The Shadow of Wonders: The new Hermes Eau de Parfum
From there was born an atypical perfume, like a starry constellation floating on a marvelous and magical world. Year after year, Eau des Merveilles has finally metamorphosed to give birth to several whimsical and atypical compositions. Once again, in 2020, the saga continues. Hermès presents its latest creation: l’Ombre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum.
L’Ombre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum, a dive into an intimate and magical world of Hermès
L ‘ Ombre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum is a juice inspired by all of Hermès’ finest pieces, and which seems to draw its strength from contact with precious and luxurious raw materials. Getting drunk on this essence is like pushing the door at 24, Faubourg Saint-Honoré, where Hermès has been developing its finest creations for many years. Here, precious fabrics are presented alongside leather goods accessories, sumptuous hats or sumptuous perfumes. L’Ombre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum seems to possess this excess of enchantment within it, giving birth to stars in the eyes of the woman who discovers its scent. A true concentrate of charm, it surprises as much as it arouses emotion. L’Ombre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum is a skin-deep juice with a padded and very contrasting sensuality. He thus gives us an unforgettable and indelible chiaroscuro game.
A chiaroscuro game hidden in a bluish glass bubble
The Ombre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum comes in a bottle well known to Hermès lovers , but no less surprising. Unlike most perfume bottles, the Ombre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum bottle does not sit upright but rather at an angle, making a tumbling motion. Its amber color of yesteryear has completely disappeared, giving way to a bluish hue, still sublimated by a constellation of stars. This shower of silver particles refers to its chrome spray, contemporary and refined. Only the name of the Ombre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum stands out from the rest of the whole by its orange writing.
On the scent side, the Ombre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum d’Hermès brings together three main ingredients, of rigorously selected quality. First, the tonka bean reveals all its oriental sensuality, giving this composition a very comforting breath. Incense, in turn, coats the whole with mystery and evolves its recipe towards a deeper and more powerful trail. Finally, black tea completes this elixir of its natural charisma. It increases the persistence of this fragrance and reveals all the flavor of this poetic juice. L’Ombre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum is “the key to Wonders, the source of stars in broad daylight”.
Since 2004, the house of Hermès has been shining stars in the eyes of women, by offering them a fragrance synonymous with enchantment and wonder: Eau des Merveilles. Year after year, the enchanting and poetic breath of this fragrance carries us away and is transformed. Thus, Water of Wonders already has several revisits to its credit. In 2020, this perfume for women gives birth to Shadow of Wonders, a more woody edition of its predecessors, developed by the talented perfumer Christine Nagel. So, how does he manage to reinvent himself and what is more exactly his new recipe? Focus on the exceptional chiaroscuro game designed by Hermès.
Black tea, a warm delight for the soaring of the Shadow of Wonders
While the Most of the fragrances soar on very fresh citrus notes, indisputably reminiscent of the lively scent of old colognes, l’Ombre des Merveilles prefers to focus on a more unexpected ingredient: black tea. A warm and refined delight, here it gives off delicate fragrances. In addition, he immediately sets the scene and immediately takes us to a very oriental universe. Thus, the Shadow of Wonders does not hide its ambition and instantly appears as a deliciously sensual juice. Refreshing and full-bodied, sweet and smoky at the same time, black tea is an unusual and ambiguous ingredient, which only needs more time and attention to be fully tamed.
L’Ombre des Merveilles offers itself a heart of incense
Then, it is a completely different ingredient just as enigmatic which appears in the heart of this fragrance: incense. With Ombre des Merveilles, forget the traditional floral scents of feminine essences and give way to a real burst of originality. Widely used for centuries for religious rites, incense gives a more sacred part to this perfume. In addition, it is also the king of oriental flavors. Undeniably, Hermès is inspired by faraway lands to craft its fragrance. The result is a scent of character, powerful but always remaining very fresh.
A mellow tonka bean to complete the perfume of Hermès
Plunging us into a true solar night, the Ombre des Merveilles does not lack softness either. As proof, it ends with one of the smoothest and most cottony ingredients in the whole world of perfumery: the tonka bean. Deep but tender, it is a real invitation to pleasure. Gourmet at will without tipping over to the outrageous sweets, it comes to structure the whole while opening a new angle to the wonderful world of Hermès. The result is a carnal and soothing breath, a fairly refined but no less surprising recipe.
Undoubtedly, this very architectural fragrance transcribes the radiance of chiaroscuro, while the daylight gradually switches with the nocturnal shadows. The metaphor is beautiful. Shadow of Wonders captivates us from its top notes to its base notes. He is a source of stars in broad daylight!