Nature by Yves Rocher 1993

Hiya Vintage Vixens!

My mate and fellow APJ contributor Ainslie Walker gave me this decant a while ago and I have only now grabbed it out and spritzed it on my skin. Sadly it’s been discontinued and I can see a few pieces on eBay but everywhere else seems sold out. How lucky I feel to have been given a chance to wear this green beauty, you may get the chance too……

Nature by Yves Rocher 1993

Nature Yves Rocher FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Parfumo gives these featured accords in one line:
Freesia, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Mandarin, Peppermint leaf, Rose, Daphne, Cedar

Stark green, galbanum and a very regal peppermint bouquet. Though I can smell flowers they are a crystalline spiky arrangement, beautiful and angular. Sadly this opening is brief and suddenly the whole fragrance changes to a warm, spicy green wood. WOW! That was totally unexpected. Suddenly Nature is an elegant and cozy fragrance with whispers of jasmine wending their way through the galbanum and a lovely sweet spicy rose makes her appearance.

 Nature Yves rocher flower_woman annemaria48 DeviantArtPhoto Stolen DeviantArt

To my nose there are some slightly feral undertones here like a just past clean armpit, not yet stinky but warmed through a bit of heat and exertion. Wrapped up with the rest of the notes it gives interesting dimension and depth.

I have to give this sample away, if I wear it even one more time my life will end up in a chronic search for this fabulous fragrance. Nature is beautiful, unusual and really interesting. Yves Rocher often surprises me.

Portia xx

Nature GIVEAWAY

WHAT CAN YOU WIN?

This week we will have 1 winner who will receive:
1 x Nature by Yves Rocher (left from my own gift from Ainslie)
P&H Anywhere in the world

HOW DO YOU WIN?

Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ

and

Please tell us a favorite green fragrance, in nature or perfumery

HOUSEKEEPING

Entries Close Sunday 28th May 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by random.org
The winners will have till Thuesday 2nd June 2015 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

24 comments on “Nature by Yves Rocher 1993

  1. Gina Tabasso says:

    I follow via email. Hmmm, green. I automatically think of chypres. Not a big fan of them and don’t like green tea scents either. In nature, grass. Fresh cut grass. And hay at the barn with my horse. The Soft Lawn by Imaginary Authors captures it.

  2. Nikki says:

    I follow by email.

    I’m new to perfumes and green notes, but in nature I love the smell of tomato vines. It is a mix of the wild, food and summer all rolled into one beautiful aroma.

  3. Bernadette Winfield-Gray says:

    I follow via the eagerly awaited nightly email. Green? For me, a toss up between Vent Vert and Ma Griffe. Ma Griffe’s freshness lends an aura of effortless style, while Vent Vert elegantly states that I am a woman of substance, no sweet little floral. Nature’s green fave? Spicy rain soaked camellias.

  4. jalesley says:

    Bloglovin – jalelsey
    I love Chanel Cristalle eau Verte

  5. Patty Pong says:

    Follow by e-mail
    Oolang Infini

  6. Helena Kay says:

    I follow by email and Facebook.
    Where do start? I really love green fragrances…
    My all time favourites are Eden, Bel Respiro, Cristalle, Coven by Andrea Maack, Jasmin White Moss by Estee, Blue Grass, Lilith, Kenzo, Safari and quite a few more.
    I would really love to try Nature.

  7. Bianca b says:

    Is Dior Tendre Poison considered a green fragrance? no idea but the bottle is green and I love it! Yes YR definitely have a few gems among their vast line.
    (Email follower)

  8. Sue Mills says:

    Hi, I follow by email.
    Thanks for the opportuity to try Nature. My favourite green perfume is Dior’s Tendre Poison. I know that many would debate it being called ‘green’, but to me it is that most elusive of things – a truly warm green.
    My favourite natural green scent straight from childhood -fresh cut grass and jasmine at mum and dad’s.

  9. Aelfrik says:

    I follow via email and hands down my favourite green is the aforementioned Imaginary Authors ‘The Soft Lawn’. I just can’t go past that amazing tennis ball note.

  10. Jackie b says:

    The greenest galbanum I own and love is Chanel 19 and I would like to try all the various iterations to compare them.
    The Yves Rocher sounds delicious, but do not enter me please…discontinued spells heartbreak!

  11. ladyisla says:

    I follow by email–I love fresh cut grass and lily-of-the-valley!

  12. Fifi says:

    Hi, Portia — I follow by email. In nature, I like herby smells such as thyme. Right now I’m loving Eau d’Orange Verte by Hermes. It’s citrusy but not like a fresh orange but a dried one, with lovely green mossy undertones (again, dried moss not fresh). Too bad it doesn’t last long on me. Ciao! ~Fifi

  13. Undina says:

    I love YR’s Nature for the last… several decades (if you’re curious, you can take a look at my story and pictures of it here: http://undina.com/2011/05/22/wtd-nature-yves-rocher/). Do not enter me into the draw – I have a bottle of it (but let me know if you want a decant for yourself after you send away the remaining sample to a winner 🙂 ).
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  14. Esperanza says:

    My favorite green fragrance are green peas 🙂 and THE Unicorn Spell. You do not have to enter me either in this draw. I still have Some Nature bottles although several have turned, sadly. Love what you say about YR, Some of their fragrances surprise me as Well, Portia.
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  15. Cerulean says:

    Oo wha, I had completely forgotten about Yves Rocher until now. Brings back nice memories of being a poor student and lusting in an YR shop. My favourite greenish fragrance is vintage Shiseido Inoui, which I love for its aloof, damp mossy connotations. I follow via email. Would love to be in the draw, thanks!

  16. Laurels says:

    Hey, Portia, Desir de Nature, which according to the good denizens of Fragrantica is similar, is still for sale at Yves Rocher USA. Things do come and go there.

    I still haven’t found a green fragrance I like as well as Pauline Trigére Trigére. (Annick Goutal Petite Cherie is pretty great, but I don’t know if it really would be categorized as a green perfume.) I follow with Bloglovin. xx

  17. Jaybee says:

    My favourite green is Hermes’ Un Jardin Sur le Nil. I found it too overpowering at first, but then my sample faded off and omg, I couldn’t get enough of it. Follow by email!

  18. Fazal Cheema says:

    my favorite green fragrance is original Dioressence in esprit de parfum. its just marvelous. I have to say Yves Rocher creates quality fragrances at affordable prices. thanks so much for the draw. I follow APJ through email.

  19. Lena says:

    I follow by email, and Chanel No 19 always works for me!

  20. Rene Groyer says:

    I follow by e mail,facebook and twitter-love you Portia <3 and my most loved green fragrance is Chanel Cristalle

  21. Rhiannon says:

    Hi from New Zealand – I follow via e-mail. My favourite green scents are Ma Griffe by Carven, and Vent Vert by Balmain 🙂

  22. Nemo says:

    My current favorite green fragrance is Niki de Saint Phalle, which I first tried courtesy of APJ and Azar 🙂 I follow by email, thank you!

  23. Ingeborg says:

    Do not enter me in the draw.I used Nature for a few years,sometime in the 90s.To me it smelled like cut grass.I now prefer green perfumes which do not become soft so quickly. Love many with green notes: MMM Untitled, Week-End, Sous le toit de Paris,Chamade, Chanel no.19 (would love the perfume Version of that)and many more. I bought the Neroli scent from YR this spring, and it is not bad at all for those days when somthing simple and clean-smelling is wanted.

  24. Lubka K. says:

    I follow you via bloglovin and email (at hotmail). My favourite green scent is Pur Desir de Mimosa (Yves Rocher). Thanks for giveaway.

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