Part of Creed’s Acqua Originale Collection – a fragrance journal of holidays and adventures. Fresh, radiant scents that conjure the joy and energy of travel. From Java to Tuscany, India to Sicily, let this collection take you to some of the most exquisite locations around the world via scent.
Citrus Bigarade is the light and bubbly effervescence of zesty lemons and juicy mandarins underneath the warm Mediterranean sun. It instantly transports you to summer holidays in Southern Europe where the sun is almost scorching as you hit the late afternoon. The only relief comes from the cool sea air as you meander into the wondrous bright blue ocean. However, once back on the sand, you recline under a giant beach umbrella with a cooling drink. This drink of course is fabulous and refreshing, with a generous sprig of mint. You feel cool and calm as the afternoon sun makes everything appear even more luminous.
Top: Lemon, Petitgrain
Middle: White Pepper, Lemon, Mandarin, Petitgrain
Base: Haitian Vetiver, Ginger, Peppermint
HOW IT WEARS
Citrus Bigarade is a gorgeous mellow citrus. While still bursting with brightness, there is a softness that also comes through when wearing this scent. It almost has the sweet fruity zest of a deliciously juicy blood orange with just a hint of tartness in the background. There is a mellow, creamy mint note in there that helps to freshen this fragrance up even more. It creates an airy quality rather than as punch of mint. It’s subtly there, just adding the freshness. An EDP, this collection has great longevity for such fresh and bright scents. We get around 6 – 8 hours on the skin generally with a medium silage.
Just imagine a baking hot day in Italy, you’ve spent the day relaxing, it’s too hot to eat anything heavy so you’ve just prepared the most delicious and refreshing citrus fruit salad to eat in the shade. Citrus Bigarade smells of this citrus salad, a melange of bright yellow and orange shades, juice pooling in the bottom of your bowl, a little sprig of mint hiding in amongst the fruit. Also imagine the senses as you devour this meal. This fragrance smells how the this uplifting and refreshing meal makes you feel. Full of life!
ABOUT THE BRAND
Spanning seven generations thus far, The House of Creed’s ethos is in creating the highest quality fragrances with the purest elements from around the world. Each scent is weighed, mixed, macerated and filtered all by hand in the highest tradition of the House’s founder, James Creed. Renowned for providing commissioned fragrances to royal houses, celebrity clientele and the political elite all over the world, it was in the 1970’s Creed made their fragrances available to the public to purchase in their Parisian boutique.
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