Jardins d'Armide (2013)

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Jardins d'Armide (2013) by Oriza L. Legrand
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Jardins d'Armide (2013) is a perfume by Oriza L. Legrand for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is floral-powdery. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesRose, Orange blossom, Iris
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris, Violet, Wisteria, Tagetes
Base Notes Base NotesHoney, Almond, Tonka bean, Musk

Ratings

Scent

6.9 (52 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (41 Ratings)

Sillage

7.1 (41 Ratings)

Bottle

7.5 (33 Ratings)
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6.0/10
Tinctureall

94 Reviews
Tinctureall
Tinctureall
1
Gleefully old fashioned
Huge violetty orangey sweeties and an overwhelmingly old fashioned lavendery, rosy bouquet with minty herbs piled high in a straw basket. These are strong polleny, rosy, irissy, mimosa like rich spicy flowers from an ordinary garden and not cute florals. The nose seems thrust right into the centre of the yellow polleny part in a honeyed old fashioned pot pourri style scent. There is a clean coal tar soapy aspect with the huge dried rosy flowers with a slightly rough green aspect underneath like slightly stale stem cuttings. If I'd dug this perfume out of great aunties suitcase, it would come as no surprise at all. As Fousties review says... A true homage floral perfume to what once was quite normal.
7.5 7.5 7.5 8.0/10
Foustie

5 Reviews
Foustie
Foustie
Very helpful Review    4
Dragées on the dressing table.
Jardins D'Armide;

What a joy this is! I defy any fragrance lover not to react when they smell Jardins D'Armide, even if it is not to one's personal taste. I can't imagine that anyone would find it uninteresting.

The opening of this fragrance immediately brings to mind sugared almond dragees, every time! That's a bit odd maybe because I don't think that those particular confections have much of a smell actually, but that is the first image that pops up and floats around.

In fact, if you can imagine sweet sugared almonds, and those tiny candied violets which can be found in Madrid, add some orange flower water, some sweetly aromatic dried rose petals, some geranium soap, old fashioned iris powder, and some soft, billowy (and strangely not sweet) nutty vanilla, then you would be with me on this one. It is so gloriously old fashioned! Underscoring this feast of sweetmeats is a sweetly nostalgic floral accord, built around that lovely old fashioned aromatic rose. In time the fragrance settles into an aromatic accord of rose/violet/iris/geranium.

Jardins D'Armide is certainly sweet and powdery but of course that is it's charm. There is a little brightness too which provides a perfect foil. It is delighful, charming, nostalgic. It strikes me that it was made with unrestrained pleasure and perhaps even a little humour.

Official notes; (from the OLL website)

Top notes: Old Rose, Orange Blossom and Iris Powder.

Heart notes: Florentine iris, Violet Wild, Glycine and Carnation India.

Base notes: Honey, Almond, Tonka and Musk.

I am sure that this fragrance will have it's detractors. It won't be to everyones taste. It is very old fashioned after all, and it will be perceived by some as overtly feminine, too sweet, too powdery. But I also think that it will melt the hearts of many. It presents itself as an homage to fragrances past, with little or no compromise to suit current tastes, and in my view it should be respected for that alone.

Dare I say that it could be utterly intriguing on a man.
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Drseid

670 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    7
The Power of Powder (or a tale of a near scrubber)...
Jardins d'Armide opens with an effervescent orange flower and dull rose floral tandem with an underlying shampoo-like powdery sheen derived from further violet florals, with the overall accord resembling an orange and cheap shampoo spiked root beer float. As the fragrance enters the early heart the violet driven powder takes control and dramatically intensifies as the rose and orange flower remain, now relegated to still significant support. During the late dry-down the fragrance slightly sweetens as the powdery violet driven floral accord recedes, revealing a honeyed amber-like mildly animallic musk base. Projection is excellent, and so is longevity at about 12 hours on skin.

This composition was a tough one for me to keep from scrubbing. As soon as I sprayed it on skin I recognized the almost dusty powdered orange and rose florals resembling a Tauer composition I sampled last year called Lys du Desert by Decennial. This may be missing the "Lys" but the real drivers of the two compositions (the powder-laced soapy rose and orange) through the heart phase are quite similar, with Jardins d'Armide taking the powder up more than a notch with its heavy dose of violet. From the open through the heart this one is difficult for any powder hater to tolerate, though things improve in the dry-down as the fragrance sweetens a bit and the powder swaps places with a relatively benign musk and amber-like accord as welcome relief. The bottom line is Jardins d'Armide like all the rest of the surprising Oriza L. Legrande house offerings uses top-notch materials and is relatively well composed, but this 120 euro per 100ml bottle near-scrubber is one only the most ardent powder lovers will be able to tolerate, earning a slightly "below average" rating of 2 to 2.5 stars out of 5 and an avoid recommendation. If you are an ardent powdery Tauer composition fan (something this reviewer definitely is not), ignore the rating and give the composition a shot as it will near-certainly be up your alley.
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