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Menthe Fraiche / Fresh Mint / Eau de Menthe
by Heeley

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Menthe Fraiche / Fresh Mint / Eau de Menthe information

GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 136 votes)

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About Menthe Fraiche / Fresh Mint / Eau de Menthe

Menthe Fraiche / Fresh Mint / Eau de Menthe is a shared / unisex perfume by Heeley.

Menthe Fraiche / Fresh Mint / Eau de Menthe fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Menthe Fraiche / Fresh Mint / Eau de Menthe

From October, 2015:

The best mint fragrance you can buy. Menthe Fraiche is a cool, clean blast of pure spearmint over a base of light, white green tea. This is one of the most refreshing scents I own and something I look forward to wearing every spring. Projection is very good and I get pretty good longevity from it as well, about 8 hours. Just think refreshing, clean, semi-sweet natural spearmint, crisp and cooling and you'll have a good idea of Menthe Fraiche. If you're in the market for a mint fragrance, look no further. Best for casual daily wear in the warmer months. Thumbs up and recommended as a blind buy.

UPDATE: This is STILL the best mint fragrance I've encountered and I still enjoy wearing it very much. It's one of only a handful of scents I rate a perfect 10/10. If you want a mint fragrance, this is the answer.
13th August, 2019
Not what I was expecting. I was hoping for the fresh mint to last through the wear, but no. This is more a green tea fragrance than a mint fragrance. There is a spearmint in the opening, and that is my favorite part of Menthe Fraiche. The dry down I don't appreciate nearly as much. It takes on a biter, almost sour note as it drys down. Maybe it's just my skin, but I don't appreciate where this ones ends up. I'm sorry too, because I really wanted to love Menthe Fraiche.
29th October, 2017
Paysage au Paysan (Landscape with Peasant), Honfleur, 1912 by Félix Vallotton
21st September, 2017
God this is so good! I wish it lasted more than a couple hours. The opening is menthol minty, awesome authentic spearmint note! It meets an herbal quality green tea. I also get a hefty hefty dose of a flower that is native to Florida, but I'm not sure the name, either tagetes or lantana perhaps.. it blooms in a bulb shape with many little flowers on the bulb, they are orange, yellow and red, often in the same flower, the smell is a floral citrus smell. Although freesia is a note listed in this, that's not what I am getting.

Unfortunately due to its poor performance I will never spend the money for this one. I will try to find something very similar with better performance.

*Update* Without changing my previous review (for compare and contrast purposes) - Now since breaking my own promise and owning a bottle (I do this a lot lol), I have found to get much better performance than when I initially wrote this review. Usually I get a good 6 hours, sometimes more. The fragrance is linear, and I still perceive it the same way as my initial review in terms of smell.
15th April, 2017 (last edited: 24th September, 2019)
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
A delicious opening blast with more the natural aroma of fresh mint and a chewing-gum impression on my skin. Combine that with a good bergamot added in, and a beautifully refreshing but not loud mint combination ensues. Superb.

The top notes very gradually fade and last for about five to six hours on my skin - unexpectedly long for such a scent. Then a base with blond wood follows, which is a bit basic but really only an afterthought to the main impression.

With moderate sillage, good projection and a total longevity of nearly eight hours, the performance is much better that expected from a mint-based composition.

A summer delight made of high-quality ingredients - not with the most exciting development but nontheless a very successful implementation of a classic concept. 3.5/5.

15th May, 2016
Menthe Fraiche is very true to its name. The opening is fresh mint- very honest and none of the sugar/toothpaste/chewing gum effect here. However it is extremely brittle and fleeting on skin. The tea note comes out more in the heart phase. There not much development thereafter, as the composition dries down to an almost imperceptible woody base. The longevity is sorely lacking.

It is extremely similar in performance on skin to Eau de Orange Verte by Hermes. Factor in the somewhat absurd price, and the natural response would be why bother?

If one is looking for a fragrance with only mint, and mint (of the good type)- then here it is. However, it would be advisable to decant out a small portion in a travel spray- this will require reapplication now and then. I guess it must be near impossible to come up with a long lasting fresh mint fragrance of this type.

On the other hand if you are looking for a quality fragrance where mint is dominant but not the only star, check out Geranium pour Monsieur.
12th May, 2015

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