Oh, summer is ending and really the only thing that I mourn is the produce. Fresh basil, plump tomatoes and berries are the only way I’ll put up with heat. MCMC Garden is a perfume oil inspired by Anada Harvest, a group of urban farmers. Fifty percent of the proceeds of Garden is donated to this group. Garden smells like its name.
Garden opens as an herbal blend of thyme and boxwood bushes. It smells exactly like an herb garden. There’s lemon verbena, lemon thyme, and lavender. Citrus notes are listed but it doesn’t smell like lemon juice but green, bitter herbs with citrus nuances. The perfume is borderline “aromatherapy oil”, but I don’t think that is necessarily a bad thing. It’s a fresh, green herbal fragrance.
It’s really difficult for me to enjoy thyme in perfumery because it reminds me of anti-bacterial products (see CleanWell). It doesn’t mean that it smells bad, but that’s the association that I have…cleaning. My other association is an herb garden, which is a better association to have, so I’ll try to go with that.
Notes listed include red thyme, myrtle, lavender, lemon and bitter orange. PERFUMER – Anne McClain
Give Garden a try if you like herbal fragrances or aromatherapy scents. Or if you like perfumes like Jo Malone London Lime Basil Mandarin, Annick Goutal Eau du Sud, Diptyque Verveine and/or Ayala Moriel Etrog Oy de Cologne. Garden is unisex.
It’s a natural perfume oil so longevity and projection are below average.
The 1/3 oz perfume oil retails for $45 at MCMC Fragrances. An EDP is also available. The 1.3 oz spray retails for $95.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – An herb garden with healthy, prolific lemon-thyme plants. I’ve already explained my thyme hang-ups so I don’t see myself wearing something like Garden. Now if it were a home fragrance, I’d be all over that.
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