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Description
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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Raw Spirit Fragrances Citadelle main notes

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Scent type
Woody
28
Personality
Classic
12
Occasion
Everyday
21
Season
Summer
20
Attributes
Fresh
18
Complexity
Refined
26

Raw Spirit Fragrances Citadelle rating and reviews

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3.2 out of 5
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/13/2020
Nope
Starts out nice and citrusy but the marigold quickly overwhelms everything else. Not awful but I definitely not buy it again.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/22/2020
Interesting scent
Smelled like a citronella candle mixed with amber and elegant tones. Didn’t dislike it but it was different for sure
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/18/2020
Nice Scent
Good floral scent, nice and sweet.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/28/2020
I liked it
This scent was an interesting one. It is something you can feel great with and not feel like you are taking over every persons nose when you walk pass them. It's a natural scent. I really liked it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/25/2020
Very Sexy
I love this scent! It has such a sexy smell and my boyfriend loved it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/13/2020
i very much loved this fragrance.
I'm very picky about what perfumes i like. I do not like flowery smells and this wasn't at all.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/03/2020
To musky
Not what i expected
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/02/2020
raw spirit
smelled like a woman
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/01/2020
really didn't care for it my mother loved it
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/30/2020
Smells OK
Its a somewhat light sent but a little woodsy for me. I like some of the hints of floral but for me the woodsy scent is too overpowering. I like that its light, I will wear it just not everyday.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/30/2020
I love it!
It's a beautiful light scent that lasts all day.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/28/2020
Unique woody scent
I couldn't really pick out the individual scent notes from the description, but this is a pleasant, clean, woody smell that differs from others I've tried. It's more feminine, just due to its softness, but could easily go unisex if you wanted. I would get this again.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/28/2020
Smells almost right...
It weirdly smells pretty good to me actually, but something about it lingers in my throat and gives me a headache. A weird after taste of old lady, bug spray, and vodka. It has excellent staying power, I wish I liked it more.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/25/2020
Sometimes good, sometimes ok.
The fragrance is along the lines of Dolce and Gabanas Light Blue which I like very much.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/25/2020
Citadelle
Just didn’t like the smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/25/2020
strong, firm and clean up and cleaner smell
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/25/2020
not my cup of tea
way too woods for my liking.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/24/2020
Not a pleasant fragrance... no my style of scents.
too musky..
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/23/2020
Citadelle
Has a delicious soft scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/23/2020
Too strong
I like soft clean scents and that’s not what this one is!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/23/2020
This is amazing.
This scent is exactly what I’ve been searching for. It has a very natural woodsy aroma to it. Not too feminine not too masculine.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/22/2020
I dont like the undertones at all
i hated the scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/22/2020
Smell
Smells really soft
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/20/2020
Not Strong enough
Doesn’t last at all
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/17/2020
I smell like I know what I’m doing
Talk about a confidence boost! Working in a male-dominated area, I get self conscious of being/ smelling too femme. This perfectly balances the line of sophisticated and musk
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/17/2020
Clean and woodsy
This scent gets tons of compliments and is very versatile. Its clean and woodsy, but just feminine enough for dates and still light enough for work. Definitely a new favorite.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/16/2020
Love It
want to try more
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/14/2020
Love
I love the Raw Spirit scents!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/14/2020
Citdelle
Woodsy and sweet. Very enjoyable.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/13/2020
Great smell
The scent didn't last as long as I would have liked but I received many compliments on it
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/12/2020
Raw Spirit
So disgusting, the smell lingers way too long and makes me sick.
Mary
06/13/2020
love this one
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Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/10/2020
founder & CEO
I am thinking I am more an outdoors woodsy saddle leather guy?
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/09/2020
Haven’t received refund
Haven’t received refund
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/08/2020
Smells horrible
For me this scent is too strong and I would never wear it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/08/2020
I love Raw Spirit
I've come to really enjoy Raw Spirit fragrances. This is the 3rd scent i have tried. This one is great for summer casual, bright high notes with subtle grounding note. How I'd imagine the smells of a Citadelle herb & flower garden after a fresh light rain.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/07/2020
Liked it just didn’t last very long
Very good scent, I love citrus scents but this one didn’t last very long.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/04/2020
The smell last all day
I love the way its smells and everyone else around me just like all the others i have gotten 😍
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/30/2020
Kinda smelled like my Grama icky
Not very good smelling at all
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/27/2020
Wasn’t bad but wasn’t my fav
I think it’s a good perfume for someone else but not for me!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/21/2020
Love this scent
Fresh and clean. Last forever!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/21/2020
Bitch please
I love the scent but it doesnt last very long. Not old lady-ish but also mature and sexy!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/21/2020
Divine
Raw and Powerful. This fragrance feels as if you walk before the lord of the forest himself.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/20/2020
like a hippie ship and cheap colonge
the scents designed for this according to the sight for not pull through as I had hoped
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/19/2020
Loved this
I loved this...clean smelling and pleasant. The cedar note is strong and I like it :)
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/14/2020
Raw Spirit Fragrances (Citadelle)
These fragrance was what I imagine very light and not to overpowering but needs a little my lasting power.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/30/2020
great!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/28/2020
My favorite scent. sticks with you. smells great.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/27/2020
Age:
25 to 34
Woodsy
It's a smell that I would use to get notice.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/25/2020
Age:
55 to 64
Raw spirit citadelle
This is the second time y'all sent me this stinky mess. Raw spirit smells nothing like the description....more like heavy wet mold in the woods.And now im getting another bottle....ughhh
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/25/2020
The scent wasn't to my liking.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/24/2020
Age:
45 to 54
Heidi D Huffman
Love the scents but want colored cases like pink too instead of silver and put names of scent on cases
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/21/2020
Love Love Love this scent. So fresh, and light and inviting. I've reordered!!❤
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/19/2020
Great
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/08/2020
Fantastic
Absolutely love this. I am on the more androgynous side of the gender spectrum and this made me feel wonderful. It’s rich and vegetal, with a celery scent that fades almost immediately and a musky floral that stays put all day. I’ve worn it almost every day since I received it. If you’re a more adventurous perfume/cologne lover, definitely give this a try.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/07/2020
Didnt smell goid to me. I still have the entire bottle..yuck
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/05/2020
Smelled like pine cat litter
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/23/2020
Not my style
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/22/2020
Very nice
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/20/2020
Not Horrible, but Not Good Smelling Either
I'm definitely NOT a fan of this fragrance. I found the combination of scents very off putting. Who would have thought to combine marigold, cinnamon, musk, AND cedarwood? It's awkward.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/16/2020
Cancellation
Cancel after 30 days please! Catherine Pollock
Teresa
03/31/2020
You need to address this to customer service: I doubt they'll see your cancellation in the reviews section
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/16/2020
It was something that I have never smelled before and will not choose it to myself if I was at a story but now, I'm in love with it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/04/2020
Kind of universal
Felt I could use most places
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/28/2020
Like the scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/09/2020
Lemon cleaner smell
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/22/2020
RAW
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!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/10/2020
Didn’t like the smell
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/18/2019
Didn't smell as good as I like!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/09/2019
Love anything Raw Spirit!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/24/2019
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
11/22/2019
Old lady?
Blech! Did not like nor could I place exactly what this scent was. A Very musty Old lady?
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/23/2019
Age:
65 or over
Skin type:
Combination
Awful!
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
10/03/2019
Love this scent! It is very different and very strong. Not for everyone.
Love this!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/18/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Dry
Beautiful
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
08/29/2019
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
07/04/2019
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
04/24/2019
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/08/2019
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
04/05/2019
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
03/31/2019
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
01/11/2019
Citadelle
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
12/29/2018
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
10/16/2018
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
09/17/2018
Fresh
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
08/03/2018
Nice!
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
07/23/2018
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
05/11/2018
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/01/2018
Don't like it
I love cologne but this one's just doesn't do it for me. Very citrusy.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/03/2018
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
01/30/2018
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.
Nicole
05/31/2019
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?
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/24/2018
didn't like it
strong citrus note
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/18/2018
Good
Nice smell
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/30/2017
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
12/16/2017
It smells a little crazy at first but when it calms down it smells pretty good.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/12/2017
Love this! Fresh and clean scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/07/2017
Its different than all my other perfumes. But in a good way
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/29/2017
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
11/24/2017
Sexy and chic. Classic, yet sophisticated.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/03/2017
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
10/28/2017
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
10/21/2017
Enjoying this scent, reminds of spring with the windows open and fresh laundry drying outside. A clean scent.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/17/2017
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
09/26/2017
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
09/17/2017
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
09/06/2017
Nice, light and earthly.