Bohemian Lime is a fragrance released in 2020 by the Australian brand Goldfield & Banks. It’s an invigorating, positive citrus scent supported by woody and aromatic undertones. Fortunately, I was able to try this cologne as soon as it came out. I enjoyed it so much that I blew through my sample before I could review it! However, I’ve now reacquired it and won’t make the same mistake twice. Read on for my full thoughts.
What does Bohemian Lime smell like?
Firstly let’s look at the notes. Bohemian Lime contains finger lime, vetiver, bergamot, cedarwood, coriander, and sandalwood.
The opening smells zesty and sour. That’s thanks to the headline finger lime accord, giving off extraordinarily tart and realistic citrus tones. Imagine the aroma of a freshly cut and squeezed lime – that’s what you’re getting here.
The realism of the lime plays a similar role to the natural, sparkling grapefruit in D&G Light Blue Forever.
Bergamot is also present, further enlivening the lime with a clean effervescence.
Vetiver resonates amongst the opening zest. It uplifts the maturity of the elixir, whilst introducing the first hues of green woodiness.
Bohemian Lime doesn’t possess a traditional middle (or heart) phase. Instead, it transitions straight to the dry down.
Once there, coriander continues the earlier zing and zest as the lime starts subsiding. Additionally, it brings some light aromatic tendencies.
Finally, the woods drift amongst the composition. Cedarwood and sandalwood are the two primary players, exuding roundedness, and grounded depth.
In summary, Bohemian Lime smells like spirited realistic lime that’s infused with mature vetiver. Then, creamy woods become noticeable over time, coupled with brisk aromatic coriander. It smells uplifting yet smooth and calm, symbolic of a relaxing day at a tropical beach.
Furthermore, the combination of vibrant citruses and composed, silky woods remind me of one of my favourite niche scents, Creed Aventus Cologne.
See what this reviewer thinks of Bohemian Lime:
In this perfume, the finger lime is as realistic as it can be. It mixes well with vetiver and sandalwood, giving this tart, greenish, woody experience. I love it from start to end, especially the opening which satisfies my desire for a finger-lime fragrance experience.Fragrantica.com
How does it perform?
Goldfield & Banks isn’t known for beast mode scents and Bohemian Lime continues that trend.
Specifically, it projects mildly from skin for the first 2 hours. Then, it lasts for another 2 when it dries closer to skin. Therefore, expect around 4 hours of total lasting power.
I can eek out another hour or two of longevity when it’s warmer. Fortunately, the heat is one of the best times to wear this.
A hot weather winner
Unsurprisingly, Bohemian Lime shines when applied during hot days. However the woody, aromatic aspects give appropriateness for moderate temperatures too.
During those conditions, this one is an ingenious option for casual wear, running errands, or catching up with friends.
Additionally, it’s a satisfying selection for beach days and tropical holidays too.
Although it doesn’t possess the incredible range of influential colognes like Creed Aventus – it does come close.
In Summary – Bohemian Lime
Bohemian Lime is one of my favourites from Goldfield & Banks.
I admire colognes that stay true and honest to their namesake. The finger lime accord smells impressively lifelike, leading the way from the first sniff.
Despite the upbeat citrus energy, the juice always feels grounded with thoughtful additions of vetiver and woods.
Spray this juice in warmer weather and let the good times roll.