Why does the name of this perfume have to be so long? For the sake of this review, we will call HEELEY Oranges & Lemons Say the Bells of St. Clement’s by the name of St. Clements. I can’t deal with typing that over and over. It’s a phrase that is more fun to say than type.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that this fragrance opens with citrus. It’s a bitter citrus with tons of lemons and then a fresh neroli appears. This isn’t surprising either. It may surprise you just how much neroli is in this. It goes through a phase where all I get is a fresh orange blossom/neroli. And then there’s an overdose of bergamot. The scent has “Earl Grey Tea” but what we really have is a double dose of bergamot. And then it becomes a sheer, salty bergamot.
Overall, St. Clement’s is a pleasant fragrance that is well-suited for hot weather. But, I find it completely pointless. The world is filled with classic eau de colognes. St. Clement’s lacks a uniqueness especially at its price point. At this price I expect much more than a cute name.
Notes listed include oranges, lemons, bergamot, mandarin, neroli, petitgrain, Earl Grey tea, ylang ylang and vetiver. Launch date 2010.
Give St. Clement’s a try if you like citrus scents and classic eau de colognes. Try it if you like 4711, L’Occitane Bergamot The, Atelier Cologne Grand Neroli, CB I Hate Perfume Russian Caravan Tea and/or Demeter Earl Grey Tea. It’s unisex and probably best suited for day wear or warm climates.
St. Clement’s has below average projection and longevity for an EDP. Just because it costs more doesn’t mean that it stays on the skin longer than other citrus eau de colognes.
The 3.4 oz bottle of HEELEY St. Clement’s is available at MiN NY for $180.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Lemon, neroli, bergamot. It’s inoffensive but I don’t get the point of this fragrance. There are so many “eau de colognes” on the market like this. And there are so many that are cheaper. Now saying that, I’m no citrus connoisseur nor am I really a citrus fan.
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