You immediately pick up the orange and bitter orange top notes against the lush green to greet you. Due to careful weighing of citrus to green, this is a warm welcome with gentler freshness. If you close your eyes and inhale, you can smell the orange floating in the air lazily drifting among the greens to give The Vert & Bigarade its transparency as well.
Once the citrus unites with the green tea and the herbal influence of yerba mate in the heart, the fragrance cools slightly and evolves. The eucalyptus like smell of that herb gives that aromatic green scent a distinct smoothness to those notes of green tea for a comforting presence that you gravitate toward.
The base is rooted to the earth with woods and herbs that help keep this light fragrance grounded. The notes of cedar, thyme, and musk lend a calming strength and seductive quality to this fragrance that is undeniably irresistible.
This is a gorgeous green tea fragrance I am crazy about that is ideal for warm weather. I almost forgot to mention this is another L'Occitane en Provence's La Collection de Grasse scent that has incredible longevity.
Regardless of sex, I think this fragrance would work for anyone with happy results. Think of it as a mini-vacation to the South of France because it smells like you have just returned only bringing that trip's pleasant aroma back with you. The Vert & Bigarade Eau de Toilette retails for $75. Do pick a bottle up for a warm escape!
To get a better feel about the first two fragrances in La Collection de Grasse, read my reviews of Jasmine & Bergamote and Magnolia & Mure. Look for my take on the final fragrance in this line with the Vanille & Narcisse in an upcoming review.
Disclaimer: A free product was provided to facilitate this review only--not my opinion.*