Smelling of fresh leaves and newly-mown grass, the green fragrances are a natural and energetic group. These scents are well-suited for daytime, when their sporty, modern appeal makes them a great fit for any casual or outdoor gathering.
First launched in 1971, No. 19 derives its name from Coco Chanel’s birthday. Sold exclusively through Chanel since its reincarnation in 2000, this fragrance is boldly unique, right down to its signature greenish tint. It successfully blends green and floral notes over a base of moss and woods, evoking a rain-soaked forest. Not girlish or obvious in the least, this is a chic, grown-up scent for a woman who is confident in her femininity.
Miss Dior was the first scent from the legendary designer Christian Dior, and its timeless appeal has made it a top-seller for six decades. A visionary in fragrance as well as fashion, Dior’s take on what his elegant clients wanted to smell like was stunningly modern. The perfume opens with crisp green sage, with floral notes and a sexy base of leather and patchouli adding complexity. You could wear this to cheer on your favourite local sports team, and to the bar afterward to flirt with the players.
Fresh and somewhat unisex in its appeal, this perfume from Avon’s popular beauty brand aimed at younger consumers was created “with the global goddess in mind.” We’re not sure what that means, but we’d buy it anyway for its pleasant, dewy blend of green leaves and bark. This is a nice fragrance for those of any age who prefer fresh - rather than fruity or floral - scents.
Another green-floral blend, Alfred Sung’s classic perfume for women evokes the scents of a wedding bouquet. Bright green notes combine with fresh white flowers, with a vanilla-woods base supplying warmth and depth. Very feminine and beautifully balanced in its composition, it’s elegant for the office, or for wearing to brunch with your girlfriends.