Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermès (1979)

odysseusm

Well-known member
Jan 12, 2007
Not stricly a coniferous scent, but this is so enjoyable and green that I'm going to comment on it here. A classic, with effortless charm and suitable for any occasion, particularly when you want a pick-me-up.
I hadn't noticed, but the BN list of notes does not include orange. Odd! I looked at the Hermes website and it says Main raw materials: Orange, Mint, Moss
Another site includes orange and mandarin orange in the notes.
According to BN --
Top Notes: Lemon, Mandarin, Mint, Blackcurrant bud
Heart Notes: Papaya, Mango
Base notes: Oakmoss, Patchouli

I get a variety of good citrus notes. Lemon is easy to pick out, but I feel there is orange there as well. Freshened by a green mint note (a wave to a coniferous style).
I DON'T get any tropical fruit notes, and question whether the BN list is accurate.
I do get a light salty-moss note in the dry-down.
Lovely scent, very popular for men and women.
 

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