EauMG’s Perfume Guide to Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017 – Greenery

Pantone Greenery

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.


Greenery perfumes


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. 

BONUS Round of Refreshing Perfumes: Blooming Dream Blackbird Vert (a natural composition of yuzu and galbanum), DSH Perfumes Refresh (a 100% natural mint) and LUSH Dirty (cold herbs).

reviving green fragrances


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. 

April Aromatics Unter de Linden EDP – Unter de Linden is a romantic, breezy spring floral with citrus-y blossoms of linden and magnolia. Retails for $190 at Luckyscent.  Full review here.

BONUS Round of Reviving Perfumes:  Bond No. 9 Gramercy Park (crisp green floral), Ann Gerard Perle de Mousse (a spring green chypre) and Aftelier Shiso (spicy mint).

refreshing green perfumes


aroma M Geisha Green Perfume Oil – This perfume oil is like an herbal black licorice with the perfect balance of warm/cool. Retails for $60 at Luckyscent. Full review here.

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. 

L’Artisan Parfumeur L’eau de L’Artisan EDT – This is like an herb garden by the sea. It actually has a seaweed accord! Retails for $120 at Beautyhabit.  Full review here.

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?

Here’s My Guides For: 

2015 Marsala

2014 Radiant Orchid

2013 Emerald

*Pantone swatch from Pantone. Sephora, Beautyhabit, Nordstrom and Saks contain affiliate links.

29 thoughts on “EauMG’s Perfume Guide to Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017 – Greenery

  1. In the mid 90’s Gap had perfumes, one of them was called Grass. It was fresh cut grass, ivy and clover and a touch of musk that dried down to a clean smell. Not my usual kind of scent, I’ve almost always been drawn to heavy wood or gourmands. I wore the heck out of this until it discontinued. It was my favorite green.

    1. I still have 2 bottles of 90’s Gap because that and Om were my “signatures”. I really liked it, because unlike Demeter Grass, GAP’s was sun-dried grass clumps. Or at least that’s what it reminded me off. They later relaunched (white gap) in the late-90’s or (gosh maybe the early ’00s, I feel so old) and it was a fresher, greener grass. I wish they’d relaunch that line again!

      1. Noooo! At least you found out what the problem was.

        I loved it so much. Then it disappeared. It came back. I loved that one too. I saw (advertised on my IG) that GAP is launching a “classics” collection. If they really meant it, they’d launch the corresponding perfumes from the 90’s as well!

  2. I like that color green. But for full disclosure, the green of the juice in the Arbole Arbole bottle suits me better.

    And I love green perfumes. Don’t get me started.

    1. Arbole Arbole green is much more my speed.

      I love green perfumes. I really don’t own that many because I get stuck on the same few (I’m a creature of habit).

  3. I love Gap’s Grass! The Body Time has an oil called Grass which I wear and it smells just like that. I also love Chanel’s Christalle Eau Vert!!!!

    1. Oh, thank you for that tip! I put The Body Time’s on my list!

      Cristalle Eau Vert is absolutely gorgeous. A friend of mine decants her perfumes because she is a flight attendant and travels all the time. She was nice enough to make me a large decant from her bottle when she was making one for herself. When I run out, I am soooo going to buy a full-size.

  4. Whoa. Gap’s Grass was my absolute favorite. I hope they bring it back!!! I’ve never found anything like it (or maybe I’ve just been unable to reclaim my youth)

  5. It reminds me of green plastic mineral water bottles. I don’t know if I would like that color on a wall of mine. I do have a chair that is covered in red and green wool fabric and the green is that color. It’s enough for me. I am in love with Nest’s Bamboo candle right now. I’m tempted to try the diffuser but it’s getting mixed reviews.

    1. I like all colors because it’s not about the color per se but like the relationship of colors. I imagine it would be really pretty with a bold red or red-orange.

      I love Nest Bamboo! I have that candle out right now. It’s so fresh, energetic!

  6. Yes! Green fragrances! My life long love is No. 19 EDT, with Cristalle a close second. Great idea for a post. I’ve added several of these to my “to try” list. Also, the Tom Ford Vert de Fleur seems to be loaded with galbanum. He irks me, but he does do great scents.

    1. Cristall and No. 19 are a few of my favorite perfumes.

      Oh, I tried those TF “Green” ones with low expectations. That brand is really hit or miss. HOWEVER, Vert de Fleur is full of galbanum. I love it. It’s such a “me” fragrance. I just wish it had a price tag in a “me” budget 😉

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