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    Default NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    The first feminine pillar by Christine Nagel. Rose and leather among the notes.

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    Oh wow
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    Thanks! I hadn't heard anything about this!
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    I hate the bottle almost as much as I hate the name - how could Hermes fail me so?

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    Roses and leather--nothing I don't like in there . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    I hate the bottle almost as much as I hate the name - how could Hermes fail me so?
    LOL!!!

    Come, come. Hermès only does two kinds of bottles - ridiculously old school or ridiculously funky. Let Hermès be Hermès!

    My wife is into their horsey products almost as much as I'm into their frags. Looks like interbreeding between their current stirrup lineup:



    I'd read that Hermès was trying to get back to their equestrian roots. Sure looks that way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    LOL!!!

    Come, come. Hermès only does two kinds of bottles - ridiculously old school or ridiculously funky. Let Hermès be Hermès!

    My wife is into their horsey products almost as much as I'm into their frags. Looks like interbreeding between their current stirrup lineup:

    I'd read that Hermès was trying to get back to their equestrian roots. Sure looks that way!
    True! It's just....SO hideous. I don't think most people (outside of Hermes fans) would see it as a stirrup. Wrong. Just wrong. May as well throw the Voyage bottle in that category as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    True! It's just....SO hideous. I don't think most people (outside of Hermes fans) would see it as a stirrup. Wrong. Just wrong. May as well throw the Voyage bottle in that category as well.
    I'm still drawing a blank on the Voyage bottle. The big one reminds me of a Japanese pencil sharpener (the Japanese make *outstanding* pencil sharpeners, BTW). Doubt it's that.

    In any case, this fragrance is of extreme interest to me. Please, please, please let it be guy-friendly!!!
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    Yes, the bottle is really awful. How are you supposed to hold it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    I'm still drawing a blank on the Voyage bottle. The big one reminds me of a Japanese pencil sharpener (the Japanese make *outstanding* pencil sharpeners, BTW). Doubt it's that.

    In any case, this fragrance is of extreme interest to me. Please, please, please let it be guy-friendly!!!
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26131559.html

    I'm just not a fan of useless function in this case - sliding the cover over the sprayer makes it look awkward and weird....like you should be able to push it down to seal it, but you can't.

    And what is with Hermes' fascination with putting perfume bottles on necklaces? Do they think someone will wear a perfume bottle? https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.10.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26131559.html

    I'm just not a fan of useless function in this case - sliding the cover over the sprayer makes it look awkward and weird....like you should be able to push it down to seal it, but you can't.

    And what is with Hermes' fascination with putting perfume bottles on necklaces? Do they think someone will wear a perfume bottle? https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.10.jpg
    Found more info on the Voyage bottle:

    http://usa.hermes.com/perfumes/to-sh...-d-hermes.html

    https://hammerandpopsicle.wordpress....oyage-dhermes/

    I knew it looked like some kind of ultra-modernized steampunk object, or was based on some kind of navigational or cartographic tool. Folding magnifier - OK - got it. LOL! I love those things, but I do find the Voyage bottle mildly annoying in spite of some sort of coolness.

    Wearing a perfume bottle? LOL - I think I'm in love with the idea of a woman who would do that! It's like the rapper-necklace version of the scented locket. BNer for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Yes, the bottle is really awful. How are you supposed to hold it?


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    Wow, hideous presentation and the name isn't great either. But will sniff it anyway.

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    Y'all are right; the name is dreadful. What are they smoking at Hermès?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    I'm still drawing a blank on the Voyage bottle. The big one reminds me of a Japanese pencil sharpener (the Japanese make *outstanding* pencil sharpeners, BTW). Doubt it's that.

    In any case, this fragrance is of extreme interest to me. Please, please, please let it be guy-friendly!!!
    As it is Nagel creation it should be more feminine than any of Ellena's feminine creation. She's not really into unisex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Found more info on the Voyage bottle:
    Folding magnifier - OK - got it. LOL!
    Well, dang me. I always thought it was supposed to be a pocket compass. I used to have an antique one with a leather swivel cover that looked just like the Voyage bottle.

    Ugly name/bottle notwithstanding, I'm always up for a leathery rose. And with Nagel at the helm, hopefully it'll be meatier than the Ellena products. Always hoping someone will try to recreate Paco Rabanne's La Nuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    Wow, hideous presentation and the name isn't great either. But will sniff it anyway.
    I love equestrian gear, but I have to admit that the bottle is still a bit off-putting. It simply looks hard to pick up. It will be very interesting to see it and touch it in real life.

    I am assuming that the name also references dance - when I looked up galop, the first thing that pops up is the dance named after the horse's gallop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thediamondsea View Post
    Y'all are right; the name is dreadful. What are they smoking at Hermès?
    Horsefeathers!

    Quote Originally Posted by AntonPan View Post
    As it is Nagel creation it should be more feminine than any of Ellena's feminine creation. She's not really into unisex.
    Given her past work, I have to agree. She's done a boatload of feminines. I just hope that, since feminine leathers are generally easy for guys to poach, she doesn't go TOO girly on it.

    It's really a shame. My wife loves the horse stuff, and she loves rose, but she's generally not a fan of leather, except in MY fragrances.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Well, dang me. I always thought it was supposed to be a pocket compass. I used to have an antique one with a leather swivel cover that looked just like the Voyage bottle.

    Ugly name/bottle notwithstanding, I'm always up for a leathery rose. And with Nagel at the helm, hopefully it'll be meatier than the Ellena products. Always hoping someone will try to recreate Paco Rabanne's La Nuit.
    Pocket compass actually sounds more like it.

    Yes, I agree with the expectation that this will be more substantial - and I hope they let her go there. I own a few of her things, and they are not shy. Hermès could use a bit of that, after years of Ellena transparency.
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    Well, but she did create some unisex stuff. The lovely Eau de Cartier for example. After a decade or so I might get another bottle of this for summer.

    It looks interesting so far, although I'm not sure if fragrantica had full information as I guess there should be other notes as well?
    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/H...mes-39584.html

    Will try it, but here in Germany it will be at counters a few months later anyway.. Maybe for christmas..
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    This might actually be something my granddaughter might be interested in.
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    Default Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    Reminds me a line from my favorite poem by Victor Hugo:

    ".....cet arbre si grand,
    Qu’un cheval au galop met, toujours en courant,
    Cent ans à sortir de son ombre?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviatt View Post
    Reminds me a line from my favorite poem by Victor Hugo:

    ".....cet arbre si grand,
    Qu’un cheval au galop met, toujours en courant,
    Cent ans à sortir de son ombre?"
    Thanks for that. Amazing how much one can learn by tracking down the full context of a single word.
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    Marketing strategy (the equestrian theme) to differentiate themselves from the competition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Marketing strategy (the equestrian theme) to differentiate themselves from the competition.
    Definitely agreed there. I'm thinking that this strategy might somehow be protective against LVMH takeover, but I'm not sure how that would work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Definitely agreed there. I'm thinking that this strategy might somehow be protective against LVMH takeover, but I'm not sure how that would work.
    Although in the last year, LVMH have released this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by EMK View Post
    Although in the last year, LVMH have released this:

    I hated it upon first sniff, smelled like a completely chemical try to re-create an 80's scent.
    The synthetic perfume materials are supposed to enhance and support the use of natural raw materials, not to replace them, nor in any way to beat them off the market. The synthetic chemicals present a certain challenge to nature, and the perfumer can assist nature in her fight by utilizing the synthetic materials to the advantage of the natural raw materials. (S. Arctander)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    I hate the bottle almost as much as I hate the name - how could Hermes fail me so?
    LOL, with my morning eyes I first read Gallop of the Horses.

    Can't really be a perfume, can it? Oh wait, it's an Hermes! Close enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMK View Post
    Although in the last year, LVMH have released this:

    Perhaps ^^^^ should be interpreted as in the direction of "certain companies"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NebelGeîst View Post
    I hated it upon first sniff, smelled like a completely chemical try to re-create an 80's scent.
    I liked it for a while, but there is something truly annoying about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    I liked it for a while, but there is something truly annoying about it.
    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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