Post # 1
I love the idea of “wedding scent” – a fragrance you wear on your wedding day and after that when you want to remember/recreate the feeling – on special occasions like annivesaries etc. Because scent is one of the things we remember most/for the longest time in association with an event it is a good idea to make a fragrance a part of our planning.
I have a fragrance that I love and is very special to me. My Fiance also likes it very much (pretty much the only scent he noticed from the start and immediately complimented on it). The problem is they only make a hair&body shampoo, conditioner and body lotion with this scent.
I managed to get a description of the fragrance in “scent-speak” from a Swedish website (the company is Swedish and produces the products for one hotel chain in Sweden – you can buy the products at the receptions) and translated it with the help of Google:
“LEMON AID fragrance
Lemon Aid mixes the playful nature’s fruits with modern flowers. The experience starts in the fresh top notes consisting of lemon, grapefruit and hints of black currant. Along with the heart notes of Jasmine and Orange Flower it creates a green and flowery fragrance. Bass notes balance the Lemon Aid, with its hints of peach blossom and rosewood. Together forming a soft, comfortable and modern citrus scent. Franka Bath and Body Care’s Lemon Aid is a unisex fragrance.” (source)
I was never good at deciphering fragrances’ descriptions – do you think it is possible to find a similar fragrance based on this description? Does it sound familiar to you – can you recommend some fragrance that could be similar?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
You need to try them on because it depends on your individual body chemistry how they will smell.
Can you call or email the company of the perfume you already have that you love and ask if you can special order it as a body spray instead of a shampoo? Even the lotion should work fine.
Post # 4
@Ember78: Yeah, I know I have to try them on before buying – that’s why I was asking for tips – so I can go to Sephora with SOME idea what to try – staff around here is usually not very knowledgeable/informed so just asking for “some citrusy scent” doesn’t work. At all – believe me – I tried 🙁 And I can’t possibly sniff at every bottle of perfume there 😉
Yeah, I tried emailing them twice and have not heard from them. As I said, it is a Swedish company. I am from the Czech Republic (Central Europe) and possibly not worth of communication 😉 But I highly doubt they would send me a custom product when this fragrance is a signature scent they developed and manufacture exclusively for that hotel chain…
If all fails I will have to layer the scent by using the shower/shampoo gel and the body lotion and help it will be enough but I would still love something at least similar to wear without complications – on a whim 😉
Post # 5
@Vlcatko: Fragrantica is a great place to start. Here’s a group of citrus-y perfumes here:
Post # 6
This one sounds lovely!
“Eaux de Caron Fraiche is recommended for a daytime use. It was launched in 1997 as a citrus fragrance. Lemon, fresh and bitter grapefruit, mandarin, sweet and fresh bergamot, artemis and balmy galbanum refreshes the top notes. The heart is made of narcotic rose, flowery sweet and clear jasmine spiced up with nutmeg and patchouli. Settled in the base are oakmoss and sensuous musk. The bottle was designed to feature miniature raindrops that reminds of the summer rain’s freshness and cleanness. This relaxing scent of summer belongs to a collection of three beautiful fragrances Eaux de Caron.”
Post # 7
And this one:
“Energy C Grapefruit is composed of black currant buds, pink grapefruit, and petitgrain in the top. The heart reveals jasmine accords, neroli and yellow mandarin, while the base includes musk, moss and iris.”
Post # 8
@techie: What a great site! Thank you 🙂
Post # 9
Well, I went to two Sephoras this past week and they did not have a single one of the recommended fragrances… 🙁
I asked for SOMETHING along the lines of my description and the only thing that smelled vaguely similar ended up horrible on me 😛
I ended up at L’Occitane this Sunday and, out of desperation, tried the Citrus Verbena fragrance. I thought it would be too citrusy but somehow the verbena part makes the citrus part less pronounced. It is the closest thing I have ever smelled so for now it is my back up plan 😉 Good thing is, they have a shampoo, conditioner, bodywash and fragrance – so even if it is not a perfume it should hold up fine if I layer it. And because summer is still before us maybe they will rerelease the body lotion too, which would be even more awesome. Or the summer scent from last year – Sun Verbena – its description “This unisex floral citrus scent blends top notes of Verbena, Lemon and Grapefruit with a heart of Orange Blossom, Citrus Zest and Jasmine, grounded in a base of Vetiver, Cedar and Musks.” sounds pretty close…
Post # 10
LUSH has a lovely wedding fragrance called 25:43 – it smells like lemon sherbet at first and then warms up with a slightly sweet floral scent, if you go on their webpage they do have little samples you can buy to try it out.
It’s high on my list for a wedding day fragrance though I might be boring (read: classic) and get Jo Malone’s Bluebell.