Okay, I was in Sephora in the Beverly Center. For some reason it was hitting the 80’s in LA this week and I was needing heavy AC and an Ice-Blended the size of a Buick. I decided to peruse the Mens aisle. I revisited one of my all-time favorites, Eau Sauvage. I think it’s been re-reformulated: it seems a lot closer to what I remember from way back when. What can I say except that it’s a classic that every guy (and practically every girl) needs to have. Since it’s $57 for 1.7 ounces it’s even cheap considering some of the things at LuckyScent. I still want one of those gigantor bottles that I’ve been promising myself since the.. well. lets just say that it’s been a long time and leave it at that.
There were several Hermès scents including all the variations of the original one that used to back in the day just be called “eau de cologne” (that’s what’s on my bottle). I prefer the original to the newer concentre and other flankers. I didn’t note how much Sephora was selling them for, and they won’t admit they have them online so you’ll have to drop in and see. It’s $107 for 3.3 ounces at the Hermès website. Once again, not bad for such a big bottle.
I’d never run across Voyage, which Hermès lists as unisex and “a woody, fresh amber scent”. It’s a Jean-Claude Ellena and opens with an almost giggle-inducing hit of grapefruit. Well, not quite like having it mashed into your face (even if I couldn’t resist the image), it’s more like being handed a glass brimming with icy-cold pink grapefruit juice. On me it’s joined with pepper and spices, then flowers and finally that amber and musk. I liked it immediately and immensely. Considering that Hermès.com has a 4 ounce refill for $100, I might just make it my summer fragrance..
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