Perfume review, Hermès Le Jardin de Monsieur Li

Perfume review, Hermès Le Jardin de Monsieur Li

By Deborah Fulsang

Imagine being in a garden, one with water and lots of greenness—in the heat  of the peak summer months. Then add the cool clear scent of water wafting in the breeze. We smell flowers—subtle sweetness, with earth, pepperiness and a hint of dampness. That’s what you get with Hermès’ latest spritz, perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena’s newest contribution to the brand’s Hermessence collection.

This fragrance, elegant and green and sheer, is signature Ellena: A perfect cologne-like perfume for summer for both men and women.


Hermes Le Jardin de Monsieur Li, $155 (100 ml),

Want to know what others say? WWD put Le Jardin de Monsieur Li to the “Smell Test” too. Check it out.

And if you appreciate the perfume work of Ellena, take a read on his book—The Diary of a Nose.

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Alexandra Donaldson is the editorial assistant at The Whale & The Rose and a freelance writer and content creator. Although she recently took up yoga in an effort to be a healthy adult, she still binge-watches cartoons on a regular basis and dreams of running away to a cottage in the woods. She has yet to nail down her favourite perfume, but knows that it smells green, earthy and maybe a little bit spicy, but definitely not sweet.