Mainstream Monday – Sniffing A Popular Perfume
Yves Rocher Thé Vert/Green Tea Eau de Cologne is one of those energizing citrus scents done in that screechy super clean and fresh 1990’s style. Thé Vert is lemony, unisex green floral that reminds me of other “green tea” fragrances.
Thé Vert is mainly bergamot and lemon and orange “zest”. I detect a hint of cool mint and a little bit of spicy celery for added greenness. There’s some of that synthetic “green tea”, sheer jasmine, and white musk junk going on. But, mainly what I get from Thé Vert is “green bergamot” and tons of alcohol. It doesn’t hang around much to show any complexity or to really introduce any of the new notes. This is a cologne. It’s like 80% alcohol and doesn’t last very long on the skin.
How does Yves Rocher Thé Vert compare to other green tea fragrances?
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Scent Spray – Yves Rocher’s is very similar except Yves Rocher’s doesn’t have the “red fruits” opening. Elizabeth Arden’s is much more fruitier and girlier but both have that “green” with tons of citrus.
Bvlgari Eau Parfumée Thé Vert – I have problems smelling Bvlgari’s tea fragrances. Bvlgari’s version, from what I can tell, has more spice and florals. But, the theme is about the same. Bvlgari’s is more complex, so I’m told. I can only pick up on half of the fragrance.
Jalaine Green Tea Perfume Oil- Jalaine is an orange peel green tea fragrance that is like a “niche” version of Elizabeth Arden’s….or heck, even this one by Yves Rocher. But, in an oil base and with an outrageous price.
L’Occitane Thé Vert – This one reminds me the most of the one by Yves Rocher except L’Occitane’s is a little bit colder, mintier, and more expensive.
There are many more “green tea” scents out there i.e., Demeter, Roger et Gallet, and Molinard. I haven’t tried these, so I can’t comment on how they compare to Yves Rocher’s. If you know, please chime in.
If you are looking for a crisp, zesty green citrus to use as a cologne or like a body spray to refresh in the summer, I really do recommend Yves Rocher Thé Vert. It’s cheap and smells much more expensive than it is. That is the thing about tea scents, they are all mostly synthetic and frankly smell the same. And they don’t last long on the skin. Why pay too much for that?
The 4.2 oz. spray retails for $14 and is available at Yves Rocher. Other products are available in this scent. And usually this line is on sale.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Not a bad fragrance in the “green tea” genre. You can definitely spend more for the exact same thing. I just so happen to not care for green tea fragrances. I have no interest in this fragrance even though it “smells good”. Maybe as a linen spray since I want those things to smell crisp and fresh. Or maybe if Thé Vert was a household cleaner fragrance. I’d buy it like that.