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    Default what scent reminds you of an english garden?

    was interested in guerlain herba fresca or the hermes jardin sur le nil but only in passing. the second 1 i'm sure isn't an english garden scent but still would love to smell.

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    Most frags by Penhaligons, especially Blenheim Bouquet

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    Homage by Amouage

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    Actually LPNo9 for Her by Penhaligon's.

    And A Scent by Issey Miyake has a very distinct late spring/early summer European garden feel.

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    Creeds Selection Verte.

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    Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'Eau

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Most frags by Penhaligons, especially Blenheim Bouquet
    I agree with my friend here. Never smelled an English garden, though... I once saw a picture of Chartwell, Sir Winston's garden. And there it was, the connection: Chartwell -> Churchill -> Blenheim Bouquet.

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    Also agreeing iwth Ken Russell re. Penhaligon's. Also for me, Wisteria by Crabtree and Evelyn reminds me of english gardens. In summer in central London, some townhouses have wonderful wisteria and I am reminded of that image with the C & E fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Most frags by Penhaligons, especially Blenheim Bouquet
    I second this opinion, and adore the Elizabethan Rose scent.
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    THE garden scent IMO is Guerlain's Jardin de Bagatelle. Beautiful in the EDT and gorgeous in the EDP. Takes your breath away.
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    Don't know what generally is in an english garden, but a scent that smells the closest to every tomato/cucumber/herb/flower garden I've walked thru is Sisley's Eau Di Campagne

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    Chanel No 19 Eau de Parfum

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    Penhaligon's English Fern or Trumper's Wild Fern
    Creed's Chevrefeuille Original
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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartGallacher View Post
    Penhaligon - English Fern
    Good idea! Unfortunately, it's discontinued (at least in Germany and so far I know). Smelled it just once, I was too young. Must be a beautiful scent.

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    Blenheim Bouquet

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    i think i'm gonna try the penhaligons. would any member please kindly tell me where to find it in hong kong though? the website lists a stockist but no malls or boutiques to buy them at. (i'm not a native and don't know my way around yet)

    thanks!

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    Default Re: what scent reminds you of an english garden?

    There's also Diptyque Jardin Clos.

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    Krillin - you can order/buy a sample pack of all their fragrances... check out the website and buy online. You can also just email them asking for a few specific ones for free. They don't like to do that buy just say I only want these XYZ ones and so ordering the whole lot doesn't make sense, they might oblige.

    Another recommendation - Diptyque Jardin Clos
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    Quote Originally Posted by krillin View Post
    i think i'm gonna try the penhaligons. would any member please kindly tell me where to find it in hong kong though? the website lists a stockist but no malls or boutiques to buy them at. (i'm not a native and don't know my way around yet)

    thanks!
    Lane Crawford at Pacific Place - I think they are the only stockist for this line - I bought one Penhaligons there a few months ago. If you get to Singapore Escentuals in Tnags carry a wider range of the line.

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    Default Re: what scent reminds you of an english garden?

    An English garden scent? Well if we're talking your stereotypical non-existant English garden then I'm guessing something apple-like in scent (like the niff of an orchard full of apple trees rippening) but if we're talking an every day real life English garden then the smell of dog shit and a rain soaked mouldy mattress is pretty strange a request... although in recent weeks I've seen someone wanting the scent of cat breath and I've seen some other strange requests so perhaps this isn't so unusual!
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