Monday, August 20, 2012
Le Jardin by Max Factor
Cyclamen, Magnolia, Tuberose, Orris Root, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Rose, Muguet.
Sandalwood, Amber, Musk, Civet, Oakmoss, Cedar.
I recently picked up a 55ml. spray of this at a local discount store. Naturally, I spritzed it to make sure it hadn't turned before shelling out the enormous sum of $.50.
The opening is what I deem as the deal breaker for those who don't care for this fragrance. Aldehyde isn't listed, but I'm guessing that Aldehyde Cyclamen was used here. Some have tagged it as a "hairspray" accord and I can understand that. I get an effervescent mish mash of green and citrus. It's more fizzy than shimmering and I usually relegate certain Lutens as possessing the "hairspray" aura. Le Jardin doesn't give me that impression.
Once the first few minutes dissipates, Le Jardin settles into a rather nice spicy rose accented with green stem. There's earth tones here as well, but the theme of Le Jardin is surely floral.
Sillage is good and longevity is approximately 5 hours plus on my skin. A Positive-Neutral rating from Aromi for Max Factor's Le Jardin. Naturally, a sample wear is highly recommended.