Green Water by Jacques Fath (1947)

  1. odysseusm
    odysseusm
    A delightful scent from 1947, and one of the greenest I know! It is the olfactory equivalent of a refreshing citrus and muddled herb cocktail.

    Top: bergamot, petitgrain, lemon, orange, peppermint
    Mid: lavender, rose, basil, clary sage
    Base: tonka bean, musk

    What a delightful, crisp, bracing scent! So green. Lots of herbal notes. The basil seems very true to form and at times offers an anise-like quality (just like real basil leaves). The mint and lavender are so bright that they are the equivalent of good conifers. Not sweet. Very classy herbal-musk dry-down.
  2. odysseusm
    odysseusm
    I will practice some white magic -- by applying this scent tomorrow, I hope to encourage Spring to arrive!
  3. MonkeyBars
    MonkeyBars
    I tried this but it wasn't vintage found it very bland & synthetic indeed.
  4. odysseusm
    odysseusm
    I have both the vintage and the modern version. Agree that the vintage has more pizazz and sparkle.
    Has a very lemony - zesty opening, quite marvellous. Mint and basil emerge as the main herbaceous notes. These are supplemented by dusky clary sage and hints of deep lavender. Not sweet. Very basil-centric, and thus very GREEN.
  5. odysseusm
    odysseusm
    oooh, this deeply calls out to me. Watch for new comments on the vintage version tomorrow.
  6. odysseusm
    odysseusm
    Green Water is a real classic. 1947 for the original formulation. A very green, refreshing citrus with lots of bright herbal notes. The mint is prominent and energizing. The herbs are quite powerful and typical of the era. Basil in particular here has a pronounced anise note. The scent is dry overall, with a bit of a dusky dry-down.
  7. odysseusm
    odysseusm
    I am always amazed by this ultra-green scent. It is amazing. I often think it has anise or fennel in it -- but that note is due to a very realistic basil note.
    Green lime, pronounced herbals of basil and clary sage, freshened by mint! The Dean of Green (that's me) gives this a big thumbs up, especially in the vintage version.
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