Each scent from French Maison Hermès’ Hermessence Collection is an olfactory poem. On a quest to capture the balmy scent of agarwood which carries a warm and mysterious vibration at its heart, perfumer Christine Nagel dreamt up the Agar Ebene Eau de Toilette swirling with woody notes, fresh fir balsam. Warm and balmy, it’s a fragrance to spritz on throughout the year to whisk a reminder of nature into your everyday. A fragrance that marries the enveloping sensuality of two wood essences: a carnal agar wood softened by the sweetness of balsam ﬁr, profound and mysterious.
Rashid Al Khadar’s verses, expressed in Mohammed Mandi Al Tamimi’s fluid strokes, echo the creative freedom of the Hermessence collection. The text by the celebrated Emirati writer, who died in 1980, invokes the emotion of fragrance in a declaration to his beloved. The poet sets the tone, the calligrapher applies his perspective, a line, a gesture.
Poetry and calligraphy grace Hermessence Agar Ebene. For an exceptional limited edition, the Agar Ebene flacon is adorned with the verse of Rashid Al Khadar, calligraphed in Diwani by the artist Mohammed Mandi Al Tamimi. The poem evokes the emotion of fragrance in a declaration to his beloved. Calligraphy unfurls on one side of the glass flacon of Agar Ebene. The interlaced script is engraved, then embellished with 24-carat gold leaf.
Hermès Hermessence Agar Ebene is available at Hermès boutiques worldwide and from the official Hermès website as 100ml Eau de Toilette $ 286, or as 200 ml Arabic Engraved Limited Edition (with the gilding) for $ 1475. There is also a set available of 4 x 15 ml travel flacons ($ 180); and a set of 8 x 15 ml ($ 360), however, you cannot add Agar Ebene to the set online).
Firmly embedded in the masculine universe of the French Maison, the Hermès H08 watch combines tension and fluidity, robustness and delicacy. This recent signature with its assertive style flaunts its pluralistic nature in an intense shade of blue.
Created in 2021 by Philippe Delhotal, Creative Director, Hermès Horloger, the Hermès H08 watch combines rigorous discipline with high standards. As sporty as it is elegant, it features a strong aesthetic dimension and plays with shapes and materials.
The Hermès H08 watch is a finely balanced object embodying the harmonious interaction of opposites and contrasts. Shaped by attention to detail and accurate skills, it is distinguished by a graphic connection between all its components that represents a true style signature. Its geometric lines reveal a bold style involving a circular dial with singular typography, framed by a case with softened edges.
Its deep blue titanium 39 mm case is topped by a black ceramic bezel and screw-down crown. A play of textures and finishes highlights the blue PVD-treated dial, punctuated by white Arabic numerals and orange accents, the signature colour of the Maison. The black hands indicating the hours, minutes and seconds, as well as the date between 4 and 5 o’clock. are driven by a mechanical self-winding movement.
Inside the blue titanium case is a movement of fine nature. The calibre H1837 inside the H08 is made at the Vaucher manufacture (In 2006, Hermès acquired a 25% stake in Vaucher, a sister company of Parmigiani). Operating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, this high-grade automatic movement can store up to 50 hours of power reserve. The rotor and bridges are decorated with the Maison’s signature H pattern.
A blue rubber strap with a black DLC titanium buckle underscores its sporty spirit and creates an urban and contemporary look echoing the world of Hermès men’s ready-to-wear.
The Hermès H08 Deep Blue Titanium watch is released now at Hermès boutiques and is priced at USD 8,250. For more details, come into the beautiful and timeless world of Hermès.
The Milan boutique is renovated and true to Hermès’ sustainability values. After a closure that had left lovers of the French Maison and tourists who have always made it a safe passage point in the city bewildered, it has finally reopened. After all, Hermès has been in the Milanese capital since 1947 and it is therefore normal that the French Maison wanted to give new life to its corner in the fashion district. A refined space that with its almost 1000 square meters is the largest Hermès boutique in Europe. Warm colors and a truly impressive staircase, made of pink marble with a bronze railing, will certainly welcome an international clientele. Inside all the collections of the famous Maison, for him, for her and to decorate the house with a style with a sure charm from beyond the Alps.
Hermès has impressed the essence of its historic building into the Milan store. A subtle harmony joins the Maison’s identity to the city; a joyful dialogue where Parisian inspirations are fused with the uniqueness of Milanese architecture. Façades and interiors, interpreted by volumes, colours and materials, celebrate the surrounding area.
The journey begins right from the entrance, where the Hermès ex-libris welcomes visitors with its renowned inlay. Clients are first drawn to a space dedicated to the Maison’s colourful women’s silk collections, adjoined by fashion jewellery. Men’s silk appears past the stairs, while a small courtyard is dedicated to Beauty and perfumes under the lights of a kaleidoscopic window. Further on this floor is an area dedicated to the equestrian universe, which caters for both horses and riders. Throughout this level, the floor is coloured in a bright Venetian-style mix of terrazzo and ceramic tiles inspired by the designs of the Faubourg Saint-Honoré boutique, drawing a perfect harmony between the historic Hermès flagship store and Milan’s Quadrilatero della Moda fashion district. The boutique also finds its leitmotif in the shape of the arch, soft and slender in its lines, taking visitors on a journey through the other boutique’s universes. During their discovery, they can admire the curved lines of the staircase which also evokes the stairways of the historic Parisian boutique, here lined in pink marble with bronze railings and a leather handrail.
The stairs lead to the first floor where the leather goods collections are displayed. Men’s ready-to-wear and accessories are unveiled under a glowing vaulted ceiling in addition to a dressing room and a VIP room. The area between these two universes houses a new section dedicated to bespoke Hermès projects. Proceeding to the second floor, an expansive space presents the whole array of the collections for the home for the first time under the same address, which includes the art de vivre, furniture, and tableware. Further along is showcased the women’s universe with ready-to-wear and shoe collections, as well as watches, jewellery and a new area dedicated to repairs.
The clients’ journey continues to the third floor, an area where Hermès know-how can be experienced to its fullest. Next to the atelier that houses an expert leather artisan and a tailoring room is a private space designed as a special sitting room where wood panelling and mahogany furniture welcome customers with a homely feel.
Original objects, paintings, and sculptures have been especially selected for the store’s decor, immersing visitors in an eclectic, artistic atmosphere. The ground floor bookcase houses, for instance, a miniature of the Faubourg Saint-Honoré store created in wood by Italian artist Michele De Lucchi, while an original model of French artist Nathalie Du Pasquier’s Beta scarf is displayed on this same floor.
For the occasion, a limited-edition collection will be offered solely in the Montenapoleone store, including a silk twill scarf, a Constance bag, a skateboard and longboard all featuring the Faubourg Tropical pattern, as well as leather Gris-gris in the shape of cocktail glasses as an homage to the Milanese tradition of aperitivo.
To celebrate this reopening, a bespoke window display has been created by Italian designer Luca Nichetto which interprets the Hermès 2021 theme – ‘An Odyssey’ – through an installation entitled ‘Mythological Renaissance’, depicting four mythological tales revisited in a surreal tone. The design of the store is an achievement resulting from the work of the Parisian architecture agency RDAI, which interprets Hermès’ know-how and harmonises it with the spirit of the location. By plunging into the archetypes of Milan’s culture – the capital of design – the new via Montenapoleone store is a place where Italian materials and designs were thoughtfully selected.
As with all of Hermès’ real estate projects, the renovation of the Milan store is part of a responsible and sustainable commitment. Local materials and the use of Italian craftsmanship took centre stage in the project. The marble, terrazzo, floor mosaics, stained glass windows, staircase railings, and carpets were sourced and produced in Italy, and all the work was carried out by companies based in the region.
Hermès’ strengthened presence in Milan underlines the link that binds the Parisian Maison to its Milanese clients, based on a common interest in well-made objects designed to last, and a shared passion for craftsmanship and know-how. Come into the beautiful world of Hermès.
French Maison Hermès has unveiled a newly transformed flagship store in Beijing’s business district, in the China World Trade Centre.
The ‘eye-catching façade that beckons from afar’, covers two floors and more than 900 sq m. The 11m-high storefront is said to be ‘a technical feat of engineering and craftsmanship’ cast in undulating, engraved double-glass panels, that ‘evoke a forest of bamboo’.
The store can be accessed both from inside the mall and the street and features the complete Hermès line-up across women’s and men’s fashion, accessories, beauty and home collections.
The interior was created by Parisian architecture agency RDAI as an ‘open plan and fluid layout, awash with a feeling of lightness and tranquillity’. It features ‘nuanced pastels and mineral hues, like celadon and gold, of traditional etchings and paintings’. The murals on the first floor were painted on Chinese wild silk; and the woven bamboo on the second floor was also locally sourced. There are also bespoke design details ‘realised via a tremendous collaborative process with local craftsmen, such as the nuanced terrazzo floors (made of Chinese stone and pebble aggregate), the renowned Faubourg Saint-Honoré mosaics, hand-fashioned furnishings and cabinetry’.
The first floor houses silks, perfumes and fashion jewellery, plus menswear. There’s also a men’s made-to-measure salon set off to the side for added privacy for higher-spending customers.
A split staircase, which gives visitors a view of the two levels of the store, is backed by a 3D plaster wall that echoes the façade. It leads to up the larger second floor that houses leather goods, watches and jewellery, home collections and womenswear, plus a private VIP room.
The Maison said that throughout the space, a “carefully curated selection of art illuminates the relationship between Hermès and China”. The two notable commissioned artworks, are an equestrian-inspired triptych by French artist Jean-Louis Sauvat that sits almost suspended from the wall above the staircase, and an ink drawing by Chinese artist Li Xin in the perfume area.
With a focus on local anchoring and sustainable natural materials, Hermès is developing its environmentally responsible culture through the renovation of its store in the heart of the China World mall in Beijing, which opened on 30 April.
G/F, China World Shopping Mall , No. 1, Jianguomenwai Avenue , Beijing, 100004, China
The new Hermès store in Beijing China World combines artistic heritage and local know-how with the architectural codes of the Hermès Faubourg Saint-Honoré store, in Paris, in order to introduce visitors to the Maison’s métiers. Come into the beautiful world of Hermès.
The world of fragrance is synonymous with the concept of the ‘Modern Man’, as stereotypes of smelling good have been deconstructed and have transformed from a once vein action into something of a commonality. With the idea of the modern man in mind, French Maison Hermès has created its latest olfactory experience that’s captured in a scent titled ‘H24’.
H24, a fragrance beyond the lines
Hermès H24 is considered the first major launch for men in 15 years, after Terre d’Hermès, which was created by Jean-Claude Ellena in 2006. Created by perfumer Christine Nagel, H24 looks to combine nature and technology with a sequence of contrasting scents that deliver something contemporary yet traditional, expected but still unconventional as the scent develops on your skin.
Christine Nagel, who loves to give her creations volume or texture, wanted to recreate textures of fine materials such as cashmere, silk, and velvet. The perfumer collaborated with the creative director of the men’s department of the French Maison, Véronique Nichanian, to create H2, a perfume inspired by the ready-to-wear collections and Nichanian’s opus.
I like to go towards natural, very classic raw materials, and work them using technologies that give them other renderings, other textures.
Christine Nagel, Hermès in-house perfumer
With this in mind, top notes of clary sage act as the backbone for H24, making for a botanical experience throughout the scent journey. This is combined with narcissus, rosewood, and sclarene, with the latter’s green and earthy scent soon transforming to represent the ‘modern’ part of H24 as it develops into something reminiscent of hot, metallic iron.
H24 is bottled in a design by Philippe Mouquet, whose flacon is shaped by the idea of an invisible hand that has gripped and manipulated the structure. The flacon is made of recycled glass and can be refilled. It’s packaged in a 100-percent recycled and recyclable paper box, which nods to the ideas behind the scent itself.
Hermès H24 is available in spray flacons of 50 and 100ml, a refill flacon of 125ml, and a travel spray of 15ml. at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Hermès.
A creator, artisan and seller of high-quality objects since 1837, Hermès is an independent, family-owned French house that employs more than 15,000 people worldwide. Driven by its permanent entrepreneurial spirit and consistently high standards, Hermès cultivates the freedom and autonomy of each individual through responsible management.
The company perpetuates the transmission of exceptional know-how through strong territorial presence that respects people and nature, a source of exceptional materials. Fifteen artisanal métiers nurture the creativity of the Maison, whose collections are presented in over 300 stores around the world.
Now Hermès reached the fifth position in the ‘Diversity Leaders’ ranking published by the British newspaper Financial Times, which assesses employees’ perception of companies’ inclusiveness and efforts to promote various aspects of diversity. To establish it, an independent survey was conducted in 16 European countries among more than 100,000 employees from 15,000 companies.
French Maison Hermès is a mosaic of men and women who work every day for its development all over the world. Maintaining its diversity of people and talents is at the foundation of the Maison’s richness and creativity. As a responsible employer, Hermès continues to develop concrete actions in favour of ethics, diversity management, inclusiveness, gender balance, and integrating people with disabilities.
Well deseved. I would like to go a little step further: In the years that I worked for Hermès, I cannot say otherwise, that Hermès is one big family. It was never important whether you are male or female, what color your skin is, wheter you are straight or gay, or…… Those details are not important, it’s about who yóu are…. Hermès was – and still is – way ahead of its time.
On the 9th of October, Hermès is delighted to open the doors of its new address in Stockholm sits on the ground floor of Nordiska Kompaniet, the heritage-listed Art Nouveau department store.
The design draws on Stockholm’s historic cityscape and oneness with nature. In a nod to Scandinavian design, central structural columns have been plastered and reimagined as modernist, sculptural forms. Feature walls, clad in undulating cherrywood panelling, add warmth and texture to the room.
The result displays a marked appreciation of organic form, abundant light and a sense of spaciousness that provides a convivial backdrop and ideal scene in which to peruse the sixteen métiers of the Maison.
French Maison Hermès is one of the most luxurious fashion houses in the world that crafts elegant clothing lines and chic perfumes. Founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès, the brand boasts with its stylish looks and unusual cuts. All Hermès Perfumes are elegant, sensual, timeless and delicate. Each Hermès Perfume is full of intense and invigorating freshness. The first Hermès perfume showed up in 1951 with Eau d’Hermès being one of the best creative spirits in the world of fragrances.
This time, his place of paradise is none other than Un Jardin Sur La Lagune.
French Maison Hermès launches a new unisex perfume Un Jardin Sur La Lagune part of its famous Jardin Collection. This new eponymous perfume offers a new aroma of intoxicating garden notes with enchanted parenthesis. Notes that make this perfume so unique, so different and intoxicating.
Hermès Un Jardin Sur La Lagune leads us to Venice and reveals the magic of a hidden place behind a stone wall. Perfumer Christine Nagel uses floral notes of magnolia and Madonna lily among with sea and wood nuances to conjure up a secret garden on the water. A maritime and sunny fragrance that puts a smile on your face.
The story is about a mysterious garden that an English lord build on the water inside the lagoon in Venice at the end of the 19th century . This private garden, the biggest in Venice, that has stood still in time, is simple in all its splendor and an inexaustible source of new discoveries, when the wind and salty water left crystal deposits on the flowers.
The illustration for the packaging of Un Jardin Sur La Lagune is signed by the famous Bosnian artist Safet Zec, an established Venetian.
Hermès Un Jardin Sur La Lagune will be available in a heavy glass flacon as a 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette at selected stores worldwide and at Hermès Boutiques. Come into the wonderful world of Hermès.
Former perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena of French Maison Hermès was reponsible for the creation of classic scents from the house, like Voyage d’Hermès and of course Terre d’Hermès. On the latter, which he created in 2006, he said the scent was meant to evoke the idea of, ‘Feeling the earth, lying on the ground, gazing at the sky’.
Fast forward to 12 years later, and the house’s new nose, Christine Nagel, has taken on the daunting task of reimagining Terre. Her creation: Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver. Tasked with revisiting a living olfactory heritage she brings a new intensity and vegetal slant to the scent.
How exactly did Nagel approach the task of creating a new version that still reflected the woody and mineral elements of the original? According to Hermès, her role was like that of a ‘watchmaker fascinated by a mysterious movement’. She examined the scent from every angle in order to understand its compexities and intimate mechanics, and then deconstructed it – choosing to reassemble the scent and illuminate certain points of the fragrance.
The key ingredient is vetiver, as the name suggests, but this version is given more roundness and warmth. Nagel also transformed the original note of black pepper to Sichuan pepper – this variety is greener and more citrus, lending an energy to the scent and helping the notes to melt into each other effortlessly. Finally the bergamot orange, picked before it has reached maturity, is part of the new juice, adding a fresh, daring quality to the scent. This transforms the original juice from a woody and mineral fragrance to one that is more woody and vegetal.
Hermès Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver is presented in the iconic Hermès glass bottle, and is topped with a warm brown stopper that has the appearance of leather tanned by the sun.
Hermès Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver is still utterly refined, unapologetically masculine and unerringly elegant. And from Hermès we would expect nothing less.
French Maison Hermès launches a new perfume for both men and women, Eau de Citron Noir. The new perfume, Hermès Eau de Citron Noiris described to be fresh aquatic/citrusy with woody elements, as well as a modern design and powerful charms.
A journey into the olfactory world of citrus notes has plunged me into the heart of the vast world, dotted with surprises, lemons. Lemon caviar, lemon hand Buddha, lemon Eureka … So many original lemons have challenged me, but it is the black lemon, so smoky, so racy, which has finally established as the high point.
Translated, Eau de Citron Noir means black lemon water, which isn’t exactly appealing to think about, especially when it comes to fragrances. But because this is also a new scent from Hermès created by house perfumer Christine Nagel, one should always expect the unexpected.
As the name of the perfume inspires, Hermès Eau de Citron Noir is really a nicely citrusy-infused perfume that has been used for so many years by men and women on their daily basis. The new fragrance follows other previous editions that were successfully launched and adored by true connoisseurs. Eau de Citron Noir describes the dark lemon note in its composition, not an intense and pungent fragrance with an aromatic aroma.
Hermès Eau de Citron Noir it’s a scent you can keep refreshing yourself with. Which is also why the Eau de Citron Noir comes in 3 sizes that range from the handy 50 ml to the bag-friendly 100 ml and the largest of them all, the 200 ml bottle. All of which are now available at selected Hermès boutiques and selected stores worldwide.
Eau de Citron Noir offers more joie de vivre and energy by introducing Eau de Citron Noir Hair and Body Shower Gel, and Hand and Body Cleansing Gel – both delicately perfumed with the essence of Eau de Citron Noir, providing a pleasant feeling of day-long freshness, designed to respect skin balance. The fresh effect is immediate and long-lasting, with clear and shining notes of Eau de Citron Noir.
Hermès Eau de Citron Noir Hair and Body Shower Gel, a hair and body formula which transforms into a pleasant, generous lather; easy to rinse. Delicately perfumed, the skin is soft and the hair shiny.
The Hermès Eau de Citron Noir Hair and Body Shower Gel is availble in a flacon of 200ml.
Hermès Eau de Citron Noir Hand and Body Cleansing Gel, an smooth gel enriched with moisturising agents which transforms into a pleasant and easily rinsed lather. The skin is soft, supple and scented.
The Hermès Eau de Citron Noir Hand and Body Cleansing Gel is availble in a 300ml flacon with a handy pump.