It’s said that the 2017 Pantone® Color of the Year Greenery is inspired by the first days of spring. It’s meant to represent renewal and connecting with nature. I like all colors, because with color it’s more about their relationship with other colors than the color itself. However, I’m not really feeling this shade of green. I don’t like the shade. It comes across as tech-y or like a start-up color but that is very right now. I started to see this aggressively fresh shade pop up on logos and on products in 2016. It works for those brands but it doesn’t work for me. This isn’t a color I want to wear or decorate with. It’s not a color that appeals to me. But, Pantone® doesn’t care about my opinion.
I may not want a nail color in this green, but I don’t mind smelling like this shade of green. I want to smell like a green reminiscent of the first days of spring.
Clinique Calyx – Honestly, this is one of the only fruity-florals that I ever fool with. It’s so green and refreshing. Truly a classic. Retails for $53 at Sephora.
CB I Hate Perfume I am a Dandelion Perfume – Bitter dandelions and fresh soil, this one will make you feel like a kid again. It’s all the fun without the grass stains. Retails for $125 at CB I Hate Perfume.
The Different Company Tokyo Bloom EDP – If spring can be bought in a bottle, this would be it. It’s bitter, dandelion greens with dew drops. I could bathe in this stuff, which is appropriate because longevity is zilch with this one. Retails for $125 at Beautyhabit.
Hiram Green Arbolé Arbolé EDP – Imagine if tonka beans were green. That’s what Arbolé Arbolé is like: sweet green. Retails for $165 at Indigo Perfumery.
Chanel No. 19 EDT – This is one of my favorite greens. It’s a structural, architectural green with galbanum and iris. Retails for $100 at Nordstrom.
Anu Essentials Meadow Lark EDP – This all-natural perfume with prominent notes of tarragon and sage is crisp, green and really does reinvigorate. It’s a really grounding fragrance. Retails for $55 at Anu Essentials.
BONUS Round of Reinvigorating Perfumes: Zoologist Macaque (sci-fi jungle overgrowth), Smell Bent Brussels Sprouted (Pacific Northwest rainforest) and TokyoMilk Poe’s Tobacco (light dewy floral with a deceptively dark name)
What do you think of 2017 Color of the Year? Which perfumes remind you of Greenery?
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