When the weather is warm, the rich gourmand and heady floral perfumes can overpower your senses. It’s time to go green, with fragrances that evoke peaceful wooded lakes, secret forests, cooling blades of grass between your bare toes and sipping iced tea in the shade of a hammock. Our five favorite Green Fragrances at FragranceX.com for Summer:
O de Lancome: looks like a tall glass of lemonade with its frosted glass flacon. With crisp citrus notes of mandarin, and bergamot with a minty fresh heart, this is a go-to-classic woody green fragrance and is the equivalent of eating lemon sorbet in front of the air conditioner at the coldest setting. Spray with abandon as the temperature soars.
Annick Goutal Eau de Sud evokes summer days on holiday. Aromatic notes of basil and peppermint leaves complement the aromas of lime and citrus groves in Tuscany. With notes of bergamot, mandarin orange, grapefruit, lemon verbena and woods. Annick Goutal Eau de Sud is easily worn by men as well as women.
Kenzo Parfum d’ete: Imagine floating on a raft on forest lake, as the sun plays peek-a-boo with green leaves and clouds drift by. You are surrounded by impossibly perfect, ripe juicy peaches, breezy notes of softest florals- powdery peony and gentle hyacinth waft through the air. An endless and eternal summer dream vacation without leaving home.
Composed by the famous perfumer Jean Claude Ellena in 1992, Bvlgari Bulagri eau parfumee the vert was the first fragrance to feature green tea as the main note and was the luxe jewelers’ first perfume on the market. Casual and classy, this minimalist green fragrance is more a haiku than a poem. It is crisp and clean with notes of smoky green tea, jasmine, and a burst of bergamot. Summer in a bottle, light and fresh, but with a hint of spice.
If you are searching for a summertime floral, go green with Balenciaga Florabotanica. The face of the fragrance is actress Kirsten Stewart. Like Kirsten, Balanciaga Botanica is young free-spirited and a little edgy. It is a new spin on warm weather scent with its verdant notes of cannabis, mint and vetiver surrounding dewy rose petals and clove scented carnations.