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Our discovery sets are kits of mini-sprays that allow you to take the time to try the fragrances of Le Jardin Retrouvé. To make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, we have put them together by scent group…

The discovery sets: a way to test different fragrances

Woody and Leathery Fragrances

This discovery set includes 4 fragrances with woody and leather accords. This will introduce you to:

  • Bois Tabac Virginia, which opens with notes of lavender, sage and geranium. The heart notes combine vetiver, cistus, petit grain, cedar and ylang-ylang. It finishes with intense base notes of sandalwood, incense, ambergris and patchouli. Its woody scent is inspired by the Virginia Arboretum in the United States;
  • Cuir de Russie, the flagship scent of Le Jardin Retrouvé. The top notes of lemon, lime, violet and petit grain blend seamlessly into the heart notes: cedar, violet leaf, styrax and ylang ylang. A long-lasting base gives an accord of leather, cade, sandalwood, patchouli, oakmoss and labdanum;
  • Sandalwood Sacré, with its characteristic powdery accords. It welcomes you in with notes of jasmine, lemon and aldehydes and continues its journey with notes of sandalwood, geranium and ylang-ylang. The base notes broaden into an unforgettable blend of patchouli, oakmoss, tonka bean, labdanum and civet;
  • Mousse Arashiyama, a soothing eau de parfum, evokes the calm and enchantment of a bamboo grove. Bergamot, incense and lentiscus emerge gently, followed by aquatic notes and a fig accord, which continues with woody nuances, oakmoss, vetiver and cedar.

Floral Fragrances

Our discovery set of 3 mini sprays of floral fragrances are composed of:

  • Jasmine Majorelle, a solar fragrance with top notes of lavender, geranium and sage. The heart notes of vetiver, ylang, cistus and petitgrain cedar combine harmoniously with the base notes of sandalwood, incense, patchouli and ambergris;
  • Rose Trocadero, a soft floral fragrance that takes us back to our childhood memories. Rose essence, blackcurrant begin the journey, followed by rose absolute, geranium and clove, finished with nuances of honeyed musk.
  • Tubéreuse Trianon, referring to the Garden of Versailles, which perfumes the air with a sweet, floral scent. The top notes are composed of rhubarb, petit grain and coriander. Lily of the valley, jasmine, neroli, frangipani flower, clove and tuberose create the heart, which ends with a base of raspberry, coconut and Peruvian balsam.

Fresh Fragrances

If you like your fragrance to be both discreet and refreshing, this selection of perfumes is for you:

  • Eau des Délices, the only eau fraiche in the Le Jardin Retrouvé range, is ideal for hot summer days. The top notes begin with subtle scents of citrus, verbena and petit grain. The heart notes are composed of lavender, neroli and clary sage and the base notes combine patchouli, vetiver, oakmoss and musk.
  • Verveine d’Été evokes the newly washed grass as the sun comes out after a storm. Let yourself be transported by its notes of lemon and verbena, followed by lavender and basil, against a dewy backdrop of vetiver and oakmoss.
  • Jasmine Majorelle, also found in the Floral Discovery Set, is a sunny scent, perfectly blending floral and peppery notes. It is a fragrance with an unforgettable sillage.

Hesperide perfumes

The Hesperides olfactory family includes invigorating fragrances that feel energizing. This discovery set is perfect if you like fresh and zesty fragrances. It contains:

  • Citron Boboli which, as the name suggests, starts with lemon notes, leading to a chorus of orange, galbanum, cinnamon, and petit grain. The heart of this eau de parfum consists of clove, black pepper and geranium. Vanilla and musk close the dance.
  • Eau des Délices, the perfect combination of a fresh and captivating fragrance and energizing and timeless eau de cologne.
  • Verveine d’Été, a delicate citrus eau de parfum. To create it, Yuri Gutsatz was inspired by the Summer Garden of Saint Petersburg, the oldest in the city, where flower beds, sculptures and shrubs are decoratively intermingled.

Winter Fragrances

For scents that envelop and comfort, choose the winter fragrance discovery set, including:

  • Citron Boboli which teams the freshness of citrus notes with warming spicy pepper. This original combination makes it a resolutely modern and singular fragrance, reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside, in the heart of Italy.
  • Sandalwood Sacré, which will charm you from the very first spray, releasing a cloud of sensual and intoxicating eau de parfum. A spiritual dimension emanates from this Indian-inspired eau de parfum.
  • Oriental Sans Souci, an exotic scent that begins with top notes of bergamot, lemon and basil. The heart notes of this fragrance blend jasmine, ylang, neroli and vanilla. Wilting autumnally into a base of tonka bean, oakmoss, patchouli and ambergris.

More complete discovery sets to discover…

If these descriptions have tempted to discover all our fragrances, then you might like to order our full set of all eleven haute parfumerie fragrances. Discover 3 citrus scents (Citron Boboli, Eau des Délices and Verveine d’Été), 3 floral scents (Jasmin Majorelle, Tubéreuse Trianon, and Rose Trocadéro), 3 woody scents (Bois Tabac Virginia, Sandalwood Sacré and Mousse Arashiyama), a leather/floral scent (Cuir de Russie) and a warming oriental scent (Oriental Sans Souci).

These mini sprays each contain a generous 3 ml of perfume and are delivered in a pretty fabric pouch, made from the personal textile collection of Arlette, the wife of our master perfumer Yuri Gutsatz.

You can also select our 7 Le Jardin Retrouvé heritage perfumes, including Citron Boboli, Cuir de Russie, Eau des Délices, Rose Trocadéro, Sandalwood Sacré, Tubéreuse Trianon and Verveine d’Été. They are also presented in a fabric pouch, which you can reuse endlessly as many of our customers do.

Le Jardin Retrouvé offers you a surprise…

When you buy one of our Discovery Sets you will also receive an exclusive gift code. This code offers you a discount equivalent to the value of the chosen discovery kit, with the only exception being our set of 11 fragrances, with which you receive a 24E gift code.

You can then apply this gift code to your next purchase, starting at a minimum order of 35 euros.

Our sets will help you to find a favourite from our house of haute parfumerie and your gift code will help put your new signature scent into your hands. In other words (and not counting postage) we give you your money back!

The Scent Quiz: an essential way of finding your ideal scent

To help you find your ideal perfume, Le Jardin Retrouvé has created an olfactory quiz for you.

The quiz takes the form of an olfactory personality test. You will be asked several questions to determine which fragrance matches your preferences.  Perhaps you could use this opportunity to find a replacement for that elusive favourite that they don’t make any more?

The results will provide you with your own personal recommendations. In addition, you will be given a gift code that you can use when you place your first order on our site.

We know that choosing a perfume means being able to try it first and that’s why we’ve made it so easy.  We are confident that one of our Le Jardin Retrouvé fragrances will become your new signature scent!

Clara Feder is Le Jardin Retrouvé Creative Director. She’s also a writer and a ghost writer with more than 20 published books. Her art has been exhibited all over the world and she creates synesthetic and multimedia exhibitions and displays for the brand.

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