For the long time I have scoped Verveine Narcisse, I had always assumed it would be a citrus/green/floral scent. I knew very well Verbena (vervaine) came in two distinct varieties, Lemon Verbena and Wild Verbena, yet out of optimism favoring my own taste I imagined it Lemon Verbena, with a rich Narcissus flower, and some Woods/moss.
Now the Moss is certainly here smoothing over the top of the whole composition, and it is good quality moss. However, the floral notes smell partially natural, and partially "80's feminine synthetic". Perhaps a few more "dry" notes that cut down the "wetness" and "rainy" notes of Verveine narcisse would camouflage this synthetic more. Beside the moss and florals is a very green, very grassy, almost "weedy" Wild Verbena (vervaine) note, and it gives the whole composition a needed natural "bite".
I wouldn't say there is much progression between the notes, it just hovers around the same theme, which is does quite well:
That of a grassy, mossy, weedy flower garden, after a very heavy rain, one so heavy the air is humid. Think Seattle flower garden on a warm day type humid green-ness.
Qualitatively not quite on par with Creed's Private Collection or limited edition fragrances, more like a late-comer to Creed's feminine eaux de toilette line, just before the Millesimes came in.
All in all, interesting, fairly high quality, classicly themed grassy/mossy green feminine floral.
To me this is a romantic type of floral. They consider it to be unisex but I disagree I think this is more for a female. To me Versace knocked this one off with the Dreamer.
An amazing scent!! How could Creed get rid of this?? Green, earthy, mossy and elegant. Has the same feel and aura as old Caron creations. Simply amazing!! Verveine Narcisse’s notes include verbena, bergamot, nacisus flower, sandalwood and ambergris.
PLEASE bring back Verveine Narcisse! There is now a huge void in my green/floral realm. Pure joie de vivre in a bottle.
When I think of Creed Vintage fragrances I think of unusual and unique and Verveine Narcisse is just that. In the men's fragrance realm I've smelled nothing like it. It is just the right balance of floral and greenery. It reminds me of the kind of surprise that Cerutti 1881 packs, yet it smells nothing like that fragrance. You'll just have to try it and understand.