I adore the name the name of this fragrance. It instantly calms me when I say it. Meaning literally “A garden on the Nile”, Un Jardin Sur Le Nil was inspired by mangos from the Nubian region of Egypt, located along the Nile River. The Nile has been a source of fertility and prosperity for this region since ancient times. It is no wonder the fragrance named to memorialize the area is a wonderful masterpiece.
The fragrance begins with a bitter burst of citrus – to my nose grapefruit – followed by lime and leading to the listed note, green mango. Less sweet than tangy, these notes refresh and revitalize. Once the tangy bitterness fades, a green, fresh fragrance remains, like crushed stems drizzled with lemon juice. Although the notes listed are green mango, lotus flower, aromatic rushes (??), incense, and sycamore wood, I detect only green with some very light wood. This illustrious combination remains on my skin for the remainder of the day - quite impressive for an EDT.
I purchased a decant from a great seller on e-b@y and it is quickly dwindling to the last few drops. I find this fragrance so balmy that I subconsciously grab it every time the thermometer rises or I wear green. Others must feel refreshed as well since this beauty is complimented repeatedly. No wonder Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil was my choice for St. Patrick’s Day weekend!
Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil is widely available online and at upscale department stores. At unlimitedperfumes.com, for example, a 3.3 oz. EDT spray retails for $49.95.
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