Can someone recommend a not-too-expensive fresh non-floral scent?

(43 Posts)
peggotty Thu 25-Jul-13 15:56:39

Sort of grassy or citrusy - oh does anyone know what I mean??! grin

CadiM Thu 25-Jul-13 19:04:19

Liz Earle's botanical essence no1? It's a pretty fresh, citrusy-bergamot scent but it's £47.

inneedofrain Thu 25-Jul-13 19:06:54

Ah I can´t help as I avoid all grassy / citrusy perfumes.

I was going to suggest Cool water which is still my favourite fresh scent.

I love intuision by eld as well but thats not really fresh.

TiredyCustards Thu 25-Jul-13 19:08:47

L'occitane the vert has a bitter citrus note in it.

cannotfuckingbelievethis Thu 25-Jul-13 19:24:43

Elizabeth Arden - Green Tea. I've seen it in TK MAXX and Bodycare for anywhere between £10-£20. I think it's lovely but doesn't have the best staying power.....

Tweet2tweet Thu 25-Jul-13 19:47:05

I love Clarins Eau Ressourcante and the brand Roger and Gallet (can now get at M&S) do some lovely fresh scents. Clarins one has better staying power though and comes in large bottle that lasts ages.

GetStuffezd Thu 25-Jul-13 19:48:49

Acqua di Gioia is beautiful but I have a feeling it might be quite dear.

Ujjayi Thu 25-Jul-13 19:55:16

L'Occitane Verbena is beatiful. Very light, fresh & citrussy. Costs around £13.

candycrushhater Thu 25-Jul-13 19:58:09

I like Dolce and Gabbana No. 3 L'imperatrice. It's a fresh citrus scent and costs about £35.

Foosyerdoos Thu 25-Jul-13 20:00:13

My favourite is Origins ginger essence. It is really fresh and spicy.

hettie Thu 25-Jul-13 20:06:16

am a sucker for this kind of thing ...
Clarins Eau Des Jardins
Aroma Tonic by Lancome
O de Lancome
Versace Versense
Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford
Philosykos by Diptyque.....
check out http://www.fragrantica.com/ for reviews and la scenteurs for more niche stuff....

KosherBacon Thu 25-Jul-13 20:06:40

Diptyque Philosykos is my favourite fresh scent. Its a fig based scent and is beautiful.

TweenageAngst Thu 25-Jul-13 20:09:06

These ladies will be able to help.
http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/style_and_beauty/1765239-Part-5-And-the-perfumes-just-keep-on-coming?msgid=40436622

TweenageAngst Thu 25-Jul-13 20:09:57
babybarrister Thu 25-Jul-13 20:11:20

uk.spacenk.com/diptyque/vetyverio_eau_de_toilette/MUS300023201.html?start=135&cgid=Diptyque - I bought some in the sale for £18 so you might find some in a spacenk ....

V nice and not floral

BikeRunSki Thu 25-Jul-13 20:12:16

Clinique Happy

apatchylass Thu 25-Jul-13 20:15:02

I second the suggestions for Occitane's Verbena - lovely, The Verte and
Clarin's Eau Resourcante which is fantastic - like clean sun dried linen and under £20.
Crabtree and Evelyn do a very fresh cologne of bitter oranges which is about £15

I love Chanel cristalle eau verte, but not that cheap, sorry!

TweenageAngst Thu 25-Jul-13 20:16:32

Un Jardin en Méditerranée by Hermes is nice.

Fluffy1234 Thu 25-Jul-13 20:18:30

I second Clinique Happy.

PeerMon Thu 25-Jul-13 20:27:55

Try Zara, they have a good range and under £20!

buzzy1 Thu 25-Jul-13 20:31:38

Cacherel Noa is a nice one, and been around for a while so you can prob pick up quite cheap..

holidaybug Thu 25-Jul-13 20:33:11

I third Clinique Happy. One of the few fragrances I've been complimented on by male colleagues

peggotty Thu 25-Jul-13 20:33:19

Wow loads of suggestions - thanks very much. I'll seek out as much as possible to try.

alemci Thu 25-Jul-13 20:34:03

the Clarins Floral one - Jardin is lovely and fresh or O de Lancome is fantastic.

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