From the old carpet to the green lawn
This morning I had, after several days of testing powder fragrances, again in the mood for something green. Since came to me the "The Soft Lawn" sample just right. The prelude brought me, however, first time on the carpet, and a little musty. In my grandparents' attic, for example, there was a piece like this and the first ten minutes reminded me of it: warm, slightly stuffy air with something old in it. And maybe there's a little moss growing olfactorily over it. At this stage, I additionally smell something very tart - grapefruit sits smiling on the carpet.
For me, these first few minutes are the most unpleasant, especially since I can not get much out of citrus fruits in general. But the change has already begun: there remains a tart green undertone, but the carpet mustiness disappears. It smells strong dark green and even a bit juicy without any sweetness. Ivy and laurel fit well here and mentally I stepped from the attic to a shady spring in the middle of the woods, where water trickles from the damp earth between tree roots, ivy and herb. At that moment, "The Soft Lawn" reminds me of "Eau de Lierre" by Diptyque, only with a more powerful performance.
The change that's coming now is slower, more of a creeping shift from dark green to medium green. It becomes bit by bit more lovely and lighter, subtle lime blossoms shimmer in the green and a good hour after the first spray I arrived at the lawn. The sweetness never becomes dominant here, it remains green without a sea of flowers. Vetiver and galbanum now outweigh ivy and laurel. That's how it stays now - green-fresh - and just mellows and skins out over the course of the next four hours.
Creamy or even fig-sweet I do not feel the fragrance on my cool skin, but that may develop on other skins rather. The sillage is typically green: initially about arm's length, then briskly more and more towards the skin (I always test with two times spraying on the arm). There, however, the fragrance is perceptible for seven hours, which I noticed positively.
Overall, the scent has pleased me as a lover of green well. The unpleasant tones from the beginning disappeared quickly enough, the remaining, quite linear course appeals to me. Sillage and longevity speak for "The soft Lawn." It would not be for me a fragrance for every day, but if I were in the mood for an unexciting, consistently green companion, then this would be right