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L'Arbre de la Connaissance (2011)
by Jovoy


L'Arbre de la Connaissance information

Year of Launch2011
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 16 votes)

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About L'Arbre de la Connaissance

L'Arbre de la Connaissance is a shared / unisex perfume by Jovoy. The scent was launched in 2011

L'Arbre de la Connaissance fragrance notes

Reviews of L'Arbre de la Connaissance

A weird aldehyde fizzy opening attempt that struggles to be some sort of citrusy green , but smells like plastic dipped in acetone...smells like a batch of M/Mink that went bad...if i smell this and close my eyes i get visions of industrial wastelands , ones with drums of smelly toxic waste siting here and there...thanfully, after about 10 minutes or so this nastiness slowly fades away and starts getting replaced by a half way decent sweet figgy accord...About a third of the way through this test i thought i was going to have to give this a thumbs down , but , after the initial torture , this went to a base of freshly sanded musky sandalwood with a touch of creaminess and a nutty flavor/accent...bad start - decent finish...
03rd April, 2018

Eye-opening top notes… Such an outrageously bright, fruity, aromatic accord… My first thought was that this is some sort of parody of the opening of Chanel’s Beige – only instead of Beige’s aldehydes and bright florals this one presents gaudy, plasticy tropical fruit with a tingly camphor-and-prickly-mint sparkle. I suppose that this is a love-it or hate-it opening and, while I don’t exactly hate it, I cannot imagine that my universe would be any the less had I not experienced it.

The opening doesn’t last long because after fifteen – twenty minutes, the fragrance morphs into a neutral coconut–figgy texture which retains the primary characteristic of plasticity. This heart of the fragrance is a slickly smooth plastic coco-fig and soft sandalwood composite… and it is …not unpleasant. But it seems to be too obviously lacking in relevance – I mean, it doesn’t project more than a basic skin scent, and it is fairly short-lived.

Just what is the relationship between the aggressive, Tropicana opening and the artless tropical fruity texture of the remainder of the fragrance’s life-span? Damned if I know… Apparently, there is enough substance to L’Arbre de la Connaissance to keep me from dismissing it off hand, but I haven’t figured out what that substance is…
07th February, 2016
Off putting fizzy opening smelling about Acetone, cheap tropical fruity juice (aromachemicals galore) and nail polish, really a disaster. In a really few time (a couple of minutes, not more) a sort of coconutty "fig leaves" presence jumps up in order to typify this Jovoy's creation as its main characterizing element (a sort of pina-colada effect). Over five minutes something woody, rooty, vegetal, bitter hesperidic (bergamot??) and herbal jumps finally up slightly "adjusting and setting" the general disappointing "ambience". It seems to catch in this phase a touch of grated green lemons's shells but there is unfortunately still something chemical and plastic roaming around. The note of sandalwood (the main element imo) provides a woody melancholic twist counteracting the lingering figgy-coconutty effect. In this phase the aroma is still juicy and fruity but slightly more restrained and on the way to smell weirdly tart-powdery (beyond the initial mess but not so better). I detect sour lemon, pinacolada and woods but overall is quite senseless, indefinite, hardly fenced in a specific olfactory dimension. Gradually, along the way, a sort of vaguely discernible soapiness (veined by a powder of sandalwood and patchouli) with hardly distinguishable red fruitiness, figs and "green-leaves" bitterness takes the stage without any specific place where to run. Sorry, a really disappointing "Arbre de la Connaissance" under my "respectful" nose. Not for me.
P.S: Conclusions....This is basically a sandalwood/suede accord with soapy-fruity-coconutty accents.
The dry down is drier, more delicate, subtle and close to skin (soft sandalwood, figgy/berrish soapiness and a minimal twist of suede) but the long messy initial run suggests me to insist over the negative rating.
28th May, 2015
This is a very nice fig based fragrance which definitely there is much more going on beneath it. something naughty!

The opening of this fragrance is a fresh, green, fruity and very beautiful aroma of figs along with sweet citrusy notes.
This combination of figs and sweet juicy citruses (maybe some other fruits as well!) creates an extremely yummy scent. something like a delicious fruity toffee but with much more natural taste!

As time passes I can smell less figs but beside this sweet fruity/figy scent I can detect a resinous, oily and slightly dirty kind of feel.
I believe some oily resins and a mellow dirty leather or it's better to say suede aura is hiding behind the main fruity smell of the fragrance which is a very nice add.
Projection for the first hour, maybe two is average but it sticks to the skin after that and it lasts around 4-5 hours on the skin.
The opening is fine and kind of like other fig based fragrances out there but base of the fragrance was a surprise for me!
24th April, 2015
The opening is "arboreal" indeed, with a powerful, bitter, crunchy, fruity and minty note (the fig leaves), on a slightly dissonant sweeter base of vanilla and sandalwood, a soft and silky base contrasting with the zesty-pungent-sour head notes. I also detect some fresh floral notes blending with the green ones. A - kind of plastic - fruity heart (fig, grapefruit) completes the composition. The rendition of branches, leaves and soil is fascinating, as it bears a lot of earthy, dusty "vegetable" nuances, with almost a slight camphoraceous-animalic note too. Personally I don't like this type of scents (the "I've just finished working in my vegetable garden" type), but I admit it smells decently made. The fruity accord is a bit disappointing to my nose, as it basically smells datilat or galaxolide, a bit plain and generic fruity-juicy feel. Finally, it is incredibly short-lasting (couple of hours and it's gone). Halfway decent and "meh...".

24th June, 2014
"The Tree of Knowledge"

I don't know what it is with Jovoy Paris and their choice of fragrance names, but I think they are awesome!
Wrapped in legendary imagery, the Tree of Knowledge as this scent's name translates to, transforms the wearer to the Garden of Eden with its notes of Fig and Fig Leaves. The 'milk' found in freshly-cut figs is what oozes right from the first spritz of this heavy-duty bottle, meaning the wearer has that effect of walking in a sun-drenched Mediterranean (perhaps) forest, full of fig trees a brief moment after a heavy rain shower.
There are many fig scents out there. Some are blended with (white) musk, others with citrus, but Jovoy's offering has a unique creamy sandalwood base which is both long lasting and projects quite strongly for several hours. Delicious!
09th January, 2014

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