Warm Weather Favorites

Jo Malone - Lime Basil Mandarin

This was part of the initial release of her collection, and it's still my favorite. Bursting with juicy lime, astringent basil, and a nice soft dry down thanks to costus and patchouli. If you want citrus that lasts, try this.

Atelier Cologne - Grand Neroli

Fresh, cool, and somewhere between citrus, lavender, and jasmine, neroli occupies a heavenly spot on the olfactory wheel. This is the principal component of the cologne genre, and this one here is brightened with juicy bergamot and lemon to start. After those fade in about 15 minutes, you get a long lasting heart of neroli and its sibling orange blossom supported by moss and musk. Soft, clean, elegant.

Serge Lutens - Fleurs D'Oranger

The most daring of the three, orange blossom here is laced with indolic tuberose and jasmine, and spiced by cumin. The heart is honeyed and it rides on a steady wave of white musk for hours.