Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte

Rarely has there been in my such a summery, fresh and uplifting citrus blast experience as the opening of Eau d'Orange Verte.  Orange and lemon galore, with whiffs of mint at times.  A very realistic bitter orange indeed. 

The drydown is fruitier in nature, with unripe mango vying with hints of papaya and touches of starfruit for one's attention. a fresh green is in the  background throughout.

The base displays a soft and bright patchouli note, a nonspecific woodsy tone and a perfunctory mossy impression towards the end. 

I get moderate sillage, good projection and a 'short'evity of two hours on my skin.

A classic summer citrus Eau de Cologne, with the typically short longevity expected from such a citrus-based cologne.  A bit simple at times, and the base is disappointingly bland for some stretches, but in spite of its the weaker base is it a great summer pick-me-up.   3.5/5