The new Givenchy fragrance is a citrus scent with floral and musk undertones. The fragrance captures the scent of summer throughout the year and evokes the nature of this season. Francois Demachy created this unisex fragrance as a greeny/citrusy and fresh perfume inspired by the gorgeous south France gardens in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
- Top Notes: citrus bergamia, orange sanguine, lemon, mandarine, sweet orange, petitgrain
- Heart: orange blossom water, citrus blossom, almond, foliage, hedione
- Base notes: Moss, sandal, cedar, musk
It opens with citrus and white flowers including bergamot, blood orange, lemon, mandarin orange, orange, petitgrain and lemon blossom. The white flowers and citrus heart center notes blend in with green and hedione while the deep woody and musk base notes leave an impression of musk, cedar, and vetiver.
The bottle is simple and chic in a cylindrical curved reminiscent vintage shape that reflects purity in a light green shade. The fragrance is available as a 100 ml Eau de Toilette.
Lime Basil & Mandarin is a surprisingly modern and contemporary fragrance from 1999. The nose behind this fragrance is Jo Malone The opening is juicy, fresh with a sharp scent of lime that you can almost taste it.
- Top notes are lime, mandarin orange, and bergamot
- Heart: basil, caraway, lilac, and iris
- Base notes: patchouli and vetiver
Ideal for waking up in the mornings I believe this is an ideal perfume for everyday use, but it is also great for men and women who want to smell fresh, also sophisticated. This is surprisingly lasting, has a projection of its own. Will be the perfect scent for the summer days and it will follow you all day long but it won’t be heavy for another people’s noses.
The unisex fragrance was introduced in 1999 as a full of fresh, aromatic and encouraging notes. Blu Mediterraneo reflects the radiant beauty and ancient culture of Italy’s most symbolic landscapes.
- Top Note: Orange, Tangerine, Lemon, Pomelo
- Heart Note: Petitgrain, Paraguay Tea, Cardamom
- Base Note: Caramel, Musk
It opens with Sicilian oranges and tangerines, lemons from Sorrento and pomelo to create a fresh bouquet and sparkling scent. The essence of petitgrain in the heart blends with the intense flavor of Paraguayan tea, and the ethereal oil of bitter cardamoms. The base note combines a hint of caramel with the sensual notes of musk, which lends the fragrance a pleasant warmth.
Overall the fragrance is fruity, sweetish, green, citrusy but with a poor longevity and after few hours, you will need to reapply. It’s a real pity that it doesn’t last long, still, I love the fragrance. It’s that kind of fragrance I love on a man but I can wear on my own too. If you’re a fan of citrus scents too, I highly recommend that you check this out.
Mandarino di Amalfi by Tom Ford is classified as a Citrus Aromatic fragrance for women and men launched in 2014. The nose behind this fragrance is Calice Becker. The fragrance has been created to capture the calm of white homes, clinging to the cliff side of Amalfi coast in the midst of mid-summer.
- Top notes: tarragon, mint, black currant, grapefruit, lemon and basil
- Heart: black pepper, coriander, orange blossom, clary sage, shiso, and jasmine
- Base notes: vetiver, amber, labdanum, musk, and civet
The scent is a beautiful, balanced into a unique blend of citrus herbs. I normally don’t like herbal fragrances, but I surrounded this one. It starts out cheerfully fruity—lemon and basil and orange blossom. It moves to middle notes of orange blossom, which are more green than floral and the clary sage that adds a touch of soapiness. The black pepper note is very subtle. Finally, the dry down of vetiver root is crisp more than it is earthy, which makes this creation sharp but comfortable.
It’s the perfect daytime blend of clean and zesty. It takes the idea of a fresh marine scent and turns it into something unconventional, rich and mature. As with most fresh scents the longevity tends to be an issue meaning you will likely need to reapply in 2 – 4 hours.
Clementine California by Atelier Cologne is a Citrus Aromatic fragrance for women and men launched in 2016. The brand sets the scene for each fragrance: “It was the warmest summer on record and the mood was equally intense at the film studios. He had been searching for her for months, growing tired of the perfect actress-type. About to give up, the moment came when it all changed. There she was at the opposite end of the counter; the woman he had been dreaming of. Her natural beauty and distinct voice would for sure steal the scene. He now had to convince her to change the course of her life”.
- Top notes: mandarin orange, clementine, and juniper berry
- Heart: basil, pepper and star anise
- Base notes: sandalwood, cypress and Haitian vetiver.
The opening is the citrus mix of clementine and mandarin. In the heart star anise and Szechuan pepper provide the spice component which is turned greener by basil. The base is sandalwood and cypress providing a woody alternative to the more commonly used cedar.
The fragrance evokes summer in a bottle with its fruity, green and sweet notes. If you are looking for something uplifting and light that you want to use all day long, this is the right choice for you.