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5 Citrus Scents to Give You Life for Summer 2016

We’re creeping closer and closer to summer with only 5 weeks until June. So here are 5 scents that are great for summer whether you’ll be at home or away. These scents are light, vibrant but what are the key components of a citrus scent?

  • Lemon, Lime, and Bergamot
  • Orange and Petitgrain (Bitter Orange)
  • Lemon Grass and Mint
  • Pink Grapefruit

These fragrances have dated back centuries, with 4711 on the list being one of the oldest fragrances there is. What I love is when brands take these key components and do something a little different with them, giving them a bit of a twist!

1. 4711 Cologne

One of the oldest fragrances here dating back over 200 years, 4711 is the quintessential citrus scent. You can read my full review of 4711 here.

A complex formula for a cologne with orange oil, peach, basil, bergamot and lemon; a heart of cyclamen, lily, melon, jasmine and bulgarian rose with a base of patchouli, tahitian vetiver, musk, sandalwood, oakmoss and cedar. This can be found anywhere on the continent for absolute pennies.

2. Acqua di Parma Colonia

One of my all time favourites and currently using the Room Spray around the apartment. Dating back to 1916, Colonia has become an Italian icon with lavender, rosemary, Sicilian citrus, Bulgarian rose, jasmine, amber and light musk. Read my full review of Acqua di Parma Colonia here.

3. TOM FORD Neroli Portofino Forte

Neroli Portofino has been huge for the Tom Ford brand and I’ve loved every moment of it with the stunning fragrance and equally gorgeous ancillaries (the soap is something special!).

My only criticism of Neroli Portofino over the years has been that it just isn’t concentrated enough, no matter how much you whack on – this is where Neroli Portofino Forte has won be over. With a hidden blend of citruses, leather, woodsy notes, musk and neroli; read my full review here.

4. Ormonde Jayne Zizan

If you’re yet to experience anything from Ormonde Jayne, you’re seriously missing out. You can read my full review of Zizan here.

Zizan is a citrus cologne with real masculinity that takes the traditional and blends it with the weird and wonderful; citrus with a slight spice and a base of creamier woods.

5. L’Occitane Citrus Verbena

One of my all time favourites. When I was out in Barcelona for a few months a couple of years ago, I lived with this; practically bathed in and drank it! Made of crushed lemon leaves, lemon oil and verbena extract; it’s delicious. Also the shampoo and conditioners are fantastic! The whole range can be found here on the L’Occitane website.

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