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Hermèssence Agar Ebène (2018)
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Hermèssence Agar Ebène information

Year of Launch2018
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 11 votes)

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HouseHermès
PerfumerChristine Nagel

About Hermèssence Agar Ebène

Hermèssence Agar Ebène is a shared / unisex perfume by Hermès. The scent was launched in 2018 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Christine Nagel

Hermèssence Agar Ebène fragrance notes

Reviews of Hermèssence Agar Ebène

A soft, warm, polite incensey woods. Warm and gentle with no bold exclamations or quick moves. A subtle and quiet powdered incense stick slowly smolders in the background . . . while I sit on the cushion. That's all I get, but sometimes that is all I need. Is this Hermes or is this Unum?
09th January, 2019
I agree with the other review that said this smells like a Le Labo. It is very “bare” wood smell. No complexity, clean and bitter almost. It fits into the Hermes aesthetic. If one were to imagine an Oud scent for Hermes I think this is a good effort. However I don’t find it particularly enjoyable.

Edit: I have upgraded my review to thumbs up. When the fir shows up in the dry down, an alchemy occurs and now I keep sniffing it. I will admit this is the first Oud scent I have enjoyed. Polite and unobtrusive but refined with character. Tastefully done.
08th January, 2019 (last edited: 09th January, 2019)
There's a particular kind of fragrance nerd who is very afraid that someone will think they're wearing a feminine fragrance (the horror!). Such people are in an aesthetic cage of their own making, wearing only fragrances with a very small and constrained set of notes, all of which are along the woody/smoky axis. It's for these people that Hermes has created the sad and generic niche-by-numbers Agar Ebène, which barely qualifies as a smell let alone a fragrance - and one that costs about $250 per bottle at that. If I had smelled this blind I would have thought it was a Le Labo, which is never a good look. Between this and the equally bad Cèdre Sambac it appears that something dreadful is happening with masculine fragrances at Hermes. (By contrast, the new floral Hermessences are quite good, especially Musc Pallida.)
24th December, 2018
An agarwood fragrance as subtle as Japanese incense

If you were hoping for a deep, pungent wood offset by powerful coniferous notes, Agar Ebène will not fit the bill. I think even a smoothed out, westernized oud a la Kilian or Kurkdjian, would not suit the house aesthetic. The wood here is gentle and refined, nothing like the more abrasive oud scents on the market. It is then combined with a mellow balsam fir to form a warm, supple and refined leather that dries down to a balsamic, smoky scent.

With one spray, Agar Ebène demonstrated excellent projection that is subtle but far reaching. I’ve read somewhere that Nagel wishes for her scents to be enveloping and this is a perfect description of the experience of wearing Agar Ebène. As it is an EDT, it dried down to a skin scent for me after four hours.

To be honest, this is not to my taste as I do prefer a rougher wear. Subtle and elegant.
03rd August, 2018

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