Hermes • Un Jardin Apres La Mousson • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This the most wonderful scentI have ever come across. Quite literally, when I smelled this I thought: this is what paradise smells. i'd never smelled anything quite like it: it smells of cardamon (which I usually avoid), herbs, pepper and... water, somehow? I'm not good at describing fragrance, I never know the right words/notes. But this is wondrous! My only gripe with this is that it does not last long on my skin. Oh, and the price....
This is a sophisticated, refreshing, not sweet, original perfume. It awakens the adventurer in me and I love it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I was so very hesitant to try this. When I did, I was looking for a spring fragrance that was cool yet had some zing to it, as it's still relatively cold here in the spring so I decided to give it a go. I was always afraid of it because of the negative reviews, and the fact that I loathe melon. I mean I hate it. Period. I never went through a 'cucumber melon' stage when I was young, I hate watermelon flavored/scented things, just not a fan. Except for real melon. And that's what I got in ALM.
This is a slice of fresh, cold, underripe honeydew. It's just a trace of sweet, almost an astringent melon. Picture a large bowl of cut up honeydew, then add fresh mint, lime juice, and small slivers of crystallized ginger, and you have what ALM turns into on my skin. The coolness eventually dissipates but the scent still never turns sweet and lasts a long time. It turned out to be the perfect summer scent and I found myself reaching for it over and over again when I was visiting my mom on the East Coast in July and it was sooooo hot and humid. I'm glad I tried it, I own a big bottle, which suprises me, but it's become a warm weather staple.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Green, Fresh , Clean and sophisticated . A perfume that is quite unique and not for sweet perfume lovers at all..
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I am a fan of Hermes. I love almost all of its scents ... except this one. On me it smells like rotten vegetation in a humid environment. Yuck! I tried to like it. I gave it innumerable tries. I used to work at Sephora and I would always spray this on. But the result was always the same: rotten vegetation. I'll stick to the two other Jardins and skip this one. Proves that nothing is perfect. Not even Hermes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Nice, invigorating scent to start a morning of a busy day. Bought it online 'blind-nosed', just reading notes description and reviews on MUA, as here are no retailers for Hermes.
A gingery scent dires down to delicate and soft breeze. I imagine a relief of hot summer day.
Have tried many different fragrances on store, most of them are annoying or stomach-turning , so I had lots of pure luck with this. Now I plan to buy small bottle of Un Jardin sur le Nil, as it is also very tempting combination and also pretty story behind a product. Bottles and packaging are also straightforward clean, simple and pretty.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Absolutly love this scent. Now, I don't know much about perfume, but I know people usually love this perfume, or hate it. It smells so fresh, but if you don't like ginger you probably won't like this. I think it really just awakens me in the morning, but it's not an overwhemling smell.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
I must be one of the lucky ones with this one, first sniff was when just released but couldn't remember which of the Jardin series it was and left the store thinking I must have that one day. I was lucky enough to have been bought a few fragrances since that day so have not purchased for a while. Well, found it on special on line and started searching reviews...Yes, this sounds like the one I smelt 2 years ago. So took the plunge and it arrived yesterday. My skin soaks up the dry spice/ginger notes, the melon notes don't dominate on me but mix beautifully with the fresh dewy tropical rain elements. Such an exotic mix of layers - my dryish/skin loves this! Unique, distinct, no one I know has this, so will definitely buy again. Stunning.
PS: climate I live in is temperate to hot, semi arid, sometimes humid, so maybe that's why it works on me too.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
When I first was introduced in the world of Jean Ellena, I needed some time to get used to the unusual scents he creates. But once into it, I was completely smitten. My first encounter was Un Jardin sur le Nil, maybe the most lovely of them. Than Eau des Merveilles, the most sensuous and classical, and Un Jardin En Mediterranee, the most dry and masculine of all. And the fourth one was Un Jardin après la Mousson. All these scents have the same roots, the same spicy, peppery, woody, aqueous salty base but they differ in their declination. Where Sur le Nil developes its personality in the joyful fruitness of grapefruit and mango and En la Mediterranee in the sultry dryness of fig and cedar, Après la Mousson has its fingerprints in the ginger flower, coriander, cardamom and something I doubtless detect as watermelon, making of it the most exotic of all. An exceptionally beautiful summer scent for hot humid weather, or to be worn for exotic travels and for the memories afterward.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I wasn't expecting a great deal from this fragrance. I ordered a sample vial from Fragrancenet.com just to bump up my total enough to get free shipping, actually. Sprayed it on this morning as I was rushing out the door and instantly slowed down and fell in love. Interestingly, I don't get ANY of the melon scent that almost every other reviewer either loves or hates. I get clean, herby, subtle, "I naturally smell this good." It's extremely hot and humid here today and this scent is working perfectly. Dry down didn't morph it into something completely different like happens with so many scents. I'm at 4 hours and can still smell it after a very small spritz this morning, so lasting power is decent for a summery, daytime scent. Unless I get sick of it after a week (as with L'Occitane scents for some reason), this is on its way to becoming part of my permanent collection.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really enjoyed the spicy opening. The drydown reminds me of Chloe's Capucine, although I don't know if they actually share any notes. Doesn't last more than 4-5 hours, otherwise it would get 5 lippies.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
i find this to be a beautiful warm-weather fragrance. it is very green and crisp, i def. pick up melon, cucumber and herbs. it is watery and light yet reminds me of Fresh Cucumber Baie a lot. it is not overly feminine or masculine i could see this working on a guy, but i like it on me and dont feel like i am wearing men's cologne. it is fresh and light, bright and feels happy to my nose- nothing heavy or cloying or sweet in this which is a nice surprise. i love the bottle, very pretty and matches the way the scent smells. YAY a new summer scent!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
It's difficult for me to write a review for Un Jardin Apres La Mousson as it has many notes that I usually avoid; but still after a year I have come to the conclusion that I actually love it deeply. As a sufferer of the New West killer melon generation, I avoid this note. However, Ellena's treatment is a very different matter. It is a cold, fresh, green, dewy thing with just the right amount of ginger - and that is true ginger to my nose as opposed to the lemony feel many ginger notes evoke. I think Un Jardin Apres La Mousson is a paradox in itself as I have never smelled anything that is both so bright and crystal clear and at the same time so earthy and herbacious. It really evokes the feeling of a herby garden after the rain. It is like Steve Reich's minimal classical compositions where each note is so plainly there that there is nothing left but to appreciate the sounds of a keyboard. I don't think I would ever believe it if someone to me that I would feel über confident wearing melon notes, but there you go. The lasting power is minimal when I spray it but when used as a splash - generously- Un Jardin Apres La Mousson lasts and lasts.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Top note: delicate watermelon. Middle note: a pinch of sweet herbs. Base note: That Aquatic Thing That Always Makes Me Queasy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
This is definitely a very original and unique fragrance! Melon is the predominant note followed by pepper and ginger. However, it is not really foody but rather green/aquatic. It has a very ethereal quality and it definitely is a scent for hot summer days when florals just seem too much ( you might want smth sexier for the nights, tho). The staying power, tho, is really weak. I would consider buying a full bottle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
A spicy ginger and melon scent. It works great on a hot summer day as it's light and not too overpowering. The one thing that really bothers me about this fragrance is that is has no lasting power on me! The scent disappears within the hour.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is a very unique scent and so far I have not bump into anyone wearing this :)
The scent reminds me of childhood where I used to run through the lush green bushes after the rain. The smell of "green" is so refreshing after a heavy downpour.
It's very lasting for me as well, just 3 sprays on the chest can last me for whole day at work (9 hours) in the office.
This scent is a great choice for hot and humid weather, like the country I am staying in (Malaysia) :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
The perfect fragrance for humid summer days- (as others have mentioned) . cool, refreshing and gingery and withot a dobt- MELONY. Very uniqe.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
The spices in the beginning are fabulous. Why can't it last!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am going out on a limb here but I love this fragrance. It's gingery and melony yes but I didn't find the melon overpowering. It's very unique and I wear it daily.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
Ripe cucumber-melon covered with a layer of mold. No thanks.