The reviews I read about the new fragrance from the symbol of chic, Hermes, are exactly what I'd expect from an eau de parfum that is so incredibly, astoundingly and perfectly unique: you just can't place it. It is, and it isn't...the ultimate contradiction. My first whiff of this one of a kind fragrance transported me immediately to a world of excitement and newness; strange and wonderful. In some reviews it is called a masterpiece. One description that made perfect sense to me was that it is "a seamless whole of many parts" (by rickyrebarco).
What is exciting is the mystery of smells: like the very essence of love, it is almost impossible to define. Pure signature mystique is what Jour d'Hermes truly is; in a word, enigmatic.
I did pick up on a hint of citrus, but so enveloped in mystery that you begin to doubt just as soon as you decide. And then that sweetness, that is almost edible...is it honeysuckle? a fruit? apple? grapefruit? and edible flower? Smell it. It'll keep you guessing. So I googled...I mean, what exactly did you put in it Jean-Claude?? And I'm not the only one enticed by this luscious mystery: I found a review of Jour d'Hermes that has only left me with a sense of wonder and wondering. I love puzzles, and the beauty of this one is that every answer is the right one: that was creator Jean-Claude Ellena's intention. A lot like reality, this eau de parfum is what you think it is. And that makes someone like me very happy. I smell earth and air, young and old, light and dark, warmth and coolness. And yes, there's something disturbing in there somewhere; it just throws you off a little...like an illicit attraction.
This is a fragrance that brings light into my day.
If you've ever heard the word 'luminosity' used when talking about a fragrance, then this is what a luminous fragrance smells like. It radiates warmth and appeal, cool luxury, the promise of deep sensuality, and alluring mystery. There's that word again. Some things are better left a mystery...n'est ce pas?!
The beauty of this fragrance is its enigmatic nose. And who wouldn't want one of that!?!