Hey Posse, I’d like to take a quick moment today to sing the praises of the original Eau des Merveilles by Hermès. I’ve loved it for years and had a decant that I used most of and came back to find it dried to a smear of oil in the bottom. Serendipitously, not long after I found a very well priced 70% full bottle on a Facebook Sale doc in the Aussie group. It’s been on my desk ever since and is getting at least a weekly spritz. That’s really regular for someone with a LOT of perfume. So I thought you should all hear why I’m loving it so much.
Eau des Merveilles by Hermes 2004
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Orange, Elemi resin, Lemon
Heart: Amber, Pepper, Pink Pepper, Violet
Base: Fir, Cedar, Madagascar Vetiver, Oakmoss
Having the bottle has also meant that I’m spritzing with WAY more gay abandon that previously. The ride is still not overwhelming but the seaside aspect is bolstered and I find myself getting lovely whiffs even after a long day. The whole experience is very low key, which makes Eau des Merveilles unbelievably versatile. Dressed up or down, office or party, dinner or music festival; it fits all seasons and is totally unisex.
I think I’ve told you all that Jin and I are renovating a new investment apartment? Well there have been a few very long days and all quite physical. At the end of the day Eau des Merveilles mixed with my natural man sweat is just bloody gorgeous. We are so close to getting it all done and tenants in. A few major jobs are Strata and we have very little control over the timing on that stuff. Also, when I say we, Jin has done the lions share of tradesman work and I play apprentice. What I excel in though is the cleaning, painting, organising and ideas. So, it’s a two man team.
Eau des Merveilles has been around for 18 years! It still seems so new. That bottle is one of the all time most beautiful for me too. It looks like the fragrance smells. Like a sniffing a sparkling effervescence while looking at a sunset on the beach.
Surrender To Chance has a selection of the Hermès Merveilles range to sample.
Are you an Eau des Merveilles fan, or any of the flankers?