Since I was and still am very impressed with the Floraïku series, which is also marketed by Memo, I had high hopes for the Hermetica sample set.
The set is visually very valuable and affordable at the same time - I always like this marketing strategy very much.
As Kovex very aptly described, Hermetica advertises in its booklet with a trendy alchemy approach that aims to perfectly combine natural and synthetic fragrances to provide a long-lasting shelf life and clear volume (H&S are really high). This alchemy floats in a new medium called "Innoscent", which does without alcohol and is said to have caring properties.
Then a small area of my wrist is at least supplied with moisture and fat. Very attentive, thank you.
Something else is deliberately omitted: On a fragrance course.
Overall, my test of the samples was sobering: About half reminded me of different variants of shower gel, blue (Greenlion) and green (Jade88) for men, pink (Rosefire) and apricot (Megalotus) for women. So after testing the "Drywaters" and "Emerald Stairways" yesterday, I jumped to the conclusion that this legendary Innoscent medium might be one that gives every fragrance the same base because it already contains fragrances.
However, this medium has a good characteristic: Some of the fragrances can be washed off relatively easily with water and soap.
Today I tested the "The Door" and "Vertical Ambers" lines. I didn't have shower gel associations, at least not with the gourmands among them.
The four individual lines of the mark each contain 3 fragrances which are arranged in a circle in the sample box. In your center you will find the source sample. So that's the star of the whole brand. Cost with 175€/100ml also 20€ more than the other fragrances. It's a good thing I kept the best until the end.
I spray and smell lemon candy.
I smell again and the sweet candy makes room for bitter woody notes.
Wait, this looks familiar to me?
Iso E Super + Lemon + Vanilla (ok, here it is Amber) = "The Sexiest Scent on the Planet (IMHO)"
The 4160 Tuesdays scent is much more beautiful.
And the moral of history'?
Buying is sometimes not worthwhile.