Hi there Perfume Posse. Neroli is one of the Les Colognes range reformulated in Eau de Cologne by Isabelle Doyen and re-released in square unisex clear glass 200ml bottles as part of the rebranding and updating of the Annick Goutal house by South Korean owners Amore Pacific. I love the idea of someone having this enormous bottle on their bureau or dressing table and spritzing themselves liberally each morning and being the center of a fragrant cloud caught in the morning light. The whole idea is gorgeous to me.
Neroli EdC by Isabelle Doyen for Annick Goutal 2013
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Neroli, orange blossom, petitgrain
Bright, crisp, playful and springlike are the first words that pop into my head when I spritz Neroli EdC. It’s a refreshing breeze, a zephyr, a sunlit afternoon swimming with friends. Maybe a picnic in the park, donuts and tea shared in the late afternoon as the suns madly drying heat starts to abate or a cool white wine spritzer on a sailboat. Both full of whimsy and dead set elegant the citrus is happily surrounded by leaves and flowers, drizzled with white musk and backed by some soft green woods and herbs. Could there even be a hint of lavender?
Citrus, the whole tree is shown in smell-o-vision, refreshing and surprisingly long lasting. Only the merest hint of bitterness creates a lovely tone under the sparkling sweetness. Stridently refreshing, a perfect spring scent that will bounce you through your morning. Not much left after 3 hours and by 4 my skin is anxiously awaiting a respritz. You’ll need to take a travel decant to refresh. With a 200ml bottle though you’ll not run dry in a hurry.
If you want to smell like spring Neroli is a good choice. Totally unisex, an excellent way to start the day or as a pick me up throughout or a perfect evening enhancement.
What is the cologne you have loved or one you’d like to try?