Friday scent of the day 8/8


It's Citrus Friday! Our community project: wear your favorite citrus fragrance. What did you choose?

As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you didn’t participate in the community project.

I'm wearing my old favorite Balle de Match by Parfums de Nicolaï (most unfortunately renamed L'Eau de Sport).

Reminder: next Friday, August 15, wear something by Guerlain. We'll do this again in winter, so don't feel like you have to wear Shalimar if it's too hot for Shalimar.

And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2014, where I'll try to always have the next six or seven weeks mapped out in advance.

Note: top image is Orange [cropped] by Beta-J at flickr; some rights reserved.

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  1. Regina says:

    I went for my tried-and-true summer staple Citron de Vigne and I bet I am not alone….

  2. galbanumgal says:

    AG Neroli this morning. It’s refreshing and non-synthetic. When this conks out, may apply Miller Harris Tangerine Vert, which has languished in my cabinet for ages.

    • lucasai says:

      I still haven’t tried the Neroli from Annick Goutal. Those new colognes haven’t made it to Poland yet…

    • yukiej says:

      AG Neroli is lovely! I’ll have to pull out my sample soon.

  3. solanace says:

    Eau de Shalimar. I´m starting to hoard the rest of my bottle, but today´s community project is a good occasion to wear four good sprays of it.

    • Robin says:

      And might as well use it up in case it turns!

      • solanace says:

        Sure, with all the citrus, but who can afford to be rational these days?

    • rebeccat94 says:

      Do you remember where you happened to buy it? I can’t seem to find it anywhere

      • solanace says:

        I got it on Sephora, with a big discount right after it was discontinued. My plan is to do the same with Parfum Initial. :)

  4. pyramus says:

    Older but not really vintage Eau Sauvage (seven or eight years old, maybe): jasmine and rose and carnation crowned with radiant, almost radioactive citrus. The king of the hesperides.

    • Robin says:

      Hey, with the way reformulations are going lately, that’s vintage.

    • Coumarin says:

      Yum! I bought a big splash bottle recently and decanted it into a pocket-friendly atomizer. Heavenly, and perfect for a refreshing blast in the oppressive heat.

  5. melissa says:

    Hello from the highway! I’m wearing Guerlain Mandarine Basilic and it smells wonderful.

    • Robin says:

      One of my summer favorites :-)

      • perthgirl says:

        Robin I just read your MB review from ’07 (I haven’t tried it yet..)
        Are there any orange perfumes since then that you’ve liked a lot more than MB?

        • Robin says:

          Parfum d’Empire Azemour Les Orangers!

          And an older scent, but you can’t beat Hermes Eau d’Orange Verte.

          • Oakland Fresca says:

            Ha! I doused myself in Knowing (everything but citrus) this morning before logging onto the computer— I am so so behind deadline with a writing project that I am looking for inspiration anywhere…

            Anyway, when I saw today’s Scent of the Day listing I thought I’d write in that my favorite citrus scents are Parfum d’Empire Azemour Les Orangers and Hermes d’Orange Vert (last week I managed to snag a new tester bottle 50 ml on eBay for $20)!

          • Delacey says:

            Hermes d’Orange Vert was my citrus choice for this morning, and it has been my go-to all summer. The best blind buy ever!

          • CM says:

            My SOTD is Azemour Les Orangers! It’s got a juicy orangy opening and then a lovely mossy drydown, and it’s great all year round.

            I love citrus and had a lot to choose from to wear today. What I like best about Azemour is those opening notes that smell like a perfectly ripened sweet juicy orange.

          • Merlin says:

            CM, my one grouch with ALO is that the gorgeous opening so completely disappears in the dry down. I like the dry down, but I wish more orange lingered…

  6. relleric says:

    Totally forgot about citrus this morning, applied Anvers (Ulrich Lang) before realizing my faux pas.

    • pyramus says:

      According to Luckyscent, Anvers starts with bergamot, lime, and tangerine, so I think you are covered.

      • relleric says:

        I would never have guessed that it has that much citrus in it by smelling it… ;)

      • relleric says:

        The juice is a golden yellow, but when I look online Anvers is bluish-purple, and Anvers 2 is golden yellow. The label at the top of the bottle definitely says Anvers, not Anvers 2.
        One thing I have noticed in the past is that this has a fennel/celery note that I’m not all that fond of, but I haven’t worn it in ages.

  7. sergelutencio says:

    Entre Naranjos from Ramon Monegal

  8. MikasMinion says:

    Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit. Not actually my favorite citrus, which is probably O de Lancôme, but the one I was in the mood for today and what I had in my bag. I am always surprised at how much I do like this though, a great office scent.

    • Robin says:

      Wish Fresh would go back to doing those kinds of simple, material focused scents.

  9. lucasai says:

    I’m wearing Aedes de Venustas Oeillet Bengale today because I wanted to write a review of it.

    Otherwise I would join the citrus Friday with either Eau d’Italie Acqua Decima, Parfum d’Empire Azemour or Jul et Mad Aqua Sextius

  10. perthgirl says:

    Kudos to you Robin for today’s citrus theme. I’d been thinking ‘oh great citrus in winter that’ll be fun’ (citrus is summer to me), but today was cool but sunny- and I had the perfect warm citrus: Les Nuits d’Hadrian.
    I wanted to stick to citrus as much as possible rather than just citrus topnotes in a heavier perfume, and this was a great choice that I normally wouldn’t have picked. It’s perked me up all day! :)

    • AnnS says:

      Les Nuits d’Hadrian has a nice cedar accord in it that should keep you warm!

      • perthgirl says:

        I brought a decant to work with me for top-ups so I’ve had fun with the fresh citrus!/ cozy drydown/ fresh citrus!/ cozy drydown cycle all day :)

        • AnnS says:

          I like that about colognes when you can keep enjoying and reapplying and enjoying! I think it’s one of the reasons that I like colognes so much – you can really go crazy and not over do it.

    • Robin says:

      Was just thinking recently about doing a “5 perfumes: citrus for winter” post!

      • perthgirl says:

        Great idea. I really enjoyed the spice and incense for summer ones, it’s nice to look at our collection/options differently on occasion rather than sticking to the categories we seem to make for them

      • Elisa says:

        That is a good idea! I immediately think of Eau d’Epices.

      • AnnS says:

        I can think of two immediately: AG Ninfeo Mio and LV Dilmun (which always makes me think of pastries!).

      • Robin says:

        You guys will do my list for me :-)

        • Elisa says:

          :) Bigelow used to do a scent called “Winter Lemon” — the lotion was just great, I still have half a bottle of the cologne but unsurprisingly it doesn’t last.

          • Oakland Fresca says:

            I have such fond memories of my dad filling the house with the scent of his Bigelow Constant Comment tea; Orange rind and blackest black tea.

          • Laila says:

            Bigelow still makes this scent, but now it’s called Lemon Leaf No. 1821. Notes are Lemon notes, velvet winter Fig, sweet Blackcurrant and sensual undertones of Musk, Rose and Sandalwood. Haven’t smelled the Lemon Leaf, but I have the original Winter Lemon edp (mine smells just fine) and the notes for that are exactly the same; it’s definitely a winter citrus for me. The Lemon Leaf also comes in a body cream and a body lotion.

          • rivercitylizzy says:

            Speaking of Constant Comment, I spritzed a bit of Sunshine Mama’s Spiced Tea by Smell Bent and it is exactly that–rich black tea and bright orange peel with sweet spices. It was delightful today–we finally dropped out of the 100s–but I imagine it would be cozy in Winter as well!

      • rose pepper says:

        I love this idea! Citrus can be great in the winter because it can really balance out spices and heavy richness. I have a nice orange clove lotion that smells like the holidays, and a favorite orange spice tea. Would love to hear winter citrus perfumes!

      • mals86 says:

        Do it! I’m not a big citrus/cologne fan, but citrus can be so cheerful in cold weather.

    • sllat says:

      My choice too. I am a definite Annick Goutal fan!

      • sllat says:

        Oops! This was supposed to be under Les Nuits d’Hadrien!

  11. PetronellaCJ says:

    Hermes Eau d’Orange Verte! Only owning a mini I have been so careful with it so I forgot I had it… It is definitely one of my favourite straight-up citruses. Just the other day I purchased a coffret w 15 ml each of Orange Verte, Mandarine Ambrée and Narcisse Bleu so now I can afford to apply it more lavishly :). I got the mini with a small bottle of shower gel, that one is lovely as well and helps keeping the scent going *back to Ebay to check the shower gel department*.

    • Robin says:

      Oh, nice coffret, have not seen that!

    • Delacey says:

      Same as me!

    • Helle says:

      This is my scent of the day as well :) I also have the 15 ml travel size and I have been sort of hoarding it, but today I went crazy and spritzed ’til I was wet. It’s clearly the way to wear it. Btw, you’re in Sweden too, no? The heat we’ve had this summer is worthy of EdOV I think.

      • PetronellaCJ says:

        Yes, I live in Stockholm. The heatwave has been almost unbearable. It has really been a summer for the lightest and spritziest of fragrances :).

  12. scentfromabove says:

    My SOTD is Atelier’s Orange Sanguine. This is my new go-to summer fragrance. It smell just like fresh, ripe, citrus oranges that you just want to bite into. I smell yummy! Have a great weekend everyone!

    • HemlockSillage says:

      We smell great :D I grabbed Orange Sanguine for today, too! It’s so cheerful. I’m working on my day off, and don’t even mind terribly. Be well.

      • scentfromabove says:

        We do, indeed! OS is such a happy scent, it makes things seem like its not so bad (hence working on your day off)! You smell marvelous, my friend!

  13. rose pepper says:

    SOTD is Hermes Epice Marine. Not typically what I think of as a typical citrus fragrance, but it most definitely opens with citrus and dry spice.

    • rose pepper says:

      Didn’t notice that it the theme was FAVORITE citrus. My favorite is probably Orange Sanguine, but I just wasn’t feeling it today.

    • Coumarin says:

      You smell lovely! I love Epice Marine’s spicy bergamot and I get quite a long amount of wear from it.

    • hajusuuri says:

      All I got from Epice Marine was cumin cumin cumin. When I smelled this on paper, I immediately recoiled from it and I had to discreetly turn and look around to see if I was accidentally smelling someone’s body odor.

      • rose pepper says:

        I get more cardamom than cumin. Haha, like a spice drawer not sweat!

  14. thegoddessrena says:

    Citrus isn’t a particularly strong category for me but, after rummaging through my samples I put on Le Labo Limette 37, then washed it off because I didn’t feel like musky 7-Up. Am now in Calypso Chevrefeuille which has a huge bergamot opening on me ( don’t wear it often because I would have preferred to have the honeysuckle mor dominant) and so counts at least on my skin

    • nebbe says:

      Musky 7up made me giggle :)

    • AnnS says:

      Oooh! I havn’t worn my Calypso Chev in a looonnnggg time! It was always mostly green jasmine musk to me, but very nice in the summer! Maybe I’ll wear that tomorrow.

      • thegoddessrena says:

        These SOTD posts do seem to remind people of semi-forgotten scents….

  15. sayitisntso says:

    AG’s Eau d’Hadrien, epd. I scored a few bottles before they messed with it. It’s so different from the edt that I’m surprised they didn’t name it something else. It’s still a citrus but has more ylang in the midsection and I prefer it to the edt. Love it.

  16. teri says:

    I chose Element of Surprise by Beth Terry this morning. This has been my favorite summer go-to citrus since it came out in 2004. Sadly it’s been discontinued, as has her entire line, but I bought 2 bottles before it disappeared so I can still spray with abandon for a while yet.

    it’s a brisk mix of lime, lemon, tea and a whisper of jasmine.

    • nebbe says:

      That does sound good. Good thinking on scoring those extrabottles!

    • odonata9 says:

      I got a small decant of that in a swap and was sad to find out that it was already discontinued at that time. It really is lovely. Lucky you!

  17. happy888cat says:

    Feels like forever since I last commented!
    In Asia for the summer holidays and the 12 hours time difference makes it quite difficult.
    My citrus scent today is Malabah.
    Not entirely citrus but hope it counts! :)
    (I was hoping to get my hands on one of the Tom Ford’s new summer “duo” but I wasn’t loving them enough :( )

  18. Elisa says:

    Wearing PdN L’Eau Mixte, a great bracing, green grapefruit scent.

    I almost wore Eau Dynamisante, because I want to review it, but then I saw it’s supposed to be our *favorite* citrus, so it had to be L’eau Mixte or Moschino Funny, my other favorite grapefruit.

    • lucasai says:

      I will try it soon thanks to a lovely perfumista friend from UK

    • AnnS says:

      I used to wear Dynamisante a lot in the 90s. It was my first real cologne. I even had the deoderant. It always used to make me feel very continental!

  19. Bee says:

    zest de rose, as recommended to me yesterday! Thanks, I like it, actually!

    • mals86 says:

      Glad! It’s not my favorite Rosine (that would be the apple-y Rose d’Ete), but I do think it’s really nice.

    • AnnS says:

      ditto on me!

  20. cologneluvr says:

    SOTD: Guilty Pour Homme Gucci for men

  21. Mary Carol says:

    I was going to wear Bois 1920, but instead decided on YSL Baby Doll, which I haven’t worn for a while and just wanted to smell that one today.

  22. floragal says:

    No favorite for me in the citrus category, although I figured I can’t be a party pooper and so I went with O de Lancome (for the 30 minutes or so it lasted on me).

    Hoping to cut out a little early today and go try some new scents.

    Happy Friday!

  23. AnnS says:

    I’m wearing Rosine Zeste de Rose… I love that fleeting tea accord!

    • ringthing says:

      That’s one of my favorite summer scents, it’s great to lift a bad mood too :)

    • AnnS says:

      It is a very cheerful, happy fragrance!

  24. missionista says:

    Jo Malone Graprefuit Cologne here. Lovely and soothing on a very frazzled day.

    • scentfromabove says:

      That’s a nice one!

  25. Squirrely says:

    Hi all, I’ve been hunkered down this week. Had a huge presentation that’s finally over, so I can return to the land of the engaged. SOTD is Atelier Cologne’s Oolang Infini. I’ve now drained two samples of this, so I think a 30ml bottle is in my future. While I love it for itself alone, it also reminds me a bit of L’Eau d’Issey, which I loved back in the day.

  26. rebeccat94 says:

    I am travelling right now so I only brought a few fragrances with me, so my selections for citrus were very limited. I am wearing CK One today, which is the only citrus I could get my hands on. I love this one!

  27. hajusuuri says:

    SOTD = Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant

    I sprayed lavishly since it is citrus and I imagine it would not offend anyone. I love this juicy cologne and it lasts and lasts. And, I actually did not realize until today that it is available from Sephora!

    • lucasai says:

      You smell very juicy sweetheart! I’m sure some people turn around when they pass you wondering where is the citrus!?

      Atelier Cologne is trying to make a deal with Sephora Poland too. If that works out – I will be involved too.

      • hajusuuri says:

        Yay for you and Sephora. And thank you – I smell good!

        I got mine from Aedes de Venustas when I went there with Daisy. Unless there is a super deal somewhere else, I try my best to support the independent retailers when I can. I have found Aedes to have a great range of niche / indie perfumes, they leave you alone unless you ask for help and they are willing providers of samples.

        I know you know this but for others, note that I am not affiliated with Aedes, just a satisfied customer.

    • HemlockSillage says:

      I just caved and bought a small bottle of Cedrat Envirant! I love it–so refreshing and brisk. It is not loud, but lingers nicely. I want to try the soap. Enjoy your day :D

  28. austenfan says:

    This is the first time that I’ve spent days to decide what to wear as SOTD. I considered wearing, Cristalle, Chanel Pour Monsieur, Eau Sauvage, Diorella, Calyx, Balle de Match, any of the PdN eaux or any of her colognes, Divine Bergamote, Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert before finally settling for Goutal’s Eau de Monsieur (the original one) and it is great.

    • AnnS says:

      Austenfan!! I love Eau de Monsieur!!!!! I regret completely that I never tried it before it went bye-bye. I used to try on ebay, but I need my other kidney, lol!! I have a small decant. I use it sparingly b/c it is just so wonderful and I’d hate to say good-bye b/c there is nothing else quite like it. What I love is that teeny-tiny dash of immortelle in there that makes it stand apart from other colognes and fougeres. To my nose, there is this kind of holy triad between Eau de Monsieur, Eau de Sud, and her Vetiver. They all are kind of related to each other with that Goutal quality. I struggle with wanting a bottle of Eau de Sud as well…. Goutal is the master of natural smelling fragrances.

      • austenfan says:

        I got lucky on ebay, years ago, and got my first 100 ml bottle as a result of a blind buy. Instant love. When I realised it was no longer to be had I got 2 more bottles. If you are ever in Europe I would happily send you a decant.
        It’s got that classic Goutalish bitterness that I adore. I too see a kinship to Sud and Vetiver and a little to Sables as well because of the immortelle. Did you ever try Eau du Fier? Another Goutal miracle that no longer exists.

        Did you know that your love for Heure Exquise persuaded me to just buy it before I tried it? It’s been a winner in my collection ever since.

  29. foxbins says:

    I have a lot of favorite citrus scents (Balle de Match, Pamplelune, Eau d’Ete, Orange Sanguine) so I picked one I haven’t worn in a while–Atelier Cedrat Enivrant. I sprayed lavishly so I smell really good.

  30. AnnieA says:

    Wore my favourite Orange Sanguine yesterday, so today it’s a spritz of Zeste de Soleil, definitely well-named.

  31. mals86 says:

    Not a big citrus fan in general, but I do have a soft spot in particular for grapefruit+rose, so I have a few in that line: Moschino Funny!, Pamplelune, and Kelly Caleche EdP. This morning I’m wearing Pamplelune. We’ll see how it holds up in the rain (which we desperately need)… if it seems overpowered by the chill, I might get my Shalimar Light out for a spritz or two.

    • Laurels says:

      I never realized Pampelune had rose. Maybe that’s why it doesn’t suit me.

  32. audreylicious says:

    AA Mandarine Basilic here too. Always dependably brightening.

  33. C.H. says:

    I confess I am slightly off-topic today, as I just really felt like putting on my new bottle (thanks again Jonas for the HauteLook tip!) of Eau Rose, but it definitely has a lightly citric opening!

  34. nozknoz says:

    I’d been planning to wear Heeley Verveine but swerved at the last minute and went for Astier de Villatte Eau Chic. I find citrus perfumes a bit wearing, and Eau Chic helps me cheat with a floral cologne that Kevin compared to the scent of milkweed flowers. (!)

    • mals86 says:

      Milkweed flowers… how interesting. Off to read that review!

      • nozknoz says:

        You know only Kevin would think of that! It’s a wonderful review.

        I also love the crazy Astier de Villatte website, especially the globe where you can search for stores (although none of the U.S. stores I looked at seem to have the colognes).

      • AnnS says:

        Milkweed – that cracks me up! When we were girls, my sisters and I would peel back the pods and throw them at each other. Ha. Sticky, rural fun. There are some growing over near the one corner up the road. Maybe I’ll have to check out this smell.

  35. SophieC says:

    Hello wearing a new favourite Jo Loves Pomelo. Layered over Eau Dynamisante body lotion. Both seem to be a scent category I find myself really getting into and I put them on before realising the theme for this Friday. I do also love O de Lancome.

  36. nebbe says:

    Good morning, all! It’s Friday, Friday, Friday, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Spritzed on Kelly Calleche after oversleeping an hour, and the combo is great.

    Fingers crossed for the day to progress well, but even if it doesn’t, I am ready to not give a s##t cause I smell great and feel well rested. Bring it.

    • Squirrely says:

      Was that a Rebecca Black reference? I hope so, because I just rewatched the video, and now that silly song is stuck in my head!

      • nebbe says:

        It was indeed! You are welcome ;)

    • HemlockSillage says:

      Thanks for the earworm! ;D

  37. monkeytoe says:

    My favorite citrus is either Eau de Guerlain or Eau d’Orange Verte, but I wear them fairly often so I decided to pull out an unjustly neglected citrus L’Occitane Eau d’Orange Ruban. It still smells very good. I think I will move it to the front row for the rest of the summer (which for me lasts until October).

  38. poodle says:

    I’m not a big citrus scent person. There are a few I like and many that I love to smell but don’t want to smell like. So I went with Classic Orange by Von Eusersdorff which is a little sweet and doesn’t smell like I’ve been cleaning the house. I just got back from a two mile walk so there’s not much left to it except a lingering sweetness.

  39. Caroline says:

    SOTD is Clinique Happy, a very nice citrus scent.

  40. Eva S says:

    I’m on vacation and didn’t bring any citrus scents, SOTD is NV Mohur instead. Otherwise my favorite citrus is probably Azemour les Orangers.

    • hajusuuri says:

      I almost wore NVC Bombay Bling thinking that mango is a citrus but it’s not! It is a one-seed tropical / exotic fruit.

  41. flannery says:

    Carner Barcelona D600 is my citrus. Yes, I know the grapefruit fades to more woods after awhile but I love its bright citrus top.

  42. jirish says:

    Don’t really have a favorite citrus, but am wearing CdG Energy C Grapefruit today, my favorite of that series.

  43. stinker_kit says:

    Started the day with Cartier Declaration Cologne, lemon bomb, still getting lemon and a bit of lavender 4 hours later.

    • yukiej says:

      Interesting! I get the lemon, but I’ll have to look out for the lavender next time I wear Declaration!

  44. odonata9 says:

    I forgot about the theme today and put on Miller Harris Fleu du Matin. I wear lots of citrus perfumes in the summer anyway, so I don’t feel like I’m missing out.

    If I were to wear my favorite citrus, it would be:
    Favorite lime – AA Herba Fresca or smell bent Blimey Limey!
    Favorite lemon – Fresh Brown Sugar (I find it more lemony than Lemon Sugar!)
    Favorite orange – AA Mandarine Basilic
    I’m generally not crazy about grapefruit, but found out that PdN L’Eau Mixte is grapefruity and hadn’t picked up on it, so that would be my favorite (and probably only) grapefruit.

    Happy Friday everyone!

    • odonata9 says:

      And it turns out that despite the name, MH Fleur du Matin is quite citrusy!

    • Elisa says:

      I like the lime note in Smell Bent Little Miss Panda too! And yes to the lemon in Brown Sugar — it reminds of the sugar rim on a Sidecar.

      • odonata9 says:

        I’ll have to see if I have that with my smell bent samples! They are such fun.

    • kindcrow says:

      Yes — Brown Sugar is far more lemony than Lemon Sugar. I like Brown Sugar, but Lemon Sugar does nothing for me.

      • odonata9 says:

        So glad I am not alone in my belief! It is yummy.

  45. AnnE says:

    My favorite, Hermes Pamplemousse Rose Extreme, is still in storage with most of my collection, so I’m making do with l’Eau de Cartier Essence d’Orange, which I finally found after a bit of rummaging through my grab bag o’ samples. It’s a nice, juicy orange, but dry and not sweet. I like it a lot. Reminds me of an ole fave, Caron Eau Forte, which I wore constantly one hot summer, and it really did the trick! I should see if I can pick up a new bottle somewhere.

  46. Meg says:

    It’s a cool day and I wanted something a bit comforting, so I went with Vanille Insensee at the last minute. The lime reads pretty prominently on my skin, so I even feel “in-theme.” :) Happy Friday, all!

    • AnnS says:

      Your comments make me realize I could have chosen Diptyque Eau Duelle, which I wear a lot all year. It has that wonderful lime-gin and tonic accord at the top. If you think of frags that open with some sort of citrus or bergamot or petitgrain, there are just tons to choose. I still need to test vanille insensee…

  47. farouche says:

    On the road wearing Carthusia Mediterranee, a lemon drop in a bottle. But not very long lasting.

    • odonata9 says:

      That is a nice one. I have a small decant and have often thought of getting bottle.

    • hajusuuri says:

      I kept thinking that if Lemon Drop was made with lime, it would taste like what Cedrat Enivrant smells like :-)

  48. tiffanie says:

    Today I found my sample of Chanel Eau de Cologne, a perfect cologne according to reviews. I like it very much. It starts off with a big jolt of citrus for my nose.

    Off topic: Yesterday someone mentioned Kai, and I received a sample of the EDP in the mail. It reminded me of ELPC Tuberose Gardenia but softer, less demanding, with less structure, all in a good way.

    • hajusuuri says:

      I like Chanel Eau de Cologne but it does not last long on me.

  49. Absolute Scentualist says:

    Today I’m fighting off a summer cold so chose what almost feels like a citrus tonic for the senses, Atelier Orange Sanguine. It is so bright and sunny that I feel uplifted every time I wear it. I’ve been using a couple 7ml travel sprays I got in sets while trying to decide if I’ll need a bottle, and think that I will definitely be buying a 30ml size at least. Not to mention how tempted I am to try other products with this same scent in the line. Recently I got a sample of Cédrat Enivrant with an order, but since I haven’t tested it out much yet, I wasn’t ready to dump it on given my nose isn’t at its best at the moment and I want to give it a fair shake.

    Happy weekend, everyone. :)

    • Squirrely says:

      I’m working on my enabler pin, so I must mention that on Atelier’s website, for $25 (and I believe free shipping) you can buy a sample pack of all 16 of their scents, which is great fun!

  50. ringthing says:

    I’m like poodle, above – I like to smell citrus but not so much to smell like citrus. Today I’m wearing L’Artisan Seville l’aube which I have a huge crush on, my decant will be empty before fall. Almost wore Eau des Merveilles.

  51. sweetgrass says:

    I don’t have a lot of citrus, but I went with Etro Shaal Nur, which is probably the most citrusy thing I have.

    • AnnS says:

      Shaal Nur is my favorite vetiver that I own. It is such a great, sensual fragrance.

    • sweetgrass says:

      It is a beauty, isn’t it?

      I came home to no air conditioning (my apartment complex has a central cooling system, and they’re replacing the cooling tower), so now I’m spritzing myself with some Jean Nate that I had in the fridge (that I had forgotten I had until I was putting some groceries in the fridge and happened to see it in the door). Now I smell like a big plastic lemon.

      • MikasMinion says:

        No A/C?! Hope you get some sleep. I can never get comfortable if it is too hot.
        I was just whining to myself that it is pretty warm upstairs but I think I’ll just be grateful for what I have. My mom’s house is huge and all windows/glass block so in the hot Texas summertime it is a bit like a greenhouse and stays slightly too warm.

        • sweetgrass says:

          I managed to I have two ceiling fans, which helped a lot. The air came back on this morning. Your mom’s house must be terrible on the cooling bills with all that glass!

  52. Delacey says:

    I chose Hermes L’eau D’ Orange Vert for this morning, which is my favourite summer citrus, worn almost continually this summer. I decided to switch to Jour d’Hermes for the afternoon, as I wanted something with a bit more warmth and staying power while I’m stuck in air conditioned spaces. I hope the grapefruit/citrus opening is enough to still count :)

  53. yukiej says:

    Procrastinating from work on a business trip, so I can post in a timely manner, yay! Mugler Cologne for me, with a probable top-up with Sel de Vetiver during the layover. Happy zesty Friday everyone!

  54. Safran says:

    I am wearing Le Rivage des Syrtes today, maybe not really a citrus scent, but the citrus notes stay very present during the whole day.
    Otherwise my favourite citrus scent would be Orange Sanguine.

  55. Helle says:

    Eau d’orange verte. I sprayed myself wet with it and it was perfect, so much so that I reapplied a few hours later, even though I had planned on wearing something else in the afternoon. Summer has been unusually hot and I have started to apply all my fragrances with a heavier hand than I normally do since the heat seems to shorten longevity. They all bloom, no exception so far. I will keep up with the heavy spritzing, feels like I have so much to discover even in my old favorites :)

  56. Jonas says:

    I’m wearing Bois 1920 Agrumi. It’s actually my first time wearing it so I can’t say it’s my favorite just yet but I like it well enough.

  57. Dzingnut says:

    Wearing one of the grandpappy’s of citrus: Monsieur Balmain. This, and Mandarin Basilic always cheer me up, so I think I’ll spritz some of the latter on myself when I get home.

  58. meredifay says:

    I forgot, does orange flower cologne count as a citrus. :-)

    Maybe not very citrusy, but very pretty!

  59. Merlin says:

    I agree with PerthGirl above, that citrus can be great in winter! Today, in any case, has not been very cold… I am in Pampelune, which is one of my happiest scents. I am however a little nervous of all the negative reports and so I obsessively ask people if my scent smells like cat pee, when I wear it. So far, everyone has liked it on me, (and been surprised at the question, lol!) but I’m still worrying that there may be a renegade nose out there…

    And for a favourites list:
    grapefruit – Pampelune
    lemon – O de Lancolm/Cristalle eau Verte
    mandarine – 1000 Kisses Deep
    lime – Eau de Rochas
    orange – Concentre Orange Verte/Azemour les Orangers

    I suspect that La Cologne du perfumeur by Guerlain would be another favorite but it’s difficult to get here at a decent price and in a regular size…

    • pyramus says:

      Pampelune is so gorgeous! I don’t get the cat pee either, luckily. I don’t know if it’s the best Aqua Allegoria but it’s in the top five for sure.

      • Merlin says:

        Pyramus, I like Pampelune and Herba Fresca the most out of all the currently available Aqua Allegorias :)

        I like Mandarine Basilica too, but on me it has zero lasting power…

  60. Celestia says:

    Eau de Fleur de Cedrat
    Would love a bottle of Limon Verde.

  61. Frederik says:

    Wearing AA Pamplelune by Guerlain today. Fell in love with this on a couple of years ago and finally caved on a bottle. I was expecting it more people wearing it for citrus friday.

    I´m spritzing some extra on.

  62. Laila says:

    My SOTD is my very favorite citrus, Nina Ricci’s Bigarade, a short-lived fragrance available only for a few years in the early 1970’s. I remember it being advertised as the sexy French daytime scent. I loved it then and I still love it now; luckily I have a large spray edt which has held up fine. Basically, it’s bitter orange, a bit green, and definitely a bit spicy. Very breezy and sporty. I still have my original box from the 3.3 oz splash with the $7.50 price tag on the bottom. When it disappeared all too quickly, some kind person (long before the days of the Internet) searched the Jacqueline Cochran warehouse in NY for the last remaining bottle and sent it to me with all the samples they could find. It also came in bath oil and soap. Since then, I’ve bought a few bottles on ebay; some were good, some not; but I’m so pleased to still have some that works. When I first began to find perfume info on the Internet, Bigarade was the first scent I researched and that’s what led me to all the interesting blogs and forums!

    • hajusuuri says:

      And we’re lucky to have you here! I love your descriptions. I enjoy your backstories 1,000x more than the drivel that passes for advertising.

      • kindcrow says:

        Hear, hear!

      • Laila says:

        Many thanks for your very kind words. I’ve had a pretty crummy week so you unknowingly really brightened up my day!

  63. Labben says:

    Philtre d’Amour is my SOTD. I adore it, but every time I wear it I renember what my MIL said when she sniffed it (I brought lots of stuff for her to sniff): “This one smells like urine!”. :-)
    This is the perfect chypre for hot summer days; it refreshes me with its thirst quenching quality.

  64. Laurels says:

    SOTD is Thirdman Eau Nomade, which just edged out M. Micallef Pomelos because I hadn’t worn it for a while. Is it my favorite? Reading everyone else’s comments, I realized that I could have gone with Jour d’Hermes or Carthusia Ligea ‘La Sirena’ or Les Nereides Opoponax. But Eau Nomade is about the most citric thing I have. I also considered A Wing and a Prayer Orange County, which applied veeeery sparingly is a nice, not-too-sweet orange, but sprayed liberally (which, after all, is not very OC) is like being doused in orange soda.

  65. katrina says:

    Today I wore CdG Energy Series 8: Lime, a sample I forgot I had! I used up all the lemon and grapefruit versions and only had this left and it was delicious!

  66. 100mlEDP says:

    Allure homme edition Blanche.

  67. rivercitylizzy says:

    I perused my usual suspects today looking for a “favorite citrus” to wear–Orange Sanguine, Azemour les Oranges, Tauer Cologne du Maghreb, Imaginary Authors Mosaic, Citron de Vigne, even Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit–but although I love them each in their own way, none of them seemed fitting. Then I unearthed my travel spray of Smell Bent Sunshine-Mama’s Spiced Tea (discontinued, alas!) and on a whim gave myself a light spritz. A perfect match, like a sweet-spicy citrus iced tea on a not too hot day. Makes me want to order a travel size of the original Sunshine for comparison ;)

  68. Jillie says:

    Have been alternating during our really hot weather between PdN’s Eau d’Ete and L’AP’s The pour un Ete. Eau d’Ete wins the contest – love the hit of lime and strange undercurrent of cinnamon. But the The pour un Ete is very pleasant, like drinking jasmine tea with a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint floating in it.

    • austenfan says:

      Those 2 are among my summer favourites as well.

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