What does ‘green’ actually smell like?
In the world of olfaction, green perfumes are associated with a scent that’s fresh, light, cool, or sharp – characteristics that impart an air of cheerful energy and vibrancy. A better way to understand green is to imagine a walk through a well-wooded pine forest, or a stroll across verdure, wet grass in a field.
A green perfume usually combines bright, citrus top notes with a floral heart, all set against verdant greens. Green notes include violet leaves, blackcurrant, geranium, galbanum, and various aromatic herbs. These notes go well with the natural scents of lily of the valley, absinthe, and citrus fruits such as bergamot and lime.
As a matter of fact, the latter citrus combo is rather ubiquitous and often used in popular green fragrances. Of course, this comes as no surprise. When combined with citrus oils, green notes become more playful and uplifting, resulting in a heart-warming fragrance of authentic green.
The Best Green Perfumes of All Time
Due to their lightness, green perfumes tend to perform exceptionally well during the summer. In light of that, here are a few of our favorite green fragrances that are perfect for those sunny days spent outdoors.
Daisy Eau So Fresh Spring by Marc Jacobs tops our list. In this fragrance, green tea blossoms blend softly with notes of the original Daisy: Fresh florals, hints of fruitiness, and a smooth musk contribute to a blooming finish. And in talking about all things green, it would be a shame not to mention Creed’s Green Irish Tweed. Touted as ‘a walk through the Irish countryside’, this scent is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable green scents around. In addition to its lush roots of herbaceous verbena and leafy violet, this green perfume also incorporates notes of iris and lemon for a citrusy twist. Lastly, Creed’s Silver Mountain Water completes the list. You’ll notice a nice burst of green tea here (which is predominant throughout), accompanied by bergamot and mandarin orange, making for a pleasing green fragrance.
Dossier Is Team Green All The Way
Dossier’s collection of green perfumes is the perfect way to enjoy the scents of nature. Whether you’re looking for a fresh, graminaceous scent reminiscent of a springtime picnic or a more woody green fragrance that takes you on a hike through the woods, we’ve got just what you’re looking for.
And best of all, our vegan and eco-friendly fragrances are 100% non-toxic and cruelty-free. Our perfumes are made from an ethical and sustainable manufacturing process and sourced from the highest quality ingredients. You can feel good about wearing them, knowing they’re safe for both you and the environment. Shop at Dossier now for the finest green perfumes to add to your summer fragrance collection.