Never ready to like flankers, but since I loved Jour d’Hermes so much, I gave this a spin. It’s great. It’s that sophisticated, elegant floral that is perfect when you want a plush gardenia floral instead of something more earthy. A fatty, plush floral that’s not too extruded – meaning it’s not super-loud or brassy, a touch of green in it keeps it dewy. You could wear this lightly in an office, and it would be a beautiful wedding perfume as well. I am hoping they will do an absolu of this one. There’s nothing groundbreaking in Hermes Jour d’Hermes Gardenia, but there is something beautiful, and no apologies for loving something that is easy to wear and really freaking pretty. I always have a soft spot for perfumes that do that one job really well, go on, smell beautiful, and behave for the full time they are on.
Winners of the Malle Carnal Flower Hair Mist and potential Carnal Flower Shower Gel – LaDona, CbSutcliffe, Petunia and karibub. Winners of an older drawing for a sample set of Armani Prive Sable Fume and Sable Or, Unum Lavs and Tom Ford Fleur de Portofino – Jackie B and jirish.
Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top of the blog, send me your name and address and remind me what you’ve won. I’ll send you a quick “got it” e-mail so you know it didn’t drop into my spam filter and then get it sent to you.
So what’s your mainstream perfume that you think does that one job the best of being beautiful and a great go-to perfume? I’ll draw out three winners from commenters to get a sample of Hermes Jour d’Hermes Gardenia.