Le Jardin de Monsieur Li Eau de Toilette describes a Chinese garden poised between reality and imagination. A garden of awakening and harmony, poised between reality and the imagination, with wet stones, vegetal jasmine and kumquats. "I remembered the smell of ponds, the smell of jasmine, the smell of wet stones, of plum trees, kumquats and giant bamboos. It was all there, and in the ponds there were even carp steadily working towards their hundredth birthdays." Jean-Claude Ellena.