Jardins de Bagatelle 1993 Eau de Parfum

Jardins de Bagatelle (Eau de Parfum) by Guerlain
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Jardins de Bagatelle (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Guerlain for women and was released in 1993. The scent is floral-green. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydesAldehydes
BergamotBergamot
VioletViolet
LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesNeroliNeroli
JasmineJasmine
GardeniaGardenia
Lily of the valleyLily of the valley
MagnoliaMagnolia
NarcissusNarcissus
OrchidOrchid
RoseRose
Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesTuberoseTuberose
MuskMusk
PatchouliPatchouli
VetiverVetiver
CedarCedar

Ratings

Scent

7.7166 Ratings

Longevity

8.4123 Ratings

Sillage

7.7122 Ratings

Bottle

8.3121 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 19.10.2021.

Variant of the fragrance concentration

This is a variant of the perfume Jardins de Bagatelle (Eau de Toilette) by Guerlain, which differs in concentration.
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Serenissima
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Serenissima
Serenissima
Top Review    21  
a momentous walk
The Count of Artois, brother of Louis XVI, bet Marie-Antoinette during a walk that he could build a castle in less than ten weeks at a place called Bagatelle.
A real challenge in the 18th century!
The bet was made within 75 days!
From this folly springs, so incidentally, an enchanting flower garden in a magnificent landscape.

Of course, Jean-Paul Guerlain visited this place during his extensive "fragrance travels".
He didn't even have to look for a name for his new eau de parfum:
How could this creation be called anything other than "Jardins de Bagatelle"?
Thus, in 1983, an almost rhythmic fragrance was created that resembles a musical fantasy.
Romantic as a bouquet of feelings, fresh yet warm, lively and sensual!

A radiant green prelude, almost following the law of chypre fragrance: hesperides and aldehydes!
But how beautifully the violet fits in with its violet little face!
White bloomers also lend a great sensuality this time:
Here meet the warmth of the golden-faced jasmine, the magic of tuberose, the presence and majesty of the rose and the bewitching noble freshness of neroli.
And not to forget: the lily of the valley! This perky little flower should not be missing in any garden fragrance.
So it ranks itself, without paying much attention to the "noble company", fragrance-intensive among these white-flowered beauties! There you look well!
The actually so distinguished gardenia smiles friendly and ylang-ylang surrounds them all with fragrant tendril arms.
The round warm vanilla aftertaste also contains nuances of resins and woods. As always, patchouli unfolds golden brown and touching the senses.
"Welcome!" wants to call this garden fragrance!

"Jardins de Bagatelle" envelops its wearer with the flowing drape of an enchanting perfumed robe; reminiscent of the statues of the goddesses that could not be missing from any garden design!
Quite naturally is also the well-known Guerlain quality; about sillage and durability are actually hardly words to lose with this generation of fragrances.

I would like to close with a saying of Jean-Paul Guerlain:
"He who has never experienced the magic of a field of roses or jasmine at dawn does not know what perfume is."
He taught us in the most beautiful way what he already knew: how wonderful perfume can be!
9 Replies
Omni

70 Reviews
Omni
Omni
Helpful Review    4  
In the Golden Afternoon with Alice
To my nose this perfume is most like 'The Fragrance' by Bill Blass; it is however a superior version and less cloying. The jasmine in it is very similar to Badgely Mischa's "Fleurs de Nuit"

I purchased this perfume to round out my Guerlain classic collection, with a flickering hope of a Tuberose dominant perfume that I might enjoy. There is a masculine undertow in JdB that I revel in, girlie white florals are not my bag, but Annick Goutal's "Songes" (Dreams) is one that I reach for often, so this proves I can have my head turned by a Southern Belle fragrance.

I bought JdB in EDP form at a very good price from an online discounter, and wouldn't have paid boutique prices for it. Some have compared it to Estee's "Beautiful' and YSL's "Paris" but I will point to a more refined version of Vanderbilt and Bill Blass. Heady White floral with a sandalwood masculine base.
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10
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9
Longevity
9
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ScentFan

330 Reviews
ScentFan
ScentFan
   4  
Bodacious Floral
I LOVE being wrong when the result is discovery of something splendid. Here I was, ready to form a negative opinion of the House of Guerlain, and yesterday I find myself at a Guerlain counter with money I didn't know I'd have. I could have bought shoes, clothes, scarves, earrings, any number of things, but I am a hopeless perfumista, besotted with scent. Since I'm studying Guerlain for a sniff fest, I went straight to the Guerlain counter and started sniffing, only to be surprised, then bewildered, then LOST in scent after scent. And I mean the kind of scents that cause moaning. This is certainly one. I take my hat off to Jean-Paul Guerlain, to have been treated so cruelly for a mere slip of the tongue, after creating THIS! What a genius. He knew exactly and precisely what to do with Lily-of-the-valley and Narcissus, notes that on their own I can't stand: add them after gathering all the flowers in the garden that would be nauseously sweet without these two. This fragrance is a take-your-breath-away powerhouse, for me an instant love, that becomes more lovely as it dries. I didn't expect the floral middle or alluring base to equal the top's first blast, which practically made me faint, but they do. Beauty flows from every stage of this perfume--not the pretty, pretty sort but the grand take-no-prisoners kind found smiling from behind opulent masks at masquerade balls, found showing leg while climbing into Bentleys, found dropping tears on a perfect cheek at Puccini operas. I adore this perfume...adore, adore it! Just sprayed it all over my neck, hands and arms to celebrate being alive to go downstairs, heat delicious leftovers for dinner and pour a glass of good wine. Be as elitist as you want, Jean-Paul. We all have faults, but I worship at your feet for creating this.

p.s. This review is for the EdT, which doesn't have a separate entry in our database.
8
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10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
LadyRogue

166 Reviews
LadyRogue
LadyRogue
Helpful Review    4  
An Obscure Guerlain With A Floral Punch
It is said that Jean-Paul Guerlain got his inspiration for Jardins de Bagatelle from the garden of the same name located on the edge of the Bois de Bologne in Paris. Jardins de Bagatelle in Paris is the garden known to Parisians for the (over) 700 different species of roses.
So, is this a rose garden in a bottle? Does it smell strong or is this a well behaved close to the skin Lady? Well, when he created this in 1983 it was the decade of modern decadence in perfumery, everything was loud and heavy, no serene, demure fragrance, no, rather strong and powerful scents that greeted you with a big embrace and still said goodbye long after the wearer was gone.
Too much? Perhaps, but, I have a penchant for certain 80s scents and this character trade is loveable in many of them, true, it's not everyones cup of tea, but I think that there is a time and a place were most of us want a scent that makes a big statement, where we are fatigued of 'working floor demure scents' and 'hardly there close to the skin apparitions of smell'.
With that in mind I can say that JdB is a true 80s floral. A powerhouse that needs the right people to love it and the right place to shine:

Loud gardenia and tuberoses drenched in violets open up on my skin after the first spray, this is the moment you know if your hand was heavy, too much and you might feel overwhelmed, just enough and you are surrounded with a scent that reminds me of evenings in Paris where Maxime's was in full swing and the place to be; and perfumes were heavy and intoxicating.
In the distance a blooming magnolia note accompanied by a stubborn jasmine that is (at least on my skin) flirting with a cedar note. Then, a soapy neroli note comes and adds to the sultry and powdery dry-down that changes the vibe of JdB into something reminiscent of an older classic: Houbigant's Quelques Fleurs (my grandmothers favourite.) The vibe of JdB will change throughout the whole time it's on your skin. It is a chameleon of moods and somehow seems to 'rearrange' its notes. It's quite odd yet never boring!

Do I love this? Yes, when in the right mood this modern classic is one of a kind and a hothouse of precious florals. Luxurious, rich and a 'love me or hate me scent'. A unique and quite obscure Guerlain and a must sniff for all who like scents in the vein of: Fraca's, Quelques Fleurs and white florals mixed with roses in general.

Silage is: "I am here, but, you knew that already". -- Longevity is a good 10+ hours.

The perfect original scent for a night out in a big city where you don't want to be drowned out. This Parisian garden will bloom best on your skin during the colder months. Try it and smell a not so well behaved Parisian lady who likes to upstage the other guests and leaves a trail of white florals with a musky PS when she leaves. Enjoy! : )
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7.5
Longevity
7.5
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Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
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Glorious white floral with so many interesting facets
Jardins de Bagatelle appears to be the perfect white floral, and indeed it has been composed well.

This fragrance opens with a rich, powdery bouquet of jasmine, tuberose, gardenia, white rose and lily of the valley. It's all innocent, creamy and beautiful.

I was delighting in this fragrance for quite some time, appreciating the beauty of a well-done white floral but also knowing that I'd never wear it in my youthful years, due to its refined and classic appeal. Jardins de Bagatelle is a far better representation of white florals than Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Kai or Annick Goutal's Gardenia Passion.

I was ready to place this fragrance in the category of some of the best florals I've had the privilege to smell, when I noted a strong, dry vetiver accord that didn't mesh well with my chemistry.

Unfortunately all that flowery creaminess had vanished, leaving me with a masculine, soapy and unremarkable vetiver and musk blend. For some they have been able to smell the patchouli, violet and rich woods, however it looks like I got the bad end of the stick.

Despite the drydown being a drawback, the moments leading up to it was absolutely, exquisitely beautiful. The way I see it, although I can not wear this fragrance myself, I will certainly appreciate it on those who can.
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10
Longevity
10
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
Helpful Review    4  
A Floral Sonata
Guerlain's JARDINS DE BAGATELLE is an extraordinary perfume, constructed like a sonata, with three very distinct movements. To wear this edp is to go on a journey.

I am greeted by a pleasing floral aldehyde opening. I find myself walking through a sunny field of flowers that continue to increase in variety and number as a proceed. Suddenly I find myself entirely covered by flowers of every color and shape!

Just when I think that I may succumb, dive into a thick blanket of velvety leaves, the flowers begin to depart, one by one, leaving at the end a deep layer of vetiver, cedar, and neroli, with a touch of patchouli and musk. This darker chypre-like layer stays with me for hours, while the memory of the florals lightly lingers behind.

To my nose, JARDINS DE BAGATELLE unfolds as three distinct but harmoniously related perfumes. The plural is correct: gardens. I would classify this as:

part 1: floral aldehyde
part 2: floral
part 3: floral chypre

Statements

ArlufkinArlufkin 2 years ago
10
Scent
10
Longevity
6
Sillage
I purchased recently in the bee bottle. It has very poor longevity. The earlier bottles that I possess last all day.
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 2 years ago
9
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
A "must have" classic masterpiece. A symphony of flowery notes with an aldhehidic touch for a great performance and a strong sillage.Lovely
ScentedSalonScentedSalon 4 years ago
Great reformulation: bright and fresh, very true to the original. Much recommended.

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