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    Talking Green to Go- Spring for it!

    This time of year I get a powerful urge for the GREENS. Reading Leesa's post on figs made me think maybe we could dredge up some suggestions of some favorite greens for her & other green lovers (like myself) to try. I am always looking for new ones to check out.

    Last year after chasing my tail for 2 mos. I came to find that Azuree was my favorite to wear this time of year. I wore it in high school 30yrs ago! Shocking that people can actually live this long. Anyway, as it turns out this is damn good juice. I just got a back-up today for... wait for it 2oz/$37! It's so good. It just completes my Springtime enjoyment.



    Some others are:
    Ormonde Jayne: Woman
    Nazomato: Absolute Absinthe
    Mazzolari: Vetiver
    Le Malle: Vetiver Extraodinare
    'O' De Lancome
    Vivara (vintage)
    E. Lauder Private Collections (vintage)
    Dioressence

    To name a few. What about you, what are your best greens?
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    Default Re: Green to Go- Spring for it!

    My favorite greens are

    CdG Calamus
    Sel de Vetiver
    Chanel no 19
    Chanel Bel Respiro
    Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse

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    Annick Goutal Eau de Camille. This scent always reminds me of the first bright, young green leaves that come out in early spring.

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    I always love to see discussions of green scents.
    Here's three I enjoy.
    Sisley Eau de Campagne
    Miller & Bertaux's EDP #3 Green, green, green and green
    Geo. F. Trumper's Wild Fern
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    I like green fragrances that aren't too sweet. Bel Respiro or 'O' de Lancome turn to candy on my skin, as do many other modern green scents. Some that I love:
    Crown Fougere
    Trumper's Wild Fern
    Crown Eau de Quinine
    Bulgari Eau de The Vert (not traditionally green, but lovely)
    Creed Green Irish Tweed

    That just scratches the surface. But it's 100F and my brain is too addled to think of more.
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    Some are greener than others; my favorites:
    Le Temps d'une fête
    Philosykos

    Ormonde Woman
    Chamade
    Chanel 19
    l'Heure exquise

    and get ready for this...
    Envy

    [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.]
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    At the moment I've really fallen for L'ombre dans l'eau!

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    Here's an interesting revival article on 'O' de Lancome:

    http://www.osmoz.com/News-Trends/Swe...n/O-DE-LANCOME
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    Default Re: Green to Go- Spring for it!

    DSH Viridian.
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    Default Re: Green to Go- Spring for it!

    Oh and Duc de Vervins if you don't mind a cologne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odysseusm View Post
    I always love to see discussions of green scents.
    Here's three I enjoy.
    Sisley Eau de Campagne
    Miller & Bertaux's EDP #3 Green, green, green and green
    Geo. F. Trumper's Wild Fern
    I will thank odysseusm for adding two to my to-try list and offer an old favourite, which, claims foetidus, is "one of the defining openings in men’s designer fragrances.... That sparkling citrus-juniper blast hits like the double gin gimlet it olfactorily echoes. Very fresh, very bright, and meadowland green."

    I can only agree with pleasure.

    To wit: Geoffrey Beene's Bowling Green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awayalonealong View Post
    I will thank odysseusm for adding two to my to-try list and offer an old favourite, which, claims foetidus, is "one of the defining openings in men’s designer fragrances.... That sparkling citrus-juniper blast hits like the double gin gimlet it olfactorily echoes. Very fresh, very bright, and meadowland green."

    I can only agree with pleasure.

    To wit: Geoffrey Beene's Bowling Green.
    Thanks for this. BG is often cited as a classic. I tried it often in my inexperienced BN days but it didn't entirely convince me. I need to try it again -- thanks for whetting my appetite here. We learn and grow.
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    Chanel 19 edt
    Duc de Vervins
    Knize Forest
    ~ Anais ~

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    Another for No. 19, and I will add Heure Exquise. These are the most rarefied greens. Lauder's greens are country-club greens and speak now to a dwindling segment of American society that was formerly so heavily featured in classic Lauder ads. Lauder went for the aspirationally patrician, whereas the French greens were totems of the type of woman for whom chic was not striving, a woman who would never fall victim to grass-is-always-greener advertising philosophy.

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    Ivoire, No.19, Bath and Bodyworks - Water Blossom Ivy, EA - Green Tea, Cabotine.

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    Sorry not to be more original. The alternative would have been to be more early!

    Bel Respiro
    Chanel No 19
    EL Private Collection
    ByRedo Green (they don't come much greener than this!)
    Eau de Sisley No 3
    AG Eau de Camille
    OJ Woman
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    Another vote for Azuree
    Ivoire
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    Le Temp d'une Fete
    Heure Exquise
    Also add probably Aromatics Elixir, Private Collection
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    This is one of the best smelling threads on the forum!
    "You...put on cologne to write?"(From Midnight in Paris)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgie View Post
    This is one of the best smelling threads on the forum!
    Of course! People of taste and distinction recognize the value of a great green scent!
    PS - love senZuality's suggestion of Knize Forest.
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    This thread needs some Moroccan Mint Tea
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    Default Re: Green to Go- Spring for it!

    a few more to consider:
    Goutal: Eau De Camille
    Ajne: Espoir, Savoir
    Dorsay: Tilleul
    Delrae: Amoureuse, Debut

    I was inspired to order Knize:Forest sample from Les Senteurs. What an interesting website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by odysseusm View Post
    Of course! People of taste and distinction recognize the value of a great green scent!
    PS - love senZuality's suggestion of Knize Forest.
    Oh, Knize Forest is the ultimate green scent for me. It reminds me of home, of Transylvania's forests. When I was a child I used to go and play in the pine forest near my home. I thought that the pine resins are tears. I was so sad seeing pine trees crying and wasting their essence. So, I was collecting it. And spread it on my arms, I loved the smell (I know!! )
    Knize Forest smells exactly like pine resin.

    My husband thinks I'm obsessed with pine cones. We have three pine trees in my backyard and pine cones everywhere in the house. Even in the bathrooms. In eastern cultures the pine cone is associated with positive energy. It's believed that it has refreshing and stress relieving properties.
    ~ Anais ~

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    Second Kumquat's mention of DelRae Debut - dewy green gorgeousness!
    "So many scents, so little skin"...

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    Ms. Twolf's favorite- Coriandre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senZuality View Post
    Oh, Knize Forest is the ultimate green scent for me. It reminds me of home, of Transylvania's forests. When I was a child I used to go and play in the pine forest near my home. I thought that the pine resins are tears. I was so sad seeing pine trees crying and wasting their essence. So, I was collecting it. And spread it on my arms, I loved the smell (I know!! )
    Knize Forest smells exactly like pine resin.

    My husband thinks I'm obsessed with pine cones. We have three pine trees in my backyard and pine cones everywhere in the house. Even in the bathrooms. In eastern cultures the pine cone is associated with positive energy. It's believed that it has refreshing and stress relieving properties.
    Your story is a beautiful one. Like you, I love pine cones, and cones of other evergreens. When I was a child, I thought the sap was the way that the trees were sharing their fragrance with me. I would collect the sap 'pearls' as if they were precious gems.

    We have cedars, firs, redwoods, and pines, including some Italian stone pines with massive pine cones (and tasty nuts!) Every Christmas, the entire house is decorated with all the different cones in the hundreds. I put gold and silver leaf on some of them, and even mica and glass glitter on others, as well as those that remain an naturel. The fragrances is so uplifting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senZuality View Post
    Oh, Knize Forest is the ultimate green scent for me. It reminds me of home, of Transylvania's forests. When I was a child I used to go and play in the pine forest near my home. I thought that the pine resins are tears. I was so sad seeing pine trees crying and wasting their essence. So, I was collecting it. And spread it on my arms, I loved the smell (I know!! )
    Knize Forest smells exactly like pine resin.

    My husband thinks I'm obsessed with pine cones. We have three pine trees in my backyard and pine cones everywhere in the house. Even in the bathrooms. In eastern cultures the pine cone is associated with positive energy. It's believed that it has refreshing and stress relieving properties.
    Truly, here is a kindred soul! Thanks for these beautiful thoughts! You are an honorary conehead!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merbert View Post
    Your story is a beautiful one. Like you, I love pine cones, and cones of other evergreens. When I was a child, I thought the sap was the way that the trees were sharing their fragrance with me. I would collect the sap 'pearls' as if they were precious gems.

    We have cedars, firs, redwoods, and pines, including some Italian stone pines with massive pine cones (and tasty nuts!) Every Christmas, the entire house is decorated with all the different cones in the hundreds. I put gold and silver leaf on some of them, and even mica and glass glitter on others, as well as those that remain an naturel. The fragrances is so uplifting.
    Beautiful Christmas atmosphere! I can smell it
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    Quote Originally Posted by odysseusm View Post
    Truly, here is a kindred soul! Thanks for these beautiful thoughts! You are an honorary conehead!
    Thank you, odysseusm, I promise I would never dishonor coneheads "fraternity"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merbert View Post
    We have cedars, firs, redwoods, and pines, including some Italian stone pines with massive pine cones (and tasty nuts!) Every Christmas, the entire house is decorated with all the different cones in the hundreds. I put gold and silver leaf on some of them, and even mica and glass glitter on others, as well as those that remain an naturel. The fragrances is so uplifting.
    Well Merbert, you are an honorary conehead too! These are lovely thoughts, and you've awakened a marvellous memory for me. Being in Turkey (Pergamum/Bergama), watching men with incredibly tall sticks shake the trees to harvest pine nuts.
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    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!
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