If you did not know this, you should – Etro makes good perfumes. They’re hard to come by unless you live in a place with an Etro boutique, but they’re good. I think they’re worth the search. Etro Greene Street was launched last year to celebrate their Soho location in New York City. This one is marketed as a masculine but it’s coming from a line that makes hot pink paisley shirts for men. We’re throwing their gender classification right out the window, mmm-kay.
Greene Street opens as a spiced acrid incense (think pink pepper, myrrh and frankincense). It becomes a talcum powder barbershop violet. The base is a surprising “green” amber. It has all of the attributes of a classic amber but it has a green acridness. With time it dries down to this cuddly, soft and somewhat sweet amber. The base is one of those, “I smell good, what am I wearing” perfumes. And then I remember it’s Greene Street.
For some reason I have to try all of the ambers. And yes, I like Greene Street. It’s a familiar amber but has enough differences to be unlike the more spiky or vanilla ambers that I already own.
Notes listed include basil, nutmeg, pink pepper, incense, resins, violet, geranium, talcum, musk, labdanum, and ambergris. Launch date 2012.
Give Greene Street a try if you like amber perfumes. Or if you like perfumes like CREED Green Irish Tweed, Penhaligon’s Sartorial, Juliette Has a Gun Citizen Queen, Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114 and/or Montale Blue Amber. Greene Street is marketed as a masculine but I find it unisex. I feel comfortable wearing it.
Greene Street is an EDT but wears much more like an EDP. I get 8+ hours of wear from it.
Greene Street EDT is available at Etro boutiques and online at The Perfume Shoppe. It retails for $170 for 3.4 oz.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Barbershop “green” amber. Hey, I don’t really need another amber. Ever. But, I like this one.
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