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    Default All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    For newcomers, here's the lowdown on this monthly online event:
    Every member, any gender, novice or veteran sniffer, is invited to apply a fragrance related to the theme of the month (listed below) and share your thoughts on the first Saturday of the month. This isn't a mandatory assignment; it's just for fun. Because not everyone logs in on weekends, you're encouraged to continue to add comments within this themed thread on subsequent days. If you don't join us for this month's discussion, please look ahead at the tentative lineup and join in at a later date.
    JANUARY ~ Oriental
    (warmth, flowers, spices, woods & vanilla)
    FEBRUARY ~ Animalic
    (civet-, castoreum-, leather-, or musk-influenced scents)

    MARCH ~ Chypre
    (used to be defined by oakmoss presence, but ...?)
    APRIL ~ Floral
    (single solifore or full bouquet of flowers)
    MAY~ Fruity
    (single sweet fruits or a bowl of fruity-florals)
    JUNE ~ Citrus
    (hesperidic: bergamot, lemon, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, etc.)
    JULY ~ Green
    (fresh leaves & grasses)
    AUGUST ~ Fresh or aquatic
    (cool, dewy notes and seaside scents)
    SEPTEMBER ~ Opposite-Gender Fragrance -or- Fougere
    ("fern like;" lavender + woods + coumarin + geranium + oakmoss)

    OCTOBER ~ Ambery
    (dark, light or blond amber as feature note)
    NOVEMBER ~ Spicy
    (warm notes associated with cooking)
    DECEMBER ~ Gourmand
    (fragrances with a foody note, but not usually fruity--save for May)
    Looking for suggestions?
    See previous SnS discussions:
    Jan. 2007~Oriental Feb. 2007~Animalic March 2007~Chypre April 2007~ Floral May 2007~Fruity June 2007~ Citrus Sept. 2007~Fougere Oct. 2007~ Amber Nov. 2007~Spicy Dec. 2007~ Gourmand Jan. 2008~Oriental Feb. 2008~Animalic March 2008~Chypre April 2008~Floral May 2008~Fruity June 2008~Citrus July 2008~Green Aug. 2008~Fresh/Aquatic Sept. 2008~Opposite Gender or Fougere Oct. 2008 ~ Amber Nov. 2008 ~ Spicy Dec. 2008 ~ Gourmand Jan. 2009 ~ Oriental Feb. 2009 ~ Animalic March 2009 ~ Chypre April 2009 ~ Floral May 2009 ~ Fruity June 2009 ~ Citrus

    For the months of July and August 2007, regular BN was offline and supporters had access to an abbreviated site. We discussed aquatics and greens, but those posts are no longer accessible.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    SOME GREEN FRAGRANCES TO CONSIDER
    Annick Goutal Eau de Camille
    Annick Goutal Mandragore
    Ayala Moriel Ayalitta
    Ayala Moriel Grin
    Balmain Ivoire
    Balmain Vent Vert
    Bvlgari Eau Parfume au Th Vert
    Cacharel Eden
    Carven Ma Griffe
    Caudalie Fleur de Vigne
    Chanel Bel Respiro
    Chanel Cristalle
    Chanel No. 19
    Comme des Garons Calamus
    Comme des Garons Lily
    Comme des Garons Lime
    Creed Feuille Verte
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Green Valley
    Demeter Grass, Firefly, Ivy, others
    Dior Dioressence
    Dior Miss Dior
    Diptyque L'Eau Trois
    Diptyque Philosykos
    Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'Eau
    Diptyque Oyedo
    Diptyque Philosykos
    Diptyque Virgilio
    Eau d'Italie Magnolia Romana
    Estee Lauder Aliage
    Estee Lauder Azuree
    Estee Lauder Emerald Dream
    Estee Lauder Private Collection
    Frederic Malle Angeliques Sous La Pluie
    Fresh Cucumber Baie
    Givenchy III
    Gobin Daud Sve Exquise
    Gobin Daud Sous le Buis
    Gres Cabochard
    Gres Cabotine
    Gucci Envy
    Guerlain Chamade
    Guerlain Angelique Noire
    Guerlain Herba Fresca
    Guerlain Mentafollia
    Guerlain Sous le Vent
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Guerlain Vol de Nuit
    Hampton Sun Privet Bloom
    Herms Concentre D'Orange Verte
    Herms Eau d'Orange Verte
    Herms Eau des Merveilles
    Herms Un Jardin en Mditerrane
    Herms Sur le Nil
    Ineke Balmy Days & Sundays
    Ineke Derring-Do
    Jacomo Silences
    Jean Couturier Coriandre
    K de Krizia
    Kai
    Lancome Climat
    Lancme de Lancme
    L'Artisan Jacinthe des Bois
    L'Artisan Verte Violette
    LUSH Go Green
    Marc Jacobs Grass
    Michael Storer Stephanie
    Miller et Bertaux no. 3 Green Green Green
    Miller Harris Jasmin Vert
    Nanadebary Green
    Ormande Jayne Champaca
    Profumo Oak Moss
    Sage Machado Sage
    Shiseido Relaxing Fragrance
    Sisley Eau de Campagne
    Stila Jade Blossom
    The Different Company Charmes et Feuilles
    Thymes Fig Leaf & Cassis
    Vicky Tiel's Ethere
    Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
    Yves Rocher Fracheur Vgtale de Bambou
    Yves Saint Laurent - Y

    GREEN NOTE SOURCES
    Aloe
    Angelica
    Artemesia
    Bamboo
    Boxwood
    Clover
    Cucumber
    Evergreen (pine, juniper)
    Fig Leaf
    Galbanum
    Grass
    Green Pepper
    Green Tea
    Herbs (basil, dill, mint, rosemary, sage, thyme, tarragon)
    Ivy
    Oak Moss
    Rhubarb
    Tomato Leaf
    Vetiver
    Violet Leaf

    EXAMPLES OF GREEN CROSSOVERS

    Aldehydic-green: Ma Griffe, Climat, Infini, PR Calandre
    Ambery-green: EL Private Collection
    Animalic-green: ?
    Aquatic-green: Un Jardin Apres La Mousson
    Aromatic-green: TDC Charmes et Feuilles, Creed Green Valley
    Chypre-green: Jean-Louis Scherrer, JC Coriandre, Miss Dior, Inoui, Eau du Soir, Balmain Ivoire, Balmain de Balmain, No. 19, Profumo Oak Moss
    Citrus-green: Mandragore, CdG Lime, JM Lime Basil & Mandarine
    Floral-green: Michael Storer Stephanie, CdG Lily, YSL Paris Roses des Vergers
    Fougere-green: Penhaligon English Fern
    Fresh-green: Grey Flannel, Green Irish Tweed
    Fruity-green: Diptyque Philosykos, Ebba Miss Marisa
    Gourmand-green: SJP Covet, Prescriptives Calyx
    Green on green: Nanadebary Green, Miller et Bertaux Green Green & Green
    Minty-green: Ava Luxe Moroccan Mint Tea, Guerlain Mentafolia & Herba Fresca
    Oriental-green: Vetiver Oriental
    Spicy-green: Elizabeth Arden Spiced Tea, Lorenzo Villoresi Spezie
    Vanillic-green: Guerlain Angelique Noir
    Woody-green: Fresh Sandalwood Vert
    Green fruity floral: Molinard de Molinard
    Last edited by Quarry; 28th June 2009 at 07:09 PM.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Hot diggity!!! My day has come!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Ooh the excitement! I'm not around on SnSS (away for a weekend in Devon with my Dad and family) but am excited for Green day. Hoping my Vol de Nuit will be here in time, but otherwise will have to try and sort out No19 and Cristalle in time.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Really looking forward to this one. I have multiple green(ish) scents that would all do nicely, including a few not mentioned yet...

    Guerlain Homme
    L'Artisan Fleur de Liane
    Varvatos Artisan
    Annick Goutal Matin d'Orage
    Axe Kilo Body Spray

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    I see a lot of crossover with chypres, that makes sense since chypres often have 'green' notes and accords. I think I'll break out something special for this Sat.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    It's so nice to see our male contingent gearing up. Would you dears remind the rest of your ilk in your SotD threads about SnS prior to that day? Thank you.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    I love the SnS saturdays when it's a category I don't wear much and don't know enough about. Greens is one of them. This is the category I always associate with Quarry, who is in lots of ways my scent-opposite (though she's one of my best biddies on the site). Yet I have found we share a massive love of Molinard de Molinard so I will trust her judgement and will be wearing something amazing that she sent me: Demeter Firefly (and not just because I loved the tv show...).

    So good to have these days. I love thinking.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    I agree, Wordbird!

    I've said it several times in my SnS posts that I like pushing myself, wearing something that I normally wouldn't. More often than not, I'm surprised with the results and enjoy the challenge. This month is no exception, because I don't wear much green stuff (at least in the traditional sense). But I have a few options this time that I'm thinking over ...

    It will be fun!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Firefly was the best. (Haven't sniffed the scent though).

    Hoo boy, providing I remember to join in and don't get disoriented with other things, I'll have plenty to choose from for this. Would have put Miller Harris Terre de Bois in this category too, and maybe even AG Le Chevrefeuille (due to its flower-stem note). But Mmmmmmandragore is calling my name. Might even wear it tomorrow. That's one lovely beastie.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    This is your big chance to get a shot of Lauder 'Azuree' You won't be sorry!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    LEAF it to YEW, Quarry, Queen of GREEN, to post a VERTually endless list of choices. This will be an inFERNally difficult task! I'm so glad that we have a little THYME left to ROOT around and look FIR something beauTEAful to wear!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    LEAF it to YEW, Quarry, Queen of GREEN, to post a VERTually endless list of choices. This will be an inFERNally difficult task! I'm so glad that we have a little THYME left to ROOT around and look FIR something beauTEAful to wear!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Someone should be PUN-ished.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    Someone should be PUN-ished.
    I know. Sorry. I'm in a mood.

    A GREEN mood!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    That's a helpful list, Quarry, thanks! Hmm...what to wear?

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    I will be wearing the evergreen Geoffrey Beene Bowling Green as I did as SotD and probably Guerlain Eau de Guerlain also..
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Many thanks for the fabulous list, Quarry!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    My first time participating but I won't be at home July 4th .I'll no doubt be wearing Vol De Nuit .
    Quarry- your list was a godsend.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Woohoo! Green! Waving my pom-poms, over here! Lessee, Philosykos or Moroccan Mint Tea... or one of my samps? *Ponder, ponder*

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    ooooh this post makes me want Nanadebary Green even more *sigh*

    but my vintage Vent Vert parfum & Creed Aubepine Acacia have arrived just in time

    not to mention my Eau de Camille.....of course i also love my 2nd formulation Vent Vert parfum & edt.....

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    I just put on Murasaki and looked it up on Perfume Intelligence where it is listed as a fresh GREEN FLORAL.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    2 excellent contemporary feminine green scents are:

    L'Artisan Fleur Di Liane (delicious aquatic leafy green floral)
    Bond no.9 Gramercy Park (sweet aromatic leafy green scent)

    Another excellent feminine-unisex Green-floral-gourmand, that I think many are unaware of (one I find particularly delicious on the dry down):

    Kiehl's Forest Rain (wet leafy scent that progresses into spring floral dries to long-lasting almond extract scent, delicious)

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Of course, if you check my warddrobe, you'll see my favorite masculine/unisex green scents.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Oh, but Dullah, you have no icon to click so we might see your green wardrobe.

    I'll be nervy and copy a previous post of yours for all the world to see.

    You won't find better Ivys than Paul Smith Story or Eau De Lierre imo.
    Sander for men has ivy in the notes, but it's more of a young spicy scent, with some sweetness and green bay leaf. Profumum Victrix is similar to Sander in it's spicyness and Bay Laurel Leaf.

    If you haven't tried Creed Original Vetiver, it is required IMO, my favorite green scent. And since you like Mugler, this is a shoe in, as it adds dozens of extremely natural citrus/spice/ginger/woody notes over the top of that green leafy mugler heart. The other subtly-sweet "green" vetivers (most vetivers are brown imo) are Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver, Zara Vetiver, and Tauer Vetiver Dance. CDG's Vettiveru has some green, but also alot of brown, but I'll mention it as it's not totally brown, not sweet either.

    And since you mentioned that you're looking for sweeter ones, I'd say Gramercy Park is an excellent try, but you might find it too sweet/feminine. If it's not too feminine, also try L'Artisan Fleur Di Liane, but I'm expecting both of these too feminine if you like Story. Nonetheless, all the green bonds are sweet, Central Park, Bleecker Street, and to a lesser extent Riverside Drive (dominated by pineapple with less green than the other 2), and even Eau De New York, which hasa nice light green tucked behind all the citrus. Another citrus frag with some mild greenness is Caraceni's Ivy League, but I felt the bottle was misleading, as any greeneness is dominated by synthetic citrus, and synthetic "girly dishsoap Florals", but maybe try it just incase.

    On the cheap side, Bowling Green is the 1 "older" green I liked, so I'd recommend trying that, even though it's no sweeter than Story. Mind you, I dislike Paco Rabanne, and nearly all of the pine scents, with the exception of Creed Epicea, which is unique. But of all the older green scents, Bowling Green I think smells the least dated, and it's dirt cheap. Recommended.Then I'd Say both Givenchy Greenergy and Miracle Homme L'Aquatonic are in your future. Both These frags are moderately/pleasantly sweet, and loaded with the grassy/dandelion/wildflowers type green note. Greenergy adds Citrus/greenaplle type smell to the dandelion field, and L'Aquatonic adds alot of wet lettuce/celery/rhubarb. Neither has as much synthetic galbanum-type green as Mugler, but both are slightly sweeter and more natural-smelling.

    Even though, it's not sweet, Sisley Eau De Campagne is another required try. There is no better leafy smell than this. Period. If you like that one green note in Armani Eau pour homme, but dislike the '80s smell, and want the lemon toned down, with a whole lot more uber-natural green leafy goodness, Eau De Campagne is perfect. It is perfectly unisex, without being sweet, and versatile to boot.

    While none are sweet, or particularly good imo, out of all the definitively green Lacoste scents, the exception, is Lacoste Booster, which is good/ok. It smells mildly medicinal, green-leafy, with a very strong, very distinctive Wintergreen note. Wintergreen is very different than other mints, if you haven't smelled it b4.

    Back to sweet scents, Davidoff Goodlife, while not for me, is very green with Fig leaf, and sweet as well, the premium equivalent to this is Profumum Ichnusa, but both require the liking of fig leaf/fig wood (not the actual fruit, which I do like). Diptyque Philsykos is another better green fig alternative, although again, not for me.

    Others have made the excellent recommendation of Creed Green Valley, and this is both sweet (too much for some), and very green. A mellow, speckled green field, with some tan and white mixed in. Wonderful scent. Another excellent green Creed is Creed Selection Verte, the longevity is awful, but it's a must test, for reference if nothing else. Nothing does Minty-green-citrus better. The cheaper alternative is Jacques Fath Green Water, which has a very similar minty-green-citrus top, a green leafy-herbal heart, but is anchored at the bottom by a very very real Oakmoss note(surprisingly), of which Selection Verte has none, or any base for that matter. lol

    Another good recommendation for sweeter green scent Was CDG Calamus, which I equate to eating a giant powdered donut in a field of greens & wildflowers, very very unique and interesting scent.

    Should be a long, very enjoyable test run. ENJOY!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    I'm just about salivating from reading all these descriptions. Dullah, I'm so glad that you are fond of Fleur de Liane. It's a favorite of mine. The descriptions I'm reading for CDG Calamus and Kiehl's Forest Rain are very intriguing. I'm going to have to try them!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Just checked out Quarry's fabulous list -- thank you, Quarry!

    Looking forward to Green Saturday, y'all. . . .

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Quote Originally Posted by 3xasif View Post
    hm, green? where's Odysseusm? hey Ody!
    Good call! I sent him a PM with a link to this thread. Let's hope he sees this thread in time!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    So I'm a day early....

    Estee Lauder Private Collection Jasmine White Moss

    Notes: Black Currant Bud Absolute, Galbanum Absolute, Bergamot Absolute, Aerin's Jasmine Sambac Absolute, Este's Ylang Ylang Absolute, Este's Jasmine Absolute, Violet, Orange Flower Absolute, Orris, Patchouli Heart Absolute, Vetiver Absolute, White Moss Mist Absolute (an Este Lauder exclusive)

    The notes list is a green floral chypre lover's dream, and this fragrance truly delivers. The top notes start with bright citrus and galbanum, a combination of stem and fruit. The citrus is not especially juicy, rather, it gives a fresh, sunny effect. The galbanum is not overly bitter or strong, and has somewhat of a grassy smell. There is a urinous edge to the top notes, probably from the black currant bud. It does not offend, though, and ends up being more of a support note to evoke the softly indolic florals to come. Soon after application, a Diorella-like overripe melon note emerges. The meaty quality of the melon note is quite a bit more subdued than in Diorella, and is also not nearly as deep. Along with the overripe melon, a beautiful star jasmine comes forth. I am not sure I have ever smelled a Jasmine fragrance that truly captures the scent of the blossoms from a living star jasmine plant, so I find this quality extremely enticing. Star jasmine has a heavenly odor, and to capture it in a fragrance that can be enjoyed even when the blossoms are out of season is impressive.

    The mid notes carry the overripe fruit and jasmine, and are joined by some moss and powder. This is a lovely direction for the fragrance to take as the powder note brings a little bit of sweetness to the already ethereal greens and white florals. I imagine there must be some vanilla here, although it is not listed. The Jasmine stays heady but fresh, and never takes on a rotten tone as some jasmine absolutes do. The drydown is not overly herbal, in fact, I can't really discern any vetiver per se. To my nose, the base seems to be about orris, subtle moss, vanilla and maybe some light resins such as benzoin. Projection is moderate, and longevity is good--a liberal morning application lasted well into the afternoon, and the scent lasted 24 hours on paper. This fragrance is a must try for fans of Chanel Cristalle, Parfums de Nicolai Le Temps d'une Fete, L de Lubin, Dior Eau Sauvage and already mentioned, Diorella. While it does not capture my heart in the same way that Le Temps d'une Fete or Diorella does, I find that JWM outperforms Cristalle EDT/EDP and Eau Sauvage for longevity. Compositionally it develops with grace and ease, unlike the re-release of L de Lubin.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Asha, is this current formula or vintage?

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Kumquat--it is the newest EL release. Here is a link:

    http://www.esteelauder.com/product/m...ORY_ID=CAT1432

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Ah ha, I was thinking of the first Private Collection. This could get confusing!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Lubin L de Lubin (re-release)

    Notes: Sicilian Lemon, Calabrian Bergamot, white Gardenia, black pepper, ylang ylang, Egyptian Jasmine, May rose, iris and lily, cloves, Tonka bean, Rosewood, Patchouli, Mysore Sandalwood, Heliotrope, Vanilla and Musk (from luckyscent.com)

    The first time I tried L de Lubin, I thought I had stumbled across a cleaner, more modernized version of Dior Diorella. Immediately after spraying, LdL has a plastic and peppery hairspray note. Thankfully this fades fast, but there are times when I get the impression of plastic. Thankfully, LdL mostly goes on with juicy lemon, perfect in that it does not seem like an edible lemon dessert or any kind of furniture polish. In the top notes there are also some slightly sweet white florals, subtle peppery spice and a hint of vanilla. It is quite gorgeous when first applied (after the alcohol dries), and even has that Diorella meaty melon note. LdL also has some resemblance to the simultaneously dry-sweet lemon-vanilla accord from Guerlain Habit Rouge EDC. The spices add an interesting zing without being heavy--they complement the citrus notes and add some continuity as the fruity lemon fades.

    The top and mid development lasts around 40-60 minutes, and then LdL becomes much less compelling. The drydown is nothing special--vanilla, non-descript musk, some tart synthetic fruit notes (must be the Heliotrope) and some lightly lingering mixed florals. At this point, it smells so much like a common designer fragrance that I completely lose interest. Where did all the good stuff go? Needless to say, while there is hardly anything offensive about the base notes of LdL, the best parts of this fragrance do not last nearly long enough.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Geez guys, I won't be around tomorrow, but will be in Safari to start, then will test Calamus on one arm in the afternoon, and Premier Figuier Extreme on the other. That about covers bases for me I think. Maybe do Ivoire for bedtime.....Have fun everyone! Can't wait to read in on Monday. :wave:
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    Sinfonia di Note Saveur d'Artichaut EDP

    Notes: bergamot, aromatic notes, basil, moss, artemisia, wood notes (from luckyscent.com)

    Saveur d'Artichaut starts very green and soapy, and more along the lines of a refreshing EDT or cologne splash rather than an EDP. The green notes are mostly herbal--basil, artemisia/wormwood and perhaps some lavender or rosemary. The licorice-like notes of the artemisia are dry and woody, more like the aromatic leaves and stems of the artemisia plant. The soapy note fades rather quickly, although remains as a low buzz behind the herbal melange. There is something warming this fragrance a little--perhaps some spices such as pepper or coriander. The herbal stage is really inviting, and unfortunately develops much too quickly, even on paper. In the mid development, Sd'A takes on some earthy tones such as moss, non-descript woods and a sweet ambery musk. The basil becomes much less bright, mellowing to be more juicy or resin-like, and the billowy artemisia helps to keep the whole composition soft and diaphanous. In the drydown, there are also some faint leather and nutty chypre-like notes. I find Sd'A to be a quiet, refreshing and pleasing scent. I am not swept away by fuss and thunder, rather I am enveloped in an ephemeral cloud of subtle garden aromas. It is a bit disappointing that the longevity is so short, and unfortunately, the drydown is not terribly original. Overall, I am left wanting much more.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    I'm starting the day in the beautiful Mandragore (and feel as though I'm cheating because I can't really say much more about this scent - it's a great, fresh citrus/ginger/crisp sort of thing, seems to suit me well, seems to uplift spirits and be particularly wonderful, like a tonic, in hot, muggy weather).

    However, I do have a sample of OJ Champaca, which I have already dabbed on before and may crack open again for a sniff & speak later today.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    (Being a repeat of the SotD post)
    GREEN DAY!! Perfect excuse (as if one were needed) to revel in my beloved FIGS.

    So I am going to wear as many of them in succession as the longevity of each will allow! (Are you with me?)

    Starting off with double threat....

    (Anthousa Fig and Vetiver)
    a lovely, creamy (figs? vetiver?) snagged sans box for fifteen clams at Marhsalls a while back. I never think to grab for it when I'm craving figs (it's nestled among non figs in a glass jewel box) and it is just SO satisfying. It's the fruit of the fig with a barely floral hint (can anyone tell me what fig blossoms smell like?) and the vetiver is retiring and friendly.

    I will share my other figs as this Independence Day progresses.....
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    This is terrific, certainly a subject near and dear to my heart.
    Today I am in Rome, so I spritzed a Roman acquisition -- V Victor. Victor is so available here, and so hard to find in North America (apart from acqua di selva). I also bought Fresco, to complete my triumvirate of Silvestre, V and Fresco. They are all in green bottles. V Victor is a citrusy green scent, kind of soapy. Fresco has some affinities with Silvestre, a fresher version of that majestic powerhouse.
    the weather is more than 30 with high humidity so light is the way to go. Tonight, after a siesta, I will splash a little travelling Sisley Eau de Campagne, that is certainly a very green scent.
    Ciao from Roma!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    I am in Geoffrey Beene Bowling Green this morning. Just a huge green opening that stops you dead in your tracks and demands immediate and full attention. Lemon and Bergamot team up to give a citrus blast that cannot be denied. Later Pine, Cinnamon and Cardamom appear along with a now continuous strong citrus background well into the woodsy Moss and Cedar prominent basenotes. All in all a delicious ride in the Green Machine that seems to last on me for about 6+ hours.

    Top Notes
    Bergamot, Lemon, Basil, Juniper


    Middle Notes
    Lavender, Cardamom, Pine, Jasmin, Cinnamon, Artemisia


    Base Notes
    Patchouli, Moss, Cedar, Amber, Sandal, Fir
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    I look forward to mowing through this thread later for new green ideas.

    Just to be different, today I'm wearing a souvenir from a visit to Parfumerie in Kentucky last October (trip & pix). The scent, My Racing Heart, was created to celebrate horse racing and Kentucky's famed Bluegrass. MRH smells mild, fresh and green. No notes are provided by the perfumer, and I can't even say whether or not clover, cucumber, blackcurrant bud, galbanum, angelica or ivy is present, but I'd believe you if you told me one or more of them is.

    I think only exquisitely_me and bluesoul would know this pleasant scent as they're not far from Chenoweth, Ky. (Hey, kids, be sure to stay in touch about our Chicago get-together.)
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Estee Lauder Private Collection Jasmine White Moss

    Asha's commentary is absolutely SUPERB! (Truly one of her most thoughtful reviews to date! ) So as far as my own personal opinion goes: Jasmine White Moss strikes me as a modern take on Diorella. Of course I adore the jasmine here, and the vibrant lemony green opening simply sparkles! The greens in the dry down hold onto it's freshness, preventing this fine frag from becoming too wooded or heavy...many thanks to An_Oud_Girl for providing me with this gorgeous floral green chypre sample! She's right, I love it! I want a bottle of my very own.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Taolady, Anthousa Fig & Vetiver is so unappreciated! such a creamy & nose tingling fig. i adore this one- sadly my daughter appropriated this one, i would love to stumble upon another bottle!

    i did test EL Jasmine White Moss this past week....and was sadly disappointed. on me it was Chanel Cristalle with a weird floral note. side by side testing with EL on one arm & Cristalle on the other....and getting random SAs to sniff while i shopped- at first they thought it was the same scent, then a slightly wrinkled nose at the EL and comments about the arm with Cristalle were "this one is prettier" "this one sparkles"....i gave my sample of the EL to my friend, hopefully it will work on her!

    i was going to wear Creed Aubepine Acacia but its a cool breezy day, better suited to my Vent Vert edt, perhaps with a dab or two of VV parfum.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Green frags are not usually my thing but as Shades points out, SnS days are a nice opportunity to venture from the tried and true. Watch out, I'm goin' in!

    My pick today is Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'eau. This has a fresh, tangy, almost bitter green right up top which is soon joined by a jammy rose that smooths and softens the austerity of the greenness. The official notes are listed simply as blackcurrant leaves and rose, but after about an hour or so I am also getting a nice bit of musk and I think some ambergris as well. The overall effect is one of walking in a rose garden after a sudden shower on a cool summer evening, green leaves crushed underfoot releasing their scent to mingle with that of damp roses, their petals beaded with raindrops. This is a quite charming fragrance and, truth be told, a rather refreshing change of pace for this staunch oriental wearer.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    I'm starting the day with two greenies I've wanted to sample (thank you to those who shared them with me!). On the right hand, Miller et Bertaux Green, Green, Green, & Green. On the left hand, Comme des Garcons Series 1 Leaves: Lily.

    The Green X 4 is too unrelentingly green for me. I find myself wanting a little earth, floral, or even fruit in the mix. I'm learning that I need a little (just a touch!) of sweetness with my green, or it feels out of balance for me.

    The CdG Lily, on the other hand, is perfectly Goldilocks on me. Just right!
    However, though it's pretty and comfortable to wear, I don't find it particularly compelling.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Anthousa having left the room, time to re-green with my FIRST love...

    Figue Amere
    ...salt air and sturdy fig trees abloom on the cliffs of the Mediterranean....
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Greenday

    wearing my recently repurchased vibrant Cristalle on my left arm and my aldehydic green Calandre on my right

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Nice reading so far everyone!

    Well, I have already spent my day in a pretty green scent (L'Artisan L't en Douce), but I will now join you all in one of my favorite greens. This is Annick Goutal's Le Chvrefeuille, part of their soliflore line that focuses on single notes.

    Le Chvrefeuille to me embodies dewy summer mornings when the sun is rising, nature awakens and the temperature is perfect. Its honeysuckle is tender and not really a classic floral note, in that it is joined by the stem and some citrus to make it more bright and grassy. Although it's a light scent I find the longevity quite okay.

    Sometimes fragrances with green notes can be a bit sharp or turn sour but that isn't the case here. The juice slowly becomes a little sweeter but doesn't lose its spark. Le Chvrefeuille is a happy, very natural smelling scent and I'm sure quality ingredients were used, in keeping with Goutal's tradition. On hot days like we have here today it is a joy to refresh yourself in this and remember the more early and delicate moments of summer.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Chanel No 19 edt is my green choice today!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    From Quarry's most excellent list, I'll take Yves Rocher Fracheur Vgtale de Bambou.

    Top Notes: Green tea, Cypress
    Middle Notes: Peppermint, Honeysuckle
    Base Notes: Bamboo

    Nothing earth-shattering here, but it's a very clean summer scent. I usually comment that it reminds me of a nice shampoo, which is a positive association for me, but may not be for others.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Hi all!

    I've been having a surprisingly hard time picking a green for today, so I'm doing different morning and afternoon scents. My SOTM is Elizabeth W Leaves.



    Honestly, this is a bit more floral than green, a really nice mix of violet and rose with a solid green leafiness backing it up. Cedar and amber are the base and contribute to a nice smelling-the-whole-plant-not-just-the-flowers vibe.

    The top is remarkably similar to Lutens Sa Majestie Le Rose (spelling?). You could do waaaaaayyy worse for $30...

    (In honor of full disclosure, I should admit that I'm wearing the room spray , but it's just a watered down version of the actual parfum, so the notes are the same....)
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    So far today, I'm wearing Pucci Vivara...



    It's sweet white flowers on a bed of crisp green galbanum, warm and sunny like a summer day. I love this fragrance.

    And oh my gosh, guys, I am dying to try Private Collection Jasmine & White Moss! I hope my Nordies over here carries it.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Ormonde Jayne - Woman

    When I put this on now, I have a sense of nostalgia since I have worn it off & on last winter.
    I have a curious pleasant ache in my stomach. It is such a beautiful scent, it actually almost breaks my heart.
    It just has greenery beyond belief and I feel nature being drawn upward from my soul. I feel for a moment like Snow White in the Disney movie
    when she is encircled by the little birds & creatures of the forest as she sings her happy, lilting song of the morning.
    I know it's corny, but this scent really makes me feel good!







    Top: Cardamom, Coriander, Grass Oil

    Heart: Black Hemlock, Violet, Jasmine Absolute

    Base: Vetiver, Cedar, Amber, Sandalwood
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte EDT

    Notes: honeysuckle accord, magnolia, lemon, bergamot, neroli, jasmine, abstract white flowers (from NowSmellThis)

    On first application, Cristalle Eau Verte has a blend of citrus notes, orange, grapefruit and bergamot, spiked with a bit of pepper. After the juice dries, it seems more watery without being ozonic or aquatic. There is some vague soapyness which lends a bitter tinge, and overall the impression is clean and bright, almost like a traditional Eau de Cologne. It is indeed "fresh" in the sense that the watery quality combines with the soapyness to give a just washed effect. Most of the citrus accord (except for what now seems to be lemon) fades rather quickly as the white florals develop. The fresh soapyness is still going strong, and unfortunately is a bit too reminiscent of household products. In fact, this accord gets a bit sickening in the middle development--lemon, soap and some kind of Fresh Breeze type room spray comes to mind. The florals are really overwhelmed by this "fresh" accord, so much so that I can barely even detect a faint bouquet, let alone individual floral notes. The drydown is great, though, and seems to be the base accord from Chanel's own Bel Respiro--a lovely musk and some lingering herbal notes. Longevity is short and projection is extremely mild--CEV becomes almost a skin scent within 30 minutes. If I were to choose, I'd skip this one all together and get Bel Respiro.


    Chanel Bel Respiro EDT

    Notes: crushed leaves, rosemary, thyme, rose, lilac, hyacinth, green tea, aromatic grasses, myrrh, leather (from NowSmellThis)

    Bel Respiro starts with bergamot, pepper, rosemary, lavender, galbanum, faint powdery vanilla or tonka and soap. I am impressed at the relative complexity right out of the gate--Bel Respiro's top notes have a lovely balance, green and refreshing. Any potential harshness the herbs might take on is kept in check and tempered with some mild sweetness from the vanilla, and the soapy note stays staunchly in the background (which in my opinion is where it belongs). As the herbal notes expand and thin out, the florals and vanilla become more apparent. Still, the herbs lend a lovely green background to the floral blend, giving the impression of a well tended garden. To be sure, Chanel's interpretation of a garden does not involve dirt, compost, vegetables or any other earthy garden delights. What comes across in BR is the refinement of the aromatic foliage and blossoms--fruits of the garden after all the gardeners have gone home. The florals are blended, so it is difficult to discern between varietals, although to my nose a soft and subtle rose is in the mix. The base is a very nice (read "not cheap") sweet ambery musk, vanilla and faint herbs. BR is a joy to experience, although it develops much too quickly on skin. Development can be slowed a bit when applied to paper or cloth. The sillage is not strong, as to be expected with an EDT. Despite a short development, this one is worth a try, and maybe also a full bottle.

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    PdN Le Temps d'une Fete for me just now, but reading kumquat's post kicked in an Ormonde Woman craving that I will satisfy later on today.

    Le Temps d'une Fete -- where do I begin?

    (Courtesy the BN directory) Top Notes: Galbanum, Lentisc, Opoponax, Oakmoss; Middle Notes: Narcissus, Hyacinth, Daffodil, Styrax; Base Notes: Oakmoss, Sandalwood, animalic notes

    The top notes in this give off a cold but still approachable green sheen even after the scent makes contact with my skin. After about 15 minutes on my skin, Le Temps d'une Fete takes on a creamy aspect balanced with a ton of flowers and greenery -- but more in the manner of standing near a garden, not in it. I think the oakmoss really steps forward in the aftermath of the scent, giving it a beautiful gravitas. I always get at least a good twelve hours of wearing time, no matter the weather, and in very hot weather (such as now) it can surprisingly be a bit overpowering (for me). All in all, though, an exquisite perfume.

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    Leesee, that sounds lovely. And Kumquat, your evocative description of OJ Woman makes me crave it, too. Wish my sample weren't several hundred miles away right now!

    I did pack my sample of the oddball mix of green beans & violets that is

    The Unicorn Spell
    by LesNez (2006)

    I have switched to this one for the rest of the day. On me, The Unicorn Spell starts exactly like very fresh raw string beans. Snap and sniff and you are there! After a few minutes, it's violets -- I think I smell violet leaf AND violet flowers -- set in a woody background. For me this fragrance is not wearable enough to warrant a bottle purchase, but it's pretty and a lot of fun! And sometimes pretty & fun is just the ticket!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe

    Notes: absinthe, star anise, dry pine, cistus, angelica flower, blackcurrant buds, clove, ginger, nutmeg, patchouli, pepper, pine needles, fir balsam (from luckyscent.com)

    When I first apply Fou d'Absinthe, I smell mint, menthol, spices such as clove, rosemary, artemisia, pine and aromatic woods. The opening is very compelling--refreshing and bracing, although the herbs are heavily aromatic and a bit gruff. The overall impression is a mixture of conifer forest green and a mediterranean herb garden. The edginess of the conifer and herbal notes ease as the fragrance develops, and this allows the absinthe note to come out more--the fragrance becomes less "prickly" and more soft, with billowy wormwood wafts sharpened slightly with some anise to enhance the licorice-like effect. Eventually, Fd'A starts to smell a bit like traditional barbershop fragrance and more as I would expect from a fougere. Mixed spices start to take over the greenery--ginger, pepper, nutmeg, and a touch of clove. In the late middle development, Fd'A becomes more woody, along the lines of aromatic conifers such as spruce or pine, mixed with needles and cones from the respective trees. The artemisia stays constant throughout, and compliments the conifer notes very well. The aromatic woods extend to the drydown which is mostly a slightly sweet musk base. The drydown is not terribly impressive nor particularly unique. The best parts of Fou d'Absinthe are in the top and mid development, but there is nothing about the drydown that is offputting. It simply becomes a bit boring at the end, although I find it to be a rather solid fragrance composition overall.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    I took out a very special decant - Guerlain Sous le Vent - special because I love it and never seem to have $280 to buy it. Anyway, there are many different note lists for SLV. This is Mr.Guerlain's:

    Top: bergamot, lavender, tarragon
    Mid: jasmine, carnation, green notes
    Base: iris, oakmoss, woody notes, forest notes

    I've never experienced the original, only the re-release. Despite being called a chypre and containing oakmoss/bergamot I don't smell much chypre (little oakmoss, perhaps). SLV is very subtle, always speaking softly. The topnotes are very much bergamot and lavender, pungent yet restrained. These notes fade into the real star of the show, the carnation/jasmine/iris heart/base. Carnation itself is spicy and I have a feeling that other spices are among the unspecified 'green notes'. Again, nothing ever yells in SLV and the spiciness is in balance, helped by a large dose of iris that keeps everything powdery. Until today's wearing I'd never noticed much oakmoss, but because I sprayed on my arms to write this review I'm noticing new things. There are definitely some mossy/woody notes as the carnation fades.

    SLV does not present much sillage, but I do get at least 7-8 hours of longevity. This is a non-Guerinade scent for those of you who aren't fans. In fact SLV is among the driest Guerlains, along with Vega and Liu.

    This is my Holy Grail green scent.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    (luvvin' that Pucci bottle, Lilybelle - shades of the roaring 60's!!!....great collage Kumquat...who amongst us has not wanted to be dressed by birds??....and Leesee, I'm with you on Le Temps d'une Fete - near the top of my Lust List...

    But today I'm faithful to my figs, and for a hot afternoon it's the light and airy

    Molinard's Fleur de Figuier
    ...to quote myself: (ahem) "It is at once pungent - green and lightly, sweetly rounded - and bracing, and the essence (for me) of fig."
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Taolady, I need to start exploring fig scents. They seem so appealing in the abstract that surely they will also appeal to me "in the flesh."

    Haunani, I love The Unicorn Spell. It reminds me a little bit of the olfactory equivalent of eating Smarties, but in the best, best, best possible of ways.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 4, 2009 ★★★ GREENS

    Thanks, Taolady & Haunani, The large tree in the forest pic is a Black Hemlock,
    Ormonde Jayne's secret ingredient that makes it so special/unique.

    I took a shot of my own bottle, this is the edp, but I usually wear the parfum.



    I first thought it didn't matter much which one I wore, but after carrying a decant
    of the parfum and spraying it regularly, I am now thoroughly spoiled!
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