Jardin Clos (2003)

Jardin Clos by Diptyque
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Jardin Clos is a perfume by Diptyque for women and men and was released in 2003. The scent is floral-fresh. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLilac, Watermelon
Heart Notes Heart NotesBlossoms, Hyacinth
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, Tolu balm, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.2 (30 Ratings)

Longevity

5.9 (26 Ratings)

Sillage

5.9 (20 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (23 Ratings)
Submitted by Pazuzu, last update on 12.06.2017.
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5
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2.5
Longevity
2.5
Sillage
Coutureguru

223 Reviews
Coutureguru
Coutureguru
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Legolas, Heir to the Woodland Realm
The house of Diptyque has interested me off and on for the last few years. Indeed, on a recent trip to London I happily stumbled upon one of their boutiques and was thrilled to find a very knowledgeable sales assistant in situ. I sampled 34 Blvd. St. Germain which was very nice and upon leaving the store was presented with a little embossed calico bag containing four samples. All very nice :) ...

Jardin Clos was not one of those and came to me by other means (thanks L). To be fair I think it's a decent fragrance ... not life altering in any way, but certainly wearable. Of the other, mustier smelling offerings from this house (Eau Lente, l'Eau Diptyque) much cannot be said ... I find most of them monotone and quite boring. This one, on the other hand bursts from the skin as if to implore one to try it's exceedingly green and watery floral wares. If the Nordic looking Elves in Lord of the Rings had a scent, this would pretty much be it.
The Hyacinth here harks strongly back to the glory days of Cacharel's Anais Anais, before it was brutalized by reformulation. Lovely Lilacs (and a wet, green smell like a damp forest) intertwine with the faintest traces of wood and bark. There has to be some Jasmine here ... or something else that reminds vaguely of indoles. It's not strong, or unwelcome ... but definitely a little fecund.
The worst part of Jardin Clos must be its abysmal longevity. I just started enjoying its dry down and it was gone ... like an Elf disappearing into the mist. A pity, because I was enjoying its unspoiled innocence.

This fragrance is pretty and discrete. It would probably be great for wearing at bedtime, helping one slip gently from wakefulness to dreams of babbling brooks and silently laughing blue eyes.
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7.5
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Ysbrand

84 Reviews
Ysbrand
Ysbrand
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Walled garden
This year seems like i am only buying discontinued fragances before they are gone for good. Got the last stock of Miel de Bois in Spain, also a bottle of Immortelle de Corse by L´Occitane and now i got myself a couple bottles of Diptyque´s Jardin Clos when i found out it was discontinued. I have to say, this last one was a blind purchase, but since i absolutely love hyacinth and i like all the other notes, it had to work out for sure.

Such is the power of words: a list of evocative notes, arranged in three lines, under the haunting name... perfume description is as close to poetry as it can be. And "Jardin Clos" conjures up in my head a walled garden, separated from the world, where nature has taken over and stunning fragant flowers grow wild in between the lush greenery.

And so is Jardin Clos, but instead of being wild and abandoned, is a pretty well groomed garden, in perfect order, less magical and more conventional, but a walled garden at the end, so nothing from the outside world can corrupt its innocence.

Jardin Clos starts with an exhilarating bouquet of early spring flowers. Hyacinth, lilacs, lily of the valley and also roses (which aren´t from early spring but are also there) I wish the hyacinth were more prominent, so the other flowers just completed the stunning note. But is more a flower choir rather than a solo. The flowers are warm, powdery (and quite indolic), but unfortunately lack the coolness and the crispness you expect in lilac and hyacinth. Lilac/ Lily of the valley note is quite dominant and the general feeling is über tender and delicate. Like if Chanel n.19 and Diorissimo had a baby. A classic floral green. More floral than green.

After one hour or so the fragance settles down and it gets more of what i expected. The hyacinth reappears, and takes over a bit. But the warm animalic feeling is still there, when i wanted it to be greener and cooler. I hate giving a gender to fragances, and i will wear this if i am in the mood with no problem, but Jardin Clos is more likely to please the ladies, becaue of its soft delicacy and innocence. Watermelon note is there, giving a slight fruity aquatic quality.

Do i like it? Yes. But, so far, it is not a very interesting fragance for me. My quest for the ultimate hyacinth perfume must go on. For a fantastic hyacinth, i will stick to Serge Lutens´ Bas de Soie.
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2.5
Longevity
2.5
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7.5
Bottle
Dolby

68 Reviews
Dolby
Dolby
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No thank you ...
Jardin Clos starts beautifully with a burst of realistic lilacs that envelops you with its exhilarating and powerful aroma.
Close your eyes, and you are transported into a pretty little walled garden adorned with masses of reclining purple shrubs in full bloom.

Lilacs symbolise the emotion of early love, and sadly, pleasure is rather short lived with this perfume, because within ten to fifteen minutes, an increasingly pungent smell comes to the fore.
Lilac, like jasmine, contains indoles, which are also found in human faeces.
So yes, without wishing to gross anyone out, this perfume has a noticeable fecal scent.

Luckily (in a way), Jardin Clos doesn’t last long, because an hour later and it’s all vanished, gone, disappeared.
Bottle worthy? I think not.
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7.5
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Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
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Greenhouse Floral Green
Diptyque JARDIN CLOS is aptly named, for this is a floral greenhouse perfume, with lots of flowers complete with stems and leaves all exuding oxygen faster than you can breathe! I've sampled a few other greenhouse perfumes in my travels through the world of perfume, and this one is considerably milder than some of the others—including one by Calypso St. Barth—which are a bit overwhelming. JARDIN CLOS, in contrast, is very well-behaved. Floral, yes. Green, yes. But both in a pleasing way.

JARDIN CLOS is more green and less brown than EAU DE LIERRE, and for some reason presents an orchid-like facet to my nose. As I wore JARDIN CLOS earlier today I was even reminded of Lalique FLORA BELLA, but in a side-by-side comparison tonight, I must say that they are very different compositions. Both are very floral, but the Diptyque is very green as well, while the Lalique, when lightly applied, has more of a tropical vibe and is not at all green. FLORA BELLA packs a powerful punch and must be sparingly applied in order to enjoy its layered beauty. (Overapplied, it becomes something of an orchid nightmare.) Forced to choose between the two, I'd have to take FLORA BELLA, but JARDIN CLOS is a fine floral green with a slightly soapy edge in the drydown which I can commend to anyone who likes the greener perfumes of that genre.

In terms of greenness, this composition is still quite a bit milder than MA GRIFFE (Carven), FUTUR (Robert Piguet) and CARILLON POUR UN ANGE (Tauer). Not sure that I know any men would wear JARDIN CLOS, despite the house's claim that this is unisex.

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