సంగ్రహ నివేదిక: Marlen dives into his bottomless bag of samples and explores Hermes’ Un Jardin sur le Toit, Rosine’s Twill Rose pour Homme and Menard’s L’Eau de Ryokuei.
హీర్మేస్ – Un Jardin sur le Toit
From Hermes: “A secret garden, hidden in the heart of the city, in Paris. A fruity, vegetal, floral eau de toilette appreciated by both women and men.” Un Jardin sure le Toit
Apple, pear, రోజ్, green grass, తులసి, magnolia and compost notes.
Marlen’s Response: The first Jardin (Mediterranee) was “meh”, reminding me of numerous other figleaf aromas. The second Jardin (Nil) enchanted me slightly more but ultimately got swapped or sold because it just wasn’t love (although I’d happily welcome this into my collection again). The third Jardin (Mousson) recalls everything from Calvin Klein Truth for Men to L’Artisan Fleur de Liane with its melon and ginger notes and I just can’t get enough of it. And the fourth? Well sur le Toit recalls Diptyque’s L’Ombre dans l’Eau and Clarins’ Eau de Jardins thanks to the watery rose note, and as I already have both of those, there’s not enough originality on this roof to compell me to do much more than enjoy this sample and be happy I had the experience.
ప్రొఫెషనల్స్: A delightful freshness AND fruitiness without smelling too sweet; the greenness of the aroma sets it apart (just a bit) from similarly-themed scents; I love the basenotes most of all here and wish I could get to the drydown sooner.
కాన్స్: Due to the overall rose tone, I don’t think as many men would wear this as women; for the price, I’ll stick with the sparkling and more citrusy Clarins Jardins.
From First-in-Fragrance.com: “Twill Rose is soft and delicately flattering. On a green, almost epic top-note, tangerine and bergamot lend freshness and subtle nuances of neroli counterbalance. Pink peppercorn in combination with galbanum underlines the fragrance which is redolent of the scent of hand-crushed rose petals. The heart note is a magical combination of violets and Bulgarian roses. Bulgarian rose essence was chosen for Twill Rose due to its certain metallic note which perfectly fits a masculine fragrance. The herbaceous green note of violet subtly accentuates the rose facets. A few grains of cumin upset this fine balance and add vibrancy. The elegance of this fragrance is enhanced by a woody base in which the beguiling sensuality of sandalwood is accentuated by ambergris and patchouly.” Parfum de Rosine – Twill Rose
Head: వొకతరహా గుగ్గిలము, Tangerine, Pink Pepper, Neroli, green notes
గుండె: రోజ్, Violet
బేస్: Woods, Patchouly, Ambergris
Marlen’s response: One of the least interesting, though also one of the more unisex and perhaps the easiest to wear of the Rosine line. Completely reminds me of a slightly more complex and citrusy L’Artisan Voleur de Rose. The topnotes give this one a bit of a green edge (galbanum, green notes – go figure). The violet, thank goodness, doesn’t dominate, and the drydown is surprisingly subtle considering those basenotes. Very pleasant as it relaxes and there’s a vein of warm, woodsy tones echoing throughout. Dare I say it, it reminds me ever so slightly of Creed Love in Black – perhaps an eau fraiche version?
ప్రొఫెషనల్స్: Though obviously a rose scent, this one has a sparkle and a composition that doesn’t necessarily privilege the rose as the dominant note. I’d like to give this one a full wearing…
కాన్స్: I would have liked richer basenotes, but then it may have become a little too similar to Homme de Rosine (the one Rosine that I own and absolutely love).
Afterthought: Hooray! Lasted and lasted and never fell apart. Just a beautiful fragrance from start to finish, and completely bottleworthy. What seemed “uninteresting” at the start turned out to be “pleasantly straightforward”. Almost like a summer version of Homme de Rosine….need to test them side by side for greater comparison. My new favorite rose aroma along with Rose Praline.
From First-in-Fragrance.com: “The image of fragrance is inspired by a Japanese-style painting of Toshio TABUCHI, who expresses Japanese spirit and Mother Nature in his works. With the concept of Japanese aesthetic, it depicts a maple leaf calmly landed on the surface of water. Delicate line matches the scent and invites you to the world of serene silence. Delicate green, serene aqua, light floral such as Osmanthus (traditional plant found in Japanese gardens) with a touch of fruity note. Unique harmony of fresh notes creates a pure, transparent scent that is recommendable for both men and women.” Menard: L’Eau de Ryoukei
Head: Osmanthus, fruity note
గుండె: Violet, Lily of the Valley, రోజ్, మల్లెపూవు
బేస్: గంధపుచెట్టు, కస్తూరి, Ambergris
Marlen’s response: A sweet, fruity (peach) aroma that reminds me of the original Chloe from the 70′s – had a Chloe Light existed, this might be it. The only note I can really detect other than the fruit is the osmanthus (kinmokusei). Visually, Ryokuei feels like an 18th century chair padded in coral colored velvet rather than a Japanese garden pond. మొత్తం, less green than I had hoped considering the description, and a little too sweet for me (though not as sweet as say Comptoir Sud Pacifique’s vanilla fragrances). After about 45 నిమిషాల, the scent does begin to morph and relax. I prefer Ormonde Jayne’s lighthearted, clear take on Osmanthus.
ప్రొఫెషనల్స్: సువాసన dries గా, it becomes clearer and almost watery, recalling scents like Nikos Sculpture Women, Burberry for Women (in the cream box) or L’Eau par Kenzo for her.
కాన్స్: Very pretty, but nothing really screams “have to have” about this one. Might be a little too peachy to be unisex for some.