This year, the month of May was quite chilly therefore the blossoming period happened in June. From this time of year there is one thing that I like the most: the linden blossom aroma, which spread all over the place its beguiling perfume during the entire past week. As a result and soon after my wife confessed me that she might adore a perfume based on linden tree flower accord, I started my search for some scents having linden blossom as dominant note.
The first stop on the list: Limes, from the British house Floris. This is a perfumery house with tradition which was founded in 1730 by Juan Famenias Floris in London and until this day remains a family-owned business. Sadly, I was about to find out later, my expectations were quite disappointed by Limes, in the way that this fragrance did not provided the linden blossom aroma that I was searching for, nor a reasonable persistence in time.
Limes is a fragrance introduced in 1832 as a unisex citrus aromatic, reportedly developed in order to offer a pleasant olfactory accessory to the hot summers of London. With a simple structure and a limited number of ingredients, this perfume has managed to remain in production until present days due to its appeal.
My first impression on Limes is that of a gourmand aroma, because after my wife sprayed on her wrist, I perceived it that way and even that subsequent accords of flowers and musk did were not able to erase this initial idea. Limes top notes are lemon and petitgrain; its heart is Lily-of-the-Valley, lime blossom and neroli; and the base note is totally dedicated to musk. The fragrance comes in an elegant transparent glass bottle, adorned with a label that showcases Floris tradition in perfumery and topped by a golden stopper.
Floris Limes Perfume Details
- Limes by Floris is available in 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 50 ml Bath Essence and 3×100 g Luxury Soap; the lasting power is below average (less than 4 hours!) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Citrus Aromatic
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 1832
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual