To be honest, I had never heard of the "Banana Republic" brand until recently, but that is true of many brands. After "État libre d'Orange", this is the second shed that comes to my attention within a short time, the one whose name refers to a state and is stupid. Banana republics were originally called, about 100 years ago, the small Central American states such as Honduras and Guatemala, which in fact belonged to the big three US fruit companies, above all the United Fruit Company, and in which, when something like democracy or the desire for somewhat higher wages arose, mercenaries were employed to set up compliant military dictatorships. Of course, the founders of the company originally meant it as a joke (the company started out in 1978 as a small fashion house for outdoor and tropical clothing, later a general fashion company grew around it, the fragrances are just accessories), but still I find this, especially for an American company, a rather inappropriate humor. Since I am already deep in the name area, here is the score for the fragrance name: 7 points. I think it's good that it's striking and that it fits insofar as it's really a very green fragrance. I think "vintage" is less good, because the fragrance seems very modern (not only in the best sense, more about that in a moment). And what the "78" means remains in the dark, perhaps an allusion to the year the company was founded.
Vintage Green is really not a bad scent, even if I didn't like it as much as expected from the comments. In the prelude there is of course some citric, the attached tangerine and bergamot has to go somewhere, but as already correctly noticed, the water actually lives up to its name from the beginning and is first of all green. A juicy, fluffy, soft, full, softly drawn, but despite that, it is a wide and strikingly shining light green. The indicated and boldly printed note "green leaves" hits the mark well, and these leaves are young and rain-damp. The whole thing then remains relatively unchanged for about three hours in a linear fashion, and that's quite a nice thing. It's also pleasing that the projection here is still linearly powerful, one also expects a high durability here. These three hours are enough to ask yourself intensively: "Why is it so fluffy here? Is it washed with peroxide?". I had answered this with "osmanthus" and "apricot". If you look at the ingredients, it will be the green jasmine tea and fig, that's about right. And fig has something dangerously muddy for my nose anyway (there are exceptions). In addition, I suspect that Dr. Honigtau Bunsenbrenner has also been busy here. The overall character of this fragrance strongly reminds me of the brands "Le Labo" and "Lab on Fire", which, although "Le Labo" claims the opposite, also cheerfully swing the chemical club to achieve soft scent impressions. This is not meant to be a scathing criticism, but the fragrance is still of high quality, and I also like different fragrances of the other two brands mentioned. That's about the point why this is not a "vintage" for me. It has more of the typical modern American Lab(o)(r) DNA for me. Interesting, by the way, is that he does this, at least in Germany, at a ridiculously low price level. While e.g. "Le Labo" is very consistent in its niche and high price, the Banana Republic (if the branch manager has a sense of humor: next to Bruno Banani), which is quite comparable to it for me, is available at Rossmann for cheap money. In the USA it is possibly different
All in all, I would have probably given eight points by then. But what I don't like is the final phase of the fragrance. After about three to four hours the sillage collapses like a soufflé, and what remains for about two hours is no longer green and I don't like it either. This is a very synthetic and somehow price-reduced woody-dry freshness; if I wanted to be very angry, I would say: from young leaves to plywood-room-freshener-tree.
Because of the pretty first three hours, for which I would recommend "Fluffy Lush" (I don't mind if I call it "78") as a name, the low price and the beautiful bottle, a fragrance that you can absolutely buy and wear, but also absolutely don't have to buy.
I've got a few more Corona topics in mind, but maybe I'm getting on your nerves with them. And besides, I don't always have to use the 7,500 characters. Good night, and stay (or get) healthy!