Fruity and floral, with grapefruit as the main note to start with more of a figgy sweetness in the dry down, UJEM fits, as other reviewers have said, into several genres: sweet, fruity, floral, woodsy. And in that respect, it's versatile, but it does not impress, project, or last, at least not to me. It is certainly a spring and summer day scent, primarily, and does speak to the outdoors in its fruity/floral/woodsy balance.
Longevity is a little disappointing, as it's a skin scent within the hour and lasts only maybe six hours after that (as a skin scent). And while it's described as unisex, it leans toward the feminine side on my skin, and this isn't surprising since many shops list this as a women's perfume.
Not for me but worth smelling if you're looking for something off the beaten path and contrasting most summer aquatics.
6 out of 10
This is my favourite fragrance from the Jardin series. It has the right balance between sweet, bitter and floral. As a fragrance aiming at the Mediterranean, it strikes the right balance among herbs-fig-florals. There is always the risk of being too heavily sweet or floral, but it succeeds in maintaining a bitter-fresh smell, perhaps due to the fig note.
It is my favourite fragrance when going to the beach, even here in the tropics. It works wonders in the hot climate and never becomes cloying. Love it!
The opening notes are like being in a fresh Garden or produce section of the grocery store with gourmand figs, fig leafs and flowers. The sillage is good. It's a must for spring and summer. I think it would be out of place in cold fall and winter weather unless you want to throw people for a loop. This fragrance is very evocative of a sexy woman on the beach. Personally I switched to Philosykos because it was more earthy.
This scent leaves the bottle all aromatic green, with fresh grassy notes wrapped up in rosemary and lavender, all elevated by a healthy dose of aldehydes. The opening accord immediately brings to mind a dry and rocky Mediterranean landscape, with the blue-green sea daubing the horizon in the distance. Remarkably absent are any of the sweet citrus notes that so many “Mediterranean” fragrances lean on so heavily. Instead, Un Jardin en Mediterranée reveals a soft, pulpy fig and woods accord that completes its Mediterranean landscape. Comparison with Olivia Giacobetti’s Philosykos is inevitable, and the Hermès is a drier, sparer, and more aromatic scent. Giacobetti emphasizes the milky aspect of the fig and the sap in its branches, while Jean Claude Ellena presents the bark and sun-drenched leaves of the fig tree.
Un Jardin en Mediterranee is linear once it establishes it’s fig, woods, and aromatic accord. As with many such light, airy scents it wears close to the skin, and I imagine you’d have to apply a lot of it to build up much sillage or projection.
Oh! Hermès what have you done ?
you ruined one of your most interesting fragrance : the reformulation smells cheap fig and very light in comparison of what it was
This is one of my favorites ... and I really like it. Whether of not it suggests a Mediterranean garden or not is a matter of personal opinion, but to me there is a whiff of figs, citrus fruits, herbs and oleander flowers. I find it very subtle and elegant, complex and not at all synthetic or crass. It is not too floral for a man to wear - at least not one who is confident in his masculinity - and it is soft and refined. A gorgeous scent for morning, afternoon, or evening and one that compliments your best business suit, dress shirt and favorite necktie.