* Initial focus is orange – not sweet – very ripe and realistic – a little grapefruit and tangerine.
* For a citrus scent, it has quite strong projection on the top.
* Then it grows sweeter – more like fruit juice with a bit of musk added in.
* As the musk comes in, it reacts differently when I wear it. Sometimes it gets a bit sweatier while at other times it gets even sweeter.
* The dry down keeps some of the sweetness, which is balanced by the musk and a dry wood.
Summary: I am a fan of the Von Eusersdorff line, having loved three of the four initial scents that lived up to the “Classic” descriptor by being well done with quality ingredients and superior execution. The Classic Orange lives up to the standard of the original three because it takes the classic short-lived citrus eau de cologne splash and transforms it into a longer-wearing and full-bodied citrus perfume. The citrus smell lasts more than five hours on my skin which is very rare, as my skin normally drinks up citrus after the first hour. The scent is also a bit of chameleon – reacting a bit differently (but not unpleasantly) on different days. Normally, I would feel weird recommending a citrus fragrance at this price point because citrus scents are normally so short lived, but the longevity of Classic Orange makes it worth a test. If you are looking for a winter fragrance that makes you think of the summer or a summer fragrance that will last without being overbearing, Classic Orange might be the one for you.
Von Eusersdorff fragrances are available at select boutiques. Your best be is Jovoy in Paris. Hopefully it will come to the US soon.
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Disclaimer: Sample provided by publicist. Image courtesy of Von Eusersdorff.