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Citrusy perfumes

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PepeLePew Sun 03-Nov-13 17:55:48

I've been given £60 as a "treat yourself" gift and want to buy some perfume. I love Acqua di Parma (the Assoluta one) but it doesn't last long on me and there doesn't seem to be a body cream which would help make it last. What other options are there? Something lime-y and tangy would be perfect...

FrugalFashionista Mon 04-Nov-13 10:53:27

It's against the nature of citruses to be lasting on skin, the essential olis are highly volatile and normally gone in minutes. I find citrus colognes extremely refreshing during summer, I tend to reapply frequently for a burst of freshness. Anchoring the volatile oils down is not easy, and when successful, you may be stuck with a whiff of oven cleaner. The only citrus perfumes that smell great and have any longevity on my skin are Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford and Eau Sauvage by Dior. My personal favorite pick-me-up is the slightly sweet Bergamote by The Different Company - not hugely long-lasting but lovely nevertheless.

I wore Eau d'Hadrien this morning and it disappeared completely in less than an hour. (Iirc Eau du Sud is a bit more tenacious but not a full-day perfume either.)

valiumredhead Mon 04-Nov-13 11:21:54

If you spray onto your hair brush then brush your hair it helps the scent last longer.

isshoes Mon 04-Nov-13 13:01:02

Caudalie Fleur de Vigne is lovely, and cheaper than many of those mentioned.

ShreddedHoops Mon 04-Nov-13 13:53:42

Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte is gorgeous and limey, really refreshing.

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Mon 04-Nov-13 13:59:31

D&G light blue. It's my favorite summer perfume - I'd say its citrus and sharp apple scented. Really fresh and lovely.

dyslexicdespot Mon 04-Nov-13 14:04:57

The above has been a favourite of mine for years. Long lasting and fresh.

PastaBeeandCheese Mon 04-Nov-13 14:16:41

YY to Hugo Boss Orange. I really like this one.

FaddyPeony Mon 04-Nov-13 14:36:00

I love the smell of the L'Occitane Verbana too but haven't ever bought it. I wear Origins' Ginger Essence which has a lot of bergamot in it, but it is pretty light.

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