Spring Is In The Air – Review: Sisley Eau De Campagne

Well, maybe the title is more wishful thinking than anything else, but come on – don´t you want it too? So, let us pretend a little: Do you feel the soft breeze, hear the birds singing, see the blue sky with nary a cloud and most importantly of all – can you smell the grass, freshly cut on your lawn?

No?

No problem! If you can´t imagine the smell of spring, there is a solution at hand:

Sisley´s Eau de Campagne, another entry in this green week of spring previews.

An Ellena creation from 1974, this is a home run for me. What´s not to like here?

It is green – very much so –  it is refreshing, it is uplifting, it is by JCE, it is not terribly expensive and easy to find. It even has great body products to go with it (shower gel, body oil, body lotion, soap – all highly recommended). The one tiny minus is the lasting power, but that is to be expected with an Eau de Toilette of this genre. I would wish for a little more tenacity though, as even layering with all the body products doesn´t do much good to keep it for more than two hours (and I am probably erring on the side of the fragrance here).

The scent opens with a burst of sparkling lemon, followed by tomato leaf, freshly cut green grass and basil. It is so crisp you could almost take a bite and hear the crunching. Yet is is still very elegant and refined, worthy of the crest that graces the bottle.

This is and always will be a favorite for hot summer days, but also in winter it provides a much needed breath of freshness and joy, almost hilarity, to frozen perfumistas everywhere who are sick of the greyness of the season.

Picture source: sisleycosmetics.com, image of leaf courtesy of photo8, thank you!

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25 Responses to Spring Is In The Air – Review: Sisley Eau De Campagne

  1. deeHowe says:

    Wow—this sounds amazing! One of my immediate goals is to explore the green genre, and this is a likely place to start… have you tried Jacomo Silences yet? I haven’t tried it, but it’s a green that’s at the top of my list!

    • Olfactoria says:

      I have a sample of Silences on the way. I am looking forward to try it!

      • deeHowe says:

        Oh, I am SO behind the times… I read in the comments for Futur the answer to my question… Sorry, it’s been a long week :)
        I can’t wait to hear what you think of it! (I haven’t placed my TPC order yet, so it’ll be a while before I catch up ;) )

        • Olfactoria says:

          I am sorry, you had such a stressful week :(
          It is over soon though! What I miss most about being without children, is: once upon a time I knew what a weekend was. Now there is no such thing as a work-free day anymore. But it will be different again soon enough, probably, soon my children will want their peace and quiet and not to be embarrassed by their parents anymore ;)

  2. JoanElaine says:

    You sold me with “It is so crisp you could almost take a bite and hear the crunching”! I have been craving the smell of green grass. This sounds like it would do the trick.

  3. Marina says:

    Sounds so inviting, must try.

  4. This is my favorite “green” perfume, one of the few greens that I’ve used an entire bottle of. I love it! It’s the tomato leaf that gets me!

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  8. Donald says:

    This and Eau de Hermes are my absolute favorites! I first tested Eau de Compagne at N-M while on a business trip to San Francisco and was immediately hooked! It is truly sensational.

  9. Donald says:

    And GREEN just happens to be my favorite color!

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  11. bloodyfrida says:

    Oh my lord – I just tried it (someone sent me a large sample and of course I cannot remember who! I feel horrible – was it you? JE? Undina? arghh) Anyhoo, I LOVE IT!

    • Olfactoria says:

      It might have been me, since I send decants of my big bottle around quite often. So glad you love it! It is a perfect summer scent, light and refreshing, but not the slightest bit “cute”. ;)

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