Hermès Travel Set | Jardin sur le Toit and Jardin sur le Nil

Sunday, March 17, 2013 3comments No tags Permalink 0

How beautiful (and practical!) are these Hermès travel-sized scents?

Hermès normally offers Jardin sur le Toit and Jardin sur le Nil in a travel set of 4-0.5 ounce bottles. But if you fly ANA (business or first), the in-flight shopping offers a


set. Two each of Jardin sur le Toit and Jardin sur le Nil. Best of both worlds.

The eau de toilettes are unisex, and I tend to gravitate more towards these types of scents (like the

The Jardin collection is actually composed of four different scents released over a four-year period. It’s a shame they don’t offer all four scents in the set so you could have one bottle of each ^_^ Listed in order of creation:


Jardin en Méditerranée

| Summery with orange blossoms, bergamot, and fig leaves.


Jardin sur le Nil

 | Think lotus, green mangoes, and grapefruit.


Jardin après la Mousson

| Ginger, cardamom, coriander, pepper and vetiver.


Jardin sur le Toit

 | Fruity and vegetal, apple is the key note. Inspired by the rooftop garden of the Hermès headquarters (24 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré).

Let’s have one more second to swoon over the packaging…

And if you’re curious, check out 

The Perfect Scent

. It’s written by Chalder Burr, perfume critic for New York Times. Half the book follows the story of 

Jean-Claude Ellena

 (the Hermès “nose”) and how he developed Jardin sur le Nil. Fascinating!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    November 30, -0001

    Tracy – thanks so much for the tip! :)

  • Tracy
    March 17, 2013

    There's also a version of the same book written as an article for the New Yorker, in case you want a shorter read.

  • anonymous
    March 31, 2013

    Any information on your beverage?

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