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Uplifting, zesty, cooling:  most eau de Colognes fall into this family.  They feature a whoosh of notes like lemon, bergamot, orange, grapefruit, mandarin.  (These notes are also slightly randomly referred to as being ‘hesperidic’ – after the Hesperides, the nymphs from Greek mythology!)  Fresh fragrances smell clean, and usually come in the eau de toilette and Cologne versions – we can’t think of a single ‘fresh’ scent in perfume concentration.  Ideal for splashing, and probably more suited to summer:  some conjure up a sea breeze, while others smell like bottled sunshine.  There are lots of ‘near-relations’ within the fresh category, so if you like your scents bright, uplifting, sunny and airy, spend some time exploring those.

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