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    I love the scent of freshly cut grass: crispness of greens, unique scent of crushed clover leaves, hints of daffodil bitterness and a big dose of sunshine. Such wonderful summer scent! I tried a few frags, but nothing comes close - many have hints of grass as a second-class citizen, but not as a main attraction. Last time I asked a salesperson at Perfumania, another one overheard our conversation and exclaimed "Who wants to smell like grass!?" Well, I do. Can someone recommend anything of that kind? Minus the loan mower fumes, please.

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    Two that come to mind:

    Calvin Klein Truth- Clean grassy musk smell
    Paul Smith Story- A dirty grass smell with a hint of grapefruit.

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    I think Demeter has a fragrance called "grass".
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    I have not personally smelled this, but some people say 212 caroline hererra smells like grass or has a grassy vibe. I nver checked it out because i'm not a grass fan lol

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    Gap Grass
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    Check out L'Eau d'Artisan if you can.

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    The Art of Shaving's Lemon Eau de Toilette always reminded me of fresh cut grass.

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    Highline by Bond no.9
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    Fahrenheit is the smell of mowing a lawn of VERY lush grass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neurosis View Post
    Fahrenheit is the smell of mowing a lawn of VERY lush grass
    I think there is certainly some of the lawn mower fumes in Fahrenheit though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradW View Post
    I think there is certainly some of the lawn mower fumes in Fahrenheit though.
    Its like fresh cut grass with a rain of petroleum, all while there's a melon in the distance wondering what the hell is up with the weather

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    In my opinion, none of the frags mentioned so far can compare to the green leaves note in Xerjoffs Nio.
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    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver allways reminded me of fresh cut grass...being set on fire lol

    nothing bad about it tho

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    When I see a query like this, I always tend to think the OP specifically wants something that smells exactly like what they're asking in a very linear manner. Grass open, heart and base. Not sure if that's always the case.

    Demeter seems to have the market cornered on this kind of query.

    Having said that, wearing Versace L'Homme today which has opening notes like fresh cut grass that is fantastic. But of course, those notes fade soon and a whole variety of other stuff takes over.

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    I know this has already been said, but I second the Gap's Grass. It has been a while since I last smelled it, but I remember it smelling just like freshly mowed grass.

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    Grass by Gap

    I used to cut grass, for a summer vacation as a teenager, and the Gap scent recreates that cut-grass-carried-along-in-the-air just perfectly.

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    Fresh cut grass, clover, daffodils, sunshine?

    +1 for:
    L' Eau L' Artisan - green stems, flowers and grass.
    Sisley Eau de Campagne - cut grass then dried grass.
    Atelier Trefle Pur - clover & clean woods.
    Byredo Pulp - bitter green grass and green fig.

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    Azzaro's Pure Vetiver is extremely grassy. It's inexpensive, too, if there are discounters in your area such as Marshall's/Ross/TJ Maxx. About $12.99 for 2.5 oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bossa Nova View Post
    Azzaro's Pure Vetiver is extremely grassy.
    This one.

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    Lancome Hypnose Homme is quite grassy.

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    Buy a giant vial of Hexenol 3-cis.
    It's am exact synthetic analogue of the main substance that evaporates from blades of grass after they get sliced open.

    or f you want a scent featuring that note, surrounded by other notes:

    Original Vetiver
    Mugler Cologne
    Miracle L'Aquatonic
    Frank Los Angeles
    Jacques Fath Green Water 2008 formula
    Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre
    Gap Grass
    Demeter Grass
    Givenchy Greenergy
    Gendarme Green EDP
    Paul Smith Men
    Paul Smith Story

    Or if you want the CHEMLAWN variety:
    Azzaro Pure Vetiver (pure lawn chemicals)

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    Interesting that no-one mentioned Original Vetiver by Creed, which is fresh grass in a bottle.
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    Although you'd never expect it from the notes listed, L'Artisan's Navegar smells like grass to me.

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    +3 for Creed Original Vetiver
    it's like cut grass elegantly rendered with Ivory soap

    Mugler Cologne is the cheap alternate, but to me it is harshly redolent of chemicals-- you just cut the grass after Chemlawn came by, maybe

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    One other alternative might be Herba Fresca from Guerlain, which goes (essentially) Mint + Irish Spring Soap -> Irish Spring Soap + Fresh Cut Grass -> Cut Grass

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    Thank you for all the suggestions!

    Indeed, OP "Juice" is pretty close and I do like it (although the bottle design is not practical). Demeter is close too (I had a bottle), but too "alcoholic" and evaporates in mere minutes (as many of their scents).

    I will definitely try Gap "Grass" since it was mentioned a few times but will not try Bond since they threatened TPC (my favorite sample supplier) - their loss. Other suggestions also look interesting.

    212 has green notes indeed but is not grassy enough to me. Lancome "Hypnose" is even further away. My test notes on "Fahrenheit" read 'starts with green notes and turns into something rather strange that does not smell of cologne at all...' Everyone's nose is different, I know.

    cis-3-Hexen-1-ol suggestion sound very interesting too, The Good Scents Company sells it, I think I will give it a try. I see that many compounds in hexen family smell grassy, but all have poor longevity. Any other options?
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    Check out Lush's Grass showergel. I have it's not bad. CB I hate Perfume also makes a Grass accord
    worth checking out, maybe a sample first to see if you like it.

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    I definitely get a fresh cut grass note from Creed Original Vetiver but it is far from a pure note. Probably Demeter that someone suggested, I've never smelled that note pure myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapper View Post
    Interesting that no-one mentioned Original Vetiver by Creed, which is fresh grass in a bottle.
    I second the Hexenol 3-cis DULLAH mentioned. This can't be destilled from naturals. As CREED does not use chemicals, it would be pure chance to find just a hint on grass in any of their scents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    In my opinion, none of the frags mentioned so far can compare to the green leaves note in Xerjoffs Nio.
    I agree with ZZ on this. Everything you are looking for is exactly what Nio smells like.

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    Penhaligons English Fern
    Malle French Lover

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    @StylinLA- I think you're exactly right about Demeter. I always think the same thing. When people ask for something like "freshly cut grass" that's what they want. To direct these guys to a fragrance that has it as an almost invisible sub-note misses the point. Demeter may not have much snob appeal (or longevity, frankly) but they hit these single-notes right on the head and for the price you can afford to reapply often. Having said that, Rainkissed Leaves by Bath & Body Works would certainly be worth checking out.

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    I'll also second Sisley's Eau de Campagne.

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    ther'e's a Guerlain which gives the exact idea of the cut grass ...it's HERBA FRESCA (plus a note of mint )

    Also from Lanc˘me : TROPHEE, you have the impression to be on a golf with the grass short & green

    Green Water from J. Fath also ..but it has a note of mint which is rather pronounced (less in the vintage )

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    I'll add one for Mugler Cologne, as I haven't sampled the others listed. I love the fragrance.

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    for an ethereal, impressionistic, heady kind of take: LV Yerbamate

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    Christan dior higher

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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    Buy a giant vial of Hexenol 3-cis.
    It's am exact synthetic analogue of the main substance that evaporates from blades of grass after they get sliced open.

    or f you want a scent featuring that note, surrounded by other notes:

    Original Vetiver
    Mugler Cologne
    Miracle L'Aquatonic
    Frank Los Angeles
    Jacques Fath Green Water 2008 formula
    Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre
    Gap Grass
    Demeter Grass
    Givenchy Greenergy
    Gendarme Green EDP
    Paul Smith Men
    Paul Smith Story

    Or if you want the CHEMLAWN variety:
    Azzaro Pure Vetiver (pure lawn chemicals)
    Excellent suggestions.
    I'd add ď de Lancome Pour Homme as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Grass by Gap

    I used to cut grass, for a summer vacation as a teenager, and the Gap scent recreates that cut-grass-carried-along-in-the-air just perfectly.

    This sounds like exactly what I am looking for. However, after reading some of the reviews, it sounds like the bottle was discontinued and then reintroduced and doesn't capture that "cut-grass-carried-along-in-the-air" smell as well as it used to. So for those that mentioned Gap Grass in this thread (or anyone else familiar with this bottle), was that the older version or the newer version? And how well does the newer version capture it (assuming buying the older version will be near impossible)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blondex199667 View Post
    I'll also second Sisley's Eau de Campagne.
    Dunno how I forgot this one.....it's incredible.


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    I get it from Route du Vetiver.
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    +1 Creed OV and Mugler cologne. Both are so green and refreshing. Especially mugler

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    I get a fine cut grass accord in the new Gucci by gucci sport .

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    Creed Green Valley reminds me of fresh cut grass on a warm spring day.
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    I'm getting a grassy note in Creed Acier Aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJB View Post
    Creed Green Valley reminds me of fresh cut grass on a warm spring day.
    Exactly my sentiment.

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    A sea of grass? Well, there is Vent Vert by Balmain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neurosis View Post
    Its like fresh cut grass with a rain of petroleum, all while there's a melon in the distance wondering what the hell is up with the weather

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    Frederic Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire.

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    +1.to L'Eau de L'Artisan
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    Quote Originally Posted by doubleb View Post
    for an ethereal, impressionistic, heady kind of take: LV Yerbamate
    Bingo!

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    I looked at all of the posts and I agree with many.
    1. Truth by CK
    2. Highline by Bond No.9
    3. Green Valley by Creed
    4. Sisley Eau de Campayne
    5. O de Lancome
    I also remember reading about the original Michael Jordan Fragrance.....He loved the smell of fresh cut grass and this was a note in the fragrance.....I never did like the fragrance so I can't say if He was successful or not.....Thought I would put this on the list.
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    Not a popular one here, but it's quite inexpensive and grassy:
    Lanvin Oxegene.
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    ohhh, i've got just the thing. one of Ellena's earlier works, check out Sisley's Eau De Campaigne. Smells exactly like freshly mowed grass. only problem is it doesn't last that long.

    (edit - didn't read the previous comments).

    +1 to English Fern and maybe Vetiver Ex.
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    The old Gap Grass did have a better scent as I recall , more true to the real smell . The new release is good but veers towards laundry powder after a while . I would layer Gap Grass and the excellent Sisley Eau de Campagne for a real hit of pure greeness ! like mowing the lawn and jumping in the vegetable patch with the grass clippings in your arms ...... well that's my take on it anyway !!!
    Just remembered (untitled) by Maison Martin Margiela has a great green opening as well , one to try perhaps.

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    To me, Guerlain Vetiver smells like cut grass. Surprised no one mentioned it.

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    Guerlain Vetiver

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