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    Default The best Jardin of Hermés?

    What do you think that it is the best of the three?

    Un Jardin En Mediterranee
    Un Jardin Sue Le Nil
    Un Jardin Apres La Mousson.
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    I'll vote for Sur le Nil. It's the suavest and most subtle —probably the sweetest, too!
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    I prefer Un Jardin Apres La Mousson to the others, but that's not saying much.

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    My vote is for Un Jardin Sur Le Nil. I wear all three but Sur Le Nil is my favorite of the three.

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    Sur le Nil by far.

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    Another vote for Sur le Nil, which has an interesting woody note which seems like papyrus to me.
    En Mediterranee is a distant second, a decent fig scent.
    Don't care for Mousson.
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    I'm another vote for Sur le Nil, but I wear all three. If you like one, it's worth checking out the others I think.

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    I really like Sur le Nil. The others are just so-so.
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    Default Re: The best Jardin of Hermés?

    I personally am not fond of any of them - but if I had to pick one over the others it would be Sur le Nil.
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    Although it won't survive the wind around my nose on my way to work Un Jardin En Mediterranee is the only one I liked. But I had wasted too much money on colognes like that before and therefore do not consider it bottle-worthy. However, if they would offer this as a 200ml body splash (at the same price) I would buy it immediately. Generously applied it should provide an hour of fun, I suppose.

    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil: Having a journalist write a story about the magic moment when a French maître collects inspirations at the banks of the Nile may have been a brilliant idea of Hermes' Press people, but neither the article in London Times nor all the efforts of Chandler Burr to stretch that story across 150 pages of The Perfect Scent have convinced me that this cologne would be extraordinary in any respect. With a very few exceptions I happen to prefer the taste and smells of edibles in food, not perfumes. I do not really mind it, but who needs the smell of green mango on their body? However, if I did I would be just as frustrated with this second Jardin, because it's stronger than Mediterrané but not strong enough to last a few hours.

    Cantaloupe in parfums simply offends (my personal) olfactory ethics: Un Jardin Apres La Mousson . Maybe it should be classified as '21st decadence'. Too bad I cannot get a smile out of this one, because it is powerful enough.

    Ah well, at least I like the looks of all three bottles!
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    Winner = Un Jardin Sur Le Nil

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    Un Jardin Apres La Mousson is the only one that got my attention. It's so different from anything else before it with that strange cantaloupe blast at first and the spices and vetiver dryout.
    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil, no matter how hard I tried, I never got into it. It's just too sharp and citrusy on me. And although I like the green fig note in Un Jardin En Mediterranee, it's not as prominent as it is in the ultimate green fig satisfaction that I get from Philosykos.
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    My vote goes to Nil for its excellent rendering of a green mango note amply supported by a woody incense-vetiver base.
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    My favorite one, and the only one I own is Un Jardin en Mediterranee
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    Sur le nil is my favourite

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    what sort of longevity do you get with the jardin line?

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    Un Jardin En Mediterranee

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    I did not think was going to say this, but for me the best of all the line is un Jardin sur le Toit. I find it as a sort of l'ombre dans l'eau, for that combination of "green stem" and rose, but this garden is bathed by the mineralised and crystalline waters of Ellena.
    also I do not get so relevant the fruity side as some of the reviewers tell -which I love- my feeling is rather closer to a green somewhat conceptual and sparkling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackened View Post
    I did not think was going to say this, but for me the best of all the line is un Jardin sur le Toit.
    I like and have them all, but I think like you, I like this one best.

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    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil is hands down the best from that line

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    En Mediterranee, but I love fig notes.
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    Default Re: The best Jardin of Hermés?

    Haven't tested these extensively, but Sur le Ni.
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    1. Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
    2. Un Jardin Sur Le Toit (a close second)
    3. Un Jardin en Mediterranee
    4. Un Jardin Apres La Mousson (a distant last place)
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    Jardin d'Amalfi

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    1) Un Jardin Apres La Mousson (Love it, but I'm a big exception it seems)
    2) Un Jardin en Mediterranee (Hmmm, lovely...)
    3) Un Jardin Sur Le Toit (Attack of the Apples!)
    4) Un Jardin Sur Le Nil (I found it boring. Maybe I need to retest it though...)

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    Mediterranee, but it smells like a better house scent than perfume imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackened View Post
    I did not think was going to say this, but for me the best of all the line is un Jardin sur le Toit. I find it as a sort of l'ombre dans l'eau, for that combination of "green stem" and rose, but this garden is bathed by the mineralised and crystalline waters of Ellena.
    also I do not get so relevant the fruity side as some of the reviewers tell -which I love- my feeling is rather closer to a green somewhat conceptual and sparkling.
    Agreed.
    Sur Le Toit is also my favorite

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    I only have Sur Le Nil and Mediterranee, so I'd have to +1 on Nil

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    Sur le Nil

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post
    1. Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
    2. Un Jardin Sur Le Toit (a close second)
    3. Un Jardin en Mediterranee
    4. Un Jardin Apres La Mousson (a distant last place)
    I agree with this ranking.

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    Sur le Nil

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    Love all of them. Must have if u wanna a "beautiful summer" collection

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    Mediterrane for me as I think it really captures the while garden feel, fruit, soil, dirt and sun.

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    Apres La Mousson

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    Sur le Nil. Not really impressed by the others.

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    I enjoyed Mediterrannee most of all.
    Nil and Mousson didn't appear interesting on my particular skin.
    Latest Un Jardin Sur Le Toit is funny but I don't find it wearable for myself.

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    Un Jardin en Méditerranée was the only one I liked.
    Not enough to buy it though...

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    I'll go for Un Jardin Sur Le Toit - almost supernatural, neon fruit. Very underrated, this series. The aesthetic is a bit different from the usual way of building a perfume.

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