Hermes • Eau des Merveilles • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This doesn't work for me at all. After a few minutes all I get is dry woody sharp smell which lasts and lasts for hours. No citrus at all.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm not very good at reviewing perfumes, as I am still "training" my nose- but- at first spray, Eau de Merveilles by Hermes has a very citrusy quality to it. Not long after this, it does change into a saltier quality, which I tend to like especially in the hot summer. The last notes I smell are more on the woody side. This is for sure a marine scent, I have heard others say it is not, I disagree. this smells like night time marine smell, if that makes any sense at all. Picture it almost as if you were out on the beach all day, now it's dusk ,the salt has dried to your skin, and in the distance someone has a fire going down the beach.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a bright, sunny summer scent. Eau des Merveilles is very citrussy on me - sparkling orange and lemon notes - and it also has a bath-salty quality and a hint of balsam. It's very clean-smelling, but also has depth with cedar and amber notes to round it out. I think it could be worn by a man, but it's certainly not aggressively masculine. It's distinctive and modern - not a pretty-pretty scent - and also outdoorsy. Very nice!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I remember hating this when I first smelled it a couple of years ago. I completely forgot about it, but then I was given a small sample last summer and therefore tested it again. That's when I fell in love with the fragrance.
I agree with those who find it beachy, salty and orangy. To me Eau des Merveilles is all that, and falls into a category all its own - it's a citrusy-marine-oriental.
This fragrance is truly unique, and so is the beautiful bottle it comes in.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Very different scent. It really makes me think of the sea.
I donīt know any perfume like this one.
IMO this is more masculine than feminine.
Interesting, but not my kind of fragrance.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This is one of my favorite perfumes ever! As one of the other reviwers said, it is "Woody, peppery, spicy... almost dusty (but in a good way). Dark, mysterious, elegant, and somewhat aggressive (almost unisex)."Thats exactly how i would describe it. I do tend to wear this during the winter and fall more than the summer, but i could see it working for that as well. This perfume has that special something that I dont find that often.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Oh, I so LOVED this perfume!!! This is a wonderful citrusy fragrance, nothing like Clinique Happy which is nauseating. It's absolutely exciting and simply unique. It makes me feel self confident, and sofisticated. To me it's best suited for office and daytime wear as it's not a very romantic perfume and exudes an aura of power rather than femininity. The only drawback is the lasting power, although very strong at the beginning, it fades in 2-3 hours. But now there is an EDP out there... maybe I'll go and check it out!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Woody, peppery, spicy... almost dusty (but in a good way). Dark, mysterious, elegant, and somewhat aggressive (almost unisex). I really only feel comfortable wearing it in the fall and winter, a few spritzes under layers of clothes. It's quite strong and heavy, although gorgeous. I don't like white florals or girly-girl scents, and this one is definitely not that. It's a perfect balance of feminine and masculine, like a fragrance version of preppy clothes -- classic, outdoorsy, powerful, patrician, and androgynous.
The juice is amazing, but I don't like the bottle. I wish it stood up straight; the tilting makes me a little nervous and it looks weird sitting next to all the other bottles -- kind of throws the aesthetics of the collection off balance and it tends to get knocked over.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Thankfully, I didn't buy this product. Maybe it was just how it reacted with my skin, but the topnotes and middle notes smelled really awful on me. They were slightly more masculine, and were very pungent. It almost smelled like Petco? The base notes, however, were nice and creamy, quite vanillic, but you could hardly smell them! I'm glad I just got them to make me a sample at sephora instead of me paying for it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
One of my all-time favorites; it's sweet but not too sweet; clean but not too clean. It's like a light, unisex scent. Great for spring/summer; citrus with some warmer, exotic notes. Very nice.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Elemi, Bitter Orange, Italian lemon, Indonesian Pepper and Pink Pepper, Ambergris, Oak, Cedar, Vetiver, Balsam of Peru and Tears of Siam.
Very, very nice. Clean, uplifting, hesperidic (obviously). Nothing gravitational or intimidating about it, but still quite elegant. A little androgynous, but still attractive, and there's nothing wrong with a little androgynous dignity, especially in the workplace. One doesn't ALWAYS have to be droppin' it like it's hot, sellin' it like it's Friday and the rent is due Monday, etc. etc. etc.
I like this quite a bit better than 24 Faubourg.
And what's going on with that bottle? Weird.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
My godmother brought me this as a souvenir from a trip to Paris last fall and I absolutly adore it. Im not usually into citrus, but Eau des Mereveilles is light and clean not obnoxious and sweet like many citrusy fragrances. My only complaint is its longevity, I move around a lot at work and by mid morning this scent is completely gone. I might try the Parfume des Mereveilles and see if that suits me better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I just put this on this morning after an extended EdM holiday -- don't know why I stopped wearing it, but I did. And now that I'm back, I feel I may be wearing this obsessively for the next several weeks, to the utter exclusion of everything else. I should say that this love affair has been well over a year -- approaching two? -- in the making. I received it as a gift for Christmas and liked it well enough, but at times it would overpower me. I believe this is because I was wearing very light, "milky" fragrances at the time, and this is just *so* sparkling and fresh and clean and, honestly, austere. Now that I've been wearing heavier, rose-based frags, this is a most welcome respite! Initial spray is all pepper and citrus on me, but it's a very light, fresh pepper -- not overly strong or affronting. After about 10 minutes, it begins to settle into a pure, honest-to-goodness, bright and shiny ocean smell. I feel I must stress, however that there are two things I don't get from this ocean-y scent: 1) no biology. I smell no traces of anything green, slimy or otherwise overly ripe lying about a beach and 2) NO typical "aqua" scent! I hate both of these things and, as a result, totally avoid any and all water-related fragrances. While this conjures up images of the beach, it's a very sparse one -- sunbleached driftwood, cold sand, nobody lounging in body inappropriate swimwear, no squealing children. It's a beach on which there is only you, sand, ocean, driftwood and, perhaps, some seagrass. This is not a nostalgic fragrance for me at all. Just very clean and simple and -- I can't stress it enough, I suppose, austere. It's a thin fragrance. And it's very nice.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Can't believe I didn't review one of my fav. fragrances! I love it,
because it is so different than averything else (one of a few, these days)
On my skin it devolops beautifly, fresh and sparkly at the begining,
later settles into more masculine (but not too much) quality, never
overwhelming or heavy. It's one of those fragrances you can't overdo,
but it has great staying power. Love Hermes: I also have JdM, 24FLight,
and they are all exquisite!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I was very disappointed by this one, it felt synthetic on me, like cheap air freshener with orange flavor. This fragrance didn't develop on my skin at all, no body, no consistency. I know lots of people love it and I wish it worked for me too, but it's a no go for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Ewww..smells like aqua net hairspray on me. (????)
At first spray...all I could smell was the scent of hairspray, then it developed a bit and I could smell the orange and chocolate,
I was hopeful, but hope quickly faded,as it changed back to hairspray again, only now greatly intensified. Glad i got a sample first.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I just love this scent.....I actually didnt' like it at first but it really grew on me, and now it's my hands down favorite! Very salt-water, ocean to me. It's also slightly masculine at first, but that disappears soon, and it's just all LOVELY. Sometimes when I'm in my bathroom, I smell it even though I'm not putting it on....really gives you a lift.
Also....I get TONS of compliments on this, from women and men alike. I don't get comments about any other scent I wear.
I would take off a lippie for lasting power, but I can't bear to, I love it sooooooo much :-) Maybe I'll just get the lotion to extend it's wear.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is one of my favorites and always gets me compliments!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Love this for summer! Upon first spritz it starts a bit sharp and tickles my nose a bit...the smell reminds me of a typical masculine cologne, must be the orange and citrus notes. From the initial blast, I get a bit of a pencil shavings note, cedar? But after about twenty minutes (maybe a bit less on my skin, a bit more for whatever lands on my clothes) EdM takes becomes this great saltwater, just came from a swim in the Atlantic, scent. I smell salt on tanned, sunwarmed skin. It's simply heavenly and takes me far from my office or school to the beach. This is not ozonic to me, nor is it tropical or suntan oiled; this is straight up Atlantic Ocean, sun bleached boardwalk, seaweed, and all.
And can I tell you about the compliments? While I may wear perfume just for myself, it's always nice to be told you smell fantastic. Plus at the discount sites, it's practically a steal!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
so fresh and all class. one unique scent. harmless. i love it a lot. but then again, it's expensive. and somehow on my skin, it really doesn't last long. poof! just gone like that in just 2hours++.