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Hermèssence Musc Pallida (2018)
by Hermès

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Hermèssence Musc Pallida information

Year of Launch2018
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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People and companies

HouseHermès
PerfumerChristine Nagel

About Hermèssence Musc Pallida

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

Hermèssence Musc Pallida fragrance notes

Reviews of Hermèssence Musc Pallida

Musc Pallida opens beautifully, with rich animalic iris subtly flanked with fruits and flowers and quiet peppery woods. With time, the fruit pushes forward and it takes on a plum hue, which eventually becomes the focus. There's a point where a combination of prune, pepper, and smoke smell an awful lot like A-1 Steak Sauce (or possibly a plummy barbecue sauce), which made me smile at first but ended up getting on my nerves. Things fade from there, ending up as a smudge of fruity green leaves, somewhere between sour tamarind and thin, rosy geranium.

In all, I loved the intro, tolerated the quirky bbq sauce middle, and barely smell the thin drydown, so I'll average everything out with a neutral rating.
29th December, 2018
Beautiful iris musk. This is a sweet iris, not rooty; it's reminiscent of Eau d'Hiver except with a robust helping of smooth creamy musk in the base. I suspect this isn't selling well -- it wasn't even on display at the Hermes store I went to. Also, it was out of stock & and the SA told me that Cardamusc (definitely the inferior of the two) is outselling it. This is almost certainly because of the fact that, as a perfume oil, Musc Pallida takes at least 30 minutes to open up on the skin; this will not be an impulse buy for most people. (By contrast, the strident Cardamusc assaults you with a slug of cardamom right off the bat.) That's a shame, and I hope that Hermes does better to publicize this. Anyhow, this is well worth the price tag if you like iris or musk.
17th November, 2018

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