Fragrance notes: citrus and fresh

Monday, 15 July 2013

Fresh and citrus fragrances are exactly what their name suggests – fresh. They are typically light and airy, and offer a subtle scent rather than a strong scent. Often vibrant and zesty, citrus fragrances capture the bright notes associated with citrus fruits.

The fresh fragrance family consists of citrus scents, green scents and aquatic scents. All slightly different in nature, the similarities are strong. The fragrances in the fresh family are all lively, light, pure and undeniably fresh. They are best suited to summer and spring as they are extremely refreshing and perhaps too light for the colder months.

Citrus fragrances

Citrus scents are primarily made up of citrus fruit notes such as lemons, oranges and mandarins. Green scents, on the other hand, are filled with fresh herbs, plants and leaves. Aquatic scents usually contain some elements of sea water, fresh air and the beach.

Here, a few of our favourite fresh fragrances:

1. Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Honeysuckle EDT 50ml, R215 (available August 2013)

2. Calvin Klein CK One EDT 50ml, R430

3. Bvlgari Eau Parfumee Au The Blanc Eau de Cologne Vapo 40ml, R640 (price as of 01 August 2013)

4. Armani Acqua Di Gioia EDP 100ml, R959

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Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover “tree hugger” and fashion lover, she’s usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm.
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  1. Gamieldien

    I love Clinique’s Happy and D&G Light Blue :)

    4 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    I love Happy to Be from Clinique. Citrusy but light and fresh.

    4 years ago •

  1. khumalo

    I would like to try CK one EDT, it might be nice perfume for me.

    4 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    I love these kind of fragrances but I get easily bored and switch to other notes.

    4 years ago •

  1. dollie

    Citrus scents are my all time fav!

    4 years ago •

  1. Clueless_Cutie

    Calvin Klein CK One is such a classic!

    4 years ago •

  1. Jeftha

    I’d like to try the Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Honeysuckle – might be a nice everyday perfume and the price is not bad!

    4 years ago •

  1. Khensani

    I’ve always been head-over-heels for fruity scents. I think nothing’s better than orange blossom or lime.

    4 years ago •

  1. fay

    I have never been a huge fan of citrus notes.

    4 years ago •

  1. AmyR

    I might be mistaken but I think DKNY’s Be Delicious would fall into this category – and that is my all-time favourite perfume in the world. My family says that Donna Karan made it just for me! :P So citrus scents are my thing I suppose?

    4 years ago •

  1. Laranja

    All the “fresh and lively” perfumes are welcome all year round. There are ladies that wear the cloying and powerful scents and I have found that I develop a nasty headache when in the vicinity of the richer scents. These could possibly all be winners

    4 years ago •

  1. ABeauty

    I love Elizabeth Arden bottle but never really have been fond of citrus smells, but I might give the Aquatic ones a bash

    4 years ago •

  1. Nicksta

    Will be sure to buy Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Honeysuckle

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I much prefer the original Green Tea out of all the variants that have been released to date. These would definitely be best suited for light summer days.

    4 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    This is my favourite smell! Love these options so fresh and vibrant!

    4 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    The Elizabeth Arden bottle looks fresh and vibrant

    4 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    The Bvlgari Eau Parfumee is my ultimate mood lifter, the best fragrance ever!! Shortly speaking my all!!!!! Sometimes difficult to buy in South Africa…

    4 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    My favourite type of fragrance – So vibrant & energising

    4 years ago •

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