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    Thumbs up Versatile grassy / green / leafy fragrances with extremely long-lasting sillage?

    I'm looking for a green fragrance that smells like broken stems, leaves, freshly cut grass, clean, that's versatile and lasts a long time. Also with sillage & projection that lasts a very long time. Not talking about monster sillage after the 5 hour mark, an elbow's length of projection after 5 hours together with long lasting scent trails will be great. I'm thinking 212 herrera for men but I can't find this one anywhere so I can't sniff it. Don't want to offend too many people with it so it needs to be versatile One with a merciful price range would be great too haha. Think about it being as strong as fleur du male or kouros (but nothing that smells like kouros it's offensive in my world..), any thoughts?



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    Default Re: Versatile grassy / green / leafy fragrances with extremely long-lasting sillage?

    I just started wearing L'Ombre dans L'eau EDT by Diptyque. It fits your description perfectly. It's been a nice break from orientals and heavy perfumes for me.
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    Encre Noir! The End!

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    Nu Green by Honore Des Pres perhaps.
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    Possibly also:

    Sisley Eau de Campagne
    some of the Guerlain Auqa Allegoria range, especially the Herba Fresca variation
    Horizon by Guy Laroche
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    Dyptique Philosykos (probably the budget one out of this bunch)
    Byredo Pulp
    Byredo Oud Immortel
    Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Man
    Nasamatto Hindu Grass
    Frederic Malle Bois d'Orage

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    Yatagan has an arresting vegetal note. As it goes, it becomes more woody. Not particularly easy to find, but not expensive when found.

    I also second Ombre dans l'eau, exactly like snapping something green. It does have some added sweetness, though.

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    Green notes can be fairly unstable and ephemeral in general. The whole "fresh cut grass" effect that was popular in the late '90s and early 2000s had similar issues in that sense (see Gap "Grass"). You might want to look to scents that are using orrisroot, although that note can be kind of dirty. Lutens' Iris Silver Mist is quite brisk, as is Slumberhouse's Grev.

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    Jo Malone Cassis and wild fig
    Philosykos
    Hermes un Mediterranean

    ...not sure about those Byredos recommended by the last poster. They don't smell green and leafy at all to my nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Nu Green by Honore Des Pres perhaps.
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    can't find that one coz it's still relatively new
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    Encre Noir! The End!
    and wow has encre noir been reformulated? because it's so cheap! also, what's the projection/sillage power on encre noir?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    Green notes can be fairly unstable and ephemeral in general. The whole "fresh cut grass" effect that was popular in the late '90s and early 2000s had similar issues in that sense (see Gap "Grass").
    What do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by velgasius View Post
    and wow has encre noir been reformulated? because it's so cheap! also, what's the projection/sillage power on encre noir?
    It's long lasting because the compound is made up of like 50% Iso E Super. It's a very dark, moody scent though (hence the name "black ink"). It's always been cheap because it's made with just a handful of inexpensive aroma chemicals (vetiverol acetate, IES).

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    What do you mean?
    "Fresh Cut Grass" notes that are crisp and bright tend to have small molecules akin to citrus scents, which is why the effect is generally used more as a top note. Citrus in fragrance works the same way for the same reasons, and for a true grass effect to last well, it needs a lot of support from other ingredients (chems, roots etc).

    One that I did run into recently that I found to hold up well (due to the way it's structured as an oil) is L'Essence se Mastenbroek's Eau de Polder.

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    I got good longevity with 212 Men, which smells of fresh cut green grass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    It's long lasting because the compound is made up of like 50% Iso E Super. It's a very dark, moody scent though (hence the name "black ink"). It's always been cheap because it's made with just a handful of inexpensive aroma chemicals (vetiverol acetate, IES).

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    "Fresh Cut Grass" notes that are crisp and bright tend to have small molecules akin to citrus scents, which is why the effect is generally used more as a top note. Citrus in fragrance works the same way for the same reasons, and for a true grass effect to last well, it needs a lot of support from other ingredients (chems, roots etc).
    How does it project & does it leave a scent trail? Kind of looking for a new polo green but the reformulated one is just bad....or maybe it's just the new one I bought? Has anyone experience the new polo green as weak?


    and does 212 men still leave scent trails after a while?

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    Default Re: Versatile grassy / green / leafy fragrances with extremely long-lasting sillage?

    Oriza L. LeGrand Chypre Mousse fits your description to a Tee. Highly recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velgasius View Post
    How does it project & does it leave a scent trail? Kind of looking for a new polo green but the reformulated one is just bad....or maybe it's just the new one I bought? Has anyone experience the new polo green as weak?
    Encre Noire doesn't project that much, but it does have solid sillage. It's not fresh though (although it is brisk). Some people describe it as smelling burned, but to me it just smells like a fake vetiver (which is what it is). It is great for the price, though.

    You might want to look up Gap Grass as it's on ebay for dirt cheap. It's a dated scent now as it was very popular a while back, but it might be what you have in mind.

    One I did try recently, though, was "Green" by Terveer. Hilariously, it's a $185 for 7.5ml at Barney's, but in the store, they give you free sample bottles to try which are 2.5ml! The scent is garbage though and suffers from the usual problems associated with grass effects in that it's gone fast.

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    I googled it and found that gap grass has been discontinued an on ebay, the shipment price makes it as expensive as buying a dior homme intense without shipping here haha. I'm going to try sniffing encre noir though, got anything suggestions of one that's probably like encre noir but fresh? I don't want to still be loud past the 5 hour mark but I want solid sillage really looking forward to smelling it

    but I don't get what you meant there, isn't brisk like....fresh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by velgasius View Post
    and does 212 men still leave scent trails after a while?
    I haven't worn it in a couple years, but I gave it to my brother and when he wears it I can definitely smell it. It projects nicely.
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    Frags that are Violet Leaf heavy can smell a lot like cut grass, but in my experience, Violet Leaf notes don't last. Give Eau de Cartier Concentrée, Aqua Fahrenheit or some of the DSquared He Wood frags a try.
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    Default Re: Versatile grassy / green / leafy fragrances with extremely long-lasting sillage?

    212 I agree-projects like a beast..
    Also Paul Smith Man is solid

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    Default Re: Versatile grassy / green / leafy fragrances with extremely long-lasting sillage?

    Grey Flannel
    Fahrenheit
    Oscar For Men
    Horizon
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    Default Re: Versatile grassy / green / leafy fragrances with extremely long-lasting sillage?

    I'll second Grey Flannel for something with a oomph. Papyrus De Ciane is another fantastic alternative and it's pretty long lasting too. I see you're basically after longevity and silage, otherwise Calamus would have probably been one of the best options to check. As a general suggestion, check stuff that contains galbanum which is one of the most tenacious leafy-green notes.

    Here are a bunch more that might be worth checking out...

    Huitieme Art Aube Pashmina
    Sisley Eau De Campagne
    Eau D'Italie Jardin Du Poete
    Les Nez The Unicorn Spell
    Parfumerie Generale Jardin De Kerylos
    Vero Profumo Mito


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    How about Lorenzo Villoresi Spezie?

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    There's a good versatile grassy / green / leafy fragrance with extremely long-lasting sillage out there, and it is called Trophee Lancome
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    Original Vetiver
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    Default Re: Versatile grassy / green / leafy fragrances with extremely long-lasting sillage?

    Two classic 'green' fragrances not mentioned yet: Vent Vert and Bandit.

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    Default Re: Versatile grassy / green / leafy fragrances with extremely long-lasting sillage?

    My favourite green fragrances are L'Ombre dans L'Eau and Eau de Lierre, but I would never describe them with the phrase "extremely long lasting sillage".
    As mentioned above, green leafy scents tend to be relatively ephemeral.

    Eau de Campagne is another one I've been meaning to sample for a long time.
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    Can I suggest Fahrenheit - grassy\green\leafy indeed and with amasing lasting power

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    Timbukto comes to mind immediately

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    A lot of great recommendations in this thread, I also recommend:

    Paradis Perdu by Frapin (dark green, mossy jungle)

    Zegna Essenza (fresh cut grass)
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