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Hey there A Bottled Rose, It’s a Mood Scent 4 week. WOO HOO! This month the crew are looking at Zesty Citrus. The Northern Hemisphere moving towards warmer weather you’ll be grabbing out your Zesty Citrus frags any moment now! How exciting. As we’ve just come through the hot I have a list of some of the things I wore throughout. Of course it doesn’t have to be warm to wear them, some are perfect win her warmers or brighteners.
Can’t wait to read about your favourite Zesty Citrus fragrances in the comments too.
Mood Scent 4: Zesty Citrus!
As happened last month there is a LOT of choice in this genre. I have spent a fraught few days sniffing, resniffing and culling. These six seem to be a good cross section. Hopefully you’ll find something new to love and maybe one of topic long time faves too.
Bergamot Soleil by Atelier Cologne
Simple, fresh, pithy citrus that leans a very little towards gourmand in its sugary sweetness. I’m always surprised that vanilla or biscuit isn’t in the notes because I get that distinctly bakery feel. A gift from my buddy Clayton Ilolahia, every time I spritz there’s not just the joy of a beautiful scent but also his happy smiling face in my mind.
Berlin by Gallivant
An ozonic look at the zesty citrus idea. Pepper gives extra raspy zing and the dry ache of tea and vetiver make this a totally different citrus idea. Berlin beat Five O’Clock eau Gingember by Serge lutens out of this spot by a hairs breath. This is more firmly about the citrus.
Eau de Citron Noir by Hermès
The dark side of citrus. Here Christine Nagel has used wood, smoke and the sourness of dried limes to convey a completely different scent pattern for citrus. Still with that wonderful zing of the first swipe of your grater over the zest but now with shadow added.
Eau de Sud by Annick Goutal
In a complete 180 degree turn we now look at a green, joyous, buoyant version of the citrus theme.Here the zing is added to with basil and mint. Whenever I’m feeling a little blue and need a fragrance to lift me up Eau de Sud is a perfect choivce. Suddenly the world seems ever so much brighter.
Granville by DIOR
Granville is an all time favourite perfume in my collection. NOTHING does zesty citrus like it. Lemon from start to finish but not as you know it. Surrounded by enough greenery, spice and wood to fill a barn the elm,on still manages to lord it over them all. Works in all weathers and smells just right every time.
Paris-Riviera by CHANEL
I have an admission. When Riviera first came out I thought it was AWFUL! That floral/citrus/plastic opening had me shaking my head in disbelief. I think I even made a face and my buddy on the CHANEL counter was very surprised. Then I started craving it, wanting to smell that weird assed opening. Caved. Purchased. LOVE IT!
Don’t forget to go across and read the other three members of the Mood Scent 4 crew:
Megan Megan In Sainte Maxime
Samantha I Scent You A Day.
Please share your Zesty Citrus faves