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Jangala (2015)
by Pierre Guillaume


Jangala information

Year of Launch2015
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 13 votes)

People and companies

HousePierre Guillaume
PerfumerPierre Guillaume
Parent CompanyPierre Guillaume Diffusion

About Jangala

Part of the Cruise Collection.

Jangala fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Jangala

Jangala is an unusual scent and the reviews had led me to expect horrors. So I was quite surprised by an all-present and correct opening of cardamom and eucalyptus as mentioned in the declared notes with a creamy but slightly sourish woody base (synthetic sandalwood and some clean vetiver is my guess) providing body. Funnily enough this is reminiscent of Indian jungles in the dry season, it has that slightly medicinal aura (the eucalyptus) of trees and undergrowth waiting to turn green again. Whereas others have called it humid, my nose perceives this as mainly dry, with the strange almost ozonic tartness being the only concession towards an aquatic direction. It’s this synthetic sourness that prevails in the drydown but it’s quite a comfortable scent. Not something I’d rush out to buy, but I found it an easy, pleasant wear with no rough edges as is the Pierre Guillaume manner.
18th June, 2019
A Very blue scent. Aqueous. There's the sea breeze, it's cold, but you get a coconut and green fig cocktail anyway. And some citrus fruit. I don't think it works. And the scent stays very close to the skin. It's not disgusting, though.
08th March, 2017
Hoping for a lush & steamy tropical jungle suffused with the scent of moist earth, here I find a light, leafy, slightly fruity aromatic, with a quite synthetic feel, & an "off" note lurking beneath. A few minutes in, the ginger note appears & steadily strengthens, until in the heart the scent morphs into a lightly spiced woody masculine. There are hints of sandalwood, but it's not creamy or coconutty, to my nose. Further on, there's something vaguely biscuit-like, & a touch of incense in the base, before it begins to fade out around six hours in.
An odd fragrance, this. Not altogether unpleasant, but with two distinct & very different phases, the opening giving no hint of what comes later. The second phase strikes me as rather autumnal in feel, & I might enjoy it more when the weather cools. For now though, the search for the perfect "moist earth" scent continues, with Black March in the lead, & Demeter's Dirt close behind.
06th September, 2016
At first application, I quite like this! There’s an accord to it that I am not familiar’s ozonic and aquatic at the same time? What I like most are the greens this scent projects! I’m certain it’s a combination of the eucalyptus and woods, and the slight waft of coconut…It gives me a sense of being somewhere lush and exotic. It’s just interesting enough to stay on the radar. Thumbs up, perhaps barely.
03rd January, 2016
I think of Jangala as a sandalwood fragrance from somewhere deep in the rainforest. Sandalwood is the essence of this. The opening is truly exceptional with eucalyptus, rosewood and cardamom for a resplendent penetrating cool woods lead in. The transition to sandalwood goes through ginger flower and has a slight coconut feel to it. Coconut seems to be a common by-product in sandalwood composite fragrances and this is no exception. Coconut lasts only a short time though and after the bright cooling opening I am left only with the idea of sandalwood, not to be confused with real sandalwood. Still I like this casual vacation fragrance without the need to actually go anywhere. Exotic carved wooden idol of sandalwood. It seems very simple, but fun. I happen to think the blue color of the scent and the Cruise Collection name for the series is a mild distraction and I refuse to let these tedious details ruin my experience of the fragrance which is very enjoyable.
20th November, 2015
I know this “teal” line was promoted as one that sidesteps the horror that is calone, but I still find them to be brazenly synthetic and harsh. This one is positively nauseating, bordering on physically painful. It’s a chemical “exotic" scent — the kind of thing you’d scent a car with, only the “chemical” is ramped way up. The best way I can describe it is that it merges a dated, men’s aromatic cologne with the kind of white musk and milk accord you might find in hair conditioner; it’s basically like sweet camphor crossed with a cleaning product. Within 20 minutes, it’s a pedestrian, vaguely ambroxan base. I’d scrub it, but it scrubbed itself first. Awful.
08th June, 2015

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