Un jardin après la mousson is a re-interpretation of the collection started by Hermès in 2003 with Un Jardin en Méditerranée and continued in 2005 with Un Jardin sur le Nil. This fragrance was introduced in 2008 as a shared woody spicy developed by Hermès house perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena. Although initially I wasn’t urged to test it, Un jardin après la mousson was brought to my attention by my wife, 3 years ago, when she sampled it and then exposed her new discovery.
This eau de toilette is described on the official website as “a serene expression of nature’s rebirth after the rain, somewhere in India” and after sniffing it for myself I was surprised by the excellent way it captures the pleasant sensation experienced in the spring or summer, subsequent to the rain. Un jardin après la mousson is French for “a garden after the monsoon” and, to keep in touch with the name the fragrance starts off with a spicy citrus blend of sweet lime, ginger and green notes. Then, as it reaches the mid development phase, Un jardin après la mousson turns spicier. The ingredients employed here are: coriander, pepper, cardamom and aquatic notes. At its base, the fragrance settles and transforms into a combination of ginger blossom and green vetiver.
Un jardin après la mousson is presented in a bottle that replicates the Hermès classic flask style, made from transparent glass and with a blue-shade in the lower part. You will love the perfume in case summer or spring represents your favorite time of the year, and if you like the clear oxygenated air that follows a rain.
Un jardin après la mousson Hermès Perfume Details
- Un jardin après la mousson by Hermès is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 200 ml Perfume Body Lotion and 200 ml Bath & Shower Gel; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Spicy
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2008
- Perfumer: Jean-Claude Ellena
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual