Summer’s officially over and Providence Perfume Co. has launched a limited edition citrus cologne. I used to associate citrus with hot weather, but I have since realized they’re perfect for “day wear” during any season. In fact, I seem to appreciate the uplifting quality of citrus a lot more in the dead of winter just as much as I do in the sweaty months of summer.
Tangerine Thyme opens as the juiciest citrus ever. It smells like when you get that first ripe orange you peel when it’s finally citrus season (when you realize that all the other oranges of the year weren’t that good at all). It’s bittersweet and perfect. There’s a hint of citrus greenness from petitgrain and a bitter neroli. Overall, Tangerine Thyme is a very straightforward citrus. I don’t pick up on much of the herbs and it eventually dries down to what reminds me of a orange stem/branch and orange peel.
If I were to use one word to describe this perfume, it’d be “juicy”. This is a juicy orange/tangerine perfume that is mouthwatering.
Notes listed include tangerine, green mandarin, neroli, bergamot, thyme, frankincense, petitgrain and marigold. Launched in 2016. PERFUMER – Charna Ethier
Give Tangerine Thyme if you like citrus or orange perfumes. Or if you like perfumes like Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine, Hermès Eau de Mandarine Ambrée, Smell Bent Citrus, The Body Shop Satsuma, L’Artisan Parfumeur Mandarine and/or Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic. It’s a citrus scent so it seems like a natural fit for summer/warm weather. However, I think if you are the type of person that likes to layer, this would layer wonderfully with spicy scents (i.e YSL Opium) or body products (i.e anything “pumpkin spice” scented). I imagine it’d add something to florals or incense/resinous scents.
For something that is all-natural, citrus AND labeled as “cologne”, the longevity and projection is above average. I get 5 hours of wear from it on warm days.
The 1.7 oz cologne retails for $80 at Providence Perfume Co.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Juicy tangerines. If you like citrus, especially those that don’t remind you of floor cleaner, this is a must-try for you.
For more info about the brand, check out my “In the House” post.
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