Saturday, 4 May 2013

Hermes Un Jardin En Mediterranee Review

Hermes Parfums are celebrating the Mediterranean, that mosaic of different crafts and cultures, with the creation of an Eau de Toilette: Un Jardin en Mediterranee. This fragrance is an emotional journey, an olfactory progress, an impressionistic evocation of a garden beside the sea. It is a perfume of light and of shade where fig tree, mastic tree and red cedar blend with bergamot, orange blossom and white oleander.
 Un Jardin en Méditerranée: conceived as a watercolor  this perfume, composed in 2003 is inspired by a hint of the poetic in the Tunisian garden of Leïla Menchari (Director of displays for Hermès).  The nose behind this fragrance is Jean-Claude Ellena.
Leila Menchari's garden in Hammamet Tunisia




Review: 
It smells beautiful. Of trees and summers and sea! It's like taking a walk through an aromatic Mediterranean garden right beside the  azure blue waters of the Sea. The garden has some cool shady spots nestled under the ancient fig trees with their deep green fragrant leaves.The air in the garden is still, thick and humid  with the scents synonymous with this region. Cyprus,  red cedar, aromatic herbs, figs,  orange blossoms. Mesmerizing.  

It is more of a mood than a fragrance. Opens up very fresh with hints of citrus  and  figs. You must like figs to truly appreciate this scent as it dominates all the other notes right from the start. The fig note in it is not cloyingly sweet, but has a perfect balance between the sweetness of the big purple fruit, the dry bark and deep, balmy leaves, which makes it a perfect unisex fragrance.  The heart is aromatic, with cedar, figs and orange blossom mixed in with a tinge of salty sea spray.  After 8+ hours I can still smell the end notes of musk and woods. Thank you Mr. Ellena for taking me along on this magical olfactory journey. Loved every minute of it. A poetic sublime scent. 
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin Orange
Middle Notes: orange blossom and white nerium oleander
Base Notes: cypress, fig leaf, musk, red cedar, juniper and pistachio
Good For: Spring, Mild summers
Mood: Casual


Other scents in Hermes Jardin series

15 comments:

Sara Hassan said...

Sounds so refreshing to me :) xx

Pandora`s Box said...

Give it a sniff next time you're at a perfume counter:) I'm sure you won't be dissapointed.

Sadee Butt said...

looks good would love to try it

Pandora`s Box said...

If you like fig scents, you'll love this for sure:)

nayabloves said...

its been quite around here since quite a while :) glad youre back!

Pandora`s Box said...

It has been a loooong time since I dropped in here. Thanks sweetie:)

Rabi MakeupGlitz said...

It sounds very interesting xx

shafaq saleem said...

hey this one is really refreshing....i have it....

Pandora`s Box said...

@rabi give it a try :)
@shafaq saleem: you do? How do you like it?

Shy Cheeeks said...

This sounds really nice..i love a good refreshing scent <3
xo

Pandora`s Box said...

It's one of my favorite unisex fragrance

Jayme and Mendi said...

This sounds like a perfect scent for summer!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

blackberryfashion said...

that sounds great :)

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Su said...

Great review. I have tried the Monsoon one and the Nile one but not tried this. It sounds perfect for summer!

Pandora`s Box said...

@Su:I really love Mousson. Review coming up soon. This one is really nice for summers. It has the natural fig note that I was hoping to find in TM womanity.

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