Royal Apothic City of Angels

I adore sour citrus fruits (lemons, grapefruit, passion fruit), but I don’t have much in the way of citrus fragrances. They never seem to capture the delicious bite of citrus fruits, and too often end up smelling like a cleaning product. Royal Apothic City of Angels is not a masterpiece of perfumery, but it is one of the few lemon-scented fragrances that I have encountered without that awful synthetic edge to it. City of Angels is a pretty, sparkling lemon scent that reminds me very much of the wonderful citron pressé drinks (lemon juice cut with water) that I had in Paris. City of Angels is light and has little depth, but that’s not unreasonable considering its $19.99 price tag. Not for the serious citrus connoisseur, but City of Angels could be a good choice for those seeking a simple, attractive lemon fragrance.

16 thoughts on “Royal Apothic City of Angels

  1. Sounds nice. I like lemon (and lime and passion fruit, but not grapefruit). The Anthropologie here used to have that brand, but don’t think I’ve seen them there lately. I know I must have some lemon fragrances, but since it’s cooler, haven’t worn them in a while so having trouble thinking of what they are! Lostmarch Din Dan is a nice lemon, as is Carthusia Mediterraneo – got samples of both those in swaps. I’m dying to try that new Lemon Cloud and have been resisting buying into a split of that. I also love Fresh Brown Sugar, which is only a little less lemony than their Lemon Sugar.

    1. I LOVE Fresh Brown Sugar too!!! I think it’s totally underrated, it has such a great smell. Lemon Cloud sounds really great from the early reviews, and I am a sucker for a good backstory.

    1. Perfectly put! I’m glad to have another perfume blogger to back me up, I couldn’t find much in the way of other reviews of this one.

  2. I’m going to reveal just how childish I am by saying that I would buy this just because of the bottle, and then probably use it everyday because it is prettier than my more complex fragrances. The thrill of using an atomizer never gets old for me.

    1. Atomizers are the forbidden fruit, because perfumistas know that they dissolve our precious juice. But they’re sooooo pretty!!!!

    1. Isn’t it just the most wonderful smell? I have only had about five passion fruits in my life, but I will never forget their extraordinary taste. And how they totally look like larvae on the inside!

  3. I second what Selina says. I’m a sucker for their design aesthetic! They could probably shake me down for a tidy amount of cash based on presentation alone…. looks like a nice collection. Their roll-on mix & match “Extracts” intrigue me.

    1. This is the first out of the collection I’ve tried, but the packaging is very cute and the prices are quite reasonable! But, ugh, I’m so ashamed of myself. I was supposed to stop shopping at Anthropologie now that Rick Santorum made that little “I don’t want black people to be happy” comment.

      1. Thanks for making me aware of this connection. I’m not a big fan of “Anthro” in general (mass marketed and manufactured homey creativity irritates me, as it keeps people from doing the same thing in their own unique way), and I find customer service is ABYSMAL, but now I just have one more reason not to darken their doors.

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