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Are there any perfumes that smell like or are based on bergamot?
I've just rediscovered my love of the fragrance of bergamot after finally getting round to buying another bottle of the essential oil. I'm currently burning some so the room smells divine.
Are there any perfumes out there that are inspired by bergamot or are based on it? Its just such a balanced smell - not too citrus , not too floral, not too spicy - that I'd love to find a perfume like it.
Am I right in thinking though that our nearest Jo Malone stockist is Selfridges in Birmingham?
I'm reluctant to buy it online as TBH last time I was in Selfridges I tried a couple of JM perfumes that I thought I would like (partly based on recommendations on here I expect) and found I really didn't like them .
The tree hugging one might be a better bet if 'buying blind' so to speak
NDP -I used to wear Opium about 20 years ago!! God, looking back it was so strong and sickly smelling. I even bought a fake bottle from a street trader in Turkey which was even worse! TBH I didn't think you could still buy it.
apple99 -now that sounds interesting. I'll give that a go tomorrow. Thank you.
I love bergamot too. However, you mustn't apply bergamot oil direct to the skin. One of the chemical constituents of the oil is FCF which increases the photosensitivity of the skin by a huge amount making you susceptible to sun burn and damage. In fact, with the exception of lavender (angustifolia not stoechas), sandalwood (one drop to each side of the neck when suffering a throat infection is very soothing) and tea tree (and then only on adult skin), you shouldn't apply any oil neatly to the skin unless directed to by a qualified aromatherapist. Furthermore, the oils you buy in Boots are not going to be therapeutic grade oils. Better to go to a supplier such as Essentially Oils or Neals Yard Remedies.