In the wide world of fragrance, green is relatively new scent family, one characterized by earthy notes you might expect from the name: grass, tea, moss, twigs and leaves. Variations abound, but fragrances categorized by green notes are often bright, crisp and casual, evoking images of an English garden or a fresh-cut lawn in the countryside. If that sounds like somewhere you’d like go this summer, these are the fragrances to take you there.
Berdoues Selva do Brasil
Created with the intention of encapsulating the Brazilian rainforest, Selva do Brasil from Berdoues’s Grand Crus Collection combines notes of Paraguayan petitgrain — an essential oil extracted from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree — tonka bean and Gaiac wood.
Frank Los Angeles Frank No. 1
Developed in 2014 by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour, who’s accredited with the creation of fragrances by Acqua di Parma, Christian Dior and Comme des Garçons, among other brands, Frank Los Angeles Frank No. 1 is a dark fougère with bright notes of lime and geranium and sage, balanced by deep traces of tobacco and leather.
La Manufacture Cologne Rare
Cologne Rare was created in 2014 by Carla Chabert, who is als accredited with two other fragrances by French fragrance house La Manufacture. It opens with Italian bergamot, transitioning into a green, earthy heart (basil, rhubarb) that’s deepened by patchouli and vetiver at the base.
Atelier Cologne Jasmin Angélique
Founded in 2009 by Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel, Atelier Cologne uses the original Eau de Cologne as a starting point for all of its fragrances. Jasmin Angélique comes on strong with a spicy citrus accord before mellowing into a smoky heart of jasmine and galbanum gum resin.
Creed Green Irish Tweed
Created in 1985 by sixth-generation perfumer Olivier Creed, Green Irish Tweed is one of Creed’s most iconic and best-selling fragrances to date. Crisp and sporty, it opens with notes of iris, lemon verbena and moss, and brings to mind brisk, dewey mornings in the countryside.