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Jardins de Bagatelle (1983)
by Guerlain


Jardins de Bagatelle information

Year of Launch1983
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 182 votes)

People and companies

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

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Reviews of Jardins de Bagatelle

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
I find the opening of Jardins de Bagatelle similar to Jasmin Impératrice Eugénie - big and beautiful.

I adore how Jasmin Impératrice Eugénie develops on my skin about half an hour in but I find Jardins de Bagatelle continues on too long, loud and bold to wear out of the house much.

14th June, 2016
Guerlain have changed the packaging of many of their scents and many mens aftershaves. The normal packaging has been changed from the glass square art deco bottle to a rounded shape but the dreadful thing is the scent has been changed and is unrecognisable. Why don't they change the name as I have had to buy two bottles and only when I opened did I find the "smell" has changed and it is not pleaant.
07th April, 2014
White floral melange floating over a fresh green meadow

This 1983 Guerlain creation has been called by many the perfect white floral and I have to agree. A blast of tuberose and gardenia, followed by a melange of other white florals, finally floating into a balance with a lovely green note, the effect of being both in a garden just after the sun has touched the blossoms and adjacent to a lawn with warm green notes ascending to mix with the florals.

Very feminine, but neither metallic nor sharp to my nose, as some detractors have claimed.

There are, according to Guerlain, 15 ingredients:

Bergamot, Lemon, Neroli

Provence Rose, Jasmine, Gardenia, Tuberose, Magnolia, Narcissus

Patchouli, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Tonka Bean, Benzoin, Musk

This is, to my nose, one of Guerlain's very finest feminine scents.

Pros: Perfect balance of white florals and green notes
Cons: None

26th May, 2013
A jouful, radiant, multifaceted and uncompromisingly feminine floral scent, mastered by an heady duo gardenia/tuberose rooted over an orangy/musky base with hints of citrus, a touch of rosey soapiness and white musk. Some bergamot, a touch of moss, light neutral cedarwood, soft hints of balsams and patchouli imprint classicism without making heavy the general variant floral softness. The base is basically a well amalgamated floral bouquet over a light vetiver background. I suppose some arcane animalic patterns and may be a well modulated aldehydes usage contribute to root down a stable classic unfolding vibe. A cult fragrance of the past, still loved by many fond of the genre. A great Guerlain.
28th October, 2012 (last edited: 22nd December, 2013)

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