rbaker's Review of H24 by Hermès

A bright opening blast, characterised by a herbal tone - clary sage and whiffs of rosemary. This herbal-green start soon develops a metallic and steely character, with a slightly marine undertone - the sclarene probably. Fresh laundry impressions come and go.

Later on floral moments are evident - mainly narcissus with whiffs of hyacinth on me, but after while a chemical laboratory sweetness becomes dominant that is a bit on the dull side.

Towards the end a woodsy component develops, which maintains the metal note and is meant to be a rosewood, but it is more nonspecific on me, and feels a bit sharp.

I get moderate sillage, very good projection, and eight hours of longevity on my skin.

The first phases of this summery creation are quite original in their successive development of herbal, metallic and floral notes. Until now a good product. Then it turns increasingly petrochemical in a way that is very deja-vu and reproduced hundred of times. The epitome of this deterioration is the woodsy impression with its sharp feel that is eerily similar to the many fake laboratory ouds that are pullulating on the shelves of the perfume sections in supermarkets at the moment. White quite all right as a scent initially, overall this results in a neutral score. 2.75/5

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    Basenotes Plus From Melbourne, New York
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