24 Faubourg Hermes scent review
I have a confession to make- I’ve never been much of a Hermes fan. I know that’s probably a good thing considering the price but whilst other’s go dreamy eyes over Birkin’s I’ve always had more of a soft spot for Chloe and Balenciaga.
When I first received the Hermes Faubourg 24 perfume (thanks Dad!) I was a little unsure. Sure, the box looked lovely- sharp edges of yellow and orange, and the bottle itself was held in an amazing gold embossed design, but would I actually LIKE the scent? The portable container was pretty heavy, though I did think that it gave the bottle a weighty luxury quality- and it was refillable!
The Eau de Parfum itself is rich and on the edge of being overpowering-unlike anything I’d ever tried before. Top notes of white flowers mux with iris, wood and vanilla but this is far from being a sweet flowery perfume.
The nose behind this is Maurice Roucel who created it in 1995 and he brought o it the hint of exotic with subtle spices being a pervading scent factor. All scents change during wear, but this one seems to be more dramatic than usual, starting with an olfactory assault and then tempering into something more provocative and inviting.
The key note I picked out was tuberose, so that may be a deciding factor for some. Unsure if I was keen on this, liking it kinda snuck up on me, and the perfume went from being on display to one I started spritzing whenever I felt like being exotic or daring.
This is not an easy scent to wear or to love, but once it captures our heart and admiration you’ll wander how you ever went without 24 Faubourg Hermes.