One of my favorite scents right now is Hermès’ Un Jardin Apres La Mousson. This light, airy scent is the perfect companion when my senses need a little pick-me-up. The first spritz is all it takes to freeze my mornings – transporting me to India’s Kerala ocean-front state. Invigorating ginger mixed with cool spices and notes of vetiver hidden in the underbelly… pure bliss.
I’m a big fan of perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena‘s other scents, but this one in particular struck a special chord. Even after a half-hour of wear, some newer indistinct tones were coming through: an earthy vibe with a hint of fresh florals.
If you haven’t tried it, you really should. It has become my ‘scent of the season’ – a perfect representation of my mood during autumn. Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can feel my mind calm and my body relax. Try it… it works!