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Author Topic: Everything's Coming Up Oranges  (Read 3800 times)

christinedenice

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Everything's Coming Up Oranges
« on: June 12, 2013, 03:09:35 PM »
I love the smell of oranges and am always looking for orangey fragrances and bath/body products. Some I've tried are too candy-sweet or the orange notes dissipate quickly.

The Body Shop's Satsuma bath and shower gel is lovely, but my local Body Shop closed, and Sephora no longer sells it, so I'm trying other things.

Recently, I ordered Bliss' Blood Orange and White Pepper Soapy Suds (bath/shower gel) and Body Cream, and I LOVE them!. The scent is like a combo of oranges and Christmas trees, and it immediately makes me think of Paris, for some reason. It's like the scent of an apartment in Paris (my fantasy), at least in my imagination.

Another recent find that is a great compliment to BO&WP is a body spray I found at a Target in Lincoln, Nebraska. It's Sunswept by The Scent Bar, and it is refreshing on its own and awesome used after showering and using the BO&WP products. My local Target doesn't have it, though, and it's sold out on the Target site. Hopefully, they'll restock it.

Lastly, I'm waiting for the brown truck to deliver Atelier Cologne's Orange Sanguine. Taking a bit of a chance on this one, as I'm buying it purely based on reviews and descriptions. But, it is just a travel size spray, and I have a good feeling about it.

Anyone else love orange or citrus fragrances? What are your faves?
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sashamy

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Re: Everything's Coming Up Oranges
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 05:41:41 PM »
I like Happy by Clinique, but my absolute most favorite is Calyx by Prescriptives. When I wear it, men usually ask me what I am wearing because they want to get it for their girlfriends/ wives.

Thanna

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Re: Everything's Coming Up Oranges
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 05:47:03 PM »
CD - I think you'll love Orange Sanguine.  All of the Atelier colognes are very well done.

I'm a huge fan of citrus scents although I gravitate towards lemon rather than orange.  My favorite is the inexpensive Nenuco.  It's very similar to Dior's Escale a Portofino but costs so little that you don't mind spraying it with abandon.  Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom is another one that goes into heavy rotation during the summer months.  If I could justify the expense I'd buy a huge bottle of Chanel's Eau de Cologne.  Lasts longer than the Geurlain colognes although I'm not sure it's quite as well blended.

Not lemon but citrus - I also wear Diptyque Oyedo quite often (wore it today as a matter of fact).  If you want to try something citrusy but different, look for Trumpers Lime Cologne.  Crabtree and Evelyn has a very pleasant lime based scent as well (the name escapes me) but I don't find it as refreshing as Trumpers Lime. 
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christinedenice

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Re: Everything's Coming Up Oranges
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 11:32:38 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions. Now on my must try list: Calyx, Nenuco, Escale a Portofino, Oyedo, Malibu Lemon Blossom, Trumpers Lime...

I forgot to include the description of The Scent Bar's Sunswept: Sicilian orange with sheer lemon and bergamot. Also available in body butter.
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saragozausedto

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Re: Everything's Coming Up Oranges
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 08:47:14 AM »
Acqua di Gio got a strong tangerine presence! I know its not orange but its pretty close!

christinedenice

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Re: Everything's Coming Up Oranges
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 03:47:44 PM »
Thanks, saragozausedto! I check out Aqua di Gio. Love the scent of tangerines, also!
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FooDog

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Re: Everything's Coming Up Oranges
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2013, 07:23:07 PM »
I LOOOOOVE citrus scents!! 

I, too, often wear the previously mentioned Oyedo.  The main note, if I remember correctly, is yuzu.  I find it to be a great pick-me-up and head clearer.

I also like a couple of Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria fragrances that are citrus-based, Mandarine Basilic and Pampelune. 

For many years, Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien was my signature fragrance.  Can't remember the notes, but very yellow citrusy in my memory.  I haven't tried it since it got reformulated.

I was recently gifted the most incredible grapefruit scented hand cream by Blithe and Bonny.  Feels amazing and smells like you just sliced open a fresh ruby red grapefruit when you open the tub.  I can't stop sniffing my hands after I put it on. 
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Thanna

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Re: Everything's Coming Up Oranges
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2013, 08:57:33 PM »
Foo - it sounds like you and I might be scent twins!  One of my summer staples is Annick Goutal's Nuits d'Hadrien although I honestly can't remember how it compares to Eau d'Hadrien.
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christinedenice

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Re: Everything's Coming Up Oranges
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2013, 02:46:20 PM »
I wore Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien, also, for several years in the 90's. I still have some of the shower gel (really more of a liquid). The scent has probably deteriorated, but I've kept the bottle because I like how it looks in the bathroom 8) . I think the notes are lemon and cypress.

Okay, I must check out the Blithe and Bonny grapefruit hand cream. Sounds divine.

I'm enjoying the Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine. Immediately after spraying, there is a burst of vibrant orange (love). Then, it immediately drys down (on me) to a warm sandalwood, with very little of the citrus.
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FooDog

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Re: Everything's Coming Up Oranges
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 08:51:05 PM »

I'm enjoying the Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine. Immediately after spraying, there is a burst of vibrant orange (love). Then, it immediately drys down (on me) to a warm sandalwood, with very little of the citrus.

Gosh, that sounds lovely!  I think I need to add that to my "to sample" list. 
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Styyna

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Re: Everything's Coming Up Oranges
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2013, 08:28:27 AM »
This topic and another one have me thinking that I need to try a citrusy scent. I'm not sure that I've ever experienced one. Time to visit the Perfumed Court I see. :)
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Veuve

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Re: Everything's Coming Up Oranges
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2013, 10:30:02 PM »
Has anyone here tried Martin Margiela's Untitled scent? I've heard it's citrus and green. One post at MUA suggested that if you liked Dior's Escale a Portofino (which I LOVE), you'd like this. So I'm curious. It'll definitely be in my next sample order from Perfumed Court or Surrender to Chance.
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makinalist

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Re: Everything's Coming Up Oranges
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2013, 10:40:12 PM »
Are you talking about (untitled) or (untitled) l'eau?
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Veuve

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Re: Everything's Coming Up Oranges
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2013, 05:06:36 PM »
 :puzzled:  Uh, I dunno. What's the difference?
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makinalist

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Re: Everything's Coming Up Oranges
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2013, 06:15:04 PM »
Untitled was the first one and inspired Untitled L'Eau.  Slightly different notes, as flankers usually are.  I heard that L'Eau is even more citrus-y.
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