The concept and the bottle design are my kind, so I bought it but I guest i have a problem with chemical ingredients. on my skin a just get a slap of strong chemical grapefruit, and this note overpowers all and only upon the third or fourth application i got a hint of green mango. and after a while it disappears completely (no wood, incense etc...). I got an even worse, terrible olfactory nightmare from Angel, Chanel 5, CK, those fragrances with a high concentration of chemicals so i consider Nil to be only a modest failure, but I ll see what sort of comments i get from people...
Update: my initial impression of Nil was so-so, however i sprayed on today before i did the laundry....and to my surprise it smelled something identical to the washing powder i threw in the bucket....THIS IS TIDE!!!! more than a passing resemblance, a liquid that cost me $100 and tide....
Still on the fence. Bought this unsniffed...first time ever I think. First whiff seemed very sharp. At a counter I would have walked away after one sniff. Since I spent money on it I figured I better give it a chance. The lotion is more subtle and rounded out. It is quite citrusy, with a floral scent working in later. I have been wearing it to work, and it's growing on me. I was looking for a soft, transparent kind of scent that would work through spring and summer. I think I'm going to still be looking, sadly. Wish it had been love right away as for others.
Un Jardin Sur Le Nil has a green scent - my immediate thought is green tea and it is reminiscent of green tea by Elizabth Arden. If you like green tea then it is a given you will like this. However I detest the scent of green tea and find it repulsive and overpowering. Hermes are a quality brand and this fragrance has staying power and is strong with just one spray and it is shockingly overpowering and has great staying power so long as you like green smells then this is perfect. I will look out for other Hermes brands because this has an obvious quality if only I liked the scent. I am feeling sick from its overpowering aromas. Its very one dimensionally green.
I got this as a sample from a perfume-shop. When I tried it, it smelled, as if someone had squeezed a lemon over my wrists. Funny, I thought, and would have given it 3 Stars. But after two hours I noticed a miserable smell, like sour sweat. Really disgusting. I almost felt sick.
Donīt buy after the first try. Wait to see, if you still like the scent after a few hours.
I happened upon this gorgeous scent at Sephora a couple weeks ago and fell in love. It is a fresh scent that's slightly floral. Upon first whiff, I got the smell of green plants that is sweetened at the end by flowers. Just beautiful. Yes, the price is a drawback, but when the scent is this well crafted, I'm more than happy to shell out. Thank goodness for eBay, though, in finding this for a lower price!
My favourite for spring/ summer - light citrus/ mango that always gets compliments. The price is the only drawback. Unfortunately the duty-frees I frequent don't have a wide range outside the high street brands but if I keep asking maybe they will stock...
I nearly bought this scent online, based on all the glowing reviews, without trying it out myself first. But thankfully I managed to get a sample of it before splurging. All I smell is a sour grapefruit note for the first three hours followed by a boring floral drydown. I really wanted to like this one as I need a good summer-y scent.
Citrus notes are always a bit hit or miss for me. I'm not against citrus if it's done well but I am very wary of the nasty 'lemon pledge' tone a lot of citrus fragrances resort to and also have a bit of an aversion to anything too sour. I find the citrus in sur le nil to be delicious, refreshing and addictive and I can definitely see why it seems to be popular with those who don't often appreciate citrus based scents. Having never been fortunate enough to have smelt green mangoes on the tree, I interpret the top notes as something close to grapefruit. But this is no ordinary grapefruit note - not harsh or cheap smelling in any way. It has a juicy, refreshing feel at the top that follows through to the far drydown, while the middle notes introduce a light floral note (presumably Lotus, which I am not usually a fan of, but which is just right) with some light and airy wood notes and just a hint of incense at the base.
My bottle is just a little 15ml spray so I'll definitely be obtaining more to see me through the summer months. Many have said how suited this scent is to warm weather but I also find it works so well when the weather's wet - any kind of humidity makes the notes bloom on my skin. Just a lovely well crafted fragrance you could wear anywhere. Longevity is fantastic for EDT - I applied before a 10 hour shift at work and it was still present when I got home!
This was my roommate's signature scent and I loved it so much on her. Every time I went through an Hermes store, I would spritz it, thinking of her. It smells very different on me than it did on her. On her, I did not smell any sweetness or citrus, it was just ethereal yet addictive. On me, it smells like sweet clean baby skin, with a hint of tomato leaves. I think on both of us, it is amazing. At the duty free store, it was $74 for the 50ML (1.6oz) and $103 for the 100ML.
I'm usually not a fan of citrus scents but I wanted something light and fresh for spring so I decided to spluge on this based on the great reviews I have seen. I am not disappointed. It is fresh and light but still has a warm spicy dry down that I love. I have worn this scent every day for a week and I have gotten a compliment on how I smell every day. That has never happened with any other fragrance I own. I think this will be an even better scent come summer when it gets hot and humid. I bought the smaller size bottle but will definitely splurge on the large size when this bottle is done.