Category Archives: Hermès

Super H To The Rescue – Hermès Scarf Collection Part 3: Minuit au Faubourg

In Part Three of my collection posts, we move on to the next size up, the so-called vintage silk 70x70cm scarves. This used to be Hermès’ standard size in the 1950ies and onward until the seventies or so, before the … Continue reading

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Chainlinks And A View From The Top – Hermès Scarf Collection Part 2: Pochettes Circuit 24 And Un Jardin Sur Le Toit

Welcome to the second part of my scarf collection posts. Today I have two more small sized scarfs to show you. The first pochette (45x45cm) is called Circuit 24 Faubourg. It mentions the address of Hermès’ Paris flagship store of course, … Continue reading

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Starting Small – Hermès Scarf Collection Part 1: Pochettes, Mademoiselle Soie

To start showing (off?) my scarf collection I thought to begin with the smallest formats I own, the silk pocket squares or pochettes, also called gavroches in Hermès-speak. I like these small scarves (45x45cm) for a pop of colour underneath … Continue reading

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Angel Leather – Review: Hermès Cuir D’Ange

By Michael Cuir d’Ange is the twelfth addition to the Hermessence collection. I first tried this late 2014 during an all too common dash around the Sydney trying many many fragrances. To be honest, I was not enthused. At first … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Was/Is /Will Be Your First Perfume Of 2015?

With January almost over, I dare ask you today; Did you already buy your first bottle of the new year? Are you planning your first purchase? Which perfume is first on your list for 2015? My Answer: I did pull … Continue reading

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How To Sell Oranges – An Education

By The Husband Let me take you on a journey through the inner workings of a fictitious high-end store selling leather goods as well as silk products. As not to risk a libel suit (the store would be able to … Continue reading

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(Her-)Mèsmerized In New York City – Olfactoria Travelled

I am a lucky woman in so many respects. The most fabulous one of them all though is surely my husband. (I know Portia would agree! ;) ) The good husband works like a madman during the week – and … Continue reading

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Iris In Disguise – Review: Hermès Paprika Brasil

Editor’s Note: I want to welcome Michael today. He is an Australian, living in Sydney and I met him in person last January when he and the inimitable Portia of Australian PerfumeJunkies visited Vienna. Michael has a great nose and an … Continue reading

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Paris In A Day – Olfactoria Travels Again

For my last birthday, my dear husband surprised me with the (to be honest somewhat uncharacteristically) romantic idea to go to Paris for a weekend. Of course I was raring to go. I am almost ashamed to admit that I … Continue reading

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What The Husband Smells Like – Review: Hermès Bel Ami Vétiver

I cunningly managed to get the husband inside the Vienna Hermès boutique recently, because I needed him to try the new re-orchestration by Jean-Claude Ellena of Hermès’s classic men’s scent, Bel Ami (created in 1986 by Jean-Louis Sieuzac) called Bel Ami … Continue reading

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