Monday, November 22, 2010

24 Faubourg Perfume by Hermes Review, your Signature Scent?

A signature scent can create an individual style. My grandmother pops into my mind when I think of signature scent. Maybe it is because when Gran started wearing perfume (that she could afford, after the war no doubt) there was so little choice as apposed to now, but she wore the same perfume for as long as I can remember. It was spicy, sophisticated with a slight sweetness to it. I wish I knew what is was today, I am sure a spray of it would bring a lot of memories of my beautiful Gran who has now passed away, flooding back.

24 Faubourg Perfume I think would be the closest to this scent that I can get I think. It is incredibly delectable, chic and sophisticated with features of orange blossom, amber, vanilla and jasmine. Although I believe Hermes recommends it’s use for casual occasions, I can imagine the elite of society spraying this on before they walk out the door. Truly decedent, this designer perfume by Hermes is an affordable luxury.

Whilst still quite an individual scent 24 Faubourg Perfume is a classic, launched by Hermes in 1995. 24 Faubourg by Hermes has top notes of Bergamot, Orange, Peach and Hyacinth which are very light and last only 5-10 minutes. It’s middle notes are made up of Tiare Flower, Orange Flower, Jasmine, and Orris, which become apparent 15 minutes after you have applied and last up an hour or more. Lastly the base notes of 24 Faubourg by Hermes are Sandal, Patchouli, Amber and Vanilla. Base notes are the scents that will stay with you for several hours. Hermes Perfume are made from natural and/or synthetic fragrant oil extracts and are diluted in water or high-grade alcohol. Please note, like all perfume, 24 Faubourg by Hermes should be kept in a cool, dry area (fridge) and away from sunlight and heat as this can disturb the balance.

Hermes is an international acclaim and known designer brand worn by the rich and elite, with many celebrities sporting the Hermes Birkin (remember the Sex and The City episode about Samantha doing practically anything to be one of the first with the Birkin). Hermes scarves also feature heavily in the novel The Devil Wears Prada. The Editor In Chief wears a Hermes scarf in different and creative ways with every outfit. Of course she only wore the scarf once before disposing of it, so she had a new one every day. I think most of us could not even contemplate spending such an amount on a scarf once let alone every day. This makes Hermes Perfume all the more affordable, with it selling on Amazon for under $250 (well under I think, but this does change from week to week), and it will last you many many months, even if you use it every day.

All reviews on Amazon are favorable, with 24 Faubourg by Hermes receiving an average rating of 4.5 stars. Here are a couple of comments:

“It is a classic scent, deep and rich with both flowery and spicy undertones...a grown-up perfume that is still young at heart.”

“This warm, lovely and light fragrance is a lighter version of the famous Hermes 24 Faubourg. The top notes are orange blossom, jasmine, geranium, vanilla, raspberry leaves and bay leaves. The base is made from sandalwood and musk. This delicate fragrance is classified in the light oriental and light floral family. It has a combination of both warmth with floral scents that makes it sensual and sophisticated at the same time.”

“This is a very sophisticated fragrance, it is soft, sweet and lady like, but not to flowery. This is a very dressed up fragrance and a great perfume to wear when you would like to give the air of classic chic.”
You can buy 24 Faubourg by Hermes from Amazon at the moment, and check out further customer reviews there. You may even be lucky enough to get free shipping at the moment....

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