It is (kinda) Simple Being Inexperienced

Posse! This can be a submit about (kinda) Simple Inexperienced Perfumes.  I say ‘kinda’ as a result of as a lot as I like me some Inexperienced – they don’t seem to be all the time that straightforward to put on. At the least not for me, ymmv (and I hope you’ll let me know within the feedback)

This all happened a couple of weeks in the past once I requested Alexa to play a choice of one among my favourite musicians, Shirley Horn.  I’m a Shirley Horn superfan and would’ve gone di-reckly to the mat on the belief that I knew each track she ever performed/sang.  I’d’ve been WRONG!

She sang Kermit’s “It’s Not That Simple Being Inexperienced”, her tribute to Ray Charles’s model of the track.  And it broke my coronary heart and lifted my soul to the sky.  Simply her, together with her delicate voice, and her piano, it comes closest to the unique model (in tone) that Kermit sang on Sesame Avenue.  Plaintive, contemplative, a bit heartbreaking, rather a lot beautiful.  And it received me within the feels, fascinated by among the simpler inexperienced scents I’ve worn over the millennia. We’ll discuss Tough Greens in one other submit, I promise.  However there can even be gin concerned, I promise.

The Simple Greens are simply that:  straightforward.  Simple to put on, they don’t make me cry (lookin’ at you, Cristalle!) and I finish the day nonetheless as comfy in my very own pores and skin and psyche as I used to be earlier than I spritzed it on.  Dunno about you however that doesn’t appear to be that a lot to ask of an ‘straightforward’ fragrance…does it?  We’ll see what you suppose.

Greens are, on the floor, just about what it says:  inexperienced components of … nicely, no matter.  Stems, leaves, grasses, and many others.  However they can be ‘weirder’ inexperienced notes, like March’s absolute favourite, the swamptastic “Eau du Grenouille” word (Kermit Life Objectives Bénitier et météo : la grenouille)

My style for an Simple Inexperienced is fairly simple, barely warmy-cool, with a touch of floral, no frog.

“however Inexperienced is the colour of Spring

and Inexperienced may be cool and friendly-like”

So listed below are a few my favourite Simple Greens:

Vent Vert (Balmain) – really this was my first-ever Inexperienced, worn again within the early 70s, and it’s nonetheless very wearable as we speak, although it’s not fairly as ‘pleasant’ as I bear in mind it again within the day.  Germaine Cellier is the nostril for the 1947 creation (and what a ‘nostril’) – it’s received a kitchen sink record of notes, all of which mix to create this creamy, inexperienced floral inexperienced -yes, inexperienced is in there twice on objective – there’s undoubtedly floral in there (hyacinth, lotv, rose, jasmine, and many others, and many others however Mme Cellier managed to tug all of the inexperienced features of the floral with out it turning bitter.  A masterpiece.

Vacances (Patou) – the second Inexperienced I ever wore.  I fell in love with the scent and in addition the bottle, the unique Deco-inspired bottle with the spherical inexperienced glass stopper.  Again within the 80s I purchased a bottle or two – and used them to scent my sheets!!!  I not have these bottles, alas, however simply writing that introduced that shimmering scent proper again to me.  To me, it’s the epitome of Summer season. Simple and excellent with a crisp white shirt and black peg-leg trousers.

Silences (Jacomo) – this one veers into galbanum territory, greater than leafy, sunny inexperienced – however it nonetheless sits firmly on my Inexperienced shelf.

Charmes et Feuilles (The Totally different Firm).  It’s early November however it’s within the 70s and sunny.  In honor of this submit I made a decision to put on this as we speak – and yowza! am I glad I did.  I’d forgotten how …sparkly!… this one is (it’s each quiet and ‘flashy like sparkles on the water‘, which might simply chap poor Kermie’s cheese)

Grass (Demeter.  Early Demeter, this oeuvre comprises most, if not all, of my Demeter loves). A fresh-cut garden on a sunny Summer season day.  What’s to not love?  Sheer perfection.

These are my favorites of the ‘straightforward’ Greens.  I nonetheless put on ALL of those – simply not suddenly.  They ask for little past you having a shower and placing on one thing straightforward and stylish with successful of lipstick and a little bit of forehead (okay – perhaps that’s simply me.  I equate each one among these with crisp black and white style.  Then I remembered:  that’s just about all I put on anyway.  So by no means thoughts.  Your mileage DEFINITELY might range on the style.

However I’d like to know what you concentrate on Greens?  Do you like ’em straightforward or extra formidable?


Btw – only a facet word:  under is a hyperlink to my beloved Wilford Brimley (don’t ask) singing his model of “It’s Not That Simple Being Inexperienced”.  Who knew?  Lordt. As if I didn’t love him sufficient already.  sigh.


Wilford Brimley – “It’s Not Easy Being Green” & more (1989) – MDA Telethon – YouTube