Hi there Perfume Posse! Galop d’Hermes was ushered in as the brightest shining star of 2016. Created by the new fragrant creative director of the luxury house Hermès, Christine Nagel. Fabulously the company had decided to give a woman the top job! Cartier also has a woman at the helm with Mathilde Laurent and I can’t think of another woman in charge elsewhere. Please correct me in the comments if I’ve missed someone.
One of the APJ contributors Claire V went crazy for it when first released and bought a bottle. I always heave a sigh of relief when this happens because it means one new release I can safely ignore. Recently though I was given a manufacturers boxed sample of Galop d’Hermes and I thought it would be churlish of me to not try it.
Galop d’Hermes by Christine Nagel for Hermès 2016
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Saffron, quince
Heart: Rose, osmanthus
Base: Leather, musk
Imagine a warm, sweet citrus with a lovely tart edge and then overlay an interesting sheen of something that could be saffron but doesn’t really smell much like my idea of it. The leather is already playing in the background for me, a patent leather, super glossy and new but well refined.
There is a unfocussed powdery osmanthus green buzzing around and it pairs very nicely with the clean tea rose, lightly fruity. Galop d’Hermes is full of light and shimmers softly, subtly. I get a basil-like green also floating through.
As the scent dries down it literally smells like it’s drying out and becomes more and more loved leather handbag or jacket. A comfortable wear.
If you love bombastic fragrances then I think that you’ll be let down by Galop d’Hermes. It’s quietly elegant, whispers its beauty into your heart and smells like you can afford the best that life has to offer.
Will I buy a bottle? I’m not sure, let’s see how quickly I go through the sample…….
Did you try Galop d’Hermes when it came out?