Hermes Eau D’Orange Verte Review

Over at Basenotes, it was a Citrus themed Sniff n Speak Saturday. I took the opportunity to wear and review Hermes classic Eau de Cologne, created in 1979.

Eau D'Orange VerteAt first it smells like peeling an Orange, for a couple of seconds, and then there is another shortlived Orange juice note. Citronella features prominently in the topnotes, with what smells like Lemon, and a little bit of Lime as well.
Some kind of Mango sorbet comes centre stage for the heart of the fragrance, still with hints of the citrus, and the Oakmoss from the base showing through.
The drydown is soft, smoky, green Oakmoss – and not much else. The greatest thing about EdOV is that it is so bright and cheerful. The unfortunate thing is that it’s over so quickly, but that is the nature of an EdC, and nothing should stop you reapplying it.

Top: Orange, Mandarin, Lemon, Orange Blossom
Middle: Mint, Papaya, Mango
Base: Patchouli, Oakmoss

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