Today I am trying Nanadebary's latest fragrance release, Green, which features notes of citron, bergamot, basil, cardamom, nutmeg, thyme, musk, and vetiver.
The top notes are sharp green citrus. It smells very much like lemon verbena, with a fair amount of basil added. The cardamom and nutmeg add a slightly spicy, dusty undertone, but they are considerably more subdued than in the Nanadebary Classic Pink fragrance.
It calms to a sheer, lightly spicy herbal-citrus. As it dries down, it gets softer and milder, and also takes on a very fresh aquatic note that continues to intensify the longer it is on skin. Eventually it smells more fresh than green, and the herbs and spices fade to a faint whisper. It is a nice fragrance, but has too little personality for my taste after the first 30 minutes. It might be perfect for a work environment where you need something light and inoffensive.
Nanadebary Green could easily be worn by either sex. Fans of Classic Pink might actually find it too masculine, especially in the early stages when the basil is stronger, but this is a fairly mild fragrance overall, much more so than say, Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin.
This is a light Eau de Toilette, and a tiny dab was gone in fairly short order. A more liberal application lasted a couple hours. For buying information, see the listing for Nanadebary under Perfume Houses. I have not yet tried Nanadebary Bronze, if you have, please comment!
Tomorrow: Miller et Bertaux no. 3, Green, green, green and green.