Un Jardin après la Mousson will be the third fragrance in the Jardin series from Hermès, and is expected to launch this coming May. Un Jardin après la Mousson was inspired by "India in monsoon season", and follows Un Jardin en Méditerranée (2003) and Un Jardin Sur Le Nil (2005).
For the third fragrance in the Jardins series, Jean-Claude Ellena, Hermès' in-house perfumer, traveled to Kerala, in southwestern India, where he was inspired by nature's revival following the region's annual rainy season. The global introduction of the unisex scent, which features vegetal, floral and spicy notes, will coincide with the beginning of the monsoon period in Kerala.
[...] For Un Jardin après la Mousson, Ellena wanted to capture an unexpected aspect of India, so he visited Kerala several weeks after the long-awaited monsoon rains ended when nature had started to spring back to life. Though Kerala is a region renowned for its spices, Ellena eschewed hot spicy notes in favor of cooler vegetable notes such as cardamom, coriander, pepper, ginger and ginger flower. He also included a vetiver accord of his own creation.
Hermès Un Jardin après la Mousson will be available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette and in matching body products. (via Women's Wear Daily)