Diptyque • Jardin Clos • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||29%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Maybe it's a chemistry thing: On me this was vile. I don't know what happened, but there were very marked dirty ashtray notes under the fresh bright flowers. Had to scrub. For reference, orientals often have this overflowing ashtray smell on me, so perhaps the base mix is more oriental than first appears. Still, was a total failure on me.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I read all these bad reviews and was like waaaa? I LOVE this perfume! I have to admit, you first put it on and its a bit like what is this.. but then it develops and uhh its so lovely! I get a bunch of compliments every time I wear this. Will continue to buy
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
In general I am more of a gourmand than floral type of a person. I adore certain florals though, that includes rooty irises, cold violets or heavenly orange blossoms. I do enjoy certain florals, what I am definitely NOT though is a romantic-garden-floral type of a girl. If I like a floral it better be my favorite blossom and a soliflore and definitely not a romantic floral bouquet. Great example? Chelsea's Flowers. What a beautiful floral and SO not me. Or Penhaligon's Victorian Possy and many others, so well done, so not me. End of story. So what is it, what is it about Jardin Clos that if I had a tub full of it, I'd bathe in it all day long. It's the most "garden-yish" floral I ever smelled. I'm absolutely smitten by Jardin Clos. It's because this is the ONE floral fragrance for me that when I smell it, I see that beautiful forbidden and forgotten garden. I close my eyes and the images almost come to a reality. I don't only smell this fragrance, I feel it, I love it, I live it. I can see myself spending a whole early morning in a real forbidden garden, I can see wild hyacinths, I can smell them. I can feel the warmth of the sun on my skin. I can hear the bees buzzing in the trees and bushes. I just get the whole, real picture of a real garden when I smell Jardin Clos. I've smelled so many other perfumes marketed as "the garden" ones, and what? Mostly they are just florals, bland florals, well-blended florals, sweet florals but always just floral scents - nothing more, nothing less. The only thing these common "florals" share with a real garden is the fact that both are about flowers, right? But definitely not the whole "feel" of a garden as I get from Jardin Clos. I won't even discuss any specific notes in Jardin Clos, because that does not matter at this point. Some people may think just because they are not crazy about floral fragrances, this might not be for them. I was the same way, the thing is, Jardin Clos is just so different from everything else I smelled, I would recommend anyone give it a try. I guess the only thing I can mention is that the watermelon note is actually present, but not in the "Un Jardin Apres La Mousson-fruit salad-y" way but it just gives the hyacinth some uplifting sweetness that attracts all of them bees and myself to this beautiful fragrance:)) Un Jardin Clos is not another garden perfume, it's THE garden perfume. Love it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is not for me, but I reccomend it for those who like L'Eau D'Issey Ė they donít have the same notes listed, carnation is mention of others as the strong opening in Issey Miyakes L'Eau, while the similar shocking blast in this could be made of the Hyacinth (I donít like the smell of this flower, but I donít know it well in perfume).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got this as a sample a long time ago and as soon as i smelled it, i had to have it! I really really love the smell of this perfume and i just can't stop smelling myself when i wear it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
oh my!i'm really alone here!i got jardin clos as a gift from a dear friend after her easter trip to france and i have to say that it was love at first sniff.it's a very different floral to me.it starts very fresh and green ,a soft and very ethereal lilac with the addition of almost alive stems and leaves.when it settles down smells of a very true hyacinth scent.the name it's very true cause i happen to live in a town with an old venetian castle, and when i stroll through it the flowers that spill from the walls and the old yards have this simiral (some call it stale)nature.this is a seriously distinctive smell that evokes a slightly melancholic mood.but the most incredible thing it's the staying power for such a fresh fragrance.almost 4 hours of bliss
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Black Eyes: Violet
I don't own this but I've sampled it quite a few times. It's sweet and wet and a fairly conventional , but realistic floral bouquet.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
I could have sworn that I had written a review for this, back in the dayÖbut for some reason I canít find it in my reviews. So pardon if you see two reviews from me on this one!
As mommyofcutie writes below, this immediately reminded me of Issey Miyakeís signature perfume. Although I must admit that I am not the biggest fan of aquatic florals, this one is particularly offensive to my nose for itís cloying sweet blend of too-ripe flowers. Which is a shame, because the description sounded so promising! I must also add that you need to scroll down and read baybeís review Ė Iím still giggling over it.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
In that lovely, poetic description of the Devonshire cottage given on Diptyque's site which Mayra includes in her review of this below the one thing they failed to mention was who the resident of that cottage was. I'm fairly certain it was Calvin Klein and this is their version of his Eternity.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I normally really dislike white florals but I thought this was quite lovely - probably because of the watery and green notes that a number of people have mentioned. I'm not getting any rotting vegetation whatsoever. It's missing a lippy though because there is quite a lot of seringa, possibly just a bit too much for me. In fact it's quite similar to Floris Seringa
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Do you ever think about background music to describe perfumes? Take a gold-standard white floral like MPG Jardin Blanc---perfectly balanced and all the notes in harmony with one another. The signature tune for Jardin Blanc might be Tchaikovsky's "Waltz of the Dancing Flowers" from "The Nutcracker Suite". Tragically, the music for Jardin Clos would be something like "White Floral Hair-Pulling Kung-Fu Bitch Slap", by, say, the Plasmatics. To me, white florals are the bipolar members of the flower family. Here, they are not only bipolar, but sociopathic, and from rival high schools. I do wish that these bad girls would use their powers for good more often.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
am surprised at how synthetic this watery floral smells.
It truly does have a somewhat plastic fragrance. It seems to be
equal parts white florals, light woods and fruit, and they all seem
to fight for control of this fragrance. Like someone said before, a
poorly chosen group of supporting notes really do make the floral
notes smell lightly of dead, rotting flowers and green stems. Its
dry down is bizarre with the sweet pea and spicy mignonette blending
very strangely with the balsamic and oakmoss motes, creating a scent
that smells like Silly Putty. Jardin Clos just isnt done
right. Poorly blended and balanced, Jardin Clos is a let down.
Watermelon, White Lilac, Mimosa, Hyacinth, Seringa, Hollyhocks,
Wisteria, Mignonette, Wallflowers, Daffodils, Virginia Cedarw,
Oakmoss, Tolu Balsam
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Initially I thought okay this is a nice floral but then this nasty note came out and took over. I don't know how to describe it beyond what people have written below. It really is like they mushed up the smelly stems that had been sitting in water for a week and put them in there. I don't like scents that masquerade as a nice scent but really are not after you have spent the $$.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
To me this is a very lovely, light and green spring floral. It's refreshing in that it contains none of the ubiquitous heavy floral trinityógardenia, jasmine or tuberoseó and instead derives its subtle flowery-ness from sturdy backyard garden bulbs, freshly mown green grass, and flowering shrubery. Like all Diptyques, the compositions are meant to evoke moods, environments and create impressions; unfortunately, also typical are quickly dissappearing top notes and very little staying power.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is no Devon countryside in the Spring. For me, what it is, is being trapped in the local florist cooler, without Zyrtec, and the cooling mechanism fails. As the glorious petals & stems, begin to wilt, & release their *death* gas (ethylene). This is Jardin Clos.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Unbearably sickly sweet. WAY too cloyingly sweet for me to wear. Then again, I am a guy so that makes a difference, I suppose.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
An ok floral scent. Very green smelling. Not to best, but not the worst.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is an OK floral with an aquatic feel to it. Reminds me of L'eau d'Issey by Issey Miyaki, almost identical. Even the clove note is the same. The staying power is fantastic. Alas, it made me sneeze so I won't be purchasing it for myself.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I had wanted to try this fragrance ever since reading the lovely description. I had visions of English country gardens and envisioned a perfume of hyacinth, lilacs and maybe some watery green.
I got a sample of this from Aedes and saved this one for last as I was sure it would be lovely. I was so wrong! The first watery burst of it reminded me of (shudder) CK Escape. It had that exact melony/watery note that almost leaves a metallic taste in one's mouth.
The drydown got a little better, but it was still only a watery and mediocre floral. I think Ofresia is the only Diptyque I truly love so far.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I tried this when I'd read on the board that it resembled Creed Spring Flower which is my favorite. No, Jardin Clos doesn't smell at all like Spring Flower to me but it does resemble Fredric Fekkai Bouquet de Provence: both have this flowery but herbaceous quality with fruit notes but remain floral overall. Very nice and fresh like a dewy bouquet, but it's a tad strong on the waterfruits compared to Bouquet de Provence.