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Hermèssence Rose Ikebana (2004)
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Hermèssence Rose Ikebana information

Year of Launch2004
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 142 votes)

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HouseHermès
PerfumerJean-Claude Ellena

About Hermèssence Rose Ikebana

Jean-Claude Ellena:

Beautiful and minimalist, the traditional Japanese art of ikebana – arranging bouquets of cut flowers and leaves using very few elements – ideally corresponded to a form of expression I could transpose in a perfume. The smell of a rose early in the morning, damp, sprinkled with dew, delicate and light.

Hermèssence Rose Ikebana fragrance notes

Reviews of Hermèssence Rose Ikebana

When I first smelled this, it was the most realistic fragrance I had ever smelled. It is like the rose is right in front of you, still wet from dew and at the most fragrantly optimal time of the day. While it is just a water cooler like most of the Hermessence line, this is beautifully realistic.
08th May, 2017
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12th April, 2017
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United Kingdom
Rose and rhubarb - on my skin definitely more rose, albeit lashed with a synthetic fruity sourness in the backgound - a rose in acid rain?

A pleasant bright rose; straight up and he result of good craftsmanship - well executed with moments of beauty.

The sillage is moderate, the projection excellent and the longevity five hours on my skin.

Minimalist, zen or laziness? The rose, in spite of being nothing sensational on me, is very pleasant. Thus a thumbs up - give and take the acid rain. 3.25/5.
16th March, 2017
Rose Ikebana is a pale, transparent and hyper-clean rose built around a smooth woody bone structure with the typical sour facet which has become one of the distinctive (yet not necessarily interesting) traces of modern Hermes.

What I would classify as a *politically correct* fragrance. Nice, inoffensive, civilized, decent and eventually unexciting.

03rd November, 2014
A pale lightly fruity rose scent with undercurrents of what smells like grapefruit to my nose. And I concur with Rickbr with reference to its thematic similarity to JC Ellena's past work in Kelly Caleche. Rose Ikebana however doesn't excite me. There were times when I enjoyed its serene nature but there were more times when I simply felt indifferent towards it. Compared to the vibrant elegance of Creed's Fleur de The Rose Bulgare, this feels positively sedate. A neutral rating for this scent is probably as Zen as it gets.
25th September, 2014
A sparkling rose wrapped in silk.

This fragrance has a truly beautiful smell to it. I really love Rose in all forms and this one is just exquisite!

Rose Ikebana is inspired by the texture of Silk, and the Japanese art of flower arrangement (Ikebana). As usual, Jean-Claude Ellena lends his unique style to this composition by accenting the Rose note with Grapefruit citrus and tangy Rhubarb, with a light Green Tea note in the background surrounded with bright citrus throughout.

In my opinion this is a Rose perfume for people who don't like Rose so much! Another thing I love about what Ellena has done here is that he has made it so light and refreshing that you don't get tired of smelling it. It is constantly fascinating and drawing you closer. A lot like his other creation "Iris Ukiyoé" (another one inspired by Japan). But whereas that one was the smell of Iris surrounded by bright citrus, this one is a sparkling Rose. Fresh and uplifting! Fantastic stuff.
12th July, 2014

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