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L'Eau de Jatamansi (2007)
by L'Artisan Parfumeur


L'Eau de Jatamansi information

Year of Launch2007
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 89 votes)

People and companies

HouseL'Artisan Parfumeur
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group
Parent Company at launchFox Paine & Company > Cradle Holdings

About L'Eau de Jatamansi

L'Eau de Jatamansi is a shared / unisex perfume by L'Artisan Parfumeur. The scent was launched in 2007

Reviews of L'Eau de Jatamansi

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The opening is bright and light, dominated by a mix of grapefruit and bergamot. Soon the spikenard arrives and ands an earthy undertone with a crisp touch.

The drydown adds some healthy herbs - sage and whiffs of basil - with a cardamom adding depth to the mix. A somewhat perfunctory rose briefly turns up, to just disappear as quickly as it arrive, to be replaced by a restrained ylang-ylang of high quality.

Guaïac is a added in the base, touched up by sone incense, but still this is not a heavy set of notes in the mix.

I get moderate sillage, good projection and nine hours of longevity on my skin.

I get moderate sillage, very good projection and nine hours of longevity on my skin.

A bright start for this overall more pensive spring creation. It is increasingly moving into the background with time 3.25/5
17th June, 2020
Spikenard's morning truth
Is there for those who seek it.
Long, long way to Rome.
05th June, 2017
Genre: Woods

L’Eau de Jatamansi’s luscious bergamot and cardamom top notes alone are nearly worth the price of admission, and well demonstrate the potential of naturally-sourced ingredients for creating pleasing olfactory experiences. The development, if I may call it that, amounts to ten minutes of these lovely top notes, followed by a faint, subtle skin scent of warm woods and sweet floral notes. This drydown is perfectly pleasant, but others will perceive it only if they happen to be snuggling with you. Indeed, you may not notice it yourself unless you jam your nose into the sprayed portion of your anatomy.

I’m in something of a quandary as to how to rate this scent. On the one hand, it is pleasant and distinctive. On the other, it’s extraordinarily shy, even by the standards of a traditional “eau” composition. Moreover, the drydown persists for at most two hours, even after a generous dousing. There’s a reason they sell this stuff in what look like two liter jugs. In the end, I think true goodness narrowly eludes L’Eau de Jatamansi. A bit more power in the drydown or more persistence in the top notes, and I’d recommend it without reservation, but as it is, I find myself mildly disappointed after every wearing.
19th June, 2014
Notes: Jatamansi (spikenard), grapefruit, cardamom, clary sage, rose, ylang-ylang, Indian papyrus, incense, guaiacum (champaca wood oil).
This starts with an aromatic note which features good grapefruit scents. It is spicy and soapy, and the spices are smoothly blended together. The florals are also very pleasant: first to appear is the ylang-ylang, followed by the rose. There are some light woody-incense notes, and the scent becomes a tiny bit sweet. The spikenard gives a tangy, aromatic note which comes off a bit like cold tea. The rose and champaca notes develop, yet the fresh-woody aspect also hangs in there. This is an exotic, floral, lightly-incensed scent: quite interesting and distinctive. The dry-down gets a bit more sweet but not problematically so. I find this to be a unisex scent: not too woody for a women’s market and not too floral for a men’s market.
11th February, 2010
The opening grapefruit is invigoratingly fresh and natural, a bracing introduction to what is essentially a spicy floral with notes of rose and other less identifable flowers lurking behind smoky cloves. I can also appreciate the earlier reviewer's reference to clove cigarettes for I too found a pseudo tobacco note clinging to my skin. Shortlived as it is, L'EAU DE JATAMANSI is an excellent naturalistic composition which leans towards the masculine and favors cooler weather. So guys, do enjoy it while it lasts.
06th November, 2009
This starts out as a bright lemon-lime bergamot Earl Grey tea. Its sunny top notes end quickly and, on me, evolve into a slightly skanky "l'eau". I love lime in fragrances (see Sensi), but that note does not last long enough in this perfume to make it worthwhile. And the drydown is quite unpleasant. I find myself buying L'Artisan fragrances even though I know that I will not wear them, but they are so compelling and so interesting that I must occasionally take a whiff (see Dzing). This is not one of those fragrances...
25th October, 2009

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