Hermes Eau des Merveilles

3.8

163 reviews

63% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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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!!

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other

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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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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 d’Orange Verte) and I didn’t 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 don’t 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.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

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!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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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.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

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.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

One of my Favorites. When i first smelled this from the bottle i thought it was wonderful and would be great for casual wear when i didn't want to smell like a flower or a PEZ. it had a slight masculine edge to it which i like sometimes. I sprayed it on my wrist and as time went on it developed into the most subtle sexy skin fragarnce i have ever smelled. It melted into my skin and made it smell warm and sultry. very unusual fragrance. I later read that it was created upside down. It is versatile also. Sometimes i layer it with my Orange scented shower cream and body butter which gives the perfume a brighter fresher feeling and sometimes i will use it with my egyptian musk scented creams which give it a deeper more sophisticated character. I can really use it with many things. Vanilla's, Verbena's, Lemon's, Patchouli's, Coconut's. I like it.

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

It has a certain magical quality to it, like memories of past Christmases or something to that effect ..it is a beautiful fragrance, but it has a definite masculine edge to it..and on me it has the smell of an expensive soap??!
so I gave it away..I love the bottle, I loved smelling it, but I didnt feel ME wearing it!!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This is one of my all time favorite summer scents. I've never quite smelled anything like this.
IT comes is a pretty orange shimmery bottle.

The smell is very unusual, but pleasant at the same time, there is a hint of some type of spice but its still very fresh and pleasant!!!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a great summer scent - I feel relaxed and transported to the beach in my mind when I spritz it on! Fabulous rendition of ambergris... I love the saltiness!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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