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Pine, snow, green grass, and something that smells like green bell peppers... or is it alfafa on the drydown? It's a very green sort of smell. And I think its alfafa, not green peppers. 

My skin eats this one up though, and after 30 minutes, its gone.

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In the bottle: lord god this is straight up grass clippings

 

On the skin: thankfully, this sweetens up pretty quickly! There may be evergreen tinge in the background. The snow note is what I assume is the icy/ozone snow - it’s almost aquatic.

 

The snow note does veer toward dryer sheet territory after a few minutes, but thankfully the grass keeps it sweet and green, with a freshness that feels more spring day than laundry day. 

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This started off promising, bright green grasses and a cold icy hit of mint, but as it dries there emerges a sickly sweet smell that's clashing awful. I'm not sure what's turning on me here but it smells like rot... like sugary pond scum. A sugared spearmint gumdrop that came back up. It's making my stomach turn, sadly. The waft is okay but once I go in closer its a big nope.

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In the decant, I mostly get the cool, minty, ozone-y snow note. Faint hints of grass come out once on, and slowly amp up as it wears. It's a cool blend of minty and fresh green notes. Fortunately, the grass doesn't turn to plastic on me this time around. Cool, green, and refreshing; could work well for late winter or spring/summer.

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Cool, minty green over a bed of freshly clipped grass. Underneath, there is a bit of green bell pepper. As time passes, the crisp green pepper becomes more dominant, but it softer along the edges. The overall effect is quite pleasant, even if it isn't my usual fare.

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Pleasant, softly sweet and slightly minty grass. Very subtle. I think I might be detecting a little almond or vanilla, but can't really tell. I like it enough to keep my decant.

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