Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sisley - Eau de Campagne

A day in the garden

I've recently fallen in love with green notes in perfume, and Eau de Campagne is a verdant wonder. Created by the famous Jean-Claude Ellena, Eau de Campagne has his sheer, luminous style. It seems lit from within by a green light.

After a bright citrus opening, Eau de Campagne smells of tomato stems, grass, and fresh cut herbs, like basil. The florals serve to lift the green notes and make them sing. The patchouli and vetiver add a hint of earth to the drydown. Even though there is oakmoss in the base notes, this isn't a dry green chypre. It's too leafy and alive for that.

Eau de Campagne is an afternoon spent in your garden on a sunny day. It would make an excellent gift for any gardener, or outdoorsy man or woman. The shower gel and body lotion are great as well.

House: Sisley
Nose: Jean-Claude Ellena
Notes: bergamot, lemon, galbanum, tomato leaves, jasmine, lily of the valley, pelargonium, musk, patchouli, vetiver, oakmoss, plum and basil

Photo: quinn.anya


  1. Sounds gorgeous, and genderless, which is wonderful. While I'm not the biggest fan of pelargonium oil, all the other notes would more than make up for it.

  2. Oh geraniums are so green! I should have mentioned that note too. It sort of blends for me with tomato stem.

  3. I love this perfume! Aside from being a Jean-Claude lemming, I find it divine and so very unique.

  4. Oh sounds wonderful - cannot wait to try it (added it to my samples-to-get list) Thanks!!!

  5. I've tried this, but I don't think I gave it the attention it deserved. I'm a huge fan of JCE, and I love geraniums and my own rose geranium plant. (It looks like something out of Dr. Seuss and is impossible to kill, and I've tried!)

    I should go back and try again. When all is white and cold without, a lot of green will do you good!

  6. I wonder why I haven't tried this yet, since it sounds very much like my kind of thing. On to the list it goes...


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