Hermes • Eau des Merveilles • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Ooooh, this went totally men's aftershave on me. I had really high hopes for this, since I admire so much almost all other HERMES perfumes, but here is my chemistry in all its glory, turning milk sour, again... :-( Somewhere halfway through the drydown I could get a hint of how great this could be on someone with the right skin type. Mine absorbs any sugar and all the light florals almost entirely, and in this case it orange zest and alcohol that are left of the original composition. Maybe a bit of fresh grass rubbed in warm hands, but the amount of alcohol post-drydown is simply overwhelming. Voyage works on me, so does Jardin Mediterranee ( my forever love!! ), faubourg 24 is also not bad (although it's not as deep as on other people I suspect ). Ah well. The Jardin series is more than enough for me to keep coming back to the HERMES counter for a shot of an olfactory delight.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It is interesting to read all the comments about this perfume. Some people smell oranges, the ocean, wood, musk etc. I don't smell any off those things. I got a generous sample of this from Sephora. I really wanted a perfume that would make me smell like I was living in a orange orchard, just a mature layered scent of oranges. I would think the house of Hermes would deliver on such a product, but no this does not. I barely smell any oranges, my best description of this scent is baby powder with spicy notes. I could see how this could work for other people, but it does not work with my chemistry. There is nothing sexy about this scent, it just "exists". I will say the lasting power for me is pretty high though. So in conclusion, I am highly disappointed, I expect something better from a high end brand like Hermes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love, love, love this perfume. It has woody and amber undertones which I love. It is expensive but it does last a while so I feel the cost is worth it. Be aware of the bottom of the bottle. It is slanted and if not put down properly it could fall over.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
While I was sampling Hermes Jardin fragrances in Sephora a few weeks ago, the SA recommended I try Eau des Merveilles. So I sprayed EdM on my arm and was not a fan. It came off as a very "loud" orange zest scent. The SA ended up giving me a sample of Mediterranee and EdM to take home even though I already made up in my mind I wasn't a fan of EdM. I'm SO glad the SA went ahead and gave me a sample of EdM because about 10 mins after I left Sephora to drive home, it began to get less orange and developed into an exquisitely blended woody, warm-spice scent. Then, once it fully dried down, it became very fresh (the ambergris, I believe, gives it its freshness) while not losing its warm woody-ness. I left the sample vial on my kitchen counter overnight and in the morning while packing my lunch I kept getting this beautiful waft of scent. It was so lovely, fresh woody at the same time. At that point, I was on a mission to get a full bottle ASAP...and I did! Just got my FB in the mail today and I'm so thrilled! I'm very pleased with this purchase and really can't rave about it enough. What I most love about it is that it's such a unique scent, but isn't super expensive. It's also not too common so I don't worry about wearing something that would be in many others' fragrance wardrobe. EdM is also a perfect transition scent from Summer to Autumn. It reminds me of being on a driftwood-filled secluded beach in cooler weather while being wrapped up in a light cashmere sweater. It's definitely unisex do to the lack of any floral notes. This is a great choice for women who want a classy, refined scent that could be worn daily, during the day or night time. It's such a refreshing alternative to the fruity-florals thatsaturate the fragrance market today. EdM is going to be used in heavy rotation by me this season. Even though it's long lasting, I plan to get the EdM body cream to layer. I highly recommend.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I am literally BLOWN AWAY by this perfume. Years ago I had an orange-scented shampoo, conditioner, and body wash set from Hermes and decided to revisit the delightful scent by purchasing Eau des Merveilles Elixir. It is a warm, comforting, sexy, yet tasteful scent, reminiscent of curling up in a freshly laundered warm blanket with your attractive significant other. Truly a wonderful perfume. Only con is that the bottle is very strange - rather than a flat bottom, it is like the tip of an obtuse triangle - so it lays flat on either the right or left side. I am cautious every time I set it down. Best part is, it stays ALL DAY LONG. I have never in my life said this for any perfume (Lolita Lempicka perfumes have the longest lasting power that I know of, but not all day). I can put it on in the morning and when I'm showering in the evening after a long day, I can still smell the last of the lingering scent. Worth every. single. penny.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
To some people, if you have nothing nice to say, don't write a review!
I'm getting a little sick off all that "old-lady" and "cleaner" stuff. I don't know were you're noses have been, but this does not smell like "old-lady" (whatever that might smell like!) or "cleaner". If you don't like it, ok that's a person's taste, but leave the nasty comments. Now on to the smell. At first i wasn't blown away by it, it was just nice. But after a few samples, i really love it!! It's soft and warm, it reminds me a little of Molecule 01. Just a lighter and softer smell with a hint of orange. I wear M01 in the winter, this is more summery. On me EdM has decent lasting power, it get's close to the skin, but i can smell it on myself hours later.This is a perfume that i wear for ME. It feels like a soft, clean blanket that comes just out of the dryer. After a long day at the beach, you wrap yourself in it, and mmmmmmm.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I want to like this fragrance. I'm *still* trying to like it. The bottle, the ads, the name...but the actual smell just doesn't match! I imagined that it would smell more intriguing, more complex, more...just more, sort of like Lolita Lempicka's wide-eyed bohemian cousin who drinks champagne in the shower and has a sentimental attachment to "Le Petit Prince.". But preconceived ideas aside, I think I would have liked Eau des Merveilles if it smelled like anything--anything!-- but what it does, which to me smells just like the stuff my grandmother used to clean her carpets. The old-lady artificial chemical scent is guaranteed to burn my nose hairs from the first spray, and although I did manage to wear it long enough for it to dry down into an almost pleasant-smelling...something, that part was POOF! gone in a flash. I'm trying, folks. I'm looking for this beachy, summery, sparkly scent everybody keeps talking about...but all I get is the smell of recently shampooed shag carpets circa 1984.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Describing this one is kind of hard. It has no floral notes, but it remains a very refreshing and exhilarating fragrance. Love the vetiver. It is very uplifting and whenever I wear it, I feel so exclusive as I have never smelled it on anyone else (at least not in my circle of acquaintances). I understand that men can wear this as well, however, I will never share this juice with my man!! I can see how a man could wear the Eau Des, but the Elixer is definitely a masterpiece that does not seem appropriate for a man. Love the Elixer for evenings. It is very rich and fuller, and the sillage is even better than the Eau Des, which is excellent as well. I have yet to smell an Hermes fragrance that I didn't like. Master perfumers. Beautiful tilted bottle, which should be displayed.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I go floral, oriental, with some kick. This is skanky to me. I guess they call it a "dirty" note. I don't get oranges, leather, or any of the things the great noses below offer. Just arm pits. Not for me. No thanks.
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: Other
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.
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.