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Fragrance 101: An Ode to the Sparkling Citrus Fruits of Summer

Fragrance 101: An Ode to the Sparkling Citrus Fruits of Summer
The exhilaration of touching down in a new locale. Slow afternoons paging through a book by the water. A sense of bliss that permeates nearly every waking moment. The carefree, joyful spirit of summer calls for a fragrance that echoes the sensibilities of the season. And perhaps no two fit the bill quite like Green Neroli and Citrus Bigarade. 
 
A Journey of the Senses 
Each are part of Creed’s recently refreshed Acqua Originale collection, which is comprised of five scents designed for the fragrance-loving traveler. Master Perfumer Olivier Creed’s love of travel serves as inspiration for the collection, with each scent acting as the olfactory equivalent of a page pulled from his globetrotting journals. The collection harnesses The House of Creed’s signature infusion technique that bottles up only the highest concentration of natural oils, delivering uniquely beautiful scents that stay fragrant as the day wears on. 
These two citrus-forward scents take their cues from the sparkling Mediterranean. Lemons evoke the plentiful groves that dot the island of Sicily. Herbaceous ingredients in the form of tarragon and rosemary call to mind the fresh and fragrant nature of Mediterranean cuisine. Cooling mint adds an unexpected note that’s as invigorating as a dip in the sea.  
 
Lush and Transportive: Green Neroli 
 
 
Drawing inspiration from the fragrant florals that bloom in the Mediterranean summer, the Green Neroli fragrance is equal parts sharp and sweet. At first spritz, an effervescent blend of red mandarin, peppermint, and petitgrain top notes offer up a hit of freshness, which then make way for heart notes of Brazilian pitango orange, sweet orange, tarragon, and the fragrance’s namesake neroli. A herby-citrus cocktail of carraway, rosemary, lemon, and mint round out the base for a fresh, cooling sensation that lingers beautifully on skin throughout the day.  
  
 
Zesty and Refreshing: Citrus Bigarade 
 
 
Citrus Bigarade calls to mind the sweet warmth of the Mediterranean sun, and echoes the ebullient joy that pervades the region in the summertime. The scent is introduced with a light and fizzy mix of citrusy top notes in the form of lemon and petitgrain, which give way to reveal zesty heart notes such as white pepper and mandarin. The dapper fragrance concludes with an entanglement of spicy, fresh base ingredients of Haitian vetiver, ginger, and peppermint—resulting in an unforgettable scent that provides the wearer with an exhilarating dose of confidence.  
 
Shop the entire Acqua Originale Collection here.