The wonders of Hermès
From the Universal Exhibition of 1867, the Hermès house becomes luxurious and prestigious, it will be the essential link of the capital. By diversifying, the Hermès house will launch into perfumery in 1951. In 2004, Hermès presents “Eau des Merveilles”, a very original and sparkling fragrance. After a few variations, the brand unveils in 2012, “Ambre des Merveilles”, a contrasting, ultra-feminine fragrance.
The wonders of Hermès
In 2004, Hermès presented “Eau wonderful things”. Very astonishing, “Eau des Merveilles” transports us to a dream world, in the middle of the stars. Hermès will offer us a few variations with “Elixir of Wonders or Water of Blue Wonders”. With its fragrances, Hermès waves its magic wand and we find ourselves in a world of wonder… “L’Ambre des Merveilles” is no exception to the rule and also offers its share of wonder and mystery. Here, amber is in the spotlight. Amber is a small stone, like a stone that the sperm whale throws back into the seas. Over the course of the water and the days, amber takes on the scent of sea spray, waves and sea air. This is why amber has a unique smell, between water and earth. Amber is a mysterious stone that Jean-Claude Ellena highlights here.
Amber of Wonders, the mysteries of amber
Jean-Claude Ellena, official nose of the Hermès house, is at the origin of the creation of “L’Ambre des Merveilles”. He says it is “A perfume of enchantment, a surprising and magical feminine amberwood”. “L’Ambre des Merveilles” is defined as a voluntary, sensual and mysterious fragrance. It begins with spicy notes associated with citrus notes. We understand from the start that “L’Ambre des Merveilles” is a perfume of contrast. The heart is sensual and ultra warm mixing amber with patchouli. Finally, the base reveals the oriental side of the perfume, bringing together vanilla and cistus labdanum. The bottle uses the main codes of its predecessors. It keeps its ball shape which is held leaning, and which still sparkles so much thanks to a shower of stars which shines everywhere.
A marvelous variation of the star Hermès fragrance, “L’Ambre des Merveilles”, we have a wonderful new story, of which only the house of Hermès holds the secret. Amber in the spotlight here, offers its delicate, sensual and enigmatic aspect. All in voluptuousness, “L’Ambre des Merveilles” is an ultra scintillating and magnificent version of “L’Eau des Merveilles”.
Jean-Claude Ellena was the privileged perfumer of the Hermès perfume house from 2004 to 2016. During these beautiful years, “the writer of smells” created for the great house fragrances that have become classics such as Terre d’Hermès or the pretty Perfumes. Gardens. He also worked on Eau des Merveilles by creating around this marvelous water several variations including Amber des Merveilles which came out in 2012. Seductive and warm as animal stone, this Amber des Merveilles will take you far, to… wonderland!
Amber and women, precious stones by Jean-Claude Ellena for Hermès
If it was not Jean-Claude Ellena who created Eau des Merveilles, it is well the one we call the impressionist of perfumes who offered the Elixir des Merveilles or even this pretty L’Ambre des Merveilles at the house of Hermès.
Indeed the perfumer was very inspired by the creation by Nathalie Feisthauer and Ralf Schwieger whom he judged as “The perfume of enchantment. A surprising and magical feminine amberwood “. Thus, he did not completely transform the magic formulas of L’Eau des Merveilles to create his Ambre des Merveilles, too concerned with preserving the original framework of the perfume. On the other hand, he created new, warmer and more sensual chords.
“I work like a jazz player who reinterprets timeless standards in his own way. I start with the structure, an architecture of the perfume with 5-6 notes, then I dress it. The theme here was floral-woody and I warmed it up with anise, licorice, vanilla, labdanum and patchouli. “& Nbsp; Jean-Claude Ellena for Ambre des Merveilles, Hermès.
L’Ambre des Merveilles will therefore sublimate this raw animal substance that escapes from the oceans to dress the earth. The femininity of this Ambre des Merveilles is still as asserted as with its scented “big sister” Eau des Merveilles, it is however much more burning and carnal.
The sensuality and the mystery of L’Ambre des Wonders
“For this chapter, I wanted to tell one of the mysteries of amber, between delight and sensuality, when vanilla meets the heat of labdanum and the moisture of patchouli. “Jean-Claude Ellena for Ambre des Merveilles.
And it is a smooth score like a sunny pastry that we will taste with Ambre des Merveilles. A pastry that will begin with a clever mix of citrus notes of bigarade and lemon and a hint of spicy and original pink berries. At the heart, it is the spicy heat of cinnamon that envelops the freshness of Elemi in a hot veil. The exotic and sunny depths of this Ambre des Merveilles will have the final say in these hot-cold contrasts. Between cedar, patchouli, balsam from Peru, ambergris and benzoin, no need to resist the heat! Especially since rum and vanilla create gourmet streaks of torrid sensuality that no one can escape!
Jean-Claude Ellena’s inimitable style hits the mark once again with this burning amber of Wonders which draws on the skin as much absolute freshness as it does burning and seductive wakes between land and sea.