Parfum d'Hermès (1984)Eau de Toilette

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Parfum d'Hermès (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Hermès for women and was released in 1984. The scent is floral-woody. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Bergamot, Galbanum, Hyacinth
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris, Jasmine, Rose, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Spices, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver, Frankincense, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

8.3 (60 Ratings)

Longevity

8.6 (46 Ratings)

Sillage

7.9 (44 Ratings)

Bottle

8.2 (56 Ratings)
Submitted by Sani, last update on 11.03.2020.
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Reviews

9.5
Scent
7
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Jubilation

5 Reviews
Jubilation
Jubilation
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Hermes' masterpiece
It was back in 1984 when this magnificent perfume was launched in the hermes house, the texture and weave of which is typical of the brand.
The great perfumer raymond chaillan has composed this monument of olfactory art together with the mythical akiko kamei. The idea was to produce a perfume of the highest quality that could fully represent the maison throughout the world, moving away from the genre of hermes.
And so, from the bunch of innumerable trials came this magnificent chypree where the floral heart revolves around the absolute of rose.
The opening is citric (bergamot) dense and aldehyde almost metallic, a freshness typical of female chypreas, where the aldehydes enter the scene in a bursting way. After this very fresh and metallic phase, the green aspect of the perfume comes out, with galbanum and hyacinth giving a strongly harsh, rigid and floral scent. Followed by the beautiful iris that submerges a red and bloody rose that is the master throughout the composition.
The rose is accompanied by an indole jasmine and ylang ylang creating a dusty flower.
The rose is also well built with warm and smoky myrrh that makes the flower warm, bloody and seductive, also the sandalwood together with cedar wood create a woody background that after the first hour is already remarkable. The result is a magnificent floral chypre where the rose is the undisputed protagonist of the entire composition.
A rose that has many faces: sometimes it is cold (pink and aldehydes) of the other is strongly pungent (pink and hyacinth) but the base is certainly a rose made oriental with lots of myrrh resin and sandalwood.
This composition is similar during the early stages of development to guerlain chamade (which does not become warm and velvety as parfum d'hermes) so there is a very strong association with the mythical guerlain chypree. This similarity is very marked because they share many common notes: bergamot, hyacinth, rose, jasmine, galbanum and sandalwood.
The combination of pink and sandalwood in many places has similarities with another great Guerlain: Samsara. It is a sweet and velvety powderiness, a warm appearance that is given by the large amounts of sandalwood that is expressed in both perfumes.
The result is a perfume with a luxurious luminosity, a powdery warmth that warms and bewitches, the idea of velvet cinnabar color that becomes warm and seductive skin.
This perfume expresses everything that elegance and refinement can be represented by the perfume. Because this is luxury in one word: Parfum d'Hermes!!
(Reviews edt vintage version 1984)
9.5
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Cumulnimbus

76 Reviews
Cumulnimbus
Cumulnimbus
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A lost treasure
Parfum d'Hermes is a lost treasure. I would love to have a full bottle of this one but it has become too difficult to find for a reasonable price. It deserves the admiration, it is a truly timeless beauty. The blend starts with a spectacular hyacinth plus green notes top, followed by a bright and powdery combination of classic flowers which leads to a warm smoky and resinous dry down supported by spicy sweet woody solid base. It is a chic classic, not too bold still distinct. Easy to wear on daytime, long lasting enough as perfumes of the era used to be. It just makes my heart ache the fact that such a wonder has disappeared forever.
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