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Nice orange perfume???

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Repeatedlydoingthetwist Thu 01-Aug-13 17:39:40

Hello ladies,

I'm in the market for a nice orange based fragrance. I would like something fairly subtle (despite my user name I'm not actually an orange...!) and not too sweet, but also not too spicy, which I know makes me mega awkward.

I've got the Hugo Boss one but I find it's too synthetic and musky if that helps???!!

Any ideas?

TIA smile

DayOldCheesecake Fri 02-Aug-13 05:33:57

L'Occitane or Tom ford for me.

RussianBlu Fri 02-Aug-13 01:38:00

Penhaligons orange blossom?

cardamomginger Fri 02-Aug-13 00:13:42

Hermes Eau de Merveilles is lovely. It's like orange mixed with the smell of the sea. Can be found at a reasonable price on Ebay (as well as paying full whack, obviously). There's several spin offs in this series, which play around with the theme.

Aqua di Parma is a lovely classic citrus cologne. It's unisex, so it's not girly.

MrsCocoa Thu 01-Aug-13 21:33:04

This is a lovely orange blossom EDT from Italian perfumers Monotheme (now being sold in revamped M&S beauty section) just not very long lasting...

NellVarnish Thu 01-Aug-13 21:26:48

Stupid phone. grin

NellVarnish Thu 01-Aug-13 21:26:19

Another vote for Guerlain Mandarin and Basilic - I love it, really fresh and light. Pamplelune is lovely too, more grapefruity though.

Lots of great suggestions here for me to investigate too - love citrussy perfumes.

NellVarnish Thu 01-Aug-13 21:24:44

Another vote for Guerlain Mandarin and Basilic - I love it, really fresh and light. Pamplelune is lovely too, more grapefruity though.

SundaySimmons Thu 01-Aug-13 21:14:31

SundaySimmons Thu 01-Aug-13 21:09:30

Repeatedlydoingthetwist Thu 01-Aug-13 20:26:26

I could be persuaded towards other citrus, what else is out there?

thecatfromjapan Thu 01-Aug-13 20:04:56

The Guerlain Aqua Allegoria fragrance which is orange-based. It's helpfully called something like "Orange".
You should definitely give that a go. It's a bright, citrussy orange.

Is it really orange you want? Can't be tempted towards other citrussy scents? if you are tempted ... and you are passing M and S ... have a look in the Beauty section and try the Roger and Gallet "Osmanthus" which is very fresh, bright, citrussy, and very pretty.

cheeseandpineapple Thu 01-Aug-13 19:58:35

Disagree with Iggity, Jo Malone fragrances last about the same time as colognes and eau de toilettes. Can smell them on my friends and I once got stopped on the tube by a guy half my age and asked which perfume I was wearing as he found it "captivating" it was Jo Malone Orange Blossom!

riojabotherer Thu 01-Aug-13 19:39:15

Another vote for Neroli Portofino - lovely.

Cindermummy Thu 01-Aug-13 19:32:05

I have a Hugo boss one and its orangey without being too fruity iyswim

Iggity Thu 01-Aug-13 19:26:13

I have the hermes one, its called green orange or something similar. Don't waste your money on it. Once you spray it, you'll never smell it again. Avoid Jo Malone ones too, they never last.

cheeseandpineapple Thu 01-Aug-13 19:24:32

Jo Malone, orange blossom is gorgeous. I thought the Prada orange based one was a limited release, have not seen it in shops this year, only spotted it once just over a year ago.

Now I know why I like Happy by Clinique, hadn't twigged its orange based.

I love orange blossom and citrus perfumes generally.

Guerlain do a mandarin and basil one which is lovely.

mignonette Thu 01-Aug-13 19:19:31

The O De Lancome range of perfumes are all lovely. I used to borrow my Mothers bottle back in the 80's and the new versions especially 'Azure' are really good for work-they are not too heavy. I like the Roger Et Gallet range too. They are high quality.

KatieHalfPrice Thu 01-Aug-13 19:13:46

Jo Malone orange blossom is nice.

Floralnomad Thu 01-Aug-13 19:08:06

There was an orange blossom one on QVC this afternoon .

TerribleTantrums Thu 01-Aug-13 19:07:22

Roger et Gallet (which I had always thought of as cheap granny perfume) do a very nice Bois d'Orange. It's eau de cologne though, not perfume so doesn't last all that long. They also do a lovely Thé Vert which I have been wearing this summer.

Repeatedlydoingthetwist Thu 01-Aug-13 19:06:26

Oooh lovely, lots to investigate here, thank you all smile

QuinnFabray Thu 01-Aug-13 19:01:59

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess fragrance. - “Inspired by the warmth of the Mediterranean, a citrus floral blend with notes of Bergamot and Orange Blossom”. It's really nice.

calmingtea Thu 01-Aug-13 18:44:14

Lancôme Ô de l'Orangerie
Biotherm eau vitaminee

OneLittleLady Thu 01-Aug-13 17:58:39

I second migs prada recommendation, I have it and it's lovely.

mignonette Thu 01-Aug-13 17:52:54

this Prada perfume and still available for £19,99 in Savers-Bargainous.
It won't make you smell like a Greengrocers or cheap fruity shower gel either.

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