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    Quote Originally Posted by odysseusm View Post
    Follow-up to Merbert ... you said it was 100F and your brain was too addled (lovely word!) to add more. HAH -- it is +2 C and lightly snowing here. A rather dysfunctional spring.
    And to senZuality -- well on behalf of awayalonealong, Dimitri, and my other fellow coneheads -- I've always thought that pine appreciation is a community, not just a fraternity So we simply say, welcome.
    Don't want to limit the green discussion to pine... thanks for your tolerance, one and all Pine people are passionate!
    Oh, ok, I didn't know that is a coneheads community here! I'm honored to be a member. Thank you
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    I thought I would start this up again as there has been some green talk since the Sniff n' Speak.

    I wanted to thank Odysseum for his suggestion of Eau de Campagne.

    My husband has been wearing it, and while the opening is fresh and zingy with greens,
    the dri-down is just elegant and smooth.
    We both looked at each other, noticing it for the first time in the car together.
    "Wow, Is that you?" "Yeah, I think so. Isn't it great!" (We have scintillating conversations like this often.)

    Last edited by kumquat; 16th July 2009 at 08:26 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgie View Post
    ...[I love Un sel de vetiver and other vetivers but they don't smell green to me. They are for me a very different mood.]
    I agree with this. Sel de Vetiver is a favorite of mine, but I don't get any "green" from it.

    Some greens that I've been loving: OJ Woman, Y, Ivoire, Eau de Cartier, Sabi, Fleur de Liane, and Magnolia Romana. I've also tried the Eau de Campagne lotion, and I think it could end up being a favorite

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    My favourites include Grain de Folie, Tam Dao, SL Vetyver Oriental and Zara's Vetyver. I also like the green series by CdG but I cannot wear it - most die on me within 15 minutes.

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    Not sure if these qualify as green, but they smell green to me (if that makes sense):
    Cristalle edt
    Spring Flower

    I'm planning to get O de Lancome next.

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    I like YSL Paris Jardin Romantiques-very rosy but seems greenish to me.
    And Molinard de Molinard- though maybe not so good in hot weather.
    Molinard de Molinard can get sticky and heavy (seems to me like a 'wet'ish scent rather than a dry one)- but in cooler weather or on rainy days would be nice. Well, I gave the latter to my mom, but just sayin ...

    I would like to add a green or so to my collection. I'll have to work on that
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    Great green suggestions – I’ve made list from this thread of all the new greens to try next year, since now, at the end of July, my season for spring greens gives way to more sultry fragrances.Ormonde Jayne's Woman is the only green sultry enough to survive the summer heat and winter cold.

    This spring I tested the following:

    MDCI: Un Coeur de Mai, very similar to Chamade and Patricia de Nicolaï’s Le Temps d’une Fête. Fortunately, too sour for me, since it costs a fortunate. The same with the Temps, it emits a sour note on my skin, which is a shame, since it smells great straight from the vial.

    Balmain Vent Vert, which I away to a friend who appreciated this more than I did. To me, this fragrance seemed even a little bit aggressive. I was afraid VV was going to embarrass me in public, but my friend was more in control.

    Carven: Ma griffe, this an old-fashioned green chypre still going on strong today. There is an interesting thread started by DeeOlive on this scent. I think a have the reformulation, but, hey, it's not half bad.

    Ayala Moriel: Ayala Sender does my favourite greens: Grin and Ayalitta. There down-to-earth, no nonsense fumes, which I always wear comfortably. Grin is more on the floral side and Ayalitta a chypre.

    Chanel: Also my favorites, but more haughty than Ayala Moriel’s, they also develop in a very interesting way from the first blast of austere meanness to mellow smoothness in the drydown. These include: Cristalle, both edt and edp (the edt is silvery light green, the edp softer yellow-green), Chanel 19 (all business), and Bel Respiro (pure oxygen).

    Sisley: Eau de Campagne. This is something all lovers of green frags should try. The drydown is very soft, but the shower gel I have smells very strongly of pickels at first.

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    I thought it might be fun to see this green thread again.
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    Great idea, Kumquat!

    I looked at my choices last year, and will add:

    CdG Rhubarb
    EL Alliage
    AL Johri
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    Lessa, you allowed me to discover my recent favorite green floral;
    Sonoma Scent Studio - Jour Ensoleille
    It starts out green and luscious with lots of floral action.

    From the website:
    A sunny floral chypre with orange blossom, neroli, tuberose, jasmine grandiflorum, labdanum absolute, beeswax absolute, myrrh, sandalwood, ambergris, vetiver, green leaves, oakmoss absolute, aged Indian patchouli. Very gentle as chypres go, with the oakmoss and patchouli notes used softly and with some hay notes in the woodsy drydown. For men as well as women (not strongly floral).

    About two hours in, the most subtle, sensuous dry-down, I mean, WOW! If you love a subtle, gentle, greenish floral, it is one of the best ever.
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    I find Elaria Gardenia very cool and green.

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    I can´t think of anything much greener that Balmain´s Vent Vert (if you can find it...). I haven´t smelled the reformulations though; one of the latest was done in 1990 by Calice Becker.

    Another one I quite like is Versace´s Versence...and don´t forget about good old Diorella.

    I recall Hermès Caleche as very green & clean, but I personally don´t like this one.
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    Green is really what I think of with Crown Bouquet by Crown Perfumery.
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    BIG Plus one for Envy
    Plus for Ivoire, Ma Griffe

    LOVE this thread
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    Tilleul, Vent Vert, and Chamade EDP do nicely for me.

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    This is a great thread. I just got another bottle of Aromatics Elixir - for me this is dark,wild green gorgeous !
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
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    Greens! My favorite!

    I am really enjoying some obscure ones these days, namely:


    E. Coudray Givrine, a simple beauty... a creamy green scent -- very key-lime-tart, with athick undertone of rich, fine body creme

    E. Coudray (This truly is the rose and green-lover's dream house!) Jacinthe et Rose an unsweetened, leafy cream rose over a glassy, clear, blue-hyacinth bite... with lots of signature fine-lotion drydown

    Yves Rocher En Avril un Soir from the sevenites, Yves Rocher's answer -- I suspect -- to No 19 and Ma Griffe: utterly unisex, tonic, bracing and animalic in the drydown. Such a classic fresh offering.

    Thymes of London Goldleaf and Hydrangea Oh, good heavens this is nice! The most unforgettable, elegant, metallic, verdant, mossy-green, ladylike prim white-floral ever! Why isn't this a basenotes favorite? Why is this still 40USD a bottle? I LOVE this!

    Old stand bys

    Silences
    - bitter, chalky, vociferous, bite-your-head-off green
    Niki de Saint Phalle - medicinal, fae, warm-hearted, idiosyncratic green
    Yves Rocher Nature - deep, heavy, zesty, drugged green
    Givenchy III - sophisticated, luminous, unmistakable paradigmatic green
    So Pretty - sparkling, sour, staid, Patrician green chypre
    Eau du Soir - luxurious, slippery, challenging, sylphine green
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    My favorite 'greens' -

    the one and only Vent Vert
    #19
    Eau de Soir

    Reine

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    My preferences run to the MILD side of green...Y by YSL, Premiere Figuere by L'Artisan, and Cristalle eau Verte by Chanel.
    I also find the new Issey Miyake A SCENT to be softly green.

    Great Springtime thread!

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    Fantastic thread! Lots of new ideas here. Thanks!
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    I am not usually a fan of the greens, leaning instead toward orientals and earthy roses, but I am learning to love a few.

    Bath and Body Works Rainkissed Leaves (on my daughter, though, not me)
    Ava Luxe Moroccan Mint Tea
    Ava Luxe Johri

    And the much maligned Sarah Jessica Parker Covet. Yes, really, and it's cheap, too!

    Tell me someone else likes Covet.... Hello... (echoes through vast empty spaces)....

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    Hi, NeedCoffee, Welcome back. I love your name. I can relate! I liked Covet quite a lot, actually. I wish I liked the drydown more. It seemed to get sort of funky on me. I think if Versace Versense had a little more oomph in the way of Covet and Covet had a little smoother ending as in Versense I like them both better. Too bad. Although I heard there was to be a Versense Intense which I have not seen. (off the subject - sorry).
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    Great suggestions so far. I came to think of Miss Dior and Sous le Vent in addition to L'ombre dans l'eau (already mentioned)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedCoffee View Post

    Tell me someone else likes Covet.... Hello... (echoes through vast empty spaces)....
    I really enjoy Covet, because, although I don't get a dominant "green" sense from it, it's a very nice amber that feels clean, somewhat green, and I can wear in warmer weather more easily than say Coco or Bal a Versailles or other more oriental ambers. Really a great scent for the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedCoffee View Post
    I am not usually a fan of the greens, leaning instead toward orientals and earthy roses, but I am learning to love a few.

    Bath and Body Works Rainkissed Leaves (on my daughter, though, not me)
    Ava Luxe Moroccan Mint Tea
    Ava Luxe Johri

    And the much maligned Sarah Jessica Parker Covet. Yes, really, and it's cheap, too!

    Tell me someone else likes Covet.... Hello... (echoes through vast empty spaces)....
    I have seen it on the SOTD threads. Personally, I need to try it again because it is so cheap, oops! I mean reasonably priced. The first time I tried it I got was a huge blast of what smelled like turpentine right off the top and couldn't get past that. I think I am a kinder, gentler sniffer now so thank you for inspiring me to try it again.


    Hillaire- fabulous post! When I grow up I want to be able to describe scents just lke you........
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    No one's mentioned Alliage, Mandragore and Sous le Vent!

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    The greenies I am loving right now are

    Vent Vert (vintage extrait but I like the newer stuff, too!)
    Vintage Miss Dior cologne (very fresh -- costs buttons on ebay!)
    Bandit for evening assignations
    Vol de Nuit EDT -- a very creamy green on me!
    and Un Jardin Sur le Nil: a rather curious green, but a green nonetheless!

    Molyneux Quartz is also good -- unfortunately, mine has 'turned'
    This week, 'Chanel Cuir de Russie: Skin Scent' at http://thescentimentalist.blogspot.com/

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    Regarding "Covet" -- I am really trying. I bought a bottle last week at Maxx for well, a song. It certainly morphs, doesn't it? Makes three full costume changes. I like the opening notes but am having real trouble with the final ones. They're so screechy-synthetic. And they lasted on my hand through several washings. It's supposed to be some sort of chocolatey amber but it just smells like something in a beaker to me. If it weren't for that I think I'd like the scent.
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    I've always loved Jean-Louis Scherrer's first scent, often called JLS 1. It's a green chypre. The new Piaguet, "Futur," is very green.
    Silences, vintage "Y" -- lots of scents mentioned in this thread. But I wear greens all through the long humid summers here so, while it's still cool but springish weather, I end up reaching for florals a lot.
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    Kumquat, one that I have just been sampling and blogged about (see my signature for the link) is Washington Tremlett's Hampstead Water. Its DIVINE! Green, shimmering, lush... everything i want to be smelling as spring approaches!

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