For today’s Scent of the Season, I profiled the new fragrance from Hermès called Eau Claire des Merveilles – my first taste of the Hermès brand. Like the brand itself, Eau Claire des Merveilles is a sophisticated fragrance; it’s chic, elegant and simple, yet stylish and has a definite element of allure.
Although this scent is brand new, it adds another chapter to the original Eau des Merveilles fragrance which was created in 2004 by Ralf Schwieger and Nathalie Feisthauer. Eau Claire Des Merveilles, the work of perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, is a play of creamy, powdery vanilla notes, cool and sparkling with a clear, airy veil of floral notes.
It all started in a shower of stars
with Eau des Merveilles,
the first work in an olfactory tale.
One chapter at a time, the story has been enriched
the pace being set by each new interpretation
from in-house perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena
“By referring back to elements that characterized the identity of the formula when I interpret new olfactory expressions, I’m trying to do what jazz musicians do when they perform a standard and create their own version. They may not necessarily have invented the original theme, but this interpretation still constitutes a true creation.” – Jean-Claude Ellena
Directly translated from it’s native French, Eau Claire des Merveilles is simply “Clear water wonderland” which is a perfect fit for this fairytale bottle that encapsulates a world of wonders.
Although I consider myself more of a Spice Girl (I like stronger, spicier fragrances), this scent has definitely grown on me. It’s the kind of scent that says “Im strong, sexy, confident and don’t need to overpower you with my scent”.