The new limited edition of L'Eau d'Issey' Summer EdT by Issey Miyake ( L'Eau d'Issey' Summer 2007 Pour Femme) screamed green right from the shelf. The bottle is gorgeous, and even my anti-fresh (and anti L'Eau d'Issey) self could avoid admiring it. My shopping companion was my little sister, a green-lover if there ever was one sprayed, sniffed and fell in love on the spot. I can't blame her.
To my nose Summer 2007 smelled so green that I could picture each part and fiber of the plant. There's an actual list of notes (green leaves, black currant, lily-of-the-valley, rose, orange flower, peony, tuberose, violet and woody notes), but really, the notes are every part of the plant that's above ground, stem and all. My sister finds it light and fresh, and I suspect that those who like green, grassy scents would adore this one. Even I almost liked it.
Quote of the week belongs to my brother-in-law who upon sniffing my sister's neck declared: "It smells like chlorophyll".
*2013 edit-- my poor sister is as in love with L'Eau d'Issey' Summer 2007 Pour Femme as ever. She wore it through both her pregnancies as it was the only perfume she could stand. I've bought her every single bottle I could find; begged and pleaded with every online dealer I know, but here we are, six years later and it looks like nothing is left. I think I need to get her hooked on something new.