Hermes: Jour d’Hermès by Jean-Claude Ellena 2013 Perfume Review and Ad Campaign

Hermes: Jour d’Hermès by Jean-Claude Ellena 2013

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I wanted to do a review on Jour D’Hermes so I spritzed with abandon down my shirt at Hermes and got a fresh whiff of something lovely but I couldn’t identify it. Then I was captured by our fabulous SA and we talked about the new colourway for the Gloria Petyarre scarf, which in pink, lilac and orange is quite delicious, and a few other bits and pieces. Unfortunately as I left the shop all traces of fragrance had been eaten by my skin. GONE! Had not left a skerrick of anything where once it was. Sadly Jour d’Hermes is an epic fail for me. The ads though are beautiful and elegant, please enjoy them.
Portia xx
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29 comments on “Hermes: Jour d’Hermès by Jean-Claude Ellena 2013 Perfume Review and Ad Campaign

  1. brie says:

    I am sorry to hear that P 🙁 !!
    As a person whose dry skin eats perfume I can commiserate!

  2. Vanessa says:

    Oh dear! I sprayed this on skin and just forgot to pay attention to its development, but can’t recall if it disappeared prematurely or not. My vague recollection is of a big tart, juicy airy thing, a bit like a rhubarb version of Elie Saab.

  3. Annina says:

    I wasn’t impressed. I found it to be bright, fruity-ish, and some white flowers, but nothing remarkable. In fact, I thought it was disappointingly typical of many current main-stream scents. I did test it and it didn’t last very long on me – about 2 hours.

  4. FeralJasmine says:

    I’ve had this problem with every Hermes that I’ve tried, except 24 Faubourg,which goes on and on. L’Ambre des Merveilles is my favorite autumn day scent, but lasts about an hour. I think there is a skin-hex on my when it comes to Hermes.

  5. lucasai says:

    This perfume didn’t work for me at all. All I got was some mere florals and carrots.

  6. Natalie says:

    That is too bad! This one definitely lasts on me, but I like it best on a scarf rather than skin.

  7. poodle says:

    I haven’t tried this one because I had a feeling it would be a fail for me too. Now I know I was right. If your skin ate it up then mine will most likely do the same thing.

  8. fiberliza says:

    I tried it at Nordstrom and was not impressed. Honestly, although I love the Jardin series, I am tiring of Ellena’s work. It is all so m’eh.

  9. Tatiana says:

    Sorry this one didn’t last for you. There are a few scents that don’t last at all on my skin and it’s so disappointing when it happens. I think there was even an Ormonde Jayne that I could smell it as I spritzed it, but by the time it hit my skin I couldn’t detect it at all. Then there are the scrubbers that you dislike to the core of your being and they seem to last for days, no matter how much soap, water and elbow grease you apply to them.
    I truly love this one. The opening reminds me a tad of L’Artisan Batucada. For me it’s a happy spring fragrance. That said, I didn’t open my wallet for a brand new bottle. I waited until some one on FFF had a bottle that was almost full that they wanted to sell at a discount. So I lucked out. If that opportunity hadn’t presented itself I’m not sure I would have bought a full bottle. Saving my pennies for a full bottle of Mito.

  10. I heard that this is a bit too ethereal. If I’m going to pay top dollar, I want the world to smell me!

  11. ladyjicky says:

    Well , with my dry skin this will not stay for long either — how sad 🙁

  12. Undina says:

    I thought the bottle was lovely so I almost hoped to like it: it has been a while since I bought any mainstream full bottle. The first time I tested it on skin I didn’t like it much so I didn’t remember for howlongit stayed. Definitely not long enough to bother me. The second time I decided to test it a couple of days ago.It was nicer that time (still not FBW) but it disappeared withing a couple of hours – together with Eau de Pamplemousse Rose on the other wrist. I want more from my perfumes. At least 3 hours! Or I should be madly in love with it to bring a decant and keep re-applying.

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