Hermès Wooden Medor Cuff Bracelet

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Remember the Cavale version of French Maison Hermès’ signature Collier de Chien, and Rivale bracelets? Well, aside from the use of patterned canvas straps as alternatives to its current leather and exotic options, the Parisian luxury brand has unveiled all-new cuffs which now come in wood.

Yes, you’re reading it right. Real wood which comes in two options, Olive Wood (a natural beige finish) paired with palladium-plated hardware, as well as Dyed Pearwood (black) that contrasts perfectly with gold.

Both colours will also come in 2 design variations, the Medor Fine Cuff Bracelet which features two Medor pyramid studs and a ring in the middle, and the Medor Cuff Bracelet that’s much thicker (and also higher and wider), with four Medor pyramid studs likened to the Collier de Chien.

Priced at € 550 and € 650 (USD 650 – USD 770) respectively, you can always stack both designs and wear them for a cool chunky look, considering they cost much less than a leather/exotic version.

And yes, both designs are now available worldwide. The Hermès Wooden Medor Cuff Bracelets are available at Hermès boutiques worldwideand a their website. Come into the wonderful world of Hermès.

 

 

 

 

Hermès Un Jardin Sur La Lagune

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French Maison Hermès is one of the most luxurious fashion houses in the world that crafts elegant clothing lines and chic perfumes. Founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermèsthe brand boasts with its stylish looks and unusual cuts. All Hermès Perfumes are elegant, sensual, timeless and delicate. Each Hermès Perfume is full of intense and invigorating freshness. The first Hermès perfume showed up in 1951 with Eau d’Hermès being one of the best creative spirits in the world of fragrances.

This time, his place of paradise is none other than Un Jardin Sur La Lagune.

French Maison Hermès launches a new unisex perfume Un Jardin Sur La Lagune part of its famous Jardin Collection. This new eponymous perfume offers a new aroma of intoxicating garden notes with enchanted parenthesis. Notes that make this perfume so unique, so different and intoxicating.

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Hermès Un Jardin Sur La Lagune leads us to Venice and reveals the magic of a hidden place behind a stone wall.  Perfumer Christine Nagel uses floral notes of magnolia and Madonna lily among with sea and wood nuances to conjure up a secret garden on the water. A maritime and sunny fragrance that puts a smile on your face.

The story is about a mysterious garden that an English lord build on the water inside the lagoon in Venice at the end of the 19th century . This private garden, the biggest in Venice, that has stood still in time, is simple in all its splendor and an inexaustible source of new discoveries, when the wind and salty water left crystal deposits on the flowers.

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The illustration for the packaging of Un Jardin Sur La Lagune is signed by the famous Bosnian artist Safet Zec, an established Venetian

Hermès Un Jardin Sur La Lagune will be available in a heavy glass flacon as a 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette at selected stores worldwide and at Hermès Boutiques. Come into the wonderful world of Hermès.

 

 

 

 

Hermès reinvented its classic Terre d’Hermès scent

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Former perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena of French Maison Hermès was reponsible for the creation of classic scents from the house, like Voyage d’Hermès and of course Terre d’Hermès. On the latter, which he created in 2006, he said the scent was meant to evoke the idea of, ‘Feeling the earth, lying on the ground, gazing at the sky’.

Fast forward to 12 years later, and the house’s new nose, Christine Nagel, has taken on the daunting task of reimagining Terre. Her creation: Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver. Tasked with revisiting a living olfactory heritage she brings a new intensity and vegetal slant to the scent.

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How exactly did Nagel approach the task of creating a new version that still reflected the woody and mineral elements of the original? According to Hermès, her role was like that of a ‘watchmaker fascinated by a mysterious movement’. She examined the scent from every angle in order to understand its compexities and intimate mechanics, and then deconstructed it – choosing to reassemble the scent and illuminate certain points of the fragrance.

The key ingredient is vetiver, as the name suggests, but this version is given more roundness and warmth. Nagel also transformed the original note of black pepper to Sichuan pepper – this variety is greener and more citrus, lending an energy to the scent and helping the notes to melt into each other effortlessly. Finally the bergamot orange, picked before it has reached maturity, is part of the new juice, adding a fresh, daring quality to the scent. This transforms the original juice from a woody and mineral fragrance to one that is more woody and vegetal.

 

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Hermès Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver is presented in the iconic Hermès glass bottle, and is topped with a warm brown stopper that has the appearance of leather tanned by the sun.

Hermès Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver is still utterly refined, unapologetically masculine and unerringly elegant. And from Hermès we would expect nothing less.

 

 

 

 

Hermès Sur-Mesure, If You Can Dream It, They Can Create It

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French Maison Hermès is noted for many things. Bags that are worth investing in more than property, and silk scarves that shape-shift from accessories to halter tops are among those items. What not many would know about, though, is the brand’s low-profile special projects arm, hiding in plain sight at the bottom of the French luxury auteur’s website in the form of a little tab, spelling Le Sur-Mesure. Meaning, Made-To-Measure.

With Le Sur-Mesure, the sky’s not your limit, it’s the depth of your imagination and bank account. But that’s, of course, if your even land a reply from the atelier.

Bespoke is not a novel idea, more so for the higher echelons of fashion where the world’s most well-heeled crop of consumers splurge their wealth. So for the almost-two centuries old French luxury goods house, assuming roles as tailors not merely to the sartorial needs of its affluent consumers, but also to the ‘fruit of [their] imagination’, is readily hoped for.

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The interior of an Aston Martin DB4 upholstered in gold calfskin and English green New Zealand wool (Photo: Alexis Goure).

Discreetly, Hermès has offered bespoke products to selected special clients. Founded in 1837 to serve the horse-harness needs of affluent Parisians, Hermès branched out over the subsequent 181 years into saddlery, belts, leather trunks and handbags, scarves, fragrances, wearables, lamps, wallpaper, tableware, furniture, and ready-to-wear collections – all could be customised to fit the client’s specific wishes. Le Sur-Mesure, though, aims to take that concept one step further. Throughout the brand’s expansion, Sur-Mesure has remained a constant, if low-key, offering amid the relative profusion of gleaming ‘H’ belt buckles and Birkin bags.

I like to give an artistic and sometimes twisted answer to an object’s functionality. We are not just a manufacturer; we are a house of ideas. And we like to surpass people and give some funny answers. We have a very open-minded way to approach each project, by being innovative and working with new materials. We want to give fantasy.

Axel de Beaufort, design and engineering director of special projects for Hermès Sur-Mesure

The atelier is based, along with other Hermès workshops, in the Paris suburb of Pantin. One-off projects created under its direction include a skateboard with a custom brown-leather carrying sling; a winged horse saddle in red, yellow, and orange worthy of Wonder Woman; a fastidiously stitched picnic box; and an acid-green protective case for an apple. Roller skates are in development, as are boxing gloves.

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For some, this has taken the form of custom arm chairs coated in Hermès’ iconic supple brown leather, or maybe one-off boxing gloves designed to perfectly form around their clenched knuckles. For another, it may be the seats of their exotic car to their private jet or the cabin of a 12-metre dayboat like the Rocabar.

We are not just a manufacturer; we are a house of ideas. And we like to surpass people and give some funny answers.

Axel de Beaufort, design and engineering director of special projects for Hermès Sur-Mesure

The boat, Rocabar, is a Hermès creation – not that the uninformed eye would ever discern that. Lacking the telltale ‘H’ or any other defining marker, Rocabar is the ultimate personal bauble.

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Interior view of the ‘Rocabar’, decorated with Hermès’s Savana Danse motif. (Photo: Laurent Benoit)

It could be anything: Bag, suitcase, garment, saddle, phone case or piece of furniture for your vacation home. Even the casket to your hot air balloon, or plush interior of your rare Aston Martin DB4. Whatever it is, the team of Le Sur-Mesure artisans will have it made to life and skilfully crafted just for you, using the house’s finest materials. The only catch will be that no one other than you would ever know it’s an Hermès.

It will never be written big: ‘Here is my Le Sur-Mesure Hermès bag, only the client needs to know it was made for them.

Christophe Beltrando, Hermès atelier managing director

What Beltrando would not disclose was how much any of these products could set one back. After all, giving away such information is “not really in keeping with the spirit of Le Sur-Mesure”. Something else he would not reveal: What percentage of Le Sur-Mesure’s business comes from existing Hermès clients versus new ones.

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Want to Birkin-ize your vintage car or boat? No problem. And if you’d like a cabinet that holds your luxury items to be a luxury item itself, Hermès has you covered.

As expected, the dream factory has an ultra-strict door policy. Hermès will reject requests that don’t reflect its brand values. “One guy who owned this super 1980s-style yacht talked to us”, mused Alex de Beaufort, artistic director of Le Sur-Mesure, then shook his head. “Our best ambassador is the product and we must be aware of that always”.

On top of this page, created by very talented artist Philippine Poplu, illustration of the 17 icons of the iPad app for the Hermès custom-made products (present in all stores).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hermès Sterling Silver Mini Kelly Sold For $63,750

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It’s usually Hermès’ Birkin bags that are in the news for breaking auction sales records, but this time the French maison’s other iconic bag the Kelly which has made it to the headlines. It was a Sterling Silver Mini Kelly Bag which sold for a staggering sum.

Hand-made of sterling silver, this Kelly was defenitly not bought off the shelf. Measuring 15cm features a removable Chaine D’Ancre shoulder strap is considered a masterpiece and being one of the top five most special handbags in the world.

The Hermès Sterling Silver Mini Kelly bag fetched a world record of HK$500,000 (57,500 euro -US$63,750 – £49,700) at a Spink auction in Hong Kong. Made of sterling silver, this Kelly was defenitly not bought off the shelf. It is likely extremely rare and features a single rolled top handle and a detachable Chaine D’Ancre shoulder strap and protective silver metal feet, secured with a branded sterling silver turn-lock closure on the front flap.

The bag became the spotlight in Spink’s first auction of luxury handbags and accessories. This is definitely not an everyday bag and was probably created for someone who truly loved a show stopping evening bag.

 

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Even though this sterling silver creation won the spotlight at auction, it shared the auction block with more than 100 covetable bags including a Hermès Kelly Millennium Moonlight and a Birkin So Black, which was the second-highest lot, produced in 2010, it sold for a premium-inclusive HK$300,000 (34,500 euro – $38,465 – £27,200).

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The April 18 sale comprised handbags from French Maison’s such as Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton and estimates ranged from HK$5000-500,000. The premium-inclusive auction total was HK$8.15m (937,000 euro – $1,045,000 – £742,676). – Buyer’s premium is 25%.

The deal marked a new chapter for the company in the lifestyle collectors market – it was the first live sale of handbags and accessories in Hong Kong. Founded in 1666 and headquartered in London, auction house Spink holds more than 70 auctions a year.

 

 

 

Hermes Eau de Citron Noir

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French Maison Hermès launches a new perfume for both men and women, Eau de Citron Noir. The new perfume, Hermès Eau de Citron Noir is described to be fresh aquatic/citrusy with woody elements, as well as a modern design and powerful charms.

A journey into the olfactory world of citrus notes has plunged me into the heart of the vast world, dotted with surprises, lemons. Lemon caviar, lemon hand Buddha, lemon Eureka … So many original lemons have challenged me, but it is the black lemon, so smoky, so racy, which has finally established as the high point.

Christine Nagel

Translated, Eau de Citron Noir means black lemon water, which isn’t exactly appealing to think about, especially when it comes to fragrances. But because this is also a new scent from Hermès created by house perfumer Christine Nagel, one should always expect the unexpected.

As the name of the perfume inspires, Hermès Eau de Citron Noir is really a nicely citrusy-infused perfume that has been used for so many years by men and women on their daily basis. The new fragrance follows other previous editions that were successfully launched and adored by true connoisseurs. Eau de Citron Noir describes the dark lemon note in its composition, not an intense and pungent fragrance with an aromatic aroma.

 

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Hermès Eau de Citron Noir it’s a scent you can keep refreshing yourself with. Which is also why the Eau de Citron Noir comes in 3 sizes that range from the handy 50 ml to the bag-friendly 100 ml and the largest of them all, the 200 ml bottle. All of which are now available at selected Hermès boutiques and selected stores worldwide.

Eau de Citron Noir offers more joie de vivre and energy by introducing Eau de Citron Noir Hair and Body Shower Gel, and Hand and Body Cleansing Gel – both delicately perfumed with the essence of Eau de Citron Noir, providing a pleasant feeling of day-long freshness, designed to respect skin balance. The fresh effect is immediate and long-lasting, with clear and shining notes of Eau de Citron Noir.

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Hermès Eau de Citron Noir Hair and Body Shower Gel, a hair and body formula which transforms into a pleasant, generous lather; easy to rinse. Delicately perfumed, the skin is soft and the hair shiny.

The Hermès Eau de Citron Noir Hair and Body Shower Gel is availble in a flacon of 200ml.

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Hermès Eau de Citron Noir Hand and Body Cleansing Gel, an smooth gel enriched with moisturising agents which transforms into a pleasant and easily rinsed lather. The skin is soft, supple and scented.

The Hermès Eau de Citron Noir Hand and Body Cleansing Gel is availble in a 300ml flacon with a handy pump.

 

 

 

 

Hermès opens second fragrance store in Mall of the Emirates

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Scent is an important part of life in the Middle East so it’s fitting that Hermès would open its second-ever perfume store in Dubai. Here’s what’s (quite literally) in store…

Perfume connoisseurs of the region rejoice as there’s a new store in town dedicated exclusively to scent. French Maison Hermès has just announced the opening of its brand new parfumerie in the Mall of the Emirates, after New York their second store globally to solely stock the house’s fragrance creations.

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The space was designed to evoke all senses, not just smell, with a colour palette reminiscent of the shades found in the Middle Eastern desert. Elegant and chic, the store invites visitors to explore the world of Hermès perfumes for both men and women in the most intimate of settings.

To celebrate the opening of the store, Hermès Parfums is giving its clients an exclusive preview of the five new scents in the Hermessence collection by Christine Nagel including two perfumes and three eau de toilettes housed in either fine leather or precious lizard cases.