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Eau des Merveilles (2004)
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Eau des Merveilles information

Year of Launch2004
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 500 votes)

People and companies

HouseHermès
PerfumerRalf Schwieger
PerfumerNathalie Feisthauer
PackagingSerge Mansau

About Eau des Merveilles

Probably would work as a unisex scent. Eau des Merveilles contains no floral note and its notes are upside down.  All the woody-musky notes are on top, rather than at the base of the fragrance.

From surprise to magic and from magic to enchantment, Eau des Merveilles leads us by the nose on a dream cloud. A multi-faceted novel built on a woody amber accord that resonates right through to the top notes, this fragrance was created in 2004 by Ralph Schwieger and Nathalie Feisthauer. It successfully takes on the challenge of being a sparkling women’s perfume with not a flower in sight.

Eau des Merveilles fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Eau des Merveilles

Eau de Merveilles is GLORIOUS! Maybe it's the way it mixes with my skin chemistry is just soooo good. The saltiness and the orange are such a good balance. Sillage is arm's length, and longevity is 8+ hours. BEAUTIFUL!
12th November, 2019
Shycat Show all reviews
United States
I suppose orange and cedar are not my favorite pairing. I've never cared for a cedar note. I find the vetiver to be dusty and the orange to be overwhelming and dry. I don't find the ambergris note.

I do experience a floral overtone but somehow this composition doesn't please me. An hour in I'm wondering how they got this effect and what synthetic chemicals are at play-- the orange is orange: it's not sour, but sweet. And yet dessicated, underpinned by something that tickles my gag reflex. Not fecal, not animalic, not civet.

As I type the above...I realize I'm back to hating peppered fruity florals. Oh my, this is giving me Stephanie flashbacks.



Edit written not 15 minutes later:

My dear son comes out of his room. Stops 12 away from me to stand longingly in front of the pantry--I've walked through the kitchen about 30 minutes ago but not so far as the pantry, about two hours after four small spritzes (context for sillage and longevity.) Spontaneously says:

"I like that perfume you have on."

This is the second complement I've ever gotten from him, the last when he was 10 years old for Blue Amber.

What's a mama to do....
29th August, 2019
I like the citrus mixed with elemi at the beginning. It is sorta unusual and very pretty. Nothing overwhelms here. It moves into a creamy thing... The middle tends to mellow into a half summer, half autumnal feel. No note seems to fight for attention. They all just groove along... The heart later becomes rather dull, in my opinion. Too safe.

The fir note in the base gives me interest. The base has a muted fresh, forest vibe. Still, there isn't enough here to thrill me. The top was great then the whole thing fell flat.

Later, fir and cedar seem to make the base a bit more pleasant for me. Not a lot of sillage for this one. Skin scent, for sure.
29th June, 2019
A perfectly pleasant but not particularly challenging or complex scent. Similar to other reviewers I get a slight soapiness to the orange and the florals are quite muted. A very safe, unobtrusive scent to wear.
06th June, 2019
A little green, some orange and a really nice hand soap smell. Starts off unisex but I feel this starts to go feminine quickly. Still though, the nice soap smell can work on anybody.
23rd May, 2019
Salty orange

Not a sweet orange nor a bitter orange, but a metallic yet salty orange overtone - a bit ozonic as well as the citric scent settles down. Strange oceanic ambiance as it settles down and the wood tones come out to play. The best part is when a slight breeze happens while wearing Eau de Merveilles wafting the salty orange notes around you.

As time goes on there is a slight scent of honeysuckle mixed in. Strangely addicting scent that morphs and changes pending body heat, outside temperature and body chemistry but manages to retain a hint of orange, sea, and woods - each one ebbs and flow in strength as it wears on. Shame it doesn't last very long - I had to do a second application around the 4 hour mark.
01st July, 2018

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