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Inspired by the majestic Citadelle Laferrière, known as a symbol of strength to the people of Haiti. Citadelle is a fragrance that celebrates the spirit of the Haitian people with a modern take on a classic vetiver perfume. Premium Haitian vetiver is layered over notes of pear, marigold, bergamot, lemon, cinnamon, nutmeg, musk and cedar. Raw Spirit works with indigenous and marginalized communities, either directly or through partnerships, to sustainably source rare and unique natural ingredients for their fragrances. Available at Dermstore.com.
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3.1 out of 5
Rated1on the scale of0to5
Lemon cleaner smell
Rated4on the scale of0to5
This fragrance took me by surprise it has so many different notes every time eye spray it,smells quite different. Not a bad thing! Definitely want a bottle to add to my collection of fragrances making it 76 and counting!
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Didn’t like the smell
Rated4on the scale of0to5
Didn't smell as good as I like!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
Love anything Raw Spirit!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
Like a bonfire but not in a good way
The smell reminds me of how my hair smells after a bonfire, but while I usually enjoy that scent, this one made me wrinkle my nose and shake my head after I sprayed it on. It toes the line between masculine and feminine which may be a selling point for some, but it’s a miss for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
Old lady?
Blech! Did not like nor could I place exactly what this scent was. A Very musty Old lady?
Rated1on the scale of0to5
Age: 65 or over
Skin type: Combination
This was the single most offensive cologne I've ever tried! I had to ask to have a different scent mailed to me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
Love this scent! It is very different and very strong. Not for everyone.
Love this!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Dry
The only drawback to this scent is that it's not long lasting. It's a great all-occasion fragrance; enough for night but not overwhelming for day.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
Not my cup of tea
This was a little too floral for me. Was a light scent and kinda reminded me of old dried flowers. I’m a glamother myself and this just felt too old lady.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Why does this smell like celery?
I set up a number of unisex fragrances in my queue to get away from strictly feminine scents and this one is just strange. It doesn't smell objectively bad, but it for sure doesn't smell good. While still inside the bottle it smells like a light cologne, but once on literally smells like a concentrated celery smell. And the description on the card doesn't at all make sense to me after smelling it. "Bright citrus"? Where? "Caribbean spices"? Nope. Musk, Haitian vetiver, and cedar, sure. Marigold, probably. I usually like cedarwood, cinnamon, bergamot, AND vetiver (I'm not very experienced with marigold), but this combination is just underwhelming and otherwise weird together. I guess you might like it if you want something unique that's not strictly masculine or strictly feminine, but I can't recommend this one.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
Age: 25 to 34
Warm and spicy
This scent reminds me of a humid day in summer, but is not what I want to smell like during the summer. I will try it again when the weather cools off.
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Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Like an early fall day
Nice and fresh and woodsy. Not my normal scent style but I liked it anyway.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
Age: 25 to 34
Too overpowering
I did not enjoy this sent at all. I was hoping for a complex, layered scent but certain smells just were way too overpowering. It does mellow out but still reminds me of cologne that’s too old and pepper. Bummed I didn’t love this because all the notes listed are favorites.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Dry
Too peppery!
All I smell is pepper. Like stuff your nose in a peppershaker and you'll get the same effect.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
I absolutely love this scent! I'very looked for it everywhere else and cannot find it. My only recourse is to purchase a larger sized bottle from you. If I can procure it, it will be my new "forever" scent
Rated3on the scale of0to5
It’s okay
It smells like a lot like Pinesol to me. It’s over powering at first, but once it mellows out a bit, it’s nice. Very fresh.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
Love this fragrance
This is different from the regular perfume. Citris and peppery and it's just a great combination to me. It stayed on all day for me which I loved. Overall I'm happy.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
I wasn't so sure of the scent from smelling the bottle. After I sprayed it and the scent warmed up to my skin, I was in love with it. It is a fresh and sweet scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
I really like this fragrance. It's very pleasing and perfect for summer. My only issue is that it just doesn't last for very long.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
woodsy and spicy
it starts off with an almost burnt wood smell with some peppery notes. As it dries it adds a light citrus tangy powdery layer.. but it keeps the peppery note throughout. It doesn't last quite as long as I'd like.. only 3-4 hours but it is lovely. I am a fan!!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
Not my idea of spicy
This smelled ONLY like pepper. I tried it a couple of times and it just made my eyes itch. Terrible.
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Don't like it
I love cologne but this one's just doesn't do it for me. Very citrusy.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
It’s in the timing.
You need to put this on an hour or two before you go out and about. It’s long lasting and best adter it mellows, but it has already had people stepping closer for a dose of the scent.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
like no.9
This reminded me of a faint version of chanel no.9. I never liked that chanel, but then again when it comes to perfumes I like more sweeter scents. When I ordered this I didn't realize it was a perfume or as they are calling it a unisex fragrance and is not anything I would of ever picked if I knew it was a perfume as I don't wear perfume. I do have a lot of perfume on hand for girls who stay over and I will spray my pillows at times but for this service I wouldn't be sampling perfume. That all said this isn't for me and I won't be placing it with the dolce, viva la juicy, DKNY red, angel, spears and all the other perfumes I have on hand.
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I have never heard of a man keeping multiple perfume choices on hand for any women who come by. Would you please elaborate on this situation?
Rated1on the scale of0to5
didn't like it
strong citrus note
Rated5on the scale of0to5
Nice smell
Rated1on the scale of0to5
Smells like cleaning supplies
Not great. I actually received this incorrectly (Should have been Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gold) but thought I’d give it a shot. Very woody but not in a good outdoorsy way. Smells like intense cleaning supplies or soap that needs to be rinsed off. Tried to see if my husband would want it but he didn’t like it at all.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
It smells a little crazy at first but when it calms down it smells pretty good.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
Love this! Fresh and clean scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
Its different than all my other perfumes. But in a good way
Rated1on the scale of0to5
I did not like this scent. Overall it's an older smelling fragrance. It has one strong note that overpowers the under softer notes which is a shame. I'm not sure what the over bearing element is. That's unfortunate. Will not get again or recommend.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
Sexy and chic. Classic, yet sophisticated.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
I don’t love it it’s too mature for a 26 year old I believe. It’s just different and not the vibe I was going for.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
This was my very first Raw Spirit scent. I was extremely excited to try this scent. I love natural scents and I love the fact that Raw Spirit supports the local communities where their ingredients are derived from so I know that somewhere along the line my Haitian people were supported by me choosing this fragrance. I also love everything that the Citadelle stands for so I had high hopes and expectations for this!!! I was so sadly disappointed that I didn’t absolutely love this scent. I am at a loss for words to describe it any other way than that it reminds me of a dentist’s office. After it dries down a little it becomes a little more pleasant but -to me- this is definitely more of a fragrance for a man! My boyfriend was not home when I received my package so when I picked him up from class later on in the evening he even questioned me if I had another man in the car so that confirms it is most definitely his new monthly fragrance and not mine! He doesn’t mind it though :)
Rated4on the scale of0to5
Enjoying this scent, reminds of spring with the windows open and fresh laundry drying outside. A clean scent.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
You win some, you lose some. I loved Desert Blush so much I was eager to try this one. This is not what I expected. The vetiver and wood notes are dry and the bergamot heavy. The marigolds give it an astringency and the lemon is not sweet, nor tart, but bitter. I suspect a man could pull this off and have it smell quite lovely, but on me, it was a scrubber.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
Light and refreshing, reminds me of a crisp glass of water with lemon. Very outdoorsy scent and clean. I just wish I could make out the pear scents, I mostly make out the woodsy lemony scent
Rated4on the scale of0to5
This is a great summer fragrance - the citrus notes mix perfectly with the bright greens and there's just a hint of floral to round it out. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because on my skin it lacks staying power - I had to reapply after 4 hours.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
Nice, light and earthly.