Summary: Hendricks Gin and Apres La Mousson seem unlikely bedfellows but the mind of this reviewer pays homage to Passage to India, A Jewel in the Crown and a nip of W. Somerset Maugham into the bargain. There is a metholated burst at the opening and the gin kicks in. How odd that a Frenchman encapsulated the Raj in this way. I observe the gamine eyes of the Fishing Fleet narrowing at the spiced nuances of ALM.
Summary: I want this! I got a little sample years ago and I'm trying not to finish it because I really cannot afford to buy a normal size one! Definitely a great and particular scent, one if the best I've ever smelled! Waiting for someone who gives it to me as a gift!
Excerpt: Overall, a lovely perfume. Definitely very sweet for those who are accustomed to other Hermes perfumes, but the initial sweetness definitely subsides after about 30 minutes when it mixes with your natural chemistry/oils. I agree with other commentators who said that the perfume smells differently on everyone. <br /><br />Perfect for late spring and summer. Probably not the best year-round perfume.
Excerpt: It is a beautiful piece created by JCE. It is different from the other bottles in the jardin series, starting with a melony and spicy kind of note. After a while, the scent ends up being fresh, aquatic and clean, and it stays linear throughout. It is not biased to either femine or masculine side but somewhere in the middle. Not everybody likes it, even though I hardly can come up with a reason why people may hate it, so try it before you buy.
Pros: Clean & Fresh, Draws Compliments, Great Smell, Long-Lasting
Summary: The ginger and pepper really pop out to my nose, at least during the first 30 minutes. I also get a moist, wet, rainy vibe. This scent really gives me a great visual image of what Ellena had in mind when creating this. I've had the same experience with Un Jardin Sur Le Toit. Ellena is a wonderful man! It's almost as if I'm walking through the spicefields in India after a heavy rain. This is very spicy but in a fresh way, though I don't find this an everyday scent at all.
Excerpt: One of the thing which I love about perfumes is the fantasy I get that I can travel through time or perhaps imagine traveling through it. The scent I smell gives me this perspective or opportunity. The scent that this perfumes provide make me feel in a different way.
Excerpt: After reading mixed reviews and deciding to give it a try, this perfume is better than I expected - soft and feminine to my nose. A sweet note reminds me of tuberose but not so pungent. <br />Loving Hermes for men and women more and more.<br />Fragrance X great price and great service as ever. I buy all my perfumes here now.
Pros: Clean & Fresh, Great Smell, Not Overpowering, Sensual
Summary: 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....