You’re about to discover a new fragrance collection that’s bound to tickle your senses and get that olfactory system going – and it happens to be housed inside the iconic orange box that screams Hermès. Introducing the new ‘Hermessence’ collection, a unique gestural experience created by perfumer Christine Nagel that adds a whole new dimension to your fragrance wardrobe.
Focusing on the number five – the number of harmony and balance – ‘Hermessence’ is all about rediscovering Nagel’s love of the Orient and its magical materials such as musk, myrrh, agarwood, and cedar. These are beautifully blended with more modern notes, which are added oh-so-subtly to create a brushstroke effect through each scent, reminiscent of watercolor strokes decorating a travel journal.
“I wanted to return to the origins of perfumery and immerse myself in its history. Each of these five creations is an individual expression of a dream of the Orient,” explains Nagel. Think: the exotic smells associated with silk roads and the heady scents of sacred rituals. With two new essences de parfum and three eaux de toilette to choose from, ranging from the warm and woody ‘Agar Ébène’ to the spicy and musky ‘Cardamusc’, there’s a scent to suit any mood or occasion.
Whether you choose to wear one alone or mix and match to create your own fragrance masterpiece, you’ll soon be lost in the world of ‘Hermessence’ – and you’ll never want to leave. The beautiful bottles are just the proverbial cherry on top, especially with it comes to the stunning leather sheaths housing the scents.
We’ll take all five, please.
The new ‘Hermessence’ collection is available at the Hermès perfume boutique in Mall of the Emirates.