During my most recent visit to On the Fly in San Francisco I happened to notice the display of Truefitt & Hill products. T&H is an English company offering several lines of grooming items as well as barbershop services in London, Chicago, Las Vegas and Toronto (an unexpected collection of locations, that).
By coincidence, a couple weeks later Todd Fisher, the head of T&H North America emailed. I had been thinking about evaluating a citrus scent and thanks to Todd a box arrived containing The Trufitt & Hill West Indian Limes line of cologne, after shave, shampoo, shave cream and soap.
This was opportune. Trumper's Extract of Lime had long been a favorite of mine because of the wondrous way it bursts on the nose, but I have not worn it for years as it fades within a couple of minutes and leaves nothing at all on my skin. I was curious to try the T&H take on limes to see if that company has figured out how to keep its citrus hanging around longer, particularly when applied in depth using multiple products.
After an evaluation that included being the object of sniff tests by more than one female house guest, the consensus opinion is that the answer is yes and no. West Indian Limes definitely lasts three to four hours, though the scent that lasts is not the citrus but rather a floral base that takes over after the lime dissipates roughly ten minutes after application.
Not limes but a lovely and masculine smell nonetheless that is a worthy choice for warm weather wear.