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    Default Re: Voyage d'Hermes in stores !

    So has anyone actually seen this in a store yet? And if so, which store?
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    I received my tester today and I sprayed a bit tonight and my initital impression is Un Jardin En Mediterranee with some added spice notes. The cardamom in the middle rang out and at least this first time around I felt like there was some cumin in the drydown which was reminiscent of Ellena's Declaration for Cartier.
    This is a very classic Ellena perfume employing minimal notes. I will be testing most of the weekend and I'll talk more about it as I experience it a little more and more heavily applied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville Metro Man View Post
    I received my tester today and I sprayed a bit tonight and my initital impression is Un Jardin En Mediterranee with some added spice notes. The cardamom in the middle rang out and at least this first time around I felt like there was some cumin in the drydown which was reminiscent of Ellena's Declaration for Cartier.
    This is a very classic Ellena perfume employing minimal notes. I will be testing most of the weekend and I'll talk more about it as I experience it a little more and more heavily applied.
    It seems like everything he touches has been influenced by declaration. Declaration is like the "where's Waldo" of the JCE creations.

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    Perhaps someone should compare it with the combination of Un Jardin en Mediterranee and Declaration.

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    I also got a chance to try this today... and first impression was... Hmmm I can't smell anything! Ok I did smell something but honestly I thought this was the most disappointing hermes to date. I mean if I have to spray 20 times just to be able to smell it myself then why bother? as for the notes, well... I did get hints of Philosykos from Diptyque and I did think it's very AIRY and a bit spicy but fresh and did i mention LIGHT? I can't describe much since it's very hard to detect it unless you stick your nose to where you applied it!

    to me this is not worth the price at all, I left the store without even BOTHERING to ask for a sample!
    *2 thumbs down*
    if you are going to TRY this one I suggest you wear no perfume at all and you test it by itself (I mean this should be the only fragrance you will try that day) and ask the rep to spray at least 5 times!
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    I hate Un Jardin en Mediterranee but love most of Ellena perfumes. So it's interesting will I like Voyage d'hermes
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    Default Re: Voyage d'Hermes in stores !

    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    So has anyone actually seen this in a store yet? And if so, which store?
    Right now it is Hermes boutiques only but it will be at the department stores that carry the Hermes line in 4-6 weeks, in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    So has anyone actually seen this in a store yet? And if so, which store?
    LOL ! There was a huge clue in the topic heading that it was actually in the stores now , which is why I started the thread !!!If you read the first comment I did say I tried it in the Hermes store. Or were you just referring to stores in the USA not the RotW.
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    Tried this today on a paper strip. To me this is dead ringer for Eau de Merveilles, the feminine that many say ought to have been unisex. Voyage does not remind me of Terre at all--it is not dry like Terre is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davedude11 View Post
    Voyage does not remind me of Terre at all--it is not dry like Terre is.
    To be fair it's not like Voyage is a flanker of Terre. It's completely separate, so it's not gonna smell anything like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeghead View Post
    To be fair it's not like Voyage is a flanker of Terre. It's completely separate, so it's not gonna smell anything like it.
    That is true, but at least on Now Smell This's review it talks about Voyage having a mineral base reminiscent of TdH.
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    Tried this yesterday in Brown Thomas in Dublin. I actually think it's lovely! Very reminiscent of other JCE fragrances for Hermes, but it's still very much its own beast. It just screams summery freshness, but has a lovely warm drydown too.

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    Default Re: Voyage d'Hermes in stores !

    Quote Originally Posted by oakman View Post
    LOL ! There was a huge clue in the topic heading that it was actually in the stores now , which is why I started the thread !!!If you read the first comment I did say I tried it in the Hermes store. Or were you just referring to stores in the USA not the RotW.
    I believe mtgprox05 was referring to the fact that this IS available in Hermes stores and since it IS NOT yet available in regular department stores, when will it be. Seems like Somerville Metro Man just answered that above, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I believe mtgprox05 was referring to the fact that this IS available in Hermes stores and since it IS NOT yet available in regular department stores, when will it be.
    Brown Thomas is a multi-brand store in Dublin, sort of like a Bergdorf Goodman, I've been there - see Riverwide's post. So I guess it is already available outside of the Hermes boutques.
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    Eager to hear more comparisons from those who tested it.
    Is it really just a voyage thru a variety of Hermes scents, and that is why we get some saying un Jardin Mediterranae, some saying Eau De Merveilles, some saying Terre D'Hermes ?
    Do the Hermes boutiques have the larger bottles yet?
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    The Hermes boutiques have both sizes in stock , there is also a deodorant available . The refills are not for sale yet , a few more months before they become available , the refill is in a pressurised bottle that will fill the original bottle after unscrewing the atomiser pump , as opposed to swapping the bottle from the metal holder.

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    In UK, excluding the Hermes boutiques, its currently exclusive to Harrods. When i was in there yesterday if you bought the 100ml you also got 2 smaller(full) versions of the bottle free (in a nice bag) which also seems to emphasise the travel motif - they were small travel size bottles abut 5cm high but have the same construction with the metal sleeve & were very cute (& refillable also).

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    So I've had a few days of wearing Voyage now and I think it is a combination of three fragrances from Jean-Claude Ellena's past.
    The top is reminiscent of the Un Jardin Series both en Mediterranee and sur le Nil. Voyage has the sheer sort of bright citrus opening both of those Jardins have. It doesn’t follow up with the aquatic aspect both of those fragrances have. Instead it heads towards the territory mined by Ellena in Cartier Declaration and the flankers. In particular Declaration Eau Genereuse which marries a stronger citrus with a more in control cumin. In voyage the cumin is controlled by the addition of cardamom and ginger. The base is as described in Now Smell This all of the mineral aspect of Terre D’Hermes but you need to spray a fair bit on to get that. If you use a modest application the end just feels sort of woody. A healthy application gets that earthy mineral feel you get from Terre D’Hermes.
    I think this is going to be a big hit as it combines a number of Ellena’s most successful themes into one fragrance.
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    Altough I'm not a fan of Ellena's work, this one disappointed me a lot ... what I don't understand is how and why such a house as Hermès releases a fragrance like this: it doesn't at all reflect the spirit and the roots of Hermès; their aim is to make easy and quick money with an expensive fragrance made with cheap raw materials
    The head is very synthetic, very plastic-like neither fresh nor citrussy nor spicy and then it evolves toward a typical Ellena's mixing some notes from TDH some notes from the new Hermès' colognes and other from previous works of Ellena; as usual in Ellena's style it doesn't evolve a lot and is self contemplative
    It seems that Hermès' travels are no longer horseriding, with leather luggage, taking time to admire the landscape !

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    I tried it at Saks. I found it to be a light, fleeting version of Cartier Declaration. A big disappointment to me, and something I will be passing on.
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    By it pour it out and keep the beautiful bottle !

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    For those of you in Canada, Holt Renfrew, even the ones without Voyage d'Hermes on their shelfs, have some bottles stashed under the counter.

    As for the fragrance itself..... it's basically Jardin sur le Nil, but with the creaminess replaced by Terre d'Hermes' mineral accords. It's nice. I like it better than Jardin sur le Nil and Terre d'Hermes... but it leaves me a bit cold.

    I much, much prefer the Hermessence line. Each fragrance is so subtle, and yet so deep. You can easily over-spray any of them and not feel overwhelmed, while at the same time, you can spray just a little and feel like it's enough. I really think they're genius. It's funny how Jean-Claude Ellena keeps re-releasing varying forms of Declaration for the mainstream public (eg. TdH, Jardin sur le Nil, Voyage, Bigarade Concentree), while his less popular fragrances are where all the creativity and magic is.
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    As for the fragrance itself..... it's basically Jardin sur le Nil, but with the creaminess replaced by Terre d'Hermes' mineral accords. It's nice. I like it better than Jardin sur le Nil and Terre d'Hermes... but it leaves me a bit cold.

    I much, much prefer the Hermessence line. Each fragrance is so subtle, and yet so deep. You can easily over-spray any of them and not feel overwhelmed, while at the same time, you can spray just a little and feel like it's enough. I really think they're genius. It's funny how Jean-Claude Ellena keeps re-releasing varying forms of Declaration for the mainstream public (eg. TdH, Jardin sur le Nil, Voyage, Bigarade Concentree), while his less popular fragrances are where all the creativity and magic is.[/QUOTE]

    I agree......If you want a good Modern Hermes...Hermessence is the way to go!!! Voyage is too fleeting and pale!

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    Sorry L'aventurier I try to quote what you said...Im on my work phone...and its retarded!

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    I finally tried this today, and I'm loving it. The opening notes scream Déclaration to me. OK, it's so soft, they whisper it to me; it's that same woody cardamon note, for sure. What's different is the nice dollop of grapefruit. I also get something that smells suspiciously to my nose like civet, it only becomes detectable to me when the top notes are gone. It may be the musk or the cumin that I'm smelling, but there is something funky going on here. I also get the reference to Eau de Hermes. Great stuff for the summer. I'm giving it another trail run tomorrow.
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    O.K.Well ,so many opinions guys.I have smelled on a strip.I like it.It is very woody musky.The opening is a light greenish ,i think,not citrus because it is sweet enough for being grapefruit or orange.I detect fir and ambergris.It is manly ,i wouldn't wear it as an unisex one.
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    Have to say I gave it a little snifter this morning , it was OK but really nothing spectacular

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    I have to agree. It is a pleasant enough fragrance but nothing really special. When Terre d'Hermes was launched, it really grabbed you and made you want to try it again but this one just seems OK. As an aside, why is it so difficult to get hold of Bel Ami from stores in the UK. Both John Lewis and Fenwicks stock a range of Hermes products and can order in others like Rocabar but Bel Ami appears out of reach. Very Frustrating!

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    Tried this today. Very odd, not sure if I like it. The opening reminded me of pickled ginger you get with sushi. Incredibly similar IMO. Not gotten to the drydown yet.

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    Tried it a few days ago. Found it boring.

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