Yerbamate by Lorenzo Villoresi
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Yerbamate is a perfume by Lorenzo Villoresi for women and men and was released in 2001. The scent is green-powdery. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGreen notes, Citrus notes, Tea, Aromatic herbs, Mate, Mint, Tarragon, Rosewood, Ylang-ylang
Heart Notes Heart NotesGreen notes, Tea, Herbs, Mate, Hay, Lavender
Base Notes Base NotesGreen notes, Tea, Mate, Galbanum, Labdanum, Tree moss, Patchouli, Vetiver, Aromatic woods, Powdery notes, Spicy notes

Ratings

Scent

7.1 (153 Ratings)

Longevity

6.9 (110 Ratings)

Sillage

5.9 (102 Ratings)

Bottle

7.3 (100 Ratings)
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Pollita

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Pollita
Greatly helpful Review    9
Almost
Yerbamate is one of those scents I test every now and then. I would love to like him so much from start to finish because he is special and always manages to impress me. Why hasn't anything happened to us yet? It simply takes too long until it develops and pleases with really well.

I was the first Villoresi to test Teint de Neige, which totally scared me off. Much too violent, much too powdery, full of madam. No, that didn't work. While my mother broke out in storms of enthusiasm, I had to take to my heels. That was really too much of a good thing for me. So further tested with Yerbamate. Yerbamate, like Teint de Neige, becomes powdery in the end, but tender, clean, slightly sweet and simply beautiful. He never becomes violent, remains permanently very close. That always spoke to me directly. However, the road is very, very, long until then.

There are many fragrances that take a certain time to really smell nice on my skin. Also Bryant Park or Balmy Days & Sundays, which I like to wear both very much, smell at the start - well. However, the two and many others get into gear relatively quickly and bring out the dream notes I'm waiting for. Yerbamate doesn't do this. Yeah, he starts green and with hay and teen notes. However, I find the whole thing rather masculine and quite scratchy. This rough start lasts quite a while and starts to annoy me at some point, until finally the delicate, clean powder note appears. Whenever I'm about to scrub, Yerbamate shows me the soft side I love him for. As soon as he does, I sniff my wrist with enthusiasm, and "want to have" cravings develop. Unfortunately, the fun is already there again, because in contrast to his big, noisy and dress-up sister Teint de Neige, the durability of Yerbamate leaves a lot to be desired. So I spray it gently. And then this slightly nasty men's fragrance comes around the corner again. So no, not!

With Yerbamate I have the feeling that the perfumer was not sure whether he wanted to create a spicy, herbaceous men's fragrance or a delicate, powdery women's fragrance. He succeeded in both, but the evaluations here show that he does not only trigger this almost-effect with me for this reason. Too bad, because in principle it could be a dream!
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pudelbonzo

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Very helpful Review    9
Ricola in powder snow
Yesterday my dear friend sent me another surprise bottle.
Villoresi?

Teint de neige is my winter companion, because it reminds me of powder snow - in which I throw myself while skiing partly voluntarily, partly involuntarily.
I guess I'll never learn how to ski.

But Yerbamate reminds me of powdery things - but neither of snow nor of boards.
A sharp, almost medical prelude makes me retreat, but this first impression is pushed aside by surprising marzipan.
Is it getting gourmand?
No, I'm not. A cup of herbal tea is quickly served in which the mint works its way out of the dry mate.
The herbal spice melange becomes firmer and sweeter - so that I have Ricola Herbs Bon Bons in mind.
The powdery consistency is provided by loose haystacks in the background.
Yerbamate experiences peace and quiet through bouquets of lavender.

An unusual, green-powdery scent, with a latent tendency towards sweetness.

He will accompany me in winter, next to my bag of Ricola, when I try to ski again
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Drseid

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Helpful Review    2
The Smell Of The Countryside...
I hate tea based scents as a general rule, but not Yerbamate. Something about this scent is just very appealing. It kind of reminds me of a spring day out in the countryside. Kind of powdery, but subtle enough that the powder does not distract from the fresh, green primary nature of the scent. The tea notes also blend harmoniously with the green, yielding a nice well-blended unisex mix of green grass, with tea and mate notes. Well done, LV, and easily worthy of its excellent 4 star out of 5 rating.
7.0/10
Awesomeness

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Awesomeness
Awesomeness
Very helpful Review    4
Yerbamate *IS* my cup of tea ... on top & in the heart.
Although this is unlike any Yerbamate tea that I have sipped, the fragrance Yerbamate is very appealing. I adore its slightly smoky, powdery & sweet character. The scent is a bit herbal & vegetal, but most importantly it is GREEN, GREEN, GREEN. Best classified as an aromatic.

I have been searching high & low for a green scent to call my own, and Yerbamate rings all the right bells. It just on the femme side of unisex. It's also NOT a floral bomb, NOT a oakmoss beast, and NOT a balmy resin ... which IS what most green scents are all about. I've gone through 2 small decants, and I probably could go through more. However ...

About 2 hours out, Yerbamate is ho-hum on me. It then seems like a masculine cologne. The first 2 hours are spectacular, but then rest of it is ho-hum. At this price point, I expect much more. Otherwise, this scent would be on my full-bottle wish list.
3.0/10
PBullFriend

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Helpful Review    4
not my cup of tea
Leafy, smoky, and very powdery. I've only had mate' tea a couple of times, but I found it much more appealing than this scent. When this dries down, it makes me think of marijuana smoke and green bell peppers. Not a combination I ever wanted to smell!

I tried it once alongside Parfumerie Generale Hyperessence Matale, another soft smoky tea, and found the Hyperessence Matale much more appealing, with its metallic, flowery, and soapy nuances. Yerbamate' is apparently not MY cup of tea. (011711)

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