Notes: A Crushed Stem, Soil, Herbs, Hay, Citrus
Aspects: Green, Sunshot, and Blooming
Realism opens with a buzzing, resinous green swell of grasses, herbs, and blossoms giving off their freshness in the heat of the sun. Supported by damp petals and black soil, the soft and expansive smell of crushed stems from a fruit tree fills the heart of this scent, breathing a sublime greenspace for hours. In the drydown, a sleepy accord of ultraprecious hay absolute and quiet cedar. Unisex, and no less gorgeous for it.
A green tableau in four dimensions: bring the outdoors in.
Posted by EP on 22nd Dec 2017
I like perfumes that don’t try to avoid the off-kilter or challenging. This almost smells like a natural concoction. The burst of deep, trampled-on green and crushed, over-ripe herbs are quite startling. There’s a notable anise or fennel note that I really like. The soil note and hay almost give the impression of a nearby horse stable, complete with warm horses and manure. The atmosphere is idyllic, serene, warm, communing with nature.
Posted by B.V. on 22nd May 2017
I just received my sample of "Realism" and it's even better than I would have hoped! It's a soft and gorgeous scent.
I can definitely detect the hay absolute, which gives it this very warm and comforting vibe.
It reminds me of standing in a field in summer and being surrounded by grasses and trees when the sun is shining on the grass and wafting that bit of "warm earth" scent.
Even though this is a "green" or "outdoorsy" scent, it's definitely wearable and not overpowering like some green scents that I've tried in the past.
Will definitely need to get a full bottle, I keep smelling my wrist. Probably the best nature inspired perfume I've ever tried.
Posted by amy on 1st Mar 2017
I love this fragrance. it is unlike any other i have sampled. It smells like a hike in a damp forest with hints of charcoal and flowers. it slowly fades and changes scent over the course of a day. it's perfect.
Posted by Sion on 27th Oct 2016
My new primary perfume for now.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Jul 2016
5 stars for the scent. It's the garden of eden! It really smells incredibly real, and it's sexy, which usually you don't think of herbal scents as terribly sexy, but not this one. It's kind of sensuous, you can smell the "roll in the hay" thing really well.
4 stars for the bottle though, it's adorable but I wish it was a bit bigger. We'll see how long it lasts, so far I've been only using a drop at a time so maybe it's fine.
Posted by Anne on 5th Jul 2016
to other scents out there, I have been looking for some perfumes I actually like for literally 10 years. This is the other fragrance other than Grand Tour that I got from this house that blew my mind. My taste tends towards fragrances that are "green" or plantlike and fresh, but it's hard to find fragrances like this that don't smell jarring and artificial and too clean, a lot of green fragrances do this after a few hours even if they are nice in the beginning. The other house that does the "gorgeous green" well is Comme des Garcons, but now Comme is no. 2 in my wardrobe.