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    Default Green Fragrance

    Hi All:

    Can anyone define for me exactly what a "green fragrance" is? I bought a bottle of Marquis from The Crown Perfumery. I really like this fragrance, but have no idea what "green" in their ad copy refers to. I ran a search of this discussion group and didn't find what I'm looking for. I've also asked a few pretty ladies at the cosmetics counter at a local department store. They struggled a lot trying to say something intelligent. Not that I think they were stupid; my impression from their initial reaction is that my question wasn't a topic in their training - but they tried to be helpful.

    Jimmy K. Ramirez
    Corpus Christi, Texas

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    Default Re: Green Fragrance

    im kind of new to this stuff, but from what i gather it means very plant-smelling, but not bitter per se

    it could be said that the smell of freshly mowed grass in the summer is very green

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    Overcome By Fumes
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    Tacoma, WA

    Default Re: Green Fragrance

    That's basically spot on. It's a leafy plant smell. The typical note of the genre is galbanum. Although you'd think that would smell pretty casual, many "formal" fragrances have this character.

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    Default Re: Green Fragrance

    Hi All:

    Thanks for all your help. I appreciate your time.

    Jimmy K. Ramirez
    Corpus Christi, Texas

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    Default Re: Green Fragrance

    Saying something is "green" may mean different things to different people, but there seems to be a leafy context. Still, I think around here it usually means what wajt said.

    For some, it might be more of a plain grassy note (Miracle Homme L'Aquatonic), sometimes it is an herbal note (Versace L'homme), sometimes minty (Lacoste Booster), and to a much lesser extent I have seen it described as pine (Bowling Green; Acqua di Selva). Vetiver judiciously used can bring out grassy component in frags sometimes - L'Occitane Vetyver comes to mind, but you really have to wait to experience the vetiver with this one.
    In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava

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    My greens:

    Trophee Lancome
    Chanel 19
    Givenchy Greenergy
    Sisley Eau de Campagne
    Decleor Aromantic
    Creed Green Valley
    Sage Machado Sage
    Kenzo pour Homme

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