Wishing you all a very green Feast of Saint Patricks day! I’ll be wearing Hedera helix as my green scent.
In Buenos Aires, where I was born, my fellow Argentine descendants of the Land of Éire will be celebrating in the pubs downtown. The Irish in my roots comes from my maternal grandmother who had the surname Gardiner.
The greenest note in the palette of the botanical perfumer is galbanum, available as an essential oil, C02 extract and an absolute. GreenWitch, Gracing the Dawn and Hedera helix perfumes all contain galbanum. It’s a note that requires mindfulness because of its strong vital character.
Want more on green, check out this post from the Perfume Illuminated series.