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  1. #1

    Default Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Don't know why, but I thought, Hermessence will be one scent only. Here's an info, I've found on a German perfume board.
    There are four different scents, each comes in a different colored bottle (pink, orange, beige, brown) .

    Rose Ikebana
    Ambre Narguile
    Poivre Samarcande (pepper, oriental spices)
    Vetiver Tonka

    Here's a picture of the beauties:
    imagesdeparfums.forumacti...pic231.htm

    The names only sound already quite interesting, has anybody tried them yet ?

    Cheers
    Safran

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    OMG!

    The Hermessence had there official launch today.

    I past by the Brussels Hermes boutique on my way to work and there they were, I could see them right true the glass door eventho the shop wasn't lit yet. So I went back to the store during my lunch break.

    They are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!! Even the counter where they show the fragrances is beautiful.
    Those who love Different Company's Bois d'Iris won't be disappointed: they are complex yet minimalist, rich yet airy. You can smell the 3 different steps in the fragrance pyramide very clearly, they change all the time.

    I particulary liked Poivre Samarcande. Starts a little green like Bois d'Iris, then the spices hit you but are just a bit later soften by woody notes and musk.

    Also Ambre Narguilˇ. It's a gourmand with notes of caramel, something I wouldn't have expected from Jean-Claude Ellena. He used all the ingrediants that Serge Lutens uses (like labdanum, cinnamon, honey, vanilla,...) but worked in an oposite way. It's like a soft blanket to wrap yourself in.

    Mike C is going to go bananas for Vetiver Tonka. It's classic and sexy at the same time. The start is very fresh and citrussy, then rather floral and fruity but ends Źsensual with a contrast of the soft tonka bean and smokey grilled hazelnut.

    The one I have to re-sample is Rose Ikebana. A very delicat green rose.

    The boutique didn't have the 90 euro sampler box with 4 purse sprays. Because that's what I really wanted! >

    Anyways they gave me 2 samples (Poivre and Vetiver) and a little booklet.

    The lady who served me was actually Źfrom parfums Hermes (not from the store) and was specially there for the launch day. I tried to make her say more about Jean-Claude Ellena's next year themed cologne (in the style of Un Jardin) but she didn't want to say anything, not even Hermes next years theme (this year it's magic). All she said was: "At Hermes we take one step at a time." Ok that was a great answer but left me a bit frustrated.

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    Thanks Cedric, they do sound amazing. I already want the Ambre Narguilˇ without sampling!
    'I am not difficult, I am definite!' - Hedy Lamarr

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    Wow!,Wow!,Wow!, ŹGreen of envy here!
    The vetiver tonka sound fantastic."soft tonkabean with grilled hazelnut" ŹI just purchaced L'Artisan Mechant Loup and I Loved the hazelnut note.

    I'll never smell them Źthough , because there's no Hermes shop in the Netherlands. And then there's the price.

    You lucky devil!

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    Ladylonestar
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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Cedric, are these what you posted about on the "old" new board? Serpent went crazy with excitement so I know he'll be green of envy, too, Eric!

    Like Levannah, I already want Ambre Narguilˇ without sampling!

    Thanks, Safran!

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Thanks Cedric for sharing the news. I could see all your excitement thru your words:-))
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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Quote Originally Posted by Ladylonestar
    Cedric, are these what you posted about on the "old" new board? ŹSerpent went crazy with excitement so I know he'll be green of envy, too, Eric!

    Like Levannah, I already want Ambre Narguilˇ without sampling!

    Thanks, Safran!
    Yes it's about that line!
    I think Serpent tried to sampled them during his last trip to Rodeo Drive, but they weren't out yet.

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    Ladylonestar
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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Thanks for the reviews, Cedric. They all sound fabulous, but the Ambre Narguilˇ just really jumped out at me!

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Poivre Samarcande. Starts a little green like Bois d'Iris, then the spices hit you but are just a bit later soften by woody notes and musk.

    Also Ambre Narguilˇ. It's a gourmand with notes of caramel, something I wouldn't have expected from Jean-Claude Ellena. He used all the ingrediants that Serge Lutens uses (like labdanum, cinnamon, honey, vanilla,...) but worked in an oposite way. It's like a soft blanket to wrap yourself in.


    Total lust for these two!! But they are so so soooo expensive!

    Thanks for the info Safra & the reviews Cedric!

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo_Gal
    ŹBut they are so so soooo expensive!
    No, no, no! Say it ain't so! Seems like everything I want lately is so, so, sooooo expensive! :'( My "want" list isn't too terribly long, but the dollar amount is indecent!

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo_Gal
    But they are so so soooo expensive!
    Out of curiosity, just how expenisve are they?They won't be available in my country for sure, but just in case, so I can start saving???
    'I am not difficult, I am definite!' - Hedy Lamarr

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Many thanks for the scoop & review Safran and Cedric!
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Here are the prices

    100ml spray bottle ~ 135 euro
    100ml Delux leather encased spray bottle ~ 350 euro
    -4 x 15 ml purse spray sampler box (4 in the same fragrance or the 4 different fragrances) ~ 90 euro

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    Ladylonestar
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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Mercy. :'(

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Thanks, Buffalo Gal!

    Sounds like the sample box is the only possible way to go...
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo_Gal
    100ml spray bottle ~ 135 euro
    100ml Delux leather encased spray bottle ~ 350 euro
    -4 x 15 ml purse spray sampler box (4 in the same fragrance or the 4 different fragrances) ~ 90 euro
    OMG! They are expenisive. I guess I'd go for the sampler box too. :-/
    'I am not difficult, I am definite!' - Hedy Lamarr

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    135 euros for 100ml
    that's 1.35 per 1 spray
    and that's 1.65$ per 1 spray !!

    This is not fun anymore!

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    On the other hand, I would probably adore 2 out of 4, so the other 2 bottles would just sit in my shelf and never be used. I suppose it is better to pick one you really, really love (and I have a feeling I'd go crazy for Ambre Narguilˇ). Ok, maybe if I get really rich
    'I am not difficult, I am definite!' - Hedy Lamarr

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    I'm going to go cut up my credit card now....before it's too late.

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    OMG I love Hermes. The Poivre Samarcande and Ambre Narguilˇ sound wonderful! Does anyone know about their lasting power? For that pricetag, it had better be good...
    "Too much of a good thing is wonderful." -- Mae West

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Quote Originally Posted by glorious1
    I'm going to go cut up my credit card now....before it's too late.
    Haha, I know this feeling! ;D
    'I am not difficult, I am definite!' - Hedy Lamarr

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    I really.. really shouldn«t have read this thread.. :-/

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Can't wait to sniff them all...But I too will have the Ambre Narguile without sampling..sounds fantastic...


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    Mercy is right !!!! Ź ŹI Źbetter just start saving right now because I'll probably have to have them. ŹI see some extra work days in my future. ŹThe Poivre Źis calling my name......

    Later thoughts: Wait, everything appears in discount at the etailers eventually and sooner now, than ever before...

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Quote Originally Posted by eric
    135 euros for 100ml
    that's Ź1.35 per 1 spray
    and that's Ź1.65$ Źper 1 spray !!

    This is not fun anymore!
    Remember what I told you, Eric!! Smacks . . . mgarisbn

  26. #26

    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Is is just me or is Samarcande extremely light and short-lived?

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    Default Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    it is not a heavy scent by any means.....and lasts reasonable well on me.....Of the 4 Rose died first then the poivre died next and Ambre & vetiver lasted a really long time. The poivre lasted about 6 hours on me.

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