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    Default I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    For some reason I just haven't enjoyed any pure Green scents thus far on my fragrance journeys. It seems to be one of those genre's that just doesn't seem to hit the spot, or perhaps I haven't tried the right ones. If you want to see what I've tried, take a look at the tried section of my wardrobe. The closest thing I have tried that I've liked close to a pure Green scent has been the few Neroli and Vetivers. I want some hardcore green scent recommendations that are wonderful, please.

    Do you have any in mind?

    Some of Ayala Moriel's creations look interesting but I haven't tried them as of yet.
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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    It's not hardcore green, but I used to enjoy Frederic Malle Bois d'Orage. I had created a thread a while ago looking for similar requirements -- it had some great recommendations.

    I'm unable to find it atm though -- getting an error on search.


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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    Malle Bois d'Orage/French lover is a wonderful scent. sparkling and juicyat the same time..smells of tender green stems...the green accords subside towards mids though...

    you may want to try Byredo Green (dense accord of green with jasmine)

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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    I generally don't like them either, and I would caution you about forcing them on yourself, because you can give yourself a "chemical sensitivity" type of problem, and as I discovered, you then become super-sensitive to all smells for a while and have to avoid wearing most of your frags. I could only wear weak ones in tiny amounts for a couple of months.

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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    Ayala Moriel's stuff is good, though some of her green fragrances are a little strange - Gaucho is oddly sappy and botanical to my nose.

    How do you feel about powder notes? If you don't mind a heavy dose of them in the base, the top notes of Estee Lauder's Private Collection are just phenomenal. Chanel No. 19 is another readily-available classic that's worth trying.

    On the subject of green-florals, I find FM's En Passant - a lilac - true-to-life and gorgeous, SMN's Magnolia mellow and highly wearable, and Eau d'Italie's Magnolia Romana to be austere, complex, and fascinating.

    Though I can't wear it, Diptyque's L'Ombre dans L'Eau is an intensely tart, green, and sappy rose, and has its fans here. Similarly, Sisley's Eau de Campagne is a Herculean tomato leaf fragrance.

    I found Piver's Cuir de Russie a very mellow green fragrance, despite the leather in its name.

    I found FM's French Lover enjoyable in a crunchy fresh-vegetable way.

    Miller Harris has a nice herbal green fragrance in the curiously salty, Mediterranean Fleurs de Sel.

    I may be alone in this, but to my nose CdG's Hinoki had a nice green note that gave a nice feeling of life to its pure cedar. CdG also puts out Calamus, in their Leaves Series, which smells to me of new leaves and paper. The discontinued Mint actually only briefly smells of mint, quickly switching to a newly-mown lawn smell.

    Happy hunting!

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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    how did i forget - Diptyque Virgilio - one of my favorites!!

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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    "Hardcore green" might not be for you. I know it isn't for me. Give Mugler Cologne a try.

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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    Quote Originally Posted by jenson View Post
    how did i forget - Diptyque Virgilio - one of my favorites!!
    YES! That's an awesome one. I tried it in Miami. Kind of makes me sorry I passed up a trade someone offered me last year...

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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    Well you know tastes change - you may acquire a taste for green scents as you keep testing and trying. Never say never !
    I will suggest Guerlain Vetiver - if you are hesistant about green perfumes- I always do for green scents-Vetiver is fresh and utterly gorgeous.
    Also Nasomatto Absinth and Penhaligon 's English Fern - green and aromatic .
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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aerandir4 View Post
    For some reason I just haven't enjoyed any pure Green scents thus far on my fragrance journeys. It seems to be one of those genre's that just doesn't seem to hit the spot, or perhaps I haven't tried the right ones. ...
    Well, I made a list of some of my favorite green scents, plus some of the green scents I'd consider most "characteristic" of the genre, and guess what? Except for Chanel No. 19, it doesn't look like Aerandir4 has tried any of them yet. See, there's hope!

    So, here they are:

    Eau de Campagne
    Virgilio
    Bel Respiro
    Yerbamate

    Comme des Garçons Calamus
    Comme des Garçons Lily
    Devin
    Alliage
    Baïme
    Chèvrefeuille Original

    Annick Goutal Le Chèvrefeuille
    Givenchy III
    L'Ombre dans l'Eau
    Geranium pour Monsieur

    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Celadon
    Jardin de Kerylos
    L'Eau de Ryokuei
    Fleurs de Sel
    Magnolia Romana



    Oh, and can you tell I like green?
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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    A couple florals with a green aspect but where green isn't the main impression:
    Diptyque's L'Ombre dans L'Eau
    Givenchy Insensé
    And PdN Nicolai Pour Homme has a really nice gentle green lavender opening before it begins to warm up.

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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    My list of favorites:

    Chanel No.19 (all concentrations)
    Chanel Cristalle EDP
    Chanel Bel Respiro
    PdN Le Temps d'une Fete
    Guerlain Sous le Vent
    Guerlain Vol de Nuit (extrait)

    Notables:

    CDG Vettiveru
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Estee Lauder Private Collection (original)
    Miller Harris Fleurs de Bois
    Lez Nez The Unicorn Spell
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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    Good to see a few designer suggestions. Every time I see a thread about green frags, it seems like most of the suggestions are niche and >$100 a bottle. Not that there is anything wrong with expensive frags, but they aren't for everyone. Anyone have some other designer (or inexpensive niche) suggestions?

    Not trying to hijack the thread, of course. Just thought i would throw that in since there was already a green thread up.
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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    I second Eau de Campagne and Sous Le Vent. Both are green, but the resemblance immediately stops there. Eau de Campagne is a screaming green, so I'm not sure you'll like it but it's worth a try as it's one of those "benchmark" fragrances - so unmistakably green it hurts. Sous Le Vent is barely green at all IMO, but it's often referred to as green. Its a straight up chypre, but I supposed it gets the green moniker because it's softer than most other chypres I've tried and has elements of basil and tarragon.
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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    Of course Eau de Campagne and Vol de Nuit ! Lovely !
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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    This is going to seem WAY off topic but it's not really. I was reading on the blog "Nowsmellthis" about a company in Australia that has marketed a scent that is supposed to calm you down that includes: The fresh calming aroma coming from pine trees, sequoia trees and meadows. It's extremely affordable so I ordered a bottle a couple of weeks ago and will post a review when I finally get it.

    Here is the web addy if interested: http://serenascent.com/index_files/Page371.htm

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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    I recall reading MPG's Parfum d'Habit described as "nuclear green" or "army surplus green". If you are looking for a hardcore green fragrance this is about as beastly as one can get. About as dark and brooding as a green fragrance can get. It's tough to find but worth it. Special stuff. Not your classic green fragrance but still applies.

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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Scooter View Post
    Good to see a few designer suggestions. Every time I see a thread about green frags, it seems like most of the suggestions are niche and >$100 a bottle. Not that there is anything wrong with expensive frags, but they aren't for everyone. Anyone have some other designer (or inexpensive niche) suggestions?

    Not trying to hijack the thread, of course. Just thought i would throw that in since there was already a green thread up.

    A very astute observation, actually! I believe this reflects the (sad) fact that green scents in general have largely failed to attain widespread public appeal and are hence not considered commercially viable by many designer houses. All hail Chanel and Estée Lauder for making some of the best greens!

    Which reminds me - I somehow forgot to mention Private Collection in my first response. Shame on me!

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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    I only have three fragrances in the Green family, but I love them: Yerbamate, Halston 1-12 and Devin.
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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    Quote Originally Posted by ohhmygod View Post
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    I've noticed Parfum d'Habit mentioned a couple of times here, and at the risk of being an unwelcome gadfly, I'll state that while I adore Parfum d'Habit, I would not describe it as a "green" scent - more of a dark, mossy leather with lots of vetiver and earthy patchouli. It does to me evoke a conifer forest atmosphere, but not classic green herbaceous notes like galbanum, tomato leaf, basil, violet leaf, ivy, etc.
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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    I forgot one too, Vibert: Les Nez The Unicorn Spell. Maybe I'll think of more later...

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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Scooter View Post
    Good to see a few designer suggestions. Every time I see a thread about green frags, it seems like most of the suggestions are niche and >$100 a bottle. Not that there is anything wrong with expensive frags, but they aren't for everyone. Anyone have some other designer (or inexpensive niche) suggestions?

    Not trying to hijack the thread, of course. Just thought i would throw that in since there was already a green thread up.
    I hear ya! My favorite green scent is probably Fleur de Liane by L'Artisan Parfumeur. Not cheap by any means. I'm nursing my sample to delay the sticker shock.

    Chanel no. 19 is really nice. I didn't realize how great a scent it is until I sniffed it in the store recently, and (for whatever strange reason) I saw it from a green perspective while suspending my normal view of the scent. I'm very funny that way with green notes. For instance, I thought that Varvatos Artisan was a kick-ass new green scent, until somebody (Joe P.?) pointed out the synthetic citrus notes. Yup - they were there. After I latched onto those, the fragrance lost its appeal.

    At the risk of sending Vibert into horrible memories (his review is priceless - you gotta check it out! ), I do love the green notes in Guerlain Homme.

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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    Something refreshing, bright green: Bond no 9 Gramercy Park..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vibert View Post
    I've noticed Parfum d'Habit mentioned a couple of times here, and at the risk of being an unwelcome gadfly, I'll state that while I adore Parfum d'Habit, I would not describe it as a "green" scent - more of a dark, mossy leather with lots of vetiver and earthy patchouli. It does to me evoke a conifer forest atmosphere, but not classic green herbaceous notes like galbanum, tomato leaf, basil, violet leaf, ivy, etc.
    Actually your fab' description of Parfum d'Habit has just convinced me that I must find a bottle a.s.a.p. ! (Which I was not being quite convinced when it was being described as a "green" scent) ... It sounds just perfect ! ... So thank you very much for that Vibert !
    (Now the only problem is actually being able to get my mits on a bottle ??!! (*Sigh* !)
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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    Quote Originally Posted by paintrman View Post
    This is going to seem WAY off topic but it's not really. I was reading on the blog "Nowsmellthis" about a company in Australia that has marketed a scent that is supposed to calm you down that includes: The fresh calming aroma coming from pine trees, sequoia trees and meadows. It's extremely affordable so I ordered a bottle a couple of weeks ago and will post a review when I finally get it.

    Here is the web addy if interested: http://serenascent.com/index_files/Page371.htm
    That sounds wonderful (and most useful too ! I could do with some of that !) ... And so very affordable to ! (Verging on the ridiculous even ! )

    However ... How, if ya don't mind me asking, did you manage to get it ??? ... I was under the impression that they did not mail internationally ??

    Do post your thoughts on it please ! ... I would be most interested in hearing your "assessment" of it !

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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    Something refreshing, bright green: Bond no 9 Gramercy Park..
    Or über-green - Bond no.9 Riverside Drive! How could I forget that one? "Leaf-zilla" - I think that's what Turin called it.
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    Default Re: I don't enjoy Green scents too much, recommend me some scents, Green lovers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Or über-green - Bond no.9 Riverside Drive! How could I forget that one? "Leaf-zilla" - I think that's what Turin called it.
    I'll be trying this one soon at Sephora here.. "Leaf-zilla" haha... that is a cute name he thought of

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