Summary: When it comes to this perfume the best word to read beside it is "Discontinued". Huzzah! Heavy, stifling, choking, impossible to wash of! There is only 1 perfume I hate more than this but Eden is snapping at its heals. Unfortunately the other perfume is still going strong but at least Cacharel have made my dreams come true with Eden's fate. Eden - Discontinued. Eden - Discontinued. Eden - Discontinued. Ahhh, I'll never get tired of seeing that.
Summary: Oh dear..I wanted so much to like this. After reading the other reviews I made a blind purchase. I am usually not difficult to please. I sprayed one spray of this and it smelt like something wet and moldy. Not believing my nose I sprayed again and now it smelt like rotting fruit overlaid onto a moldy wet towel. You know the smell of a towel that has not dried properly and develops that horrible odor over time...this is it..I promptly took a shower.
Summary: I absolutely adore this fragrance. I understand that it has been officially discontinued, but I found a bottle easily enough in a local department store here in Germany and suspect it is still available in other European countries as well as online. The opening notes may be what makes this fragrance difficult for some to appreciate. There is an initial earthy, mulchy, foresty mustiness to it that dissipates very quickly on me.
Summary: Stunningly beautiful but not remotely pretty. "Eden" is beautiful like the ripe, overgrown, hot mess an actual Eden would've been. It's lush and green, with deeply bittersweet, crunchy greens (almost ivy and privet-like in depth) juxtapositioned against ephemeral, pollen-like florals. "Eden" opens on a burst of harshly bittersweet, aquatic green, that immediately reminds me of a fresh, clean spring, jam-packed with filter plants -- nettles, water lilies and ferns.
Summary: Difficult to describe. But Jean Guichard made some great ones. This is one of them. If it was marketed as niche, collectors would be all over it, because it's far from self-explanatory. It's a perplexing mix of herbal, fruity, floral and woodsy. I've seen it referred to as 'garbage-y' -- I guess that watery fruity-floral and herbal feeling comes across a little grubby. The term 'headshop-floral' wouldn't be inaccurate either. Great longevity, excellent sillage.