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on 12/4/2008 11:49:00 PM
More reviews by adeline_chan_sy
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
A calming blend of lotus, citrus and mangoes. I'd say it's a crispand dry fruity green, not lush. Probably due to the light incense base that quietly lingers. I layer it with Stila's Jade Blossom solid perfume - it makes the mango note more pronounced IMO. Am going to try layering it with Pacifica's Brazilian Mango solid perfume (think it's called that) next. Will update.
on 12/3/2008 11:20:00 PM
More reviews by ScrimHazard
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine
Let me preface this review by saying that I love Hermes fragrances…the idea behind them, the blends, but they don't all work on me unfortunately. With this Jardin fragrance, the first spray was pure lime on me. Very bright and crisp and green; not what I was expecting. Wet, on my wrist it smelled feminine and beachy, but with no sweetness to it whatsoever. After one hour it turned soapy on my skin. It isn't a cheap, generic soapy smell, but instead smells of an expensive men's soap. Sort of like L'Occitane's men's oval sandalwood bars but better. It's a complex mingling of notes that my untrained nose can't recognize, but they blend gorgeously…though not for me. I may actually buy this for my man as it is utterly sexy and earthy and I would love to sniff him wearing it. I can see how this would work for some women, but I'm too much of a gamine to pull it off.FYI: I live on Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte & Kelly Caleche. 24 Faubourg for special occasions and late nights.
on 10/15/2008 4:43:00 AM
More reviews by wildwolfha
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I love everything about this perfume! The smell is unique, fresh, clean, luxurious and elegant, all in one product. You can wear it everyday, it's long lasting but not too overwhelming. When my sister use this, I'm really impressed with the smell. I bet there's no similar perfume in other brands.
on 10/10/2008 6:22:00 PM
More reviews by cat1203
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
This is one of those scents that gets me a 'what are you wearing?" It's fresh and clean yet it has a twist to it that makes it unique. It has great lasting power. People are giving enough compliments that it must be a good one.This is a close second to my new other fav Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Arancia di Capri. Both are super clean and fresh - great for summer.
on 8/31/2008 1:50:00 PM
More reviews by CarolStarr
This Hermes fragrance is perfect for everyday use.Un Jardin sur le Nil is a light and clean fragrance with good staying power. A definite repurchase. The shower gel and lotion are also great products. If you want a little luxury try something from the Hermes line, you won't be disappointed.
on 7/4/2008 8:18:00 PM
More reviews by tinye
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
peppery, citrusy, green, and strange. there's something bizarre and vegetal there as well. the peppery part is what i really enjoy about it though. and i agree with some of the reviews below that it's got a slight incensey tone. i find it lovely, and very evocative.. when you think of the nile, you think of this scent. can't explain it any better than that.
on 7/1/2008 7:43:00 PM
More reviews by phui
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This is one of my all-time favourite perfumes. Its perfect in summer, when you don't want a sweet, or heavy scent.
on 6/27/2008 2:00:00 PM
More reviews by Debeh
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Silver, Other, Other
I fell in love with Nil with the first spray, and that has only happened twice before in my life. It is just wonderful: simultaneously juicy and dry, crisp and green and truly memorable. This is also one of the few fragrances I've tried that truly conjures up the image of a specific place: it makes me see the Nile, heavy and green, snaking through the ocre desert, shaded by green mango trees and groves of papyrus.I always get compliments when wearing this, and it's also something that can be worn anytime. This converted me to a Jean-Claude Ellena worshipper, so I've purchased his other Jardin as well, which is also great. I'll be buying this as long as they make it!
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 5/13/2008 5:10:00 PM
More reviews by Dreama
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
This scent is amazing! In addition to the other descriptions of the fragrance, I want to add that some component of it reminds me of lime zest. I think this is a unisex scent and ideal for summer. I'm going to have my husband wear it so that I can enjoy it even more. Even the bottle makes me feel good; it's the color of beach glass.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 5/8/2008 7:24:00 AM
More reviews by May_Bee
I bought this during a ridiculously hot, humid, muggy, sweltering summer, when I was craving all things cool, crisp, fresh and green. The bottle is perfectly appropriate to the scent - one of very few perfumes that distinctively look as they smell. Initially I get sharp green fruit (I wouldn't have guessed mango without reading the notes) and lots of cool citrus. After about ten minutes I get bitter herbs, celery and pepper - none of which is something I usually look for, but they work to balance out the sharp fruit notes and for me are what makes this distinctive. Much later on (as in 6 hours) I get a little bit of incense, but the middle stage has huge lasting power, creating an envelope of coolness on overcrowded trains and buses. I have to state (reluctantly) that this one is not a crowd pleaser. It doesn't elicit compliments and when I've asked, my boyfriend, mother and friends were united in finding it uninspiring and uninteresting. But, I will be wearing it to work in hot weather again this year regardless, as it keeps me feeling energised and composed when any other scent would be sickly and excessive.
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
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