Jolie Laide Jules et Jim is one of those perfumes that smells antique. It’s not that it smells like a vintage or “antique” perfume, it’s that it reminds me of antiques.
Jules et Jim is all about the oakmoss. And to me, this oakmoss gives it this dark, antique feel. It smells old which isn’t a jab. I’m not saying it smells “off” but I’m saying that it smells like antiques. Jules et Jim opens with dried lavender buds. There’s a balsamic quality to it. It dries down to a bitter, dry and green oakmoss with a tobacco-like tonka.
In conclusion, Jules et Jim reminds me of antique shopping. It’s worn, slightly rugged and smells like something you can’t go buy “new” today. It has a nice “sepia” hue to it.
Notes listed include oakmoss, tonka bean, clary sage, rose geranium, lavender and bergamot. PERFUMER – Heather Kaufman
Give Jules et Jim a try if you like oakmoss. Or if you like perfumes like Portland General Store Moss, LUSH Devil’s Night Cap, Alchemologie Sol de la Foret and/or DSH Perfumes Pandora. Jules et Jim is unisex and does lean more “masculine”.
Projection and longevity are below average (which isn’t completely abnormal for all-naturals).
Jules et Jim comes in a few sizes with prices ranging from $110-$125 at Jolie Laide. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Balsamic oakmoss. A botanical fougere.
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