It was very warm in the Prado Museum that afternoon. "The Garden of Delights", painted in 1503 by Hieronymus Bosch, intrigues everyone who comes to see it, including you. Suddenly, you hear the sound of a glass that someone dropped. It leaves behind a light, fresh scent: a harmony of lemon, bergamot, mandarin, petitgrain and lavender quenches your thirst, the base notes of cypress, patchouli and oak moss delight you.
Inspiration: Garden of Delights, painted by Hyeronimus Bosch, Prado Museum, Spain
Le Jardin Retrouvé Eau des Delices Eau des Délices is a fabulously citrussy, herby green that smells like a greener, cranked up, version of the classic 4711 cologne, only greener than green with an extra big dose of green. It's the lime, neroli, mandarin and oakmoss that gives it that eau de cologne oomph, but with more lasting power.
Bitter, green, mossy opening. Morphs into a gorgeous, lush green citrus scent, that softens into a clean, freshly green, still softly citrusy, kind of creamy smell. It reminds me of the scent of a really expensive, organic, 100% natural skin cream. Super versatile and pleasant scent. Very delicate.
I am a sea lover. I am a woman of summer. Every time I come to the sea and feel the waves tickling my toes I feel pure joy. While I smile to the sun, I like to keep my hands busy with a sparkling, tasty cocktail. My favorites are those made from citruses and mineral water. The tingling bubbles, the sound of the waves and the smell of salt and warmth are magical.
It is not an easy task for me to find a great citrusy perfume. Most of them tend to become too bitter or too sour. Somehow, Eau des Délices manages to remain fresh and sparkly. It is very refreshing and I love to wear it in days when I miss summer, or when I feel stressed and I need something happy to uplift my mood. The only bad thing is that Eau des Délices does not last very much on my skin... but maybe it is because happiness comes in small portions, isn't it?