The third bottle on my tray of heavy rotation perfumes at the moment also comes (no surprises there) from the capable hands of Jean-Claude Ellena.
Jour d’Hermès was released in December at Hermès boutiques and will go into wide release this coming February. There is no official list of notes. It is available in 50ml and 85ml refillable EdP and a 125ml refill bottle (which is a really, really great idea in my humble opinion and a bargain to boot, compared to the niche prices these days).
Jour d’Hermès is maybe a perfume more suited to spring, which will tie in well with the wide release later this year, but I find myself craving sunlight and happiness in the easily available form of perfume every year around January. I probably wear more summery florals now than I do in July.
Jour d’Hermès is an amazing perfume. It is a modern, radiant floral, it is abstract and features a bouquet of green, dewy florals that revolves like a caleidoscope, presenting new facets every time you smell it. Before my nose lily of the valley, hyacinth, rose, violet and jasmine dance gaily and twirl away laughing before I can really pin them down. Throughout, a crisp greenness pervades the fragrance that slowly shifts into a warmer, muskier shade of twilight, like the sun hiding behind a cloud.
Jour d’Hermès has an (for Ellena) unusual tenacity and presence (even the Candy Perfume Boy, who is a floral fiend, is impressed).
Jour d’Hermès is by no means loud or overbearing, it fits the rest of JCE’s canon when it comes to delicate sheerness and transparent structure, but it has a radiance and an exciting multi-faceted power that surprises and elates me. Wearing it is fun, and it is fun that lasts all day long.
Now, how often can you say that about something?
This surely warrants a place on my tray, and completes my Hermès trifecta.
All good things come in threes.