This is a nice, pleasant scent with some over-powering powdery smells. After a few minutes, there is a unique smell that captures my nose. Saying this, I still would not wear this daily. After it dries, it smells a bit better.
All Paris springtime fragrance smells identical after 10 minutes. All do not last long. Needs continuous re-apply every 30 minutes or so.
I am wearing the third bottle and have three more safe in my wardrobe. Do I love it? Smells even cleaner, fresher than Paris Roses des Vergers (which is sweeter to my nose), but as lovely as. When I finished my Roses des Vergers bottle and headed for another, it was too late. So I stocked up on Jardins Romantiques (which I also cannot find any more). Looking forward for the next springtime version of Paris (lovely but too much for me on a daily basis), which I intend to buy and buy. Light, but when I think it's gone, I catch a whiff of it, hours later. A scent everybody around me enjoys. So much delicate, such a beautiful smell, nothing wrong with it at all. Both thumbs up.
15th June, 2008 (last edited: 23rd June, 2008)
This one is one of Paris’s most spring-like versions, and it shows from the very start all the way down to the last note: it’s very fresh like all of the other versions but this one is also very green, something the others seem to lack (mostly). The intensely fresh, innocent and light opening of mandarines, begins not unlike many scents we have come to smell recently given the fact that mandarine is “the” note right now for these types of scents. But that’s all forgiven because the true Paris heart of rose is very much present and it’s the red type of rose that’s favored here. The lilac is not very strong and the violets are the third best after the rose and the mandarine top. The soft woods that make up the base seem more like rosewood than sandalwood. It’s all very light and very pretty , as usual with the spring limited editions of Paris. Feminine and “chic”.
The note that links all the notes together is the “freshly mown grass” note, and here it’s like a string holding together a flower ornament. Very nice.