This opens with a sharp burst of aldehydes, underscored by a sweetish floral accord, mainly jasmine, to my nose. Five minutes in it turns vaguely aquatic, but rather than an impression of freshness as l expected, l get a strange sort of mustiness here. lt's as if some old plastic garden furniture, or maybe a paddling pool, has been left out in this wet garden a little too long. This impression is stronger when sniffing up close, but from a distance it's much less noticeable, & l do get wafts of damp flowers when l move. The base is softly powdery, fading out after around five hours.
l expected to love this one & am more than a little disappointed, but l guess l shouldn't be surprised that the true scent of a wet garden is so difficult to replicate. Perhaps if l layer it with Dirt it just might hit the spot...
A real wet garden after rain. Very green and very watery. It is not a sofisticated scent but a simple reconstrution of its title. As other Demeters has an acid note that I don't like but for the rest is very nice and fresh. Not for everybody.
Perhaps a good product for layering.
You know when you bring home a big bunch of flowers and set about cutting them up, picking off leaves and arranging them into big vases of water? That smell? Well that is exactly what Wet Garden smells like to me. Real plants and blooms in water. Its actually quite lovely with a very realistic fresh earthy note, but this is more than a Demeter ‘novelty’ fragrance, it feels like a genuine scent! And it certainly has more longevity than the rest of the line.
Despite being full and rounded it is rather linear but here is a tip – layer this with white or green florals and it’ll turn those icy, creamy or herbal blooms into something rather more luscious, dirty and well, wet… in fact pop this little gem over the top of Fracas and you have a rather good (cut price) version of Carnal Flower.
Could you wear it with a hangover? Most certainly, nothing like burying your nose deep in a freshly cut flower to awaken the senses.
This is an hard frangrance to describe
it smells a cross between Lettuce
from a sandwitch and a the after rain
from a forest it's sweet and it does
get a bit overwhelming at times
this may not be my favorite but
it's unique if someone wants to have
something different from the conventional Perfume
I tested this one with a sense of uncertainty; I'd heard that Demeter scents, though wide in variety and amazingly spot on with most all of their scents, were lacking in the longevity department.
Found it in Sephora, while on the hunt for Thunderstorm (which they, unfortunately, did not have), and sprayed some on the left sleeve of my winter coat along with a bit of the Rain on my right. TWO DAYS later and I could still catch vague notes of Wet Garden on my jacket!
I was blown away, both by the lasting power of this cologne and also the amazing accuracy with which they depict a wet garden. At the risk of sounding cliche, I could have closed my eyes, inhaled and been taken back to my childhood days of visiting my aunt and watching water droplets cascade down, caressing her backyard garden.
This one's an A+!