Jovoy Les Jeux Sont Faits Eau de Parfum has a gap to be remembered–extremely contemporary, inexperienced, and earthy–and smelled like damp soil, candy greens, and cumin. The soil and cumin was ever-present for me, solely getting weaker and weaker as time handed, however even because the smoky, spiced woods broke by way of, an inhale nonetheless introduced in a robust earthiness with cumin. This mixture of soil and cumin felt prefer it wasn’t as blended with the remainder of the notes, both sitting on prime or beneath however so distinct from the remaining that it nearly felt like two fragrances worn side-by-side.
Based mostly on different shopper opinions on varied fragrance web sites, many individuals adore it (usually those that appear to have different notes sing on them, describing it as a boozy, ambery scent), whereas others discover it hard-to-wear, because of the energy of the cumin.
- prime notes: angelica, dried fruits, gin
- coronary heart notes: rum, tobacco, cumin
- base notes: cistus, patchouli, vanilla, labdanum, sandalwood
It opened with a contemporary blast from the gin, after which sharp greens that steadily turned sweetly inexperienced with mounds of grime strewn on the bottom. It initially made me consider savory herbs and spices, particularly because the cumin labored its means by way of and made the herbaceous greens drier. The dried fruits, darkly candy, emerged after 5 minutes however solely seen alongside the sides. It was nonetheless extremely fragrant and inexperienced with savory spice.
The candy greens had been first to recede, which left it primarily a mixture of earthy soil and cumin, and after 45 minutes of wear and tear, spiced woods and candy tobacco joined the cumin and considerably toned down the savory really feel of the composition. After 4 hours of wear and tear, it turned fairly smoky and spicy, extra like incense to me, however the earthy soil and cumin mixture was nonetheless there, by no means removed from detection. It continued on on this vein and by no means fairly misplaced its soil facet, although it was very a lot a skin-scent after 5 hours of wear and tear.
For testing, I used half of a 0.7ml pattern vial, which was utilized to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain effectively right here in any other case. It didn’t have a lot projection or sillage outdoors of the primary hour of wear and tear, after which it was really a skin-scent after 5 hours of wear and tear.
Subjectively, the energy and longevity of the soil and cumin duo wasn’t one thing I loved. It felt prefer it was sitting underneath or over the remainder of the notes, fairly than blended, as a result of they stood out a lot all through the damage of Les Jeux Sont Faits. Time will inform if cumin will get amplified on my pores and skin relative to different notes, although I’ve not encountered it as a problem within the few scents I’ve tried which have it in them to date.
- 100ml for $180
- 0.7ml pattern for $4