Hermes • Eau des Merveilles • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Light, airy and breezy, intertwined in yarns of sweetness and saltiness. This scent is tugging a memory of my childhood that I am struggling to recall: Ocean BeachÖCape CodÖ? Very refined and elegant, I am sensing this better on a casual, but well-dressed, very tall, dark-haired, aquiline-featured man. So maybe itís a cold scent on me? At times it renders itself as cold and detached. The mounds of salt in damp, weather-beaten wooden pails during the absolute last vestiges of the drydown are to die for. I am drawn to this scent, but I do not want it on me, only around me, preferably in a bathroom candle.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really liked this perfume, however, whenever I wore it my Mum would comment that I smelt like tobacco smoke. I don't smoke and don't want to smell like I do. It had to go.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Very different and unisex scent. Smells like a hot summer night the beach. The bottle is only so-so.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
This fragrance smells like a lighter, watered-down version of DKNY. It has soft citrusy notes along with clean aquatic ones, too, I love this fragrance so much I just wish it had a little more staying power, I will re-purchase it...smells wonderful! Update:4/16/07- this perfume is so wonderful I can't stop spraying this! So feminine yet citrusy & clean..I can't really decide WHAT it smells like but this is my #1.Love this stuff, will buy the bigger bottle next.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is such a lovely fragrance, at first it smells like citrus and amber and after 15 minutes it just melts into your skin to become a "just came back from the beach" scent,no sweetness whatsoever, clean and woody at the same time which makes it wonderful for summer.I always receive compliments both from men and women when wearing it. for this price i expect more staying power so had to put only 4 lippies instead of 5.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This stuff sells well where I live, which is strange because I live in Florida, and this stuff smells like the beach. Don't enough people living here smell enough beach? It's not inexpensive, but not dynamic enough to spend the money for in my opinion, but it's pleasant enough, if your not into smelling much. EDIT: Just sprayed some of this on my hand at Nordstrums, and walked around the mall, to let this drydown, and I still feel the same way about it, nothing special for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I visit a fragrance store every now and then and the proprietor of that store is well versed in ladies scents. I went in and asked him to show me something unusual and this is what he pulled from the shelf. I asked him to spray it on the tester card first but he begged to put it on my wrist which is unusual for this man. He promised me that it would change it 20 minutes and to give it a chance. I think he is right! It is citrusy and light and makes my nose crinkle (but in a good way). No way I can top Ciciban's review below mine....her description takes the cake and it made me laugh out loud!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Gorgeous scent! If I was a mermaid I would wear this fragrance everyday. I would wear aqua-blue dresses and aqua-blue bikinis. I would wear blue accents in my golden hair and aquamarine jewels. What a beautiful fragrance with hints of salty warm air wafting about you - just fantastic.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is my HG summer scent. It smells so unique. I donít really get any orange notes when I wear it but I do get a salty note. This may sound horrible but it smells like a fantastic skin scent, it really blends with my skin. It is not very long-lasting but I love it so much that I layer it with shower gel and body lotion. I have the 100ml edt and wear it all summer. I will definitely repurchase this as I am totally besotted!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Very nice scent... less citrusy than I would have liked or imagined, but the intensity is amazing. Lasts all day. The packaging is gorgeous (the finest epitome of art and luxury) and given the fact it came from Hermes, I guess the price is right... even if it was over $100 CDN for 100 ml (which I assume is like, 50 cents a spray)... which I think is diabolical for anything that doesn't save your life or turn water into wine. I'm just glad it wasn't MY money that bought it, and I still get to timeshare/ borrow it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have a sample of this, and I keep reaching for it because the opening notes are so attractive: a bright orange, a little spice, something warm and almost leathery (the ambergris?). And I keep reading good things about it, which make me think: maybe I can wear this after all. So I spray it on, and am convinced I love it for about a minute. It has a very strong and unique orange note--I think they call it "bitter orange"--but it smells extremely artificial to me. This is the one note that dominates, to my nose, and no matter how wonderful the other notes are they can't compete with that orange. This is one of those fragrances that I can admire for its original composition but makes me physically sick to wear.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
all i have to say is, to all of you lovers of merveilles, please stay as far away from me as possible!!! one sniff, my face goes white and my stomach literally turns. cleaners, solvents, pine sol, hospitals, funeral homes, maybe a little formaldehyde. i touched the bottle, and couldn't get the scent off my hands no matter how hard i tried. the worst part is, someone in my office has taken to it, so now i have to cover my nose for a good hour while i wait for their skin's ph to neutralize it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Okay I don't own a bottle of this -yet. However I do plan to purchase it soon. I got a sample of it and feel in love right away. Yes at first I thought it smelled a little unisex but loved the way it smelled still. So I asked my husband what he thought and he said he liked it too but would rather smell it on me than to wear it himself. Anyway I like it regardless who would wear it because it smells soooo good!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Add me to the citrus and patchouli camp... Smells a bit like a Jo Malone... except without the Jo Malone base note that I don't like. This could be a summer staple - but will have to hold for warmer weather. I like it - and I don't typically like beach-ey or citrus-ey scents!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I agree with the reviews that mention this being 'beachy' or like the ocean- but it doesn't have a calone or aquatic note- more a salty air note, if anything. This is not a sweet fragrance at all- it's woody, peppery, a bit grassy, citrussy and has a wonderful ambergris base. While I don't find it too masculine, it is definitely unisex. I find it very energizing and at the same time soothing, like walking at the beach. It lasts on clothes well, as another reviewer mentioned. I don't find it too strong or too weak. The bottle is also very pretty, but the sprayer can be a little annoying. I think it's a very sexy frag. Good for a lot of occasions but especially nice for fun, relaxing or casual times.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This smell doesn't even deserve to be called a perfume. Yes, it's that bad. Just a musty very cheap cologne kind of smell. I don't know what sexy, beach, ocean smell people are talking about. The name totally misled me, should have been named eau des stinkeilles!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Yes, this is a very polarizing fragrance...one that you either love or hate. Unfortunately I fall into the I hate it camp. Upon first spritz, I get a whiff of citrus and ocean, but that only lasts for 5 seconds. Then it degrades (imo) into some weird peppery piney powder smell. Reminds me of a closet for some reason, and I could not stand it. I think it just doesn't work with my chemistry, at least I've been using a sample so I didn't feel any guilt when I threw it out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
Ok I admit it -- I bought this for the bottle. It's fun! It denotes all fragrance should be... playful, sensual, personal. When I owned this bottle I stood it on its side and sometimes laying down. It was fun. But alas, the juice was not as fun as the bottle. It smelled like pure firewood on me. Not the way I want to smell. I got a strange chemistry for Hermes. Sample before you buy -- or buy and swap -- cause the bottle is fun!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Brown
With all the love-hate drama surrounding this fragrance, I bought this unsniffed, thinking I would definitely be joining the lovefest, based on the way it was described by enamored posters. Not so. Somehow, this smells masculine yet very perfume-y, and that's not a good combination. It also smells cheap. Highly disappointing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
This is a really nice scent, very different than most department store types. But when I first put it on, it reminded me of Narciso Rodriguez and although I generally like that on others, something instinctively makes me feel a bit nauseated when I smell it. The drydown on this was soft and lovely, I really liked it, but that first musky scent was too much of a turnoff for me.
EDIT- I am falling in LOVE! This fragrance is really beautiful, and something kept making me spray it on throughout the day for a few days. I don't smell that off-putting musk opening note, anymore. Now it's all just warm, but yet light and soft. Kind of airy in the way Dune used to smell to me....that was my first 'love' LOL! So nice to find something NOT flowery, but not like a spice den, either.