    ...and has bitter orange in the top/mid notes. Great fragrance.

    Agreed!!!




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