Hermes • Un Jardin en Méditerranée • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a scent unlike any I have worn before. Its clean and sharp, yet pretty and sweet at the same time. I was unsure after the first sniff what I thought, but as it growns and mellows and blends into your skin, it's delightful!! Everytime I wear it I sniff myself all day to get a concentrated whiff....4.5 lippies!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
I first purchased Un Jardin Sur Le Nil without sampling first, because it smelled so lovely green and citrusy from the bottle. I soon realized that it didn't smell as wonderfull on my skin as it deserved, so I gave it to my mum who has a drier skintype than I, and carries off citrusy dry scents better than me while I wear woody scents better. On her Le Nil smells absolutely fabulous.
But then, my eyes once spotted the woodyer Mediterranée so I tried it on. And I fell in love instantly. And, it smelled wonderful on me.
I was so happy that I bought it then and there. An expencive 3.3 oz bottle it was....but such a beautiful bottle!
Simple, clear, turqoise and green glass. Elegant! Sophisticated!
So, the fragrance:
The box lists fig tree, mastic tree, red cedar, bergamot, orange blossom and white oleander.
Un Jardin En Mediterranée contains all the scents that I adore in fragrances in general, and I usually don't fall for unisex scents.
But this one I just had to have and I don't really find it unisex on me.
It is the cedar and orange blossoms that made me fall, and the oleander that made me purchase it.
It smells wonderful of trees and summer and sea, a little spicy, a tad green, but most of all it smells cedar woody on me.
I think the description of how it is supposed to smell on someone, is carried out well on me.
This is one of the few fragrances I would repurchase, even though I have so many that I won't ever run out of fragrance in my entire life.
Update: I'm an oriental-floral/woody girl. If you're a fruity-floral gal, you probably won't like this.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
A gorgeous fig scent--you can almost smell the sun on the fruit. Unfortunately, like all fig fragrances except Ava Luxe Fig, it seems too fleshy--almost meaty--to me after I've had it on awhile.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
thank you MUA-ers for your reviews of this gorgeous scent! i wanted a fig scent that would not compete with my daughter's LP Premier Figuier and based on the MUA reviews ALONE (!!) i purchased last night. It is fresh, then green/fruity (not too sweet) then warm, figgy and woody. Delicious, elegant and sensual- indeed like a warm European evening on the sea.....je l'adore!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I hope they never stop making this fragerance. It's amazing. It reminds me a lot of Europe, especially Paris. It's like no other colonge in the states, that's for sure. Although it's a bit pricey ($85 without tax) treat yourself. I did, and everybody keeps telling me how good I smell. I can't stress enough, I love it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
this is the best experience of a fragrance that i have ever had. i had several people who were inexperienced with fragrances try it, and not only did they all fall in love with it, but it smelled differently on each person after 30 minutes, and again after an hour and a half. it has a real, living, breathing quality that makes it an absolute essential for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Lovely perfume. My first impression was that it was somewhat masculine, but now I think it's a good unisex scent. Initially I smell citrus and woods (mostly cedar). On drydown it's a bit more floral and figgy. It's herby, and clean, and refreshing. I normally gravitate towards sweet scents which this isn't at all but I love it anyways. the bottle is gorgeous too!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I became interested in Un Jardin en Méditerranée after purchasing its sister fragrance, Un Jardin sur le Nil, hoping that the two would be simiilar. I was definitely pleased. Un Jardin en Méditerranée has the same lightness and transparancy as the Nil; it'slike Diptyque's Philosykos, only less "cluttered." Sort of like the creator of Nil used green mangos as a dominant note, Mediterranee uses a dry, green fig; one can practically smell the milky sap and raw woodiness of the young branches. My full bottle is en route right now, and I plan to pull this from my shelves in the heart of winter when I want to remember summer's fresh light.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
"Un Jardin en Méditerranée is an emotional journey, an olfactory progress, an impressionistic evocation of a garden beside the sea. It is a perfume of light and of shade where fig tree, mastic tree and red cedar blend with bergamot, orange blossom and white oleander." After reading such appealing description, I was very curious to try the fragrance. I got the chance few days ago, it was love at first sniff and I bought the bottle instantly. Very distinct and long lasting, I can honestly say that Un Jardin en Méditerranée is one of my best buys of the year. Everyone's body chemistry is different so it may or may not be same for everyone, but I highly recommend it. So Unique!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This starts out on me as very citrusy (similar to Eau D'Hadrien) and then very quickly changes to a figgy scent ... much like Diptyque's L'Ombre Dans L'eau although maybe slightly less sweet. Reminds me a lot of the very old Pantene blue scent I loved.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
big time HG. this actually smells like the mediterranean-reminds me of south of spain and greece,
warm, lavender, woody, fresh, i cant really do it justice with my description you have to smell it and you'll see. but it smells like the title....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Mmm I love this fragrance. It's so warm and figgy and woodsy and green and spicy all at once, and I enjoy the way it smells as it warms up on my skin. I've used it at least every other day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Tried this on yesterday and canNOT stop thinking about it!!! It's actually still on my skin--excellent staying power. When I first sniffed it, I liked the top notes, however as the heart notes made their appearance, all I could smell was "earth". For me, it wasn't like I was walking through a garden...more like climbing up a muddy hill to REACH the mediterranean garden! Thinking that the "dirt" notes were the base, I left the store without purchasing. Well, I didn't give it enough time. Within an hour, I reached the "jardin". And oh, what a beautiful garden it is. This fragrance is different from any floral I've smelled. There's nothing cloying about it...just perfectly balanced notes of fig and flowers which I cannot name. Just sublime. I'm buying a full bottle of this (which is beautiful by the way) as soon as possible.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was drawn to Un Jardin en Mediterranee mostly by its beautiful aquamarine-blue bottle.
I had smelled a lot of quality fragrances in that week-end, during a trip in London, but this was the only one that instantly appealed to me.
I smelled first the sweetness of fig leaves. It reminded me of Diptyque's Phylosikos, another perfume that contains fig and cedar notes. But unlike Phylosikos, which I enjoy sniffing in department stores but I never considered buying, I was in love with JeM. I think that what put JeM above any similar fragrance is the Mastic tree note. The Mastic tree produces a highly aromatic resin that is used in Greece in baking, and some people even chew the hard resin pieces insted of chewing gum. It is an aroma I love, and I think it blends beautifully with the fig note and the cedar, and the other notes.
I find it a linear perfume, what you get five minutes after spraying is more or less what you will be smelling three hours later. which brings me to another plus: good lasting power! I am fed up with lovely fragrances that completely disappear within 30 minutes/1 hour of spraying, and at least this one lasts a decent amount of time. It lasts much better than Un Jardin sur le Nil, IMO.
JeM also starts a bit sweeter than it continues, the sweet fig note fades a bit shortly after spraying, but I prefer it like this, as I cannot stand really sweet fragrances. Albeit the general feel of the fragrance is summery, the sweetness and long lasting power make it a good scent for winter too. Now it is February and I am really enjoying it, as it reminds me of summer and hot weather.
JeM can be harder to find than Un Jardin sur le Nil, but it is worth seeking out if you enjoy fig notes and summery fragrances. I find it a small masterpiece in this field.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I smell a sweet cedar note that is theoretically pleasant but really all I can think is freshly cleaned gerbil cage. Too bad, I love other Hermes scents.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I keep going back and forth trying to decide if I really need a bottle of Un Jardin en Mediterranee, but whenever I smell it I swoon. It really does remind me of a Mediterranean garden, complete with cedar, figs, citrus and plenty of other notes that I can't name but love nonetheless. It's also one of the few truly unisex fragrances I can think of - it would be equally good on a woman or a man. I need to convince my husband to wear fragrances so I can purchase a bottle "for him" and borrow it often.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Hrm. As proof that I have very strange chemistry and/or a weird nose, this smelled like Eau de Dorm Room to me: marijuana smoke. Not a scent I ever liked, alas. Bitter and sharp. Though I guess if it smells like marijuana, that qualifies as "green," in one sense...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this without ever smelling it and I am so glad I did. I love Sur le Nil and thought, maybe this will be nice as well. Very easy to wear, light, fresh, lovely.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
this is an outstanding summer scent!!! an interesting floral citrus adventure! not quite perfect, but darn good. thoughts of a tropical mediterranean locale waft around you and everyone feels a bit more 'exotic'. this is the most unisex of any of the jardin frags. haven't really smelled anything like it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Walking by Sephora and spotted the Un Jardin en Mediterranee and just had to try it. At first I really didn't care for it because it does smell like it could be a man's fragrance. It was strong and masculine and I thought NO WAY. After 20 minutes I gave it another whiff and it started smelling really good-kinda like a clean soapy smell. After another half hour I asked my husband's opinion and he said it smelled coconutty and indeed it did. Well the rest of the night I couldn't quit smelling my wrist so you know what this means.......must order a bottle. Found the 1.6oz for $36 at imaginationperfumery.com. and it is a so different from my usual floral thing.