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    Default Green Scent Question...

    Hello everyone,

    This is probably a redundant thread but I figured I'd ask anyway...

    I was browsing my wardrobe and I noticed a definite lack of green/leafy/planty fragrances in my collection. I wore a forest green blazer with a cream/green argyle vest and shirt.. along with brown pants and shoes today..and realized that a nice green scent would have topped off the outfit perfectly. I opted for L'Occitane's Vetyver but it didn't really hit home like I had hoped it would. I have sampled many vetiver fragrances and I am happy with my L'Occitane's take on the note (and thus, I am not looking for a vetiver scent)... I have tried fragrances like Tsar, Nobile, Eau de Lierre, Good Life... and found them drab...or incomplete...

    I own Ditpyque's Philosykos and enjoy it immensely, but find it too creamy to be my go-to green... I also took a liking to L'Eau de L'Artisan.. but also found it a little sweet..

    My collection has it all.. citrus, powerhouse, amber, gourmand, fougere, chypre.... but I 'need' an ideal green fragrance! I live in Ottawa Canada and have little access to niche/high-end euro fragrances... and have relied on purchases/swaps on the basenotes marketplace.. so please keep that in mind when making suggestions..

    I would be ever-so-grateful if someone could rec. the perfect green fragrance... the one that would best fill this void in my collection... one that best epitomizes the leafy/natural theme.. one that is elegant, refined..beautiful....

    Can anyone help?

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    Have you tried Blenheim Bouquet? It is a great scent that has fantastic pine notes and has no hint of sweetness at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by primetime34 View Post
    Have you tried Blenheim Bouquet? It is a great scent that has fantastic pine notes and has no hint of sweetness at all.
    I have not tried this fragrance... I remember awhile ago... it seemed to be all the rage on basenotes. I will have to look into it.. thank you for the suggestion.

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    Alphabetical by house (from my "show all" list). Number of stars indicates level of (the combination of ) Greeness and awesomeness!
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    (Sorry NF, I know you've already tried most of these, but maybe it will be of use to others as well...)

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    Chevrefeuille Orig.****
    Cypres Musc****
    Feuille Verte*****
    GIT *****
    Green Valley*****
    Orig. Vetiver*****
    Selection Verte*****
    Fou d' Absinthe***
    Lacoste Original*
    Miracle L'Aquatonic**
    Trophee Lancome***
    Acqua Brasilis**
    Arbo**
    English Fern****
    Monsieur Rochas***
    Mugler Cologne****
    Freshman**
    Grafton***

    If I had to choose one, it would be Feuille Verte, but since its so hard to find, I'd give a wholehearted reccommendation for Selection Verte. I could never get tired of either of these.
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    Green, green, green and green #3 by Miller et Bertaux. Notes of bay leaves, white jasmine, verbena, cedar, vetiver and musk. It lives up to its name. One of the greenest I have worn.

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    Default Re: Green Scent Question...

    I'll be checking that one out. I think I like jasmine in green scents. I love green scents period.
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    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Default Re: Green Scent Question...

    How about an herbaceous-spicy green leather patchouli amber incense fragrance with bergamot, carnation, rose, geranium, lavender, jasmine, cedar, oakmoss and musk?
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    Polo (green) by Ralph Lauren.

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    Default Re: Green Scent Question...

    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRoads View Post
    How about an herbaceous-spicy green leather patchouli amber incense fragrance with bergamot, carnation, rose, geranium, lavender, jasmine, cedar, oakmoss and musk?
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    Polo (green) by Ralph Lauren.

    An oldie but goodie that only a few people will recognize.
    Excellent suggestion... and true.. Polo is very green and piney... I guess I should have specified that I am looking for something that makes for good spring/warm weather use..

    I will never be without a bottle of Polo Green..I must confess.. in fact..maybe I'll tackle that powerhouse tomorrow.

    a.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NearFantastica View Post
    I have not tried this fragrance... I remember awhile ago... it seemed to be all the rage on basenotes. I will have to look into it.. thank you for the suggestion.

    a.
    What a coincidence! You shaw have a sniff on friday.

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    Default Re: Green Scent Question...

    I dont think B. Bouquet and Polo Green qualify as "Green" fragrances ...both are based on pine, and Polo Green has undertones of ashtray..
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    L'Ombre dans L'Eau, by Ditpyque -- exceptionally green, rose-based unisex frag.

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    What about Miracle Homme l'Aquatonic or Yang?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    I dont think B. Bouquet and Polo Green qualify as "Green" fragrances ...both are based on pine, and Polo Green has undertones of ashtray..
    ...then why don't you share what you might consider a good 'green' scent then?

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    Default Re: Green Scent Question...

    Other than the Miller et Bertaux, most of the ones previoulsy mentioned aren't technically green.

    These are all green:

    Diptyque Virgilio
    MPG Baïme
    Nino Cerruti (1979)
    Sisley Eau de Campagne
    Aramis Devin
    LV Yerbamate
    Halston 1-12
    Pierre Balmain Vent Vert

    Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'Eau is an excellent green floral. You should try Jacinthe des Bois (L'Artisan) and Ivoire (Pierre Balmain) as well.
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    Default Re: Green Scent Question...

    I second the Green, green, green & green by Miller et Bertaux recommendation. Lovely stuff. It also smells exactly like Un Jardin Mediteranee by Hermes. You can't go wrong with either one.

    I almost suggested Eau de Campagne by Sisley, but there's a particular note in it (I can't figure it out, maybe it's the tomato leaf?) that annoys me. Even if it was done by JC Ellena.

    One not mentioned: Bel Respiro by Chanel (Les Exclusifs)
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    Well even if Polo Green and B. Bouquet don't technically qualify as green......the color I think of when I smell them is definitely green. Maybe I need to sample some of these other greens and my mind might be changed. Of course that requires me to determine which samples to buy because they closest department store to me is an 8+ hour drive.

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    I am not sure how allergic are you to Bonds but Gramercy Park is nice green floral scent.

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    Default Re: Green Scent Question...

    From a price point this might be a ludicrous suggestion, but right now my absolutely favorite green is Victrix by Profumum. Can you get samples from luckyscent? Also stupidly expensive is Mazzolari Mazzolari which is piney I guess, but not just and I think it is pretty green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tvlampboy View Post
    L'Ombre dans L'Eau, by Ditpyque -- exceptionally green, rose-based unisex frag.
    Great suggestion. I ran out of this at the end of the summer and will miss it this spring if I cant get a replacement.

    The problem with searching for a "green" scent is that they come in so many disparate varieties. Just off the top of my head...
    Grassy - Vetiver fragrances
    Mossy - a million examples...
    Pine and evergreen woods - ie the Polo Green
    Earthy green or floral green, like L'Ombre dans L'Eau
    Green tea - I find Roger and Gallet's Eau de Thé Vert very green, or the more abstract Yerbamate by Villoresi
    Herbal green fragrances like Gendarme Green (Basil)
    In general, I find that the fragrances by L'Occitane have many shades of green at their base. You might explore their offerings in addition to the Vetyver you have.
    And a shout out to Calamus by CdG. Great green stuff, though probably too smooth and "milky" for what you are looking for. A really unique, vegital, take on green. Sounds weird, but its completely wearable.
    Good luck,

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    Guerlain Vetiver is probably my fave. Mugler Cologne quickly catching up. Polo Green now sits in the archives, in remembrance of post-disco era mustache. Jovan Grass Oil still gets a spritz now and then.

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    try Vetiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle.....it did the trick for me...

    all i smelled is leafs, grass and piece of mind. great frag.
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    Hi Guys ... Can a frag with this makeup be considered >> GREEN ?
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    oooooh, piece of mind? Yikes!

    Dimtrios, with galbanum listed in the top notes, chances are pretty good it could be considered a green scent. Of course it depends on the amount of galbanum but probably so...

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    Default Re: Green Scent Question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrios View Post
    Hi Guys ... Can a frag with this makeup be considered >> GREEN ?
    __________________________________________________ ______

    Top ... Citrus - Bergamot - Galbanum - Juniper - Geranium
    Middle ... Rose - Nutmeg - Jasmine - Violet
    Base .. Cedar - Iriswood - Sandalwood - Vanilla
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    Apologizing in advance if Im way out off ballpark range .
    cheers ..
    I agree with Kelly - the galbanum in the top will give it a green kick at the beginning, however the vanilla base note might change things...Most of the scents that I associate GREEN with don't have a vanilla base. However maybe this vanilla is not that prominent...
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    Which Green are you after - grassy, leafy, flowerstemy & piney? The best green I've come across is Guerlain Cologne du 68. Only available at their Paris store, but it's simply divine. Covers the grassy/leafy/flowerstemy notes very well. You can't go wrong with this one. But like I said, only available at their store. Perhaps a pilgrimage could be initiated.
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    i guess i will toss in my 2 cents here. i really havent tried too many scents but of the ones i have:

    penhaligons- english fern

    very unique and very green, i dont really like it too much in the winter time but it is great for the other 3 seasons.

    penhaligons-bb

    lemon and pine, very nice. it just fades too quickly on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I second the Green, green, green & green by Miller et Bertaux recommendation. Lovely stuff. It also smells exactly like Un Jardin Mediteranee by Hermes. You can't go wrong with either one.

    I almost suggested Eau de Campagne by Sisley, but there's a particular note in it (I can't figure it out, maybe it's the tomato leaf?) that annoys me. Even if it was done by JC Ellena.

    One not mentioned: Bel Respiro by Chanel (Les Exclusifs)
    I do suggest Eau de Campagne. A fresh vegetal (tomato)leafy green.
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    If you haven't already checked it out - Greenergy by Givenchy might be worth a test.

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    The one green frag I cannot wear but you perhaps can: Baïme, by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier.
    I tried wearing it, truly I did, but it just came out all basil and Miracle Whip on me.
    (I literally smelled like one of my grandmother's summer salad concoctions.)

    As green basils go, though, not all are bad: Bob Mackie for Men comes instantly to mind as a real sleeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicboy View Post
    Which Green are you after - grassy, leafy, flowerstemy & piney? The best green I've come across is Guerlain Cologne du 68. Only available at their Paris store, but it's simply divine. Covers the grassy/leafy/flowerstemy notes very well. You can't go wrong with this one. But like I said, only available at their store. Perhaps a pilgrimage could be initiated.
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