Delicate and refreshing...
Again, I am impressed by the work of Jean-Claude Ellena. This is an example of something beautiful and something which I think is a classic in the making.
First of all, I think because this task was given to someone like Ellena, the perfume really became something special in terms of female fragrances. It's very common to have a light, fruity floral mix which smells generic. But here, the focus has been on the balance between the delicate white florals, and a beautiful citrus undertone (mainly from grapefruit). You have notes like Gardenia and sweet pea and and a delicate lightness with just a touch of creaminess beneath, but never overpowering.
One thing I like about this fragrance is that at no point does this descend into powdery floral territory. In fact it keeps this delicate floral citrus balance throughout (which in my opinion is very hard to do). Again it shows the work of a master perfumer in my view.
With regards to performance and longevity, this Eau de Parfum projects on my skin for the first 4-5 hours, with a further presence of about 2 hours after that. I feel that it does perform like an Eau de Toilette and I do with it would last longer. I can see this working very well in spring and summer, and great for wedding parties etc.
Really recommend this one as it stands out from the crowd of generic summer florals, and shows itself as something more delicate and beautiful. Really wonderful!
This is a brisk, warm-weather daytime scent that will get you out of the house, to the office, or to brunch, or out shopping without much hassle. It combines spiky grapefruit and soft, musky melon, with gardenia and lily eventually blooming to add texture, softening and bolstering the perfume to a gentle but persistent, creamy whole. Green notes freshen up the middle and prevent this composition from becoming overpoweringly sweet--just right for mornings when the senses need a little extra stimulation.
Sillage and projection are fairly minimal in cooler temperatures, but this scent blooms nicely in heat. It smells fresh, and flirts with soapy, but ultimately pulls back from the edge. But the best part of this perfume is its greenness, chilly and unexpected, peeking through its florals and fruit, adding sophistication that isn't apparent on first glance. (Nice bottle, too!)
This contemporary chypre composition might be inspired by Edmond Roudnitska's Le Parfum de Therese (Frédéric Malle).
Imagine e.g. LPDT's melon – a rather aquatic, ozonic and, not only for that reason, an unusual note in its day, the 1950s – replaced by a salty, mineral texture and mango – a successful note on the Brazilian and Asian fragrance marketplace and, maybe also for that reason, one of Jean-Claude Ellena's lately favored characters.
Let's go to the garden!that's what you'll feel like staying with one spray of JOUR d'HERMES.this perfume is like a fresh breeze on a hot day.it is not one of those fragrances that announces your arrival before you even enter the room!yet even thought it is softly elegant.it is a cute mix of interesting fruits and delicate flowers with a musky dry down. Floral, Modern,Appealing,Elegant, Fresh,Soft and Clean.
sparkling top notes of citruses and mandarin orange combination into a lush floral heart rises alongside notes of white musk to set the garden party mood.that result is a soft and fresh touched with subtle,clean freshnesss for a gentle and pamper character who knows how to appreciate life and enjoys it.the dry down is so clean and soft.
In my opinion JOUR d'HERMES is not a scent that is strictly for
the youngsters.it can be worn liberally by the young at heart as well.this is the pretty natural scent and one of those that you just wear to have fun in the sun.if you are looking for a safe and fresh Everyday scent in the Spring and Summer,this is a nice choice.the bottle is so lovely.
Longevity?About 5 hours on my skin.
I tested the EDP. I was captivated by the initial spring-y lemony floral impression, though shortly thereafter the white musk kicked in, and it became the stuff of petrochemical nightmares, not only on my skin, but on a blotter I sprayed three weeks ago that still smells strongly of white musk.
Some of the Goutals and Ellena scents have provided me with an object lesson in what happens when you try to give a lot of sillage and longevity to something inherently ethereal. I loved Eau D'Hadrien EDT so much that I thought the absolu would be even better - just more of a good thing, right? So not! When concentrated and fixed, the scent's volatile citrus oils lost their airiness and became caustic-smelling to me. Apparently part of the tantalizing effect of the Hadrien EDT was created precisely by its lower concentration.
Jour D'Hermes reminds me of my Hadrien experiment; I'd love to experience it as a fleeting EDT without this Hermes base (which also gave me trouble in Jardin sur le Toit).