Today I am testing the third fragrance release from Parisian designers Miller et Bertaux, this one titled Green, green, green and green. I have not been able to find an official list of notes, but according to a post on a fragrance forum, the notes are laurel, bay leaves, verbena, sap, coriander (possibly the leaves, i.e., cilantro), jasmine, cedar, vetiver, and musk. That may or may not be an accurate list, but it smells about right.
Miller et Bertaux Green starts somewhat similar to Nanadebary Green: a slightly sharp verbena with green notes, and possibly some bergamot as well. As it calms, it takes off in another direction — where Nanadebary gets milder and fresher as it develops, the Miller et Bertaux takes on a deeper, very nearly bitter green.
It smells like grass, sap, fresh herbs and leaves, with a twist of lemon. For a short time, I can make out some faint, indistinct floral notes, but as it continues to dry down, those are replaced by cedary woods, and it starts to smell more like shrubbery. It is fresh in the sense that green things smell fresh, but it does not have a "fresh" note.
It is unisex, and is an Eau de Parfum, but in strength and lasting power it feels very much like an Eau de Toilette, and a light one at that. I had trouble getting any impression of it from my sample vial, so I transfered the juice to a small atomizer. Several good sprays lasted at least 4 hours, but after the first hour it was subtle at best.
I like Green very much, and would buy it in a second if it were just a bit stronger and longer lasting. For that matter, I would buy a smaller bottle without hesitation, but the Miller et Bertaux scents come in 100 ml only. I will have to give it more thought and see how my summer shopping list shapes up over the next few weeks.
For buying information, see the listing for Miller et Bertaux under Perfume Houses.
Update: I ended up buying a bottle and it turned out to be one of my summer staples.