Jardins de Bagatelle

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Sweet, gummy jasmine and velvety tuberose open Jardins de Bagatelle (Guerlain 1983).  Succulent narcissus, gardenia and ylang-ylang enshrine the other florals with dainty yet effusive lily-of-the-valley humming a gentle, sugary tune.  This is a luxurious scent in the bold 1980’s style with a lot of tenderness too.

Into the drydown the quiet, damp warmth of barely detectable but earthy patchouli accompanies sensual musk.  Nearly sharp vetiver and subtle cedar add even more depth, creating an exquisite beauty.

Jardins de Bagatelle is opulent, round and bouyant without being oppressive or cloying.  It’s a truly lovely fragrance…

Top notes: aldehydes, jasmine, violet, lemon and bergamot.  Middle notes: orchid, gardenia, orange blossom, narcissus, rose, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley, tuberose, and magnolia.  Base notes: vetiver, neroli, musk, cedar, tuberose, and patchouli.  

Nose: Jean-Paul Guerlain

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