I just ordered a replacement bottle of Jardin en Medeteranee and a tested-but-never-owned Eau des Merveilles. I am also out of Kelly Caleche, but I can't bring myself to order two previously-owned perfumes at the same time with so many untested possibilities. Boring.
Over the last couple of years, I have gravitated toward Hermes' perfumes. High quality, staying power and originality draws me to the brand.
Well, that, and the fact that I love Jean Claude Ellena. There's a man I would like to have lunch with.
A) He's brilliant
B) He's hot
Hermes offers some non-Ellena creations that I like very much, including both Hiris and EdM. But I absolutely love Mediterranee and Kelly Caleche, which are sophisticated - yet accessible - masterpieces. Ellena's compositions simply vibrate with personality.
Hermes scored when they nabbed Ellena. He maintains the "thinking person's couture" of the house, adding both insubordination and sparkle to an otherwise stodgy image.