Described as a green fruity floral by Barbara Herman, this is indeed that, beginning with a "candied green violet" and calming down after its initial blast to an acceptable, though hardly memorable, light summery scent. The cedar base is a bit too intrusive.
This is not a bad scent, it simply doesn't impress or develop. What you get is what you get. There is a slight plastic quality to it, which must be the synthetic peach or hyacinth or both. Not off-putting, but decidedly there.
I wish I could have liked it better, but alas!
Top notes: Peach, Hyacinth, Rosewood, Violet
Middle notes: Muguet, Cyclamen, Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Orris
Base notes: Sandalwood, Musk Cedar, Amber
Parfum d’Été’s harshly chemical hyacinth and green floral top notes put me off right away, smelling as they do of aerosol air-freshener. The arrangement of tomato leaf, muguet reconstruction that surfaces in their wake is no less harsh and no more pleasant. The eventual emergence of a lush, fruity ylang-ylang goes some way toward redeeming the central accord, but it’s contradicted by assertively soapy musk and scratchy cedar base notes. I suspect it would be better in a candle than on my person.
This kind of brisk green floral has been done much better in Annick Goutal’s Eau de Ciel and Folavril, or Comme des Garçons’ Lily and Calamus, not to mention predecessors like Capucci’s Yendi and Jacomo’s Silences.
I just can't get past the first 10 min.s of brash discordant, watery citrus to get to sour mandarin - Not a comforting, powdery Champs Elysses type mandarin. I just can't bring myself to use this one. And the ridiculous bottle takes up far too much space. Sold it on ebay.
13th June, 2010 (last edited: 17th November, 2012)
This was my first grown-up perfume. It is a light, fresh-floral scent. It smells like spring, with all its blooming trees, green grass and wet land. It has jasmine, which I love, with lilly of the valleys, peach blossom and lotus. I warmly recommend it! Whether you are 15 or 60 it is a wonderful happy, pure scent.
Well must say i love this perfume, the old formula is way better then the new one!
If anybody has it for swap or so, just PM me :-P ive ben looking for it for quite a while!
i love it. i get smell of sun dried greens from it. so much summer. my grandpa used to grow his own tobacco when i was very small. in late summer when lines of brownish yellow tobacco were hanged to dry on the path to home it used to smell that way. i got no florals from it. so thinking it may be boring to others who do not have tobacco growing grandpas i wear it under some white florals; ralph lauren romance or estee lauder pleasures or versace bright cristal. i prefer the first combination most.