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    Default Need Suggestions: Fresh Green Leaves

    I am looking for a perfume that smells like fresh green leaves. It has to be the same smell of the juice that comes out of green leaves when you crush them. I want it to be very sharp and dry. Sharper than the usual fern fragrance. It should be something like L'Ombre Dans L'Eau, however without the rose in the middle. I like berry leaves very much.

    Please help me, folks. Give me some suggestions. Preferably, I would like to buy a designer scent, because the niche scents are too expensive. But feel free to list the niche scents too.

    So, what should I buy?
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    Calamus (Series 1: Leaves) and Shiso (Series 1: Leaves) both by Comme des Garcons
    Bel Respiro by Chanel
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    Hmmm, this may just be a product of geography but where I'm at most of the leaves I crush give off a wet, juicy, semi sweet note. Green but sweet, not really dry at least not until the fall comes and the colors change.

    Calamus reminds me of those leaves, I recomend you sample it but I don't think it is going to give the dry sharp accord you are looking for.

    Maybe Hindu Grass by Nasomatto? Far more dry in my humble opinion.

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    Default Re: Need Suggestions: Fresh Green Leaves

    Calamus if you are looking for just pure leaves. CB I Hate Perfume's Wild Hunt if leaves, tree branches, wet land of the jungle after a drizzle all rolled into one.
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    Original Vetiver by Creed.

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    Default Re: Need Suggestions: Fresh Green Leaves

    A few great green scents are:

    Angeliques Sous La Pluie - peppery and very green scent
    La Campagna by Sisley - cut grasses and leaves that dries down into hay.
    Querelle by Parfumerie Generale - a very bold green dry scent.
    Hinoki Scent One by CdG very green and resinous

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    Default Re: Need Suggestions: Fresh Green Leaves

    Chanel Bel Respiro might do it, or try The Different Company Un Parfum de Charmes et Feuilles.

    Les Exclusifs de Chanel
    Bel Respiro
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    Jacques Polge
    Suggested notes: Crushed Leaves, Rosemary, Thyme, Rose, Lilac, Hyacinth, Green Tea, Aromatic Grasses, Myrrh, and Leather.
    (The rose in this isn't very prominent.)

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    Un Parfum de Charmes et Feuilles
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    Céline Ellena
    Marjoram, Peppermint, Sage, Serpolet (Wild Thyme), Jasmine Sambac, Grapefruit, Clementine, Patchouli.
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    Default Re: Need Suggestions: Fresh Green Leaves

    Yes again to Calamus, plus Virgilio (while you can still get it), Bel Respiro, Vent Vert, and Baime.

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    Default Re: Need Suggestions: Fresh Green Leaves

    Thanks so much, Vibert. Vent Vert is quite affordable and seems to be what I want. I have a sample of Virgilio and it is very green, but it is too expensive for me. I rarely pay full "niche price".

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    Vent Vert (Balmain)
    Eau de Campagne (Sisley)

    Let me Play the Lion (Les Nez)
    Yerbamate (Villoresi)

    + all the Vetiver and some fig fragrances.
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    Green Valley by Creed

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    I second Night's suggestion of Eau de Campagne, Lucius.

    Heres the blog I wrote about it a few weeks ago.
    Its the dryest GREENEST perfume I know of!
    http://sorceryofscent.blogspot.com/2...-campagne.html


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    Default Re: Need Suggestions: Fresh Green Leaves

    Have you tried Versace Green Jeans? It's packed full of dry green notes, and its fairly inexpensive, though getting a tad hard to find. Let me know if you can't locate it, I think there's a bottle at a local mall.

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    bbBd, I'm not very attracted to this one because it has mint and pine in it...I need something sharper. Thanks for offering to help!


    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    Have you tried Versace Green Jeans? It's packed full of dry green notes, and its fairly inexpensive, though getting a tad hard to find. Let me know if you can't locate it, I think there's a bottle at a local mall.
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    Eau de Campagne (Sisley) sounds like it fits the bill perfectly, and I was also impressed when I tried Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca (Guerlain), although it's perhaps more minty/herbal than leafy...

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    Creed Feuille Vert, of course, but it is sadly unavailable.

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    I'm surprised nobody's mentioned Eau de Cartier which is very elegant, fresh and green, a truly distinctive and lovely frag.
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    I will agree with Eau de Cartier which is a crisp, polite, leafy green. I will also mention 212 Men which is a Floral green somewhat in the vein of Fahrenheit.On the more adventurous niche side, I would mention Serge Lutens Chene and Diptyque Philosykos which are both 100% leaves and branches.

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    Geo F Trumper Wild Fern - lavender and crushed vegetation
    Musgo Real No. 2 - Dewy grass and mossy trees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    I second Night's suggestion of Eau de Campagne
    I'll third, fourth and fifth EdC. It's hard to believe that Ellena did his ode to the tomato leaf in 1974 - this is as green as it gets.
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    ^i recommend it as well. it is heavy on galbanum, which is the bitter green smell of crushed leaves from broadleaf bushes and common deciduous trees, but galbanum also invokes the smell of crushed ladybugs. anyway, sisley's campagne is the closest i've smelled to real fresh leaves. interested in trying calamus.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpet Guy
    Creed Feuille Vert, of course, but it is sadly unavailable.

    Tim
    if you were to compare notes that feuille verte brings to mind, from any men's fragrance on or off the market, what would you compare to? does it share similarities to any other house's oakmoss? (i'm partial to hermes oakmoss), does it share obvious accords/notes with any of the green creeds? which most so? and where is a good source for a sample of feuille verte?

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    What about Chanel N°19 which is very green and classy in the same style as Vent Vert ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bxbwbk View Post
    ^i recommend it as well. it is heavy on galbanum, which is the bitter green smell of crushed leaves from broadleaf bushes and common deciduous trees, but galbanum also invokes the smell of crushed ladybugs. anyway, sisley's campagne is the closest i've smelled to real fresh leaves. interested in trying calamus.
    if you were to compare notes that feuille verte brings to mind, from any men's fragrance on or off the market, what would you compare to? does it share similarities to any other house's oakmoss? (i'm partial to hermes oakmoss), does it share obvious accords/notes with any of the green creeds? which most so? and where is a good source for a sample of feuille verte?
    For some reason I don't like Eau d'Campagne, there's something about the tomato leaf accord in this fragrance that does not work for me.

    I think there really is no alternative to Feuille Verte. Of course Creed's Selection Verte shares similar notes, but SV is missing the floral element that gives FV it's polished touch. The Perfumed Court used to sell samples of FV, but recently I don't think they do anymore (they probably sold out of it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    What about Chanel N°19 which is very green and classy in the same style as Vent Vert ?
    If you like Chanel #19 and Vent Vert, try Chanel Bel Respiro. I actually like it slightly better than the other two.

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    "Fresh crushed tree leaves" is exactly what I thought of when I smelled L'Artisan's Premier Figuier. (not the Extreme version, which is different). It gets a bit soapy in the drydown, but the topnote is all chlorophyll, sharp and sunny and intensely green.
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    Default Re: Need Suggestions: Fresh Green Leaves

    Jo Malone Fig and cassis had a very fresh cut scent to me. Very distinct, very beautiful, but very fleeting. Something that should be experienced.

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    Escada's Country Weekend
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    Givenchy's Greenery...

    there are many out there and here there were some good answers posted too...

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