Step into Les Jardin Français with Officine Universelle Buly’s vegetable-inspired scents

As we predicted final yr within the (now Jasmine award-winning!) article for The Scented Letter Journal, The way to Spray your 5-a-Day, vegetable plots have been a spot of a lot inspiration for perfumers. Now, there’s a complete new bumper crop of L’Officine Universelle Buly Les Jardins Français fragrances to discover and luxuriate in – and we promise, you’ll actually dig them…!

‘The French Backyard’ is a brand new assortment of six fragrances from L’Officine Universelle Buly that garland vegetable notes with flowers and musks, all giving off a morning dew freshness. The launch fortunately coincided with the publication of our personal backyard themed newest version of the journal, The Perfumer’s Backyard – as a result of actually, ever because the pandemic, it has all been about how a lot we get from our gardens and inexperienced areas we are able to entry for our psychological well being; how they encourage us all.

‘A backyard is sort of a good universe,’ agrees Buly’s co-founder, Victoire de Taillac (pictured in her personal backyard, under). ‘A paradise. A haven… Gardening means being outdoors in all weathers, with all of your sense woke up. The smells come collectively and shock you…’ Additionally taking the senses abruptly are mixtures like Indian Cucumber and Syrian mint, providing ‘loopy minty pleasure’, in a cloak of musk, and Iraqi Beetroot and Egyptian Rhubarb, tethered to the earthiness of patchouli. Or get pleasure from that observe du jour, geranium, including an additional sprint of inexperienced to Oriental Watercress & Sardinian Parsley.






A number of the notes (like rhubarb, carrot and cucumber) have been used for a few years by noses of their creations, whereas others appear extra peculiar at first: candy potato? It appeared incongruous, however oh it really works amazingly properly! All of them do, having been expertly blended to realize an virtually photo-realistic encounter at first sniff, which then melds together with your pores and skin to grow to be the effective fragrances they honestly are. Principally put, irrespective of which you plump for, we promise you’ll NOT find yourself smelling like a soup or bowl of salad!

The challenge started when Buly co-founder Ramdane Touhami bid on an vintage seed field in an public sale. Having received it, he questioned if these valuable seeds collected over a whole bunch of years might nonetheless be planted. Sadly that experiment didn’t flourish, however it did plant the seed of an concept: what if their subsequent fragrances might replicate the love all of us had for our gardens and inexperienced areas throughout lockdown? A scented escapism in each spritz?


“Les Jardins Français” brings again to life an intoxicating and distinctive palette of backyard fragrances. All of them appear to be seized by the morning dew throughout a morning stroll via the vegetable backyard and orchard, between rows of crops coming from the farthest ends of the world, acclimatised since Antiquity by affected person monks, meticulous collectors and erudite healers, all genius gardeners and gatherers. Like a miraculous harvest in a common backyard, with freshly raked paths adorned with uncommon flowers, these armfuls of acquainted greens and easy herbs, these fragrant and sunny scrumptious bouquets delight the senses and the guts.





Les Jardin Français is out there on-line at and at their Selfridges counter: £145 for 75ml. La Sizaine assortment of six x 9ml journey perfumes can be out there for £108. The right approach to pattern the whereas assortment (since you will must odor all of them!)

For the reason that launch of the fragrances, there’s been one other crop of newness with Savon Superfin soaps and the divinely moisturising Lait Virginal to enhance. One factor’s for sure – this rising L’Officine Buly Les Jardins Français assortment is un-beet-able. [Apologies]

Written by Suzy Nightingale