Bonsoir, I'm fragrant. Today I come to a Hermès fragrance that has become a classic. 24 Faubourg (EDP), named after the address of the Hermès headquarters in Paris, namely 24 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The fragrance was inspired by the light of the sun (or Mediterranean sun), which is why many accompanying texts on the fragrance also speak of a journey to the sun.
Of course you shouldn't really travel into the sun, no matter how much you (...or woman) like the sun, because the immediate proximity to the Yellow Giant would roast your tender, soft, creamy skin (aaaah.... :D) in less than a second (the question is then of course if you would be as tasty as the roasted skin of chickens... you chicks, you :DD)
Unless, of course, you're like Supergirl drawing her energy through the sun, then okay, then nothing happens to you. Great... and now I have to think about Supergirl again, bah, why does she have to be so pretty (Melissa Benoist!!!!!).
But anyway, I'll get to the scent. Whether it smells like the sun, I don't know, but it should radiate a fragrance of white flowers, which at least thrive under the sun :)
The beginning is sweetish-floral. Both fragrances, the sweetness and the floral, are quite intense. From the flowery notes I smell Ylang-Ylang, which doesn't yet seem heavy and sultry, but somehow I have the feeling that the sultriness might still come, but wait and see. I smell white flowers coming from the gardenias. Jasmine has a rather strong, sweetish fragrance, but within the next 30 minutes it becomes a little weaker, so you don't have to worry if you think the fragrance might become too sweet when you spray it on. In addition there are beautiful Neroli, and/or orange blossoms as well as Iris, which radiate a powdery aura.
For a while the fragrance remains as described. The Ylang-Ylang doesn't seem to get much stronger after all, which makes me happy, as the scent doesn't become more heavy and sultry. The powdery notes become a little more intense, which is due to the vanilla, which always radiates powdery.
In the base you can still smell flowery notes, but since the ylang-ylang weakens again under them, I think the white flowers can be smelled better again. The fragrance remains sweet, but now the sweetness also comes from the amber. A little woody it becomes still in the background, the rest remains as usual. Much later (after seven to eight hours) the sweet (amber) notes almost completely fade away and only the flowery scents remain. All in all a very nice fragrance.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is quite good, because for a while you are wrapped in a nice scent cloud, which you can smell well on one. Something tells me, however, that older versions were even more powerful... Well, the shelf life is also quite good, because the fragrance lasts at least ten hours on the skin.
The bottle is of high quality, as you would expect from Hermès. It is rectangular with slightly depressed sides, presumably intended to symbolize a stylized female figure, so that the depressed areas represent the waist. There is no label, the name of the fragrance was printed in beautiful handwriting on the bottle. The lid is gold-plated, matt and half-oval. A beautiful bottle of which there have been several collector's editions over the years.
So, it was about time that I tried the 24 Faubourg. Although I've only tried the EDP now, I think the other variations are just as nice. In any case, the EDP is a very beautiful and very feminine women's fragrance (... of course, a women's fragrance should be feminine, but you know what I mean, I hope... :D), which seems to me like a somewhat autumnal all-rounder, which you could wear in autumn, but also in winter and spring on all kinds of occasions. Lightly dosed at work or everyday, or a little more if you want to go out. He smells a bit more mature, so he's not necessarily a techno party scent, but hey, anyone can use a scent the way they want it, but I'm left with a lot of horrible scents off my body... scents like Black Orchid and stuff... he hey.
Anyway, 24 Faubourg is just like a Hermès fragrance: Fragrant, elegant, of high quality and free of smelly synthetics. So you can't do anything wrong with such a fragrance if you like flowery-sweet scents, which can also look more mature. As a point of criticism I only have to get rid of one thing: "Sunny" does not seem to me to be the scent, even if it smells like blooming flowers. Well, maybe a little, but I can't imagine a "journey to the sun" with this scent, Supergirl would have to take me there or something, hey *sigh*
In any case, the scent is a test so something of value, so... try it out! :)
With that I have reached the end of a commis again, so stop my babbling now and wish you all a nice evening :)