How beautiful (and practical!) are these Hermès travel-sized scents?
Hermès normally offers Jardin sur le Toit and Jardin sur le Nil in a travel set of 4-0.5 ounce bottles. But if you fly ANA (business or first), the in-flight shopping offers a
set. Two each of Jardin sur le Toit and Jardin sur le Nil. Best of both worlds.
The eau de toilettes are unisex, and I tend to gravitate more towards these types of scents (like the
The Jardin collection is actually composed of four different scents released over a four-year period. It’s a shame they don’t offer all four scents in the set so you could have one bottle of each ^_^ Listed in order of creation:
Jardin en Méditerranée
| Summery with orange blossoms, bergamot, and fig leaves.
Jardin sur le Nil
| Think lotus, green mangoes, and grapefruit.
Jardin après la Mousson
| Ginger, cardamom, coriander, pepper and vetiver.
Jardin sur le Toit
| Fruity and vegetal, apple is the key note. Inspired by the rooftop garden of the Hermès headquarters (24 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré).
Let’s have one more second to swoon over the packaging…
And if you’re curious, check out
The Perfect Scent
. It’s written by Chalder Burr, perfume critic for New York Times. Half the book follows the story of
(the Hermès “nose”) and how he developed Jardin sur le Nil. Fascinating!