in my experience, petit-grain has a bitter green somewhat sharp watery quality. It adds a sharp greeness like a leafy stalky angle that accentuates 'freshness'. Doesn't last a whole while.
I really dislike green sort of scents, particularly things like Carnal Flower, or any sort of Galbanum like in Bois D'Orage / French Lover, and yet I have a few that are exactly that like MMM Untitled and (decant) of Byredo Green. I also passionately dislike violets (damn you Grey Flannel for making me gag). But yet there's something quite refreshing about Byredo's Green. It also has some herbs like sage or something, a bit of florals, and then as mentioned, it dries down to a sort of soapy musk.
SOTD - Penhaligon's Sartoriale. Quite nice. fresh clean soapy, definitely refined and very wearable. Minimal sillage but good longevity.
Question - I own Reflection Man and MDCI Invasian Barbare... in my head I lump those two together with scents like APOM and Sartoriale, all based on a sort of white soapy floral powdery sort of combo... How would you guys describe the differences between these 4 and if I own the first two, is it redundant to have either of the last two? Any other rec's along these lines? (eg I own Rive Gauche PH but there's a stack of spices alongside the barbershop stuff so I don't put it with these guys)