Hermes • Eau des Merveilles • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
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: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Wavy 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: Unknown 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.