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Perfume Review: Jardin Clos by Diptyque

Jardin Clos is a gorgeous new find of mine from Diptyque. If you like hyacinth and lilac fragrances, then I would urge you to go out and try it. Happily my husband managed to get a few samples of Diptyque when he was in Liberty's on Friday. Having tried a few different Diptyques, this is the first floral fragrance of their which has appealed to me.
Top notes include water melon and white lilac. What really makes this stand out for me is the hyacinth — a note which I love, and this is the first time I've tried it in a perfume. The base notes include oakmoss, which again is a favourite for me, and cedar, which is only slightly perceptible. Jardin Clos is going to be seeing me into spring.
My French language skills are a bit patchy, particularly when it comes to perfume names. You may recall my confusion about Jardin Sur Le Nil. Equally, I've been a bit confused by Annick Goutal's 'Monkeys'. 'Who wants to smell of monkeys?', I thought. Doh — That's 'singes'. Songes means dreams.
If you love hyacinths as much as my, then Bas de Soie by Serge Lutens is another hyacinth to try. Or check out Vogue magazine's Spring Scent selection for some other ideas.