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November 08, 2008

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Karen Fleming

I LOVED the original Vent Vert. I loved it so much I still have the empty bottle that I purchased sometime around 1967. In the past few years, I tried to buy it once again but found, much to my dismay, that the scent had been reformulated. Most likely to substitute cheaper synthetic constituents for the original natural ones. It was just not the same - the nose knows! Oh, how I miss my Vent Vert...

Perfumaniac

Karen, If you dig around you can find the original on eBay and through various sellers online. Keep digging! You're right – the reformulation is awful, the original a complex, radiant green floral.

harper

love that ad...

:-)harper

Rose

Oh I adore this scent so so much- I have no idea why it isn't more talked about on perfume blogs

Perfumaniac

Hi Rose,

I think maybe more people don't talk about it because the reformulation is awful, and it's relatively hard to find the original. I love Germaine Cellier, the perfumer. Her range was incredible. She was a real artist. Thanks for stopping by!

Marion E Dawson

Yes to all of the above who adored the Germaine Collier artistry of
the original VENT VERT and mourn its demise.How absurd and even deceitful to call the new formulation by the same name because it is a synthetic travesty unlike the natural that calls into senses the green grass and flower laden gusts of an early spring day.The nose knows the real.

Perfumaniac

Synthetic travesty! The original stuff is amazing...

Marion E Dawson

Well o.k. I've been forewarned that the new(?)VENT VERT is a
horrible travesty of my favorite most enchanting perfume, shouldn't
even be called by that name.Would someone who also adored the original
please tell me if it is possible to find a source for the original? I
saw it on Ebay and also read a comment that the original she received
had deteriorated so my quest hasn't been successful thus far.The
fragrance like CHANEL #5 is a supreme work of art of over a thousand
telling parts evoking an greening early spring day, no poetry there,
I'm not alone to cherish the original VENT VERT.So green, green, green.

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