What a write up Chris! Excellent! Fresia... I always add the O infront for some mysterious reason
Fragrances of this type are not really famous for their lasting power so it is remarkable this one does last so well.
I'm not hi-jacking the thread, but thought I could take the time to list some other fragrances well worth to seek out if you enjoy Ofresia.Comme des Garcons - Lily
. Lillies and fresia. Works awesome on a guy. I wear it quite a bit and I know lots of others from the male part of Basenotes who does this as well with great enjoyment. I've read numerous comments from females who have trouble wearing it though, simply because of the fresia note.Editions des Parfums Frederic Malle - En Passant
. Green and rain damped lilac. I've only used it from a dab on sample, but have toyed with the thought of a full bottle. There is a cheaper alternative though, which might even surpass this one:d'Orsay - Tilleul
. I looked this one up just to discover the linden blossom note. I didn't really find that one, but still an awesome fragrance very much in the same vein as En Passant. I really want a bottle, but forgot to get it during this summer. Coming spring maybe?
I was thinking about adding Diptyques Philosykos to this thread as well, but it is just as much about it's woody base as the green and musty fig, so I didn't really see it fit. Neither do I see the Hermès offers or any l'Artisans fitting here either. It is not simply green we are looking for.
Once again, great post Chris! I hope you have more to add to this thread.