Sicilian Limes 2012

Sicilian Limes by Shay & Blue
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Sicilian Limes is a perfume by Shay & Blue for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Julie Massé

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLimeLime Sea saltSea salt Citrus notesCitrus notes
Heart Notes Heart NotesRosemaryRosemary
Base Notes Base NotesMossMoss CedarwoodCedarwood

Ratings

Scent

7.343 Ratings

Longevity

7.034 Ratings

Sillage

6.133 Ratings

Bottle

7.539 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 02.11.2021.
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7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Serenissima
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Serenissima
Helpful Review    7  
Limonetta and Rosmaria - two girlfriends
"Do you know the land where the lemons bloom?"
Even Johann Wolfgang von Goethe could ask this question without hearing a "Of course!" in response!
In the meantime, we no longer have to travel all the way to Sicily to enjoy ripe and aromatic citrus fruits.
And yet they are something very special there.
I'm not just thinking of the wonderful "Sicilian or Amalfi lemon", which is large, bright yellow and fruity. There and on the Amalfi Coast, these fruits provide a livelihood for entire families who go to the large limoneries at harvest time; sometimes secured with ropes that keep the human chamois from falling off.
The beauty of these fruits can also be found on plates and jugs, and especially often on floor tiles that adorn many a hotel terrace, adding to the Mediterranean summer feeling.

When I was then just before Christmas from Malta on Sicily and there in the "Archaeological Park" near Syracusa, I could admire there these citrus trees in large plantings.
Together with pines and cypresses, they and their numerous relatives from the large citrus family make up the green and shady growth of the site.
The ripe, bright green and yellow fruits not only enjoyed the winter sun in the foliage of the trees; there was also a lot of "fallen fruit" lying around. This visitors were allowed to take away free of charge.
As I was flying back home from Malta at midday the next day, I packed a selection of these fruits (of whatever variety) into a plastic bag to take back to my mum on Christmas Eve.
She loved all things sour and salty. And much of that Christmas was spent with those sour fruits; all other gifts played only a minor role.
Her apartment now smelled not of clove-spiked oranges and tangerines, but lemony-fresh.

This citrus invigorating freshness greets me immediately after the first spray of "Sicilian Limes".
Immediately I see myself sitting again in the shade of the numerous citrus trees, the light summer wind playing in their leaves, and below me lies the sea: today smooth, like an aquamarine silk cloth, or on another day vividly throwing its seahorse waves against the rocks.
The air vibrates with a salty lust for life, which is transmitted to me: oh, it's beautiful!
Great dark green rosemary bushes dawn, spreading their needles, in the warmth before them; not without exhaling their powerful aroma with every thoughtful breath of well-being.
This refreshingly spicy and so light breeze, which in the meantime envelops me, mingles with the earthy exhalations of the moss cushions on which I sit.
That alone makes it different from most citrus scents.
"Sicilian Limes" is so delightfully primal spicy and invigorating.
Also the cedar wood waiting for its use, stacked in the sun now does not want to stand back: it closes this summery impression with its woody silk scent!

"Sicilian Limes" is another example of the interesting and mostly fruity fragrances of the brand "Shay & Blue".
I like many of them a lot; "Framboise Noire" even made it into my collection (thanks to Gerdi, who sent me her flacon)
Of course, they're replaceable, but they're also beautiful because of their inventive scent combinations, which sets them apart from other summertime delights, making them not quite so easily replaced!

A cheerful companion through warm summer days I have found here and see with pleasure, as "Limonetta and Rosmaria", the two fresh-spicy girlfriends dance merrily on the beach - by its glittering water pearls played around!
And what do they still dance in Sicily?
Of course Tarantella!
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7
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5
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7
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Vrabec
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Vrabec
Very helpful Review    4  
Salty sea air
Early on, at the beginning of my fragrance journey, I had actually already given up on "sea scents". Aquates there are in different variations like sand on the sea, sometimes they liked me more, sometimes less, but on me never.
That the association of sea also, and indeed m.M.n. much more authentic, can be achieved from another direction, namely from a salty chord in conjunction with citrus notes, I learned only through this forum. Prominent examples would be Heeley's "Sel Marin" and "Sel de Vetiver" From the different Company.

Sicilian Limes smells primarily salty after the, admittedly somewhat synthetic, limey top note fades. It goes so far as to give me a mild whiff of that burning sensation that sets in when you get seawater up your nose. Citric encloses the scent impression more, the salt is clearly the focus here. I don't detect a seaweed note, but rosemary provides green, sounds that symbolize less aquatic plants and more coastal vegetation. For my part, I think of the dense robust growth of dunes, as well as salt marshes. I also perceive something dry, warm, almost amber-like, that to me super symbolizes the sand by the sea, which is shone on by the sun. The touch of a metallic note provides a gentle breeze.

The fragrance is predominantly salty fresh, whereby the freshness always comes more from a green, than from a citrus direction. It succeeds this perfume really in a wonderful way the lightheartedness of a quiet summer day without goals and stress on the beach in my mind to move.
Unfortunately, the sillage is very low, from other people probably only perceptible near the body.

Thank you for reading my comment
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4
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7
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4
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8
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Sweetscent
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Sweetscent
Very helpful Review    7  
Blue Monday
It could have been so nice:
Sicilian limes on coarse sea salt, a cooling evening wind from the coast at the end of a shimmering hot day...a dream from the south, drowned in margaritas.

The hope remains alive for a short time after spraying on - one top note more that stimulates the senses and produces an appreciative nod for the creative idea - before the synthetic disappointment quickly and relentlessly pushes itself to the fore. Instead of fresh and harsh summeriness, I sink up to my neck in the horror that, thanks to IFF, is called Iso E Super. At the side of this primary antagonist are a pinch of spice and a handful of aquatics, which of course cannot be accused of its immanent synthetics, but which in this case does not help either.
Heroes rushing to the rescue? I'm afraid not. According to the manufacturer, it should contain three pounds of real fruit. Whether this is relatively much or little, I can't tell right now, but I would have liked to be able to smell at least some of it.

It remains a mixture of Shelter Island, Molecule 01 and AdG Profumo. Not mine.
So dreams burst on Italian Mediterranean islands.

And I already had the right soundtrack for the concept.
Mary Roos sang about the conclusion of the fragrance in her charming kitschy German-language Mas Que Nada version "Blauer Montag" in 1970:

Blue Monday, why did this Sunday have to end?
Why do you go away to a stranger?
And all I have left is the samba.
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Silverfire

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Silverfire
Silverfire
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Not a Great Party for Limes
This party begins with tart lime juice, almost too tart, like that RealLime admixture you can find in the grocery store in a plastic lime. Sadly, this lime fades away quickly, as I feared it would. What comes next is disaster. First, the smell of dryer cotton or fresh linen turned up to eleven. Then, toilet deodorizer. Last, a faint musk, offering an apology for the horrid turn of events. The musk is apologetic party host, offering mea culpas for the two scummy friends of her brother she had to invite. At any rate, the resulting aroma is faint. This is not a great party for limes, and longevity is under six hours.

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