Bath Rituals, Jardins d’Ecrivains Splash Cologne

Keeping yourself cool and well-hydrated is an essential thing to do, especially when temperatures outside reach 30°C or more. There are many ways to refresh – you can drink chilled beverages all day long, you can hide in the shade of trees or dip into the swimming pool for a whole day if you can. Or you can reach for a refreshing cologne that will fight with the heat of your body. It’s a great way to indulge in a bit of perfume when hot. New collection from Jardins d’Ecrivains is perfect for that.

leopardi

L’Eau de Leopardi – named after Italian poet, writer & philosopher Giacomo Leopardi (1789-1837) this splash cologne is like a spritz cocktail. It startz with a fresh blast of bigarade that provides a tickle inside your nose before it almost reaches your sinuses. Follow by a prominent aroma of orange from Sicily the composition becomes much more juicy and sweet after its more tart opening. Richly fragrant lemon verbena scents the air around the wearer with a sugary citrus mist. After a while neroli joins the composition to make it more floral but still in a very summery & easy-going way. It has a little screech to it but thanks to it L’Eau de Leopardi is even more lively. Petitgrain introduces some green tones to this cologne and make it feel more crisp and refreshing.

kakuzo

L’Eau de Kakuzo – borrowing its name from Okakura Kakuzo (1862-1913), author of The Book of Tea this splash cologne is an homage to traditional Japanese brew. It starts with a delightful verdancy of green tea – at the beginning it’s more leafy and slightly dusted but after several minutes it becomes more watery, like an actual tea brew. Coriander introduces a hint of gentle and dry spiciness while cedarwood is responsible for adding more substance to this composition. A Hedione molecule introduces pale flowery tones of white flowers, those are additionally sprinkled with some citrus juice for a more fresh effect. L’Eau de Kakuzo also features a gyokuro accord – the finest of all Japanese teas that is specially grown in shade instead of direct sunlight. It smells delicious.

marceline

L’Eau de Marceline – a fragrance nod to Marceline Desbordes-Valmore (1786-1859) couldn’t be anything else but a feminine and floral take on a splash cologne. It immediately opens with a happy note of ylang-ylang that combines watery freshness with more creamy density. Soon rose joins the composition  adding the smell of its silky, pink-colored petals. Iris in L’Eau de Marceline has a delightful powdery facet that makes the whole composition feel more cosmetic and gives it a pampering vibe. Cherry water provides a fruity aspect in an optimistic shade of ripe cherry. Orange blossom and honeysuckle provide a delightful floral sweetness that glitters with different shades of green, yellow and orange. It’s a sensual concoction that will make all women feel good.

Splash Colognes from Jardins d’Ecrivains fade away from your skin within 1-2 hours but it’s not a surprise since they contain only a couple percent of fragrance oils. They come in 300 ml bottles with a trigger spray. The idea was to spray lavishly all over your body after finishing your bath, to extend the feeling of freshness. Each spray releases a generous scented cloud. I imagine how great it would feel on a hot day, especially if you kept this cologne in the fridge before applying it.

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12 thoughts on “Bath Rituals, Jardins d’Ecrivains Splash Cologne

  1. I love this concept. And living in a very hot climate a spritz bottle is ideal!

  2. rickyrebarco says:

    Both sound nice and fresh for summer.

  3. hajusuuri says:

    These sound very nice and refreshing! Wouldn’t it be great to have these in a coffee of smaller sizes?

  4. Undina says:

    I’m not a big fan of cologne genre, and I definitely do not like these bottles (they look exactly like those for cleaning products), but the idea of spraying perfumes from the fridge all over isn’t foreign to me: I apply Bronze Goddess this was when they n Hawaii. So if my paths ever cross with these perfumes, I’ll give them hem a try.

    • lucasai says:

      I understand that these bottles and trigger spray may not be appealing, they do look like a window cleaner indeed.
      I never sprayed perfume from fridge but it sounds like a Great idea and extra freshness kick

      • Undina says:

        Jo Malone Flower Shop No 42 is another one that feels really nice from the fridge. I should put my in there and use a couple of times while it’s still summer 🙂

        • lucasai says:

          I see, especially that flower shops usually are slightly colder than it is outside. You sent me sample of that Jo Loves last time

          • Undina says:

            If you have anything left in the sample, put it into the fridge and try: I don’t know if where you live they have florist’s fridges (smaller cabinets or larger rooms that are much cooler than regular store temperature where the flowers are stored) but you’ll get a very realistic feeling as to how it smells in those fridges.

            • lucasai says:

              No idea about fridges, if they have them then they are always in the back room, as all flowers are always displayed in vases on The floor or a table top

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