Hermès Twilly d’Hermès

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Maison Hermès is founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès. Originally focused on equestrian accessories, the company has evolved over time into leather handbags, scarves, accessories, fashion and fragrance. For Hermès, the perfume adventure begins in 1951 with Eau d’Hermès, composed by Edmond Roudnitska, one of the greatest creative spirits of the world of fragrances. Sinds then Hermès crafts exquisite, eponymous and mouth-watering perfumes with delicate and beautiful designs.

Hermès Twilly d’Hermès is a new flamboyant fragrance for women with a fresh floral aroma. The name and inspiration are pulled from the iconic narrow silk scarves available in colorful prints that represent a carefree yet glamorous fashion accessory. Even though it is designed to please more the younger generation, it can also be an extremely popular among the elder generation due to its unpredictable spirit.

Top notes: Ginger
Heart notes: Tuberose
Base notes: Sandelwood

Created by Christine Nagel, Hermès Twilly d’Hermès has a composition around three main ingredients: Ginger – its fresh and spicy character allegedly possesses a soapy quality in this composition, Tuberose – a sweet, creamy and opulent flower that we expect to be more transparent in this interpretation, something along the way of orange blossom, and Sandalwood – warm and sweet, it gives an oriental signature to the base of the perfume. It is supposed to be spicy and sharp as the beginning, yet sweet and warm at the end due to sandalwood accords. Twilly d’Hermès has a pretty design featuring a silky ribbon around the cap with a colorful Twilly d’Hermès pattern.

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A square glass bottle, rounded on the edges, comes in a mild color of peach with the famous black hat-like stopper. The perfume bottle features a silky ribbon around the neck with a colorful Twilly d’Hermès pattern.

Hermès Twilly d’Hermès is available from September 2017 as a 30, 50 and 85 ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

  

Hermès Hermessence Muguet Porcelaine

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This years May day celebrations welcome Hermès’s new fragrance, an ode to the Lily of the Valley, ‘Muguet Porcelaine’, as a new member of the Hermessence fragrance family.

Considered a lucky charm, the French greet one another with a simple sprig or small bunch of the Lily of the Valley. A tradition passed down from King Charles IX who presented the ladies of his court with these flowers, every year on May 1. Lily of the Valley has been named the ‘mute flower’ by perfume experts, its fragrance evading all attempts to capture. Jean-Claude Ellena, the nose of Hermès, has challenged scent in this way for the first time.

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The fragrance is fresh and light, a true representation of the spring months. Muguet Porcelaine is the thirteenth fragrance in the Hermessence collection, as if created by the air of spring, the clear, simplicity of the bottle is brought to life by a vibrant green.

The difficulty of producing a viable lily of the valley note becomes all the more significant in light of the fact that Ellena chose to make it the focus of his final effort. And this, in turn, adds poignancy to the perfume’s inclusion in the Hermessence collection, which has, from its beginning, been Ellena’s exclusive playground for technical and artistic exploration. Hermès Muguet Porcelaine comes to us as the final gift in a career that has marked countless enviable achievements. But it’s also the conclusive Hermès composition from an admirer and student of Edmond Roudniska,  who created not only the very first scent for Hermès (the sweaty-chested Eau D’Hermès from 1951) but also what is widely considered to be the most heart-breaking lily of the valley perfume of all time, Christian Dior’s Diorissimo (1956). You can see how all these layers and connections tie themselves up in increasingly heavy knots.

I wanted to snatch the fragrance of these flowers from the dawn sky, together with that of the foliage that envelopes them. And then in a cerebral way, I worked on the coolness of the aura, the delicacy of its opalescence and the ethereal nature of its existence.

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As an attempt to create a 21st century lily of the valley, Muguet Porcelaine is brave, beautiful and not entirely successful. Presumably in an effort to create an unisex fragrance and to work his way around today’s anti-allergen restrictions, Ellena has decided to create his lily with the help of a melon-like lychee note. This serves to make the muguet not, as the perfume’s name would suggest, more fragile, but more aqueous and perhaps even more insistent. It can’t be denied that the fruity aspect is incongruous, but even while it disappoints with its lack of realism, it impresses with its sheer chutzpah. You can almost picture Ellena in his lab, trying to formulate an epilogue to an illustrious career, cursing the regulations, refusing to be defeated. That determination, the bloody, minded pursuit of a hopeless cause, is what lends the scent much of its beauty. Give it a try!

Hermessence Muguet Porcelaine Eau de Toilette for women and men is available now.

Hermès Serviette for Men

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The Hermès Serviette bag is the latest collection of which is specific to men. With detail built to unzip is completely open, Epsom skin color of this bag is actually more fancy laptop case, and one that allows you to carry your Macbook Air around in style.

Hermes bag dispatches smooth indigo blue leather and silver and palladium plated metalwork. Measures: 15″ x 11″ x 1″. Delivered in its famous Hermès dustbag.

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In a few words:

The Hermès Serviette is the most beautiful way for men to appear office style.

Hermès Apple Spring 2016 Collection

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Hermès Apple Watch welcomes spring with new color collection release strap. Presenting five new color choice for hi-tech watches are fashionable. The colours are identical to the populace spring ready to provide statements that are bold and playful. Hermès Apple Watch has a classic design and inspired by the equestrian sports are still a mainstay of Hermès watches strap model for collaborative shared Apple. Here is a collection of Hermès Apple Watch spring 2016.

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Hermès Out of Africa

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Hermès has been searching through its archives and has discovered a beautiful luggage case that was specially designed for the Out of Africa author Karen Blixen.

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Otherwise known as Isak Dineson, the case was one of two supposedly designed for the writer during the 30s, the first being in 1930 and the second, more complicated version in 1935.

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Reportedly the latter consumed 368 hours of work and is an extraordinarily complicated piece of luggage, truly worthy of an aristocrat facing the demanding African landscape.

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Both pieces feature delicate inlays and engraving, with most pieces finished with a baronesses’ crown and the author’s DBF monogram which stood for Dineson Blixen-Finecke, a combination of her maiden and married names. Her full title was in fact Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke.

As you can see there are a gargantuan amount of little pockets, nooks, crannies and vials that were made to house everything from spirits to smoking accessories, from playing cards to writing instruments, from perfume to sewing items, and from cosmetics to jewellery. She would have rivaled Mary Poppins.

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Sadly and interestingly, the case never seemed to make it to Africa. Blixen left the continent in 1931, (her fledgling coffee plantation at the foot of the N’gong Hills having been hit by drought and financial hardship) and so no one really knows who commissioned the exquisite case for her.

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It’s a beautiful thing and if you’re going on an extended safari, you could do a lot worse than ask Hermès to make a third…

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Jean Claude Ellena, The Diary of a Nose

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Jean-Claude Ellena is believing that composing a scent is an art form that requires all 5 senses (Click photo to enlarge).

Perfume creation is an exclusive and secretive business. After all, if you create a truly unique and successful scent, the whole world wants to copy it. So, what is the day to day life like for a nose? How is a new scent actually created? And how do you translate it into a perfume that smells nice on your skin? This book takes you on a journey in the life of one of the world’s most important perfumers Jean Claude Ellena, mastermind of many Hermès fragrances.

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Jean Claude Ellena, The Diary of a Nose’ (picture by Rebecca, La Touch de Beauté) (Click photo to enlarge)

The French bestseller The Diary of a Nose is the story behind the creation of a perfume, from the head perfumer at Hermès. Perfume creation is an exclusive and secretive endeavour. What is day to day life like for a perfume maker? How does the creation of a new scent begin? How do you capture the essence of a smell on the skin?

For one year, Jean-Claude Ellena kept a diary of his life as ‘parfumeur exclusif’ (‘le nez’ or ‘the nose’) for Hermès, and the result is this fascinating book in which he offers the reader a rare glimpse into the secrets of the perfume business and with it a peek into his mind and life. Believing that creating a scent is like creating a work of art, and describing himself as a writer using ‘olfactory colours’, he explains how all of the five senses come into play when creating a perfume. He also reveals how inspiration can come from a market stall, a landscape, or even the movement of calligraphy, and concludes this charming, perceptive diary with recipes for natural fragrances, each made up of three synthetic ingredients, to create the illusion of smells like freesia, orange blossom, grapefruit, pear, chocolate, cashew and cotton candy. This is the story of a quest to capture what is most elusive. Jean-Claude Ellena offer readers a rare insight into the secrets of his business, his art, and his life as one of the world’s most important and admired perfumers.

The book is not new, it came out in French five years ago. The English translation of the American edition 3 years. Hermès perfumes are timeless, like this book is timeless. A great present for those who love perfumes, their secrets, and everything around it….

Even if you don’t like the Hermès perfumes. You have to admit: The man is a magician, a nose, a parfumuer … His journal reveals in simple words a real secret: the creation of perfumes. Day by day, every emotion, every encounter, every precious moment is preserved. Here, everything is customary but nothing is ordinary, for this is where the magic happens. More than a chemist or composer, I’d call Ellena a poet.

Particular Books (August 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1846145597
ISBN-13:  978-1846145599

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Bel Ami

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The one and only Bel Ami man! Lukas Ridgeston

A few times I had the honor to meet Lukas Ridgeston (here in his younger days) a vèry friendly, charming, polite and classy guy. But no, this would not be an article about the French Bel Ami movie company, or about one of it’s actors, like Lukas Ridgeston. No, it’s about a beautiful classy real men’s fragrance.

Writing this article made me realize that I rarely talk about this fragrance, wich is strange, since I worked for Hermès, it’s been one of my favorites for years. Bel Ami used to be a big fat leathery powerhouse when it came out in 1986, but was reformulated a few years ago. It’s not quite a powerhouse anymore, and it’s a bit less leathery than it used to be, but it’s still great! It still comes ofd a a classic French take on the 1980’s powerhouse genre, though, and that’s what I love about it.

 

Hermes Bel Ami

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Hermès Bel Ami is still an extremely masculine scent, a real men’s fragrance. Many would say: very European in style. I love how it piles on heavy aromatic notes like cinnamon, patchouli, anise, basil, and sage on top of leather. It ballances out perfectly, and it smells warmer and richer the longer you wear it.

This is one of those fragrances where you get awesome warm whiffs rising up from under your shirt throughout the day. Wondering what’s Lukas favorite scent is….