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If America’s political outlook doesn’t improve soon, this one is still a solid rebranding option.

 

Yuzu, pink grapefruit, King mandarin, white musk, and lemon peel.

 

Wow!  This is a WAKE UP...NOW! fragrance.  I love citrus scents, grapefruit in particular, and the very first thing I get is a squirt of super juicy grapefruit, yuzu and lemon.  Once it settles, the zing fades a bit and the mandarin and musk come out.   It softens and turns a bit soapy.  I like it.

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In bottle: I want. To eat it. Or drink it I guess. Whatever. I promise I won't, but I want to. :P Such a pure lovely citrus blend, with the grapefruit at the forefront. I could sniff this all day.
Wet: The individual citrus notes are more apparent. Mmmmm, yuzu. What a good layering this is.
Dry: Calmer, and the white musk is there. Still clearly and wonderfully citrus, though they become less distinct over time.

 

If you like citrus... get this. Really. It wasn't even a question for me, since I love citrus and I love white musk, and this delivers exactly what it promised.

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Whoa citrus! It's possible to pick out the individual notes, and I wanted to try this because I was especially interested in grapefruit and mandarin. They are there, super juicy, but ultimately the lemon peel dominates on me and it ends up being more of a cleaning product citrus. It seems to fade quickly. (However...my kid is into making bath bombs from my reject imps, and I think it's going to be a hit with her.)

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Grapefruit + yuzu bomb. This is the grapefruit dream scent I've been waiting for. It's grapefruit and hints of yuzu and maybe mandarin. Super sweet and juicy. Love it.

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This is a delicious, amazing grapefruit fragrance - like all grapefruit, all the time.  The other citrus comes through nicely, too, and it's all just totally fantastic.  This reminds me so much of the late-80s Body Shop grapefruit bar soap.  I got an imp from the forums and now I want an enormous bottle.  

 

Sadly, it does fade fast.  😥

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Wet: Ohhh, this is such a bright, juicy citrus scent! The pink grapefruit is the strongest, with the mandarin following closely behind. 

 

Dry: Unfortunately, this is fading wicked fast on me. (Like after 30 minutes, it's almost gone.) The scent is the same as the wet stage, but it's just not nearly as strong.

 

 

I really, REALLY enjoyed this scent, even though my skin ate it up. I think I'll end up adding it to a hair product; this scent will be perfect for summer!

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Grapefruit!  This smells exactly like the Method grapefruit spray I use on my kitchen counters.  That is a good thing - it's a huge mood booster.  Unfortunately, my skin ate up all the lovely juicy tart citrus in no time.  If this had any staying power on me, I'd be buying a bottle. 

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Lovely! Wet it's mostly grapefruit and yuzu. Over time the Yuzu is the most dominant note but I get flashes of all the citrus. Sadly it is rather fast fading but it would be lovely in summer. I usually wear Boabahn Sith in summer and this would be a nice counter point - similar but different. Definitely considering getting a bottle (I have an imp).

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I hate to be that person, but this smells like an amazing bathroom. 

 

Citrus scents are common in my shower so it's no real surprise. It's got a wet, juicy, zippy punch to it. Plus white musk always comes across a bit soapy to me. Add the two together and you get an AMAZING shower scrub.

 

.. That said I would totally buy gallons of this as a soap. What a perk-up! I might get a bottle to just keep me zippy.

 

Initial : this was a BIG punch of grapefruit and yuzu. Clears sinuses and made me sneeze lol.

Drydown: Sweetens up and softens out the zip as time goes on. Leaves a fresh, modern clean scent behind.

 

Verdict: This is how I want my life to smell after I've KonMari'd my house.

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