For years I've been searching for something to replace L'occitane's Linden after they discontinued it and FLB is it. I still have a small amount of Linden left and the smell is identical. It starts out smelling sort of strong, but dries down to a nice fresh scent. Green if that makes any sense. I haven't noticed it wearing off fast. Especially compared to Wild Bluebell. That one's gone after a couple hours. I can still smell FLB on my wrist at the end of the day.
IMO, It's not pricey compared to other department store perfumes. The packaging is nice. I'm a sucker for cute little boxes. I'll definitely buy this again.
I adore this scent! I am not good at describing notes but I can describe a feeling, and this fragrance gives me an instant "happy, calm, refreshed" feeling. I spray it on my wrist and every time I lift my hand I get such a lovely whiff of this gem. I find it very long lasting thankfully because it's one of those scents that you crave to keep smelling. It is a sleeper, you think it's gone but it's NOT, you can keep smelling it for hours. I cannot imagine this being offensive in anyway, Expensive but can you really put a price on happiness(yea I said it! haha)
FLB has that "Jo malone" fleeting top note that is just lovely - and smells great in the bottle or on my skin. The fragrance does change on me into a floral and is very wearable. I like it but can't give it 5 lippies because, for the price, it fades just so darn quickly. Great to get as a gift though.
I really, really love this fragrance. I didn't give it a 5 just because it doesn't last as long as it should for being as expensive as it is. Chanel is a classic example of a fragrance that is expensive but wears well and morphs with you throughout the day, especially Chanel Allure.
But moving on to the French Lime Blossom. It is such a light, floral and lovely scent. A very romantic,fresh and uncommon scent. I love wearing it on a warm, spring or summer day with a flirty skirt.
Where is the lime? Couldn't smell it at all, all I could smell was cheap air freshener. It's potent and long lasting though.
This is a very beautiful fragrance...it does not smell overpowering, but the longevity is amazing! It smells very fresh and clean...I could imagine many age groups wearing this one. It is appropriate for both young and old...youthful yet timeless. It is a very linear fragrance, so it won't change on you. Jo Malone is pricey, but worth it!
Jo Malone French Lime Blossom is one of those rare fragrances that transports me to vivid happy memories. It is the most "true" interpretation of a linden solifore I've come across. It's all the things that are the fragrance of lime blossoms; it's fresh, green, honey-sweet, innocent, and gentle. This cologne is beautiful to wear on its own, and for combining with any of my many Jo Malones. It's also lovely for spraying on bed linens. This is not a heady lime blossom, but a soft, quiet touch of beauty.
I love this scent so much. I can't decide if I like the orange blossom or the lime better. My last name is Maloney so, I love it even more ;) I had a bunch of samples I bought for under $20.00 and I lost them! So sad.
This started out great, floral, herbal, soapy - in a fine French milled soap kind of way. Then after less than 5 minutes it went very vegetal, and that just doesn't do it for me. Had high hopes for this one, but a definite scrubber for me.
This was my first Jo Malone fragrance that I ever got, a present from my sister. This was probably circa 2003, back when JM was still considered a 'niche' brand. FLB is a green floral but retains a freshness. You can definitely smell the linden personally I would have prefered more lime. However as the reviewer below said by adding Verbenas of provence (my all time favourite JM), it definietly adds more citrus zing and smells even better. Considering JM fragrances are colognes on me they last all day, which is saying a lot as very few scents last on my skin. I would definitely repurchase this.