The world of fragrance is synonymous with the concept of the ‘Modern Man’, as stereotypes of smelling good have been deconstructed and have transformed from a once vein action into something of a commonality. With the idea of the modern man in mind, French Maison Hermès has created its latest olfactory experience that’s captured in a scent titled ‘H24’.
H24, a fragrance beyond the lines
Hermès H24 is considered the first major launch for men in 15 years, after Terre d’Hermès, which was created by Jean-Claude Ellena in 2006. Created by perfumer Christine Nagel, H24 looks to combine nature and technology with a sequence of contrasting scents that deliver something contemporary yet traditional, expected but still unconventional as the scent develops on your skin.
Christine Nagel, who loves to give her creations volume or texture, wanted to recreate textures of fine materials such as cashmere, silk, and velvet. The perfumer collaborated with the creative director of the men’s department of the French Maison, Véronique Nichanian, to create H2, a perfume inspired by the ready-to-wear collections and Nichanian’s opus.
I like to go towards natural, very classic raw materials, and work them using technologies that give them other renderings, other textures.
Christine Nagel, Hermès in-house perfumer
With this in mind, top notes of clary sage act as the backbone for H24, making for a botanical experience throughout the scent journey. This is combined with narcissus, rosewood, and sclarene, with the latter’s green and earthy scent soon transforming to represent the ‘modern’ part of H24 as it develops into something reminiscent of hot, metallic iron.
H24 is bottled in a design by Philippe Mouquet, whose flacon is shaped by the idea of an invisible hand that has gripped and manipulated the structure. The flacon is made of recycled glass and can be refilled. It’s packaged in a 100-percent recycled and recyclable paper box, which nods to the ideas behind the scent itself.
Hermès H24 is available in spray flacons of 50 and 100ml, a refill flacon of 125ml, and a travel spray of 15ml. at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Hermès.