Eau d'Orange Verte (1979)

Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermès
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Eau d'Orange Verte is a popular perfume by Hermès for women and men and was released in 1979. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is still in production.

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCitruses, Mandarin, Mint, Orange, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesHoneysuckle, Tropical fruits, Wild rose
Base Notes Base NotesPrecious woods, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Cedarwood

Ratings

Scent

7.9 (265 Ratings)

Longevity

5.0 (183 Ratings)

Sillage

4.6 (161 Ratings)

Bottle

7.5 (174 Ratings)
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Sweetscent

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Sweetscent
Sweetscent
Greatly helpful Review    16
I'd like a bottle.
I'd like a bottle.

No, a barrel!

Oh, you know what, I'm gonna take a bath in it!

Let me swim in a sea of green oranges.
I want to go down in an ocean of dark green shimmering juiciness.
Noble woods will rise from the depths and they will carry me and weigh me safely until I am washed to the shores of a distant land, to the beach of an island where it is always summer.
Endless orange groves and cool shady oak moss under a large and eternally blue sky.

I will certainly not ask any more questions and will certainly not eat any more apples. Only oranges.

I'd like a bottle like that.
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Taurus1967

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Taurus1967
Greatly helpful Review    22
The greenest orange!
The current heat wave will probably not end for the time being except for minimal cloud shadows and a few thunderstorms. So we orientate ourselves to the most natural and most common perfumes you can do in this weather: Summer scents!

One of them, and certainly one you should definitely know as a classic, is Eau d´Orange Verte. It embodies pretty much everything that can be associated with fresh, refreshing, citric, orange and green at the same time.

The best thing would be not only to spray it vigorously from crown to sole, but also to splash it around in a fountain filled with it and moisten your throat from the inside with it. Okay - maybe Eau d´Orange is a bit too soapy and spicy as a gourmand scent, after all we are dealing here with a masterpiece from the late seventies, when olfactory creation of sugar bombs wasn't the only way to create them, but rather the emphasis was placed on opposing ingredients, i.e. the skilful mixture of sweet and bitter was staged.

This also means that this green orange water passes without question as a unisex scent - even in principle is ageless, although I am not sure whether the younger ones appreciate such a substance despite its lack of sweetness and sophisticated complexity.

No matter - when it comes to classic and stylish summer fragrances with a certain degree of restraint, the green orange should not be missing. The pocket sprayer for after-spraying, however, also not.
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Mark030

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Mark030
Mark030
Helpful Review    4
Eau d'orange verte
Is it good when you feel nostalgia for a perfume? For that one i feel it. Eau d'orange verte it is not only fresh and naturally citrucy. It can smell classy in a way and being also a really joyful perfume. It is woody and crisp, its an imaginary wood. It doesnt last very long, but it has an ' allegro ' effect that really deserve appreciation.
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MasterLi

367 Reviews
MasterLi
MasterLi
Helpful Review    6
The most realistic-smelling citrus cologne I've tried...
Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte is without a doubt the best smelling (and most realistic) of all the so-called "Eau de Cologne" compositions I've tried. Of course we all know about the famous "4711", and how it smells like... but this one is like a 4711 made for rich people! I get such a realistic impression of an orange tree from this... it (literally) smells like standing under a green orange tree! Yes it's an Eau de Cologne (so don't expect it to have any kind of base), which means you will have to reapply usually once every hour (sometimes twice)... but what a smell! Green, realistic, authentic citrus... in my opinion this is unbeatable! There is a reason why this is often sold at expensive hotels!

Try this on a hot summer day... you'll see how good this really is. In my opinion, this fragrance is for summer only, and one which needs to be applied throughout the day. But... without a doubt, in my opinion this is probably the best in the "Eau de Cologne" category... and such an authentic, realistic type of experience could only come from Hermès.
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Miaw2

339 Reviews
Miaw2
Miaw2
4
Sorry...
Gorgeous opening but quickly fades to a musky drydown that remembers a little bit of body odour.

The orange note really smells natural, but the scent just disappears.

Longevity is around one hour.

Updated January 2014
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Drseid

671 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Greatly helpful Review    8
Invigorating Citrus and Greens...
Eau d'Orange Verte is a highly addictive refreshing mix of natural bitter orange juice and herbal greens... just as the name indicates -- nothing more, nothing less. It is super-simplistic in its composition, but when something smells this good I can't find any fault in that. Longevity and projection are both regrettably poor.

This is a superb classic release from the house of Hermes that is perfect as a splash-on cologne, as I think it is near impossible to over-apply and it is so invigorating in the morning on a hot summer day. I think I slightly prefer Hermes' later release, Concentre d'Orange Verte (which is a bit less herbal while adding a menthol undertone, with a little better longevity), but it is almost a tossup. Eau d'Orange Verte earns an excellent 4 stars out of 5 and is easily full bottle and blind buy worthy, IMO.
2.5 2.5 3.0/10
Pansylady

27 Reviews
Pansylady
Pansylady
shave and a hair cut...
but far more than two cents!

I had high expectations for this one- and since I love fresh citrus scents in general, I truly expected to fall in love- but in all honesty, this smelled just like men's shaving cream to me-

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