Notes: Sicilian green tangerines, orange, grapefruit and lemon, with majoram and geranium, cedar, moss and sweet musk.
Pros: Fresh, tangy citrus scent. Very refreshing.
Cons: May be a bit too fleeting for some tastes, and only for lovers of orange scents.
Reminds me of: Moschino Friends Men, though a thousand times nicer; Azzaro Orange Tonic; Hermes Orange Vert.
Development: Never develops much, the lower notes hardly make a presence.
Longevity: Gone from my skin in about 2 hours, but might be better in hot weather.
Sillage: Stays very close to the skin.
Bottleworthy? Mine was a gift, but I don't think I'd pay retail price for this.
Where can I buy it? $85 for a 50ml edt at Saks.com
The Bottom Line: Developed by London's Miller Harris, Tangerine Vert is a beautiful citrus, focusing on tangerine and lemon, though never really lives up to the "vert" its name implies (ok, ok, so the tangerine is 'green tangerine'). The scent dries to a faint citrus aroma supported by a very light mossy musk. Very little projection suggests this one might work best in warmer weather, with body heat helping to project the fragrance. I'd love something slightly more complex, especially at THAT price, but will definitely enjoy Tangerine Vert this summer as I drive up the East coast of the US!
Rating (out of 10): 6
What other scents do you enjoy that focus on tangerine or mandarin?