Hermes L’Ambre Des Merveilles Limited Edition 2014 Perfume

Hermes L’Ambre des Merveilles fragrance
Hermes L’Ambre des Merveilles fragrance

Eau des Merveilles tells the tale of an imaginary journey at Hermès, the feet on the ground, the head among the stars.

A 2nd inclusion to Hermes Eau Des Merveilles perfume collection comes out for 2014 with L’Ambre Des Merveilles Limited Edition 2014. This year signifies a decade of presence while the series has released several great versions throughout the years, for the followers of the range such as the oriental vanilla L’Ambre Des Merveilles perfume from 2012.

L’Ambre des Merveilles retains Eau des Merveilles‘ salty-citrus-sparkle opening, but the top notes are a bit fruitier, sweeter and more vanillic. The dry down has a very slight gourmand touch (I would swear there’s a smidgen of the "austere vanilla biscuit" from Elixir des Merveilles) but isn’t as sweet as the opening. It is perhaps closer in spirit to Eau des Merveilles than the two prior flankers; it feels like a different way of looking at the same theme rather than an attempt to find a new angle. If you asked someone to take the original Eau des Merveilles’ abstract idea of ambergris, and move it one small step closer to what modern consumers think of as "amber", you’d get something very like L’Ambre des Merveilles. So L’Ambre maintains the original’s transparency and aura of understated elegance, but it has a tad more presence — it’s somewhat warmer, heavier and woodier, and there is just the faintest trace of something like tobacco leaf in the far dry down.

In a significantly more oriental and warmer olfactory presence of the original Eau Des Merveilles, Hermes L’Ambre Des Merveilles shows up in a collector edition perfume bottle.

Hermes L’Ambre Des Merveilles Limited Edition 2014 perfume is available from exclusive on-line stores in 100ml editions of Eau De Parfum concentration.