Hermes • Eau des Merveilles • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Though I love perfume, I'm not a sweet, fruity-floral kind of person. Eau des Merveilles is an intruiging, salty, almost smoky-woody fragrance that I like to wear in fall and winter. Though marketed to women, I think it's really unisex in nature and a man could also wear it well (in fact, Juicy Couture's Dirty English reminds me of a stronger, more masculine -- and not as good -- version of this). Eau des Merveilles is subtle but has good lasting power; the ambergris note is compelling. It took some time to grow on me, but now this is a regular scent in my rotation. It is not "dressy" or sexy, but cozy and interesting for everyday wear. Added bonus: love the clever bottle design!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is one of the few fragrances that I own that I have gotten compliments on. A coworker of mine loved it so much that she asked me to write down the name of it for her so she could purchase it for herself. It's citrusy but warm, with musk and woods and a slightly masculine spiciness to give it depth and intrigue. Personally I am not put off by the slight masculinity, it works really well with the warmth and citrus vibe and overall, the fragrance is far from a unisex scent- I could not imagine it working well on most men. It's very original and wonderful. Unfortunately, it's also pretty expensive. I have a small 1 oz bottle received in a swap that I cherish and use sparingly. If I ever had extra funds, I would undoubtedly repurchase this fragrance.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Ultimately I decided in favor of this over Eau Claire Des Merveilles, which I like but which is too powdery. The initial smell of this is not very pleasant--sort of like an orange furniture polish. However, it's much better on drydown, although I can't describe exactly what it smells like. I'm still adjusting to it. The major reason I chose it is that one of the creators also made Elysium, my favorite fragrance ever, which I can sadly no longer get. I'll update when I get more used to this and am able to describe it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Eau des Merveilles is a boring, sweet woody ... such a dreadful little thing. There's plenty of fragrances on this market which have charted this territory at a third of the price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is my first aquaintance with Eaux by Hermes...though I'm a big Hermes lover, I simply ADORE when a perfume manages to surprise me like this one did...
I love 24 Faubourg, Caleche, Kelly Caleche, Orange Verte....most of them have those unique, signature notes only Hermes delivers. And in each and one of them that I've tried,there is a distinctive leather note that simply screams-''expensive'',''feminine'' and ''very high class''...
I stumbled upon EdM, again through a dear friend who bought a 100 ml. of it and offered some decants..of course it was an oportunity that needn't be waisted...
I vaguely remember EdM, because in my country, there's a mysterious lack of tester perfumes...so the only time I've actually put it on was from a tiny sample bottle for whom I assumed was somewhat old or even deteriorated...
EdM starts very zingy, ripe and immediately there is a big ,juicy but smoky orange...a very dry one (woody-orange), and oily elemi...you almost see orange peels drying on the summer sun, on a big wooden table...after a while-cedar...that's the woody part...and some leather...that is totally Hermes's signature component that's for sure...
this spicy note everyone's talking about is actually elemi- a component ( philipinne plant) that smells like resinoid (extracted from the gum by steam distillation), with citrusy-spicy kick...that reminds me of a scent of clean skin...
but the most beautiful part of EdM is this ''oceanic'' , salty note which is really hard to describe...a whif of algae(not like in Aqua Motu which is over the top-oceanic) and salty water in a most gorgeous way...really something special..and on the other hand, this isn't a plain ozonic-aquatic aromatic fragrance...it is extremely calm, dry,soft.....forget about Caron's Eaux Forte(E.Forte is waaay to bitter, like burnt oranges)...
and at the complete drydown there is a very weak flowery trace of pink pepper which is amazing:))
this is uberfeminine,spicy,sexy,potent and exquisite diamond amongst summery fumes....
if you like Hermes in general (yes someone said it reminded her of 24 Faubourg...well not quite, but I can see the resemblance:))- give this an absolute try....
masculine-no way!!!this is a feminine (ok, unisex) smell...don't even bother trying to put this on your boyfriend...not that he could't pull it off, just...I think he doesn't need it...
but you do!!!
excellent, unique, expensive but worth every dime.
longievity-very good on my skin (about 6,7, hours) with just 1 spritz!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Blue
This is one of my favorite scents ever. The first time I smelled this (about 5 years ago), I instantly fell in love, but I remember my fragrance tastes at that time being more on the younger side (Dior Addict 2, Coco Mademoiselle, etc.) and felt like I could never truly appreciate this, so I passed on the chance to buy it.
Now nearing 25, this is one my favorite scents that I wear nearly everyday. There is something so warm and inviting about this scent and I always get compliments on it, whether it be on a hot summer day or in the dead of winter. Whenever I catch a whiff of it, it always cheers me up. At first it smells orangy and citrusy, but after a short while, it dries down to a warm, woodsy smell. Some people have said it smells a bit manly, but to each their own. I know what I like in perfumes and this perfume is not for everyone and you have to truly appreciate all the different notes in this perfume to enjoy it. Would definitely repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Again a case of love at the second sniff. When I first smelled it I thought that it is a men scent (a remembrance of Eau díOrange Verte) and I didnít understand the visual in the ad with the young girl. But after few days I started to love this scent in an addictive way. I donít know what it is but there are some ingredients in it that remind me of two things. One is the place at the Mediterranean Sea where I used to spend my holidays when I was a child (maybe the scent of oranges, lemons, pepper, cedar and the salty air). And the other one is the smell of a virtual Mister Right, the smell that the man of my dreams would have (amber, oakmoss and vetiver) and me with him on that beach. I love, love, love this scent on summer days. But men seem to dislike it because it is not feminine enough.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
wow, what an unusual fragrance! i am not good at distinguishing particular notes of a fragrance so therefore o will describe this ETD in other ways: fresh, earthy, mysterious, clean, crisp yet warm, has depth, character, sexy. i am not a fan of fruity, flowery, sweet scents, so this one works perfectly for me. so many perfumes on the market, so many clones...but this one is in a class or category of its own! simply unique!
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is actually a beautiful if somewhat masculine scent. Masculine because there is the distinct blend of lime and cedar. The immediate topnote I get is alcohol and as this evaporates I then am transported to a cedar closet, which is a beautiful and unusual scent to experience as the main note. Behind that are the lemons and oranges but they take a very backseat to the cedar. Oranges lemons and cedar blend into something very mannish but not in a bad way. How wonderful to have no flowers at all in a scent. I am loving the cedar but must keep my arm, which I drenched in this, to my nose to smell anything.
No sillage, no staying power means no sale for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Whenever I wear this I always get asked what perfume I am wearing. I love this scent, it's so unusual and I will definitely re-purchase.