Hermès are launching two new fragrances as part of their Les Colognes collection now comprising five works. Eau de Mandarine Ambrée (Ambery Mandarin Water) and Eau de Narcisse Bleu (Blue Narcissus Water) come to complete the fresh library which is said to be projected to expand over the years. Both compositions are by in-house perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena...
“I strongly believe in the development of the cologne collection,” said Catherine Fulconis, Hermès Parfums’ chief executive officer. “We have the ambition to create a territory that will be faceted and strong in our offer, which will grow each year.”
The precursor to the collection was launched in 1979; it was - and still is today the by now classic - Eau d'Orange Verte. In 2009, there were two new additions Eau de Pamplemousse Rose and Eau de Gentiane Blanche.
Continuing to build the universe of the colognes, Hermès each time color-code the fragrances since the beginnings of the "green orange" cologne. This year with Eau de Narcisse Bleu, perfumer Ellena wanted also to suggest a rough texture and think more about the sense of touch.
Notes include blue narcissus, orange blossom, galbanum, woods.
"A contemporary fragrance that looks at Cologne in a whole new light.