Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Banana Republic Wildbloom Vert

 Banana Republic has always done really nice fragrances, I think. That's unusual for a store branded scent. Remember Rosewood and Alabaster of about 5 years ago ? I still have some tiny samples of those.

Their newest scent is Wildbloom Vert, a companion to last year's Wildbloom.  Think spring and early summer in a  bottle and you've got Wildbloom Vert. It helps , too, that the packaging is adorably pretty.

I get plenty of green tea and green notes aka  the "Vert" but with lots of fruit, not super sweet fruit, but summer  fresh fruits. There is apple, pear and  peach in there  but my nose doesn't get too much of the peach, mainly some crisp pear.   It does  remind me a little of  the green tea scents that have gone before but it's also different than those. Fresh and just a little aquatic, with dewy white florals all underlined by the  green notes ( the main green note listed is violet leaves) . The drydown becomes more green and less floral , a little dry and crisp with ,to me, a little grass in the finish . Not your typical sugary fruity/floral, thankfully .

Wildbloom Vert has medium sillage and lasts nicely. It has a sunny personality that is appealing.  It's  a great heading into spring scent that will be just as nice come summer.

Other notes listed are gardenia and magnolia, teak , sandalwood and soft  musks.

$ 42 at all Banana Republic stores .

1 comment:

socialitedreams said...

that sounds like a perfect spring scent! i must smell it