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It’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere and all the perfumes blogs are talking about citrus scents. I must confess I’ve never been a citrus kind of girl. I like them but can’t say I ever really crave smelling like one. Except perhaps lime or grapefruit…those notes I seem to like. Orange and lemon, well, that’s another story.
Scent memories can make or break a perfume. My problem with orange and lemon is that a lot of household cleaners smell like them and that makes me think of cleaning the house when I smell them. I like a clean house. I like the smell of a clean house. I don’t want to smell like a clean house.
Classic Orange by Camille Henfling for Von Eusersdorff 2013
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Blood orange, petitgrain, suede, Chinese osmanthus, black tea, sandalwood, musk.
Which brings us to Classic Orange by Von Eusersdorff. I got a sample from Cookie Queen and decided to not judge a perfume by its name and give a citrus perfume a whirl. Others have said it’s a realistic orange and have mentioned all the wonderful notes and nuances in it. Okay, let’s see.
Well, it’s orange but I wouldn’t call it classic. It’s rather sweet without much of the citrus tang I’m used to. As I grab the OJ from the fridge to sniff for comparison I realize I smell like orange soda more than orange juice. The perfume is sweeter than the oranges I’m used to perhaps because it’s a blood orange note. I’ve tried blood oranges and they do taste and smell different from a navel orange. They also don’t smell like the classic orange scent to me which means that I’m actually liking smelling like orange soda.
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Wait a minute, let’s go to the liquor cabinet. Triple sec? No. Curaçao? Oh…maybe… To me, Classic Orange is somewhere between orange soda and blue curaçao. There’s a tiny bit of green with a floral note too once the initial sweetness dies down a bit. Unlike most citrus notes which don’t last long, the orange does linger here right to the end. So Classic Orange isn’t that classic to me but I do enjoy it. I can’t say I would buy a bottle but I can see myself using up what I have of it. It’s cheery, uncomplicated, and easy to wear like a favorite sundress.
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On my skin the projection isn’t spectacular and it wears very close within 30 minutes of spraying. Also, it is still detectable a few hours later which is impressive for a citrus.
What are your favorite summer citrus scents? Do you like them only in summer or do you wear them year round for a little bit of sunshine anytime?