Hermes • Un Jardin en Méditerranée • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Deep but easy-going love, together with the accessible comfort of friendship. A mature intellect and a lively interest in the world and nature, like that of a five year old. Well, this is my number two in the series - the first being the underrated Apres la Mousson. Un Jardin en Méditerranée is a more saturated smell, and definitely one of the best figs I have experienced. The fig note has a perfect balance between the sweetness of the big purple fruit, the dry bark and deep, balmy leaves. Add to this just a bit of citrus and orange blossom - a note that I usually don't enjoy but is magical here- and the lovely aroma of evergreen trees. Magnificient. It is like a precious and natural Mediterranean shadow rather than the well-groomed beaches of blue voyages. This fragrance starts where the beach ends and real nature with its rocks, stones, trees and shadows starts.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Jean-Claude Ellena is one of our perfume greats. He is responsible for First (Van Clef and Arpels) Declaration (Cartier) In Love Again (Yves Saint Laurent) The Vert (Bulgari) among many others.
Un Jardin en Mediterranee is one of my favorites from the Series Ellena did for Hermes.
The first spritz is intensely cedar and almost harsh, but the rewards are huge and they are almost instantaneous. Mediterranee soon dries down to a woody, fig-like note, and it is absolutely exquisite. You do feel the crackle and scent of the earth, but also something beautiful and divine. It smells like the beam of light that shines through the trees as you are walking alone in the forest.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
The combination of citrus, florals and spices is just right, but I can't say this is something I'd actually want to spray on myself. It'd be better as a room spray. And for some reason the scent of this perfume makes my stomach feel a bit ill...something I've never experienced with a fragrance I like.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I absolutely adore this scent. You can read all the other reviews for the notes, etc., but the end result is that once this dries down it smells of my father's garden, rich with the fresh citrus green scent of lemon verbena, and the orange blossom sweetness that kisses the whole thing with breathy florals. The fig adds a touch of richness, and in the Texas heat this blooms with a magic that is hard to put into words - it's like the whole thing suddenly lifts off the skin with a 3-D effect. The gorgeous bottle is a plus, and now I want to add the others to my collection.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Green
My first memories of this perfume is my mum spraying it liberally all over my sister and I in an Hermes boutique in Rodeo Drive. I can remember my first thoughts, that it smelt totally different to anything I usually go for, and yet I loved it. The notes are listed as Fig Woods and Leaves, Orange Blossom, Bergamot and White Oleander. It smells very natural, 'green', fresh and warm - like the essence of a holiday captured in a bottle or like walking through an aromatic herbal garden. It's definitely more suited for one of those balmy, hot summer evenings for it to reach it's full potential. In my opinion I prefer it as a unisex scent; I can imagine this smelling absolutely delicious on a man... a handsome, well-educated, sharply dressed man. For me, however, it's too leafy and green - basically just not sweet or obviously feminine enough for me to commit to it. My issue is that if I happen to pick up on a particular note (whether it's my imagination or not) then that starts to become all I notice and look out for - and in this case it's dill/coriander. My sister has a bottle of it and when she wears it I can sometimes notice it quite prominently in the dry down, and to me it smells vaguely musty. I prefer the initial juicy, almost mouth-watering first blast. I would rate this higher for a male, however for myself it's just not "me" (read: foody, vanilla-based, sweet) enough.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is one of my favourite summer scents. I love the fig/citrus combination - the smell transports me to an orange grove in Sorrento, Italy on a warm summer day. The staying power is OK.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
i am pretty particular about perfume, and would rarely wear it. on top of that anything i liked my seemed to be allergic to. (or so he said!) this was a gift, and at first spritz i was a bit overwhelmed - but after the initial strong smell fades a bit it's beautiful. clean and feminine. it has been my daily scent for close to two years.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I am a fig perfume lover and I have to say that this is one of my favorite fig fragrances along with L'Artisan Premier Figuier Extreme. I can definitely smell fig as the predominant note as well as the sweetness of the mastic which makes it very unusual and special. It has a rather fresh and earthy rather than fruity feel and is ideal for sunny days when musks and vanillas seem too much! Staying power is ok but could be better. Definitely full bottle worthy for me!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Sharp green citrus on me. I'm still on the fence with this one. First time I wore it is was perfect, but now I get more of a masculine feel from it. I do like it, but I think My taste has changed a bit. Still going to use up my decant but not sure I would purchase??
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
A joy in a bottle! fig, herbs, spice. It's fresh in a somehow medicinal way. So addictive! I can't stop reapplying. I like it on men too.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Liked it at first as it gave me the feeling that spring was here! but then 2 people asked me if I was was wearing Body Shop Dewberry so it's a thumb's down from me. After paying that much -- that shouldn't be the question I get.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Gorgeous fragrance. This would be perfect for spring/summer. Mediterranee is a citrus/floral/green fragrance. Really interesting - it's hard for me to smell any individual notes but the combination is intoxicating. Sprayed on a card, I could barely smell anything at all but on my skin, this is a substantial fragrance with great lasting power. Will be purchasing for sure.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Recently purchased FB after living with a sample for a while. Love this the best of all three Un Jardins. I'd been looking for something fresh, green & invigorating in the wrong places, then I found this & now I can't wait for summer! UPDATE: I wore this happily most days this summer. Always put a smile on my face.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Not too too fond of the opening but the dry down is amazing. Smell of citrus + musk + herbs is great and stays for an immensely long time unlike some Annick Goutal....
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I too tried Un Jardin sur le Nil first, and I liked it. It was very bright, which is not exactly me, but nice. The big problem was that it vanished on my skin in less than thirty minutes. Mediterranee though makes up for everything UJ Nil lacked (on me): it's deeper, fresher, and lasts. The primary notes are written about a lot - fig, mastic, cedar, etc., but I personally smell two other components that go beyond my grasp of perfumease: something more evergreen like cyprus and...well, celery (or celery seed). If you like the smell of moss and pine (perhaps few women do) then this is for you.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm sorry all UJ devotees out there. This is my least favourite in the Un Jardin trilogy. And I bought the 100 ml unsniffed! Sigh! It's probably due to my personal preference; not quibbling with Jean Claude Ellena's artistry here. Like Terre d Hermes, this is woodsy and figgy. Dry and earthy. Only with TdH, its a mineral flint note, not the leaves on soil note I get here. But my 3 UJ bottles are absolutely lovely beside one another so I guess I'd try to layer this with something else in my wardrobe. Any suggestions?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Perfect summer fragrance. Fresh and clean and everything you could wish for without that ozone note. I love the cedary woodsy tone of it with just the waft of fig throughout. Makes me think of a perfect Mediterranean summer day - blue sky, salty air, tall trees .. beautiful
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Another Hermes sensation. I spritzed some on before I went to bed last night and can still smell it on my arm 12 hours later. The initial spray transported me to a woodsy setting in Big Bear CA many years ago. I guess that was the bergamot - anyway - very nice, then it became something charming, feminine, yet unobtrusive. It's the kind of perfume that doesn't invade others' spaces. I love it and eau de merveilles, 24 Faubourg and 24 Delicate and - I guess that's it, but these are all keepers for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love this scent, for me I mainly get a lot of bergamot and sandalwood, bergamot being my favorite smell ever. I like that it is a summery fragrance without being flowery. If you are into heavy scents but your samsara just isn't cutting it in 90 degree weather, Un jardin en mediterranee might just work for you.
What I really love is the alcohol-free version (similar texture to L'Occitane Almond Blossom Dew) which has an even lighter scent and is wearable even at work.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am just amazed at how beautiful this is....this isn't too fruity or sweet at all. I agree with others that it has a gorgeous transparent quality. Wow!