I had high hopes for my first foray into the line of Arquiste perfumes which launched this past year. Unfortunately, L’Etrog does not generate a great deal of enthusiasm in me. This is not a bad fragrance, it’s just a nice fragrance. Upon application, you receive a nice rush of citrus. Like most citrus scents, it’s clean and fresh. The sharpness of the citrus quickly moves to the background and you are what I am assuming is the date fruit that is listed in the notes. This scent is very familiar to me. It doesn’t remind me of anything specific, but that means I can’t really distinguish it from other like-minded scents. Unfortunately, after a couple of hours this really just vanished on me. I am still holding out hope for some of the other Arquiste fragrances as I’m a hopeless optimist.
Notes include: Etrog citron, Calabrese Cedrat, Myrtle, Date Fruit, Vetivert
- Bone Rating: 3 out of 5 possible bones
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $165 for 55ml EDP
April 16, 2012 at 5:53 pm
When a new line comes out with five new perfumes closely followed by the sixth one I can’t help but feel some resentment: Really?! The market wasn’t overflown as is and you just had to add not one, two, ok – three new perfumes? So then I smelled all of them and my answer was: “Nope. You didn’t have to do that”.
I will revisit the line some day. If I get free samples somehow or happen to be in a store that carries the line AND have some skin RE left, I will try some (especially the last one, Aleksandr, since, unless I’m confused, my friend Natalie from Another Perfume Blog liked it). But I do not feel that I need to hurry.
April 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm
They have had a good PR department and their press has been impressive. I was originally intrigued by Anima Dulcis which I think may be their signature scent thus far. The base notes are chocolate gourmand and I recently just got back from the wonderful spa at Hershey, PA and decided that I had the smell of chocolate stuck in my head for days afterwards and probably should wait to review that for later. As for Alexsandr, the reviews have been positive, but I’m not a leather scent person, they become old quickly for me.
April 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm
I’ve never heard of this line, I’ll look into it a little bit, but, yep this one sounds pretty dire.
It’s mad that new brands can come out, have the oppurtunity to get some press, and churn out the same dull citrus flops as has been done a million times over.
April 22, 2012 at 6:13 pm
I am holding out hope for some of the others in their line, my next sample is of their signature scent Anima Dulcis, which is supposed to be a smoky incense chocolate gourmand scent. I am intrigued.
April 22, 2012 at 6:15 pm
Sounds wonderful, you’ve intrigued me too! I’ve on a bit of a gourmand hunt at the moment.
I’m still head over heals for Jeux De Peau, but that’s just too obvious a buy at the minute! I’m hunting for the more bizarre ones. I can’t wait to try 100% Love by S-Perfumes, probably the most exciting line I’ve came across recently.
April 22, 2012 at 6:27 pm
I can’t wait to see what you have to say about it. It looks interesting. I find that I like rose scents if their not too sweet.
April 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm
Kind of relating back to your negative review of Amber Oud. Do you not like the bay leaf note at all? I used to hate it, but it won me over finally in Une Rose Chypree. I consider it a must try!
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