Continuing with yesterday’s discussion of the Pecksniff’s line, today I am testing Fresh Citrus and White Floral.
The Fresh Citrus features notes of grapefruit, lime, amoise, lavender, vetiver, marine essence, nutmeg, oakmoss, sandalwood, and musk. This starts a slightly sweet citrus, with a masculine edge from the combination of the lime and lavender. The "marine essence" is very light at the start, but grows considerably in intensity as it dries down. I did not find the actual citrus notes to be very long lasting. After an hour or so, it is mostly sandalwood with a touch of marine. This is listed as a men’s fragrance, and while I rarely let that deter me, it does in fact remind me of aftershave. Will be curious to hear what others think of this one — if you’ve tried it, do comment! And if you know what amoise is, enlighten me, please.
White Floral has notes of orange blossom, bergamot, ylang, gardenia, tuberose, jasmine, cedar, musk and moss. The top notes are extremely heady and sweet. I can almost make out some orange blossom under the onslaught of the gardenia, tuberose, and jasmine, but I wouldn’t swear to it. The sweetness fades considerably over the next half hour or so. It dries down to a creamy, almost salty tuberose with just a touch of jasmine. It is pretty, and worth a try for white flower lovers, but it isn’t really captivating me.
That is the last of my Pecksniff’s samples. Of the four I have tried, the Green Chypre is by far my favorite. If there are others in the line worth trying, let me know.