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Un Jardin en Méditerranée (2003)
by Hermès


Un Jardin en Méditerranée information

Year of Launch2003
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 548 votes)

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PerfumerJean-Claude Ellena

About Un Jardin en Méditerranée

Un Jardin en Méditerranée is a shared / unisex perfume by Hermès. The scent was launched in 2003 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena

Un Jardin en Méditerranée fragrance notes

Reviews of Un Jardin en Méditerranée

Really impressed. I love the fragrance, sunshine and fig trees. Earthy and bright. I could wear this to the beach or to the office.

I like the scent on my girlfriend too but she finds it a little masculine.

Performance was this biggest suprise. I am getting around 8 hours of longevity with moderate projection. I expected to have to search for this frangrance on my skin but it finds my nose throughout the day.

I will be looking to acquire the rest of the Hermes un jardin line.
01st February, 2017
Meh. I had blind bought this from the Net. I did want to like this one, but I found it slanting too far to the feminine side for my tastes for a unisex scent. It's an acquired-taste fragrance, not for everyone

Maybe it's the fig or mastic notes? I'd suggest testing it out first at better department stores, then decide for yourself if ULeM is your sort of scent.
21st December, 2016
The scent of green figs...

Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of the Un Jardin series of fragrances. I love the work of Jean-Claude Ellena and find that his work is nothing short of superb in every aspect. I had been wanting to try this perfume for a long time.

Finally, I've been wearing it recently and have enjoyed it. My initial preconception was that it would be a sweet, juicy fig type of scent, much like Acqua di Parma - Blu Mediterraneo: Fico di Amalfi, however here is a green figgy scent which is more in keeping with the same style as Un Jardin Sur le Nil, another green fragrance. I must say that as a fig perfume, I do prefer the Acqua di Parma version. However this one does make me feel that if you didn't like Sur le Nil (ie you found it "too green") then you woudl like this instead.

Overall, this is well worth a try in my opinion, if you like fresh, spring & summer fragrances with substance. A masterful effort from Jean-Claude Ellena.
25th August, 2016
Paul Cézanne, L'Estaque, 1883–1885
24th May, 2016
Future Jason:

Yet another in the long line of things you haven't smelled in years, and remember disliking at first. And in taking a more recent tour, you wonder why you were such an idiot.

This is delightful. Unique among things you've smelled lately. The notes say "fig..." and some other words. You make some assumptions about figgy things, and you're glad that the other words are there to do a complexify-mi-cation job for this one. There's almost an olive-like saltiness to this. Maybe the referenced garden was growing some funky olive/fig hybrids. Those would probably taste pretty gnarly, but this smells pretty darn good.

Your decant is oldish, and other reviews talk about a reformulation. You'll need to smell again before deciding whether to purchase more.
06th April, 2016
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
16th February, 2015

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