'Nature' is a very nostalgic scent for me, and I therefore have a hard time 'looking' at it critically. My mother wore it in Germany in the early/mid nineties, and it became emblematic for me, of intellectual, fashionable, alternative, health-conscious Berlin collegiate culture. It always struck me as the non-perfume perfume, more plant than flowers -- and thus totally avant "garden" ;) -- and yet, almost as if by magic, very sensual and warm, regardless.
Smelling it now, I can rationally recognize the structure of classic fragrance in its both its development and chypric, mossy drydown.
But I am still very impressed by its unique ability to be both not-at-all "perfumey" (In fact, it's very herbal and 'salty' [I think it must have a hefty dose of liquorish!].) and still very seductive & totally "feminine".
'Nature' is all about the moss, to the degree that I imagine lichens in a woodland each time I inhale it, and moreover, its salty aspects seem to evoke some sort of peculiar,heady mushrooms growing in the same wood.
To me, it actually smells quite similar to Caron's 'Aimez-Moi'. If you can imagine 'A-M' with less anise, more old-school, powdery sillage, less self-importance and far more verdant bite, you have got a rough idea of it.
A totally yummy, lush, green-lover's green. And an all-time favorite of mine.
21st January, 2010 (last edited: 27th February, 2010)