Serge Lutens • Fleurs de Citronnier • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Got a sample of this a while ago and wore it today, it's a very light scent, nice, lightly sweet floral with some citrus and perhaps a slight hint of muskiness. It actually smells, IMO, a lot like bath and body works aromatherapy ylang-ylang myrrh, though I don't think there's any ylang-ylang or myrrh in it at all.
I applied a generous amount around 10:30AM and by 3pm I could barely detect it, I don't think it had any sillage at all, much more of a skin scent. I do like it, it's nice, but it just seems a bit too un-special to shell out 80$+ for under 2oz, especially when I have a very similar smelling scent in my bathroom that cost me 15$ for 4oz (smoothing oil from b&bw, very nice.). If I were rich and could purchase every scent I liked I would splurge, but alas, I am not, so I will not be purchasing this full size.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Smells like its name: Citrus flowers. I get orange blossoms with a touch of creaminess makes it smell like orange blossom hand lotion. It's nice but doesn't dazzle.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Blue
As is often the case, my nose experiences something completely different than most on this one. I get no citrus at all, which is good. I just get a nice, soft, flowery scent that stays that way. I don't get the soapy or musky notes that others mention. On me it's just a pretty, simple blossom with sort of a creamy undertone. Maybe that's the honey, but it doesn't actually smell like honey. Where SL Fleur d'orange kind of overwhelms, this one stays gentle and is a lovely summer floral that still has good lasting power. If you like summery flower scents like La Chasse aux Papillon (which I love, but the pepperiness bugs me after awhile), this might be a good choice.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I was expecting lemony notes, and was amazed to find this smells exactly like Johnson & Johnson's Baby Lotion for the first ten minutes. I was tempted to put a dollop of the pink stuff on my other arm to compare the two. After a few minutes, the perfume develops some depth, with an undertone that reminds me of Chanel #5. Nice, but still too much like baby lotion for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
That was rather dissapointing esp for SL! I am sorry to say that it initially reminded me of laundry detergent or a cheap, strong lemon cologne, without even giving me a sense of freshness ( maybe the musk is to blame). It smells rather perfume-y in a an old-fashioned way. After a few hours it becomes a rather pretty but generic soapy smell. Staying power and sillage are good but not full-bottle worthy for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Sicilians have this special ingredient they add to every dessert and pastry they are so good at making: it's "Acqua di fiori d'arancio", orange blossom water. It's something lovely and magic to taste on sweets and candies, and it immediately takes me on an olfactory journey to Sicily. Now, neroli is another name for orange blossom and it appears on so many fragrances. In Fleurs de citronnier, neroli actually overcomes the lemon blossoms, which should be the protagonists if we judge by the name. It's a pity, because I love the smell of lemon blossoms, a bit less the orange blossoms.
Well, the fragrance in itself is a masterpiece, I admit it: it has that special Lutens quality of keeping notes real, not perfume-y as almost all other perfumers achieve.
Yet I wouldn't wear it on myself: it reminds me of a raw ingredient more suitable for pastry than scenting, it hasn't much to do with Serge Lutens' biggest fragrances, those exploding with smoke, musk, incense, amber and so forth. Definitely sample worthy, not bottle worthy for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is heaven in a bottle for me. It takes me back to being a girl playing with an old bottle of Avon scent on my dresser. I know this is not the hard sell for the fragrance, but it is one of those emotional responses that you cannot deny. I have a bottle and I find it so so sweet and unique. Its drydown is whispery soft and delightful. Fleurs D'oranger is nothing like this--heavy, downtrodden and winter/fall. This is airy and breathy like a gauzy crinkled skirt and suits a warm hot humid clime (which is unfortunately not where I am at the moment). LOVE! and an HG.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
"Kennst du das Land, wo die Zitronen blühn?" - the land where the lemon trees blossom? This place, so evocatively described by Goethe, may now be visited thanks to Serge Lutens. Just spritz on some Fleurs de Citronnier, and there you are. This scent is a ray of pure sunshine, with bright floral notes of lemon blossom, neroli, and tuberose, undergirded by light, sweet honey and musk. Quite a fragile creation, gossamer-light, yet the lasting power is amazingly good. Fleurs de Citronnier never fails to put a smile on my face.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is the perfect summer scent for me......Fleurs de Citronnier LOVES the heat!! The initial lemon opening is muted on me, not a "knock you over lemon " creamy floral with a touch of lemon, kissed by the sun. FBW for me!! Thank you Maura:))
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Fleurs de Citronnier is a very light lemon blossom fragrance from Serge Lutens that is nice enough but the main adjective that comes to my mind to describe it is "insipid" and at Serge Lutens' prices, I expect to be dazzled. If you'd like to try a truly beautiful lemon fragrance, l would suggest Mona di Orio's lemony amber masterpiece "Lux".
Here are the notes, per The Perfumed Court’s website: Lemon Blossom, Neroli essence, Tuberose and Musk.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
Of the reviews that I scanned, Cclayton's came very close to my assessment-- the scent is slightly soapy (ivory soapy) at first whiff and then floral and musky. Unlike some others, I find that the scent is much more sweetly musky than floral. The floral elements don't shine through unless you take very long deep breaths (what I smell are hints of the neroli and not much else).
Fleurs de Citronnier is a very **MELLOW** ambery, muted, soft, ever so slightly sweet (almost vanilla-like), musk scent. It is not overpowering or sharp or energetic-- aromatherapists would classify it as relaxing scent. It is a scent for lazy Sunday sunny afternoons in the fall. I imagine myself sipping cappuccino in Central park while admiring the foliage in my favorite oversized sweater, doing crossword puzzles or walking a dog. It is not a fragrance for women who wish to project an assertive, super-charged, go-go-go image.
This is not a clean or crisp scent by any means. Despite its name, I cannot detect any citrus notes at all. Zero. If you favor "sparkly" or "effervescent" scents--- this perfume will be far too stale for you.
Although it is not a terribly distinctive fragrance, if you like slightly sweet scents with musk notes this is a good fragrance for you. It smells more more elegant and far more complex than standard drugstore brands of musk perfume which were a popular staple of high school kids in days past.
For myself, I need something with more freshness... so I will pass on this.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love true lemon scents, and was attracted by the name. I hated the topnotes, but was unable to wash the scent away, it was so clinging. Several hours later I was in the car and noticed a gorgeous smell, slightly honeyed and a little exotic, and realised it was coming from the hand I'd sprayed with this. I got hold of a bottle as soon as I could and it is now my new HG scent. A little more potent and longer-lasting than my other new fave, Prada Infusion d'Iris, and rather more expensive so I save it and use the Prada more often. I do consider it well worth the money. Warning though - this has nothing lemony about it. at least not to my nose/on my skin. I tried other Lutens fragrances after this, but sadly didn't like any of them - however, I am extremely fussy about fragrances.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I keep getting the same powdery, saccharine sweet, disinfectant note on the dry downs of the last few of the SL scents I tested. This is no exception. Started out pleasant and sunny, then after half an hour became hand towel disinfectant. Think it's the musk.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This smells just like Caron Narcisse Noir to me -- super sweet, very cold and funereal. I get narcissus and/or jasmine and the departed one laid out for the viewing. I don't know if it's the musk that makes it creepy or what, but it's definitely not a happy smell.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have a sample pack of nearly all of the SL Exports, and this morning I put this one on--not expecting much from the whiff I caught when I opened the vial. But then, MAGIC. Fresh, almost soapy (in a good way), with neroli and jasmine and a hint of musk. Absolutely beautiful.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I own a bottle but somehow never choose to wear it. This morning, almost reluctantly and out of guilt, I decided to spray it and I have been kicking myself since: this is just lovely! What on earth was I waiting for? This is a great summer fragrance, but it is not zesty. Really smells like a lemon tree blossoming in the heat, with a good dose of musk. If you expect a refreshing citrus scent, then you'll be disappointed. There is nothing sharp here, it's very round, a bit soapy and a bit dirty. Forgive me FdC, I'll be reaching out for you more often, I promise!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I found that this really worked with my chemistry, much better than his orange flower. I keep thinking: This is so pretty. And it has lasted. Floral-citrus. Clean and fresh. No real strong lemony element, no tart zinginess. It is sweet, but subtle. And -- pretty!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is lemon and jasmine soap to my nose--expensive, lovely soap, mind you. I have a sample and I'd probably not purchase a full bottle once I'm done, but I have been experimenting with layering and I find it very pretty in creating spring scents. Unfortunately it lasts about an hour or two.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Petitgrain bigarade on opening, with some neroli and jasmine mixed in; all of this disappearing within first hour. On drydown – soft musk, similar to Clair de Musc, but with strange chlorine note. After wearing it for a while - nice citrusy floral, not irreplaceable. Except cannot get over one thing: the lemon tree in the garden is flowering, and FdC smells EXACTLY like lemon blossoms... chlorine and all!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I'm in the process of choosing a new fragrance. I ordered a ton of samples from Aedes de Venustas and I thought I liked Citronnier until my husband said it smelled like a "baby's butt". What he meant was that is was too powdery (men?). It does have a certain "old lady" quality that isn't great. The search continues.