Hermes Le Jardin de Monsieur Li

Despite the “Monsieur”, LJdML is by far the most feminine of the Hermes Jardin series. In direct contrast to its bracing, green ancestors, LJdML is a sweet, delicate floral. The star is a bright, fresh jasmine note, completely stripped of jasmine’s usual headiness. It’s a Baby’s First Jasmine jasmine, which just so happens to be the only kind of jasmine I can tolerate. Oh, Jean-Claude, you shouldn’t have! (In all seriousness, Jean-Claude Ellena is my Imaginary Perfume Bro. He spends half of Diary of A Nose talking about how much he loves Japan, so you just know he’d be totally down for a Studio Ghibli marathon. Let’s make it happen, JC.)

This face is CLEARLY saying, "Hey girl, it's Kiki's Delivery Service time."
This face is CLEARLY saying, “Hey girl, it’s Kiki’s Delivery Service time.”

I have no doubt that I would wear LJdML, especially on these gorgeous 70 degree days that we’ve just started having, but I don’t think I would actually buy a bottle. There are so many fresh jasmine fragrances out there, even if this is one of the prettiest.

The winner of last week’s Chanel Misia giveaway, as determined by sequence generator, is commenter 14, Undina! Congratulations, Undina! Please email me to claim your prize!

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5 thoughts on “Hermes Le Jardin de Monsieur Li

  1. This sounds really pretty. So far I haven’t really liked any of the Hermes scents, but I do really like the Hermessences. Perhaps I should give this one a try, I’m really craving pretty, feminine and delicate florals.

  2. Congratulations, Undina!
    I really got to try LJdML. Sounds like a sort of jasmine fragrance I would love. Hermes being one of my favourite house, it’s definitely promising.
    By the way, Kiki’s Delivery Service is my “pick me up” animation. I used to have a black cat called Jiji. 🙂

  3. I won?! Yay!!! 🙂

    I plan to try Le Jardin de Monsieur Li but it has been a while since I wanted to wear even the one “garden” that I have – Sur le Nil (hmmm… I have to try if the last 10 ml in my bottle are still fine).

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