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    Default New from Hermes: Galop D'Hermes

    Christine Nagel has taken over the reins at Hermes and has composed "Galop d'Hermès", to be launched in September.


    Major notes are Doblis leather, rose, saffron and quince.


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    Default Re: New from Hermes: Galop D'Hermes

    This sounds wonderful. Leather and rose for a first release is a good sign that Hermes will continue to carve its own path in the modern market.
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    Default Re: New from Hermes: Galop D'Hermes

    Perhaps this thread could be merged with: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/424...Galop-d-Hermes
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    Default Re: New from Hermes: Galop D'Hermes

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Perhaps this thread could be merged with: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/424...Galop-d-Hermes
    Will do. Everybody on that other thread will be very interested in this new information!

    Edit Note: Done. I left it in feminine because the new info still seems to be showing Hermes considering it as such.
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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    Quote Originally Posted by EMK View Post
    There really is. I got some flak over in MFD for saying I hated it, but it sticks out like a sore thumb in the Colonia collection.
    It truly does.

    I'm starting to see the green bottle as being as much of a warning, or maybe an apology, as "truth in advertising". It did catch my eye, and the atypical scent caught my attention and eventually made me grab a bottle, but after a week's worth of full wears, it just started grating on my nerves. It will become one of my once-in-a-blue-moon scents, but it simply can't be one of my favorites - no way.

    I'm very hopeful for this new Hermes - more so after reading some of the background on Scented Salamander. It looks like they're aiming it to be a "poachable feminine" - and Hermes does those well.
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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    Agree with the comments about the bottle... Bad concept IMO but interested in future male releases...

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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    I like the bottle

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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I like the bottle

    It's definitely growing on me. That picture really shows it off nicely.
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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    Has anyone tried this yet?

    It's available in Paris, so I'm assuming it's hit some other places, as well.

    I'd love to know what any of you think of it!

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    At a whole the new Galop smells as a leathery lighter version of Lancome Magnifique that was discontinued some years ago.

    I can't say this is really something new for Hermes. Not a new a style, not far from Jour d'Hermes in terms of overall perception. Christine Nagel just rethought what J-C Ellena already created.

    Galop is airy, leathery and spicy. Not sweet absolutely. I do smell leather of Cuir d'Ange, fresh spiceness and roses Lancome Magnifique and ISO e super mixed together. Mature and beautiful, if you like leather.
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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    I smelled this yesterday. I got a delicate leather and rose scent unfortunately overpowered for the first hour by an unpleasantly pissy cassis bud note. Too bad, as I enjoy the rest of it.

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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    Hermes already has a rose/leather scent: Kelly Caleche - how does this one differ?
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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    Hmm, Galop definitely didn't smell like Kelly Caleche. I am not good at picking out notes but Galop smells lighter/softer and less sharp to me than KC.

    After reading Fragrantica, KC has more fruity floral notes which Galop doesn't have.
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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    Thanks cazaubon
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    I tested this over the weekend.

    It's very much a "berry" scent - blackberry/raspberry, plus leather, and a subtle rose background. It's very nice, very unisex, and rather subdued. I now understand why they released it in "parfum", because it really needed that kick. Either way, it still wears like an EDP.

    Any comparisons to Kelly Caleche are valid, they're in the same family. Still, they're different enough, and clearly by different perfumers.

    Verdict - very good, if you like berries.
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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    ,,,
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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    Fantastic link!
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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    Finally got my nose on this. Brilliant bottle (but then, I liked the Louvre's pyramid right from the get go) and a really lovely scent worthy of the Hermes name in its heyday (pre-Ellena) and a return to its core mission and brand promise. If you do not get the stirrup reference then perhaps Hermes is not for you--it is okay, there are plenty of other houses to chose from. Pretty, definitely feminine, this is what I think my daughter--whose first scent was Kelly Caleche--will grow into.
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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    I smelled the Galop in Europe. Very interesting and, as Turin said, definitely not mainstream. I get a light leather plus some strange fruity notes. The fruits are slightly sour and rotten, as if they were starting to ooze. Nagel had already explored rotten fruit notes in Archives 69; this is not as strong as this, but there's a hint0. In fact, in a thread a couple of years ago, I had expressed my wish for a rotten fruit leather
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    I'm glad this goes in that direction.

    I have smelled only on paper, so I don't know about the drydown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMK View Post
    There really is. I got some flak over in MFD for saying I hated it, but it sticks out like a sore thumb in the Colonia collection.
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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    I finally bought it (the refill bottle, which is cheaper than the stirrup bottle). Same opinion. Very soft leather with floral, animalic, and overripe fruit notes. On skin, it is quite soft, despite the fact that it is called a "pure parfum" by the SA, and of course one would like a bit more oomph. But I guess Nagel couldn't move away from the ellena style too fast. Great anyway.

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    It reminds me of La Martina Bayres Hombre. The perfume is from 2007 and is no longer produced. I'm just talking about the shape of a bottle


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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    Quote Originally Posted by Zdenek View Post
    It reminds me of La Martina Bayres Hombre. The perfume is from 2007 and is no longer produced. I'm just talking about the shape of a bottle

    WOW! That is VERY close!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I finally bought it (the refill bottle, which is cheaper than the stirrup bottle). Same opinion. Very soft leather with floral, animalic, and overripe fruit notes. On skin, it is quite soft, despite the fact that it is called a "pure parfum" by the SA, and of course one would like a bit more oomph. But I guess Nagel couldn't move away from the ellena style too fast. Great anyway.

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    How do you find its strength when compared to Azuree or Bandit?

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    Le Galop is more subdued than butch leathers like Azuree (at least vintage ones) or Bandit. It does last well, though. Apart from strength, it's really a different style. Azuree and especially Bandit are confident, aggressive leathers, Le Galop is smoother, less leathery, but more musky and strange, more a purr than a whip.

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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Le Galop is more subdued than butch leathers like Azuree (at least vintage ones) or Bandit. It does last well, though. Apart from strength, it's really a different style. Azuree and especially Bandit are confident, aggressive leathers, Le Galop is smoother, less leathery, but more musky and strange, more a purr than a whip.

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    Thank you, I liked Galop based on the couple of times I tried it at stores, but my Achilles' heel with Hermes almost always is volume and duration. I shall try and get a sample/decant to try it on skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    How do you find its strength when compared to Azuree or Bandit?
    Yeah nothing alike. It's weird to even call GdH a leather scent. It's sort of leathery in the same style that Kelly Caleche is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Yeah nothing alike. It's weird to even call GdH a leather scent. It's sort of leathery in the same style that Kelly Caleche is.
    Kelly Caleche has always been a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. I may like this one.
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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Kelly Caleche has always been a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. I may like this one.
    Galop is way more unique, in my opinion, than KC. KC always felt like a direct descendant of other Ellena fragrances. The only time I ever really enoyed KC was in the Body Cream formula that I got a chance to sample when I was a houseguest at a friends house & they had a jar of it and OMG it smelled so good in that formulation, really leathery and tart/fruity/rosy all at once. Galop is immediately different on skin...like 'what is this!?' It is hushed though, as cacio mentioned.
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