Hermes Jour d'Hermes




Jour d'Hermès is girlish but sophisticated. It's an ebullient floral bourrée at a time when flowers in perfume are sneered at by the young 'uns. Or seem only to be allowed smuggled under the cover of grit and oud, sheep-in-wolf's-clothing style.

But like a resolute posy pressing through a crack in the sidewalk, Jour d'Hermès asserts its right to unabashed floweriness. It's pretty and that's enough.

Jour d'Hermès is available from FragranceX.com, Sephora.com, and BeautyEncounter.com, starting at $70 for 1 oz

11 comments:

  1. I love this review Katie, and I love the casual sophistication of JC Ellena's creations. I'll seek this one out. It's great to see your beautiful smile and exciting reviews again. We've missed you!

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    1. Aw, thanks, Jennifer. "Casual sophistication" is a good way to put it.

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  2. Thank you for the great review, Katie. I recently tested this one and loved it.
    Unfortunately I found it to be very fleeting, at least on my skin. Lack of longevity is a deal breaker for me.

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    1. Thanks for the stamina report, Michal.

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  3. So excited by the prospect that floral fragrances are making a come back. Looking forward to your next review you have a teaser for.

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  4. By your description it should be 100% my kind of perfume (as are Cristalle and Envy....) but I am having issues with this one, I can't get over the citrus and wonder, is it grapefruit? It ruins the whole thing for me. Can that be? What am I smelling or not smelling?
    Cybele

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  5. oh and great review!!!
    Cybele

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    1. Thanks, Cybele. As to what you're smelling or not smelling, that's between you and your nose. But you might glean some insights from a detailed Jour d'Hermes hypothesis on Perfume Shrine by AlbertCAN:
      http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/2012/12/hermes-jour-dhermes-fragrance-review.html

      AlbertCAN analyzes Ellena's writings and scours his published formulas for clues that point to what makes Jour d'Hermes tick. See what you think.

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  6. Thank you, I looked at Perfumeshrine and, well, must be the grapefruit! To me it does not fade enough with time and somehow hinders the flowers/elegance to come out but I will give it another go. Your review sounds like all I love and I guess my nose is fooling me on this one! How do you perceive the grapefruit, Katie? You did not seem to find it very present? Cybele

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    1. The tart citrus wasn't a sore thumb to me, Cybele.

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  7. Jour d'Hermes was pretty but fleeting, like just about every single last Hermes out there. The only exception I've found is Ambre de Merveilles, which I ran out and bought...AnnieA

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