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 is 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!