Eau Des Merveilles Perfume

Eau Des Merveilles Perfume

Eau Des Merveilles Perfume by Hermes, Launched in 2004, eau de merveilles by hermes is a warm, feminine scent for any woman . This feminine scent possesses a blend of vetiver, oak, cedar for the top notes. The heart of this fragrance is a lovely amber, finishing off with lemon, orange, pink pepper and elemi. Eau de merveilles is recommended for a fun afternoon. All products are original, authentic name brands. We do not sell knockoffs or imitations.

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I was so happy to find the fragrance at this site as it is not available in the stores!
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Eau Des Merveilles By Hermes
 
4.7

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great smell (67)
  • Draws compliments (48)
  • Long-lasting (43)
  • Clean & fresh (40)
  • Great value (32)

Cons

  • Too expensive (9)
  • Doesn't hold (6)
  • Too weak (4)
  • Overpowering (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (46)
  • Signature fragrance (29)
  • Anytime (27)
  • Evening (19)
  • Special occasions (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (40), Natural style (21), Adventurous style (17), Natural (3), Trendy style (3)
    • Fragrance Type:
    • Woody/earthy (36), Oriental/spicy (25), Fresh/aquatic (24), Citrus/fruity (21), Floral (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Merveilles Madness

My bottle of this fragrance was given to me by a rather profligate friend who had blind-bought it under the misapprehension that the "amber" of Eau des Merveilles was that sweet,...Read complete review

My bottle of this fragrance was given to me by a rather profligate friend who had blind-bought it under the misapprehension that the "amber" of Eau des Merveilles was that sweet, warm, almost edible-smelling accord made from labdanum and vanilla and benzoin and other sticky resinous things. This is not that kind of amber. The 'amber' here is an attempt to replicate the smell of "grey amber," ambergris, which is salty and animalic and excreted by sp*rm whales. It's a rather important distinction, so let my friend's error serve as a cautionary tale: if you're looking for a sweet vanillic 'amber,' this isn't what you want. There's nothing very sweet in here at all. Even the orange is bitter and pithy and dry, dry, dry. Bone dry.

Dryness, in fact, is pretty much what this fragrance is all about. I've seen beach imagery used to describe this scent, and I find that apt enough so long as one understands that the aspects of "beach" being invoked here are mainly the salty, parched, and even somewhat uncomfortable aspects: the hot hot sand, the sharp-edged dune grasses, salt-encrusted skin feeling increasingly taut and stretched as it begins to sunburn. An orange peel left out in the merciless sun long enough for it to dry to the texture of a tough curl of pebble-grained leather. The bleached white, twisted forms that when seen from a distance could be either driftwood or bones.

But there's life here, too, beside this strange sea. I've never smelled real ambergris, but many who have claim that the ambergris note in this fragrance is remarkably realistic. And I believe it, because there is a strange undercurrent here that feels positively primeval, just as one would expect of ancient, sea-aged whale excreta. It is a warm and animalic smell, one that is immensely welcoming, yet which also suggests saliva-licked skin, or the milky spit-up of a still-unweaned infant. It's a weirdly intimate smell, simultaneously oceanic and mammalian, and whether it registers as appealing or as disgusting to me seems to depend entirely on my mood. The overall effect, however, is to add the sea to this otherwise dry beach -- and yet also to suggest it as a somewhat strange and alien sea, perhaps an ancient one, perhaps even one of those shallow warm primeval seas that predate our existence as a species altogether.

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this fragrance. While I find it both fascinating and immensely sophisticated, I also--as already mentioned--sometimes find its animalic ambergris note more icky than inviting. Then there are also some days when I find this stuff to be an instant migraine, and others when it clogs my sinuses. Don't wear this one around people with allergies or people who are in any way environmentally sensitive! There's something extremely allergenic about it -- it's not the oakmoss, I don't think, but one or more other things that combine with the throat-tickling oakmoss to form a kind of perfect storm of immune response triggering.

Many people seem to like this as a summer fragrance, but for me, high heat and humidity make it far more likely that I'll find myself not enjoying its more animalic facets. I prefer this fragrance for the transitional periods bracketing high summer: late spring to early summer, and late summer to early fall.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Was not a keeper.

Maybe it's just me but the reviews stated it had lasting power. Well,it didn't on me. After ten minutes it was gone.

Maybe it's just me but the reviews stated it had lasting power. Well,it didn't on me. After ten minutes it was gone.

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5.0

great

By lasikes

from china

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Value
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Eau Des Merveilles By Hermes:

      best for autumn or winter

      • Fragrance Type:
      • Woody/Earthy
       
      5.0

      several years ago I started buying parfume from Fragrance X

      By Alicja

      from New York NY

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clean & Fresh
      • Great Smell
      • Sensual

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Signature Fragrance

        Comments about Eau Des Merveilles By Hermes:

        I will definitely buy again

        • Fragrance Type:
        • Citrus/Fruity, Woody/Earthy
         
        5.0

        Love

        By AB

        from Canada the Great

        About Me Adventurous Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clean & Fresh
        • Draws Compliments
        • Great Smell
        • Great Value
        • Not Overpowering
        • Sensual
        • Sexy

        Cons

        • Doesn't Hold

        Best Uses

        • Anytime
        • Signature Fragrance

        Comments about Eau Des Merveilles By Hermes:

        Love Love Love this. New signature.

        • Fragrance Type:
        • Oriental/Spicy, Powdery, Woody/Earthy

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Should be called FOLLOW ME because thats what happens

        By NANA

        from ATLANTA,GEORGIA

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clean & Fresh
        • Draws Compliments
        • Great Smell
        • Great Value
        • Long-Lasting
        • Not Overpowering
        • Sensual
        • Sexy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • daily use for me

          Comments about Eau Des Merveilles By Hermes:

          LOVE LOVE LOVE IT !

          • Fragrance Type:
          • Oriental/Spicy, Powdery, Woody/Earthy

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Favorite

          By Beach Lover

          from Santa Cruz,CA

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clean & Fresh
          • Draws Compliments
          • Great Smell
          • Long-Lasting
          • Not Overpowering
          • Sexy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            Comments about Eau Des Merveilles By Hermes:

            Love the beautiful understated elegance

            • Fragrance Type:
            • Fresh/Aquatic

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would by this product

            By Maryse

            from Laval, canada

            About Me Adventurous Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Smell

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anytime
              • Signature Fragrance

              Comments about Eau Des Merveilles By Hermes:

              I use the product every day.
              Great product

              • Fragrance Type:
              • Citrus/Fruity, Fresh/Aquatic, Powdery

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A scent I will continue to buy

              By Claro

              from London, UK

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clean & Fresh
              • Great Smell
              • Long-Lasting
              • Not Overpowering

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Eau Des Merveilles By Hermes:

                Love this daytime perfume. A subtle scent that is not overpowering

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Merveilles Madness

                By Greece_GR

                from Athens,Greece

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clean & Fresh

                Cons

                • Overpowering

                Best Uses

                • Anytime
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Eau Des Merveilles By Hermes:

                My bottle of this fragrance was given to me by a rather profligate friend who had blind-bought it under the misapprehension that the "amber" of Eau des Merveilles was that sweet, warm, almost edible-smelling accord made from labdanum and vanilla and benzoin and other sticky resinous things. This is not that kind of amber. The 'amber' here is an attempt to replicate the smell of "grey amber," ambergris, which is salty and animalic and excreted by sp*rm whales. It's a rather important distinction, so let my friend's error serve as a cautionary tale: if you're looking for a sweet vanillic 'amber,' this isn't what you want. There's nothing very sweet in here at all. Even the orange is bitter and pithy and dry, dry, dry. Bone dry.

                Dryness, in fact, is pretty much what this fragrance is all about. I've seen beach imagery used to describe this scent, and I find that apt enough so long as one understands that the aspects of "beach" being invoked here are mainly the salty, parched, and even somewhat uncomfortable aspects: the hot hot sand, the sharp-edged dune grasses, salt-encrusted skin feeling increasingly taut and stretched as it begins to sunburn. An orange peel left out in the merciless sun long enough for it to dry to the texture of a tough curl of pebble-grained leather. The bleached white, twisted forms that when seen from a distance could be either driftwood or bones.

                But there's life here, too, beside this strange sea. I've never smelled real ambergris, but many who have claim that the ambergris note in this fragrance is remarkably realistic. And I believe it, because there is a strange undercurrent here that feels positively primeval, just as one would expect of ancient, sea-aged whale excreta. It is a warm and animalic smell, one that is immensely welcoming, yet which also suggests saliva-licked skin, or the milky spit-up of a still-unweaned infant. It's a weirdly intimate smell, simultaneously oceanic and mammalian, and whether it registers as appealing or as disgusting to me seems to depend entirely on my mood. The overall effect, however, is to add the sea to this otherwise dry beach -- and yet also to suggest it as a somewhat strange and alien sea, perhaps an ancient one, perhaps even one of those shallow warm primeval seas that predate our existence as a species altogether.

                I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this fragrance. While I find it both fascinating and immensely sophisticated, I also--as already mentioned--sometimes find its animalic ambergris note more icky than inviting. Then there are also some days when I find this stuff to be an instant migraine, and others when it clogs my sinuses. Don't wear this one around people with allergies or people who are in any way environmentally sensitive! There's something extremely allergenic about it -- it's not the oakmoss, I don't think, but one or more other things that combine with the throat-tickling oakmoss to form a kind of perfect storm of immune response triggering.

                Many people seem to like this as a summer fragrance, but for me, high heat and humidity make it far more likely that I'll find myself not enjoying its more animalic facets. I prefer this fragrance for the transitional periods bracketing high summer: late spring to early summer, and late summer to early fall.

                • Fragrance Type:
                • Citrus/Fruity, Fresh/Aquatic

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My 10 years old friend

                By Mi

                from Toronto

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clean & Fresh
                • Draws Compliments
                • Great Smell
                • Not Overpowering
                • Sensual
                • Sexy

                Cons

                • Doesn't Hold
                • Too Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Eau Des Merveilles By Hermes:

                Day use

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this production again ans again

                By Suzanne K.

                from Canada

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Sensual

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Eau Des Merveilles By Hermes:

                  Thank you excellent service

                  • Fragrance Type:
                  • Woody/Earthy

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