I’ve always admired Hermes for their fabulous quality and the passion for details. This comes, in spite of the fact that, I never managed to buy at least one of their craftsmanship leather products. As for the fragrances, almost two years ago in Barcelona, I bought a masculine fragrance from Hermes (Rocabar) that, although it wasn’t for me per se (it was a favor for a friend), succeeded in capturing my interest. As a result, since that time, Rocabar became my second best from Hermes, after Terre d’Hermes, a scent remain the top for me, I imagine for a long time in the future as well.
During the years I was thrilled every time I had an opportunity to sniff a scent from Hermes, however not all the tested perfumes rose to their name. Enter Jour d’Hermes, the most recent feminine fragrance from Hermes, a floral (floral green to be accurate), introduced towards the end of 2012 and developed by the house perfumer Mr. Jean-Claude Ellena. The official website speaks about “a luminous and sensual flower that flourishes”, but, at least for me, this was not the case.
One very important aspect related to Jour d’Hermes is that Hermes’s policy for this particular fragrance was not to provide any details regarding the notes, as an alternative coming up with a story according to which there were many flowers and balms employed in the process. Sampled on my wife’s skin, Jour d’Hermes revealed itself with a citrus opening, followed very quickly by a green accord that I prefer to avoid when smelling fragrances. Then, all the way until mid development and dry down, the green accord pervaded, in what I imagine it will be a blast for the fans of the genre.
The video commercial focuses on the woman’s body and introduces the tagline: “the dawn of a new fragrance”, while the packaging delivers a precious bottle with rounded edges. With a golden hue liquid and a white shaded stopper adorned with Hermes crest, this is a beautiful image of the fragrance. Sadly, in the end, this picture is all I should mention about this scent.
Hermes Jour d’Hermes Perfume Details
- Jour d’Hermes by Hermes is available in 50 and 85 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and 125 ml Eau de Parfum Spray Refill; the lasting power is below average (1 to 6 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Floral
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2012
- Perfumer: Jean-Claude Ellena
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Hermes Jour d’Hermes Video Commercial