Jardin de Kérylos 16 
Parfumerie Generale (2006)

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Jardin de Kérylos 16 is a shared scent launched in 2006 by Parfumerie Generale

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There are 10 reviews of Jardin de Kérylos 16 by Parfumerie Generale.


A cool, crisp & refreshing fig, much less creamy-lactonic than either Philosykos or Premier Figuier, but more leafy & woody, the fruit still unripe on the tree. It feels thinner & flatter to me because of this. I don't smell the peach, but perhaps some tuberose in the background after twenty minutes or so. Aside from that, I sense no progression at all, the projection is low, & after seven hours it's faded out altogether.
Maybe this one needs some real summer heat to make it bloom, but I have to confess that it left me a little cold. I don't hate it, but for me it doesn't come anywhere close to the glorious celebration of the fig that is Philosykos.


Leafy fig in a Sade ‘Smooth Operator' style, too milky and dreamy by half, and in dire need of a kick from something sharp. There's a floral hum in the background, as a nod I suppose to the garden inspiration, but it has the curious effect to a certain extent of denaturing and shrink-wrapping the fig.


Fig with all the usual nuances : woody, green, milky, bitter sweet, juicy, but this isn't quite a rerun of Premier Figuier, it's more floral than that with a pink tinge from peach and a tuberose with a pronounced metallic edge. At heart it's still a fig though, and while it could work in the hot southern sun, up here in the north I tend to see fig as more room fragrance than fine perfume.

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I'm not a fan of fig scents, but if I had to choose one, it would be this one. The fig is green (I thought it was fig leaf), crisp, fresh, yet milky with a bit of sweetness. I don't get anything else than the fig but it's a nice one. Longevity and sillage are on the low side. A bit too weak and green for me but any fig lover should give it a try.


Genre: Green

Because it emphasizes the bright and fruity, rather than the milky aspect of fig, Jardins de Kérylos could be my favorite fig scent to date. As beautiful as Philosykos and Primier Figuier are, their milky olfactory texture wears very flat on me. Not so the more juicy and tart fig of Jardins de Kérylos. Whereas Olivia Giacobetti's well-regarded fig scents lean towards coconut and powdery woods, Pierre Guillaume's uses tart citrus and floral accents to balance the potentially cloying character of its star accord.

Jardins de Kérylos wears close to the skin, and holds closely to its crisp, refreshing course until its quietly musky drydown sets in. My chief complaint is that the scent is very short-lived, and lasts only three hours on my skin at best. Even so, Jardins de Kérylos merits praise for its distinctive approach, and while it lasts I still enjoy it more than the other fig fragrances I know.


a fresh and lovely take on a green fig that reminds me the image of a fresh and milky fig whose peculiarity here is that the opening is accompanied with a soft peach note which gives it a special color to the smell.

great for summer.

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