Hermes Jour d’Hermes : Perfume Review


It might seem strange to wear a gauzy floral perfume during the first weeks of winter, when warm, rich scents might seem more appropriate. But Jour d’Hermès has so much radiance that it lights up the darkest of days, and this trait, along with a coquettish playfulness, is what caught my attention. It’s the latest addition to the Hermès fragrance collection, and like many recent launches, it was created by perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena.

Jour d’Hermès has the weightless presence, brightness and luminosity of Ellena’s other fragrances. It’s a delicate vignette of floral notes that unravels into the drydown of musk. The description may not seem exciting, and it’s true that Jour d’Hermès doesn’t have the opulence or drama that you might find in say, a Serge Lutens composition. But despite its understated presence, it has so many facets that it’s exciting to wear. It’s also an uplifting and happy perfume, as if Ellena infused the liquid with some of the Mediterranean sunshine.

Perhaps because I now live in a place deprived of sun for a big part of the year, I’m more sensitive to anything that feels sun dappled and joyful. And the mood of Jour d’Hermès is just that. In her tempting review, Denyse mentions that Ellena didn’t want to include  specific notes in the press release, wishing that instead we discover our own choice of flowers, smell what we want to smell. In Jour d’Hermès I smell flowers that span all seasons, and every time I wear it, I discover something else.

My first impression was of crunchy, springlike sweetness reminiscent of hyacinth and lily of the valley. The fragrance grows warmer and richer when the summer blossoms–jasmine, tuberose, ylang-ylang, become more pronounced. The orange blossom is a delicate leitmotif that sparkles in the top notes and then turns sultry in the drydown. You notice a swirl of violet, a hint of rose, and a squeeze of lemon juice, but overall, Jour d’Hermès is more than the sum of its parts. Green florals are a dime a dozen at the perfume counter, but this take is more refined and complex than most.

The rainbow floral effect reminds me of what I used to smell in Christian Dior J’Adore before it was reformulated. Unlike J’Adore, Jour d’Hermès is green and crunchy throughout, even when it reaches its salty musk layer. Unlike some other delicate etudes by Ellena like Osmanthe Yunnan or Iris Ukiyoe, it’s surprisingly tenacious and has beautiful diffusion.  I doubt that those who don’t care for Ellena’s radiant fragrances will be swayed, but if like me, you crave some sunshine, Jour d’Hermès might satisfy the yearning.

Hermès Jour d’Hermès Eau de Parfum is available in 50 ml ($108), 85 ml ($149), and 125 ml refill ($130). Available at Hermès boutiques and starting January 2013, at other retailers with Hermès counters. It’s also available via Hermès website.

Sample: my own acquisition



  • Beatrice: Exciting news, because I love green florals. I also have several favorite Hermes perfumes like 24 Faubourg, Rouge Hermes and Caleche. My DH wears Terre d’Hermes. December 4, 2012 at 8:22am Reply

    • Victoria: My husband wears Terre d’Hermes too, but his favorite is Bulgari The Vert (another Jean-Claude Ellena’s fragrance). December 4, 2012 at 10:49am Reply

  • Heather: This sounds beautiful!!! I’ve had a look on the Hermes website and you can purchase it online now, at least in the UK. I think I will be running to the boutique after work to sniff! December 4, 2012 at 8:56am Reply

    • Victoria: Your boutique should definitely have this one. Ours has been carrying a tester for some time. December 4, 2012 at 10:50am Reply

  • Anne Sheffield: Oh this sounds devine! Thank you! December 4, 2012 at 9:10am Reply

    • Victoria: I think that it’s really nicely done. Glad to see more interesting launches coming in. This year’s Best of 2012 will be easy to put together. December 4, 2012 at 10:54am Reply

  • solanace: This might be interesting.
    Wish I could send you some sunshine, V! December 4, 2012 at 9:15am Reply

    • Victoria: Oh, I wish you could! But the thought is what counts the most. 🙂 December 4, 2012 at 10:55am Reply

  • Ari: You are fast!! NST just announced this YESTERDAY! I bow down. You didn’t notice any sweet pea, did you? Grain de Musc mentioned sweet pea, and it’s one of my most loathed notes. December 4, 2012 at 9:26am Reply

    • Victoria: Well, that’s one advantage of being on the other side of the ocean. A compensation (albeit, a very minor one) for the bad weather we have here. 🙂

      Here nothing jumps out to me as a sweet pea note that reminds me of real flowers. But of course, sweet pea is interpreted so differently by every perfumer, so maybe I’m not reading it as such. December 4, 2012 at 10:59am Reply

  • Civava: I love the simplicity of the bottle above. I admire JCE creations. He can manage to do a perfume with twists without “heavy”notes. But I need most of the time stronger stuff, although I wouldn’t mind having any of his prefumes, if not all, in my collection, when having enough money :-). I’m glad to hear that in this case he managed to make it more to my likings. I have to try this one. December 4, 2012 at 10:00am Reply

    • Victoria: I admire JCE’s creations and his clearly defined aesthetic vision (but of course, he is at the kind of position where he can afford to formulate one). But I can’t say that I love all of his fragrances. This one is definitely created in his usual radiant style, but it has more curves–a welcome departure! December 4, 2012 at 11:02am Reply

  • eminere: OMG I didn’t even know about this! How exciting December 4, 2012 at 10:03am Reply

    • Victoria: I think that Hermes really kept the news of this launch confidential! December 4, 2012 at 11:02am Reply

  • Euphrosyne: This sounds absolutely wonderful and soooooo non-trendy! And I have to agree – sometimes something green and floral is JUST the thing for winter. December 4, 2012 at 10:24am Reply

    • Victoria: Its crisp, bright character feels very modern, but it also feels romantic and wistful. It’s a pleasure to wear as well, and I find that I find something else every time I put it on. December 4, 2012 at 11:04am Reply

  • nikki: I am so happy about this review. Your elegant and evocative prose really made my morning, thank you, Victoria!
    I love Ellena’s compositions, especially VCA’s First.
    This perfume sounds like something I really would like to try. December 4, 2012 at 10:36am Reply

    • Victoria: Thank you for such a nice compliment, Nikki! I admit that this is no First, but it’s another interesting chapter in Hermes stories. 🙂 December 4, 2012 at 11:05am Reply

  • Kristina: This is exciting! A new Hermès is a must-sniff for sure. Can anyone comment on the level of sweetness? December 4, 2012 at 10:43am Reply

    • Victoria: I don’t find it particularly sweet. There is a bright lemony note that keeps things in check, and even the headier floral notes are smoothed out. Overall, it’s more crisp and green than sweet. December 4, 2012 at 11:06am Reply

      • Kristina: Thanks, I can’t wait to try it! December 4, 2012 at 11:10am Reply

  • OperaFan: I, too, will hop on the train of excitement! Sounds like it just might be right up MY alley. Looking forward to trying it next year. December 4, 2012 at 11:02am Reply

    • Victoria: I look forward to hearing your thoughts when you try it. Next year sounds so far away, but of course, it’s only a few weeks from now. December 4, 2012 at 11:09am Reply

  • Allison: Sounds so lovely! I really enjoy floral/green scents. I will be in Paris in a week, so I have one more thing to seek out.
    As a side note, I recently heard Pierre Herme, the French pastry chef, give a lecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design, entitled “The Architecture of Taste.” His team even prepared pastries for all the attendees – what a great way to prepare for my trip! December 4, 2012 at 11:43am Reply

    • Victoria: The lecture sounds like fascinating! Pierre Herme is such an interesting speaker, and of course, an incredibly talented pastry chef.

      May I recommend another incredible pastry shop in Paris–Jacques Genin? It’s located in the Marais, and their Saint-Honore is out of this world. Have fun in Paris! December 4, 2012 at 3:10pm Reply

      • Allison: Thank you, I will definitely add that to my list! December 4, 2012 at 5:13pm Reply

        • Victoria: And I forgot to add that Etat Libre d’Orange is within walking distance of Jacques Genin. Overall, Marais is one of my favorites areas in Paris. December 4, 2012 at 5:56pm Reply

  • Rina: Because it’s H, I have to ask: how is the sillage? They are notorious for wonderful frags that last 30 mins. max, LOL…Thanks V, sending you Cali sunshine too! December 4, 2012 at 11:54am Reply

    • Victoria: The sillage is quite good, and since I’ve worn it, I got unsolicited compliments from my husband and some friends. I’m pleased with that, because many Ellena’s fragrances don’t last on me that well.

      And thank you for some sunshine. 🙂 December 4, 2012 at 3:11pm Reply

  • breathesgelatin: Maybe this will finally be the JCE for me.

    I should maybe say “modern JCE for me,” because I do love me some VC&A First! December 4, 2012 at 12:48pm Reply

    • Victoria: Hmm, if you didn’t love his other fragrances, I’m not hopeful that this one will feel very different, but you never know. Definitely worth sniffing in any case. December 4, 2012 at 3:12pm Reply

  • Austenfan: I look forward to trying this! I am a fan, although not a huge fan of Elléna’s work, and this one sounds very good.
    It has also reminded me of the fact that I have never tried any of the Hermessences.

    The weather is horrible at the moment. Having always lived in the Netherlands I am used to it, but this year is very wet and very grey. Hope next year we will have a nicer spring! December 4, 2012 at 12:58pm Reply

    • Victoria: I have worn Osmanthe Yunnan on and off and I love Vetiver Tonka. There are some interesting fragrances in that collection, although many are frustratingly fleeting.

      Yes, the weather has been really depressing–rainy, overcast, gloomy from dawn to dusk. December 4, 2012 at 5:36pm Reply

  • Anna Minis: This has nothing to do with Hermes, but it is so exciting! I saw tonight the film ”The Cave of Forgotten Dreams”. There was a parfumeur named Maurice Maurin, who smells in a cave from the palaeolithicum traces of animals, humans, burnings, etc. He will make a reconstruction of the smell of 30.000 (±) years ago! Of course he must use his fantasy as well, it cannot be absolutely accurate, but the idea is fascinating. The whole film is exciting. Do you know Maurice Maurin? Is he a good parfumeur? December 4, 2012 at 1:26pm Reply

    • Anna Minis: P.s. I was wearing Fille en Aiguilles; it worked very well with the prehistoric images! December 4, 2012 at 1:33pm Reply

    • Victoria: He was the one who created Hermes Amazone (one of the versions, since it was created first in 1974 by Jean-Claude Ellena and relaunched in 1989). And also he was the one responsible for the beautiful Vanilia, which for some strange reason (IFRA, I would imagine) L’Artisan chose to discontinue. Sounds like a fascinating film. December 4, 2012 at 5:39pm Reply

  • Nancy A.: I always look forward to a JC Ellena scent. This sounds like no exception. Somehow, the notes sound like many of his creations that went before and took up residence in one space. At any rate, I will check it out. December 4, 2012 at 1:29pm Reply

    • Victoria: I felt that way about Voyage, but Jour d’Hermes doesn’t seem redundant. Curious to hear your thoughts. December 4, 2012 at 5:40pm Reply

  • Elizabeth: I loved the old, pre-reformulation J’Adore, which was such a beautifully radiant floral. It sounds like Jour d’Hermes could be a nice replacement! I wonder if the New York Hermes boutique has it yet. December 4, 2012 at 1:54pm Reply

    • Victoria: They don’t really smell alike, but the golden radiance is what I love about both of these perfumes. J’Adore now smells heavy to me (and creamy too), whereas the old version was luminous. December 4, 2012 at 5:42pm Reply

      • Elizabeth: The boutique on Wall Street does have it! Unfortunately it didn’t work at all for me. A fruity note – pear, I think – dominated on my skin.

        As I was there, I took the time to spray some other Hermes perfumes on paper strips, but was promptly scolded by one of the salesmen for “not allowing the perfumes time to breathe.” “You’ll never be able to experience them like that!” were his words. I wanted to reply, “Sir, you have no idea who you’re dealing with! You should see me test five or six on my skin at the same time!” But instead I said nothing, and walked out without buying anything. December 5, 2012 at 2:42pm Reply

        • Victoria: Thank you for letting me know your thoughts. It does have a bright fruity note, but it didn’t stick out too much on me.

          The comment from the SA is typical, which is why most people find perfume shopping intimidating. How can you relax and smell at your leisure if someone is barking orders at you–don’t rub your wrist or you will crush the perfume, don’t smell on paper, don’t smell too much. That’s so annoying. December 5, 2012 at 3:42pm Reply

  • Maria: I love your review! I went on a search of a tester after I read Grain de Musc’s review and I even snagged a sample from the boutique’s SA. My first impression was very positive. It’s not a sillage monster, but I could smell it for the whole day. December 4, 2012 at 1:59pm Reply

    • Victoria: Thank you, Maria. Your comment made me smile. Yes, it’s definitely not a sillage monster, but it has a nice tenacity anyway. 🙂 December 4, 2012 at 5:43pm Reply

  • Lucas: You came around this new Hermes pretty quickly. I’m sure Place Vendome must keep you top updated with the new releases December 4, 2012 at 2:57pm Reply

    • Victoria: I don’t think that Place Vendome carries Hermes, but I could be wrong. December 4, 2012 at 5:43pm Reply

  • Daisy: I am looking forward to trying this! JCE’s fragrances don’t last too long on me either, so something with a little more cling to its zing sounds very appealing. December 4, 2012 at 4:22pm Reply

    • Victoria: 🙂 Yes, it does! In this cases, a decent amount too. If you remember the sillage of Bulgari Eau Parfumee The Vert, Jour d’Hermes leaves a similar sheer, but distinctive trail. December 4, 2012 at 5:44pm Reply

  • annemariec: I’m wearing Francis Kurkdjian’s Amyris today and after reading your review of the new Hermes was struck by a similarity in intent between the two. Amyris is a happy, sunshiny, gauzy fragrance with green lemony notes.

    What is different is that a strong story goes with Amyris: the marketing associates it with Holly Golightly, and FK has in mind a perky young French woman grabbing a quick spritz of scent as she heads out the door. Charming!

    But I like the sound of the Hermes because it seems that that you can write your own story into it and discover it in your own way. JCE and Hermes have, according to Denyse, deliberately left a gap in the description of the scent for that reason.

    I like that very much. Fact is, although Amyris is charming, I am NOT a perky young French woman without a care in the world. I am a middle-aged single parent in Australia, a museum curator with too much work and not enough time to sip champagne. I don’t especially like my perfume to make me feel discontent!

    Anyway, I’d rather have my life than Holly Golightly’s, and where I live we do at least get plenty of sunshine. I can’t wait to try Jour d’Hermes! Thanks for your lovely review. December 4, 2012 at 5:22pm Reply

    • Victoria: I cannot agree with you more, Anne-Marie. As much as I like some of the ready-made fantasies (when they are interesting and not trite), I prefer to come up with my own. It’s also refreshing to read that a perfume creator encourages you to do just that. But I’ve read some comments that the press release was too vague and didn’t include any concrete information on what the fragrance smelled like. Perhaps, there is a better way to do, or perhaps, the fragrance industry has taught us to be overly reliant on the perfume pyramids. December 4, 2012 at 5:49pm Reply

      • annemariec: Just noticed Octavian’s remark in his review of Jour d’Hermes on 1000fragrances that it would be ‘vulgar’ to try and decipher such a beautiful perfume, and that a perfume needs no ‘official pyramid’ in order to be loved. I agree with the second point, not sure about the first. December 5, 2012 at 4:12am Reply

        • Victoria: I agree on the “official pyramid” part, because most of the time the pyramids don’t contain any real information. I didn’t read Octavian’s review, so I have no idea what he means about the rest. I can envision many much more vulgar things than trying to figure out what a fragrance says to you, but well, to each his own. December 5, 2012 at 7:02am Reply

  • Madeleine: Hi Victoria,

    This sounds gorgeous. Again, another lovely review. I can’t wait to try this. Although JCE’s creations don’t always work on my skin, I respect his vision tremendously.

    Although people might find the press release wording annoying, I like the fact that Ellena is inviting the consumer to experience their own vision here.

    After all, isn’t that what us perfumistas like best? Enjoyment of a perfume is immensely greater when you really experience your own story with it and smell what you smell, rather than trying to ‘get’ what the house is saying you should smell/experience.

    On a side note, am pleased to see it is already here in the Hermes boutique in Sydney already. We’re usually at least 3 months behind with new releases.


    Madeleine December 4, 2012 at 5:49pm Reply

    • Victoria: I’ve posted a comment to your fellow Australian, Anne-Marie, at the same time you did. And yes, so true, the best part is to be able to use our own imagination. It makes the fragrance explorations so much more fun and exciting.

      Please share your thoughts when you get to try Jour d’Hermes. I would love to know what others smell in it. December 4, 2012 at 5:55pm Reply

    • annemariec: Oh good tip about the Sydney boutique. I’m in the ACT but I just phoned and they promised to send a carded sample. (Let’s see if they actually do.) FB cost is $125 AUD for 50 mls. December 4, 2012 at 9:26pm Reply

  • Monica H.: I can’t wait to smell what you mean by “crunchy”! Thanks for the review Victoria =) December 4, 2012 at 9:04pm Reply

    • Victoria: Imagine biting into a romaine lettuce leaf–that’s the kind of crisp, bright green impression that I get from Jour d’Hermes when it first hits my skin. It softens quickly, but the first impression is so exhilarating. December 5, 2012 at 7:05am Reply

  • Annikky: Am excited! I like several Ellenas, but as others have mentioned, the staying power is often an issue (and typically, the one that lasts and lasts is Un Jardin Apres la Mousson, the one I like the least). I appreciate Hermes as a house, the mix of classics and new entries with a distinctive personality and their reasonable price points.

    My excitement is only increased by the fact that I owned and adored J’Adore when it first came out, long before my more serious interest in perfume. December 5, 2012 at 3:28am Reply

    • Victoria: Un Jardin Apres la Mousson also lasts really well on me, and Jour d’Hermes is comparable in terms of tenacity.

      I’m wearing the pre-reformulated J’Adore today,and it makes me feel so uplifted. Such a beautiful scent. December 5, 2012 at 7:06am Reply

  • Ruta: Oh, good news- favourite nose releasing fragrance in one of my favourite categories. And nice name, too!
    I like Ellena’s minimalism and I am so much look for Jour December 5, 2012 at 3:35am Reply

    • Victoria: I also like these kind of streamlined fragrances. It’s so easy to wear, but it’s not at all predictable. That’s the best part for me. December 5, 2012 at 7:07am Reply

  • Alyssa: Such good buzz from all my most respected sniffers! Can’t wait to try this one. And beyond that I feel very happy for Hermes. It’s odd to feel like I’m rooting for a luxury house as thought they were an underdog, but I can’t help thinking if this is a hit it will help to maintain the barricades against LVMH. Go, go, quality mass market! December 5, 2012 at 8:19am Reply

    • Victoria: I know exactly what you mean! Yes, it’s doing something right and is pursuing quality. You can’t say this about most other so-called luxury brands. December 5, 2012 at 3:36pm Reply

  • Abyss: Thank you for the review! I’m a fan of Ellena’s work in general and a couple of my favourite florals (namely Dia and L’Eau d’Hiver) were also done by him so it’s very encouraging to read such positive reactions to Jour. It sounds lovely and I’m very excited to try it now. December 5, 2012 at 8:49am Reply

    • Victoria: I also like his florals for their luminous quality. There is something sunlit and joyful about them, and Jour d’Hermes is definitely that. December 5, 2012 at 3:38pm Reply

  • Mags: Nice review Victoria. Octavian, then Denyse and now you all enthusiastic about Jour d’Hermès, this definitely means I have to give it a chance. What scares me it’s that all of you mention it’s a lightweight, salty-musky millefleurs that risks to sound just like a jam of floralizing molecules which takes no direction. Let’s keep fingers crossed 😉 December 5, 2012 at 12:04pm Reply

    • Victoria: I don’t find that at all. It’s abstract, but it doesn’t smell like “a department store floral,” in other words, a vague mishmash that smells of nothing in particular. December 5, 2012 at 3:39pm Reply

  • Amer: I like the bottle. It reminds me of la vie est belle in a more restrained, stylish version. Of course the original antique crystal flacon LVEB was based on was a true masterpiece. December 7, 2012 at 6:36am Reply

    • Anna Minis: I saw the same bottle for Azzura Azzuro. Where did you see the antique crystal bottle? December 7, 2012 at 7:37am Reply

      • Amer: There was a lot of promotion about the design of the bottle for LVEB. There was a video released that included an interview of the designer. Look it up on youtube! December 8, 2012 at 4:32pm Reply

        • Victoria: Thank you! Off to check it out. December 9, 2012 at 6:11am Reply

    • Victoria: Oh, you’re right! It really does. December 7, 2012 at 12:02pm Reply

  • Serendipity: Hello, I did like the scent… but it’s definitely not niche: cheap Citronellol is the dominant ingredient, almost no flowers apart from Geraniol, and a monosex simplicity. A stunning bottle though, no surprise. My verdict: a perfect aromatizer for schoolchildren… February 28, 2013 at 9:44am Reply

    • sniffsalot: I have to agree. Sweet Honesty redux April 27, 2013 at 4:50pm Reply

  • GeM: Hi Victoria, nice review!

    I find this not even remotely memorable, but so fit, safe and likeable as to be considered as a gift for ‘anyone’.

    Anyway, I think it’s already been done…

    To me, in the same mouthwatering ‘citrus’ vein as EL’s Tuberose Gardenia, but lacking its floral lusciousness; as FM’s Carnal Flower but lacking its exuberance; even as Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune, but lacking its sexy depth… Reminds me a bit of the whole Verbena line of L’Occitane, too.

    Agree 100% with the happy-energetic-sunshine kind of associations, and it radiates for ages. 🙂

    I don’t detect any drydown of musk, just lemon juice & gardenia combo. Nice summer frag, but it doesn’t stand out from the crowd IMO. March 8, 2013 at 7:29am Reply

  • Eda: Hi Victoria. Oh how I loved the scent by the time I inhaled every bit of it.. I kept thinking about my childhood house in Istanbul, Turkey where our house was at the coast with fruit trees and green grass. As soon as you posted the new reviews, which I constantly check and enjoy every single word, I knew I had to try it straight away.

    JCE’s creations work on my skin pretty well. My long term favourite ones were Un Jardin en Mediterranee and Osmanthe Yunnan. As a first impression, Jour d’Hermes reminded me of Jardin sur le Toit with pear hints, but then the more citrusy and earthy notes struck me. Well, I bought it straight away knowing it won’t fail my expectations. March 8, 2013 at 11:21am Reply

  • jamenk: Thank you for your eloquent review. I read of this in one of my daughter’s marie claire and ordered it on-line. The mag review was all about the day, sunshine, oceans, etc. I loved the fact that the review was stating that Hermes didn’t want to tell us what it should be. That it would be different on each person. This was intriguing and a great gift. Free shipping and mother’s day stationary as free gifts, as well. Glad that I found your reviews. Thank you and I’m sending you a huge amount of Texas sunshine! May 18, 2013 at 3:57am Reply

  • Theresa: My husband bought me a bottle of Hermes perfume in the 1980s it came in a gold tin. I can’t remember the name of the perfume and I would like to buy it again. Would you be able to tell me please. July 28, 2013 at 10:49am Reply

  • Renata Tarnawski: I just wanted (&) needed a new perfume.
    I bought my usual CALECHE by Hermes &
    Then bought Jour De Hermes.
    The bottle doesn’t seem much to look at at first but then it grows on you!
    The perfume Jour De Hermes is light, sweet almost cloying but, like the bottle “Grows on you”
    When my husband first smelled it he said,
    OMG,,, it’s just like smelling Honey!!
    It’s v-e-r-y v-e-r-y Sweet but the more I wear it
    The more it grows on me!! December 10, 2013 at 10:31pm Reply

  • Emma: Hi Victoria,

    In the aftermath of my surgery I found it hard to wear strong perfumes. I thought the answer to that would be trying Jour d’Hermes. So I got a bottle, but I’m struggling with it, thinking of returning it tomorrow actually, but I’m torn…I don’t get the light and wonderful flowers you are getting. I’m left with a grim vegetable broth composed of turnips and celery.
    My Ukrainian boyfriend (still with him but no longer wearing J’adore) doesn’t find it compelling at all on me, he said it’s not the best fragrance, sounded like he was being polite. The light floral he really loves on me is Lys Mediterranee, to him, it beats every single perfume of my collection. He also complimented me on wearing De Profundis, and once or twice La Vierge.
    Should I return it or give it another chance let’s say in the spring? December 12, 2013 at 3:55pm Reply

    • Victoria: Emma, good to hear from you, and I hope that you’re doing well. I would return it, while you still can. You have many other perfumes that feel better to you, and you can always get a sample of Jour d’Hermes in the spring. I see what you mean about the vegetal notes, by the way. They’re subtle to me, but you might be more sensitive to them. December 12, 2013 at 4:00pm Reply

  • Emma: Thanks for your advice, I’m going to return it at Saks tomorrow. December 12, 2013 at 5:32pm Reply

  • Domestic Goblin: I have Jour d’Hermes and also Perle de Mousse on my wishlist and can’t decide which one to treat myself to first… 😉 January 30, 2014 at 2:43pm Reply

  • Julie: Thank you Victoria, beautiful review!
    This sounds like a pretty spring/summer fragrance and a must try for me.
    Hermes seems to be my favorite so far since I’ve been sniffing around. 🙂 Very nice description & I the bottle looks pretty too. March 20, 2015 at 10:21am Reply

    • Victoria: It’s gauzy and pretty, a nice fragrance for this time of year when one craves something uplifting. March 20, 2015 at 12:34pm Reply

  • Alessandra: It’s so weird but I really didn’t like this perfume when I tried it on me. The other week, I met a friend for the first time after about a year, in Paris, and she smelled amazing…. to the point that I felt compelled to ask her what she was wearing, and she said it was Jour d’Hermès…. might really have to try it on again, or at least spray it on clothes! May 29, 2015 at 12:54pm Reply

    • Victoria: Give it another try! It’s a lovely perfume, but as with most Hermes recent scents, it may not have much drama or impact. Its charms develop slowly. May 31, 2015 at 11:44am Reply

  • Helen Smith: Bought it. Tried it. Am waiting. I have grapefruit in my backyard. I have lemons as well. And then there’s peels and bark and broken tree limbs when a child swings on the branches. Jour D’Hermes. The sun still has to come out for me on this one. December 22, 2015 at 9:12pm Reply

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