Parfum d’Empire Corsica Furiosa : Perfume Review

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Scents that capture everything green are my obsession. Don’t give me a pale whisper of crushed stems or a hint of young leaf;  that’s not enough. I want the dazzling, overwhelming, explosive experience that you feel at the height of springtime when everything smells green and heady–the buds dripping with honey, blades of grass pushing through the asphalt, leaves unfurling from their sticky casings with violent force. Green is life, and I want to feel this verdant rush.

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But I’m in the minority. As Coty, Balmain and scores of other houses quickly discovered after launching their violently green perfumes, from Coty Chypre to Balmain Vent Vert, most people don’t want that much force. Green can be exciting, but it can also be raspy, sharp, challenging. Green accents are essential for many compositions, but strong green fragrances are rare. Which is why initially Parfum d’Empire Corsica Furiosa seems like such a welcome divergence.

Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, the perfumer behind the elegant and distinctive Parfum d’Empire line, was inspired by Corsica, a place to which he has many connections. When I mentioned it to a friend who spent three memorable years in Corsica, she laughed, “It’s a fierce place!” The perfume opens in such a way as to make it all seem true. If I didn’t have enough green in perfumes like Balenciaga Paris or Chanel No 19 Poudré, Corsica Furiousa has more than enough. Imagine that you’ve jumped into a haystack full of cut grass, crushed dandelion stems, and sticky maple leaves. Exhilarating seems like an understatement.

The green is laced with peppery and citrusy notes to tame it down into a more acceptable, but vivacious accord. When I wore Corsica Furiousa for the first time, I didn’t notice too much nuance, so taken was I with the green. As I revisit it again and again, I notice the accents that make the perfume more complex, such as a minty bite in the top note or the soft, toasted almond presence tangled up with the green medley. They don’t detract from the bright, sharp character, and if you want a perfume that will wake you up, Corsica Furiosa is it. Perfectly unisex, it will catch the attention of anyone who likes some zest in their scents.

Just like the heady days of spring are all too fleeting, so is the green exuberance of Corsica Furiosa. After one hour at most, the green vanishes from my skin, leaving behind a peppery, tangy trail, and the perfume becomes a classical, well-behaved cologne resting on a mossy base. It is well-crafted and polished, but after the first exciting stage, it feels anti-climatic. Whatever remains clings so close to my skin that I’m not even aware of any scent during the day.

If you like green notes, then I definitely recommend sampling Corsica Furiosa, but if you also find it “all top and no bottom”, then possible alternatives can be Annick Goutal Ninfeo MioL’Artisan Premier Figuier, or Jacomo Silences. Chanel No 19 doesn’t seem furious upon the first reading, but it exudes such self-confidence and character that it just might be fierce enough.

Parfum d’Empire Corsica Furiosa includes notes of mastic or lentisque, lime, grass, hay, honey, moss, labdanum, mint, tomato leaf and pepper. 100ml/$145. Available at Aedes, Luckyscent, Parfumerie Place Vendome.

Extra: Perfumes with Green Notes  :: What Makes Perfumes Smell Green

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94 Comments

  • Sandra: Lovely review
    My favorite green perfume is Bel Respiro by Chanel. I use to have a bottle..but after spraying lavishly for months I ran out. I have a small sample of No 19 poudre that I love as well..

    I love you comments about the smell of jumping into a haystack full of cut grass – to me, there is nothing wrong with smelling like you have been rolling around in the hay 😉 August 21, 2014 at 8:21am Reply

    • Marc: I also see nothing wrong with smelling like that. That’s how vintage Vent Vert smells. August 21, 2014 at 9:29am Reply

      • Victoria: Yes, Vent Vert is still my ideal green. Too bad it’s impossible to find the original version anymore. August 21, 2014 at 11:17am Reply

    • Rachel: Bel Respiro is mine too! 😀 August 21, 2014 at 9:38am Reply

    • Victoria: I love the opening of Bel Respiro the most. It doesn’t last that well on me either and it quickly sweetens on my skin, but that intro is enough for me to keep a decant on hand. At least, I can smell it throughout the day, which is not the case with Corsica Furiosa. August 21, 2014 at 11:16am Reply

  • Lydia: I love green perfumes, as far as I’m concerned they can’t be too green but I also noticed that there are few of them. Even Miller et Bertaux Green wasn’t enough. I like Comme des Garcons Amazinggreen right now. August 21, 2014 at 9:06am Reply

    • Victoria: Amazingreen is definitely one of the sharpest greens, and it stays green throughout. August 21, 2014 at 11:16am Reply

  • Marc: Dang! I had high hopes for this one. August 21, 2014 at 9:24am Reply

    • Victoria: You should still try it, if you have a chance, because you might have a different experience with it. August 21, 2014 at 11:17am Reply

  • Rachel: I love Bel Respiro and Folavril. If I want green, I go for these two. But anything too green can difficult for me. August 21, 2014 at 9:37am Reply

    • Victoria: You might also like Diptyque Eau de Lierre, which is a green blend, with enough softness to tame the sharp verdant notes. August 21, 2014 at 11:18am Reply

      • limegreen: I’m so glad you mentioned Eau de Lierre because that’s what I think of when I hear “green” fragrance. Perfumes Guide described it as something for people who don’t want to wear any fragrance, but I think it’s lovely. I was so surprised when I first smelled it because I didn’t think ivy could have such a presence! (I suppose it’s the cyclamen in it as well.)
        I’m still a little confused as to what exactly is classified as “green” when it comes to fragrances, seems to have broad applications (herbal, leaves, grass), are florals “allowed” in classifying a green fragrance? I have Jo Loves 42 Flower Shop and it’s meant to capture the smell of crushed stems and clippings and “cold florist fridge” flowers of a florist shop, but it seems very “green” to me, with the stems/clippings notes being dominant throughout. August 21, 2014 at 7:06pm Reply

        • Victoria: I also think that it’s lovely. Sometimes I just don’t want a perfume that announces my presence, but rather something delicate and soft to provide a pleasant, low-key scented soundtrack. Eau de Lierre is perfect for those days.

          Green in fragrance means the notes of crushed leaves and cut grass. It can mean various man-made aromamaterials that smell this way or natural essences like violet leaf, galbanum, etc. A dose of galbanum in No 19 makes it a green floral (although some would also say that because of the moss, it is a chypre, so a green floral chypre). August 22, 2014 at 3:58am Reply

          • limegreen: Thanks for the clarification! A Diptyque SA told me that Ofresia was very green and it confused me, as it seems floral to me. After all this talk about Chanel no 19, I will have to revisit because I did not care for it previously. 🙂 August 22, 2014 at 10:53am Reply

            • Victoria: You’re absolutely right about Ofresia. It is floral, and while it has a green accent, it’s not a classical green perfume. August 22, 2014 at 5:51pm Reply

  • Tammy: Anyone out there who also loves Cristalle Verte? I see only negative reviews on blogs but to me it’s such a pretty green floral. August 21, 2014 at 9:49am Reply

    • Patricia: Hi Tammy, It’s on the sweet side, but I’m a big fan 🙂 August 21, 2014 at 10:16am Reply

    • Phyllis Iervello: Yes Tammy, I like Cristalle Verte a lot although it was panned on most perfume blogs. I also like Amazing Green, AG Ninfeo Mio, Premier Figuier and Bel Respiro, but my very favorite is Chanel No. 19 Poudre…I can’t get enough of it. August 21, 2014 at 10:22am Reply

    • Victoria: I believe Patricia, our contributing writer, loves it. I need to get a sample, I think. 🙂 August 21, 2014 at 11:19am Reply

    • Aurora: Yes Tammy, I too like Cristalle Eau Verte.
      I find it very refreshing. I just wish they hadn’t called it Cristalle as it quite a different scent. August 22, 2014 at 8:01am Reply

  • jillie: I can’t get enough green either. As yet I haven’t found my greenest of greens, although I did like Annick Goutal’s Eau de Camille which actually made me laugh when I first smelt it as it gave me quite a shock – it was almost like an emerald vinegar! But within minutes I loved it and I am now so used to it that it’s greenness is no longer enough ….. August 21, 2014 at 9:53am Reply

    • Victoria: Eau de Camille is a beautiful green perfume, and I love the story that accompanies it. It’s definitely vivid and bright, but while the green part lasts well, it softens enough not to be too raspy. August 21, 2014 at 11:20am Reply

  • Mj: Thank you for reviewing this one. On my bucket list is a 7 day ride on horseback across Corsica. Green fragrances are also a passion. I enjoyed the original Vent Vert in the day. Interesting that others sometimes find green fragrances “difficult.” I have found weather affects my enjoyment of L’Ombre dans L’Eau. On a hot, humid day it cools delightfully and freshens. On other less humid days it can smell raspy and cut to a headache. August 21, 2014 at 10:49am Reply

    • Victoria: That sounds like a terrific adventure! The same friend whom I mentioned in the post talked a lot about Corsica. She went there to follow her boyfriend and lived there for a few years, but she is now back in France. But Corsica left a huge impression on her. I would love to visit too one day.

      I had a difficult time with L’Ombre dans L’Eau EDT, but I fell in love with the new EDP. It’s still green and intense, but there is more rose and woods, and it somehow hits the spot perfectly. August 21, 2014 at 11:35am Reply

  • Patricia: I love green notes, and this perfume sounds worth a sniff. One of my favorite greens is Debut by Parfums DelRae. It has great lasting power. August 21, 2014 at 11:10am Reply

    • Victoria: Oh, yes, Debut is a great green perfume! It also smells very spring like to me, very uplifting. August 21, 2014 at 11:33am Reply

  • Lucas: I think that Corsica Furiosa is a really nice scent and it fits well in the Parfum d’Empire collection – don’t you think?

    As far as green is definitely not my favorite type of perfume and anything related to fig is far from being to my liking, this perfume is something that I can wear without having a weird feeling… August 21, 2014 at 11:18am Reply

    • Victoria: I agree, Lucas. It has the house’s signature, and it is a good option. I just wish it had more projection on me and more zest past the fabulous opening. August 21, 2014 at 11:37am Reply

  • Ramona: Just ordered a sample of this and looking forward to trying it out! I have not tried enough “green” scents to know if I like them or not- I do love SSS Forest Walk, but not sure if this classifies as a “green” scent, although to me it does smell that way, especially in the first hour or so. But my nose is much less experienced that most 🙂 August 21, 2014 at 11:36am Reply

    • Victoria: Forest Walk has a very beautiful green note, but it also has plenty of woods and sticky, resinous notes. It’s a very good perfume. I think that it will be interesting for you to compare Corsica to Forest Walk and see what part of each perfume you like the most. Just doing this might help you figure out whether you love green and also in what quantity. 🙂 August 21, 2014 at 11:39am Reply

  • Carolyn: Just read this article having read Jillie’s response to my recent post on Now Smell this; a couple of greenies on here I wasn’t aware of but will keep an eye open for, so thank you for this info. Eau de Camille (discontinued) is my all-time favourite fragrance, but other greenies I have worn are Miller Harris’ Figue Ameure & Fleurs de Bois (this one no longer available – why do they keep doing this to me?!), also Hampton Sun’s Privet Bloom which I will continue to look for now that Space NK don’t seem to stock it any more. August 21, 2014 at 12:03pm Reply

    • Victoria: I know, it’s so frustrating! I grew to love Eau de Camille just as it was pulled off the market.
      But I hope that a few extra green suggestions will help you find something else to enjoy. August 21, 2014 at 12:16pm Reply

  • Ann: Very sorry… Having an irreverent moment, but I kept thinking of Kermit the Frog when I read your review and the comments, as he says, “it’s not easy being green.”

    Lovely review in fact! August 21, 2014 at 12:13pm Reply

    • Victoria: This is hysterical! I wish I had thought of it, because I would have included it in the review for sure. 🙂 August 21, 2014 at 12:14pm Reply

    • jillie: I think that Kermit should bring out a celebrity scent – I bet I would like it! Miss Piggy should have one too, and I suppose it would have to be a pink floral. August 21, 2014 at 5:50pm Reply

  • Vanessa: I have had two happy (and wild!) holiday in Corsica but found this perfume a bit too fierce in the end. I do love the lentisque note in general, especially in the Parfums 06130 scent of that name.

    Maybe I should try it again and see if I get more light and shade, as you do. August 21, 2014 at 12:55pm Reply

    • Victoria: I’m puzzled that it completely petered out on me, but then again, green notes are tricky and everybody carries them differently. I’ve seen it at work–you test the same green accord on several people, and it always smells slightly different. August 21, 2014 at 2:47pm Reply

  • Vanessa: Holidays, even. 😉 August 21, 2014 at 12:56pm Reply

  • Austenfan: I loved this on paper, really loved it. I will have to test it on skin to see how long it will last on me. It’s such a great line all in all, I think. Azemour has been calling my name quite consistently, that one does last, but it is not as green.
    Do you like Eau de Gloire? August 21, 2014 at 1:02pm Reply

    • Victoria: I like it at first, but the drydown bothers me. There is a thick slick of musk, and it just doesn’t work. But I like the story and the idea of Eau de Gloire very much.

      Azemour, on the other hand, is perfect. August 21, 2014 at 2:47pm Reply

      • Austenfan: It must be one of those musks that I cannot detect as it doesn’t bother me at all. I will put some on before I go to sleep and verify the musk-issue.
        Tried Une Fleur de Cassie again today, it’s so gorgeous. August 21, 2014 at 3:40pm Reply

        • Victoria: I have a bottle of the original Une Fleur de Cassie, but I’m really enjoying the new one so much more. I try not to visit the FM counter too much, because it’s just so darn tempting. 🙂 August 22, 2014 at 3:44am Reply

          • Austenfan: Well I am just glad that I haven’t yet got myself a bottle as it is a purchase I am looking forward to.
            The lady at Senteurs d’Ailleurs wasn’t aware of a reformulation. I didn’t push the point, but going on memory it has changed quite a lot.

            Back on topic; Eau de Gloire is indeed a little “dense” in it’s drydown, not enough to bother me though. August 22, 2014 at 11:08am Reply

            • Victoria: I will try Eau de Gloire again, because I haven’t smelled it in a long while. I remember loving the first stages of that perfume. August 22, 2014 at 5:52pm Reply

        • Annikky: I think Une Fleur de Cassie is one of the most unique scents I know and something I wear when I’m going to meet someone with intimidating intellect and taste level.

          I think I’ve told the story how I was in Paris and had spent all my money on perfume, so I was sitting on the bed in this really seedy hotel in a bad part of the town, eating Chicken McNuggets and smelling the contents of my brand new Frederic Malle coffret. Une Fleur de Cassie was love at first sniff, which surprised me, as I was prepared for a long courtship. August 22, 2014 at 5:03am Reply

          • Austenfan: You did, it made me chuckle as I cut down on spending on food to afford all the perfume last time I visited Paris 2 years ago. A study of contrasts. August 22, 2014 at 11:04am Reply

  • Elena: It sounds like Parfum d’Empire is continuing to make interesting and well crafted scents, though this one sounds like it’s not quite me. I have tried Aziyade which I remember liking, and Musc Tonkin was absolutely intoxicating, but it sold out before I could get a bottle. I also had a sample of Fougere Bengale which I gave to my brother as it was a little too masculine for me but I thought it was very well done.

    I will probably stick with 19 (modern EDP), which has great longevity on me. August 21, 2014 at 1:57pm Reply

    • Victoria: No 19 lasts for the whole day on me, and I love how I’m always aware of it, but it’s not overwhelming or heady. It’s one of the few perfumes that never bothers me, the one I can wear during any mood or season. August 21, 2014 at 2:49pm Reply

  • rainboweyes: Another lover of green perfumes here! I love Bel Respiro (although I agree with you about the opening being the best part of it), 28 La Pausa, No. 19, Annick Goutal Heure Exquise, Giacomo Silences and Vero Profumo Mito.
    I’m not sure if Corsica Furiosa us the right green scent type for me, though. It seems rather herbal-green to me. August 21, 2014 at 2:39pm Reply

    • Victoria: Yes, you’re right, it’s on the herbal-green side, so this makes it different from other green florals you like.

      I might wear Mito tonight. You’ve reminded me that I haven’t taken it out in a while. August 21, 2014 at 2:50pm Reply

      • rainboweyes: Mito is a beauty! Which concentration do you prefer? I’m planning to buy a bottle and need to choose which one… August 21, 2014 at 4:31pm Reply

        • Victoria: I’m between the EDP and Voile d’Extrait, and I have only several large samples of either, so I’m myself trying to decide. I like the thicker green notes in the EDP, but Voile d’Extrait has more tuberose and feels warmer. Day to day, the EDP might be better for me. August 22, 2014 at 3:50am Reply

  • Elisa: Did they change their bottle design, or this one just different from the others? I loved the old bottles so not sure about the change; I liked the old Diptyque bottles better too. I’m a fuddy-duddy I guess! August 21, 2014 at 2:43pm Reply

    • Victoria: Yes, they did, for the whole line. I’m not sure if I like it. It seems somewhat staid, whereas the old bottles had a much more distinctive look. And like you, I prefer the simple, square bottles that Diptyque used to have. August 21, 2014 at 2:51pm Reply

  • solanace: Corsica is a place I would love to visit, with all the smelly cheese they produce, the fierce people and beautiful views. As for green perfumes, my favorites are Le Temps d´Une Fete, Ma Griffe and Chamade, all on the softer side of the green spectrum. August 21, 2014 at 2:49pm Reply

    • Victoria: Those are among the most beautiful green compositions, and they are also my favorites. I guess, I’d settle for green in any form! 🙂

      There is a Corsican stand at our market, and I often buy ham and cheese from it. The scent of sheep milk cheese wrapped in herbs is something I look forward to every time. August 21, 2014 at 2:52pm Reply

      • rainboweyes: Corsican sheep cheese is my favourite! It’s much milder than the Greek feta cheese. August 21, 2014 at 4:28pm Reply

        • Victoria: It’s impossible for a sheep’s milk cheese to be too strong for me, but I love the pleasantly bitter herbal note I taste in the Corsican cheese I buy from the stand at the market. My husband doesn’t care for too strong cheeses, though, so I usually try to buy a mix of different things. Corsican cheese, on the other hand, is his favorite. August 22, 2014 at 3:48am Reply

        • Victoria: P.S. Have you been baking anything interesting lately via Essen & Trinken? I’m really hooked on that website thanks to you. 🙂 August 22, 2014 at 3:49am Reply

          • rainboweyes: I love strong cheese too (like a lovely Epoisse or Munster) but sometimes I prefer a milder type in a salad.
            I’ve been on holiday in Andalusia for the last two weeks (visiting my husband’s family) and have another week before me 🙂 , so no baking for me at the moment! But I have a lovely recipe for a cheese/poppyseed/plum cake at home which I think you would love. I have it as a printed version only but I’ll check if it’s available online.
            I’m afraid I’ve missed the mirabelle plum season this year. It’s my absolutely favourite plum variety! Is it available in Belgium? August 22, 2014 at 3:45pm Reply

            • Victoria: The cake sounds amazing, and if you find an online version, I’d be happy to try it too. You’ve just named all of my favorite ingredients in one cake! 🙂

              Mirabelles are still available here, and I am thinking of making a mirabelled tart this weekend. But frankly, I usually just end up eating them on their own. They are better than candies.

              Andalusia must be incredible! I have never visited, but I have several friends from that region and I learned a few favorite dishes from them. Enjoy your vacation. August 22, 2014 at 5:59pm Reply

              • rainboweyes: I found the link! It’s from livingathome.de which is another good source of recipes and home decoration ideas: http://www.livingathome.de/essen_geniessen/rezeptstrecken/pflaumen/rezeptdetail.html?rezeptid=11436
                Instead of the ready-made poppy seed cake filling used here, you can make your own, less sugary version (I don’t remember the ingredients but I think it should be poppy seeds, milk, sugar, rum and some semolina?)
                But you also might like the advocaat and plum cake: http://www.essen-und-trinken.de/rezept/184064/eierlikoer-zwetschgenkuchen.html
                There are a lot of other inspiring recipes in both links! Enjoy! August 23, 2014 at 8:17am Reply

                • rainboweyes: And Andalusia is incredible, yes! We went to the Feria in Málaga and I couldn’t believe my eyes: all the people dancing and singing on the main boulevard, just in the middle of a working day! I loved their hair decorated with flowers and the elaborate flamenco dresses! August 23, 2014 at 3:37pm Reply

                  • Victoria: Sounds really amazing! So many places that I want to visit, so little time (and well, resources). 🙂 August 24, 2014 at 12:45pm Reply

                • Victoria: Thank you very much for these recipes! Both sound mouthwatering, and I will try the one with plums and poppyseeds next week. Must take advantage of the plum season here. August 24, 2014 at 12:42pm Reply

      • solanace: You make me hungry! August 22, 2014 at 4:54am Reply

  • Nancy A.: Hi V,

    There’s much to be said for the rush of a green scent! Orage du Matin swells of green ivy and the original Chanel 19 still holds a place in my fragrance heart. Diptique’s Eau de Lierre as well. Delightful review. August 21, 2014 at 4:26pm Reply

    • Victoria: Eau de Lierre is a good compromise, I think, because it’s not too floral, it’s mostly green and leafy. August 22, 2014 at 3:46am Reply

  • Annikky: I think I have to try ithis one, even if it ultimately turns out to be frustrating. I like this line a lot and I like green perfumes – from the gentle Bel Respiro to L’Ombre dans L’Eau (I cannot really tell the two versions apart, although I know they must be pretty different), No 19 and Silences.

    A couple of days ago, I tried Tom Daxon’s Salvia Sclarea and it smelled interesting – green, but in the herby end of the scale. And of the ones not mentioned yet, I enjoyed Imaginary Authors’ Soft Lawn quite a bit, but it’s a grass-scent, rather than a proper galbanum-fest. August 21, 2014 at 5:29pm Reply

    • Annikky: Oh, and Eau de Narcisse Bleu! August 21, 2014 at 5:30pm Reply

      • Victoria: Yes! That one is a beauty, even if it is also not fierce.
        Another beautiful green I should have mentioned is Guerlain Chamade. The new version of the extrait has the most gorgeous green top, with a different quality of galbanum. Just exquisite. August 22, 2014 at 3:54am Reply

    • Elisa: Annikky, I didn’t detect a huge difference between the EDT and EDP of LODLE either — I think the sharp green top notes in the EDP last a little longer but otherwise I found them pretty similar. In any case I already had a bottle of the EDT and am happy with it! August 21, 2014 at 9:32pm Reply

      • Annikky: I’m glad I’m not alone:) I can detect tiny differences when I smell them side-by-side, but otherwise… That’s one of the reasons why I don’t yet own a bottle, as I cannot decide which one to buy. August 22, 2014 at 4:51am Reply

    • Victoria: It might last much better on you, so please try it, Annikky. If you like green notes, it’s a must sample, because it is one of the few perfumes that are assertive enough and really evoke green, green, green. The rest of it is still very nice, so I might just be too picky.

      I’m not familiar with Tom Daxon and Authors’, so something else to try. Thank you for mentioning them. August 22, 2014 at 3:53am Reply

      • Annikky: These too are not quite on a par with Chamade extrait, but worth trying, I think. I like that Daxon has a discovery box with 3 ml samples. I would already have bought it, but it’s out of stock on his web site. August 22, 2014 at 4:48am Reply

        • Victoria: I read a bit about it online, and it sounds like an interesting line. There is just so much that goes under my radar these days. August 22, 2014 at 5:48pm Reply

  • Gretchen: I do adore green fragrances, including Debut, Scherrer, Perle de Mousse, and Vent Vert, as well as the green woods, like Ormonde Woman and Forest Walk. So many greens start out green, then add in the white florals. Some days, I like that, and others, I wish I could just bathe in the deep green part forever. There are some great recommendations from folks here to try! August 21, 2014 at 9:05pm Reply

    • Victoria: I realize reading all of the green recommendations in the comments that there are so many favorites among them. Such as Scherrer and Perle de Mousse, which are just fantastic. Not the heavy, sharp green, but green, elegant and springlike. August 22, 2014 at 4:00am Reply

    • Annikky: Perle de Mousse is lovely and I’m fan of both Ormonde Jayne and Forest Walk. And talking about different takes on green, there’s of course Bandit… August 22, 2014 at 4:39am Reply

  • Cornelia Blimber: I am a little bit sad because my favourite green Sous le Vent is discontinued. August 22, 2014 at 4:33am Reply

    • Victoria: Yes, that’s a pity. I will miss it. August 22, 2014 at 4:41am Reply

  • maja: I am on vacation with just a small number of bottles and samples and the only green one I’ve taken with me being Ninfeo Mio. I am now officialy longing to go home and hug my bottles of Chamade, N°19 and Le Temps alog with JLS and Mito. 🙂

    Quite curious about Furiosa as Sardinia is almost identical in smells. Too bad it is so difficult to sample Parfum d’Empire in Italy. August 24, 2014 at 4:30pm Reply

    • Victoria: I would be interested to hear what you think! I have never visited Sardinia, but I imagine that there must be a great scent of myrtle in the air. Now, that’s one fierce aroma! 🙂 August 25, 2014 at 11:29am Reply

  • Kat: I’d say that with so many wonderful greens mentioned here, that it *is* easy to be green! 😀 Meanwhile, I’m wearing Silences today–love the earthy, rooty-ness of it. August 25, 2014 at 11:31am Reply

    • Victoria: One of my favorites for that very reason! August 25, 2014 at 11:41am Reply

  • angeldiva: Yes! Kermit! “It’s not easy being green…” I’ve just tried my sample of Corsica Furiosa, and was hearing choirs of angels because it opened like my long lost scent from the 70’s.
    Then: ooooooh nooooo mr biiiiiilllll ! After the dry down there was an odor that remind me distinctly of bandage adhesive. LOL Maybe this would be better on masculine skin.
    I loved my sample of AG Le Chevrefeuille- what a great recommend. It’s truly a lady of the manor house scent. Can’t wait to study it further.
    Also have Amazing Green , but can’t test more than one scent a day.
    Oriza L.Legrands’ Chypre Mousse was in this haul, and they there in Helmut Lang Cuiron as well.
    Of all- it’s the Legrand that I am most curious about. Very interesting history with that line.
    Now I want to try Forrest Walk!!!! I don’t know what the “SSS” stands for?

    Green Peace October 26, 2014 at 2:48am Reply

    • Victoria: Yes, it’s hard to test too many, because after a while, the nuances get lost. But sounds like you’re having fun! 🙂 October 26, 2014 at 9:43am Reply

      • angeldiva: Yes! So much fun.

        P. October 26, 2014 at 2:16pm Reply

  • Jeanne R.: I recently bought a bottle of Eau de Campagne by Sisley from Nordstrom’s. I had been thinking about this fragrance for years and did not want to buy a bottle from an online retailer from “old” stock. I like it but don’t love it.

    Anyone else care to comment on this one? February 23, 2015 at 9:43pm Reply

    • Victoria: It’s a bracing green, mossy-woody blend. A very nice perfume, although people complain that it has been reformulated too much. I like it, but like you, I’m not head over heels about it. February 24, 2015 at 1:37pm Reply

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