Eau d'Orange Verte 1979

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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. Pronunciation

Fragrance Notes

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

Ratings

Scent

7.9 (292 Ratings)

Longevity

4.9 (206 Ratings)

Sillage

4.6 (185 Ratings)

Bottle

7.5 (198 Ratings)
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6
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6
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10
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Pinkdawn
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Pinkdawn
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The scent of the ancient times - sweet orange blossoms instead of citric youth freshness
Green oranges? They're immature. Didn't I? While in Europe only bright orange oranges are perceived as ripe, oranges in tropical countries remain green all year round without being immature. Do oranges that have remained green emit other scents than our orange-red ones? I don't know, but maybe I'll find out with a test from Eau d'Orange Verte.

Last summer, when I was looking for a fresh citrus scent, the beautiful dark green bottle of Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte fell into my hands, along with others. If it had only been for the bottle, the green orange would certainly have emerged victorious from this perfume casting. The spray lies heavy and smooth in the hand - and flatters the skin with its thick, compact, green glass. However, the bottle is not only a hand-catcher, it also pleases the eye. The design, inspired by the lamps on the Parisian Fiakern, has a noble appearance and is typical of Hermès, where people still proudly look back on its success story from saddle maker to luxury brand in haute couture, perfume and cosmetics.

The fragrance is considered to be unisex, although something like this happened more than forty years ago, yes yes yes, our green orange already has it on its back, it probably didn't exist yet - at least as far as the current hype about the unisex fragrances that Hermès has been so fond of is concerned.

I expect from my summer fragrance first and foremost a citric freshness, something sparkling, light, light-hearted. Eau d'Orange Verte also offers this fragrance experience. But only very shortly after spraying on. Much too short for my taste. Unfortunately! Only too soon the fragrance becomes "nerolig" sweet, as it seems to me, and heavy and gets a solid, yet pompous depth. The lovable charm of youthfulness in the early moments turns into a mature elegance that you like - or don't like.

Mint? I'd have looked forward to them. Honestly. Also to a really juicy, ripe, refreshing orange. But also here: Nothing.

To me, it's clearly a gentleman's scent. Not quite young gentlemen who prefer a classic style - and are situated. Lebemänner, who glide along the Riviera with tanned arms at the flounce of their sports cars - and deliberately do not race. Because they are connoisseurs who no longer have to prove anything to themselves or others. Eau d'Orange Verte has something old-fashioned for me, I admit it. It could even be from the 50's.

Hermès offers its target group the appropriate olfactory support. Hardly ever have I felt it more strongly with a smell that it needs a personality group which can be determined so scarcely as carrier.

They say cats choose the people they want to live with themselves. I'm sure about my hangover, by the way. There were several applicants for the Ragdoll Beauty. And this fragrance is aimed at a fairly definable group of men.

Whoever expects a lively sorbet here, which promises cooling on hot summer days and nights, will be disappointed.

The fragrance is neither trendy nor innovative. If he has reached his heavy flower sweetness (orange blossoms, jasmine & Co., although even honeysuckle can hardly be sniffed), he doesn't really change anymore according to my feeling. Sensations do not take place, although mint, honeysuckle, tropical fruits, precious woods and patchouli could have created such a sensation.

If you take a closer look at the components of the fragrance pyramid, you imagine, at least I imagine, a lively, varied fragrance that only becomes darker and oriental in the finish. My real impression of this fragrance contradicts this notion. It's like meeting an old acquaintance - even if you're sniffing this perfume for the first time.

Even if orange blossoms and other fragrances are not explicitly mentioned here - other suppliers mention them explicitly. I'm reassured. My nose didn't fool me about the heavy neroli cloud as yet. Even jasmine is called. Yes, of course, this is the sweet heaviness or heavy sweetness that hit me so unexpectedly after this brief green initial flash of floral grassy notes with bergamot, which I always welcome because of its citric lightness. Even Shalimar, one of my classics, lifts relatively harmlessly with this fresh note and then turns into a frenzy of oriental flowers and woods. Whoa!

As far as I know, the Eau d'Orange Verte is available as Concentré, EdT and Cologne. The perfumes differ in composition. I didn't test and compare them all at the perfumery. My comment refers to the EdT.

Of course, you notice that you're dealing with an expensive brand fragrance. It seems to me, however, that he has become a bit old in this composition. That means, Eau d'Orange Verte is too heavy and too sweet for me - even if the sweetness seems quite noble. The "green orange" is too much men's scent for me. However, I would also prefer a more fashionable fragrance for men around me that is lighter and fresher. The fragrance is light-footed only as far as the low shelf life and weak sillage are concerned ...

The Concentré is supposed to be fresher and more citric. Right to the end. I'd like to test that. My decision for the summer fragrance 2019 has of course long been made. Interestingly, also on a Hermès unisex scent. And the Oscar goes to Eau de Pamplemousse Rose Concentré - a trendy fragrance that I liked to wear a lot last summer. But that's another story.
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6
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3
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8
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Sweetscent
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Sweetscent
Top 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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8.5
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5
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7.5
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Taurus1967

3 Reviews
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Taurus1967
Taurus1967
Top Review    21  
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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2.5
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10
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Mark030

5 Reviews
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

375 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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2.5
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2.5
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2.5
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Miaw2

339 Reviews
Miaw2
Miaw2
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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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2.5
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5
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Drseid

746 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Top 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.
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2.5
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2.5
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Pansylady

27 Reviews
Pansylady
Pansylady
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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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MeetjoeblackMeetjoeblack 155 days ago
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A thrilling, classy, citrus masterpiece that only lasts for two hours. What a shame!

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