Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
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Last Weeks Winner: Didn’t make 100 comments
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Saturday Question: What Is Your Hermès Fragrance?
Woo Hoo! How have I not thought to ask you all this before? One of my favourite houses and it has such a wealth of beautiful fragrance. Their department store offerings, the colognes, Hermessence and their vintage line ups are all very interesting and well though out. From Doblis, Caleche, Bel Ami and Amazone through Jean Claude Elena’s years as Hermès perfumer to new offerings by Christine Nagel; what is your favourite Hermès offering?
It doesn’t have to be one you own or wear. Maybe it’s a vintage that you remember or perhaps your friend wears an Hermès fragrance perfectly. None of that matters, which one speaks to you, no matter how.
This is so tricky. I have a huge collection of Hermès fragrances from very early Caleche to Eau des Merveilles Bleue and Twilly. So I’m going to go with the one I spritz most regularly. It sits in a box behind my desk chair that is full of unboxed favourites. Quite often when I can’t decide what to wear but I want to smell fabulous it’s my pick. So special because it’s originally from Michael Edwards collection, he gave it to me and it’s also special because Mum spent some time wearing it as well. Just a spritz can turn my grey skies to blue.
Vintage Caleche EdT by Hermès
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Aldehydes, Bergamot, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange blossom, Lemon, Cypress
Heart: Gardenia, Iris, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose, Ylang-ylang
Base: Amber, Oakmoss, Musk, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Vetiver, Cedar
This 1961 beauty by Guy Robert is an aldehydic floriental. Zingy aldehydes, soapy orange blossom tarted up with some greenery and a bouquet of other flowers that run through sharp to creamy and all get their moment in the sun as chorus. All undercut with a deep and warm base of amber, woods and moss. A real big, old fashioned fragrance that enters slightly ahead of you and announces your imminent arrival with a fanfare and flourish.
Though I wear a LOT of Hermès oeuvre, it is this vintage Caleche EdT that has my heart and soul.