Providence Perfume Co. Lemon Liada Cologne Review

Providence Perfume Lemon Liada Cologne review

Remember in an Initio review from a few months ago when I said I was going to start posting reviews more regularly again? Well, I’m trying and life just keeps getting in the way. I mean, here we are and its summer. I feel motivated by sunshine, longer days, and yes, colognes. I have been trying so many summer-y perfumes that I really want to share with you. One of these is Providence Perfume Co. Lemon Liada.

Lemon Liada has what I want from a citrus perfume. It opens as bitter green with a so much zested lemon. This opening is herbal; it’s citrus. Underneath the citrus and verbena, there’s a bit of indoles. It’s heady neroli; a white floral that come across as both sultry and fresh even in the sweltering summer heat. Lemon Liada smells like a citronnier, a lemon grove throughout the seasons. It’s the trees, the blossoms and eventually the fruit. The dry-down goes into an unexpected direction but in a direction that I absolutely love. It turns into a powdery mimosa. It tuns into one of the best “mimosa soliflores” that I can name right now.

But, here’s the wild thing about Lemon Liada: there’s no lemon in it. This is a perfume without lemon that manages to smell not only like lemons, but like a lemon grove. Wild, huh?

Notes listed include cedrat, verbena, lotus, petitgrain and mimosa. Launched in 2018. PERFUMER – Charna Ethier

Give Lemon Liada a try if you like lemon or neroli perfumes. Or perfumes like Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Lemon Fresca, L’Occitane Citrus Verbena, Le Jardin Retrouve Verveine d’Ete, Yves Rocher Verveine (discontinued) and/or Le Galion Whip. Also, give Lemon Liada a try if you like mimosa perfumes. The base of this is gorgeous.

For cologne, projection is average and longevity is above average. Keep in mind this is a natural perfume AND a citrus-heavy perfume. This is a double whammy of below average projection and longevity. Considering all of this, Lemon Liada is doing quite well for itself.

Lemon Liada comes in a few sizes with the 1.7 oz retailing for $100 at Providence Perfume Co. BTW – it’s a limited edition.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONMimosas and lemon groves. This is exactly the sort of thing I love to wear in the summer.

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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from the brand. Cathee Dahmen pic from

4 thoughts on “Providence Perfume Co. Lemon Liada Cologne Review

  1. Got a sample back in early spring (picked Vientiane too!). I love the freshness and the lemon which seems tart and sweet. But I don’t get the longevity or projection. Last maybe 2-3 hours on me and poof, it’s gone.

    1. It’s really pretty.

      Hey, for an all natural and a cologne concentration, 3 hours isn’t bad imho! 3 hours is the “norm” for a cologne that contains synthetic fixatives, so I was happy to get 3 hours from this (although I got more like 3-4 from it but my body temp runs low).

  2. I adore Lemon Liada (and your review)! It’s the only thing I want to wear on hot summer days — I feel like it lowers my body temperature nearly instantly whenever I spray it on. Opens so zesty and fresh and then becomes such a lovely floral. I happen to adore citrus notes, and this is one of my favorites.

    1. I can’t believe there was a time when I thought I didn’t like citrus perfumes! But, the issue was that I wasn’t trying things like this. Instead, I was trying things that smelled a lot like cleaner and not actually like citrus. This one has that fresh, realistic quality that makes me love citrus perfumes.

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