The Green Theme theme

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This edit explores the magic of green in perfumery: nuances of cut grass, snapped stems, green tea, sweet fig and new glossy leaves. Such effects can be achieved with a few natural materials and plenty of aromachemicals (often they replicate natural compounds, it’s just they are synthesized rather than distilled).

The number of natural materials smelling green available to perfumers is rather limited. After all green is the smell of freshly cut stems or leaves and once these get distilled the fresh green aroma is not there anymore. However, there is galbanum resin that smells like chopped runner beans; mastique with its leathery green olives kind of green and there is mimosa with its powdery sunny green.

When it comes to aromachemicals and green fantasy accords there is much more choice. From these perfumers can create the fantasy notes of green tea, fig, cut grass, bamboo, cucumber or even wasabi. Synthetically derived aroma compounds enable perfumers to override the nature’s ways and capture the fresh green of cut grass as if by magic.

In this edit you will find both perfumes with natural materials that smell green as well as a few green fantasies. Often a perfume will contain both for a convincing stereo green effect.

Fathom V Beaufort The fresh green nunance of mimosa and sea grass

An infinitely complex green, as deep as the ocean (the inspiration for Fathom V). To create the effect of the magical decent through ocean’s emerald waters Beaufort set a progression of green material from light to dark. From the artificially bright green leaves note and fresh aromatic juniper, to rich mimosa, the evergreen vibes of frankincense and finally dark earthy green of vetiver.

Mimosa Tanneron Perris Monte Carlo Powdery green of mimosa

In this perfume Jean Claude Ellena created an aromatic equivalent of the “first love about to begin sensation”. The perfumer picked one of the iconic Grasse plants – mimosa for this sunny spring green extravaganza.

Aube Pashmina (Discontinued) Pierre Guillaume Black Collection Green leaves fantasy

A good example of how natural oils and synthetics together create a convincing olfactive landscape. Aube Pashmina is about a garden in the morning. Whereas basil, rosemary and geranium give your imagination the context, the synthetic notes of tomato leaves and cut grass add the theatrical green brightness to the herbarium.

Lentisque Phaedon Paris The balsamic green of mastique and galbanum resins

This perfume is named after the mastic resin (also called lentisque) but also has a big galbanum presence. Both materials are the ultimate natural green options in perfumery. Galbanum smells like chopped beans and mastique is slightly more earthy and balsamic.

Blue Waterfall MINT Fresh sap of sandalwood kind of green

A curious green sandalwood. As if by magic the perfumer was able (with the help of synthetics) to capture sandalwood in its ‘just cut’ state, still oozing sap. Normally sandalwood is an ambery, calm woody note but not in Blue Waterfall.

Beso Pasión Beso Beach Delicious fig

A perfume inspired by the sweet summer breeze caressing a Mediterranean island. A breeze infused with sea salt, the delicious aroma of fig trees, and fragrant grass cured by the hot sun.

Thé Basilic Molinard Misty tea terraces

Pergola Exaltatum Vintage fougere green

001 GARDENER HUNQ Freshly mown lawn