Hermès Un Jardin sur le Nil
Hermès Un Jardin sur le Nil A leisurely stroll along the water and an abundance of fresh citrus provides a welcomed coolness-like a refreshing breeze- on a balmy Summer’s day. A great fragrance for anytime, but I especially love it in the heat. Never cloying or sweet, sur le Nil has long been one of my absolute favorite fragrances. Having walked away from traditional fragrances for several years, I wanted to revisit a sample before purchasing a full bottle. I’m so glad I did! It immediately swept me up in a lolling swell of lightly dry, juicy greenery and mysterious blossomy waterside. The full power of the scent never lasts beyond three to four hours on me, but every once and a while I will catch a whisper of lotus, tart fruit, and wood toward the end of the day. On me, sur le Nil’s sillage is close to the skin, which is nice for me since I wear fragrance to refresh, relax, and let my mind linger on thoughts evoked by the scent. I’m guessing the mysterious quality comes from the frankincense in the base. Or maybe the calamus. Although my nose can pick out certain notes, I try not to get bogged down by feeling like I “should” smell this or that. Rather, I focus more on the way the fragrance smells on me and how it makes me feel when wearing. One of my absolute favorite aspects of fragrance is how they differ based on the wearer. What smells like trash on me may smell delicious on someone else and vice versa.