Hermèssence Rose Ikebana 
Hermès (2004)

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Jean-Claude Ellena:

Beautiful and minimalist, the traditional Japanese art of ikebana – arranging bouquets of cut flowers and leaves using very few elements – ideally corresponded to a form of expression I could transpose in a perfume. The smell of a rose early in the morning, damp, sprinkled with dew, delicate and light

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There are 26 reviews of Hermèssence Rose Ikebana by Hermès.

Tartly green, it is a lip smacking rhubarb and strawberry pie. In comes wistful and tender apothecary roses, gossamer wings flitting from bud to flower, honeyed sweetness balanced with a dry spray of citrus zest. A ping of veggie, hint of pepper berry spice, and damp woods keep it interesting.
A soft breeze lapping at dewy, sun burnished skin, cooling and calming. Meandering along a garden path near the sea and branching into an open air floral and farmer’s market lush with vegetation. It has a pleasant sweaty-ness about it, a damp skin scent. Reminding me, in a small way, of Bvlgari Eau Parfumée Au Thé Vert. An aqueous rose I can wear without developing a headache. It is not mind blowing and is rather mellow, but I do very much enjoy! Longevity is around four hours. Sillage is close, yet somewhat noticeable.
Oct 1, 2020

Typical Ellena/Hermes, but in a good way. As others have said, this is essentially a study in rose, rhubarb, and cumin, all in a haze of pleasant synthetics, but the magic is that it totally works.

The rhubarb gives a sour green sharpness to the rose, while the rose brings out a citrus/mango brightness in the rhubarb. The cumin, instead of being sweaty, adds earthy depth while, at the same time, a sour rosy haze of plasticky synthetics which would normally drive me batty actually works here, giving an unexpectedly bright shining freshness.

Sniffed casually, I find that this reminds me of Ellena's Bigarade Concentree, but brighter and much less sweaty. Yes, it's weak, so many sprays are required, but I think it's worth it.
Oct 31, 2018

When I first smelled this, it was the most realistic fragrance I had ever smelled. It is like the rose is right in front of you, still wet from dew and at the most fragrantly optimal time of the day. While it is just a water cooler like most of the Hermessence line, this is beautifully realistic.
May 8, 2017

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Apr 12, 2017

Rose and rhubarb - on my skin definitely more rose, albeit lashed with a synthetic fruity sourness in the backgound - a rose in acid rain?

A pleasant bright rose; straight up and he result of good craftsmanship - well executed with moments of beauty.

The sillage is moderate, the projection excellent and the longevity five hours on my skin.

Minimalist, zen or laziness? The rose, in spite of being nothing sensational on me, is very pleasant. Thus a thumbs up - give and take the acid rain. 3.25/5.
Mar 16, 2017

Rose Ikebana is a pale, transparent and hyper-clean rose built around a smooth woody bone structure with the typical sour facet which has become one of the distinctive (yet not necessarily interesting) traces of modern Hermes.

What I would classify as a *politically correct* fragrance. Nice, inoffensive, civilized, decent and eventually unexciting.

Nov 3, 2014

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