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on 10/1/2015 9:18:00 PM
More reviews by Aimbl
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Note: I googled EdM and LOTV, and thankfully I am not hallucinating :) Boisetjasmin also mentions the note. I also retried the two other fragrances that seemed connected in my mind to EdM (below) Seville, and got a bizarre impression of sweetened corn chips on my skin. Dune also behaved differently than my first impression, becoming almost powdery Lavander. Maybe it's the full moon. By the way, I hate the bottle. If you want an example of a gorgeous lie down flask, try JAR or Caron's vintage travel flasks dotted like strawberries and capped with gilt hats similar to vintage 1950s Poivre.--------I am wondering why I cannot seem to smell the same scent as other reviewers below. I have a manufacturers sample of EdT in good condition. A generous spritz on my forearm yields a dry elemi fir; not so much cedar; not so much citrus; not so much Amber; but quite a bit of Vetiver and a lot of pink pepper; plus, a dry down that seems to have salty LOTV. I am not even sure if EdM has Vetiver or LOTV. It does dry down to a skin scent. Could be unisex IF the guy does not mind LOTV. I don't really get the beach reference either. IMO, salt does not automatically mean beach. I dislike sillage and the fact that the LOTV impression does not fade, but everything else does. For some reason, EdM does makes me want to revisit two fragrances that are richer and oiler and more powerful but also somewhat arid : Dune Dior EdT (salty orange Amber musk and wood) and l'artisan Seville a l' Aube (petit grain and orange blossom, incense and lavender. I have an earlier manufacturers sample of Dune and I cannot help but think that this is what EdM could be in parfum strength (I read somewhere that the current EdM EdP is a different formula, not made by EdT creator Ralf Schweiger, featuring chocolate and orange). Sometimes I think Dune references desert more than beach, sometimes, neither desert or beach but an early, lightly sweetened arid dry gourmand. I recall Seville a l' Aube as a powdery dry (due to Lavander) indolic orange incense. Note : Another fragrance that I think evokes similar feeling as EdM, due to its light dry peppery wood is Bois d'orage/ French lover which is IMO under appreciated in perfume reviews.
on 8/18/2015 10:46:00 AM
More reviews by sillage
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Country singer Martina McBride wears this, according to coolspotters.com, and being a MM fan, I wanted to try it. She said, "it's fresh and sexy at the same time." (ASIDE: Others mentioned in this article from "Nashville Style" mag, Dec 2013 (reported at coolspotters.com), included Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry, whose fave is BN9 Chinatown, Kimberly Schlapman, the blonde in Little Big Town, who wears MJ Daisy gifted by her husb because her daughter's name is Daisy, and she loves it -- and also Kelly Pickler, who wears Refuge by Charlotte Russe, which costs around $10),Anyway, back to Martina McBride's Eau des Merveilles:2004 launch -- notes, per parfumo.netTop Notes - Orange, LemonHeart Notes - Amber, Pepper, Pink pepper, VioletBase Notes - Oakmoss, Fir, Vetiver, CedarI'm wearing it on this hot sultry day with my office's A/C broken. A sweet orange scent, esp at first -- light & fresh -- then comes a peppery tingle and a hint of light amber. That's what I'm smelling. Light, fresh, slightly sweet, tingly-peppery orange fragrance -- with a little amber. Not terribly woody or earthy, although those notes (fir & cedar) are detectable in the base and to me, make it quite unisex -- I think a man could easily wear this.It's okay, nothing wrong with it, but I don't love it. I've never been a big fan of citrus perfumes, in general. But really, I think that for an orange-based perfume, this is good -- better than Happy or BN9 Little Italy IMHO. It's not too pungent, it doesn't turn sharp or sour on me -- it doesn't smell like Orange Glo -- well made, and for an EDT, it lasts very well. It's pretty refreshing.Lippies off for that terrible bottle design. The silver top's design makes it appear to be a removable cap -- so I pulled it off to spray -- and there was the little hose! No, the silver top is the *sprayer* -- yes, there's the little hole on the side -- but the initial look of it is very deceptive, since it has rounded edges, like a cap. Beware -- the top is a sprayer, with no cap -- and the hole may not be facing you when you first look at it. If you pull the silver sprayer piece from the little hose, as I did, it will reattach, but then it may "drool" after spraying. **sigh** I really wish I hadn't made the mistake of pulling that sprayer off -- stupid, but an easy mistake to make with this one. At first glance, it's confusing.Posh brand Hermes couldn't put a cap on top of the sprayer?? I suspect that a great deal of the appeal of Hermes fragrances -- as with their handbags -- is simply the name and its prestige factor.
on 8/27/2014 12:58:00 AM
More reviews by nursedillon
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I just honestly don't get where the good reviews are coming from! This scent smells completely like a typical old lady perfume to me. Reminiscent of my child hood and visiting my great grandma's house and smelling her perfume bottles. Very strong, over powering and just plain nasty. If I could give it zero lippies I would.
on 7/30/2014 9:48:00 AM
More reviews by thiebautrenata
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I was looking for a Hermes perfume for the summer only because it's a Hermes. I went to a Sephora in Shanghai and could try on few perfumes, 4 of them from Hermes. I find eau de marveilles was good, not too sweet, not too citric nor too orangy. A good combination and pretty refreshing in general. However, the staying power is very poor, after few hours I cannot smell anything. The price is also ridiculous, but I'm glad I had 50% off.
on 5/12/2014 3:59:00 PM
More reviews by NorthernLight1918
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Smells woody and spicy on me. A lots of pink peppers too. Looks like honey and smells like Norwegian wood. Not a flowery or fruity scent at all but this makes it unique and different. Love it!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 3/15/2014 1:09:00 PM
More reviews by maysundstrom
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
I love love this scent! Woody and spicy with a splash of orange. And the scent lingers all day long.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 5/1/2013 8:37:00 AM
More reviews by Kysyona
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Ooooh, this went totally men's aftershave on me. I had really high hopes for this, since I admire so much almost all other HERMES perfumes, but here is my chemistry in all its glory, turning milk sour, again... :-( Somewhere halfway through the drydown I could get a hint of how great this could be on someone with the right skin type. Mine absorbs any sugar and all the light florals almost entirely, and in this case it is orange zest and alcohol that are left of the original composition. Maybe a bit of fresh grass rubbed in warm hands, but the amount of alcohol post-drydown is simply overwhelming. Voyage works on me, so does Jardin Mediterranee ( my forever love!! ), faubourg 24 is also not bad (although it's not as deep as on other people I suspect ). Ah well. The Jardin series is more than enough for me to keep coming back to the HERMES counter for a shot of an olfactory delight.
on 11/10/2012 1:45:00 PM
More reviews by drdoodles
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
It is interesting to read all the comments about this perfume. Some people smell oranges, the ocean, wood, musk etc. I don't smell any off those things. I got a generous sample of this from Sephora. I really wanted a perfume that would make me smell like I was living in a orange orchard, just a mature layered scent of oranges. I would think the house of Hermes would deliver on such a product, but no this does not. I barely smell any oranges, my best description of this scent is baby powder with spicy notes. I could see how this could work for other people, but it does not work with my chemistry. There is nothing sexy about this scent, it just "exists". I will say the lasting power for me is pretty high though. So in conclusion, I am highly disappointed, I expect something better from a high end brand like Hermes.
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 10/15/2012 5:02:00 PM
More reviews by KGirl24
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
I love, love, love this perfume. It has woody and amber undertones which I love. It is expensive but it does last a while so I feel the cost is worth it. Be aware of the bottom of the bottle. It is slanted and if not put down properly it could fall over.
on 9/20/2012 4:50:00 PM
More reviews by Beauty4Ashes
Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine
While I was sampling Hermes Jardin fragrances in Sephora a few weeks ago, the SA recommended I try Eau des Merveilles. So I sprayed EdM on my arm and was not a fan. It came off as a very "loud" orange zest scent. The SA ended up giving me a sample of Mediterranee and EdM to take home even though I already made up in my mind I wasn't a fan of EdM. I'm SO glad the SA went ahead and gave me a sample of EdM because about 10 mins after I left Sephora to drive home, it began to get less orange and developed into an exquisitely blended woody, warm-spice scent. Then, once it fully dried down, it became very fresh (the ambergris, I believe, gives it its freshness) while not losing its warm woody-ness. I left the sample vial on my kitchen counter overnight and in the morning while packing my lunch I kept getting this beautiful waft of scent. It was so lovely, fresh woody at the same time. At that point, I was on a mission to get a full bottle ASAP...and I did! Just got my FB in the mail today and I'm so thrilled! I'm very pleased with this purchase and really can't rave about it enough. What I most love about it is that it's such a unique scent, but isn't super expensive. It's also not too common so I don't worry about wearing something that would be in many others' fragrance wardrobe. EdM is also a perfect transition scent from Summer to Autumn. It reminds me of being on a driftwood-filled secluded beach in cooler weather while being wrapped up in a light cashmere sweater. It's definitely unisex do to the lack of any floral notes. This is a great choice for women who want a classy, refined scent that could be worn daily, during the day or night time. It's such a refreshing alternative to the fruity-florals thatsaturate the fragrance market today. EdM is going to be used in heavy rotation by me this season. Even though it's long lasting, I plan to get the EdM body cream to layer. I highly recommend.
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
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