This is terrible: Over the Labor Day holiday, we unplugged the computer and pulled the carpet out of the computer room to tile the floor. I plugged it back in this morning, and the hard drive promptly crashed.
I am at my son's school, in the library, on the computer.
Fortunately, I printed my analysis on hard copy.
I am typing it into this computer.
Sample A: Pretty, pale emerald color
Sample B: Pale pink-yellow
Sample C: Pale green-yellow
No oils. All low viscosity.
O.K. I thought this was going to be easier, but there are no "gimmies" here.
I would recognize some green perfumes: No. 19, Private Collection, Aliage, Chamade, AA Mentafollia, maybe even Virgilio. I go through my mental list of "nots" as in "not this, and not that," and I come up short on names, because I have limited experience with green fragrances.
A has fruity topnotes. Apple? Sweet but sharp. Pepper? Herbs? I don't believe I have smelled this fragrance before. Any floral note eludes me. Lotus, maybe? Green tea? I'm guessing that this is a newer fragrance. Smells clean, wet, spare, Zenlike. I bet this is a modern, niche fragrance. In the end, the fruitiness exits completely, leaving the peppery green note. This is not something that you would normally find in my collection. I am at first tempted to guess Bulgare The Vert because it is minimalist, but this sample lacks those jasmine plus lemon notes, so I dismiss my first guess. Side-by-side comparison with Miller Et Bertaux Green, Green, and Green reveals similarities but fails to be an exact match--Sample A is even less sweet. Based on the pretty blue-green color and the unusual, sharp, possibly herbal notes, I will guess Nanadebery Green, which I have never smelled. This fails to account for the "apple" opening, but maybe it is supposed to be their idea of basil. It does not smell natural to me.
B is woody, floral, rich, sweet. Spices are in this one. Leafy topnotes. Linden? Cilantro? Very pretty. Emerging floral now. Jasmine? Orange blossom? Strong spiciness. Clove? Coriander? Base finally opens up, and it is woody. This perfume is gorgeous. This fragrance smells particularly good on me, so I bet there is patchouli and/or sandalwood in it. This formula smells like it comes from a bigger house with money and staff for research and development. It seems to be too sophisticated to be mainstream. I'm going to make a guess based on the spiciness alone. Although I have never smelled it before, is it Coriandre? Lovely fragrance altogether--my favorite of the bunch.
C is lemon, orange, and amber--citrus and sweetness at first. Vintage feel. Contrasting but integrated notes. I am tempted to call this a chypre. As the citrus fades, a flower becomes more pronounced. Hyacinth? Honeysuckle? This fragrance makes me look for Chamade, but it lacks the sweet powderiness. It is drier. Vetiver? Dispite the sweet citrus beginning, it ends up unsweet and extremely herbal. Rosemary? Based on that charactertistic and the nostalgic feeling, I'm going to guess O de Lancome, which technically makes it a department store fragrance. However, it does not imply that this is mundane. This fragrance is a departure from the usual offerings, which is why I think it is an old formula. If it is a new perfume, it certainly is retro.
Now, dear people, I bid you adieu.
I have to come back tomorrow and check your response, Twolf.
And I cannot keep using this computer daily.
Please excuse me for not being able to communicate properly.
I have bought four computers for a total of $11,000 in my lifetime.
Here I am, loath to buy another one when they cost $3,000 and last five or six years. With monthly Internet fees, the cost comes to $1,100 per year for the privilege of owning one.