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Jardins de Bagatelle (1983)
by Guerlain

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Jardins de Bagatelle information

Year of Launch1983
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 191 votes)

People and companies

HouseGuerlain
PerfumerJean Paul Guerlain
PackagingRobert Granai
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
Parent Company at launchGuerlain

About Jardins de Bagatelle

A bouquet of white flowers. The Jardins de Bagatelle are gardens situated on the Bois de Boulogne in Paris and contain over 700 different varieties of rose.

Jardins de Bagatelle fragrance notes

Reviews of Jardins de Bagatelle

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United Kingdom
The opening is composed of some fresh citric aromas - mainly bergamot and a bit of lemon, as well as the floral dyad of violet and sweetness - violet adding a darker tone and the calyx a lovely honeysuckle-like sweetness to the top notes. Later on a soft neroli appears. Very nice.

The drydown sees a frontal attack by a whole army of floral notes: initially, a dyad of rose (The Jardins de Bagatelle’s fame (in Paris) is partly based on its roses) and tuberose vying for attention; both are of medium brightness, with the rose being a bloom only - no green leaves here - and the tuberose being of the lighter and lacking any waxiness or indolic undertone. A light narcissus with a very bright and airy jasmine play a role too at that stage.

Later on a batallion of white florals - muguet, magnolia and a orchid - move into the foreground. Even further into the heart notes an ylang-ylang develops that adds a restrained and bright creaminess to the whole mix, with a gentle orris supplying an attempt to inject a touch of a darker and earthier tone into the mix - no mean feat given the white floral onslaught.

The complex multitude of floral notes - typical for many Guerlains of that era - it not a melange made up of notes that are always equally strong, but each of them moves into the foreground and back with time - like a symphony in which each instrument gets a chance to shine in the centre if the audience’s attention.

The base begins a bit less floral - there is a woody side focusing and cedar without much of a true pencilshave component - and sone light musks with touches of civet - the latter rather a fleeting phenomenon. A soft, very soft (on me) patchouli together vetiver that lacks any earthiness lead further into the base, with a subdued benzoin adding a modicum of tanginess.

Towards the end, like and echo from the past, the florals re-emerge to dominate the finale again: the ylang-ylang, the muguet and the narcissus appear again - like a floral apparition fading out into the night.

I get moderate sillage, excellent projection a splendid twelve hours of longevity on my skin, with the last couple of hours very close to my skin.

This complex study of flowers is a beautiful scent for spring evenings. It is confident, with a natural, vivid but unobtrusive sweetness that never loses its balance thanks to the sublime blending of the ingredients, which are of superb quality, especially in the older samples. It is not powdery, classical, elegant and confident, but with a dynamic and youthful touch that is never stale. The performance is very good. Maybe the sheer mass of notes leads to some of them never truly excelling in their own right, like the rose for instance, but that might be the price to pay for being a member of such a large olfactory ensemble of high-quality fragrance notes. 3.75/5.
11th February, 2020
The Jardins de Bagatelle in Paris were so named for the illicit trysts that used to go on there during the time of Louis XIV; a bagatelle not just being an early form of pinball...

And so, if it happened I had a rendez-vous at dusk, and she arrived wearing some mean smelling, sour fruity floral like this, I would have to declare By my troth! I have forgotten to wash my doublet and hose - or some such thing - and make my exit discrete.

**
12th April, 2019 (last edited: 18th April, 2019)
Dominant tuberose. Also on top, aldehydes, jasmine, and some citrus. JdB has always started out big and bold IMO. It is a loud floral.

The middle reveals gardenia, lily of the valley, rose, and narcissus. Tuberose of course, still stands out tremendously. Greenish, starchiness a bit later, underneath. The base reveals patchouli, musk, and Neroli. Yes, tuberose lasts throughout. And if you don't like "tubey" you won't like this.
20th November, 2018
Finding an almost empty bottle of Jardins de Bagatelle in my mom's house reminded me how much I loved and enjoyed this scent in my youth. Reminds me of walking through Regents Parks in the rose garden and area of Kew Gardens through all the flowers.

Vivid yet soft florals that bring a quiet smile to my face every time I wear this one.
16th July, 2018
This is an impressive, complex perfume, that does seem to rely on synthetic aroma chemicals that give it a dryer sheet aspect after some development, but it has on overall complexity and attraction that I like. It takes me vividly back to childhood from around the time it was released.
30th June, 2017
Opens with a strong smell of alcohol that quickly mellows into something extremely floral and very sharp.

There is a lot of depth to this fragrence; a lot of difference flowers coming at you. In the air the scent is fresh and light and coy. On the skin it's a riot, like a bouquet pushed into your face.

It's extremely feminine, and very 80s. Very loud.
21st July, 2016

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