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    Default New Hermes d'Orange Verte Line

    I specifically went into the Hermes boutique to try this new line of scents, if which their classic Eau d'Orange-Verte is included.

    Two new scents are included as part of the line:
    Eau de Pamplemousse Rose
    Eau de Gentiane Blanche

    Sniffing Pamplemousse Rose was basically smelling a sharp citrus scent with a pale colored rose, but strong. Think Rose Ikebana "Intense". The notes are orange, grapefruit and rose.

    Eau de Gentiane Blanche, however was where my nose perked up and I smiled. The notes are iris, musk, and incense. The notes are very sheer however. Like Poivre Samarcande without the pepper. Grayish and green tones, the musk is like a mineral musk. Incense like Temple incense. I liked it a lot!

    Which begs this question...would you buy a 100 ml bottle Eau de Cologne for $135?? Two generous sprays to the same spot barely got any lift off and was basically gone when I left the boutique. I think that since it was an EdC, lines had to be drawn. I probably would've said OK if it was $85, even if it was a smaller 50ml bottle.

    I was kinda upset going home today empty handed...to the point that I bought not one, but TWO Lutens frags online! To me, that's worthwhile and at a good price!

    Anybody try the d'Orange Verte line yet?
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    Default Re: New Hermes d'Orange Verte Line

    Thanks for posting your reviews! The Eau de Gentiane Blanche sounds like a must try for me.

    Sadly I am not near a botique. I'm waiting for their Seattle location to open this fall. However, I am a bit disapponted to hear they are $135 each. I was hoping for something more reasonable, in line with the Eau d'Orange Verte pricing.

    Did you by chance try Eau d'Orange Verte in the new packaging? I have fears of reformulations due to the oakmoss...

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    Default Re: New Hermes d'Orange Verte Line

    Good question...I didn't. I did try the Equipage on the other wrist and almost cried from its castration! It was barely there--so sad.

    I now wear d'Orange Verte Concentree and haven't looked back.
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    Default Re: New Hermes d'Orange Verte Line

    I have samples of both. I wore Eau de Pampelune Rose today. I will give it another full wearing before I comment fully on it, but for now I loved it.

    The prices are shockingly high. Ridiculous. I will only buy it if I can find it deeply discounted.
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    Default Re: New Hermes d'Orange Verte Line

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I have samples of both. I wore Eau de Pampelune Rose today. I will give it another full wearing before I comment fully on it, but for now I loved it.

    The prices are shockingly high. Ridiculous. I will only buy it if I can find it deeply discounted.
    both can be sampled at TPC , and I would not pay Hermes retail prices unless I had my venture capitalist with me and he assured me that the IPO was gold.

    But I'm very curious, and if I find I like them, Ill wait till they show up on ebay

    I refill my Eau d'Orange Verte 6.5oz bottle from 1oz bottles (group of five) for about 25 dollars on ebay. Same seller has the soaps and other things in the line.

    passing this on cause I found it here on Basenotes

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    Default Re: New Hermes d'Orange Verte Line

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I have samples of both.

    The prices are shockingly high. Ridiculous. I will only buy it if I can find it deeply discounted.
    I asked for samples too. Lucky you, mikeperez. Cocky SA said that "these scents are new--we don't have them yet". Guess I had to sport my Hermes shoes and Prada sunglasses to get any respect. Wish I had a caffeine withdrawal at that time and I would've given her my two cents. I felt like I had an Oprah discrimination incident.

    Eau de Gentiane definitely needs a heavy spraying hand if you want some kind of sillage. The 100 ml bottle would disappear in no time.

    I'm sure bottles of it will start popping up when sellers start "acquiring" them.
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    Default Re: New Hermes d'Orange Verte Line

    Thanks for the review. This is what I like about Basenotes. Getting a honest unbiased review way, way before the scent has even debut in the stores in my part of the world.

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    It can be frustrating as well when you're desperate to try it. You wouldn't believe how long it took waiting for a bottle of Dior Homme to appear on my shores!! You end up buying blind to ease the psychological pain .

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    Thanks for the review. This is what I like about Basenotes. Getting a honest unbiased review way, way before the scent has even debut in the stores in my part of the world.
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    Default Re: New Hermes d'Orange Verte Line

    SPEAK OF THE DEVIL!

    A deluxe sample of EdPR appeared on EBAY.

    Hah! Somebody's really looking to make money--$60 bucks for a 15 ml bottle.
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