This has been the first year I’ve ever had a garden (first year as a homeowner too). I love having fresh herbs and I barely have to tend to them. Fresh herbs are a little luxury that I do not want to give up. So, far I have only had squash be successful, the other veggies are trailing way behind. However, it looks like I am going to have at least 3,000 cherry tomatoes one day. I went nuts planting them from seed and what do you know? They love my little lot. Every day I go out and water them. I love the smell of the plant. Brushing against it leaves an aroma on the skin. It is so difficult to find tomato scents. I mean I guess it sounds repulsive. Who wants to smell like a soup and salad? But I love the smell of tomato and it really does add something to a “fresh” scent. I like the smell of their green vines and even the juicy, watery fruit. Here is a “guide” or a list of all the tomato fragrances that I am aware of:
Heeley Verveine EDP is a fresh, summery scent with tomato leaves. It is refreshing and even contains fig leaves. It’s a green herbaceous blast. The 3.4 ounce bottle goes for $136. One of my all time favorite scents, especially for summer is Sisley Eau de Campagne EDT. It is such a green, grassy blend with tomato leaves. It is one that I frequently replace and sport throughout hot summers. The 1.7 ounce retails for $93. Emilio Pucci Vivara-Varizaioni Sole EDT has a tomato leaf top note. I sniffed this fragrance a long time ago and vaguely remember that crispness. I mainly remember the jasmine and how it wore on my skin. It’s a pretty and feminine fragrance. It was my favorite out of the LE trio. The 1.7 ounce goes for $59. I find this price very reasonable. And I like the Pucci packaging. Annick Goutal Folavril EDT (my review) is a fruity-floral blend with tomato leaf. I think it is a great late spring fragrance. Out of all of the tomato fragrance listed here, I would have to say that this is the most feminine. It’s an odd fragrance in that “odd” way that only Annick Goutal could do. The 3.4 ounce retails for $115. Hilde Soliani Stecca EDP is a simple “soliflore” of tomato vines and leaves. I love the crisp simplicity of this scent. It’s bitter and green. The 3.4 ounce goes for $175. Demeter has 3 tomato colognes. There are bitter Green Tomato, garden fresh Tomato, and tangy Tomato Seeds. This cologne doesn’t wear for very long, but it will satisfy your tomato cravings. Sometimes I just want a “blast” of tomato. Each one comes in a 1 ounce cologne spray for $20. CB I Hate Perfume Memory of Kindness is a green vine-like home-grown tomato blend. The perfume absolute goes for $65. CB I Hate Perfume also has many perfume accords of the tomato variety including Tomato Basil Leaves (sweeter), Tomato Leaf (greener), Green Tomato (tarter), and Market Tomato (juicier). They where nicely with other “green” and fresh, citrus accords. Accord oil prices range from $25 to $35. I find that I like the CB I Hate Perfume tomatoes, but they aren’t very long-lasting either.
Here’s one marketed for the fellows, Lacoste Essential EDT (not pictured). This has an energetic top note of tomato leaves. It has notes of spice and a dry-down of patchouli. It’s a “sporty” men’s fragrance. The 2.5 oz. spray retails for $50. I recently wrote a review on Burt’s Bees Garden Tomato Toner (not pictured). This facial toner has a garden fresh tomato aroma. I think this could easily be used as a cologne splash or put in a spray bottle to be used as a body spray. An 8 oz. bottle retails for $12, making it the most affordable “tomato” product featured in this guide.
If you have any more tomato scents to the guide, please comment. It is so easy to overlook the obvious. I know there are more out there, but I’m unfamiliar with them. Please, share. I’m craving tomato!
UPDATE: This is an older post so some of these are no longer available.
6 thoughts on “Garden Fresh: A Tomato Fragrance Guide”
Thank you for doing this! I love the smell of tomato leaves. I know that it is unusual and not something easy to find in fragrance. This helps me.
You’re welcome. Glad you like it! I love the smell of tomato leaves too. Smelling that smell takes me instantly to summer!
Great guide. Thanks for posting!
Can you believe that I already miss summer?! Glad I found this post. Tomato is such a summer smell to me!
I miss summer too! I’m trying to enjoy the cooler months but I admit that I’m already sick of it!
Back around the very early 2000’s(perhaps even y2k) DKNY released a scent w/ tomato. if my memory serves me right, I think it may have been a scent for men.
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