Good day guys! Ready for some fragrance review? I’ve got just the perfect spring scents to feature in this review and they’re the Hermès Garden Collection Eau de Toilettes. I love this collection of scents so much, in fact, I’ve been alternating two of the four scents since last Spring and Summer. I usually go for lighter and brighter scents during warm seasons because I find some Eau de Parfums to be too much around these times. Sometimes, I even opt for some colognes. Speaking of colognes, I’m currently testing some Atelier Colognes and a review will be coming up pretty soon.
The Hermes Garden Collection with 4 unisex scents will suit anybody with a thing for unique fragrances that spark an atmosphere of curiosity. Just like that unforgettable stroll into a magical garden. The scents are mysterious and irresistible, so don’t be surprised if people will ask you one day about what scent you’re wearing, because I guarantee that they will.
I purchased the Limited Edition Coffret Set because I really wanted a travel size container for these fragrances. There are only 2 standard sizes available for these scents; the smaller 1.6 oz for $99 and the 3.3 oz for $137. They’re pricey compared to most Eau de Toilettes, but they’re so worth it. I can only wish that Hermès will someday soon sell a designated travel size bottles for these.
- Un Jardin sur le Nil – Ever wonder what it smells like strolling around the Nile River? This particular scent is inspired by it. This scent is fresh, clean, crisp, refreshing and sparkling. Probably the most loved scent of all the Hermès Garden Collection, this fragrance is citrusy with a blend of tangerine and some other lemon-ish scent. It’s an interesting blend of allureness and freshness. Very distinctive and long lasting. This is my second favorite scent of all the Garden Collection.
- Un Jardin sur le Toit – Inspired by the garden of feasting and joyfulness. This scent smells like unripe apples and pear and something else. A little too strong at first, almost slightly alcohol-like while being very green and grassy at the same time. It also has a slight magnolia scent and is definitely not fruity, but quite spicy. I’d say it’s more of a manly scent at first spray, but it fades softly and becomes quite feminine later on. It doesn’t stay very long, but 2 sprays are enough to make it last for a couple of hours.
- Un Jardin en Mediterranée – Just the Mediterranean garden, this is an earthy-woody scent that is long lasting with a musky tone. The blend of fig and cedarwood is very bold and clean. It smells fresh and slightly masculine. A very sexy scent that can be worn even in winter or fall.
- Le Jardin de Monsieur Li – Reminiscent of a Chinese garden that inspires meditation and fantasy. What can I say to the scent that brings back a lot of memories and countless imaginations? Well, a lot, but I’ll try to narrow it down. Don’t worry. This scent just blends well on my skin’s chemistry and it’s the one that strikes my olfactory senses very well. Though I didn’t really like it at first, but the more I use it, the more I love it. It’s the one I keep reaching at as my go to scent. The blend of Kumquat, Jasmine and Grass notes is just elegant and divine. It’s slightly fruity, slightly citrusy, slightly musky, but mostly green but never sharp and never heavy. It’s the perfect blend of whatever you want in an Eau de Toilette or Cologne. That might be why it’s an Allure Best of Beauty award winner. There’s just something different and sophisticated about this scent.
Overall, I love all 4 of the Hermès Garden Collections Scents, but if I have to rank each of them, I’d say, the 4th place would go to Un Jardin sur le Toit, 3rd place – Un Jardin en Mediterranée, 2nd place – Un Jardin sur le Nil and the 1st place goes to Le Jardin de Monsieur Li.
The Hermes Garden Collection Coffret Set is limited edition at Sephora. Each small bottle is 7.5 ml. The set costs $50, which is a very good deal.
Have you tried any of there? What’s your fave?
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