From Issue Five of Gear Patrol Magazine.
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For years, men’s magazines have tried to sell you on the idea that your fragrance should shift with the seasons. The gist: citrus in the summer, woodsy in the winter. While you’re free to spray whatever, whenever, any chef or farmer will tell you that citrus fruits hit their peak in the wintertime. Ask nicely and they might even let you in on a secret: the colder the frost, the sweeter the fruit. These diverse scents, curated by the founders of Twisted Lily, a boutique fragrance shop in Brooklyn, New York, show that citrus goes beyond light and summery.
Comme des Garçons Olfactory Library Eau de Cologne
Notes: Lime, black pepper, rose
Notes: Squeezed lemon, benzoin
The Different Company Limon de Cordoza
Notes: Bitter orange, mint, vetiver
Orto Parisi Bergamask
D.S. & Durga Italian Citrus
Notes: Bergamot, tonka bean, moss
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