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    Default Best Green, Leafy Fragrances

    Don't know why this winter i'm wanting to discover some fragrances that are outside my usual choices, which include in general spicy, incensy, boozy, sweet fragrances. I'm interesting in exploring some fragrances that has a green, leafy, autumn aura. Fragrances that makes you think of fields or gardens, like Eau de Campagne from Sisley and Fleurs de Bois from Miller Harris.
    Which ones do you recommend me to test?

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    I'm always glad to see a GREEN thread.
    Eau de Campagne certainly fits the green, leafy mode.
    Another is Green, green, green and green by Miller & Bertaux.
    Note -- for me, green & leafy = spring rather than autumn.
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    vetiver (1948) creed if you can find it, guerlain has a vetiver too

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    Quote Originally Posted by odysseusm View Post
    I'm always glad to see a GREEN thread.
    Eau de Campagne certainly fits the green, leafy mode.
    Another is Green, green, green and green by Miller & Bertaux.
    Note -- for me, green & leafy = spring rather than autumn.
    Is Miller & Bertaux hard to find online? I have never saw this brand...
    I think that there is green spring and green autumn. The spring green to me has something slithgly sweet and colorful on the smell, while the autumn green is dark, restrained, dry.

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    Molinard's Rafale has a really nice fern quality that makes me think of big green leaves. It's simple but very calming and elegant in a way that grows on me.
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    i think i'm going to have to subscribe to this thread! i, myself, have found myself reaching for my bottle of mpg garrigue now that the temperatures have started rising here in (recently flooded) nashville and am glad to remember how nice and refreshing it is. i got a bottle of hermes concentree de orange vert and it's really, really nice! waiting on the creed boutique to get a shipment of selection verte, as it's my number one green summer scent thus far and i truly don't see myself ever being without some. also, try bond no. 9 central park if you can get a good price on it.

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    L'Artisan's Eau also seems to press the Eau de Campagne button for me. (Never tried the Miller & Bertaux).

    Amouage Ciel Man might be worth checking out - I find it related to MPG Garrigue (and GIT, which is great)

    Darker green, for me at least, would be French Lover (Bois d'Orage) from Malle.
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    My favorite green fragrance right now is Chanel No. 19 EdP: green with soft florals.

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    Default Re: Best Green, Leafy Fragrances

    The greenest, leafiest frag ever is Diptyque's Eau de Lierre.

    I also enjoy Green Green Green and Green, but I find it more herbal than leafy - more like bay leaves than green grass.
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    Default Re: Best Green, Leafy Fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by rogalal View Post
    The greenest, leafiest frag ever is Diptyque's Eau de Lierre.
    Nice to see I'm not alone in liking this one. I think this would be a definite buy for me in a hot climate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Nice to see I'm not alone in liking this one. I think this would be a definite buy for me in a hot climate.
    Good point. I forgot about Eau de Lierre. A great green indeed. So is Chanel No.19 that Supperman mentions.
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    Eau de Lierre -- I tried this a long time ago, I gotta try it again & have been thinking of doing just that.
    I don't know about the availability of M&B online, perhaps others can comment. I bought mine in a shop.
    rickbr's comment, "the autumn green is dark, restrained, dry" makes me think of Rainforest by Ayala Moriel -- quite an amazing dark green scent. It is profiled in the most recent Basenotes article about natural scents.
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    Default Re: Best Green, Leafy Fragrances

    Ayala Moriel does another green fragrance I quite like - Ayalitta, a very green chypre to my nose.

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    Grey Flannel. Too much green to handle.
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    Not sure if it's an autumn scent, but Diptyque's Philosykos smells EXACTLY like some kind of wet fig tree with a very very strong leaf/plant smell.

    Actually most of Diptyque's fragrances have a plant vibe to them apparently, I've only tried Philosykos though.

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    I enjoy Calandre. Grey Flannel and Narciso Rodriguez for Hime are also nice in small amount.

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    How About Escape? does it have worth to buy?
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    +3 on Chanel No. 19 edp. I don't do "green." Pretty much everything I have is an oriental or gourmand. But No. 19 is different. A sharp and bitter dark green that hangs around for a long time. A lovely rose and sandalwood appear after a while. So it's really a rose scent in the end, but you can't ever shake the "green." It's also a typical Chanel (read: aldehydes). For me the edp is nicely balanced, while the edt is too sharp and bitter.

    Also mentioned above is Hermes' Eau d'Orange Verte Concentree. I haven't tried the concentree, but the original is a nice dry green, but very fleeting.
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    Default Re: Best Green, Leafy Fragrances

    Bond No 9's Gramercy Park is an ivy laden leafy fragrance, one of the few Bonds I can connect with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrich View Post
    Bond No 9's Gramercy Park is an ivy laden leafy fragrance, one of the few Bonds I can connect with.
    That is a lovely scent, I like it a lot.
    A quirky dry green Bond No. 9 is Wall Street. Quirky in that it is supposed to smell like crisp green bank notes! I kind of like that too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    vetiver (1948) creed if you can find it, guerlain has a vetiver too
    How many vetivers does Creed carry? I have an impression that is more than one, don`t? I`ve tried one a time ago, and while it was green, grassy, it didn`t captivate me and didn`t last longe on me.

    Vetiver Guerlain is a great one, but it goes on me on a sweet direction that I want to avoid this time. I`ve been already curious to try the old vetiver and the extreme one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-dub View Post
    i think i'm going to have to subscribe to this thread! i, myself, have found myself reaching for my bottle of mpg garrigue now that the temperatures have started rising here in (recently flooded) nashville and am glad to remember how nice and refreshing it is. i got a bottle of hermes concentree de orange vert and it's really, really nice! waiting on the creed boutique to get a shipment of selection verte, as it's my number one green summer scent thus far and i truly don't see myself ever being without some. also, try bond no. 9 central park if you can get a good price on it.

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    I`ve already owned to MPG frags, Bois Turquie and Iris Bleu Gris, and while they were great, I couldn`t love them too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    L'Artisan's Eau also seems to press the Eau de Campagne button for me. (Never tried the Miller & Bertaux).

    Amouage Ciel Man might be worth checking out - I find it related to MPG Garrigue (and GIT, which is great)

    Darker green, for me at least, would be French Lover (Bois d'Orage) from Malle.
    Ciel is interesting, but to me is more like a citrus with some animalic touches and herbal undertones.

    Bois d`Orage makes me think of vegetables. On me the pimento note is easy to be detectable, and gives me a peppery, salty, leguminous feel that goes in a woody and patchouly direction. Something on Terre d`Hermes pure parfum seems distantly related to this one to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamid View Post
    How About Escape? does it have worth to buy?
    I have already owned a mini of Escape, and to me it`s more like fruity and citrus. But I don`t like it, on me it has a strange synthetic mix feeling of fruity apple juice and citrus shampoo =/ My fave CK until today is Crave, great for summer days

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    Quote Originally Posted by supperman View Post
    My favorite green fragrance right now is Chanel No. 19 EdP: green with soft florals.
    Which kind of soft florals? White ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by odysseusm View Post
    Eau de Lierre -- I tried this a long time ago, I gotta try it again & have been thinking of doing just that.
    I don't know about the availability of M&B online, perhaps others can comment. I bought mine in a shop.
    rickbr's comment, "the autumn green is dark, restrained, dry" makes me think of Rainforest by Ayala Moriel -- quite an amazing dark green scent. It is profiled in the most recent Basenotes article about natural scents.
    Maybe Rainforest is what I`m looking for so. I`ll see if i can find samples or decants of it online.
    Dark green scents, is what i`m looking for. Not so dark as Sycomore from Chanel, which I like but it`s so dry on me that makes it hard to wear sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Ayala Moriel does another green fragrance I quite like - Ayalitta, a very green chypre to my nose.
    Oh, green chypres would suits me well too. I like mossy balanced fragrances and it`d be interesting a mossy one with green notes.

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    An honorable mention goes to the now discontinued, yet affordably marketed Horizon by Guy Laroche (still available for fractions of the price tags most designer frags carry) as a classic, almost barbershop-like, restrained and conservative, very discreet and unobtrusive leafy-airy-marine frag (but not watery in the sense of most fashionable aquatics) with mature herbal and woody undertones

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