- Apr 3, 2020
A selection of a dozen or so niche fragrance samples, from a swap.
I finally did it... I'm joining the stinky boys club. I ordered Eau d'Hermes.
Congrats! I tried to pick one up at the Hermes boutique a few months ago, but was told it's discontinued. I'm assuming it's only here in the US, as it's quite easily obtainable in France for example. I might try to get a vintage one, but otherwise, might just pick up a bottle of the current. Which did you purchase?
Eek, yea rumors of discontinuation at least in the U.S. had me tracking it on a few sites, and finally I thought this is silly just order it haha.
I got it from Selfridges because I paid for their year of free international shipping last November, but I noticed Bloomingdales in the U.S. also still has it.
I'm happy to have a new one, I did get a sample of the vintage from a fellow BNer in a sample swap, but I didn't notice any huge difference from what I tried at the Hermes boutique now and the vintage sample. I'm also not a huge fan of animalics, so if the current version is a little cleaned up compared to the vintage, it's a win in my eyes.
Recently got very excited with Atelier seems Ors. I have Lune Feline, Riviera Lazuli, and Iris fauve on the way.
The price is actually not bad on discounters considering designer fragrances like sausage elixir or the margiela line are also approaching the same prices.
I’ve heard conflicting opinion on AdO as a house. Some say they’re YouTube overhypes, department store trap, and so on. Others love the brand and really think the fancy packaging matches the juice. Personally not all they’re fragrances are my favorites but they always smell high quality. Like I mentioned earlier, I’d take this over Elixir everyday of the week.
1828 by Histoires de Parfums. 125 ml bottle should arrive Monday.
I've been hunting for a suitable replacement for L'Occitane's Eau de Vetyver for ages and randomly, while exploring HdP's immense discovery kit, I realized 1828 has quite a few overlapping notes and a nearly identical dry down. It's a bit of a plain scent, but I loved the interesting-but-easy-to-wear eucalyptus and pine notes and found it immensely comforting to wear because of the soft, slightly powdery nutmeg paired with cedar and vetiver. If all goes well, this will be my new jack of all trades dumb reach.