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    Exclamation Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    One of the fragrances that I feel is underappreciated is Apres le Mousson (translation: After the monsoon)( picture the aftermath of a monsoon in India) by Hermes. I purchased this fragrance just a couple of months before I had emergency surgery. When I came home I began my recovery, and it was with this fragrance which had the most calming effect. I have never smelled a more genuine replication of the smell of cantaloupe and the humid, after a rain, type of barage of scents that is so typical of such an event. Apre le Mousson is quite exotic. I know many have not the appreciation that I have for this fragrance and I know that it is not an everyday scent but, I am glad that it is part of my wardrobe. Monsieur Ellena is quite the artist with this fragrance. I welcome your comments.
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    i only smelled 3 main accords with this scent: cream, melon and pepper. it is rather unique and living in a country that is affected by the monsoon seasonally, i can say it dosent smell like one at all.

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    It's on my list to test and it sounds like something I'd like.

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    if the price is right i dont mind owning a bottle its a scent that would be great for relaxing and just being taken to another world

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    Default Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    I'm a big fan, too. That combination of melon, cucumber, and all that rowdy black pepper just makes me happy.
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    Overdose of Calone and pepper made me sick and tired of it - so I get rid of my bottle.
    Even thin and woody vetiver in sillage did not help.
    Sorry, fans.
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    Default Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    I don't like it at all.
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    Default Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    Apres la Mousson is actually my favorite among the Jardin series... It conveys a wet cool feeling, like after a heavy rain.

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    Not an easy frag for sure, but very interesting. I love its sparkling green/vegetable quality and the water effect too (no calone to me).

    Un Jardin Apres le Mousson also has a very nice cooling effect on my skin, think menthol.

    Ellena at his best (unlike the sappy Voyage d'Hermès).

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    You are my new best friend. I absolutely LOVE Mousson. I need to find a place I can buy a Keg of this stuff.
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    Default Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    I have to say I didn't care for this one. I'd still like to sample Mediterranee though.

    Chandler Burr reviewed this one when it came out here: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/24/scent-notes. . .
    Surprisingly, a Gas Chromatography analysis showed that it contains no Calone.
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    Default Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    Quote Originally Posted by moon_fish View Post
    Overdose of Calone and pepper made me sick and tired of it - so I get rid of my bottle.
    Even thin and woody vetiver in sillage did not help.
    Sorry, fans.
    This worries me, I don't like Calone. This has popped up on my radar ever since I became a huge fan, and now owner, of Un Jardin Sur le Nil. I hope to test it soon, hopefully the calone is well done.
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    Calone has that typical seeweed/oose/oyster vibe.

    There's none of this in Un Jardin Après le Mousson, really.

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    OK, guys,
    I`m easily take my calone-words back, if you insisted with so much authorities and GC-MS and private descriptions of it.
    Let`s call it watermelon-cucumber effect instead of Calone (well, my sample of Calone does not smells like oysters either).
    Anyway, I still leave it to other fans.
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    There are a lot of marine, aquatic and/or ozonic chemicals besides calone. I think it would be beneficial to all if people wouldn't say 'calone' unless they were rather sure it was calone, but instead simply described the marine/aquatic element that they disliked in the scent.

    That said, Moon_fish does have isolated calone and can compare, so don't take me wrong, I"m not pointing any fingers here. It's just a pet peeve of mine, I suppose.
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    I have to say, I really don't like this fragrance and thought it a real disappointment after Mediteranee and Sur Le Nil. It smelled like wet cabbage to me.
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    I've got a sample of this on the way. It'll be the first Un Jardin I test - I'm looking forward to it (although for some reason the sample I'm looking forward to the most is L'Artisan Navegar. I need a good lime scent!)
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    Default Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    I've smelled calone and its definitely a recognizable note to my nose - kind of green, watery, and cool, but not oceanic to my nose on its own. It definitely smells more like melons than it smells like the sea, for sure, though I can't say I've smelled a fragrance that captures the sea perfectly, either.

    I think the only fragrance I like that uses it is En Passant, and there it's quite subtle. It's unlisted, so I wouldn't stake my life on calone being in there, but certainly... a toe.

    Back on topic, I'm open to melon, but persistent black pepper scares me off... Pepper grates on my senses after a while. Un Jardin Apres le Mousson is something I'll try if I run across it, but I think I'd prefer my cantaloupe without pepper.

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    Default Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    One of the few JC Ellena scents I absolutely DO NOT LIKE at all. The melon combined with the watery effect just screams generic-hand-soap to my nose.
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    Default Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    I'm not sure if it's this Jardin, but one of them smells very much like Paradox Green by Jacomo, which is quite surprising for such a cheap fragrance. You may wanna check it out, I think I did a review on it.

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    Default Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    I must try this.

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    Default Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    This is one of the few melon-type scents I really like. It has a warmth/salty quality that I find enjoyable, especially in this hot weather.

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    great scent, Chandler Burr sometimes gets it wrong. very enjoyable in the heat of summer.

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    i'm also a non-fan.

    on and to me it smells like stale clothing. like when hanging clothes out to dry in really humid weather. it doesn't smell crisp and fresh, but like stale water.

    well, stale clothing and ginger.

    not a good combination imo

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    Default Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    I belong to the fan club for Apres la Mousson. Its salty brine mixed with sweet lime recreates the nostalgia of standing at a beach
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    Default Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    Standard very thin and synthetic smelling Ellena fragrance. I loved what he did for Malle and The Different Company in the beginning of last decade, after that it's been downhill in my opinion.

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    After testing this I don't like it at all. A very feminine cantaloupe that is linear and boring. 90% of what is on the shelves at Macy's right now is more interesting than this.
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    Default Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    One thing that UJAlM is not: a "close to the skin scent". I would agree that it is not a very complex scent and probably doesn't develop much beyond that melony accord. But it at least accomplishes that part of it remarkably well IMO and smells best 'at a distance' - rather than how it will smells if you sniff it up close - like on your wrist. I think it works best as an outdoors summer scent - maybe not so well as an office scent.

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    More like apres catastrophe écologique.

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    Default Re: Underappreciated Un Jardin Apres le Mousson.

    @Delmar: Really? I just wore Mousson today to the office and found its sillage minimal... and none of my colleagues complained (unlike when I wear Chanel No. 5 or Pink Sugar or Insolence etc etc ok I'm exaggerating haha!). Had to bring my nose right up to my wrist but I absolutely love the feeling it gives me - salty brine, lime, melon - all very green fruity, if you get what I mean. Maybe it's cause I live in South East Asia and the heat causes Mousson to emit magic sparks y'all don't get elsewhere... just kidding! But really, I love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by street_a_licious View Post
    i'm also a non-fan.

    on and to me it smells like stale clothing. like when hanging clothes out to dry in really humid weather. it doesn't smell crisp and fresh, but like stale water.

    well, stale clothing and ginger.

    not a good combination imo
    stale clothing !! yes!! thats how this poison smells like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    More like apres catastrophe écologique.
    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    After testing this I don't like it at all. A very feminine cantaloupe that is linear and boring. 90% of what is on the shelves at Macy's right now is more interesting than this.
    could you really stand it on a woman?

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    I find it very pleasant.

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