The Perfumed Dandy’s own scent….. Un Jardin En Mediterranee by Hermes

All Hail My Dear Fellows!!

As The Perfumed Dandy is almost officially on his holidays (of which more to follow) and by way of tribute to the wonderful craftspeople of Hermes (again more words and pictures to come on these delightful folks) I have selected my own perfume today.

Sadly, this wonderful aromatic slice of Mediterranean “woodland by the sea” life is unisex.

So Jean-Claude Ellena‘s masterpiece is unfortunately exempt from normal competition.

Fortunately, its beautiful composition of evocative fig leaf sun-bleached cypresss and elegant cedar underscored with florals, citrus and a simply stunning smokey nut note, is a personal favourite.

Indeed for a while a few years ago, this came about as close as anything ever does to being The Dandy’s signature scent in Summer.

High praise indeed.

I do hope you will forgive me this straying away from normal practice just on this occasion!

Meanwhile another opportunity to place a new perfume on The Dandy‘s skin is available though, in the current edition of The Perfumed Dandy’s Hit Parade.

As ever if you would like to thrust forward a fragrance for future fame on the hit parade simply visit ‘Suggest and old scent or recommend a new one’ and leave your suggestion there.

Have an especially fragrant day.

Yours ever

The Perfumed Dandy.

The Perfumed Dandy


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11 responses to “The Perfumed Dandy’s own scent….. Un Jardin En Mediterranee by Hermes

  1. I think I have overlooked this one, you know. I have sniffed it two or three times, but never sprayed it on my hand. I quite like fig…mm I wonder…

  2. Dear Mr Dandy

    Nothing to forgive. It’s very interesting to hear what The Dandy wears when he’s “off duty” as it were, and at liberty to choose for himself.

    Bon vacances
    Your friend

    • Dearest Iscent
      Yes indeed, The Dandy does on occasion venture to the lands of “unisex” and “male” perfumes, but tomorrow for one last day before my adventure I shall be back at your behests!
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

  3. Alice

    I agree – absolutely no apology needed, a peek into the Dandy’s personal favourites is a treat! Especially as this is a favourite of mine as well. Have a lovely holiday!
    best wishes

  4. rosestrang

    We forgive you Sir T.P.D.! I too enjoy this perfume. I like to compare it to Annick Goutal’s Ninfeo Mio – which is all about sunbaked earth, tangible trees and leaves, whereas Un Jardin En Mediterranee to me is about air and the breeze on an island hilltop. I’d like to wear it while floating in an old wooden boat in a deep blue lagoon under the baking hot sun, but in the meantime I’ll have to make do with my trip to Aberdour Harbour today on the East Coast of Scotland, not quite the Med – later this year maybe!

    • Dearest Rose
      Thank you for the tip toward the Annick Goutal: I shall seek it out as it sounds quite delicious.
      As, so it seems to The Dandy, does your day!!
      I hope it all went well and the fine weather you’re promised for the weekend arrives in one piece…
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

    • Alice

      Oh my goodness, Aberdour! The number of picnics I went on there as a child! Such a lovely place, I hope your trip is a great success.

  5. Well… I might not be as forgiving as your other followers. A unisex perfume? Chosen on your own?! How could you?!! Ok, just kidding.

    I like this “garden”. Probably not as much as Nil but it’s nice.

    • Dearest Undina
      Thank you…. I would expect nothing less than a good ticking off from you!
      Yes, Nil is my other favourite of the gardens too, as the original trio I think they were a well conceived an executed series.
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

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