We've arrived at the fourth installment in Jean-Claude Ellena's garden-series for Hermes, and to my nose, possibly the best yet. I'll skip over the comments on innovation and the like...this isn't going to break any new ground. What it does is smell good....plain and simple.
The Jardin series, for me, is all about fruit. We started with fig, moved on to mango, then melon, and we've arrived at something slightly less exotic. The topnote of Toit is a juicy rendition on the lovely smell of a fresh green apple....but surprisingly, Toit soon moves toward floral territory and, instead of recalling one of its garden-sisters, reminds me most of Kelly Caleche (not a bad thing in itself).
As a side note, I have to say that it's rare for an advertised note to take me by surprise. I've read everything from licking-a-battery to unicorn tears...but compost? Brilliant. ps - you won't smell any rotting garbage or manure in here.
Good clean fun.
Perfumer: Jean-Claude Ellena
Notes: apple, pear, rose, green grass, basil, magnolia and compost notes